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Importance of PSLE Higher Chinese Tuition

PSLE Higher Chinese is a rigorous programme for Primary School Students. It requires a good grasp of foundational Chinese skills as well as higher-order thinking skills, which poses a challenge for many Primary School students.

With increased worries such as whether to take Higher Chinese in Primary School, it is no doubt that the rigorous programme has resulted in increased anxieties in parents and students alike. The increase in anxieties is saliently reflected in the increase in requests for PSLE Higher Chinese Tutors in recent years by parents who want their child to build a strong foundation in the Chinese language.

By getting PSLE Higher Chinese Tuition in Singapore, PSLE students will be provided with the necessary skills to do well in their examinations, allowing them to get a massive edge over their peers and do well in their PSLE Higher Chinese examinations.

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How Much Does PSLE Higher Chinese Tuition Cost

In Singapore, PSLE Higher Chinese Tuition is highly competitive, with a wide range of rates and credentials available for parents to take into consideration. Group tuition rates usually start from around $160-180 a month, but might be more expensive depending on the centre’s credibility and reputation. Similarly, for private 1-1 home tuition, tutors charge an average of $40-$45/hour, but rates might go higher depending on the tutor’s experience and educational qualifications.

Part-Time
Tutors

Full-Time
Tutors

Ex/Current

MOE Teachers

P1

$25-$30/h

$35-$40/h

$50-$60/h

P2

$25-$30/h

$35-$40/h

$50-$60/h

P3

$25-$30/h

$35-$40/h

$50-$60/h

P4

$25-$35/h

$35-$45/h

$50-$65/h

P5

$30-$35/h

$40-$45/h

$50-$70/h

P6

$30-$35/h

$40-$45/h

$50-$70/h

Challenges Faced While Learning Chinese

Outline of PSLE Higher Chinese Tuition

  • Mastery in Wide Range of Vocabulary
  • Ability to Discern Different Contexts and Provide Appropriate Inferences
  • Mastery in Writing, Speaking and Listening
  • Ability to Speak Well in Wide Range of Situations
  • Ability to Compare views, content, and characters
  • Basic Summary Skills

Challenges Faced By PSLE Higher Chinese Students

Lack of Motivation

In the PSLE Higher Chinese curriculum, the stress attributed to the upcoming PSLE Higher Chinese examination might start to affect student’s motivation, especially if they are not doing well with it. Furthermore, doing well for Higher Chinese also requires years of accumulated skills and a solid foundation. If students are lacking in any of these, it will definitely lower their motivation levels.

As such, having a PSLE Higher Chinese Tutor will definitely come in handy, especially when the students are lacking the motivation to even keep up with the school syllabus. During the weekly Higher Chinese Tuition, students will receive guidance from their PSLE Higher Chinese Tutor. Tutors will also provide students with targeted help and practices to help them work on their weaknesses, instilling proper Higher Chinese language skills which will motivate students to work harder in the language.

Unable to Understand Meaning of Words

At PSLE Higher Chinese level, students are expected to understand large amounts of vocabulary, which are increasingly less straightforward and require greater amounts of interpretation. Some of these vocabulary might also not have direct translations to English, making it more difficult for students to understand.

XWith PSLE Higher Chinese Tuition, however, students will definitely have an easier time understanding Chinese vocabulary as the PSLE Higher Chinese Tutors will make sure that students are continuously exposed to large amounts of vocabulary, allowing them to be repeatedly exposed to these vocabulary and thereby, internalise and understand them.

Unable to Write Well

At PSLE level, writing becomes more important as students are expected to master writing in Chinese. This is a challenging aspect for many students as they are required to consolidate their skills from different sections such as their sentence structure skills, character recognition skills as well as vocabulary understanding skills.

With a good PSLE Higher Chinese Tutor, these challenges will be greatly reduced as students will receive step-by-step guidance from their tutor on how to master the basics of writing well. Thereafter, with repeated practice every week during their PSLE Higher Chinese Tuition, students will definitely master techniques on writing well.

Unable to Speak Well in Oral

Speaking well is also a crucial element of PSLE Higher Chinese – one in which students usually struggle with. As most students do not speak the Chinese language at home, they are solely exposed to the language in school during their Chinese lessons. Therefore, it understandably becomes more difficult for students to learn how to speak well during lessons, during Oral examinations or in their day-to-day lives.

