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Why Secondary School Private Tutors Are Really Important

Welcome to Secondary School: a rollercoaster ride of 4-5 years with possibly a national examination at the end! Secondary School marks the beginning of a phase with many different milestones in students’ lives. Be it new subjects, new friends or even new relationships, Secondary School life is a relatively big transition from Primary School fun days. It is every parent’s hope for their children to mature to become fine young men and women of good character, so it is important to ensure that students are learning positively in their secondary school years. FamilyTutor, a leading Secondary School Home Tuition Agency in Singapore, feels that Secondary School Private Tutors are really important for Secondary School students because not only do they help to define balance and set goals, they also help your child realise their dreams! Let’s discuss further:

Defining Balance in Maturing Years

As our children transition into their teenage years, they might inevitably lose track of things in life because just so many things are introduced in this stage. New friends in secondary school, new subjects to take, new responsibilities due to age, and maybe new relationships as well – teenagers between the age of 13 to 17 are overwhelmed with everything new. And because of that, they might not be able to manage or balance their priorities and just dive into everything new whenever it comes. This might result in an accidental neglect of their studies, just because they think they can cope with and juggle between many many commitments! Hence as a Secondary School Home Tuition in Singapore and a fellow local Singaporean, FamilyTutor feels that with a professional Secondary School Private Tutor, students will never be able to accidentally forget about studying! This is simply because students will be allocated a specific amount of time to be dedicated to revision, homework or just learning new concepts in school. For the duration of their Secondary School Private Tuition, they have to allocate their time to studying and catching up on school and not only that, as Secondary School Home Tutors will likely give their fair share of revision papers to students, students also have to put in effort to complete the homework! You might wonder, but schools give homework too and my child doesn’t do it? Well, because Secondary School Private Tuition generally takes place in a 1-to-1 setting, your child will not be able to ‘get away’ with not completing their homework properly. The Secondary School Home Tutor will be bound to find out and ensure that your child gets it done properly.

Setting Realistic Goals

Something very important about engaging a Secondary School Home Tutor in Singapore is making sure that he/she clicks well with the child so that 1-to-1 Secondary School Home Tuition will be a more fruitful experience for both parties. Let me elaborate: if you really click well with your Secondary School Home Tutor and treasure the time in Secondary School Private Tuition, then you will naturally want to do your tuition homework properly! Also, walking the Secondary School journey with a ‘mentor’ will be a more comfortable environment to set realistic goals for yourself. If you are taking the O Level examinations, where do you want to go next? How many points do you need to get to go there? Is it a realistic goal? Goal setting in 1-to-1 Secondary School Home Tuition will be beneficial for you and your Secondary School Tutor to plan out something realistic and achievable for you. With so many other commitments stuck in your head, you might also be inevitably stressed out by the millions of things to achieve. FamilyTutor thus believes that walking the education journey with someone experienced and approachable will make studying less stressful for you!

Realising Dreams

Throughout your child’s Secondary School journey, they will slowly start to think about what they want to and can do in the next phase of life! Be it through furthering their studies in ITE, Polytechnics or University or heading out into the workforce, this is the time for them to realise their dreams. Through 1-to-1 Secondary School Home Tuition in Singapore, students start to realise that ‘hey, maybe Biology isn’t that bad after all?’ or ‘wow, i really want to further my studies in Mathematics!’ – things they start to realise after they fully understand and are able to handle the curriculum and Secondary School syllabus! Secondary School Home Tuition in Singapore will not only help your child get better in their subjects, but it also helps your child realise what they like and what they want to do! Educated Secondary School Home Tuition Agencies in Singapore like FamilyTutor thus reiterate the power of Secondary School Home Tuition as we have seen from many Secondary School students who realised and pursued their dreams bravely after the help of Secondary School Home Tuition in Singapore.

In essence, Secondary School Private Tutors aim to shape your future in the way you want it to be, and also try to make your present living more fruitful and meaningful! They Are Really Important, you realised?

