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Importance of Primary Chinese Tuition

Primary School Chinese is a difficult subject to master due to the huge learning curve students are expected to grasp. In addition, students at this age might not be as interested in learning Chinese as a subject, which might result in lessened motivations in students when approaching the Chinese subject.

However, there is no denying the importance of learning Chinese in Singapore, hence, it is crucial for students to start early and start young – making a Primary School Chinese Tutor the perfect choice for Primary School students.

With a Primary School Chinese Tutor, students will have additional guidance that can help drive them towards Chinese language mastery and towards achieving drastic grade improvements.

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How Much Does Primary Chinese Tuition Cost

Primary School Chinese Tuition is an extremely competitive market, with many tuition centres and private tutors offering the course with highly competitive rates. Tuition centres usually charge around $160-$200 a month, but these rates can go as high as $400 a month for tuition centres with higher reputation or credibility. The range for private tutors is around $25-$30 an hour, but similarly, rates can go as high as $70 an hour based on the tutor’s experience and qualifications.

Part-Time
Tutors

Full-Time
Tutors

Ex/Current

MOE Teachers

P1

$25-$30/h

$35-$40/h

$50-$60/h

P2

$25-$30/h

$35-$40/h

$50-$60/h

P3

$25-$30/h

$35-$40/h

$50-$60/h

P4

$25-$35/h

$35-$45/h

$50-$65/h

P5

$30-$35/h

$40-$45/h

$50-$70/h

P6

$30-$35/h

$40-$45/h

$50-$70/h

Challenges Faced While Learning Chinese

Outline of Primary Chinese Tuition

  • Mastery of Stroke Writing
  • Introduction to Vocabulary
  • Mastery in Reading, Speaking and Writing Skills
  • Mastery in Summary and Evaluation Skills
  • Usage of Proper Punctuation, Grammar and Vocabulary
  • Advanced Chinese Conversational Skills

Challenges Faced By Primary Chinese Students

Leap in Syllabus

Going from Kindergarten to Primary School, students might face a huge learning curve which will render them lost and confused. Additionally, students are faced with the stress from various other subjects, which might make it hard for them to keep up with the fast-paced environment in Primary School.

As such, students will require huge amounts of discipline in order to plan their time well, allocating enough time to prepare for each subject. To do this, most parents opt for an extra pair of hands to help, in the form of a Primary School Chinese Tutor. With Primary School Chinese Tuition, students will be guided on various skills and techniques they are expected to learn in order to make the learning of the Chinese language easier.

Lack of Interest

A problem faced by many Primary School Chinese students is the lack of interest in the subject. With most Primary School students speaking solely in English at home, learning Chinese might seem like a chore, hence resulting in lessened motivation levels when faced with this compulsory subject in school.

However, this issue can easily be tackled with a dedicated Primary School Chinese Tutor. Since the language is compulsory for students, parents can choose to make it a little easier for them through engaging a Chinese Tutor, who will be able to pinpoint the Primary School student’s weaknesses and approach them through fun-filled lessons and engaging them through curated lesson plans.

Unable to Understand Vocabulary

At Primary School level, the large amount of vocabulary mastery might result in lowered motivations in students. At first glance, students might be overwhelmed by the large amount of vocabulary they are required to learn. Furthermore, it might be difficult to understand the nuances in Chinese vocabulary without proper guidance.

Hence, engaging a Primary School Chinese Tutor will definitely be of help. Tutors will be able to guide students in understanding the vocabulary they are struggling with, giving them localised or curated examples that will definitely aid them in their understanding.

Unable to Write Well

Another challenge faced by most Primary School Chinese students is the inability to write well. Writing in Chinese involves mastering the various stroke techniques, followed by the ability to understand and recall how different words are written, before piecing them together into coherent sentences or compositions. All these, however, are salient challenges for Primary School students.

With a Primary School Chinese Tutor, however, students will have additional guidance in mastering the various stroke techniques and word recognition – allowing them to build upon their Chinese language skills and allowing them to write better.

Why You Should Engage A Primary Chinese Tutor

Benefits of Hiring Chinese Tuition

1. Help Students Clarify Doubts

At Primary School level, students might still be extremely shy and unwilling to clear their doubts in class, in front of all their peers. 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 Primary School 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. Ease Students into Primary School Chinese Syllabus

The Primary School Chinese syllabus is vastly different from that of the Kindergarten syllabus. In Primary School, the focus is on complete mastery and understanding of the course content, including in depth mastery of stroke and character writing, vocabulary etc.

With a Primary School Chinese Tutor, students will definitely have an easier time assimilating into the Primary School culture and syllabus as the Chinese Tutor will provide dedicated guidance and help whenever any problems arise.

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, Primary School students often find it difficult to build on their Chinese foundational skills.

With a Primary School 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 Primary School 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 Primary School 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 A Primary Chinese Tutor

Academic and Teaching Qualifications

When engaging a Primary School 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 Primary School Students

The Primary School Chinese syllabus is vastly different from that of the Secondary and JC syllabus. Hence, it is important to select a Primary School Chinese Tutor that has experience in teaching Primary School students so that they will be well-versed with the Primary School Chinese syllabus.

In addition, given how active Primary School students are, they might also require specialised teaching methods which are different from what would normally work for older students – hence, engaging a tutor with prior experience in teaching Primary School students will be wise as they would have the relevant teaching methods and lesson plans to engage your Primary School child.

Patience in Teaching

At ages 7-12, Primary School students will definitely be more difficult to teach as tutors have to struggle to get their attention as well as to get them to listen and pay attention. Hence, it is important to engage a Primary School 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 Primary School Tutor handles the child during the entirety of the lesson.

Commitment

It is important to select a Primary School 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 Primary School Chinese examination.

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, up till their PSLE.

Testimonials from Primary Chinese Students

My Chinese Tutor was so helpful in ensuring that I understood all the Chinese vocabulary and words. Whenever I had any questions, he would also take the time to explain to me. When I don’t understand any words or phrases, he will also repeatedly explain to me and make sure that I fully understand them before moving on.

Janet Liau
P5 Student from Anderson Pri 

My tutor, Janna, is very helpful. I have always struggled in my Chinese, especially in my Comprehension section. With Janna’s patience, I have made a lot of improvements in my Chinese Comprehension, and I have even gotten an A in Chinese! I am very happy with the improvement, thank you Janna!

Keith Wong
P6 Student from Catholic High (Pri)

When I started tuition lessons with my tutor, I was having a hard time understanding many Chinese words and I would always get Bs or Cs in my exams. However, with the patient guidance from my tutor Si Ting, she managed to guide me in my understanding of the language. Thanks to her help, I managed to improve to an A within a few months!

Tan Jia Ling
P5 Student from Edgefield Pri

My Chinese Tutor has been helpful in guiding me in the subject. She would patiently guide me through test papers and go through any mistakes that I made. She will also offer to look through my school exam papers or homework to check to see if I have understood all my mistakes. With her help, I managed to score a 92/100 in my recent test!

Ben Koh
P4 Student from Hougang Pri

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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.