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Importance of Primary 3 Chinese Tuition

At Primary 3 level, the Chinese syllabus starts to get more complicated, resulting in more parents seeking for Primary 3 Chinese Tuition for their child. Furthermore, as increased distractions start to arise (extracurricular activities etc.), students will definitely find it harder to focus on their studies.

While Primary students might not enjoy the subject, or find it a chore to do well in it, it is extremely crucial for students to build a strong foundation in it due to the importance of Chinese in the Singaporean context

Hence, finding a good Primary 3 Chinese Tutor is crucial, as an experienced and dedicated Primary 3 Chinese Tutor will be able to help instil passion for the Chinese subject, as well as to help the student improve.

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How Much Does Primary 3 Chinese Tuition Cost

In Singapore, P3 Chinese Group Tuition in tuition centres averages at about $160-$200/month, with rates going up to $400 or more for tuition centres that are more reputable or high quality. Similarly, for private home tuition, the rate averages at about $35-40 per hour, but can go up to $60 or more per hour depending on how qualified and experienced the home tutor is.

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 3 Chinese Tuition

  • Basic Understanding of Intonations and Opinions
  • Mastery of Character Writing and Strokes
  • Mastery of Punctuation and Basic Vocabulary
  • Mastery in Writing Skills (700-750 words)
  • Recognition of Tone and Meaning
  • Ability to Hold Conversations

Challenges Faced By Primary 3 Chinese Students

Unable to Understand Vocabulary

At Primary 3 level, students are expected to understand large amounts of vocabulary, which are increasingly less straightforward and require greater amounts of interpretation. Some of these vocabulary might also not have direct translations to English, making it more difficult for students to understand.

With Primary 3 Chinese Tuition, however, students will definitely have an easier time understanding Chinese vocabulary as the Primary 3 Chinese Tutors will make sure that students are continuously exposed to large amounts of vocabulary, allowing them to be repeatedly exposed to these vocabulary and thereby, internalise and understand them.

Unable to Write Well

As students progress to higher levels in Primary School, writing becomes more important as students are expected to start writing Compositions. This is a challenging aspect for many students as they are required to consolidate their skills from different sections such as their sentence structure skills, character recognition skills as well as vocabulary understanding skills.

With a good Primary 3 Chinese Tutor, these challenges will be greatly reduced as students will receive step-by-step guidance from their tutor on how to master the basics of writing well. Thereafter, with repeated practice every week during their Chinese Tuition, students will definitely master techniques on writing well.

Unable to Speak Well in Oral

Speaking well is also a crucial element of Primary 3 Chinese – one in which students usually struggle with. As most students do not speak the Chinese language at home, they are solely exposed to the language in school during their Chinese lessons. Therefore, it understandably becomes more difficult for students to learn how to speak well during lessons, during Oral examinations or in their day-to-day lives.

Hence, a Primary 3 Chinese Tutor is definitely a viable option as the tutors will provide targeted, small-group/one-to-one practice for the Primary 3 student, providing them with a safe space to practice speaking in Chinese. Additionally, the Primary 3 Chinese Tutors will also provide immediate feedback and periodic tips in order to help students improve.

Unable to Interpret Questions in Comprehension

Comprehension is an important aspect of Primary 3 Chinese, one which many Primary 3 students struggle with as they have to get through understanding a large chunk of Chinese characters and words in order to understand the whole passage. In many cases, students also struggle with identifying the correct answers due to the general unfamiliarity with the Chinese language.

With Primary 3 Chinese Tuition, however, students will be exposed to more Comprehension practices which can come in handy for students who are struggling with the section. Students will also be introduced to many tips and techniques to help them do better in Chinese Comprehension.

Why You Should Engage A Primary 3 Chinese Tutor

Benefits of Hiring Chinese Tuition

1. Hone Students’ Writing Skills

An important aspect in the Primary 3 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 coherent sentences. At Primary 3 level, students might not be as well-versed with writing as they are not well-trained in that aspect.

