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Importance of Secondary 1 IP Tuition

Secondary 1 IP is a crucial time for many students, where Sec 1 IP students will still be adjusting to the new rigour of the Integrated Programme. As such, it is immensely important that Sec 1 IP students start off their IP journey on a good note, to ensure that they will be able to keep up with the curriculum in the following years. 

Despite the numerous online IP resources and guides available for parents and students, the Integrated Programme is still relatively unfamiliar and not as well-established as the O Level track. This could give rise to confusion among many parents and Sec 1 IP students as they enter this new phase of their lives.

Here at MindFlex, we believe that having Sec 1 IP Tuition in Singapore can serve as a guide and pillar of support in your child’s academic journey in the Integrated Programme.

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How Much Does Secondary 1 IP Tuition Cost

The rates for Secondary 1 IP Tuition tend to vary depending on the type of tutor selected. For instance, tuition centres charge around $160-$400 a month, while private tutors usually charge about $30-$80 an hour. Also, it is important to take into consideration the reputation and quality of the tuition centre, or the credentials and experience of the private tutor as well.

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 IP

Outline of Secondary 1 IP Tuition

  • Introduction to a Holistic Education
  • Introduction to Advanced Learning Experience
  • Introduction to Public Speaking Skills
  • Learning To Give Presentations
  • Foundational Critical Thinking Skills
  • Inference and Analytical Skills

Challenges Faced By Secondary 1 IP Students

Adjustment To The IP Advanced Learning Syllabus

In IP, it is insufficient to merely learn the textbook content taught in classes. Students are also required to have a strong mastery of Critical Thinking Skills, as well as staying on top of Current Affairs. For Many Sec 1 IP students, this is extremely difficult to do, especially coming from their previous Primary School lives.

As such, MindFlex recommends that you engage a Top Sec 1 IP Tutor for your child. This way, Sec 1 IP students will receive additional support in the form of additional resources and materials, as well as 1-1 guidance on a regular basis.

Unable To Speak Up In IP Lessons

In the IP Curriculum, Sec 1 IP students are encouraged to speak up and ask questions, which shapes them into Critical Thinkers. For many Sec 1 IP Students, this can prove to be a challenge, as they are not used to the high level of participation that is expected of them in IP lessons.

Here at MindFlex, we believe that a Top Sec 1 IP Tutor will be able to help students ease into this new style of curriculum. By slowly building their confidence over time, Sec 1 IP Students will be able to gain the confidence to speak up in class.

Pressured by a Highly Competitive IP Environment

Being an advanced curriculum that fast-tracks Secondary students to take the A Levels while bypassing the O Levels, the Integrated Programme is fast-paced and highly demanding. As such, given the intensity of the curriculum, many Sec 1 IP Students often face immense stress and anxiety.

Therefore, we recommend that you engage a Top Sec 1 IP Tutor as soon as possible, in order to support your child as they take on this difficult journey. Your child will be more assured, knowing that they have an additional pillar of support that they can rely on.

Poor Examination Skills and Time Management Strategies

Oftentimes, many Sec 1 IP students may study hard for their various internal assessments and tests, but end up scoring poor results.This is usually a result of a lack of time management strategies as well as poor examination performance. This is a pity, as it means that Sec 1 IP students do not get to see the fruits of their labour.

Therefore, MindFlex recommends that Sec 1 IP 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 IPexaminations. Moreover, our Top Sec 1 IP Tutors are able to impart important Time Management skills and strategies to ensure that Sec 1 IP students are able to complete their papers.

Why You Should Engage A Secondary 1 IP Tutor

Benefits of Hiring Secondary School Tuition

1. Gradually Ease Students into Syllabus

The Sec 1 IP Syllabus is highly rigorous and demanding. As such, many Sec 1 students tend to struggle due to the fast-paced lessons conducted in school that leave little time for students to digest and understand the concepts and information taught.

With the help of MindFlex’s Top Sec 1 IP Tutors, students will be able to have an easier time assimilating into the Sec 1 IP culture and syllabus, as the Tutor will be available to provide dedicated guidance and help whenever the student runs into difficulties. The Sec 1 IP Tutor will also provide students with curated assignments and in-class practice questions in order to ease them into the syllabus.

2. Help Students Clarify Doubts

Some Sec 1 IP Students might not be willing to clarify any doubts with their teachers, letting them pile up – which will be detrimental to their learning process. This could be due to students being too scared to approach their Sec 1 IP Teachers for help in school.

MindFlex’s Top Sec 1 IP Tutors are known to have years of experience in teaching IP students and preparing them for the Sec 1 IP Examinations. Tutors will work on the student’s weak areas and provide them with more practice so that they can master it before they sit for their Sec 1 IP Examinations.

