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Importance of O Level Higher Chinese Tuition

O Level Higher Chinese is a competitive syllabus which requires students to be extremely disciplined and focused in full mastery of the content syllabus. Additionally, O Level Higher Chinese students are also expected to sit for their O Level Chinese examinations in their Secondary 3 year, resulting in increased stress levels.

With an O Level Higher Chinese Tutor, students will be coached on various techniques and skills to improve both their Chinese language skills and their examination grades. With the many benefits of learning Chinese in Singapore, students ought to invest more time and effort to get a holistic grasp of the Chinese language.

Getting an O Level Higher Chinese Tutor in Singapore might be difficult, but it is crucial to put in time and effort in researching in order to ensure that the tutor selected is qualified and experienced enough to help the student improve.

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How Much Does O Level Higher Chinese Tuition Cost

Here in Singapore, rates for O Level Higher Chinese 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 Higher Chinese Tuition, but rates can go up to $90 per hour or more for tutors who are more experienced and qualified.

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 Chinese

Outline of O Level Higher Chinese Tuition

  • Mastery in Understanding of Textual Analysis
  • Mastery in Usage of Various Devices and Techniques in Writing
  • Ability to Write Well in Various Contexts and Situations
  • Ability to Evoke Deep Emotions and Meaning in Writing/Speaking
  • Advanced Understanding of Linguistics Nuances
  • Mastery in Inference Skills

Challenges Faced By O Level Higher Chinese Students

Stressed Out Over 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. This is especially the case for languages such as Higher Chinese, as students would often prioritise allocating more time for other subjects as opposed to Higher Chinese.

One of the best ways to tackle this is through an O Level Higher Chinese Tutor! With a good tutor, students will be provided with a weekly avenue to improve. A good O Level Higher Chinese 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 the Chinese language. This way, with an O Level Higher Chinese Tutor, students need not feel so overwhelmed and stressed out!

Time Management

One of the more common issues faced by O Level Higher Chinese students is the inability to complete their Chinese paper 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 an O Level Higher Chinese Tutor, however, students will be given weekly practices and exposure to other schools’ papers and past year papers to help hone their Higher Chinese examination skills, allowing them to be more confident when tackling their Higher Chinese examinations.

Unable to Write Well in Paper 1

The Paper 1 component in O Level Higher Chinese is a difficult component to score well in due to the need for immense amounts of exposure and practice. Students are expected to have a strong grasp of the Chinese language, as well as use a sufficient amount of literary devices, idioms etc. to supplement their writing.

With an O Level Higher Chinese Tutor, students will be provided additional guidance and weekly practice which will definitely help in their mastery of their writing skills. During the weekly O Level Higher Chinese Tuition lessons, tutors will also be able to provide instantaneous feedback – so students will be able to see immediate improvements in their skills!

Inability to Do Well in Comprehension

Another tricky component in O Level Higher Chinese is the Comprehension section in Paper 2. Apart from the weak understanding and recognition of Chinese characters and vocabulary, students are also required to do basic inference in order to synthesise answers for their Comprehension questions, which is difficult for many.

Hence, an O Level Higher Chinese Tutor will be extremely beneficial in this aspect as students will be exposed to Comprehension practices weekly, which will serve as repeated reinforcement for students. During weekly O Level Higher Chinese Tuition, students will also be introduced to tips and skills which can help them in their Chinese language and Comprehension skills.

Why You Should Engage An O Level Higher Chinese Tutor

Benefits of Hiring Chinese Tuition

1. Help Students Prepare for O Levels

O Level Higher Chinese is an important examination that students have to sit for. Given the high weightage of the examination on students’ future, many students will face increased anxieties and worries as the O Level Higher Chinese examination approaches.

With an O Level Higher Chinese Tutor, he/she will be able to provide close guidance and support for the student. With an additional pair of hands to help, students will definitely be more at ease during their O Level Higher Chinese preparation, and will be more confident in tackling the examination.

