Tuition fees to engage tutors and former MOE school teachers

Calendar for 2022 School Year

Term 1Tue 4 January – Fri 11 March
Term 2 Mon 21 March – Fri 27 May
Term 3Mon 27 Jun – Fri 2 Sep
Term 4Mon 12 Sep – Fri 18 Nov

Number of lessons per Term: 13

Important Exam Dates

(for local students)

Primary 6 Oral Prelim Exams late July
Primary 6 Prelims [SA2] late Aug
PSLE Oral Exams 15 and 16 Aug 2022
PSLE Listening Compre Exams 16 Sep 2022
PSLE Written Exams 29 Sep to 5 Oct 2022
   
O-Level Oral Exams 6 July to 19 August 2022
O-Level Science Practical 6, 11, 13 October 2022
O-Level Written Exams 17 October – 14 November 2022

* Do note that the academic year for Primary 6 and Secondary 4 are shorter.

Tuition Fees

LevelsPrimary 1 – 4
Lesson duration90 min
Fees$50 per hour
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LevelsPrimary 5 – 6
Lesson duration120 min
Fees$55 per hour
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LevelsSecondary 1 – 2
Lesson duration120 min
Fees$60 per hour
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LevelsSecondary 3 – JC 2
Lesson duration120 min
Fees$65 per hour

Terms of Engagement

1. Rate is for private tuition lessons, within 30 minutes of travel for the teacher. An extra $5/hr applies if Google Map shows a travel time of more than 30 minutes to reach your place. If you have a study group, please check with us for group rates.

2. If face-to-face lessons are not convenient, you can arrange for interactive online lessons with the teacher. Online lessons are most effective and engaging when the student has access to a touch screen laptop/tablet with an electronic pen. You may get more lesson time as time is saved on commuting.

3. Payment is at the beginning of the month for all the confirmed lessons in that month. We do not require payment for the entire term or year. We do not require registration fees or security deposits. We are the ones teaching. You do not need to pay any kind of agency fees. You will only need to reimburse the teacher for the cost of materials that your child will keep.

4. Payment will be on a pro-rata basis for the first month for students starting in the middle of a month.

5. Before the start of the month, please plan and fix the dates for all tuition lessons in that month with the teacher. As the parent, you will know the school’s time-table, and the schedule of other activities (e.g. swimming classes, music lessons, holidays). If you have a preferred time-slot, please let the teacher know as early as possible. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, such as sickness or school activities, please let the teacher know at least one day in advance. This will help in the re-scheduling of lessons. If your teacher is not notified at least a day in advance of any change in agreed schedule, the lesson will be charged. The teacher needs to plan and prepare for lessons and s/he can only do so for lessons that are confirmed and paid for.

6. Additional revision tutorials can be scheduled during the holidays, and in the two weeks prior to the school exams. A post-mortem class is held once the exam papers are returned.

7. We can have small group tuition only if the students are at the same competency level and using the same materials.

8. We do not offer a stand-alone trial lesson. Unlikely an enrichment center, the teacher does not follow a fixed lesson plan where your child is just an extra head-count in class. A single trial lesson is unlikely to be representative of regular lessons. Further, we need a workable schedule for regular lessons.

9. On the first lesson, please orientate the teacher with helpful information, such as your concerns, preferences and expectations, past exam results, feedback from school teachers, behavioral issues and learning disabilities. The teacher will spend some time identifying root causes of poor performance and areas of weakness to work on with the student during the first lesson. These allow the teacher to employ the appropriate range of materials and methodologies subsequently.

10. For international schools, International Baccalaureate, and Integrated Programme students, please look at the equivalent grades.

11. Payment must be documented, by bank transfer, cheque or PayNow; not cash. For payments from overseas, we have cost-effective solutions for you. We can accept crypto-currencies too.