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Importance of Secondary 3 IP Tuition

Secondary 3 IP is definitely more rigorous than Sec 2. Moreover, Sec 3 IP students will be taking up more leadership responsibilities in their Co-Curricular Activities (CCA). As such, it is a common sight to see many Sec 3 IP students struggling to cope with their studies.

As such, many Sec 3 IP students often suffer from immense stress and anxiety as a result of their stressful and hectic timetables. It is no easy feat to cope with the rigour of the IP curriculum, on top of other after-school commitments.

Therefore, a good Sec 3 IP Tutor is important, as a committed and qualified Sec 3 IP Tutor will be able to help students to cope with

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How Much Does Secondary 3 IP Tuition Cost

Typically, the rates for secondary 3 IP Tuition in Singapore in tuition centres is usually about $160-$200/month for group lessons. Rates can even go up to $400 a month for tuition centres that have stellar reputations and high popularity. For private home tuition held in the comfort and privacy of the students’ homes, the rates average at around $35-90 per hour depending on the home tutor that you choose to engage for your child.

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 3 IP Tuition

  • Learning To Answer Unique IP Examination Questions
  • Mastery of Critical Thinking Skills
  • Learning Time Management Skills
  • Thriving In The Holistic Curriculum
  • Mastering Public Speaking Skills
  • Honing Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills

Challenges Faced By Secondary 3 IP Students

Adjustment To The Upper Secondary IP Syllabus

In IP, it is insufficient to merely learn the textbook content taught in classes. This is especially true for Upper Secondary subjects, which place heavy emphasis on Skills Mastery. Students are also required to have a strong mastery of Critical Thinking Skills, as well as staying on top of Current Affairs and Global Events.

That is why MindFlex recommends that you engage a Top Sec 3 IP Tutor for your child. This way, Sec 3 IP students will receive additional support in the form of additional resources and materials, as well as 1-1 guidance on a weekly basis.

Poor Examination Skills and Lack of Time Management Strategies

Oftentimes, many Sec 3 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 the work that these students put in does not translate into good results.

Therefore, MindFlex recommends that Sec 3 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 IP examinations. Moreover, our Top Sec 3 IP Tutors are able to impart important Time Management skills and strategies to ensure that Sec 3 IP students are able to complete their examination papers on time.

Increase in Distractions

As children advance up to Sec 3 IP, they could be facing more distractions from their academics. For instance, they could be beginning to step up in terms of leadership in their school’s Co-Curricular Activities (CCA). While serving as a source of holistic education, these CCA responsibilities take up a significant portion of your child’s after-school hours, leaving less time for revision.

Engaging a Top Sec 3 IP Tutor could be helpful to maximise your child’s after-school time. The tutor will be able to help your child to focus on their schoolwork after school, and provide guidance and support as your child’s schedule gets more hectic.

Difficulty Speaking Up in Class

In the IP Curriculum, Sec 3 IP students are encouraged to speak up and ask questions, which shapes them into Critical Thinkers. For many Sec 3 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 3 IP Tutor will be able to help students ease into this new style of curriculum. By slowly building their confidence over time, Sec 3 IP Students will be able to gain the confidence to speak up in class.

Why You Should Engage A Secondary 3 IP Tutor

Benefits of Hiring Secondary School Tuition

1. Learning Real-World Skills As A Global Citizen

Sec 3 IP Students are expected to become global citizens and to develop holistically. As such, the IP Curriculum involves Holistic Thinking, and also encourages students to exercise Independent and Critical Thinking as a Global Citizen. This can be rather challenging for students who are not used to such an education.

Here at MindFlex, our Top Sec 3 IP Tutors have extensive experience teaching IP students from different schools. As such, they are able to develop students into global citizens with helpful skill sets including critical thinking and problem solving.

