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Secondary 2 English Tuition:
The Best Sec 2 English Tutors in Singapore

English Tutor Conducting A Lesson

Importance of Sec 2 English Tuition

Secondary 2 can be a rather stressful time for students, given that it is their streaming year for their subject combinations. As such, it is imperative that students do well in their year-end examinations to ensure that they can get their preferred subject combination.

Here at MindFlex, we understand how stressful this situation can be for many Sec 2 students. From the subject streaming to other non-academic commitments such as Co-Curricular Activities (CCA), it is no surprise that many Sec 2 students are under a lot of stress. Since English is a subject that requires a lot of practice and exposure, it is best to start early and form a solid foundation.

To help your child to cope with his/her Secondary 2 English, MindFlex offers Secondary 2 English Tutors that are well-versed in the MOE syllabus. Our Top Sec 2 English tutors will be able to support your child in their English journey.

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How Much Does Sec 2 English Tuition Cost

For 1-1 Home Private Tuition for Secondary 2 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 range from $200 to $460 a month, depending on the reputation and popularity of 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 Sec 2 English Tuition

  • Analysing and Evaluating Texts
  • Familiarisation of Close Reading Skills
  • Comprehension of Ambiguous Texts
  • Respond to A Wide Variety of Texts
  • Media Literacy Skills
  • Being Attentive to Writing Pieces that Inform, Entertain, or Describe

Challenges Faced By English Sec 2 Students

Inability to Clarify Doubts

Some Sec 2 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 of the utmost importance that students voice out their concerns and doubts as soon as possible to facilitate a smoother learning process. Moreover, the act of speaking up in class will train Secondary 2 English students to speak up later on in life. This is helpful in building up their confidence, and will serve them well in the future and in the workplace.

Poor Examination Performance

It is often a common sight to see Sec 2 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 2 students put in does not translate into good examination results. This results in many students feeling that their hard work has not paid off.

Here at MindFlex, we recommend that Sec 2 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.

Not Understanding Complex Sentence Structures

At the Secondary 2 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 2 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.

Poor Time Management Strategies

Oftentimes, the main reason why Sec 2 English students fare poorly in their examinations and tests is because they did not have sufficient time to complete the paper. This is a result of poor time management in the examination. This leaves students feeling frustrated, as they did not have a chance to answer the examination questions.

Here at MindFlex, we believe that the main reason for this is insufficient practice and exposure to examination conditions. With insufficient practice, students will not have a good gauge of their pace, and thus often run out of time in examinations.

Why You Should Engage A P1 English Tutor

Benefits of Hiring English Tuition

1. Help Students Clarify Doubts

Secondary 2 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 2 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 2 English Syllabus

The transition from Sec 1 to Sec 2 English will no doubt be tough for Secondary 2 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 2 English Tutor, students will be able to make a smooth transition into Secondary 2 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 2 English students are left struggling in the language.

With the help of a Secondary 2 English Tutor, students will be provided with additional guidance and exposure to the language. Secondary 2 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 2 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 2 English students tend to imbibe and use in their academic work.

A Top Secondary 2 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 Sec 2 English Tutor

Experience Teaching Sec 2 Students

It is imperative that you check if the tutor you are interested in engaging has experience in teaching other Sec 2 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 Sec 2 English Students

I was struggling a lot with learning English in Sec 2 and I did badly in my EOYs. After hearing about MindFlex, I found my tutor, Miss Chan, through the agency. Miss Chan is very experienced and she has helped me improve a lot in a short period of time. Miss Chan will always ensure that I understand what’s going on in school lessons, or guide me through my school homework.

Grace Lee
Sec 2 Student, Crescent Girls’ School

My English Tutor, Mdm Eng, has helped me improve a lot in my English. Mdm Eng always provides me with good resources to help me in my English, such as her own personal English Phrases notes, model Composition essays and even many past year papers. Thanks to these useful resources, I can also study on my own before the exams.

Charmaine Soh
Sec 2 Student, Methodist Girls’ School
(Secondary)

With the help of my English Teacher, my English has improved from a C6 to a B3! I am happy to have found Mr Tan. He is very patient and cheery, and will always come to class with a wide smile. He helps me with my school work, and will always provide me with extra practice. After marking my work, he also always makes sure to give me a lot of feedback that I can work on.

Woo Ling Qi
Sec 2 Student, Dunman High School

My English Tutor, Mr Tan, has been very helpful. He has helped me in my English grades, which have improved from a B4 to an A1 in a short span of a few months. Mr Tan is very passionate and dedicated, and he has a notebook where he puts down our mistakes and weak areas to focus on, which he will refer to every week during lessons. I highly recommend getting Mr Tan as a English Tutor!

Javier Yong
Sec 2 Student, Yishun Town Secondary School

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MindFlex Is The Best English Home Tuition Agency in Singapore

Engage The Best Sec 2 English Tuition in Singapore

At MindFlex, we make it our top priority in only finding English Tutors that are highly qualified and experienced. Rest assured that by engaging our Secondary 2 English Tutors, students will be provided high quality education at the comforts of their own homes!

Request for your own Secondary 2 English Tutor today!

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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.