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Importance of O Level Chinese Tuition

The O Levels is often known as one of the most rigorous programmes in Singapore, and students face immense amounts of stress leading up to the O Level examinations. In particular, O Level Chinese is a rather stressful examination due to the steep bell curve that often puts students under a lot of stress.

Even with online tips on how to prepare well for the O Level Chinese examination, doing it alone might still be extremely difficult due to the lack of access to resources. However, tackling the O Level Chinese examination need not be a one-man task!

By engaging an O Level Chinese Tutor, students will receive additional guidance on tips and tricks on how to do well in the different components of the Chinese examination. Furthermore, the tutor will also provide instantaneous feedback on the student’s work and help them to work on any mistakes they might have.

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How Much Does O Level Chinese Tuition Cost

Here in Singapore, rates for O Level Chinese Tuition are extremely competitive, and you will definitely be able to find tuition centres with rates as affordable as $160-$200 a month. However, for more reputable tuition centres with better credentials, rates can go as high as $600 a month. Similarly, affordable 1-1 private tutors charge around $35 per hour for O Level Chinese Tuition, but rates can go up to $90 per hour or more for tutors who are more experienced and qualified.

Part-Time
Tutors

Full-Time
Tutors

Ex/Current

MOE Teachers

Sec 1

$30-$40/h

$40-$50/h

$60-$80/h

Sec 2

$30-$40/h

$40-$50/h

$60-$80/h

Sec 3

$35-$40/h

$45-$55/h

$60-$90/h

Sec 4

$35-$40/h

$45-$55/h

$60-$90/h

Sec 5

$35-$40/h

$45-$55/h

$60-$90/h

Challenges Faced While Learning Chinese

Outline of O Level Chinese Tuition

  • Mastery in Understanding of Textual Analysis
  • Mastery in Usage of Various Devices and Techniques in Writing
  • Ability to Write Well in Various Contexts and Techqinues in Writing
  • Ability to Evoke Deep Emotions and Meaning in Writing/Speaking
  • Advanced Understanding of Linguistic Nuances
  • Mastery in Inference Skills

Challenges Faced By O Level Chinese Students

Stressed Over Upcoming O Level Examinations

During the final few months before their O Level examinations, most students will find themselves feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or anxious, leading to decreased motivation or lack of drive to do well. This is especially the case for languages such as Chinese, as students would often prioritise allocating more time for other subjects as opposed to Chinese. 

One of the best ways to tackle this is through an O Level Chinese Tutor! With a good tutor, students will be provided with a weekly avenue to improve. A good O Level Chinese Tutor will also take time out to analyse the student’s weaknesses and strengths, and guide the students through targeted practices in order to help students build their confidence in the Chinese language. This way, with an O Level Chinese Tutor, students need not feel so overwhelmed and stressed out!

Time Management

One of the more common issues faced by O Level Chinese students is the inability to complete their Chinese paper on time. This is largely due to insufficient practice and lack of exposure to the various question types, resulting in them being unaware of how to tackle the questions during examination. As such, students often hand in incomplete papers or hand in subpar answers.

With an O Level Chinese Tutor, however, students will be given weekly practices and exposure to other schools’ papers and past year papers to help hone their Chinese examination skills, allowing them to be more confident when tackling their Chinese examinations.

Unable to Write Well in Paper 1

The Paper 1 component in O Level Chinese is a difficult component to score well in due to the need for immense amounts of exposure and practice. Students are expected to have a strong grasp of the Chinese language, as well as use a sufficient amount of literary devices, idioms etc. to supplement their writing.

With an O Level 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 O Level Chinese Tuition lessons, tutors will also be able to provide instantaneous feedback – so students will be able to see immediate improvements in their skills!

Inability to Do Well in Comprehension

Another tricky component in O Level Chinese is the Comprehension section in Paper 2. Apart from the weak understanding and recognition of Chinese characters and vocabulary, students are also required to do basic inference in order to synthesise answers for their Comprehension questions, which is difficult for many.

