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Importance of Preschool Chinese Tuition

Preschool education is arguably one of the most important periods in a child’s life – it is the period where students get their first introduction to various subjects, such as the Chinese language. It is extremely crucial for students to get a firm grasp on the fundamentals of the Chinese language as it will help to ease the student’s transition to higher educational levels.

With increased emphasis on bilingual education in Singapore, various Chinese Preschools in Singapore have emerged, showcasing just how important Preschool Chinese is for students. Hence, it can be beneficial for parents to start their children young with Preschool Chinese Tuition in order to engage the child from young, which will definitely help in developing an interest in the Chinese subject and language.

With Preschool Chinese Tuition in Singapore, students will receive an introduction to the basics of Chinese, such as stroke writing, basic HanyuPinyin and many other skills and techniques. Dedicated Preschool Chinese Tutors will help students to develop an interest in the language, allowing them to have an easier time as they progress to higher levels such as Primary School and beyond.

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How Much Does Preschool Chinese Tuition Cost

Preschool Chinese Tuition is extremely competitive, with many centres and private tutors offering comparable rates in Singapore. Preschool Tuition Centre rates often start from about $160 a month, but can easily go up to $400 or more a month for centres with high reputation. Similarly, for private tutors, rates can go as low as $25 an hour, but can easily go up to $60 an hour for highly qualified tutors.

Part-Time
Tutors

Full-Time
Tutors

Ex/Current

MOE Teachers

Playgroup

$25-$30/h

$30-$40/h

$50-$60/h

N1

$25-$30/h

$30-$40/h

$50-$60/h

N2

$25-$30/h

$30-$40/h

$50-$60/h

K1

$25-$30/h

$30-$40/h

$50-$60/h

K2

$25-$30/h

$30-$40/h

$50-$60/h

Challenges Faced While Learning Chinese

Outline of Preschool Chinese Tuition

  • Introduction to Stroke Writing
  • Basic Exposure to HanyuPinyin
  • Introduction to Basic Conversational Skills
  • Basic Introduction to Essential Vocabulary
  • Exposure to Reading and Word Identification
  • Exposure to Punctuation

Challenges Faced By Preschool Chinese Students

Short Attention Span in Students

At such young ages, preschool students usually have short attention spans which makes it difficult for them to sit still and learn for long periods of time. In school, even though the Preschool Teachers make an effort to integrate more active learning techniques to aid the students, it might still get extremely dreary for students.

However, with a Preschool Chinese Tutor, students will receive small group or 1-1 learning that is directly in line with the student’s learning patterns and pace. Preschool Chinese Tutors also have more freedom to plan their lessons, allowing them to integrate more fun-filled activities to engage students in learning Chinese.

Unable to Understand Basics

In learning the Chinese language, it is important for students to have a good grasp of basics such as stroke writing and HanyuPinyin. However, this may be extremely difficult for Preschool students at the start. Yet, without the basics, students will definitely not be able to progress on to higher levels.

If your child is struggling with learning the basics of Chinese, it might be high time to engage a Preschool Chinese Tutor! WIth a Chinese Tutor, students will be able to receive personalised lesson plans to supplement the lessons they learn in school, allowing them to reinforce the various basics learnt. Through this, students will definitely have an easier time understanding the basics of Chinese.

Inability to Read or Write

Reading and writing in Chinese is extremely tough for students who have just picked up the language – and this is exactly the case in Preschool students. This might seem frustrating for parents whose children are unable to write or read properly even after constant practice and repeated lessons, but this is normal! It takes a lot of time, patience and dedication in order to get the fundamentals of reading and writing in Chinese.

To speed up the process, you may also consider getting a Preschool Chinese Tutor! A good Chinese Tutor will be able to help students improve quickly through targeted practice. Furthermore, with the close guidance, Preschool Chinese Tutors will also be able to pinpoint weaknesses and correct mistakes instantaneously, which definitely helps in helping students improve in the language.

Lack of Interest

Given how English is the main language learnt in Singapore, Preschool students may find themselves unwilling to learn Chinese, and may even dread Chinese lessons due to its difficulty. This lack of interest is something witnessed in many Preschool students, and it is indeed challenging to overcome.

However, with a good Preschool Chinese Tutor, students will be able to experience high quality and fun-filled lessons that will engage them in learning the subject. Chinese Tuition lessons with the Preschool Chinese Tutor will also be more engaging as the tutor will plan the lessons based on the student’s interests, weaknesses, likes and dislikes.

Why You Should Engage A Preschool Chinese Tutor

Benefits of Hiring Chinese Tuition

1. Close Guidance in Learning Chinese

For many Preschool students, close guidance is required due to the student’s short attention span or their inability to focus without supervision. While parents can attempt to guide their children in learning the language, at times, there is simply no time due to the parents’ hectic schedule.

