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  • Dedicated and committed 1 to 1 homework guidance from knowledgeable Chemistry tutors for your child.
  • Customised Chemistry tuition where learning is paced correctly to help your child grasp complicated topics such as chemical energetics and organic chemistry
  • Examination readiness and confidence for improved exam results and scores
  • Lessons at the comfort of your preferred location and timing
  • Choose a suitable tutor from a wide pool of specialised Chemistry tutors
  • Fast turnaround time to receive Chemistry tutor profiles for shortlisting and phone interview

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 Benefits You Can Gain From Tutor City's Chemistry Tutors

1. Achieve excellence in Chemistry examinations. Besides teaching content in the Chemistry syllabus, our tutors impart examination techniques and skills to enhance your child’s preparation to sit for major exams such as O and A level chemistry or IB chemistry assessments. Your child will gain access to the relevant Chemistry resources such as customised notes, solutions to past exam questions. With a keen understanding of students’ common examination pitfalls, our tutors guide students to avoid these costly exam mistakes to achieve good results. 

2. Master Chemistry through a tailored learning experience unique to your child. Unlike group tuition, private Chemistry tuition does not attempt to fit your child into the standard learning mould. If your child is either already struggling in a class setting or finds a regular Chemistry class too boring, 1-1 private tuition lessons will certainly help your child achieve greater heights. Witness your child’s engagement blossom through lesson plans that are aligned with your child’s learning style, pace and interests instead of sitting through a rigidly structured curriculum. 

3. Subject-matter knowledge and extensive Chemistry curriculum expertise. Tutor’s City pool of Chemistry tutors are qualified domain matter experts in Chemistry and are well-versed in either MOE or IB syllabus. Whether it's understanding complex chemical equations or the intricacies of molecular structures, our tutors tap into their experiences coaching students, ensuring clear clarifications to foster an accurate and deep understanding of chemistry within your child. 

4. Tutor-matching service from a reputable agency. Experience hassle-free and efficient customer service where your child will be paired with the most ideal tutor from our vast pool of 20,000 tutors. Exercise freedom to select from trained school teachers, working professionals to top local and overseas university students who are readily available to help your child with Chemistry. Receive the tutors’ profiles and choose one that meets your budget and requirements for a phone interview. 

5. Empower your childs confidence in Chemistry in the comfort of your home. Reduce resources such as time and logistical arrangements to travel to another location for Chemistry tuition. Optimise your resources so that your child has more time for work, rest and CCA commitments. There's no such thing as a silly question in the private and comforting home environment established with a personal tutor. In this trusted space, watch your child's confidence and Chemistry grades soar.


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How much does Chemistry tuition cost in Singapore?

Having private Chemistry tuition in Singapore does not have to be costly. In fact, it can be affordable. You can select a suitable Chemistry tutor profile based on your budget after considering the pros and cons of each category of home tutor, as explained below.

You will notice that the average hourly fees for science tuition range from $35 per hour to $130 per hour, depending on the tutor's credentials, experience and level of teaching. 


Tuition Rates
Per Hour

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Lower Secondary

$35 - $50

$55 - $65

$70 - $100

Upper Secondary

$40 - $50

$60 - $70

$75 - $100


$50 - $60

$70 - $90

$100 - $150

Junior College

$50 - $60

$70 - $90

$100 - $150

Degree & Diploma

$60 - $80

$90 - $120

$120 - $150

1. Includes students in polytechnics, universities and graduates tutoring part-time.
If your child has special needs, go to our SPED page to understand the certifications and fees that SPED teachers are quoting.

At Tutor City, we're dedicated to enabling your child to learn effectively and thrive in Chemistry. 

Our team of Chemistry Tutors is proficient in teaching various levels.


How does Chemistry Tuition with Tutor Citys home tutor solve the struggles students face?

students struggle with chemistry without tuition

Chemistry, an intricate exploration of matter and its changes holds the keys to understanding processes in biological systems. As a science subject, it delves into the intricate world of matter and reactions, challenging students to grasp core concepts, link topics, and apply their knowledge to variety of questions. As students progress to pre-tertiary education, such as JC or IBDP, they discover how chemistry shapes industries like medicine and bioengineering, honing their analytical and problem-solving skills along the way. 

Yet, chemistry isn't every student’s favourite. While some struggle to see its daily relevance or are discouraged by the tremendous amount of content and concepts, others find the Chemistry materials uninspiring, and a few grapple with the math involved. Given these hurdles to cope on their own, it's no surprise that many Singapore parents and students opt for Chemistry home tuition to get a leg up in the subject.

Challenges your child encounters when learning Chemistry:

  • Grappling abstract Chemistry concepts for example, atoms, molecules and periodic table equations
  • Poor foundation and prior knowledge. Does not have a good understanding in the subject that is built up from secondary school and failure to catch up with more complex concepts in pre-tertiary education
  • Difficulty navigating the Chemistry language and terminology, including symbols 
  • Challenges in mathematics to calculate or address exam problems like stoichiometry and thermodynamics that demand mathematical skills
  • Struggling to connect and link interrelated Chemistry topics and concepts 
  • Failure to remember and recall different formulas of organic compounds
  • Lack of laboratory skills to handle and interpret experiments and results
  • Memorisation overload and overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information like the periodic table and reaction mechanisms.
  • Disinterested in Chemistry and not motivated to revise for examinations independently
  • Difficulty in following lessons and lack of focus in the classroom due to the fast pace of lessons in a school setting
  • Inability to recognise and correct weak points or topics that need more attention to score well in Chemistry exams
  • Lack of examination skills to tackle a variety of questions and mastering exam-specific skills such as question analysis, answer structuring, time management

How Tutor Citys home tutor can help students overcome challenges to improve Chemistry grades

Here are some advantages private home tuition can help your child in Chemistry:

1. Stop wasting time and seek the right support to bridge the Chemistry learning gap for your child. Unlike humanities subjects that are more theme-based, where one topic can be learned independently from one another, doing well in Chemistry requires your child to have a solid foundation as some of the complex topics are based on how well a student understands basic concepts that were taught at a lower level. If your child had previously wasted too much time figuring out complex Chemistry concepts on his own or under an ineffective group tuition, it is important to change track to a dedicated 1-1 private Chemistry tuition for more targeted learning and catching up before it is too late.

