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Importance of Primary School English Tuition

Learning English at the Primary School level can be extremely challenging for students, especially compared to Kindergarten. Creating a strong foundation in English is absolutely imperative for students, so as to have a smooth-sailing English journey in the years to come.

Having a strong foundation in English is important for Primary School students, as English is the medium through which most of their other subjects are taught in Singapore, and is also the main mode of communication in this country. 

Many Primary students struggle to adapt to a new environment after transitioning from the Kindergarten level. Achieving mastery of the English language at a young age can not only help the student academically, but also increase the students confidence in the long run.a

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How Much Does Primary School English Tuition Cost

The average rates for Primary English Tuition tend to vary depending on what tutor you opt to engage for your child. Typically, the tuition rates range from $25 to $70 for 1 to 1 home tuition, depending on various factors such as the qualifications and experience of the tutor. Rates also tend to be more expensive for Upper Primary Tuition compared to Lower Primary Tuition. Tuition centres also offer group rates for P1 English at around $160-$400/month, depending on the quality and reputation of the centre.

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 English

Outline of Primary School English Tuition

  • Accurate use of grammar
  • Conveying ideas and thoughts in an accurate manner
  • Using appropriate vocabulary in speech and writing
  • Developing ability to respond to written and visual texts
  • Crafting arguments that are logically sound
  • Clear writing, making appropriate use of structure and language

Challenges Faced By English Primary School Students

New Structured Life

Primary School students often struggle adjusting to a more structured lifestyle from Kindergarten or Preschool. Moreover, Primary School English students are expected to complete homework assignments and sit for tests, which was not expected of them previously.

As a result, many Primary School students end up suffering from adjustment issues, and may have trouble completing their assignments and homework on time. This could potentially become a source of stress for them as they adjust to their Primary School lives.

Homesickness

Many Primary School students are often stressed when they first enter Primary School due to the increased amount of time spent in school and away from their homes and parents. This could potentially lead to adjustment issues that manifest as behavioural problems and being disruptive in class.

To combat this issue, MindFlex recommends that Primary School students take their time adjusting to their new structured lifestyle. Moreover, they also have the option of speaking to a parent, a school counsellor or a trusted teacher to voice out their struggles.

Overwhelmed By Heavier Workload

Most primary school students may be shocked at the amount of work that they are expected to complete in school. With more lessons, fewer breaks and more subjects to learn, it is easy for students to initially feel overwhelmed.

As such, primary school could be overwhelming for students. Lower primary students in particular are the most susceptible to this, due to the fact that they have had less time to adjust to their new lifestyle. In order to prevent this issue, MindFlex recommends that Primary School students take the time to adjust to their new lifestyles at their own pace, and slowly adapt to this new change.

Trouble Learning New Words

Some Primary School English students may find it challenging to learn and digest new words. This is understandable given the complexity and difficulty of the English language. Moreover, these students also have other subjects to study for, thus causing them to lag behind in learning new words.

Fortunately, there are some simple ways to combat this problem. MindFlex recommends that students stay on top of their school assignments and keep up with their weekly Spelling tests as a means to constantly expand their vocabulary.

Why You Should Engage A Primary School English Tutor

Benefits of Hiring English Tuition

1. Help Students Clarify Doubts

Primary School English students may not be willing to clarify their doubts in class, as they fear being laughed at by their peers. Moreover, teachers may not be available for 1-to-1 consultations, given that they teach numerous classes and numerous students. This thus makes it rather difficult for students to seek individual and personalised help in school.

A Primary School English Tutor will be able to be totally dedicated to helping the individual students, thus helping students to clarify their misconceptions or doubts that they have. Moreover, students need not feel shy about asking their questions, given the private environment of the tuition class.

2. Gradually Ease Students Into Primary School English Syllabus

The transition from kindergarten or preschool to primary school will no doubt be tough for Primary School English students. The increase in intensity and rigour of the curriculum is sure to be a source of stress for students.

