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Importance of IGCSE Chinese Tuition

The IGCSE Chinese curriculum is competitive and highly complex, requiring IGCSE students to have a firm grasp on various fundamentals of the language. An astute grasp on skills such as listening, reading and speaking is also required in order to do well in the IGCSE Chinese examinations.

Given how Chinese is an important language and skill to master, students will definitely benefit from working hard in their Chinese language skills and doing well in their IGCSE Chinese examinations.

Hence, with an IGCSE Chinese Tutor, students will be provided with a dedicated amount of time each week to hone their Chinese language skills, which will definitely aid them in their IGCSE Chinese language mastery.

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How Much Does IGCSE Chinese Tuition Cost

In Singapore, the average rates for IGCSE Chinese Tuition varies based on the type of tutor selected. Tuition centres usually charge around $180-$400/month, while private tutors range from $30-$110 per hour. In addition, it is also crucial to take into consideration the reputation and quality of the tuition centre, or the qualifications of the private tutor – which can greatly affect the tuition rates.

Part-Time
Tutors

Full-Time
Tutors

Ex/Current

MOE Teachers

Grade 1

$30-$40/h

$45-$60/h

$60-$80/h

Grade 2

$30-$40/h

$45-$60/h

$60-$80/h

Grade 3

$30-$40/h

$45-$60/h

$60-$80/h

Grade 4

$30-$40/h

$45-$60/h

$60-$80/h

Grade 5

$30-$40/h

$45-$60/h

$60-$80/h

Grade 6

$30-$40/h

$45-$60/h

$60-$80/h

Grade 7

$35-$50/h

$55-$80/h

$70-$110/h

Grade 8

$35-$50/h

$55-$80/h

$70-$110/h

Grade 9

$35-$50/h

$55-$80/h

$70-$110/h

Grade 10

$35-$50/h

$55-$80/h

$70-$110/h

Challenges Faced While Learning Chinese

Outline of IGCSE 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 Linguistic Nuances
  • Mastery in Inference Skills

Challenges Faced By IGCSE Chinese Students

Time Management

A severe issue faced by IGCSE Chinese students is the inability to manage their time properly during their Chinese examination for the various papers. 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 IGCSE 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.

Lack of Motivation

IGCSE Students are usually faced with large amounts of stress from having to juggle many subjects, as well as distractions from their personal life and other school activities. As such, students often have lowered levels of motivation to do well for IGCSE Chinese as they find it too hard to score during the examinations.

With a good IGCSE Chinese Tutor, he/she will be able to easily motivate students to want to do better in their Chinese by instilling good Chinese studying habits and aiding them in any queries or doubts they might have.

Unable to Write Well

IGCSE Chinese is extremely challenging, and students often find themselves struggling with writing well. In order to write well, students have to synthesise techniques and literary devices, and write in a cohesive manner that is understandable and concise.

With an IGCSE 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 IGCSE 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

IGCSE students usually struggle with Comprehension during their Chinese examinations. 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 IGCSE 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 IGCSE 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 IGCSE Chinese Tutor

 

Benefits of Hiring Chinese Tuition

1. Help Students Clarify Doubts

In 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 an IGCSE 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.

2. Aid Students in Clearing Misconceptions

During the course of their IGCSE curriculum, students 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 IGCSE as such doubts can be detrimental to the IGCSE Chinese examination itself.

Therefore, it is important to engage an IGCSE Chinese Tutor as he/she will provide students with the relevant feedback to help students fix their misconceptions. During the IGCSE 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

Inference and evaluation skills are increasingly important skills required in the IGCSE Chinese syllabus. At IGCSE 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 IGCSE 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 IGCSE 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 IGCSE Chinese students lack proper practice or relevant resources to help them improve, resulting in them remaining stagnant in their writing skills.

By engaging an IGCSE Chinese Tutor, students will be provided with an extra avenue for practice. The IGCSE 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 IGCSE Chinese Tutor

Academic and Teaching Qualifications

When engaging an IGCSE 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 IGCSE 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 IGCSE Students

The IGCSE Chinese syllabus is vastly different from that of the Secondary School or Junior College syllabus. Hence, it is important to select an IGCSE Chinese Tutor that has experience in teaching IGCSE students so that they will be well-versed with the IGCSE 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 IGCSE Chinese. Hence, engaging a tutor with prior experience in teaching IGCSE students will be wise as they would have the relevant teaching methods and lesson plans to engage your IGCSE child.

Ability to Provide Additional Resources

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

Commitment

It is important to select an IGCSE 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 IGCSE Chinese examination.

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

Testimonials from IGCSE Chinese Students

After attending IGCSE Chinese classes with my tutor Jeremy, I have noticed great improvements in my Chinese! He makes the learning process so easy and simplified, and takes the effort to go through my mistakes one by one, ensuring that I understand everything well. 

Reianne Joseph
IGCSE Student from Anglo-Chinese School (International)

I started lessons with my Chinese Tutor Zi Heng last year, and he has helped me tremendously! I noticed improvements in my command of Chinese within the first few months, and my grades have also improved. Zi Heng is patient in answering my questions and never fails to help me with my schoolwork.

Michelle Delgado
IGCSE Student from St Joseph’s International

My tutor, Josh, has been so helpful! Since he took the IGCSE exams years back, he was able to give me many useful tips for my Chinese examinations. During our weekly lessons, he was also patient in ensuring that I fully understood the content before continuing on.

Tanya Soo
IGCSE Student from Anglo-Chinese School (International)

I started Chinese Tuition with Rui Fang a few months ago after doing badly in my exams. Rui Fang has been extremely patient with me even though I was weak in the language. She will always take time to explain to me my mistakes and remind me of them when I’m doing practices during class.

Elias Ho
IGCSE Student from Anglo-Chinese School (International)

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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.