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Importance of Secondary School Science Tuition

Progressing from Primary School Science, Secondary School Science, yet again, a compulsory subject that all students have to undertake in order to complete their Secondary School Education. As such, it is imperative for students to do decently well in the subject.

With the Secondary School Science Curriculum constantly updating over the years, it is important to regularly check for the latest Secondary School Science Syllabus under MOE. At MindFlex, our Secondary School Science Tuitions are strictly in accordance with the latest Syllabus to give all students an ease of mind as they focus on studying for the subject.

Along with the new academic environment, the incorporation of new, more challenging and increasingly advanced scientific topics and concepts would seem daunting for many Secondary School students. However, students need not feel overwhelmed to take on Secondary School Science should they engage MindFlex for the best Secondary School Science Tuition in Singapore to get a head start on the curriculum before their peers.

 

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How Much Does Secondary School Science Tuition Cost

The average rate for Secondary School Science Tuition varies greatly based on factors such as the type of tutor selected and the duration of each class, among many other factors. On an overview, the tuition rates for Secondary School ScienceTuition range from $25 to $90 for 1 to 1 home tuition, depending on the qualifications and experience of the tutor. Tuition centres also offer group rates for Secondary School Science at around $160-$400/month, depending on the reputation and quality of the 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 Science

Outline of Secondary School Science Tuition

  • Understanding Diversity of Matter by its Chemical Composition
  • Ability to Describe About the Particulate Nature of Matter
  • Learning about Acid, Bases and Salts
  • Writing Scientific Equations
  • Interpreting the Application of Forces and Transfer of Energy
  • Identifying Model of Cells

Challenges Faced By Science Secondary School Students

Unfamiliar and Foreign Syllabus

A common challenge faced by Secondary School Science Students is the adjustment to the new Secondary School Science Syllabus from their Primary School Science Syllabus. With the significant differences and numerous uncertainties that students face, this may result in a lot of stress and anxiety as Secondary School students struggle to keep up with their new fast-paced rigorous curriculum over time.

Hence, Secondary School Science students will require a lot of time and practice in order to assimilate into the Secondary School lifestyle and culture, as well as get used to their new curriculum. However, this can be made easier through seeking help in the form of a Secondary School Science Tutor who will ensure that students receive additional materials and tips that can make their Secondary School Science journey much smoother.

Transition from Primary School

Secondary School Science students face the unique struggle of transitioning from Primary School to Secondary School. Moreover, the Secondary School Science content that they are required to learn is immensely different from the Science that they were learning in Primary School.

In Secondary School Science, students are expected to learn new skills such as Critical Thinking. Here at MindFlex, we recommend that Secondary School Science students take their time adjusting to their new Secondary School lives so that they are able to learn Science comfortably and to their fullest potential.

More CCA Commitments

In most Secondary Schools, students often experience an increase in their CCA hours and commitment levels. As a result, the majority of their after-school time is being taken up by their after-school activities, leaving less time for revision and completing their school work.

As a result, Secondary school Science students may end up lagging behind in their classes as they do not have enough time to complete their school assignments or revise the information taught in school. This could have adverse effects on their examination results, which translates to another source of added stress for students.

Overwhelmed By Heavier Workload

Most Secondary School Science students may be shocked at the amount of work that they are expected to complete in school. With more lessons, fewer breaks and more subjects to learn, it is easy for students to initially feel overwhelmed.

As such, Secondary School could be overwhelming for students. Lower secondary students tend to be the most susceptible to this, due to the fact that they have had less time to adjust to their new lives. In order to prevent this issue, MindFlex recommends that Secondary School students take the time to adjust to their new lifestyles at their own pace, and slowly adapt to this new change.

Why You Should Engage A Secondary School Science Tutor

 

Benefits of Hiring Science Tuition

1. Gradually Ease Students into Syllabus

Secondary School Science is an important subject and year as students are expected to have a strong mastery of many complex topics and concepts. Therefore, it is important that students receive enough help so that they are able to build a good foundation to support them in their later academic years. With Secondary School Science Tuition, students will receive guidance from their tutors, allowing them to gradually ease into the difficult syllabus.

Furthermore, given how experienced the Secondary School Science Tutors are with teaching students of the same levels, they will have special teaching techniques to help students transition and learn this difficult subject.

2. Help Students Build Strong Foundation

In Secondary School, especially lower secondary, students are expected to study all 3 Sciences – Chemistry, Physics and Biology. It is important for students to build a strong foundation for all 3 Sciences as the content learnt will be used in the future.

