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Importance of Primary 5 Chinese Tuition

Primary 5 is a relatively crucial year for students as the content required starts to pile up. Hence, it becomes increasingly important for students to engage in a Primary 5 Chinese Tutor in order to provide additional support and guidance in their Chinese language mastery. 

At Primary 5, parents might start getting anxious due to the impending PSLE that their child is about to face – however, apart from trying to cope with ways to help one’s child, parents can also opt to get additional guidance in the form of a Primary 5 Chinese Tutor.

Through Primary 5 Chinese Tuition in Singapore, students can definitely get an edge over their peers, and build a solid foundation in Chinese.

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How Much Does Primary 5 Chinese Tuition Cost

In Singapore, P5 Chinese Tuition is extremely competitive, with many tuition centres and private tutors in Singapore offering Chinese Tuition. The rates in tuition centres for P5 Chinese Tuition averages at around $160-$200/month, with rates possibly going above $400 depending on the centre’s reputation and quality. Private 1-1 home tuition rates start from $30/hour, but can go up to $70/h or more depending on the tutor’s credentials.

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 5 Chinese Tuition

  • Basic Spotting of Implicit Meanings
  • Ability to Perform Inference and Prediction
  • Ability to Speak Based on Situations
  • Ability to Recognise Glyphs, Meaning etc. (up to 1700 words)
  • Advanced Writing Skills (1000-1100 words)
  • Advanced Expression of Opinions

Challenges Faced By Primary 5 Chinese Students

Lack of Motivation

At P5 level, the stress attributed to the upcoming PSLE might start to affect student’s motivation. This might particularly be the case for the Chinese language subject, especially if they are not doing well with it. Furthermore, doing well for Chinese also requires years of accumulated skills and a solid foundation. If students are lacking in any of these, it will definitely lower their motivation levels.

As such, having a Primary 5 Chinese Tutor will definitely come in handy, especially when the students are lacking the motivation to even keep up with the school syllabus. During the weekly Chinese Tuition, students will receive guidance from their Primary 5 Chinese Tutor. Tutors will also provide students with targeted help and practices to help them work on their weaknesses, instilling proper Chinese language skills which will motivate students to work harder in the language.

Unable to Write Well

At higher Primary levels, Chinese becomes more challenging, and students often find themselves struggling with writing well, whether it is in their Compositions or in the Comprehension section. Often, this is attributed to the lack of repeated/periodic practice, resulting in lack of muscle memory.

With a Primary 5 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 Primary 5 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 Understand Meaning of Words

At Primary 5 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 5 Chinese Tuition, however, students will definitely have an easier time understanding Chinese vocabulary as the Primary 5 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.

Inability to Interpret Questions in Comprehension

Comprehension is an important aspect of Primary 5 Chinese, one which many Primary 5 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 an experienced Primary 5 Chinese Tutor, students will receive guided help in tackling even the toughest of Comprehension questions. Tutors will provide them with challenging Comprehension practices which will help to improve students’ skills, allowing them to do well in their next Chinese Comprehension examination.

Why You Should Engage A Primary 5 Chinese Tutor

Benefits of Hiring Chinese Tuition

1. Aid Students in Writing

An important aspect in the Primary 5 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 5 level, students might not be as well-versed with writing as they are not well-trained in that aspect.

By engaging a Primary 5 Chinese Tutor, students will be provided with an extra avenue for practice. The Primary 5 Chinese Tutor will also be able to provide instantaneous feedback to students, allowing them to improve drastically every week thanks to the Primary 5 Chinese Tutor’s close guidance.

2. Clear Misconceptions and Doubts

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 5 level, students might have accumulated doubts and misconceptions that might be hard to eradicate.

Therefore, it is important to engage a Primary 5 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.

3. Train Students in Conversational Skills

For Primary 5 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 5 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. Hone Inference/Evaluation Skills

At Primary 5 level, basic inference and evaluation skills are required, 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. However, some students simply do not get enough guidance in school to aid them in grasping the skill.

Hence, it is important to engage a Primary 5 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. 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!

What To Look For in A Primary 5 Chinese Tutor

Academic and Teaching Qualifications

When engaging a Primary 5 Chinese Tutor, it is crucial to pick one with good academic and teaching qualifications. Some parents might prefer their Primary 5 Chinese Tutor to have experience teaching in MOE schools, while some parents might be fine with teachers with little experience. This is entirely up to the parent and child, hence this should be something discussed together!

By looking at the tutor’s academic and teaching qualifications, you’ll be able to discern whether the Primary 5 Chinese Tutor will be able to help your child in doing better in their Chinese language.

Patience in Teaching

Teaching Primary 5 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 5 Tutor that is patient enough to continuously engage the Primary 5 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 5 Tutor handles the child during the entirety of the lesson.

Ability to Provide Additional Resources

At Primary 5 level, it might be difficult to find good Chinese resources that will be able to help students. Hence, by choosing a Primary 5 Chinese Tutor that is able to provide additional resources, you can save time on hunting for resources and leave it up to your Primary 5 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 5 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 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 Primary 5 Chinese Tutor that is experienced enough to spot any of your child’s weaknesses or mistakes.

While this might be hard to judge, an easier way might be to check on the Primary 5 Chinese Tutor’s testimonials from past students and parents. Through reading the testimonials, you’ll be able to see if the tutor you are engaging is well-versed with the syllabus and able to help work on student’s mistakes.

Testimonials from Primary 5 Chinese Students

When I first started Chinese Tuition with my teacher, I was scoring badly in school in Chinese. However, with her help, I have managed to improve from a C to a B, and I am doing better in all the sections in the Chinese paper.

Jeremiah Poh
P5 Student from Rosyth School

My tutor Jia Yu has been very helpful. I have been attending tuition with Jia Yu for the past few months, and she will always ensure that I fully understand all the content taught in school as well as during tuition lessons.

Mikaela Chan
P5 Student from Rosyth School

Thanks to the Chinese Tutor, Keith has made tremendous improvements in his Chinese! She is patient in teaching Keith although he always has trouble paying attention, and always goes the extra mile to ensure that she prepares him well for his exams and tests, down to his TingXie.

Kim (Parent of Keith Liew)
P5 Student from Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Pri

Chinese lessons with my tutor Jiayu is very fun. I like her as she always makes sure to come up with interesting ways to help me remember words. As i am very bad at spelling, Jiayu will also always test me on my TingXie words and sometimes, she will also buy me snacks to motivate and congratulate me!

Olivia
P5 Student from Chongfu School

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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.