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Importance of O Level Chemistry Tuition

The O Levels is often known as one of the most rigorous programmes in Singapore, and students face immense amounts of stress leading up to the O Level examinations. In particular, O Level Chemistry is a rather stressful examination due to the amount of content mastery required, as well as the steep bell curve.

Even with online tips on how to prepare well for the O Level Chemistry examination, doing it alone might still be extremely difficult due to the lack of access to resources. However, tackling the O Level Chemistry examination need not be a one-man task!

By engaging an O Level Chemistry Tutor, students will receive additional guidance on tips and tricks on how to do well in the different components of the Chemistry examination, such as the speed and accuracy needed for MCQs, or the analytical skills for the Open-Ended Questions. Furthermore, the tutor will also provide instantaneous feedback on the student’s work and help them to work on any mistakes they might have.

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How Much Does O Level Chemistry Tuition Cost

Here in Singapore, rates for O Level Chemistry Tuition are extremely competitive, and you will definitely be able to find tuition centres with rates as affordable as $160-$200 a month. However, for more reputable tuition centres with better credentials, rates can go as high as $600 a month. Similarly, affordable 1-1 private tutors charge around $35 per hour for O Level Chemistry Tuition, but rates can go up to $90 per hour or more for tutors who are more experienced and qualified.

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Full-Time
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MOE Teachers

Sec 1

$30-$40/h

$40-$50/h

$60-$80/h

Sec 2

$30-$40/h

$40-$50/h

$60-$80/h

Sec 3

$35-$40/h

$45-$55/h

$60-$90/h

Sec 4

$35-$40/h

$45-$55/h

$60-$90/h

Sec 5

$35-$40/h

$45-$55/h

$60-$90/h

Challenges Faced While Learning Chemistry

Outline of O Level Chemistry Tuition

  • Mastery of All Chemistry Concepts
  • Familiarity in Tough Topics like Electrolysis, Organic Chemistry
  • Guidance on Chemistry Practical and Planning
  • Mastery of Chemistry Formulae And How To Use Them
  • Memorisation of Chemistry Definitions
  • Mastery of Experimental Chemistry

Challenges Faced By O Level Chemistry Students

Stressed over Upcoming O Level Examinations

During the final few months before their O Level examinations, most students will find themselves feeling stressed, overwhelmed or anxious, leading to decreased motivation or lack of drive to do well.

One of the best ways to tackle this is through an O Level Chemistry Tutor! With a good tutor, students will be provided with a weekly avenue to improve. A good O Level Chemistry Tutor will also take time out to analyse the student’s weaknesses and strengths, and guide the students through targeted practices in order to help students build their confidence in Chemistry. This way, with an O Level Chemistry Tutor, students need not feel so overwhelmed and stressed out!

Making Careless Mistakes

Along with the high numbers and types of questions that appear in O Level Chemistry examinations, students often make careless mistakes due to an oversight or misinterpretation of the question. This results in the unnecessary loss of marks, thus preventing students from scoring well in their Chemistry examinations.

However, this problem can be mitigated prior to the exam with enough understanding of the content as well as sufficient practice of test papers to get students prepared in an examination setting. Furthermore, by engaging an O Level Chemistry Tutor, students can also be provided with additional guidance in terms of instantaneous feedback on students’ mistakes, allowing them to learn from them immediately.

Lack of Motivation

At the student’s O Level year, the accumulation of stress and expectations from others may result in students feeling unmotivated to sit for the national examination. However, it is essential to understand the importance of O Level, as it determines one’s future education path and subject combinations/courses they can take.

As such, it can be beneficial having an O Level Chemistry Tutor. With a tutor, students will be provided with additional guidance at the comforts of their own learning pace, allowing them to learn more. Furthermore, with personalised guidance, students will be motivated to learn more as they will know that there is someone beside them who will be more than happy to help them improve.

Unable to Memorise Concepts Well

In O Level Chemistry, extensive memorisation and understanding of the subject’s concepts and definitions is crucial. However, most students are not provided with the correct methods and guidance to memorise concepts effectively, resulting in them spending a lot of time on memorising the concepts.

However, with an O Level Chemistry Tutor, students will be guided on the best ways to memorise their Chemistry content well. In addition, they will also be provided with additional tips that will greatly benefit them.

Why You Should Engage An O Level Chemistry Tutor

Benefits of Hiring Chemistry Tuition

1. Help Students Prepare for O Levels

The O Levels are an important milestone for students, before they decide on their next education pathway. When the O Level Examination nears, many students will feel an increase in stress levels and anxieties as they struggle to prepare for their O Level Chemistry examinations.

With an O Level Chemistry Tutor, they can feel more at ease as additional guidance will be provided to ensure that they are well prepared and confident. Targeted practices that are custom fit to the student’s weaknesses will be provided by the tutors, hence allowing them to effectively direct their time and effort to prepare for their O Levels.

2. Provide Additional Notes and Practice

Sometimes, the materials given by the school may not be sufficient in providing students with an effective revision for the O Level Chemistry exam. Besides, at O Level standard, it can be hard to find quality resources that are useful in the student’s learning.

