Importance of IB Chinese Tuition

IB Chinese is a rigorous programme requiring students to have full mastery of important Chinese language skills. In addition to the rigorous IB Chinese curriculum, IB students are also expected to juggle many other subjects, hence allocating enough time for all the subjects might be difficult.

Furthermore, given how competitive the IB examinations are in Singapore, with Singapore producing 55 of the world’s 99 perfect scorers in IB exams, it only serves to pressurise IB Chinese students even more.

Therefore, getting IB Chinese Tuition in Singapore is definitely something that is important and will benefit students in their journey leading up to the IB examinations. With a good IB Chinese Tutor, students will be provided additional guidance and curated lessons that will help them work on their weaknesses and improve on their Chinese language skills.

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How Much Does IB Chinese Tuition Cost

The average IB Chinese Tuition rates greatly differ depending on the type of tuition and the reputation of the tuition teacher. For example, rates for tuition centres are usually in the $200-$250 range, but can go up to $500 or even more for tuition centres with high reputability and highly qualified tutors. For private home tutors, the rates can go as low as $40 an hour, but can go up to $120 or more per hour depending on the tutor’s qualifications and teaching experience.




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Challenges Faced While Learning Chinese

Outline of IB Chinese Tuition

  • Mastery in Textual Analysis
  • Ability To Write Well with Usage of Various Linguistic Devices
  • Ability to Think Critically
  • Sensitivity to Linguistic Nuances and the Influence of Culture
  • Build Up of Vocabulary and Language Skills
  • Mastery in Various Contexts/Situations in Writing and Speaking

Challenges Faced By IB Chinese Students

Large Jump in Syllabus

The IB Chinese syllabus is extremely rigorous and requires mastery of Chinese language skills. Apart from the basic reading, writing and speaking, students are expected to critically study texts that encapsulate various themes, which is something that students might not be used to. Hence, such a huge leap in syllabus and course content definitely results in a lot of anxieties and unfamiliarity as students struggle to get used to the new and competitive environment.

Therefore, most students will turn to getting an IB Chinese Tutor. By engaging an IB Chinese Tutor early, he/she will be able to identify the student’s weaknesses and work on them, allowing a strong foundation to be built early, which will be extremely helpful for the student in the long run.

Unable To Write Well

Under the IB syllabus, students are required to write essays which require long-term exposure to the language as well as repeated practice in order to score well. Within this, IB Chinese students are expected to have a strong grasp of the Chinese language and advanced knowledge of global affairs in order to synthesise answers.

With an IB 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 IB 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 Listening and Reading

Another tricky component in IB Chinese is the Receptive Skills section in Paper 2. Here, students are required to have a firm grasp of both basic and advanced Chinese language skills, and it requires years of foundational knowledge to do well.

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

Time Management

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

Why You Should Engage An IB Chinese Tutor

Benefits of Hiring Chinese Tuition

1. Ease Students into IB Chinese Syllabus

The IB Chinese syllabus is a rigorous syllabus, and students are expected to get an in-depth mastery of various Chinese language skills and content, all while juggling many other subjects under the IB syllabus too.

It is absolutely essential to get an IB Chinese Tutor early as a strong foundation is key to doing well under the intensive curriculum. With an IB Chinese Tutor, students will definitely have an easier time assimilating into the IB culture and syllabus as the IB Chinese Tutor will provide dedicated guidance and help whenever any problems arise.

2. Help Students Clarify Doubts

In school, the large class size might make it difficult for students to clarify their doubts or even so much as understanding the lesson content. Furthermore, the large class size also makes it almost impossible for the teacher to give personalised attention to each student. Hence, students might often end up leaving class with a lot of questions.

With an IB Chinese 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. Help Students Master Chinese Language Skills

Chinese is an extremely difficult language to master, and students will require large amounts of dedication and practice. This, however, is challenging as students do not usually practice their Chinese language skills outside of school lesson time. As such, without constant exposure to the language, IB students often find it difficult to build on their Chinese foundational skills.