2. Aid Students in Clearing Misconceptions

As students progress, they might accumulate misconceptions that might not be noticed at first glance. Hence, these misconceptions will snowball and result in mistakes that might be hard to correct. However, it is crucial that students clear all the misconceptions that they have before the O Levels as such doubts can be detrimental to the O Level Higher Chinese examination itself.

Therefore, it is important to engage an O Level Higher Chinese Tutor as he/she will provide students with the relevant feedback to help students fix their misconceptions. During the O Level Higher Chinese Tuition itself, tutors will also provide instantaneous feedback that can greatly help students with clearing their Chinese language misconceptions.

3. Hone Inference/Evaluation Skills

Most of the time, the distinguishing factor between normal students and A1 students is their ability to apply soft skills into their question evaluation and synthesis of answers. At O Level standard, students who have mastered inference and evaluation skills tend to do better, especially in the Comprehension section of their examination. Furthermore, such skills are also essential soft skills that can greatly benefit students, both in other subjects and in their everyday lives. 

Hence, it is important to engage an O Level Higher Chinese Tutor – who will help to identify the student’s weaknesses and learning styles, allowing them to find out the best way to train students in such soft skills. Additionally, with repeated weekly practice during Chinese Tuition lessons, students will be honed on their inference skills, and will be able to help them master the skill in no time!

4. Aid Students in Writing

An important aspect in the O Level Higher Chinese syllabus is writing. To do well, students have to have a strong command of the Chinese language, together with a mastery in character writing and the ability to form good sentences. Many O Level Higher Chinese students lack proper practice or relevant resources to help them improve, resulting in them remaining stagnant in their writing skills.

By engaging an O Level Higher Chinese Tutor, students will be provided with an extra avenue for practice. The O Level Higher Chinese Tutor will also be able to provide instantaneous feedback to students, allowing them to improve drastically every week thanks to the tutor’s close guidance.

What To Look For in An O Level Higher Chinese Tutor

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 Higher Chinese 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 Higher Chinese 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 Higher Chinese.

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 Higher Chinese 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 Higher Chinese Tutor handles the child during the entirety of the lesson.

Academic and Teaching Qualifications

When engaging an O Level Higher Chinese 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 Chinese 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.

Ability to Provide Additional Resources

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

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

Testimonials from O Level Higher Chinese Students

My parents got a Higher Chinese teacher for me after I did poorly in my exams. Even though I hated it at first, my teacher, Vanessa, was such a fun teacher! She made learning Chinese so much easier, and every lesson with her was so interesting. Even though she made it a point to make it fun, she will not compromise the actual content taught. With her help, I managed to improve a lot.

Joey Lee
O Level Student from Dunman High School

I started Higher Chinese Tuition with my teacher Mr Cheung in Sec 3 as I was doing poorly. With his help, I managed to learn a lot and improve on my weak components, such as Composition writing. Mr Cheung would make me practice writing under timed conditions, and would provide immediate feedback. He will also always give me extra Paper 1 resources such as model essays, which have helped me tremendously, especially for last minute revision.

Shirleen Chiu
O Level Student from Ngee Ann Sec

I was doing badly in my Higher Chinese, so my parents decided to engage a MindFlex tutor for me. My Chinese Tutor, Miss Ang, was so patient with me even though I kept making mistakes, and even made the same mistakes repeatedly. Miss Ang would continuously encourage me, giving me the confidence to approach my Higher Chinese exams. Thanks to Miss Ang, I managed to achieve an A1 for my Higher Chinese O Levels!

Brenda Wong
O Level Student from Raffles Girls’ School (Sec)

Raymond has been my Higher Chinese Tutor ever since Sec 1, and he has helped me tremendously with my grades. During our weekly lessons, Raymond will always come in with extra resources for me that he collated himself, and is also always ready to give me tips and feedback on areas I can work on. With the help provided by Raymond, I managed to score an A2 in my O Levels, with a Distinction in my Oral and Listening!

Jordan Chian
O Level Student from CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School

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

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Affordable Tuition Rates

Home Tuition Rates Singapore 2021

Part-Time
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Full-Time
Tutors

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.