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Secondary 1 English Tuition:
The Best Sec 1 English Tutors in Singapore

English Tutor Conducting A Lesson

Importance of Secondary 1 English Tuition

Secondary 1 English can be extremely challenging for students, given the amount of adjustment needed to Secondary School life and the increase in rigour of the curriculum. With numerous sentence structures, vocabulary and rules,  gaining proficiency in the language is can be difficult for many students.

Here at MindFlex, we understand that Secondary 1 can be very hard for students. Secondary 1 students are expected to cope with many new changing factors including harder subjects in school. As such, it is no wonder that many Secondary School students may feel overwhelmed.

To help your child to cope with his/her Secondary 1 English, MindFlex offers Secondary 1 English Tutors that are extremely familiar with the MOE Secondary 1 syllabus. Our Top Sec 1 English tutors will be able to help your child in his/her English journey.

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How Much Does Secondary 1 English Tuition Cost

For Private, 1-1 Home Tuition for Secondary 1 English, tuition rates differ from $35 to $80 an hour, depending on how experienced and reputable the tutor is. Naturally, more experienced NIE-trained ex-MOE tutors tend to charge a premium as compared to part-time undergraduate tutors. If you do not want to send your child to private tuition, you may consider sending your child to a tuition centre, where rates tend to be about $200 a month to as high as $460 a month, depending on the tuition centre.

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 English

Outline of Secondary 1 English Tuition

  • Perception and Recognition of Various Words
  • Constructing Meaning from Texts
  • Basic Close Reading and Analysis
  • Comprehension of Ambiguous Texts
  • Basic Media Literacy Skills
  • Respond to A Wide Variety of Texts

Challenges Faced By English Secondary 1 Students

Overwhelmed by Heavier Workload

Most Secondary 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, Secondary school could be overwhelming for students. Secondary 1 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 Secondary 1 School students take the time to adjust to their new lifestyles at their own pace, and slowly adapt to this new change.

Not Understanding Complex Sentence Structures

At the Secondary 1 level, some students may also struggle in their writing, and often end up forming sentences that are grammatically inaccurate in their essays and school assignments. This is especially so if students do not make an effort to read widely and practice using varied sentence structures in their essays and everyday writing.

That is why MindFlex recommends that Sec 1 English students make a concerted effort to expose themselves to a wide variety of different texts, in order to learn about the wide variety of sentence structures present in the English language.

New Structured Lifestyle

Secondary 1 students often struggle adjusting to a more structured lifestyle from Primary School. Moreover, Secondary School English students are expected to complete a greater amount of homework assignments and tests, as compared to Primary School.

As a result, many Secondary 1 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 Secondary School lives.

Poor Examination Peformance

It is often a common sight to see Sec 1 English students study hard for their various tests and examinations, while their results show otherwise. This is a result of poor examination performance, meaning that the work and revision that Sec 1 students put in does not translate into good examination results. This is a pity, as many students feel that their hard work has gone to waste.

Here at MindFlex, we recommend that Sec 1 English students complete their revision and practice papers under timed conditions and in a simulated examination environment, so as to ensure that they are able to perform in their actual examinations.

Why You Should Engage A Secondary 1 English Tutor

Benefits of Hiring English Tuition

1. Help Students Clarify Doubts

Secondary 1 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 Secondary 1 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 Secondary 1 English Syllabus

The transition from Primary School to Secondary 1 will no doubt be tough for many Secondary 1 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 Secondary 1 English Tutor, students will be able to make a smooth transition into Secondary 1 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 Secondary 1 English students are left struggling in the language.

With the help of a Secondary 1 English Tutor, students will be provided with additional guidance and exposure to the language. Secondary 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 Secondary 1 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 Secondary 1 English students tend to imbibe and use in their academic work.

A Top Secondary 1 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 Secondary 1 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 Secondary 1 students

It is imperative that you check if the tutor you are interested in engaging has experience in teaching other Secondary 1 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 Secondary 1 English Students

After receiving my results for my first exam in Sec 1, I got a shock as I had scored an E8 even though I thought I was doing fine. Hence, I decided to seek help from a English Tutor. My tutor, Miss Lau, was very patient and helpful. She would patiently go through my mistakes with me to ensure that I don’t make the same mistakes over again!

Anthea Lee
Sec 1 Student, Chung Cheng High School (Main)

After receiving recommendations from my friends, I decided to get English Tuition from Mdm Koo. Although she is very strict and scary sometimes, she is very helpful and experienced as she has been a HOD in schools before. Thanks to her help, I managed to improve a lot in my English, and I am able to finish doing my English papers with ease now.

Philip Teo (Parent of Teo Jia Yi)
Sec 1 Student, Jurong West Secondary School

My parents hired an English Tutor from MindFlex for me because I was doing badly in school. My English Tutor, Mrs Koh, has been so helpful and I am always looking forward to her lessons. Even though I forget to do her homework sometimes, she never scolds me, but insteads, is very encouraging. 

Kelvin Ang
Sec 1 Student, Maris Stella High School

My daughter, Qiwen, has been with her English Tutor Belinda for years. Belinda is a great teacher who has helped her get an A in English in her PSLE, and has helped her maintain her English grades in Sec 1. With Belinda’s consistent hard work in guiding her, Qiwen is now doing great in her English in Secondary school!

Anna (Parent of Qi Wen)
P1 Student, Anderson Secondary School

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MindFlex Is The Best English Home Tuition Agency in Singapore

Engage The Best Secondary 1 English Tuition in Singapore

We understand how difficult it might be to find the perfect Secondary 1 English Tutor for your child. That is why MindFlex has actively sourced for some of the best Secondary 1 English Tutors in Singapore, and we have a large database of active tutors who will definitely be able to effectively teach students well.

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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.