Importance of A Level Chinese Tuition

A Level Chinese is a crucial examination for most students, which often leads to increased anxieties and worries surrounding their inability to grasp important fundamentals for the subject. If students do well in their A Level Chinese examinations, it will serve as an advantage and help them push up their overall rank points for university admission.

With an A Level 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.

Even if you are taking your A Level examinations soon, it is never too late to start engaging an A Level Chinese Tutor! Tutors will definitely be able to cater their lesson plans to fit the A Level student’s needs.

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How Much Does A Level Chinese Tuition Cost

A Level Chinese Tuition is an extremely competitive market, with many tuition centres and private tutors offering the course with highly competitive rates. Rates for A Level Chinese Tuition Centres starts from $200-$250 per month, but can go up to $500 or more for reputable tuition centres. The range for private tutors is around $60-$80 an hour, but similarly, rates can go as high as $120 an hour based on the tutor’s experience and qualifications.




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Challenges Faced While Learning Chinese

Outline of A Level Chinese Tuition

  • Mastery in Essential Skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing)
  • Mastery in Vocabulary and Language Skills
  • Ability to Think Critically
  • Mastery in Linguistic Devices for Essay Writing
  • Mastery in Understanding of Textual Analysis
  • Sensitivity to Linguistic Nuances and the Influence of Culture

Challenges Faced By A Level Chinese Students

Stressed Out Over A Level Examinations

A Level Chinese students will have to take their A Level Chinese examination at the end of their first year – which results in an extremely short runway and time frame for students. Students usually struggle to get a full grasp of the Chinese syllabus content, resulting in increased stress levels over their upcoming A Level Chinese examination.

Hence, engaging an A Level Chinese Tutor can be extremely handy as they will be able to provide targeted practices and useful resources to aid the student in their overall mastery of the Chinese language. Through weekly interactions, the A Level Chinese Tutor will also be able to identify weaknesses and work on them with the student – effectively helping students to improve their Chinese grades.

Unable to Speak Well in Oral

Speaking well, especially in the Oral Examination, is also a crucial element of A Level Chinese. However, most students usually find themselves struggling with speaking well during their oral examinations. This is because most students do not have exposure to the Chinese language at home, and do not converse in Mandarin outside of their Chinese lesson time in school – hence, they have little to no practice outside of class.

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

Unable to Write Well in Paper 1

The Paper 1 component in A Level 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 A Level 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 A Level Chinese Tuition lessons, tutors will also be able to provide instantaneous feedback – so students will be able to see immediate improvements in their skills!

Unable to Do Well in Comprehension

Another tricky component in A Level 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 A Level 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 A Level 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 A Level Chinese Tutor

Benefits of Hiring Chinese Tuition

1. Help Students Prepare for A Levels

The A Level Chinese examination is an important examination that students have to sit for at the end of their first year. Given the high weightage of the examination on students’ future, many students will face increased anxieties and worries as the A Level Chinese examination approaches.

With an A Level 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 A Level 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 A Levels as such doubts can be detrimental to the A Level Chinese examination itself.

Therefore, it is important to engage an A Level Chinese Tutor as he/she will provide students with the relevant feedback to help students fix their misconceptions. During the A Level 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 students who get an A is their ability to apply soft skills into their question evaluation and synthesis of answers. At A 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 A Level 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 A Level 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 A Level students lack proper practice or relevant resources to help them improve, resulting in them remaining stagnant in their writing skills.

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

What To Look For in An A Level Chinese Tutor

Academic and Teaching Qualifications

When engaging an A Level 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 A 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.

Patience in Teaching

Teaching A 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 A Level year, students might be extremely stressed out – hence, it is important to engage an A Level 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 A Level Tutor handles the child during the entirety of the lesson.

Ability to Provide Additional Resources

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

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

Testimonials from A Level Chinese Students

I was struggling a lot with Chinese in JC, and with the A Levels coming up soon, I decided to start Chinese Tuition with a tutor recommended to me by my cousin. Mr Pang was very patient and experienced, and he would patiently go through the course content and give me extra resources to study with.

Elaine Neo
A Level Student from Anderson Serangoon JC

My Chinese Tutor, Mr Cheung, was very patient with me, even though I was very weak in my Chinese language skills. He made it a point to go through all my mistakes with me, ensuring that I knew what was wrong and that I wouldn’t make the same mistake again.

Janice Ngoh
JC1 Student from Anderson Serangoon JC

I started Chinese Tuition with Jeremy right after my Common Tests, as I did extremely badly. Jeremy helped me so much and I could find myself improving within the first few lessons. It became easier for me to think of ideas for my essays, and his guidance and the extra notes provided were definitely of so much help.

Rebecca Loh
A Level Student from Yishun Innova JC

Mr Chan, my Chinese Tutor, was so nice and genuine! Because of my hectic schedules, I had to often change the timing for my tuition, which he was always very nice about. His lessons were also very well-planned and helpful, and I could genuinely feel myself improving a lot.

Tang Jing Wen
A Level Student from Eunoia JC

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