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Importance of P3 English Tuition

In Singapore, the English Language is the main language used in formal settings such as schools. Moreover, it is the main mode of communication among the vast majority of Singaporeans. It is thus important that P3 students are well-versed in the language.

With movements such as the Speak Good English Movement in Singapore, Singaporeans are highly recommended to have a good grasp of the language. It is all the more important that young Singaporeans start building their English foundation from a young age.

Many P3 English students tend to struggle with learning new sentence structures and words. Engage a Top P3 English Tutor with MindFlex today!

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How Much Does P3 English Tuition Cost

For P3 tuition, the tuition rates tend to vary greatly. For Private 1-1 Home Tuition, rates often range from $25 to $60 per hour. The rates differ according to the qualifications and experience of each individual tutor. You may also opt to send your child to a tuition centre, where rates are about $160-$400 a month. These rates depend on the reputation and popularity 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 P3 English Tuition

  • Writing a short composition in continuous prose
  • Introduction to Synthesis and Transformation
  • Basic editing of spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Reading comprehension
  • Listening and note-taking
  • Proper articulation of thoughts and ideas

Challenges Faced By English P3 Students

Inability to Clarify Doubts

Some Primary 3 students face some difficulties clarifying their doubts in class, especially students who are more quiet and timid by nature. As such, they may be afraid of being ridiculed by their peers, and as a result do not speak up in class.

At MindFlex, it is important that students voice out their concerns and doubts as soon as possible so that they can learn at their optimum speed. Moreover, the act of speaking in class to voice their doubts will train their skills as an effective communicator in the future as well. This will also help to build their confidence.

Ovewhelmed by Heavier Workload

Many Primary 3 English students often feel overwhelmed by the P3 workload in school. As students are still adjusting to their new lives in Primary school, this is a form of another source of added stress in their lives. This could potentially have adverse effects on their overall well-being.

As such, primary 3 could be overwhelming for students. In order to prevent this issue, MindFlex recommends that Primary School students take the time to adjust to their new lifestyles slowly, in order to minimise their added stress and anxiety.

More Subjects to Take

At the Primary 3 level, there will also be the introduction of a new subject: Science. With one more subject’s content to learn about, this could potentially be the breaking point for many Primary 3 English students.

Therefore, primary 3 students now face the struggle of being overwhelmed with the amount of information that they are required to learn. In order to prevent this issue, MindFlex recommends that Primary 3 students remain on top of the curriculum at all times so as to prevent themselves from lagging behind the syllabus.

Dealing with More Challenging Examination Questions

There is quite a significant jump in difficulty of the questions that students may encounter in their examinations, from Primary 2 to 3. Furthermore, with increased syllabus content, it may also progressively get harder to answer examination questions. In addition, more higher-order thinking questions will be present, which will definitely be more challenging.

Hence, to keep up with the increase in difficulty of the content and examinations, MindFlex recommends that P3 English students consistently revise their content and keep up with the rigour of their school assignments.

Why You Should Engage A P3 English Tutor

Benefits of Hiring English Tuition

1. Help Students Clarify Doubts

Primary 3 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 3 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 3 English Syllabus

The transition from Primary 2 English to Primary 3 English will no doubt be tough for Primary 3 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 3 English Tutor, students will be able to make a smooth transition into primary 3 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 3 English students are left struggling in the language.

With the help of a Primary 3 English Tutor, students will be provided with additional guidance and exposure to the language. Primary 3 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 3 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 3 English students tend to imbibe and use in their academic work.

A Top Primary 3 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 P3 English Tutor

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.

Experience Teaching Primary 3 Students 

It is imperative that you check if the tutor you are interested in engaging has experience in teaching other Primary 3 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.

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 P3 English Students

Before starting on English Tuition with MindFlex, my daughter Samantha was struggling with her English. She could barely read or write, and would constantly fail her Spelling tests in school. However, with the help from the tutor recommended by MindFlex, Samantha has steadily improved!

Kim (Parent of Samantha Liu)
P3 Student from Teck Ghee Pri

My daughter Kaila has been struggling with English for a long time. We have tried many other tutors but none were able to make any significant improvements. With Ms Tan, the tutor recommended by MindFlex, Kaila has improved greatly in just 3 months, and her attitude has changed drastically!

Tan Sze Hong (Parent of Kaila Lim)
P3 Student from Punggol Cove Pri

My English Tutor, Siew Ting, has been very helpful. Even though I do not like English, I enjoy lessons with Siew Ting as she makes it interesting and not boring. My English has improved and I am now able to read more English words without asking for help. I am grateful for Siew Ting’s help!

Koh Jia Yi
P3 Student from Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Pri

Jun Hao had been consistently scoring Bs or Cs in his English exams before we tried out tuition lessons with the tutor, Miss Lim. She is very flexible in her schedule and was able to commit to our requirement of 2 lessons a week. Thanks to Miss Lim, Jun Hao has improved drastically.

Daniel Tang (Parent of Tang Jun Hao)
P3 Student from Farrer Park Pri

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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.