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Year 2020 Home Tuition Market Rates

Levels/Tutor CategoriesPart-Time TutorFull-Time TutorNIE-Trained/School Teacher
N1 - K2$20-$25/hr$30-$40/hr$50-$60/hr
P1 - P3$25-$30/hr$35-$50/hr$55-$60/hr
P4 - P6$25-$40/hr$35-$55/hr$60-$80/hr
Sec 1 - Sec 2$30-$40/hr$35-$60/hr$65-$90/hr
Sec 3 - Sec 5$35-$45/hr$40-$65/hr$70-$90/hr
JC1 - JC2$50-$60/hr$55-$80/hr$80-$120/hr
IB Grade 1-6$30-$45/hr$35-$60/hr$70-$120/hr
IB Grade 7-10$35-$50/hr$40-$70/hr$75-$120/hr
IB Grade 11-12 (Diploma)$60-$70/hr$65-$100/hr$85-$120/hr
IGCSE 7-11$30-$50/hr$40-$65/hr$70-$120/hr
Adult Classes$40-$50/hr$50-$70/hr-
Diploma / University$60-$80/hr$80-$120/hr-
Levels/Tutor CategoriesPart-Time TutorFull-Time TutorNIE-Trained/School Teacher
N1 - K2$20-$25/hr$30-$40/hr$50-$60/hr
P1 - P3$25-$30/hr$35-$50/hr$55-$60/hr
P4 - P6$25-$40/hr$35-$55/hr$60-$80/hr
Sec 1 - Sec 2$30-$40/hr$35-$60/hr$65-$90/hr
Sec 3 - Sec 5$35-$45/hr$40-$65/hr$70-$90/hr
JC1 - JC2$50-$60/hr$55-$80/hr$80-$120/hr
IB Grade 1-6$30-$45/hr$35-$60/hr$70-$120/hr
IB Grade 7-10$35-$50/hr$40-$70/hr$75-$120/hr
IB Grade 11-12 (Diploma)$60-$70/hr$65-$100/hr$85-$120/hr
IGCSE 7-11$30-$50/hr$40-$65/hr$70-$120/hr
Adult Classes$40-$50/hr$50-$70/hr-
Diploma/University$60-$80/hr$80-$120/hr-

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Frequently Asked Questions

FamilyTutor offers many easy & flexible ways for you to get the perfect home tutor! You may:

  1. Call us straight at +65 8777 2168
  2. WhatsApp us at +65 8777 2168
  3. Fill in our Tutor Request Form here

Each of the 3 ways ensures that we fully understand your requirement in the shortest amount of time.

At FamilyTutor, we strive to match a tutor to not only teach the student well, but also to build good rapport and meaningful relationships with the student and even with the whole family!

Whether it is calling us straight at +65 8777 2168, WhatsApp-ing us at +65 8777 2168, or filling up our Tutor Request Form, you can expect us to guide you step-by-step from start to end!

After requesting for a tutor using any of the above 3 ways, within 24 hours, we will update you with a few sets of really suitable and detailed tutor profile via WhatsApp! From there, you can choose the tutor that you prefer.

In the midst of choosing your preferred tutor, you may request for more information of the recommended tutors by communicating with our coordinators. If it makes you feel more assured, you may even request to speak with the tutor privately via a direct phone call.

Once you are comfortable with engaging one of the recommended tutors, we can help you set a start date immediately!

At FamilyTutor, we strive to make our parents or students feel comfortable engaging the tutors whom we recommend!

Generally, there are 3 types of home tutors. They are:

 Part-Time Tutors
As the name suggests, they conduct home tuition as a part-time job. They can be working full-time as a store manager, data analyst, or even a salesperson! However, because they love teaching and can teach really well, they choose to teach as a home tutor outside of their usual working hours!

Full-Time Tutors
These are the tutors whose main occupation is to conduct home tuition and impart valuable knowledge to student, which explains the phrase “full-time”! Giving home tuition is their bread and butter, so sometimes we call them “professional home tutors”!

Ex-/Current School Teachers
These tutors have the experience teaching in MOE/IGCSE/IB schools, therefore they know the syllabus really well!

At FamilyTutor, we want our tutors to not only impart knowledge and help the student improve their grades, but also want the students & parents to feel at ease when the tutors are teaching at their home! Even better, we want the students & parents to feel like their tutors are part of their family (that is also why we are called “FamilyTutor”)!

Therefore, we manually interview our tutors and not let any computer algorithm do the job! By doing so, we are able to detect any favourable human attributes – such as sincerity, responsibility, and positive attitude – and recommend only those tutors that possess these attributes to the students & parents who come to us!

Yes, we are providing a service, so we must go out of the way to help the students & parents achieve their academic goals and feel good about our service and tutors!

When we recommend a few really suitable tutors to you, you might see that for the same subject and level, different tutors charge different hourly rates.

