Primary 5 English Tuition:
The Best P5 English Tutors in Singapore
The Primary 5 English Curriculum is undeniably more intensive and rigorous than P4 English. Students may struggle as they are introduced to Situational Writing in Paper 1, on top of their Continuous Writing. MindFlex’s Top Primary 5 English Tuition will be able to serve as a guide for P5 English students, to ensure that they can ace their Primary 5 English Examinations!
Importance of P5 English Tuition
It is no secret that English is a highly important language today, both in Singapore and internationally. In Singapore, English is heavily used not only in social settings, but in corporate environments as well.
Indeed, English is becoming more important in the workplace, and proficiency in the language is something that many companies look out for when hiring new talent. As such, it is important that students build a strong foundation in English not just for Academic reasons, but for the sake of their future as well.
Here at MindFlex, we offer Top P5 English Tuition for all students. Our Patient and Qualified P5 English tutors will be able to build a strong foundation in your child’s English results.
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How Much Does P5 English Tuition Cost
The rates for Private 1-1 Home Tuition for P5 English often range from $30 to $70 per hour. These rates differ according to the individual tutor’s reputation and qualifications. Alternatively, you may also consider tuition centres, where rates start at approximately $200 a month and can go up to $400 a month.
Outline of P5 English Tuition
- Introduction to Situational Writing
- Mastering Narrative Writing and Compositions
- Mastering Reading Aloud and Stimulus-Based Conversations
- Mastering Listening Skills
- Getting familiar with Open-Ended Comprehension Questions
- Mastering Synthesis and Transformation
Challenges Faced By English P5 Students
Overwhelmed by Heavier Workload
It is no secret that the transition from P4 to P5 is difficult. With an increase in the level of difficulty of the subjects taught in school, it is thus understandable that many Primary 5 English students feel stressed and overwhelmed by the increasing workload.
As such, Primary 5 could be overwhelming for many students. Moreover, many P5 Students have Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) commitments after school as well, meaning that they are under even more stress.
Dealing with More Challenging Examination Questions
At the Primary 5 Level, there is quite a significant jump in difficulty of the questions that students may encounter in their examinations. As students progress into higher years and become more mature in their thinking, it is natural that their school curriculums increase in difficulty to include more higher-order questions.
To keep up with the increase in difficulty of the content and examinations, MindFlex recommends that Primary 5 English students constantly revise the syllabus in order to keep up with the rigour of their school assignments.
Difficulties Writing Coherent Essays
Primary 5 students often struggle the most with their Paper 1 Narrative Writing essay. This could be due to many factors such as poor grammar, lack of flair and vocabulary and a lack of logical flow in their writing.
Here at MindFlex, we recommend that P5 students read widely in order to expose themselves to a wide variety of narrative styles, tones, and sentence structures. We believe that this will be immensely helpful in helping students to hone their essay writing skills.
Inability to Clarify Doubts
Some Primary 5 students may find it difficult to clarify their doubts in class, in particular students who are more timid by nature. This could be because they may be afraid of being ridiculed by their peers.
At MindFlex, we feel that it is important that students speak up about their concerns and doubts as soon as possible so that they can learn at their optimum speed. This is exceptionally important for P5 English students, as they will have to take their PSLE English examination in a year’s time.
Why You Should Engage A P5 English Tutor
1. Help Students Clarify Doubts
Primary 5 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 5 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 5 English Syllabus
The transition from Primary 4 to Primary 5 English will no doubt be tough for Primary 5 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 5 English Tutor, students will be able to make a smooth transition into primary 5 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 5 English students are left struggling in the language.
With the help of a Primary 5 English Tutor, students will be provided with additional guidance and exposure to the language. Primary 5 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 5 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 5 English students tend to imbibe and use in their academic work.
A Top Primary 5 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 P5 English Tutor
Experience Teaching Primary 5 Students
It is imperative that you check if the tutor you are interested in engaging has experience in teaching other Primary 5 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.
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.
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.
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 P5 English Students
When I first started English Tuition with my teacher, I was scoring badly in school in English. However, with her help, I have managed to improve from a B to an A, and I am doing better in my comprehension and composition!
P5 Student from Palm View Pri
My tutor Jia Yu has been very helpful. I have been attending tuition with Jia Yu for the past few months, and she will always ensure that I understand all of the content taught in school so that I do not lag behind in class!
P5 Student from Eunos Pri
Thanks to the English Tutor, Keith has made tremendous improvements in his English! She is patient in teaching Keith although he always has trouble keeping up with school lessons. The tutor always goes to great lengths to ensure that she prepares him well for his exams and tests, down to his weekly Spelling tests in school.
Kim (Parent of Keith Liu)
P5 Student from Ang Mo Kio Pri
English lessons with my tutor Jiayu are very fun. I like her as she always makes sure to come up with different ways to help me with my spelling. My teacher Jiayu will also always test me on my spelling and sometimes, she will also buy me snacks to reward me when I improve! Thank you MindFlex as well as Jiayu for all your help!
P5 Student from CHIJ (Toa Payoh) Pri
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WIth the PSLE approaching, it is indeed stressful to deal with the amount of content mastery needed. With a MindFlex P5 English Tutor, however, students will definitely have an easier time handling the pressure.
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