Hence, a PSLE Higher Chinese Tutor is definitely a viable option as the tutors will provide targeted, small-group/one-to-one practice for the PSLE student, providing them with a safe space to practice speaking in Chinese. Additionally, the PSLE Higher Chinese Tutors will also provide immediate feedback and periodic tips in order to help students improve.

Why You Should Engage A PSLE Higher Chinese Tutor

Benefits of Hiring Chinese Tuition

1. Help Students Prepare for PSLE Higher Chinese

The PSLE is one of the most important examinations 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 PSLE Higher Chinese examination approaches.

With a PSLE 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 PSLE Higher Chinese preparation, and will be more confident in tackling the examination.

2. Help Targets Students’ Weaknesses in Higher Chinese

The PSLE Higher Chinese language syllabus relies heavily on foundational skills built during the entirety of the 6 years. For students who do not have a strong foundation, they might find it increasingly difficult to do well in their examinations – resulting in increased anxieties regarding their upcoming PSLE Higher Chinese examination.

With a PSLE Higher Chinese Tutor, they will be able to help target the student’s weaknesses – be it writing, memory work or inference skills. With close guidance from the PSLE Higher Chinese Tutor, any weak foundational skills will be corrected in no time, allowing them to put their best foot forth during the PSLE Higher Chinese examination.

3. Train Students in Higher-Order Thinking Skills

At PSLE Higher Chinese level, beyond mastering the basic Chinese language skills (such as reading, writing and speaking), it is also extremely crucial for students to have a good grasp of higher-order thinking skills such as evaluation and inference. With the tight schedules in school, teachers might not have invested enough time into such skills, hence students have to oftentimes rely on themselves or external help to hone such skills.

By engaging a PSLE Higher Chinese Tutor, students will be provided with dedicated help and training in developing higher-order thinking skills. The weekly PSLE Higher Chinese Tuition lessons also provides students with repeated practice, allowing them to put their skills to the test.

4. 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. At PSLE level, students might have accumulated doubts and misconceptions that might be hard to eradicate.

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

What To Look For in A PSLE Higher Chinese Tutor

Academic and Teaching Qualifications

When engaging a PSLE 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 PSLE 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 PSLE 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 PSLE year, students might be extremely stressed out – hence, it is important to engage a PSLE 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 PSLE Higher Chinese Tutor handles the child during the entirety of the lesson.

Ability to Provide Additional Resources

It might be difficult to find good PSLE Higher Chinese resources that will be able to help students. Hence, by choosing a PSLE HIgher Chinese Tutor that is able to provide additional resources, you can save time on hunting for resources and leave it up to your PSLE 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 a PSLE Higher Chinese Tutor, it will definitely be great to look out for tutors who are able to provide their own self-collated Chinese resources.

Ability to Help Students in PSLE

During the PSLE year, most students will be extremely stressed out with the upcoming PSLE. Hence, it is important to find a PSLE 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 a PSLE Higher Chinese Tutor that has experience in helping PSLE students, or have testimonials from PSLE students who have achieved good grades in their PSLE Higher Chinese.

Testimonials from PSLE Higher Chinese Students

I started MindFlex Chinese Tuition with Miss Chan in P5, and I am so happy with my improvements!! I managed to get a Distinction in my PSLE thanks to her help! Miss Chan is very patient and she will always go through with me the various mistakes I make in my test papers or worksheets.

Sammy Choo
PSLE Student from Rosyth School

I engaged a tutor from MindFlex a few months before my daughter’s Higher Chinese PSLE examination, and I am so happy with the progress she has made! The tutor, Michelle, has been so professional and helpful. My daughter made impressive improvements, and even got a Distinction in her PSLE Higher Chinese!

Leanne Tang (Parent of Valencia Ho)
PSLE Student from CHIJ St. Nicholas (Pri)

I engaged a Higher Chinese Tutor for my girl Michelle when she was in P4, and the tutor, Lily, has been so helpful! Michelle had been doing poorly in the subject and had even failed her Higher Chinese exam once. However, with Lily’s help, Michelle managed to improve tremendously and got a Merit in her PSLE. 

Owen Ong (Parent of Michelle Ong)
PSLE Student from Chongfu School

I got a Higher Chinese Tutor for my son Zhi Hao in early January after he lamented that he wasn’t doing well enough. The tutor, Jasmine, was very professional and well-trained, and was able to effectively pinpoint Zhi Hao’s weaknesses to work on them.

Benjamin Yong (Parent of Yong Zhi Hao)
PSLE Student from Catholic High (Pri)

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Affordable Tuition Rates

Home Tuition Rates Singapore 2021

Part-Time
Tutors

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.