Hence, an O Level Chinese Tutor will be extremely beneficial in this aspect as students will be exposed to Comprehension practices weekly, which will serve as repeated reinforcement for students. During weekly O Level Chinese Tuition, students will also be introduced to tips and skills which can help them in their Chinese language and Comprehension skills.

Why You Should Engage A O Level Chinese Tutor

Benefits of Hiring Chinese Tuition

1. Help Students Prepare for O Levels

The O Levels is an important examination 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 O Level approaches.

With an O Level 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 O Level Chinese preparation, and will be more confident in tackling the examination.

2. 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. However, it is crucial that students clear all the misconceptions that they have before the O Levels as such doubts can be detrimental to the O Level Chinese examination itself.

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

3. Hone Inference/Evaluation Skills

Most of the time, the distinguishing factor between normal students and A1 students is their ability to apply soft skills into their question evaluation and synthesis of answers. At O Level standard, students who have mastered inference and evaluation skills tend to do better, 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. 

Hence, it is important to engage an O Level 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 in such soft skills. 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!

4. Aid Students in Writing

An important aspect of the O Level Chinese syllabus is writing. To do well, students have to have a strong command of the Chinese language, together with mastery in character writing and the ability to form good sentences. Many O Level students lack proper practice or relevant resources to help them improve, resulting in them remaining stagnant in their writing skills.

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

What To Look For in A O Level Chinese Tutor

Academic and Teaching Qualifications

When engaging an O Level 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 O Level 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 O Level 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 O Level year, students might be extremely stressed out – hence, it is important to engage an O Level 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 O Level Tutor handles the child during the entirety of the lesson.

Ability to Provide Additional Resources

It might be difficult to find good O Level Chinese resources that will be able to help students. Hence, by choosing an O Level Chinese Tutor that is able to provide additional resources, you can save time on hunting for resources and leave it up to your O Level 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 an O Level 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 O Levels

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

Testimonials from O Level Chinese Students

Miss Chan has been my Chinese Tutor ever since Sec 1, and she has helped me improve from an F9 to a B3 in my prelims. Miss Chan is very patient even though I am very weak in Chinese. She will always try to ensure that she teaches ahead of the school syllabus so I have more time to understand the content. Thanks to her, I managed to get an A2 in O Levels! I am so happy!

Nicole Yong
O Level Student from Yishun Town Sec

I have been doing poorly in Chinese ever since Sec 1. In Sec 3, I even failed my Chinese, and hence, my parents decided to find a Chinese Tutor for me. Mr Tan, my Chinese Tutor, has been nothing but patient and helpful. He is a dedicated teacher who really wants to help his students, and his guidance has helped me improve from a D7 to an A2 in my O Levels!

Regine Ng
O Level Student from Mayflower Sec

I started Chinese Tuition with Eileen in Sec 3, and she has been very helpful. I have learnt a lot from her lessons, which are always very fun and interactive. Eileen will also always make sure to check in on me and ask how I am coping with the schoolwork. She would also provide me with her own materials. Thanks to her help, I managed to get an A1 for my Chinese in the O Levels.

Tan Jing Hui
O Level Student from Crescent Girl’s Sch

My Chinese Tutor, Ben, has been very patient and helpful. He never fails to come to lessons prepared, and will always have extra Chinese resources to offer me, whether it is resources for Paper 1, Paper 2, or even Oral. Ben also makes sure that I am prepared for each and every examination in school by giving me mock tests. With his help, I managed to get an A1 in my O Levels!

Melissa Lim
O Level Student from Cedar Girl’s Sec

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The O Levels are an important milestone for every student, hence it is important to engage an O Level Chinese Tutor to help boost the student’s grades. With MindFlex’s experienced O Level Chinese Tutors, students will receive a high-quality education at the comfort of their own homes!

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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.