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Importance of Pure Chemistry Tuition

Pure Chemistry is extremely crucial and students should aim to do well in the subject and sustain a strong Chemistry foundation. Furthermore, given that a lot of content mastery is required to do well in Pure Chemistry, it renders Pure Chemistry Tuition even more important.

After all, there is no denying how challenging Chemistry as a subject is, hence, students should aim to get a good grasp of Chemistry as early as possible in order to aid them in their future studies or career.

Having Pure Chemistry Tuition in Singapore is definitely a worthwhile investment for Secondary students who are struggling with coping with the stressful demands of the Secondary School curriculum.

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How Much Does Pure Chemistry Tuition Cost

Here in Singapore, Pure Chemistry Tuition is usually in the $160-$250 range for tuition centre group lessons, but can easily go up to $400 or more for more reputable and high quality tuition centres. Similarly, for private 1-1 tuition, rates start from $25 per hour, but can go up to $90 or more depending on the experience and qualifications of the tutor.

Part-Time
Tutors

Full-Time
Tutors

Ex/Current

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 Pure Chemistry Tuition

  • Balancing of Chemical Equations
  • Mastery of Chemistry Practical Skills
  • Familiarity with Tough Concepts like Electrolysis and Organic Chemistry
  • Familiarity with Chemistry Equations and Formulae
  • Memorisation of Chemistry Definitions
  • Guidance on Chemistry Planning and Experimental Chemistry

Challenges Faced By Pure Chemistry Students

Time Management

One of the more common issues faced by Pure Chemistry students is the inability to complete their Chemistry papers on time. This is largely due to insufficient practice and lack of exposure to the various question types, resulting in them being unaware of how to tackle the questions during examination. As such, students often hand in incomplete papers or hand in subpar answers.

With a Pure Chemistry Tutor, however, students will be given weekly practices and exposure to other schools’ papers and past year papers to help hone their Chemistry examination skills, allowing them to be more confident when tackling their Chemistry examinations.

Unable to Memorise Concepts Well

With the large syllabus required in Pure Chemistry, students might have a lot of trouble memorising and understanding the subject. Furthermore, students are also not provided with the right methods and guidance to memorise concepts effectively, resulting in them spending way too much time memorising the various concepts well.

However, with a Pure 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.

Unable to Apply Chemistry Concepts Well

At Pure Chemistry standard, students are expected to have a strong grasp of the Chemistry concepts as they are expected to apply them in application questions. This might pose a salient challenge for Pure Chemistry students who are not used to such application questions, or for students who do not have enough practice.

Hence, having a Pure Chemistry Tutor is important so that students will receive guidance in handling such application questions. Furthermore, Pure Chemistry Tutors will also provide students with additional practice which will come in handy as they will be exposed to more variations of questions and different question types.

Lack of Motivation

Given how challenging the Pure Chemistry subject is, students will start to get unmotivated by a large amount of content mastery required. Furthermore, the Pure Chemistry syllabus is significantly harder than the Lower Secondary and Combined Chemistry syllabus, hence students will have to work harder to effectively understand the concepts.

As such, most students turn to Pure Chemistry Tuition in order to stay afloat. With a Pure Chemistry Tutor, students will be provided with personalised guidance catered towards their weaknesses, which will allow them to see improvements in no time. With such improvements, students will find it easier when approaching even the toughest of concepts, hence increasing their motivation for Pure Chemistry.

Why You Should Engage A Pure Chemistry Tutor

Benefits of Hiring Chemistry Tuition

1. Help Targets Student’s Weaknesses in Chemistry

The Pure Chemistry syllabus relies heavily on foundational skills during their lower secondary years – hence, if students do not have a strong foundation, they might find it hard to understand the content taught at the Pure Chemistry level, resulting in increased misconceptions and doubts. In school, teachers might not have time to spot mistakes or weaknesses in students, hence letting it snowball.

As such, it is important to engage the help of a Pure Chemistry Tutor, who will then be able to spot the student’s weaknesses, whether it is in certain topics or skills. Then, the Pure Chemistry Tutor will be able to help target such weaknesses in order to help them improve. With close guidance from the tutor, any weak foundational skills will be corrected in no time, allowing them to witness improvements in their Chemistry in no time.

2. Help Students Clarify Doubts

In Secondary School, the large class sizes might render students unable to clear their doubts after class. Furthermore, given the hectic schedules of their school teachers, finding additional time to help students might be tough. Hence, students might leave lessons with a lot of doubts with no place to clarify their misconceptions.

With a Pure Chemistry Tutor, however, they will provide 100% attention and guidance to students, allowing them to clarify any doubts or misconceptions that might arise. Furthermore, with a private 1-1 setting, students can also clear any doubts as they arise without needing to wait till after lessons to get their questions answered.

