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Importance of Secondary 4 Tuition

Secondary 4 Tuition is a very popular choice for many parents, as many students ten to have an increased workload and require additional assistance in more advanced topics. As such, in MindFlex, we see a lot of high demand for Secondary 4 Tuition as students focus on preparing for their major examination.

At this stage, many students are prone to stress and anxiety as they figure out their next pathway in life after their major examination. As such, many students tend to have a lot one their mind during their graduating year. Tutors can act as a mentor to guide students in deciding their next academic journey, making things less stressful. 

With Secondary 4 Tuition in Singapore, the students will definitely feel more at ease knowing that they have an additional form of guidance to aid them in their preparation for their major examination. 

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How Much Does Secondary 4 Tuition Cost

For Secondary 4 Tuition, the rates vary depending on the quality of the tuition centre and its reputation. Rates for Secondary 4 tuition centres are usually in the $200-460 range, but can go up to even higher rates for tuition centres that have high reputability and highly qualified tutors. For private home tutors, the rates can go as low as $35 an hour, but can go up to $90 or more per hour depending on the tutor’s qualifications and teaching experience.

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 Secondary School

Outline of Secondary 4 Tuition

  • Consolidation of Learning
  • Reinforcement of Learning
  • Applying Knowledge to Examination Questions
  • Fostering Examination Strategies
  • Ability to Cope with Stress During Exams
  • Exam-Focused Revision

Challenges Faced By Secondary 4 Students

Stress from O Level Preparation

In Secondary 4, many students will experience higher stress levels as they prepare for their O Level Exam. Sitting for the O Levels can be an extremely daunting experience for many students. This can affect their learning if they are not able to handle their emotions well.

For the O Level, Secondary 4 students will have to learn new content in their syllabus. Consistency is important as students are required to constantly revise the information that has been taught throughout the academic year. With our Secondary 4 Tutors, students will be able to have sufficient examination practice to ensure that they will be able to perform in the year-end O Level Examinations.

Overwhelmed with Stress

Secondary 4 is an extremely important year for students as it is the year of their O Level examination. As such, it is no doubt that many students will experience higher stress levels which could negatively affect their ability to perform well during examinations.

Engaging in a Secondary 4 Tutor will help students tackle their heightened stress levels. This is because tutors in MindFlex will help to target the student’s weaknesses, and provide advice on the problems they face in the subject. This will ensure that Secondary 4 students are well prepared and are able to confidently sit for the PSLE at the end of the year.

After-School Commitments

In Secondary 4, students tend to have much more responsibilities and commitments. This could serve as a distraction from their academics. In school, CCAs do take up a significant portion of students’ after-school hours. Hence, leaving less time for revision.

After school, many students would feel drained and exhausted. Hence, they may not have time to continue with their revision and 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.

Having Difficulties in Asking Questions

Secondary 4 lessons tend to be fast-paced as teachers rush to finish teaching the syllabus. In addition, some students may be too shy to voice their concerns in class. This causes students to leave their questions aside which can affect their academics in the long-run.

Voicing out their concerns and doubts is important if students want to see an improvement in their grades. This ensures that they will have a deeper understanding of the concepts that they have learnt and apply it in their studies so that there will be an improvement in their academics.

Why You Should Engage A Secondary 4 Tutor

Benefits of Hiring Secondary School Tuition

1. Enhance Students Knowledge

Students can sometimes forget the things that were taught in class as teachers tend to rush through the syllabus. Before students are able to comprehend what was taught, the teachers would have already moved to the next topic. However, the inability to fully understand the concepts taught will hinder their overall academic performance in the long-run.

Having a Secondary 4 Tutor will enhance their learning and reinforce their understanding in the topics and concepts that were taught. During lessons, our Secondary 4 Tutors will do a recap to ensure that students have a good understanding and foundation before going on to the more advanced topics. In addition, with one-on-one lessons. tutors will also being able to pick out their mistakes and address them before they accumulate and hinder their academic performance.

2. Learn Useful Examination Skills

In Secondary 4, students will have to sit for the O Level Examination. Hence, it is crucial for students to learn the necessary key skills such as Time Management and Independent Thinking in order to prepare well for the major exam.

