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Importance of PSLE Chinese Tuition

PSLE Chinese is extremely important and most students tend to overlook Chinese as a subject, focusing on other subjects such as Maths and Science. However, it is important to do well in PSLE Chinese – which can definitely be achieved through engaging a qualified PSLE Chinese Tuition in Singapore.

WIth a PSLE Chinese Tutor, PSLE students will be guided on the things to know about PSLE Chinese Oral, tips on how to do well in Composition and Comprehension, and much more. The PSLE Chinese Tutor will also guide students on their mistakes and misconceptions, helping them improve.

Therefore, getting PSLE Chinese Tuition in Singapore is definitely something that is important and will benefit students in their journey leading up to the PSLE and beyond.

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How Much Does PSLE Chinese Tuition Cost

In Singapore, PSLE 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 $160-180 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 $40-$45/hour, but rates might go higher depending on the tutor’s experience and educational 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 PSLE Chinese Tuition

  • Basic Mastery in Wide Range of Vocabulary
  • Ability to Discern Different Contexts and Provide Appropriate Inference
  • Mastery in Writing, Speaking and Listening
  • Ability to Speak Well in Wide Range of Situations
  • Ability to Compare Views, Content, and Characters
  • Basic Summary Skills

Challenges Faced By PSLE Chinese Students

Lack of Motivation

During students’ PSLE year, the stress attributed to the upcoming PSLE Chinese examination 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 PSLE 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 PSLE 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 Understand Meaning of Words

At PSLE 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 PSLE Chinese Tuition, however, students will definitely have an easier time understanding Chinese vocabulary as the PSLE 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 Unable to Write Well

At PSLE level, writing becomes more important as students are expected to master writing in Chinese. 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 PSLE 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 PSLE Chinese Tuition, students will definitely master techniques on writing well.

Unable to Speak Well in Oral

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

Why You Should Engage A PSLE Chinese Tutor

Benefits of Hiring Chinese Tuition

1. Help Students Prepare for PSLE

The PSLE is one of the most important examinations that students have to sit for. Given the high weightage of the examination on students’ future, many students will face increased anxieties and worries as the PSLE approaches.

With a PSLE Chinese Tutor, he/she will be able to provide close guidance and support for the student. With an additional pair of hands to help, students will definitely be more at ease during their PSLE Chinese preparation, and will be more confident in tackling the examination.

2. Help Targets Students’ Weakness in Chinese

The PSLE Chinese language syllabus relies heavily on foundational skills built during the entirety of the 6 years. For students who do not have a strong foundation, they might find it increasingly difficult to do well in their examinations – resulting in increased anxieties regarding their upcoming PSLE Chinese examination.

With a PSLE Chinese Tutor, they will be able to help target the student’s weaknesses – be it writing, memory work or inference skills. With close guidance from the PSLE Chinese Tutor, any weak foundational skills will be corrected in no time, allowing them to put their best foot forth during the PSLE Chinese examination.

3. Train Students in Higher-Order Thinking Skills

At PSLE level, beyond mastering the basic Chinese language skills (such as reading, writing and speaking), it is also extremely crucial for students to have a good grasp of higher-order thinking skills such as evaluation and inference. With the tight schedules in school, teachers might not have invested enough time into such skills, hence students have to oftentimes rely on themselves or external help to hone such skills.

By engaging a PSLE Chinese Tutor, students will be provided with dedicated help and training in developing higher-order thinking skills. The weekly PSLE Chinese Tuition lessons also provides students with repeated practice, allowing them to put their skills to the test.

4. Aid Students in Clearing 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 PSLE level, students might have accumulated doubts and misconceptions that might be hard to eradicate.

Therefore, it is important to engage a PSLE 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 PSLE Chinese Tutor

Academic and Teaching Qualifications

When engaging a PSLE 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.

Furthermore, given how important the PSLE year is, you’d definitely not want to engage an inexperienced tutor as it will be a waste of time and money for you and your child.

Patience in Teaching

Teaching PSLE 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, during the PSLE year, students might be extremely stressed out – hence, it is important to engage a PSLE Tutor that is patient enough to continuously engage the student and clear any doubts they might have.

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

Ability to Provide Additional Resources

It might be difficult to find good PSLE Chinese resources that will be able to help students. Hence, by choosing a PSLE Chinese Tutor that is able to provide additional resources, you can save time on hunting for resources and leave it up to your PSLE 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 PSLE 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 Help Students in PSLE

During the PSLE year, most students will be extremely stressed out with the upcoming PSLE. Hence, it is important to find a PSLE 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 PSLE Chinese Tutor that has experience in helping PSLE students, or have testimonials from PSLE students who have achieved good grades in their PSLE Chinese.

Testimonials from PSLE Chinese Students

I have been doing poorly in Chinese, and with my PSLE coming up, I was worried that I won’t be able to do well, so I started on Chinese Tuition with MindFlex. My teacher, Jessica, is so helpful and patient. Even when I don’t know how to read certain words, or am unable to understand Comprehension passages, she will patiently go through them with me slowly to make sure that I understand it.

Dalia Seow
PSLE Student from Ang Mo Kio Pri 

Learning Chinese was very difficult for me even though I put in a lot of effort trying to focus in school and in doing my homework. So, my mum looked for a Chinese Tuition Teacher for me. With the teacher’s help, I managed to make some improvements and it was easier for me to understand words and answer the Comprehension questions. With her help, I managed to get an A for PSLE!

Natasha Liu
PSLE Student from Unity Pri

Valerie was struggling so much with Chinese, and even after getting a Chinese Tutor for her last year, she was not making any improvements. I decided to look for a tutor with MindFlex, and I must say, I am impressed! 

Jess Pang
PSLE Student from Woodlands Pri

I am thankful for the help from my Chinese Tutor, Sara. She has helped me improve my Chinese so much in the span of a year, and thanks to her, I managed to get an A in my PSLE Chinese.

Tan Tze Jin
PSLE Student from Sengkang Green Pri

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With the PSLE approaching, it is indeed stressful to deal with the amount of content mastery needed. With a MindFlex PSLE Chinese Tutor, however, students will definitely have an easier time handling the pressure.

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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.