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Secondary 5 English Tuition:
The Best Sec 5 English Tutors in Singapore

English Tutor Conducting A Lesson

Importance of Sec 5 English Tuition

Secondary 5 English can be extremely challenging for students,  given the stress and rigour of the Secondary 5 curriculum. It is easy for many Sec 5 students to get overwhelmed, especially since they have numerous other commitments.

Here at MindFlex, we understand that Secondary 5 is a hard year for many students. Secondary School 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 School English, MindFlex offers Secondary 5 English Tutors that are well-versed in the MOE syllabus. Our Top Sec 5 English tutors will be able to help your child in his/her English journey.

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How Much Does Sec 5 English Tuition Cost

For Private, 1-1 Home Tuition for Secondary 5 English, tuition rates range from about $35 to $90 an hour, depending on the type of tutor you want to engage. For instance, more qualified and highly experienced tutors naturally tend to charge more for their classes. If private tuition is not suitable for your child, you may also consider sending your child to a tuition centre. Rates for tuition centres range from $200 to $460 a month for Sec 5 English Tuition.

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 5 English Tuition

  • Writing Texts that Serve to Argue, Respond and Evaluate
  • Interpretation of Various Forms of Texts
  • Learning to Express Thoughts in An Organised Manner
  • Creating Sound Arguments in Writing
  • Attainting Precision of Expression in Speaking and Writing
  • Applying Appropriate Language Features in Writing

Challenges Faced By English Sec 5 Students

Inability to Clarify Doubts

Some Secondary 5 students face difficulties clarifying their doubts in class, especially students who have a more quiet and timid temperament. As such, they may be afraid of being ridiculed by their peers, and as a result do not speak up in class.

At MindFlex, we feel that 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 Sec 5 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 Time Management Strategies

Oftentimes, the main reason why Sec 5 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.

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.

Hectic Schedules and Timetables

Sec 5 students often have numerous after-school commitments such as their Co-Curricular Activities (CCA), as well as their after-school Supplementary classes that many schools tend to organise.

As a result, many Sec 5 English students are left feeling drained and exhausted after school, and may not have the time or energy to catch up on their revision and school homework. This is likely to put immense stress and pressure on them, which would have adverse effects on their well-being in the long run.

Stress Sitting for National Examinations

Sec 5 is a stressful year for many students, as it is the year that students will be sitting for their National Examination. Due to the high-stakes nature of the National Examinations, it is understandable that many Sec 5 English students feel anxious and overwhelmed.

Sec 5 English students are required to learn the new content in their Sec 5 English syllabus, as well as consistently revise the information that has been taught throughout the academic year. Moreover, students also have to have sufficient examination practice to ensure that they will be able to perform in the year-end National Examinations.

Why You Should Engage A Sec 5 English Tutor

5Benefits of Hiring English Tuition

1. Help Students Clarify Doubts

Secondary 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 Secondary 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 Secondary 5 English Syllabus

The transition from Sec 4 to Sec 5 English will no doubt be tough for Secondary 4 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 5 English Tutor, students will be able to make a smooth transition into Secondary 5 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 5 English students are left struggling in the language.

With the help of a Secondary 5 English Tutor, students will be provided with additional guidance and exposure to the language. Secondary 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 Secondary 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 Secondary 4 English students tend to imbibe and use in their academic work.

A Top Secondary 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 Sec 5 English Tutor

Experience Teaching Secondary 5 Students

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

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 4 English Students

English has been my worst subject since Sec 1, and I have always hated it. My parents decided to look for a English Tutor for me in Sec 4, and I have been attending lessons with Mdm Chan for about a year. Mdm Chan makes lessons very interesting, and she will always ensure that I am able to understand my mistakes and improve from them.

Amelia Chan
Sec 5 Student, Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary)

I started English Tuition with Vincent since the start of Sec 3, and he has been very helpful and I have witnessed a lot of improvements since then. He is patient and dedicated, and will always go the extra mile to make sure I understand stuff, especially difficult Comprehension passages. Thanks to Vincent, I managed to do well in my recent exams!!

Koo Yu Ling
Sec 5 Student, Serangoon Secondary School

My English Tutor, Miss Chia, has been so helpful for me. I used to always get either C6 or a fail in my English, but Miss Chia has been so encouraging! She teaches me methods to learn and to do better in my English, and will go through extra practices with me to make sure that I get enough practice.

Jonathan Chu
Sec 5 Student, Bedok View Secondary School

My English journey with my tutor Mr Foo has been great! He is very nice and he will always provide many resources for me, such as model compositions from his past students. This has greatly helped me especially for my last minute revision. Thank you Mr Foo and MindFlex for all your help!

Leanne Lim
Sec 5 Student, Zhonghua Secondary School

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MindFlex Is The Best English Home Tuition Agency in Singapore

Engage The Best Sec 5 English Tuition in Singapore

Here at MindFlex Home Tuition, we have a comprehensive list of high-quality and dedicated Secondary 5 English Tutors, all of whom are qualified to help students improve their Secondary 5 English, at the comforts of their own homes.

Find your Secondary 5 English Tutor with us 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.