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Importance of Primary 1 Tuition

Primary 1 is often called the ‘Honeymoon Year’ by many parents. However, on the contrary, we at MindFlex believe that Primary 1 is a highly crucial year for students. This is because it is P1 students’ first taste of formal education in Singapore, and it also involves an important transition from Kindergarten life.

Even though there are numerous guides online on how to prepare your child for Primary 1, this transition could be intimidating for both parents and children alike.

As such, MindFlex believes that having Primary 1 Tuition in Singapore can help to smoothen this transition, and instil confidence into you as your child enters this new phase of their life.

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How Much Does Primary 1 Tuition Cost

In Singapore, the rates for Primary 1 Tuition tends to vary based on the type of tutor selected. For instance, tuition centres charge around $160-$400 a month, while private tutors usually charge about $25-$70 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

P1

$25-$30/h

$35-$40/h

$50-$60/h

P2

$25-$30/h

$35-$40/h

$50-$60/h

P3

$25-$30/h

$35-$40/h

$50-$60/h

P4

$25-$35/h

$35-$45/h

$50-$65/h

P5

$30-$35/h

$40-$45/h

$50-$70/h

P6

$30-$35/h

$40-$45/h

$50-$70/h

Challenges Faced While Learning Primary School

Outline of Primary 1 Tuition

  • Building Confidence in Reading
  • Introduction to Writing
  • Basic Speaking Skills
  • Learning Real-World Skills
  • Learning Foundational Maths Skills
  • Foundational Everyday Skills

Challenges Faced By Primary 1 Students

Leap in Syllabus

A huge challenge faced by many Primary 1 students is the leap in syllabus from Kindergarten to Primary 1. This is sure to cause immense stress and anxiety, as Primary students struggle to keep up with their new Primary School environment and syllabus.

As such, students will thus require a lot of adjustment and time in order to assimilate into their new lifestyles in Formal Education. However, this transition can be made smoother through engaging an Experienced and Highly Qualified Primary 1 Tutor. With guidance from the Primary 1 Tutor, students will receive additional support in the form of extra materials, tips and guidance, which will make their lives much easier.

Inability to Clarify Doubts

At this age, many Primary 1 Students tend to face difficulties speaking up or clarifying their doubts in class. This is especially true for P1 students who happen to have a more timid or quiet temperament. They may be afraid of being laughed at by their peers, and as a result do not speak up in class.

Here at MindFlex, we believe that it is very important that students voice out their concerns and doubts as soon as possible in order to create a smoother learning process. Furthermore, doing so will train these P1 students in the skill of Effective Communication, which is a skill that needs to be trained from young.

Feeling overwhelmed by the Primary 1 curriculum

It is common knowledge that the Primary 1 curriculum is becoming increasingly difficult and rigorous for students. Being an extremely rigorous programme, many P1 students thus experience stress, and feel overwhelmed by the curriculum at this young age.

That is why we recommend that you engage a Top P1 Tutor as soon as possible, in order to lend a helping hand to your child as they take on this arduous journey. Your child will be more confident and assured, knowing that they have an extra pillar of support that they can rely on.

Unable to Understand Various Words

Primary 1 is a time where many students tend to encounter many different words or phrases that are unfamiliar to them in their homework or in their personal reading, be it in English or their Mother Tongue. It is essential that they develop the ability to be curious about the words that they encounter, as it develops their communication skills. As a parent, it is your duty to reinforce to your child that it is a good habit to be curious about the meaning of new words.

With the help of a Top Primary 1 Tutor, students caIncreavn also receive additional support in this aspect, and they can support your child as he/she navigates the world around them.

Why You Should Engage A Primary 1 Tutor

Benefits of Hiring Primary School Tuition

1. Gradually Ease Students into Syllabus

The Primary 1 syllabus is vastly different from that of the Kindergarten syllabus, which could potentially come as a shock for Primary 1 students when they first enter their new environment. The fast-paced environment in Primary School will have to be something that Primary 1 students have to take time to adjust to.