This happens because usually FamilyTutor does not set those hourly rates. Most of the time, the hourly rates that you see are ones that each individual tutor charges based on their qualifications, experience, the distance they have to travel to the student’s place, their level of teaching confidence, and many more.

One thing that FamilyTutor can do for you is to ensure that the tutors’ asking hourly rates are in line with the current market rates. When the time comes, our experienced coordinators may even help you negotiate for hourly rates that both parties are comfortable and happy with!

You can view the latest market hourly rates over here.

Before we explain further, you have to know that you do not need to pay any additional fee for our matching service! Our matching service is free for students & parents!

Also, you do not need to make any advance payment! The bottom line is: based on the mutually agreed hourly rate, you pay only for the lessons that have been delivered.

Let’s say our selected tutor charges an hourly rate of $50/hour for a 2-hour lesson. Before this 2-hour lesson, there is no need to pay the $100 tuition fee at all. Any payment would be made after that 2-hour lesson has been delivered by that tutor.

Our agency fee is charged to our tutors. To facilitate the collection of agency fees from our tutors, we require your cooperation to make payment for the first few lessons (usually 50% of the first 4 weeks) directly to FamilyTutor. Thereafter, you will make payment to the tutor directly for the remaining lessons. No worries, the payment details will be communicated to you clearly when you confirm to engage a tutor with us!

Again, you do not pay anything extra at all!

You may request to make payment to the tutors by cash or cheque, via bank transfer, PayNow, or PayLah! This is provided that the confirmed tutors are agreeable too! Usually, our tutors have no problem with any of the options mentioned above. 

Our agency fee is charged to our tutors, so to facilitate the collection of agency fees from our tutors, we require your cooperation to make payment for the first few lessons (usually 50% of the first 4 weeks) directly to FamilyTutor. Thereafter, you will make payment to the tutors directly for the remaining lessons. No worries, the payment details and method will be communicated to you clearly when you confirm to engage a tutor with us! We accept bank transfer, PayNow, PayLah, cash, or even cheque!

You can terminate the tuition any time after the first lesson if you think that the tutor is not suitable for you. However, you must inform FamilyTutor at least 24 hours before the next lesson and must make payment for all the lessons conducted. Please note that it is our company’s policy that any termination of tuition made less than 24 hours before the next lesson will incur a late charge of 50% of that lesson’s fee.

To terminate tuition with the confirmed tutor, please inform FamilyTutor at +65 8777 2168 (Mon-Sun 9am-10pm) via WhatsApp or phone call at least 24 hours before the next lesson commences. From there, we will advise you on the next step.

Please note that once you have confirmed the tutor, there is a binding contract to complete one full lesson. You may request for a change of tutor or termination of the tuition only after completing the first lesson. Any termination before the first lesson is completely delivered will incur an administrative charge of no less than one lessons’ worth of fee.

Tutors are expected to commit at least 4 weeks’ worth of lessons before any termination of tuition. If the tutor wants to terminate the tuition without any valid reason (e.g. medical-related) before completing at least 4 weeks’ worth of lessons, he or she will not be entitled to receive any tuition fee that is yet to be paid to him or her.

We seek your understanding that we cannot force our tutors to commit for more than 4 weeks of lessons. However, we do encourage responsible behaviour in our tutors.

In the first place, when recommending tutors to you, we strive to select only the responsible ones for you! We believe that as long as the students & parents treat our tutors with basic respect, there is no reason our tutors would terminate the tuition.

Yes, you can postpone lessons.

However, any postponement of the lessons in the first 4 weeks should be made known to FamilyTutor via WhatsApp or phone calls at +65 8777 2168 and to the tutor via his or her phone number at least 24 hours before the next lesson commences. This is except for special cases such as medical emergencies.

Please note that any failure to postpone at least 24 hours before the next lesson commences may incur a compensation to the tutor for his or her loss of time. The compensation is usually no less than 50% of one lessons’ worth of fee. 

FamilyTutor discourages our tutors to postpone lessons unless there is a valid reason, such as suddenly falling sick or having some sort of medical emergencies.

All in all, we encourage our tutors to inform you of any postponement of lesson at least 24 hours before the next lesson commences, and makes up for the missed lesson within the next 7 days.

At the same time, we wish you could set a healthy communication system with your tutor so both parties could understand each other’s schedule and come to a consensus regarding any postponement issue.