3. Provision of Additional Revision Resources

Oftentimes, it can be rather difficult for students or parents to source for Sec 1 IP resources on their own. These resources could include revision summary notes and additional practice papers, and are absolutely crucial to consolidate students’ learning.

Engaging an IP Home Tutor through MindFlex will provide students access to learning materials such as summary sheets or notes that will definitely aid Sec 1 IP students when they are revising for their examinations. Through this, students can thus spend more time focusing on the application of the various concepts in their questions, rather than memorising information and concepts from their notes or textbooks.

4. Gain Crucial Examination Skills

It is absolutely crucial for IP students to learn the necessary key skills such as Time Management and Independent Thinking in order to prepare for their IP Examinations. Although Sec 1 IP students are not required to sit for the O Levels, these skills are nevertheless still highly important when they sit for their internal examinations, as well as their A Level Examinations.

As such, engaging a Top Sec 1 IP Tutor is extremely useful as tutors will be able to impart crucial skills to students, which will stand them in good stead for the future when they sit for their examinations.

What To Look For in A Secondary 1 IP Tutor

Prior Experience in Teaching Sec 1 IP Students

The Sec 1 IP Syllabus can be extremely rigorous and demanding for students. As such, it is very important to select a Sec 1 IP Tutor that has a lot of experience in teaching Sec 1 IP Students so that you can make sure that the tutor is well-versed with the content and examination practices of the IP school syllabus.

By selecting a tutor with prior experience teaching many Sec 1 IP students both in the past and presently, you will be rest assured that they will be able to help guide and support your child as he/she goes through the highly demanding curriculum and syllabus.

Strong Testimonial Base

Of course, the Top Sec 1 IP Tutors with years of experience teaching IP students will have a strong testimonial base that proves their abilities in teaching. Through looking through tutor’ testimonials, you can also find out more about the strengths of these tutors and gauge if they are the right fit for your child.

Here at MindFlex, we understand the immense struggle that parents face in the search for a suitable and capable IP Tutor for their child. That is why we encourage you to select your child’s Sec 1 Tutor by looking through tutors’ testimonials!

Ability to Provide Additional Resources

At Sec 1 IP level, it is probably difficult to find reliable and recent resources for your child. Moreover, the IP being a less commonly-taken route, there is likely to be even fewer resources available online. Hence, by choosing a Sec 1 IP Tutor that is able to provide additional resources, you can save time on hunting for resources!

The ability to provide additional resources also means that the tutor has spent time and effort curating these resources – a key marker of their commitment and dedication to teaching Sec 1 IP Tuition. Hence, when searching for a Sec 1 IP Tutor, it would be great to look out for tutors who are able to provide their own self-collated resources.

Academic and Teaching Qualifications

When engaging a Sec 1 IP Tutor, it is extremely important to select one that has stellar academic and teaching qualifications. Moreover, you may also want to consider picking a tutor that has graduated from a related course and has taught for a minimum of 1 year. If you are looking for a more experienced tutor to guide your child, you might also want to look out for tutors who have taught in MOE schools who are NIE trained. To check if they are capable of teaching, you can also look at their educational experience, years of teaching experience and personal academic grades.

Such qualifications are crucial in ensuring that the tutor is qualified enough to teach your child, especially at Sec 1 IP level when building a strong foundation is of utmost importance.

Testimonials from Secondary 1 IP Students

Science lessons with Mr Lua have been really helpful for me! Entering IP has been really stressful, and lessons are so fast-paced. Thankfully Mr Lua has been here to guide me and patiently explain every single concept so that I understand them. I am so grateful for the help given by Mr Lua!

Joshua Chia
Sec 1 IP Student from Catholic High

Ms Pang has helped me tremendously in my Maths! She would always stay behind after classes to explain to me all the Maths concepts that I don’t understand. She even lets me message her on WhatsApp if I don’t know how to do my homework assignments!

Matthew Yeo
Sec 1 IP Student from NUS High School of Mathematics and Science

Thank you Nicole for teaching me so well in Maths! Maths has always been my worst subject ever since primary school, but with the help of Nicole, I even managed to top my class in my most recent test! I am so grateful to Nicole.

Maggie Cheong
Sec 1 IP Student from Raffles Girls’ School (Sec)

Mrs Goh is really experienced and patient with me, and never scolds me even when I tell her I don’t understand my basic concepts. She would go through all my school test papers with me, and make sure that I understand every single mistake that I made.

Tay Jia Wen
Sec 1 IP Student from River Valley High School

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Engage The Best Secondary 1 IP Tuition in Singapore

Our Top Sec 1 Tutors are able to help your child excel in their first year in Secondary School. It is crucial that your child builds a strong foundation in their Sec 1 IP subjects, so that they can build upon this foundation in their later years, as well as in their A Levels in the future.

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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.