With the help of MindFlex’s Top Primary 1 Tutors, students will be able to have an easier time assimilating into the Primary 1 culture and syllabus, as the Tutor will be available to provide dedicated guidance and help whenever the student runs into difficulties. The Primary 1 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

At the Primary 1 level, students might not be well-adjusted to the competitive Primary School environment as well as the teaching methods of their Primary 1 school teachers. As such, students might not be willing to clarify any doubts with their teachers, letting them pile up – which will be detrimental to their learning process.

As such, a dedicated Primary 1 Tutor will be able to help tackle this issue as students will be provided with a safe space to clarify doubts, and at their own pace. The Tutor will also be able to clarify students’ doubts as they arise during lesson time, making it much easier for students to improve and learn.

3. Provision of Additional Revision Resources

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

With the help of a Top P1 Tutor, students will be provided with additional resources such as past-year practice papers and summary sheets in order to aid in their learning process, as well as supplement the materials that they are provided with in school.

4. Gain Crucial Examination Skills

Even though Primary 1 students are not required to sit for examinations at the end of the year, it is still crucial that they learn the necessary key skills such as Time Management and Independent Thinking in order to prepare for their later years.

Having a Primary 1 Tutor is thus 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 Primary 1 Tutor

Prior Experience in Teaching Primary 1 Students

The Primary 1 syllabus is incredibly different from that of the Kindergarten curriculum. As such, it is very important to select a Primary 1 Tutor that has experience in teaching Primary 1 students so that they will be well-versed with the Primary 1 syllabus.

In addition, by selecting a tutor with prior experience with teaching Primary 1 students, you will be rest assured that they will be able to help ease your child into the Primary School curriculum and syllabus – which is vastly different from the Kindergarten syllabus.

Patience in Teaching

At age 7, Primary 1 students will likely be more difficult to teach than older students. As such, tutors have to struggle to get their attention as well as to get them to listen and pay attention. Hence, it is important to engage a Primary 1 Tutor that is patient enough to do so.

While this might be difficult to judge or determine at first glance, it might be useful to request for a trial lesson. During this trial lesson, you can then sit in and observe how the Primary 1 Tutor handles the child during the entirety of the lesson.

Ability to Provide Additional Resources

At the Primary 1 level, it is probably difficult to find reliable and recent resources for your child. Hence, by choosing a Primary 1 Tutor that is able to provide additional resources, you can save time on hunting for resources and leave it to your child’s Primary 1 Tutor!

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

Commitment

It is important to select a Primary 1 Tutor that is committed, both to teaching your child to the best of their ability, as well as to your child’s schedule. Through hiring a committed tutor, you can be more assured of their dedication to teaching your child and ensuring that your child does well in their Primary 1 examination.

Furthermore, if you are intending to engage the Tutor on a long-term basis, it will be beneficial to check with them to see if they are willing to follow up with the student to higher levels such as Primary 5 or 6 and beyond.

Testimonials from Primary 1 Students

My daughter’s tutor, Mdm Tan, has been so patient and kind with Sandra! She always tries her best to be engaging during their lessons and I’m very impressed with the progress that she has made over these few months!

Irene Yeo (Parent of Sandra Yeo)
P1 Student from CHIJ Our Lady of Good Counsel

Jia Wen has always struggled to adapt to his new life in primary school, and would always dread lessons. With his tutor Mrs Lee, Jia Wen has improved tremendously, and even looks forward to school now!

Philip Soon (Parent of  Jia Wen Soon)
P1 Student from Mayflower Pri

Joshua has been taught by Teacher Rachel for the past 8 months. Teacher Rachel has unlimited patience for Joshua, and never loses her temper when he is being uncooperative. Thank you Teacher Rachel!

Jasper Goh (Parent of Joshua Goh)
P6 Student from Mee Toh School

I started Jonathan on Tuition with MindFlex a few months ago when I realised that he was not adjusting well to Primary School. I must say, I am impressed by the quality of the tutor recommended to me. Ms Lee is highly experienced and her lessons are great!

He Jia Tong (Parent of Jonathan He)
P1 Student from Holy Innocents’ Pri

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Engage The Best Primary 1 Tuition in Singapore

Here at MindFlex, we are able to help your child excel in their first year in Primary School. It is important that your child builds a strong foundation in their P1 subjects, so that they can build upon this foundation in their later years.

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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.