However, with a Preschool Chinese Tutor, parents can be at ease knowing that there is qualified external help guiding their child with learning the language. The Preschool Chinese Tutor will ensure that the student is given constant close guidance weekly during the lessons, allowing them to learn the most they possibly can.

2. Aid Students with Basic Stroke Writing

In school, it might be hard for the teacher to pay close attention to the student’s basics and foundational skills, such as stroke writing, which is extremely crucial for the learning of Chinese. Furthermore, without close guidance, students may also find it hard to learn the basics, resulting in them struggling with even the simplest of strokes.

With a Preschool Chinese Tutor, students will be provided close guidance and attention, allowing them to learn at their own pace. The Preschool Chinese Tutor will also be able to pay close attention to the student’s progress, ensuring that they learn the correct methods.

3. Train Basic Chinese Conversational Skills

Another important aspect of learning Chinese is the ability to converse in the language. In school, Preschool students are taught basic conversational skills that can help them get their point across in conversational settings. However, given how big class sizes can get, students might not get enough attention and hence, may find it hard to learn the basics, resulting in them struggling in conversing with others in Chinese.

By engaging a Preschool Chinese Tutor, students will receive close attention and personal guidance from the tutor. Good Preschool Chinese Tutors will also make it their priority to pay close attention to the student’s progress, ensuring that they are making improvements every lesson.

4. Promote Interest in Chinese

Chinese is a subject that most Preschool students dread, due to its difficulty level. Furthermore, the lack of exposure to Chinese outside of school time also results in students not being used to the Chinese language, thus, are unable to get interested in the subject.

A good Preschool Chinese Tutor will be able to promote an interest in Chinese in the Preschool student, as he/she will focus on engaging the student through fun-filled lesson plans.

What To Look For in A Preschool Chinese Tutor

Academic and Teaching Qualifications

When engaging a Preschool 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. 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 Preschool Students

Teaching Preschool students is definitely no easy feat. Special training and teaching techniques are required in order for the tutor to be fully equipped with the skills required to deliver effective Preschool Chinese lessons.

Hence, it is definitely crucial to pick a Preschool Chinese Tutor who has had prior experience in teaching Preschool students. Apart from academic qualifications as mentioned in the above point, hands-on experience is also very important in ensuring that the Preschool Chinese Tutor is capable of teaching the Preschool student.

Patience in Teaching

Preschool students are definitely extremely difficult to teach, and tutors have to struggle to get their attention and engage them in many different ways. As such, it is important to engage a Preschool Chinese Tutor that is patient enough.

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 Preschool Tutor handles the child during the entirety of the lesson.

Commitment

It is important to select a Preschool 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 learns the correct skills and mindset, and forms a strong foundation for their further education.

Furthermore, if you are intending to engage the Chinese Tutor on a long-term basis, it will be beneficial to check with them to see if they are willing to follow up with the student to higher levels, and if they have enough qualifications to teach students even at Primary or even Secondary level.

Testimonials from Preschool Chinese Students

I started my boy with Chinese Tuition from MindFlex just as he started preschool. The Tutor, Si Min, was so professional and friendly. She made him at ease immediately, and could engage him throughout all lessons effortlessly! Kudos to Si Min and MindFlex!

Samantha Tan (Parent of Jerome)
Preschool Student from Josiah Montessori

My daughter has disliked Chinese ever since she enrolled in Preschool. Last year, I engaged Rebecca to train her in her Chinese, and I must say, I am impressed! Rebecca could engage Kylie so easily and she has made Kylie like Chinese much more.

Irene Foo (Parent of Kylie Goh)
Preschool Student from The Little Skool-House

Ke Xin, my daughter’s Chinese Tutor, has been such a great help in helping my daughter improve on her Chinese. Even despite Xin Yee being slow in understanding, Ke Xin has always been so patient with her. Xin Yee has also told me multiple times that she enjoys lessons with Ke Xin a lot!

Margaret (Parent of Xin Yee)
Preschool Student from MindChamps PreSchool

After searching for a tutor for my girl, MindFlex recommended Teacher Ke Xin to me. Ke Xin has been so helpful in teaching my girl Chinese. She is professional, patient and knowledgeable, and always comes to class with different ways of keeping my girl interested in the language.

Melissa Chan (Parent of Tan Li Jin)
Preschool Student from Kiddiwinkie Schoolhouse

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Here at MindFlex, we are confident in helping Preschool students excel in Chinese. We have helped countless Preschool Chinese students with our experienced tutors. It is indeed essential for Preschool students to have a good grasp of the language in order to build a strong foundation required in later academic years.

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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.