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Importance of Secondary 2 Chinese Tuition

Secondary 2 Chinese is extremely crucial and students should aim to do well in the subject and sustain a strong Chinese foundation. Furthermore, the second year in Secondary School is also a streaming year, where students should aim to do as well as possible in order to open up their subject combination options.

After all, no one can deny the importance of learning Chinese in Singapore – hence, students should aim to get a good grasp of the Chinese language as early as possible in order to aid them in their future studies or career.

Having Secondary 2 Chinese Tuition in Singapore is definitely a worthwhile investment for Secondary students who are struggling with coping with the stressful demands of the Secondary School curriculum.

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How Much Does Secondary 2 Chinese Tuition Cost

Here in Singapore, Secondary 2 Chinese Tuition is usually in the $160-$250 range for tuition centre group lessons, but can easily go up to $400 or more for more reputable and high quality tuition centres. Similarly, for private 1-1 tuition, rates start from $25 per hour, but can go up to $90 or more depending on the experience and qualifications of the tutor.

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 Secondary 2 Chinese Tuition

  • Basic Grasp on Text Analysis
  • Mastery of Literary Devices, Metaphors etc.
  • Strengthening of Writing Competency Skills
  • Ability to Read and Think Critically
  • Mastery with Situational Writing
  • Advanced Inference Skills

Challenges Faced By Secondary 2 Chinese Students

Inability to Write Well

At Secondary 2 level, writing becomes more important as students are expected to have a decent level of writing skills for their Paper 1 section. Initially, this might pose a challenge as students have to bring in skills from various aspects such as a clear understanding of vocabulary, good sentence structure skills etc.

Good Secondary 2 Chinese Tutors, however, will be able to aid students in expressing their thoughts well in Chinese. With these tutors, students will be guided on ways to master the basics of writing well, and provided practice in order to help students hone their Chinese skills. With Secondary 2 Chinese Tuition, students will also receive timely feedback and ways to help them improve.

Unable to Interpret Questions in Comprehension

Secondary 2 students usually struggle with Comprehension during their Chinese examinations. 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, a Secondary 2 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 Secondary 2 Chinese Tuition, students will also be introduced to tips and skills which can help them in their Chinese language and Comprehension skills.

Unable to Speak Well in Oral

Speaking well is also a crucial element of Secondary School 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 Secondary 2 Chinese Tutor is definitely a viable option as the tutors will provide targeted, small-group/one-to-one practice for the Secondary 2 student, providing them with a safe space to practice speaking in Chinese. Additionally, the Secondary 2 Chinese Tutors will also provide immediate feedback and periodic tips in order to help students improve.

Time Management

A common issue faced by Secondary 2 Chinese students is the inability to manage their time properly during their Chinese examination for both Paper 1 and 2. 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 a Secondary 2 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.

Why You Should Engage A Secondary 2 Chinese Tutor

Benefits of Hiring Chinese Tuition

1. Help Students Clarify Doubts

At Secondary 2 level, students might 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 Secondary 2 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. Help Students Master Writing

Writing well is a crucial element of doing well in Secondary 2 Chinese. For most students, however, the pace that their school moves at might be too fast, resulting in students not being able to grasp the fundamentals and build a strong foundation in writing.

By engaging a Secondary 2 Chinese Tutor, students will be able to ace their writing through targeted practices on building a strong foundation in their essay writing skills. The Secondary 2 Chinese Tutor will also guide students and provide personalised help in clearing misconceptions and clearing doubts.

3. Train Chinese Conversational Skills

For Secondary 2 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 Secondary 2 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. Aid Students with Vocabulary Skills

Most Secondary 2 students find it difficult to understand the large amounts of Chinese vocabulary required due to their lack of exposure and practice. Furthermore, students might not have the correct resources to help them with their Chinese vocabulary understanding, resulting in them becoming increasingly weaker at the Chinese language as they advance to Secondary 3 and above.

Hence, engaging a Secondary 2 Chinese Tutor might be beneficial in this aspect as the experienced tutor will be able to guide students in understanding the Chinese vocabulary required for their syllabus. A Secondary 2 Chinese Tutor will also be able to go at the student’s pace and adjust their teaching methods accordingly to suit the student’s needs.

What To Look For in A Secondary 2 Chinese Tutor

Academic and Teaching Qualifications

When engaging a Secondary 2 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 Secondary 2 level when building a strong foundation in Chinese is of utmost importance.

Commitment

It is important to select a Secondary 2 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 Secondary 2 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 up till the end of their O Levels or N Levels.

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 Secondary 2 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 Secondary 2 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.

Patience in Teaching

Teaching Secondary 2 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. Hence, it is important to engage a Secondary 2 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 Secondary 2 Tutor handles the child during the entirety of the lesson.

Testimonials from Secondary 2 Chinese Students

I was struggling a lot with learning Chinese in Sec 1 and I did badly in my EOYs. After hearing about MindFlex from my friend, I found my tutor, Miss Chan, through the agency. Miss Chan is very experienced and she has helped me improve a lot.

Grace Lee
Sec 2 Student from Chung Cheng High (Main)

My Chinese Tutor, Mdm Eng, has helped me improve a lot in my Chinese. Mdm Eng always provides me with good resources to help me in my Chinese, such as her own personal Chinese Phrases notes, model Composition essays and even many past year papers.

Charmaine Soh
Sec 2 Student from Ang Mo Kio Sec

With the help of my Chinese Teacher, my Chinese has improved from a C6 to a B3! I am happy to have found Mr Tan. He is very patient and cheery, and will always come to class with a wide smile. He helps me with my school work, and will always provide me with extra practice.

Woo Ling Qi
Sec 2 Student from Serangoon Garden Sec

My Chinese Tutor, Mr Tan, has been very helpful. He has helped me in my Chinese grades, which have improved from a B4 to an A1 in a short span of a few months. Mr Tan is very passionate and dedicated and I highly recommend getting Mr Tan as a Chinese Tutor if you are struggling with Chinese!

Javier Yong
Sec 2 Student from Jurong West Sec

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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.