With an IB Chinese Tutor, students will be provided with an extra avenue for practice, allowing them to have a dedicated time slot weekly to practice their Chinese language skills and work on any weaknesses or misconceptions.

4. Train Chinese Conversational Skills

For IB students who are not constantly exposed to the Chinese language at home, they might not be able to properly speak in proper Chinese intonations, expressions or tones. This might result in their Chinese conversational skills becoming subpar, even if they are able to recognise words or write fluently. This is because speaking involves large amounts of repeated practice in order to internalise the various tones, expressions and intonations used.

Having an IB Chinese Tutor will come in handy as students will be trained on Chinese conversational skills, without the pressure they would have in school in front of all their peers. With a more private setting, students will slowly be able to build up their confidence and train their Chinese conversational skills.

What To Look For in An IB Chinese Tutor

Academic and Teaching Qualifications

When engaging an IB 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 IB schools.

Such qualifications are crucial in ensuring that the tutor is qualified enough to teach your child. You’d definitely not want to engage a tutor with little to no qualifications, only to find out that he/she is incapable of guiding your child in their Chinese language skills.

Prior Experience in Teaching IB Students

The IB Chinese syllabus is vastly different from that of the Secondary School or Junior College syllabus. Hence, it is important to select an IB Chinese Tutor that has experience in teaching IB students so that they will be well-versed with the IB Chinese syllabus.

In addition, the amount of subjects students have to take, they might be unmotivated and might be unwilling to put in effort to work on IB Chinese. Hence, engaging a tutor with prior experience in teaching IB students will be wise as they would have the relevant teaching methods and lesson plans to engage your IB child.

Ability to Provide Additional Resources

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



It is important to select an IB Chinese Tutor that is committed, both to teaching and to your child’s schedule. Through 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 IB Chinese examination.

Furthermore, given how hectic the IB schedule is, students might have last minute lessons or events which might affect their tuition lesson timing. By selecting a committed IB Chinese Tutor, you will then have an easier time trying to negotiate flexible timings based on the student’s schedule.

Testimonials from IB Chinese Students

Gao Wei was a Chinese Tutor recommended to me by my seniors. He was extremely professional and kind-hearted, and was always willing to go an extra mile to help me with my IB Chinese. During in-class practice, whenever he saw me struggling with reading the Comprehension passages or struggling with finishing the essays, Gao Wei would step in and help me by providing me with possible pointers. Thanks to his help, I managed to get my goal grade in the IB Chinese exam!

Koh Shi Yuen
IB Student from St. Joseph’s Institution

My IB Chinese Tutor, Gao Wei, played such a big role in helping me achieve my 7 points! He was so patient and would never fail to provide me with assistance with my Chinese work. Even when I had queries about my schoolwork, I could text him late in the night and he would still attend to me to the best of his abilities. Gao Wei was also such a knowledgeable Chinese Tutor, and would always provide me with pointers and feedback for my essays.

Megan Tan
IB Student from Anglo Chinese School (Independent)

I engaged an IB Chinese Tutor from MindFlex as I was struggling terribly with the challenging syllabus. Even though I had done well in Primary and Secondary school, the intense shift in curriculum was very overwhelming. However, with the help of my tutor, I started having an easier time handling the large amount of content and work. Slowly but surely, I started to see impressive improvements in my IB Chinese!

Emily Goh
IB Student from St Joseph’s Institution

I got to know of my tutor, Si Hui, from a friend of mine. Si Hui is a dedicated tutor who has had experience with teaching many batches of IB Chinese students. She herself was an IB student years ago, hence she was well aware of the syllabus and curriculum. Besides this, Si Hui was also very knowledgeable and helpful, and would always go the extra mile to help me with my weak areas.

Monica Lim
JC1 Student from Anglo Chinese School (Independent)

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