Hence, O Level Chemistry Tutors are especially useful as they will be able to provide students with self-curated and collated study resources, past year papers and their own mind maps or concept notes, which will definitely come in handy during students’ last minute revision.

3. Clear Doubts and Misconceptions

An accumulation of doubts and misconceptions occur when students lack the ability to ask questions in class. This is usually due to the fact that they are too shy to clarify their doubts during lessons. In addition, with teachers always rushing for time it might be difficult for students to seek clarification from their school teachers outside of class time.

With an O Level Chemistry Tutor, students will be sure to have an easier time clarifying doubts! Furthermore, since Chemistry Tuition is usually carried out in a small group/1-1 setting, O Level Chemistry Tutors can pay closer attention in pointing out student’s problems, and students also have more opportunities to clear their doubts and increase their confidence in scoring well.

4. Step-by-step Explanations on Challenging Concepts

With no one to clarify their doubts with, students might find it hard to grasp tough concepts, especially at O Level standard when everything becomes increasingly abstract and tedious. With continued uncertainty in Chemistry concepts, it will definitely take a toll on the student’s motivation to do well for any tests or examination.

With an O Level Chemistry Tutor, however, students will receive additional guidance from a mentor, and countless opportunities to get their doubts clarified. The tutor will also be able to provide step-by-step explanations that are easy for the students to digest so that they are able to have a better understanding of the concepts that they have trouble with.

What To Look For in An O Level Chemistry Tutor

Academic and Teaching Qualifications

When engaging an O Level Chemistry Tutor, it is important to select one that has decent academic and teaching qualifications. For example, it might be better to pick a tutor that has graduated from a Chemistry related course and has taught for a minimum of 1 year. If you are looking for a more experienced tutor to guide your child, you might also want to look out for tutors who have taught in MOE schools.

Furthermore, given how important the O Level year is, you’d definitely not want to engage an inexperienced tutor as it will be a waste of time and money for you and your child.

Patience in Teaching

Teaching O Level students is no easy feat as tutors have to struggle to get their attention as well as to get them to listen and pay attention. Furthermore, during the O Level year, students might be extremely stressed out – hence, it is important to engage an O Level Tutor that is patient enough to continuously engage the student and clear any doubts they might have.

While this might be difficult to judge or determine at first glance, it might be useful to request for a trial lesson, and through the trial lesson, you can sit in and observe how the O Level Tutor handles the child during the entirety of the lesson.

Ability to Provide Additional Resources

It might be difficult to find good O Level Chemistry resources that will be able to help students. Hence, by choosing an O Level Chemistry Tutor that is able to provide additional resources, you can save time on hunting for resources and leave it up to your O Level Chemistry Tutor!

The ability to provide additional resources also means that the tutor has spent time and effort curating these Chemistry resources – which is also a key characteristic of their experience and dedication to teaching. Hence, when searching for an O Level Chemistry Tutor, it will definitely be great to look out for tutors who are able to provide their own self-collated Chemistry resources.

Ability to Help Students in O Levels

During the O Level year, most students will be extremely stressed out with the upcoming examinations. Hence, it is important to find an O Level Chemistry Tutor that is equipped with the relevant teaching experience and abilities to help ease students’ worries through targeted teaching techniques.

For example, it might be better to find an O Level Chemistry Tutor that has experience in helping O Level students, or have testimonials from O Level students who have achieved good grades in their O Level Chemistry.

Testimonials from O Level Chemistry Students

Miss Tan has been my Chemistry Tutor ever since Sec 1, and she has helped me improve from a F9 to a B3 in my prelims. Miss Tan is very patient even though I am very weak in Chemistry. She will always try to ensure that she teaches ahead of the school syllabus so I have more time to understand the content.

Pamela Tan
O Level Student from St. Margaret’s Sec

I have been doing poorly in Chemistry ever since Sec 1. In Sec 3, I even failed my Chemistry, and hence, my parents decided to find a Chemistry Tutor for me. Mr Wong, my Chemistry Tutor, has been nothing but patient and helpful. He is a dedicated teacher who really wants to help his students.

Cheng Hao Yang
O Level Student from Mayflower Sec

I started Chemistry Tuition with Mabel in Sec 3, and she has been very helpful. I have learnt a lot from her lessons, which are always very fun and interactive. Mabel will also always make sure to check in on me and ask how I am coping with the schoolwork. Thanks to her help, I managed to get an A1 for my Chemistry in the O Levels.

Vera Ee
O Level Student from Crescent Girls’ School

My Chemistry Tutor, Jerlyn, has been very patient and helpful. She never fails to come to lessons prepared, and will always have extra Chemistry resources to offer me. Jerlyn also makes sure that I am prepared for each and every examination in school through giving me mock tests. With her help, I managed to get an A1 in my O Levels!

Celeste Goh
O Level Student from CHIJ St. Theresa’s (Sec)

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Engage The Best O Level Chemistry Tuition in Singapore

The O Levels are an important milestone for every student, hence it is important to engage an O Level Chemistry Tutor to help boost the student’s grades. With MindFlex’s experienced O Level Chemistry Tutors, students will receive high quality education at the comfort of their own homes!

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