Our Secondary 4 Tutors in MindFlex are well-experienced and competent in preparing students for their O Level Exams. They will impart useful examination skills that students can use during the exams. This can help to raise their confidence level as they prepare to score well for their O Levels.

3. Provide Immediate Feedback and Answers

Because Secondary 4 is an important and stressful year, students would tend to feel anxious and want to make sure that they are well prepared for the O Levels. Hence, any concerns, questions, donuts and misconceptions have to be cleared in order for them to have more in-depth understanding in the subjects that they are learning. Such misconceptions might be detrimental to their overall academic performance.

As such, it is important to engage in a Secondary 4 Tutor as they will provide students with the relevant feedback and answers to help students address their misconceptions and doubts.

4. Provide Additional Study Materials

The provision of additional resources such as curated notes, practice papers, revision summary is beneficial in consolidating students’ learning and building their level of preparedness for the O Level Exam. However, it may sometimes be difficult to find resources of good-quality.

Here at MindFlex, our Secondary 4 Tutors are able to provide students with self-made notes and accumulate resources due to their many years of teaching. This would provide them with a variety of exam questions that may appear in the examinations. In addition, aiding in their learning and preparing them well for any upcoming tests and exams. 

What To Look For in A Secondary 4 Tutor

Academic and Teaching Qualifications

Selecting a Secondary 4 tutor that has stellar academic results as well as the relevant teaching qualifications is important. For example, it might be better to pick 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.

Such qualifications are crucial in ensuring that the tutor is qualified enough to teach your child, especially at Secondary 4  level when students are beginning to gear up for the O Levels.

Patience in Teaching

Teaching Secondary 4 students is definitely a struggle, as students stress over their preparation for the O Level Exam. This causes the tutor to struggle to get the students’ attention as well as to get them to listen and pay attention. Hence, it is important to engage a Primary 5 Tutor that is patient enough to continuously engage the Primary 5 student.

In order to gauge the patience of the tutor, you may request for a trial lesson. Through the trial lesson, you can sit in and observe how the Secondary 4 Tutor handles the child during the entirety of the lesson.

Ability to Provide Additional Resources

Finding high-quality and reliable for the students to practice on is challenging. However, with a Secondary 4 Tutor that is able to provide additional resources, students can save time on finding resources and focus on their studies instead.

Being able to provide additional resources shows that the Secondary 4 Tutors are committed and dedicated in their teachings. Hence, when searching for a Secondary 4 Tutor, it would be great to look out for tutors who are able to provide their own self-collated resources.

Commitment

Selecting a Secondary 4 Tutor who is able to commit to both teaching and to the student’s schedule is crucial. This shows the dedication and responsibility that the tutors have. When you engage a committed tutor, parents can be more assured of their dedication to teaching their child and ensuring that they do well in their academics.

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 teaching the student as they progress in school till the O Level Exams.

Testimonials from Secondary 4 Students

History is a really difficult subject for me even though I really enjoy studying it. Being quite worried for my O Levels, I decided to find myself a tutor in Secondary 4 through MindFlex, who connected me with Ms Samantha! With her special ways of memorising History content and good essay writing skills, she helped me so much for my history papers.

Teresa Lee
Sec 4 Student from Commonwealth Sec

I have been having lessons with Nicole since I was in Sec 3. She was good at pointing out my weak areas and finding solutions for me to work on. Her lessons are always conducted to suit my learning needs. She is also very patient and is willing to repeat her points until I fully understand. Big thanks to MindFlex and Nicole for their help! 

Yu Jie
Sec 4 Student from Deyi Sec

I am very thankful for Mr Goh in helping me do well in my O Level A Maths. Since Sec 3, I have been doing badly in A Maths. However, after having one-on-one tuition lessons with Mr Goh, I was able to understand the A Maths concepts a lot better and apply the formulas taught into the questions easily.

Ethan Tan
Sec 4 Student from Hougang Sec

Mdm Loh has been a very patient and helpful tutor. In every lesson, she would always ‘debrief’ me and provide me feedback on areas that I have done well in and areas where I would need to work on. After every lesson, I find myself learning something new.

Maverick Tan
Sec 4 Student from Peirce Sec

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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.