By engaging a Primary 3 Chinese Tutor, students will be provided with an extra avenue for practice. The Primary 3 Chinese Tutor will also be able to provide instantaneous feedback to students, allowing them to improve drastically every week thanks to the Primary 3 Chinese Tutor’s close guidance.

2. Train Chinese Character Writing Skills

Character Writing is an important aspect of doing well in Chinese. By mastering stroke and character writing, students will definitely have an easier time studying the language and doing well during examinations. However, most Primary 3 students simply do not have the correct studying methods or resources to train themselves in this aspect.

With a Primary 3 Chinese Tutor, students will be provided with additional guidance that can push their Chinese language skills further. With targeted resources and practices provided to them, students will get the relevant materials that they can use to improve, allowing them to witness drastic improvements – all with the help of a single Primary 3 Chinese Tutor!

3. Aid Students in Clarifying Doubts

At Primary 3 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 3 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.

4. Clear Students’ 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. At Primary 3 level, students have just started getting the hang of the Chinese language – and having such misconceptions might be detrimental to their overall grasp of the language.

Therefore, it is important to engage a Primary 3 Chinese Tutor as he/she will provide students with the relevant feedback to help students fix their misconceptions. During the Chinese Tuition itself, tutors will also provide instantaneous feedback that can greatly help students with clearing their Chinese language misconceptions.

What To Look For in A Primary 3 Chinese Tutor

Prior Experience in Teaching Primary 3 Students

When engaging a Primary 3 Chinese Tutor, it is important to pick one that has prior experience in teaching students of the same level. While it is definitely possible to pick tutors who have taught other similar levels, the best results often come from tutors who have taught the same level as the Chinese Tutor would have found specific teaching methods that work for Primary 3 students.

Furthermore, by selecting tutors who have prior experience in teaching Primary 3 students, they would likely also have relevant Primary 3 Chinese resources that they can pass on to your child to help them improve.

Ability to Provide Additional Resources

At Primary 3 level, it might be difficult to find good Chinese resources that will be able to help students. Hence, by choosing a Primary 3 Chinese Tutor that is able to provide additional resources, you can save time on hunting for resources and leave it up to your Primary 3 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 Primary 3 Chinese Tutor, it will definitely be great to look out for tutors who are able to provide their own self-collated Chinese resources.

Patience in Teaching

Teaching Primary 3 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, as the syllabus gets progressively harder as the students advance to higher levels, students might get less motivated and less interested in the subject – hence, it is important to engage a Primary 3 Tutor that is patient enough to continuously engage the Primary 3 student.

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

Academic and Teaching Qualifications

When engaging a Primary 3 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 at Primary 3 level when building a strong foundation in Chinese is of utmost importance.

Testimonials from Primary 3 Chinese Students

Before starting on Chinese Tuition with MindFlex, my daughter Samantha was struggling with her Chinese. She could barely read or write, and would constantly fail her TingXie in school. However, with the help from the tutor, Samantha has steadily improved! She recently got 8/10 in her TingXie!

Kim (Parent of Samantha Liu)
P3 Student from CHIJ Kellock

My daughter Kayla has been struggling with Chinese for a long time. We have tried many other tutors but none were able to make any significant improvements. With Jayna, the tutor recommended by MindFlex, Kayla managed to make improvements within 1 month.

Tan Sze Hong (Parent of Kayla Tan)
P3 Student from Canberra Pri

My Chinese Tutor, Si Yu, has been very helpful. Even though I do not like Chinese, I enjoy lessons with Si Yu as she makes it interesting and not boring. My Chinese has improved and I am now able to read more Chinese words without anyone’s help. Thank you Si Yu for your help!

Koh Jia Yi
P3 Student from CHIJ St. Nicholas (Pri)

Junhao had been consistently scoring badly before we tried out tuition lessons with the tutor, Miss Lim. She is very flexible in her schedule and was able to commit to our requirement of 2 lessons a week. During lessons, Miss Lim also manages to engage Junhao through her interesting lessons.

Daniel Tang (Parent of Tang Junhao)
P3 Student from Kuo Chuan Presbyterian 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.