With a Secondary School Science Tutor, he/she will be able to guide students to achieve mastery for all Sciences. It will be beneficial to engage a tutor that is able to guide students in all 3 Sciences so as to make the most out of your money!

3. Help Students Clarify Doubts

In school, students might be too shy to clarify their doubts in front of their peers in school for fear of being mocked. Furthermore, teachers in school might be too busy, making it hard for students to seek after-class consultation. As time progresses, these doubts can snowball, resulting in irreversible misconceptions that can affect the student’s understanding of Science.

Hence, it is crucial to engage a Secondary School Science Tutor to provide students with a safe space to clarify their doubts and ask questions. Furthermore, with small-group/1-to-1 Science Tuition, students can also clarify their doubts immediately during lessons, and will receive instantaneous feedback to help them improve and do well in their examinations.

4. Aid Students in Weaknesses

Students might find it hard to correct mistakes or misconceptions without guidance from a qualified teacher. Furthermore, given how fast-paced lessons are in school, their school teachers may not be able to pay close attention to the student’s learning process, and the student’s weaknesses or misconceptions may easily go unnoticed by their school teacher.

Hence, it is important to engage a Secondary School Science Tutor in order to help students improve on their weaknesses. With a Secondary School Science Tutor, students will be guided on their mistakes, and tutors can also provide close guidance on their weaknesses.

What To Look For in A Secondary School Science Tutor

Currently Teaching/Taught Other Secondary School Students

It is absolutely imperative that you check if the tutor you are interested in engaging has experience in teaching other Secondary School students. With such experience, they will then be familiar with the current Secondary Science syllabus and common examination practices. It is thus important that you ensure that the tutor has been teaching students of similar levels.

MindFlex also recommends that you choose tutors who either have extensive experience in teaching Science to Secondary School Students, or have the personal academic achievements to teach Secondary Science.

Qualifications

Top Secondary School Science Tutors in Singapore will naturally be highly qualified and be highly-recommended. 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 Secondary School Science tutor suits your child’s needs.

Oftentimes, most qualified and highly-recommended Science Tutors will have strong qualifications as well as a strong testimonial base, which can reassure you of their capability to teach your child.

 Patience

It is extremely important that you engage a patient tutor who is able to explain the various Secondary Science concepts in a patient manner. With a patient Science 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 Secondary Science tutor in order for your child to have a smooth Science learning journey.

Commitment

It is also very important to check if the Secondary School Science tutor that you select is able to commit to your time slot in the long term. This is important, as it would definitely 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 in the long-term in order to avoid disappointment and the disruption of your child’s learning.

Testimonials from Secondary Science Students

My Science Tutor, Lynn, was helpful and patient. She would always patiently explain to me my mistakes, even if she has to explain it many times for me to understand. She will also go through some past year papers with me before my school exams to give me more practice.

Yeo Si Ting
Sec 1 Student from Hua Yi Sec

Learning Science in school was difficult for me as I could never catch up with the pace my school was going at. With my Science Tutor Mdm Yong, I could understand the concepts much better and much more easily. Mdm Yong is extremely patient and never fails to motivate and encourage me.

Janna Choong
Sec 2 Student from Nanyang Girls’ High School

My tutor was very helpful in helping me improve in my Science. I did badly in Sec 1 as I could not understand many of the concepts. Hence, I decided to look for a Science Tutor in Sec 2. Miss Chen is patient and will always ensure that I understand what was taught in school. When required, she would even stay back after class to finish up explanations or to help me check my school homework.

Glenda Hoo
Sec 2 Student from Compassvale Sec

I’ve been having Science Tuition with Vanessa since the start of my Sec 1 year, and she has been so helpful in ensuring that I keep up with the fast pace in school. Vanessa works hard to ensure that her lessons are ahead of my school’s pace, allowing me to have more time to learn and understand concepts. With her help, I’ve consistently gotten A1 or A2 in my Science, both in Sec 1 and 2!

Lim Shu Yi
Sec 2 Student from CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School

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MindFlex Is The Best Science Home Tuition Agency in Singapore

Engage The Best Secondary School Science Tuition in Singapore

Transitioning into Secondary School is a daunting event, where students have to take on many new subjects, Science included. The intense Science syllabus in Secondary School leaves students no choice but to seek additional help in the form of a Secondary School Science Tutor. Here at MindFlex, we have the perfect Science Tutors to help you!

Find out more by requesting a Secondary Science Tutor with us.

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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.