With the help of a Primary School English Tutor, students will be able to make a smooth transition into primary school life with their English Tutor serving as a pillar of support in their academic endeavors.

3. Help Students Master English Vocabulary

English can be an immensely difficult language to master. Given the complexity of its grammar rules, unfamiliar phonics and different sentence structures, it is no wonder that many Primary School English students are left struggling in the language.

With the help of a Primary School English Tutor, students will be provided with additional guidance and exposure to the language. Primary school students will thus be able to gain mastery of English with this additional support.

4. Aid With Sentence Structuring

It is no secret that many Primary School English students struggle with utilising proper sentence structure in their everyday spoken and written English. This problem is compounded by the use of Singlish in our everyday speech, which many Primary School English students tend to imbibe and use in their academic work.

A Top Primary School English Tutor will be able to guide students towards using proper sentence structures and grammatically accurate terms in their writing and speaking.

What To Look For in A Primary School English Tutor

Experience Teaching Primary School students

It is imperative that you check if the tutor you are interested in engaging has experience in teaching other Primary School students. With such experience, they will then be familiar with the current English syllabus and common examination practices. It is thus important that you ensure that the English Tutor has been teaching students of similar levels.

MindFlex also recommends that you choose tutors who have experience in teaching English to students of similar levels or have the personal academic achievements to teach English.

Patience

It is extremely important that you engage a patient tutor who is able to explain concepts and English rules in a patient manner. With a patient English tutor, students will be more likely to clarify their doubts and misconceptions with the tutor, since they are not too daunted or intimidated to do so.

The patience of the tutor is an immensely important factor when selecting a tutor. MindFlex recommends that you engage a patient English tutor in order for your child to have a smooth English learning journey.

Commitment

It is also important to check if the English tutor that you select is able to commit to your time slot in the long term. This is important, as it would be a pity for the tutor to build a strong rapport with your child, and then subsequently cancel future lessons due to clashes in your schedules.

Here at MindFlex, we recommend that you check with your tutor on whether they are able to commit long-term in order to avoid disappointment and the disruption of your child’s learning.

Qualifications

Top English Tutors in Singapore will naturally have testimonials and recommendations from previous tutees, as well as have the appropriate qualifications to teach. We recommend for you to check if they have been recommended by past parents or have any testimonials from parents and students, in order to gauge if the English tutor is right for your child’s needs.

Typically, most recommended English Tutors will have strong qualifications as well as a strong testimonial base, which can reassure you of their capability to teach your child.

Testimonials from P1 English Students

My son’s English Tutor Ms Tan was so helpful in ensuring that he understood all the vocabulary and words. Whenever he had any questions, she would take the time to answer them. When Gregory didn’t understand any words or phrases, she would patiently explain and made sure that he fully understand before moving on.

Rachel Lim (Parent of Gregory Soh)
P4 Student from Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Pri

Before starting English tuition, Jia Tong could not form proper sentences and was always struggling with his essay and situational writing. However, with the patient guidance from his tutor Ms Si Hui, she managed to guide him in his understanding of the language. Thanks to her help, my son managed to improve to an A within only 5 months!

Jia Jie Tan (Parent of  Jia Tong Tan)
P5 Student from Queenstown Pri

Jennifer’s English Tutor has been helpful in guiding me in the subject. She would patiently guide her through her English essays and give tips on how to improve. With her help, my daughter managed to score an A in her most recent school test!

Benjamin Leong (Parent of Angela Leong)
P6 Student from Da Qiao Pri

Mr Tan, is very helpful. My son have always struggled with English but with Mr Tan’s patience, he have made a lot of improvements in his English Essay Writing, even getting an A in his English exams! I am very happy with his improvement, thank you Mr Tan!

Philip Low (Parent of Xavier Low)
P3 Student from Nan Chiau Pri

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Engage The Best Primary School English Tuition in Singapore

Here at MindFlex, we are confident in helping Primary School students excel in English. We have helped many Primary School students with our experienced tutors. It is indeed essential for Primary School students to have a good grasp of the language in order to build a strong foundation required in later academic years.

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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.