3. Reinforce Learning Done in School

Pure Chemistry lessons in school are usually very fast-paced as teachers want to ensure that all topics and concepts are taught before the examinations – this is especially so for Pure Chemistry due to the sheer amount of content mastery required. As such, most students, without proper guidance, tend to fall behind.

As such, in order to make sure that students are consistent in their studies and are on par with what was taught in class, it is beneficial to engage the help of a Pure Chemistry Tutor. With the help of a tutor, students’ weaknesses and mistakes can be addressed which will effectively help in their learning. In addition, tutors can also use the time during lessons to recap on what was taught in school to ensure that they fully understand the concepts.

4. Additional Resources and Practices

Pure Chemistry students often face a lack of additional resources and practices for them to work on. Even if students are able to find resources online, they might not be of the best quality.

As such, having a Pure Chemistry Tutor is especially beneficial as they are 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.

What To Look For in A Pure Chemistry Tutor

Academic and Teaching Qualifications

When engaging a Pure 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 1-2 years. 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.

Such qualifications are crucial in ensuring that the tutor is qualified enough to teach your child, especially at the Pure Chemistry level, which requires a lot of technicality and content mastery. Having a Pure Chemistry Tutor with more experience will definitely come in handy!

Commitment

It is important to select a Pure Chemistry Tutor that is committed, both to teaching and to the student’s schedule. By hiring a committed tutor, you can be more assured of their dedication to teaching your child and ensuring that your child does well in their Pure Chemistry examination.

Furthermore, if you are intending to engage the Chemistry Tutor on a long-term basis, it will be beneficial to check with them to see if they are willing to follow up with the student up till the end of their O Levels or N Levels, or even through their tertiary education.

Ability to Spot Weaknesses

Pure Chemistry is a tricky subject to master as students are first expected to have a strong grasp in the content, and thereafter, students are also expected to hone their skills in analytical thinking and application. In particular, it might be difficult to change a student’s mistake once he/she has been exposed to it for long periods of time – leading to an accumulation of misconceptions that might be harmful for them. 

As such, it is crucial to pick a Pure Chemistry Tutor who can quickly spot mistakes and target them before they snowball into something even greater. With an experienced Pure Chemistry Tutor, they will also be aware of the common weaknesses for Pure Chemistry students, and have ways to target them effectively.

Patience in Teaching

Teaching Pure Chemistry students is no easy feat as it is an extremely challenging subject to master. Furthermore, tutors also have to struggle to get students to focus and pay attention, given the immense number of distractions.

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 Pure Chemistry Tutor interacts with the student throughout the lesson. 

Testimonials from Pure Chemistry Students

I was struggling a lot with learning Chemistry. After hearing about MindFlex from my friend, I found my tutor, Miss Kheng, through the agency. Miss Kheng is very experienced and she has helped me improve a lot in a short period of time. Miss Kheng will always ensure that I understand what’s going on in school lessons.

Tan Zi Xin
Pure Chemistry Student from Chung Cheng High School

My Chemistry Tutor, Mdm Eng, has helped me improve a lot in my Chemistry. Mdm Eng always provides me with good resources to help me in my Chemistry, such as her own personal summary sheets and many past year papers. Thanks to these useful resources, I can also study on my own before the exams.

Michael Lee
Pure Chemistry Student from Peirce Sec

With the help of my Chemistry Teacher, my Chemistry has improved from a C6 to a B3! I am happy to have found Mr Vincent. He is very patient and cheery, and will always come to class with a wide smile. He helps me with my school work, and will always provide me with extra practice. 

Mabel Pang
Pure Chemistry Student from SCGS

Mr Lee, has been very helpful. He has helped me in my Chemistry grades, which have improved from a B4 to an A1 in a short span of a few months. Mr Lee is very passionate and dedicated, and highly recommend getting Mr Tan as a Chemistry Tutor if you are struggling with Chemistry!

Aaron Lee
Pure Chemistry Student from West Spring Sec

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Affordable Tuition Rates

Home Tuition Rates Singapore 2021

Part-Time
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Ex/Current

MOE Teachers

Pre-School

$25-$30/h

$30-$40/h

$50-$60/h

Primary 1-3

$25-$30/h

$35-$40/h

$50-$60/h

Primary 4-6

$30-$35/h

$40-$45/h

$50-$70/h

Sec 1-2

$30-$40/h

$40-$50/h

$60-$80/h

Sec 3-5

$35-$40/h

$45-$55/h

$60-$90/h

JC

$40-$50/h

$60-$80/h

$90-$120/h

IB

$40-$50/h

$60-$80/h

$90-$120/h

IGCSE / International

$30-$50/h

$45-$80/h

$60-$110/h

Poly / Uni

$40-$60/h

$60-$90/h

$100-$120/h

Adult

$30-$40/h

$40-$60/h

$70-$90/h

Our home tuition rates are constantly updated based on rates quoted by Home Tutors in Singapore. These market rates are based on the volume of 10,000+ monthly tuition assignment applications over a pool of 30,000+ active home tutors.