2. Making Full Use Of After-School Time

In Singapore, many Sec 3 IP students have extremely packed timetables due to their supplementary lessons that take place after curriculum hours, as well as their Co-Curricular Activities (CCA). Moreover, many Sec 3 IP Tutors will be beginning to take on more responsibilities in their CCAs, resulting in a heavier workload. As such, students may be too drained and exhausted to focus properly on their schoolwork and revision after their curriculum hours.

That is why MindFlex recommends engaging a Top Sec 3 IP Tutor to help your child make proper use of their after-school hours. The extra lessons every week will definitely be spent fruitfully clarifying doubts and revising content.

3. Aiding Students in Clarifying Doubts

Some Sec 3 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 3 IP Teachers for help in school.

MindFlex’s Top Sec 3 IP Tutors are known to have years of experience in teaching IP students and preparing them for the Sec 3 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 3 IP Examinations.

4. Provision of Additional Revision Resources 

It can be rather difficult for students or parents to source for Sec 3 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 3 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.

What To Look For in A Secondary 3 IP Tutor

Experience Teaching Secondary 3 IP Students

The Sec 3 IP Syllabus is highly rigorous and demanding for many students. As such, it is very important to select a Sec 3 IP Tutor that has a lot of experience in teaching Sec 3 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 with teaching Sec 3 IP students, 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.

Ability To Provide Additional Resources

At Sec 3 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 Secondary 3 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 – an important indication of their commitment and dedication to teaching Sec 3 IP Tuition. Hence, when searching for a Sec 3 IP Tutor, it would be great to look out for tutors who are able to provide their own self-collated resources.

Patience in Teaching

It is no easy feat to teach Sec 3 IP Tuition, as tutors have to struggle to get their attention as well as to get them to listen and pay attention. This is especially so since many Sec 3 IP Students will be rather distracted with their CCAs and other commitments. Hence, it is important to engage a Sec 3 IP Tutor that is patient enough to continuously engage them.

The patience of the tutor may prove to be difficult to judge immediately. As such, it might be useful to request for a trial lesson, and through the trial lesson, you may then sit in and observe how the Sec 3 IP Tutor handles the child during the entirety of the lesson.

Commitment

It is of the utmost importance to select a Sec 3 IP Tutor that is highly committed, both to teaching and to your child’s schedule. When you engage a dedicated and highly committed tutor, you can be more assured of their dedication to teaching your child. This will also make you more confident that your child does well under the tutor’s guidance.

Moreover, if you are intending for your child to be taught by the Tutor on a long-term basis, it will definitely be beneficial to check with them to see if they are willing to follow up teaching the student as they progress in school, up to the A Levels or IBDP.

Testimonials from Secondary 3 IP Students

Getting Private Sec 3 IP Tuition was the best decision I have ever made. I have always gone for group tuitions, and could never focus properly. Under the guidance of Ms Foo, I am now much more focused during our lessons!

Jonathan Wong
Sec 3 IP Student from Victoria School

Before getting a private tutor, I was failing my Chemistry. With the help of Mr Goh, I have managed to improve so much, and I can now keep up really well with the pace of teaching in school! I am so glad that I got tuition from MindFlex.

Zhou Wen Ying
Sec 3 IP Student from Hwa Chong Institution

My Tutor has been so amazing. In the past, I would struggle answering the most basic questions. My tutor comes to class well-prepared with summary notes and extra practices. With her help, I have improved so much!

Goh Jia Lin
Sec 3 IP Student from Raffles Girls’ School Sec

I did not do well in my most recent A Maths quiz, which made me want to get a private tutor to help me and show me where I was going wrong in my revision. My tutor is committed and dedicated, and even stays back after lessons to explain concept to me!

Diane Tay
Sec 3 IP Student from CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School

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Here at MindFlex, we pride ourselves on being the #1 Provider of Sec 3 IP Tuition in Singapore. We have helped numerous Sec 3 IP students to get their desired grades and build a strong foundation in their Sec 3 IP subjects, even as they make the difficult transition from Lower Secondary to Upper Secondary.

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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.