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Importance of Secondary 4 Chinese Tuition

During the Secondary 4 year, anxieties might arise due to the increased pressure to do well in national examinations. Hence, it is extremely crucial for Secondary 4 students to have additional forms of support, especially in the form of a Secondary 4 Chinese Tutor.

Furthermore, with so many reasons to learn Chinese in Singapore, getting a solid grasp of the Chinese language skills will definitely go beyond just doing well in the O Level or N Level examinations.

With Secondary 4 Chinese Tuition in Singapore, Secondary 4 students will definitely be at ease knowing that they have an additional form of guidance to aid them in their Chinese language mastery.

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How Much Does Secondary 4 Chinese Tuition Cost

The average Secondary 4 Chinese Tuition rates greatly differ depending on the type of tuition and the reputation of the tuition teacher. For example, rates for tuition centres are usually in the $160-$200 range, but can go up to $400 or even more for tuition centres with high reputability and highly qualified tutors. For private home tutors, the rates can go as low as $35 an hour, but can go up to $90 or more per hour depending on the tutor’s qualifications and teaching experience.

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 4 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 Situations
  • Ability to Evoke Deep Emotions and Meaning in Writing/Speaking
  • Advanced Understanding of Linguistic Nuances
  • Mastery in Inference Skills

Challenges Faced By Secondary 4 Chinese Students

Stressed over Upcoming National Examinations

Whether it is the N Levels or O Levels, most Secondary 4 students end up extremely stressed over their upcoming national examinations, resulting in decreased motivation. 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.

A way to tackle the stress is through a Secondary 4 Chinese Tutor! With a good tutor, students will be guided in various techniques, skills and content required to ace their Secondary 4 Chinese examinations, effectively helping them improve.

Time Management

One of the most common issues faced by Secondary 4 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 a Secondary 4 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

At Secondary 4, 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 Secondary 4 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 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

Secondary 4 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 4 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 4 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 Secondary 4 Chinese Tutor

Benefits of Hiring Chinese Tuition

1. Help Students Clarify Doubts

In school, Secondary 4 students might be unwilling to clear their doubts in class, in front of all their peers. Furthermore, at Secondary 4 level, students might start getting anxious about their upcoming national examinations and their doubts and questions might start to increase.

Hence, by engaging a Secondary 4 Chinese Tutor, 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. Hone Students’ Inference Skills

At Secondary 4 level, students are expected to have a good grasp of basic inference skills for the Comprehension section of their examination. This is extremely crucial and it can be a way to determine the student’s mastery of the Chinese language syllabus.

By engaging a Secondary 4 Chinese Tutor, the tutor will be able to identify the student’s weaknesses and learning styles, and will be able to curate a lesson plan directly focused on helping the student improve. 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!

3. Train Students in Conversational Skills

For Secondary 4 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 4 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, which will come in handy for their Secondary 4 oral examination!

4. Train Students in Writing Skills

Another important aspect in the Secondary 4 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 Secondary 4 level, students might not be as well-versed with writing as they are not well-trained in that aspect.

By engaging a Secondary 4 Chinese Tutor, students will be provided with an extra avenue for practice. The Secondary 4 Chinese Tutor will also be able to provide instantaneous feedback to students, allowing them to improve drastically every week thanks to the Secondary 4 Chinese Tutor’s close guidance.

What To Look For in A Secondary 4 Chinese Tutor

Ability to Help Students in National Examinations

At Secondary 4 level, most students will be extremely stressed out with the upcoming O Levels or N Levels. Hence, it is important to find a Secondary 4 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 Secondary 4 Chinese Tutor that has experience in helping Secondary 4 students, or have testimonials from Secondary 4 students who have achieved good grades in their O Level or N Level Chinese.

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 4 Chinese Tutor that is experienced enough to spot any of your child’s weaknesses or mistakes.

Furthermore, at Secondary 4 level, with a short runway to the national examinations, it is even more so important for Secondary 4 Chinese Tutors to be attuned to the student’s weaknesses in order to help them improve or to clear the misconceptions.

Academic and Teaching Qualifications

When engaging a Secondary 4 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 4 level where the N Level or O Level Chinese examination is approaching.

Ability to Provide Additional Resources

At Secondary 4 level, it might be difficult to find good Chinese resources that will be able to help students. Hence, by choosing a Secondary 4 Chinese Tutor that is able to provide additional resources, you can save time on hunting for resources and leave it up to your Secondary 4 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 Secondary 4 Chinese Tutor, it will definitely be great to look out for tutors who are able to provide their own self-collated Chinese resources.

Testimonials from Secondary 4 Chinese Students

Mdm Ang, my Chinese Tutor, has been super helpful. My Chinese has been horrible and I have been consistently getting below B4 since Sec 1. However, after starting tuition with Mdm Ang in Sec 4, I have witnessed a lot of improvements! I recently got an A2 in my Chinese prelims!

Tammy Koo
Sec 4 Student from Paya Lebar Methodist (Sec)

I have been attending Chinese Tuition with Ms Soh since Sec 1, and she has helped me improve a lot in my Chinese abilities. With her constant help and guidance, as well as her never ending support, I managed to get an A1 for my prelims, and even topped the cohort!

Charmaine Soh
Sec 4 Student from Tanjong Katong Girls’

I have always done poorly in Chinese exams, and in the middle of Sec 3, I decided to seek help from a Chinese Tutor. Vincent, the tutor recommended to me by MindFlex, has been very helpful and patient. I have improved a lot.

Pang Valerie
Sec 4 Student from Anderson Sec

My Chinese Tutor from MindFlex is Vincent, and he has helped me a lot! Initially, I was scoring low C6 or C5 in all my exams, but Vincent was still very encouraging and would even reply to his messages at night when I had trouble doing my homework.

Kimberly Sng
Sec 4 Student from Peirce 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.