Importance of JC 1 Chinese Tuition

JC1 Chinese is an intensive course which requires students to master the Chinese skill sets and content within a year. This short time frame, therefore, demands students to be extremely focused in order to get a good grasp of the syllabus.

Even with online tips on how to prepare well for the A Level Chinese examination, preparing for the stressful A Level examinations might be difficult due to the lack of proper guidance or resources.

With JC1 Chinese Tuition in Singapore, JC1 students will definitely be at ease knowing that they have an additional form of guidance to aid them in their Chinese language mastery.

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How Much Does JC 1 Chinese Tuition Cost

In Singapore, JC1 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 $200-$250 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 $60-$80/hour, but rates might go higher depending on the tutor’s experience and educational qualifications.




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Challenges Faced While Learning Chinese

Outline of JC 1 Chinese Tuition

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

Challenges Faced By JC 1 Chinese Students

Stressed Out Over A Level Examinations

JC1 Chinese students will have to take their A Level Chinese examination at the end of their 2 years in JC – 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 A Level Chinese examination.

Hence, engaging a JC1 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 JC1 Chinese Tutor will also be able to identify weaknesses and work on them with the student – effectively helping students to improve their Chinese grades.

Time Management

One of the more common issues faced by JC1 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 a JC1 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.

Unable to Write Well in Paper 1

The Paper 1 component in JC1 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 a JC1 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 JC1 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 JC1 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, a JC1 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 JC1 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 A JC 1 Chinese Tutor

Benefits of Hiring Chinese Tuition

1. Help Students Clarify Doubts

In JC1, 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 a JC1 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. Help Students Master Writing

Writing well is a crucial element of doing well in JC1 Chinese. For most students, however, the pace that their school moves at might be too fast, resulting in students not being able to grasp the fundamentals and build a strong foundation in writing.

By engaging a JC1 Chinese Tutor, students will be able to ace their writing through targeted practices on building a strong foundation in their essay writing skills. The JC1 Chinese Tutor will also guide students and provide personalised help in clearing misconceptions and clearing doubts.

3. Train Chinese Conversational Skills

For JC1 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 a JC1 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.

4. Aid Students with Vocabulary Skills

Most JC1 students find it difficult to understand the large amounts of Chinese vocabulary required due to their lack of exposure and practice. Furthermore, students might not have the correct resources to help them with their Chinese vocabulary understanding, resulting in them being unable to improve even despite constant practice.

Hence, engaging a JC1 Chinese Tutor might be beneficial in this aspect as the experienced tutor will be able to guide students in understanding the Chinese vocabulary required for their syllabus. A JC1 Chinese Tutor will also be able to go at the student’s pace and adjust their teaching methods accordingly to suit the student’s needs.

What To Look For in A JC 1 Chinese Tutor

Ability to Help Students in A Levels

JC1 students are required to take their A Level Chinese examinations at the end of their first year. In the months leading up to the A Level Chinese examination, most students will be extremely stressed out. Hence, it is important to find a JC1 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 JC1 Chinese Tutor that has experience in helping JC1 Chinese students, or have testimonials from JC1 students who have achieved good grades in their A Level Chinese.

Ability to Spot Weaknesses

Since the Chinese language is a skill-based subject, it might be difficult to spot mistakes and weaknesses as compared to other subjects. As such, it will definitely be important to pick a JC1 Chinese Tutor that is experienced enough to spot any of your child’s weaknesses or mistakes.

Furthermore, with a short runway to the A Level examinations, it is even more so important for JC1 Chinese Tutors to be attuned to the student’s weaknesses in order to help them improve or to clear the misconceptions.

Academic and Teaching Qualifications

When engaging a JC1 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.

Such qualifications are crucial in ensuring that the tutor is qualified enough to teach your child, especially when the JC1 Chinese examination is approaching.

Ability to Provide Additional Resources

Nearing the A Levels, it might be difficult to find good Chinese resources that will be able to help students. Hence, by choosing a JC1 Chinese Tutor that is able to provide additional resources, you can save time on hunting for resources and leave it up to your JC1 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 JC1 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 JC 1 Chinese Students

I started Chinese Tuition with my tutor, Mr Soh in Sec 3, and he has helped me achieve consistent grades. In JC, even despite the increased difficulty, Mr Soh was also competent enough and has helped me maintain good grades throughout JC.

Sebastian Koh
JC 1 Student from Catholic JC 

My tutor, Mrs Xu, has been so helpful in my understanding of Chinese. I struggled a lot in the first few months of JC, but she has been very patient in helping me understand the difficult Chinese passages. I am grateful for the help that Mrs Xu has provided me.

Janet Seow
JC 2 Student from Nanyang JC

Chinese has always been a tough subject for me, and I have done poorly in all my Chinese exams. However, after I started Chinese Tuition with Ms Chan, I have made significant improvements! Ms Chan makes sure to go through all the mistakes I made in my schoolwork and tests, and gives me feedback and pointers on how I can improve.

Chan Yi Xin
JC 1 Student from St. Andrew’s JC

I started Chinese Tuition with my tutor, Miss Tan at the start of the year and she has been so helpful. I enjoy going for lessons with Miss Tan as she is able to make even the toughest of Chinese passages less taxing. With her help, I have made quite a fair bit of improvement, and managed to get a B in my A Level prelims.

Merrick Tan
JC 1 Student from Serangoon Anderson JC

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