These rates are based on the average quoted rates of tutors over the last 6 months and should only serve as a reference to you. Often, the quoted rate varies accordingly with the tutor’s experience, qualification, location and timetable.
Today, there’s mainly 4 types of home tutors in the local market, each with their own characteristics, qualification and experience.
Student tutors are the most commonly used home tutors in Singapore. These group of tutors are updated with the the current school curriculum as all of them underwent the local education scheme and would be qualified tutors for students who are currently still in their primary, secondary and even JC education. Student tutors are the least costly and has the most flexible timetable as compare to other home tutors.
Graduate full-time tutors are usually graduates who teach tuition as their full time job. They do not have any full-time commitment such as a day job and thus are the most committed bunch of tutors. Full-time tutors are seasoned tutors who are extremely familiar with the current school syllabus due to their experience. You can expect full-time tutors to be extremely professional in what they do, but do expect a premium for their tuition rates when you engage them. These group of tutors are the most sought-after home tutors especially for students taking their national examinations.
NIE trainees, current or ex-teachers are also a popular choice of home tutors because of their in-depth knowledge about the local education system. Due to their background, most current and ex-teachers are also able to identify focus of study as well as spot questions that may possibly appear in tests or examinations. This group of tutors are also trained by the National Institute of Education (NIE), thus possess the best ability to effectively communicate and teach educational materials. These group of tutors command the highest home tuition rates.
To put it all together, choosing the right home tutor largely depends on the needs of the student and the budget which the student is able to spend on tuition. For example, it would not be cost effective to hire a full-time tutor to give tuition to a primary 1 – 3 student as the syllabus covered could easily be taught by an undergraduate.
To save the hassle of deciding which tutor to use, you can Request A Tutor with us, our friendly coordinators will then contact your to advise and gather your requirements. We will then carefully short-list a list of home tutors that best match your requirements and budget.