2. Exposure to various customised Chemistry teaching styles, materials and resources. The standard teaching styles and materials in standard classroom lessons, especially the fast pace to cover the entire syllabus, might only work for some students. In reality, Chemistry is a fascinating subject, but failure to see the relevance in his or her daily life might make learning the subject dreadful, unengaging and unmotivated. Tutor’s City private Chemistry tuition adopts a personalised approach, where teaching instructions aligns with students’ learning style. For instance, if your child is a visual learner, customised mind-mapping strategies can be used by the Chemistry tutor to recall the periodic table, chemical formulas, reaction mechanisms, and a myriad of Chemistry rules.

3. Target specific weaknesses in Chemistry and receive support to overcome them with an expert tutor. If left alone, your child is more likely to skip or skim over Chemistry chapters that they find hard to understand. This will harm their overall exam performance. Imagine having a domain expert such as a qualified Chemistry tutor always on hand to guide your child, addressing their queries and highlighting areas of weakness they might need to be made aware of. From clarifying chemistry terminology to assisting with challenging formulas, this support system ensures your child can make mistakes in a safe environment through self-assessments rather than facing setbacks in crucial O & A level national exams.

4. Adequate preparation for crucial Chemistry examinations or assessments. Some students do understand concepts, complete all their Chemistry revisions, including past year exam papers and actively participate in lectures but still underperform in exams. Why is this so? Often, the answer is that these groups of students need more examination techniques and skills. Exam markers look for specific key points in answers, so missing these crucial keywords can impact exam scores. It's essential not only to understand the Chemistry concepts but also to articulate them well in exams. An experienced Chemistry tutor knows how to instil exam confidence in your child through mastering specific techniques to tackle multiple-choice questions, open-ended questions, and Chemistry practical exams.


What is the importance of Chemistry Tuition?

Do you know that Chemistry is not a standalone subject, but it is an important link-bridge to help students understand other sciences such as biology and physics well?

If your child scores well in Chemistry, it will be easy for them to study science-related degrees at the University level. Refer to this list, you can see that specialised degree courses such as Dentistry, Food Science & Technology, Medicine, and Pharmacy require good passes in H2 Chemistry as entry requirements. 

However, Chemistry is notorious for its complex interrelated concepts, making it a challenging subject for students who need help seeing their interconnectedness and application in different contexts.  It's easy to get confused or lost among all those reactions and formulas. 

That's where chemistry tuition steps in. With the right Chemistry tutor who knows the syllabus inside-out, students are equipped not just to understand but to excel. 

Singapore MOE Chemistry Syllabus and Topics in Schools

In lower secondary, students learn Chemistry, which is integrated into general Science. At this level, the content is straightforward and forms the foundation of knowledge for more in-depth and complex Chemistry topics in Upper Secondary.

At the end of Secondary 2, students will select their Science subject combination according to their grades. Students who perform well in Chemistry can choose to study Pure Chemistry, which is rigorous and has more comprehensive content than Chemistry offered as part of combined science. Taking pure Chemistry offers a good foundation for the Science stream at the Junior College level. 

Usually, students will experience a big jump in the level of difficulty and complexity of Chemistry content when they transit from the lower secondary to studying for O level Pure Chemistry. That is why some parents start Chemistry tuition for their children at the end of Secondary 2 to give their children a headstart so they can be more prepared, especially if their children are also trying to cope with pure Physics or Biology. 

MOE Science Curriculum Framework O level Chemistry

<MOE Science Curriculum Framework O level Chemistry>

As students progress to studying Chemistry at A levels, they can choose to take up the subject at varying levels of difficulty, namely the easier H1 Chemistry, the more commonly studied H2 Chemistry or the more advanced H3 Chemistry

Chemistry topics studied at junior college levels are comprehensive in terms of breadth and depth of content to prepare them for admission into scientific undergraduate degree courses. There is more emphasis on real-world application, including practical laboratory, experimental work and data analysis. It is no wonder that many students who do well in Chemistry at O levels might struggle in JC. There is a stronger emphasis on higher-order thinking, such as handling, applying, and evaluating information and integrating their knowledge from different Chemistry topics and areas. 

It is no secret that Singapore’s A level paper is much more difficult than the UK version and that sitting for Chemistry A levels poses a great challenge for most students.

Here’s the MOE O and A levels Chemistry Topics:

O levels Combined Chemistry:

1. Experimental Chemistry 

2. The Particulate Nature of Matter 

3. Formulae, Stoichiometry and the Mole Concept 

4. Energy Changes 

5. Chemical Reactions

6. Acids, Bases and Salts 

7. The Periodic Table 

8. Metals 

9. Air 

10. Organic Chemistry

O levels Pure Chemistry:

1. Experimental Chemistry 

2. The Particulate Nature of Matter 

3. Chemical Bonding and Structure Chemical Reactions 

4. Chemical Calculations 

5. Acid-Base Chemistry 

6. Qualitative Analysis 

7. Redox Chemistry 

8. Patterns in the Periodic Table 

9. Chemical Energetics 

10. Rate of Reactions Chemistry in a Sustainable World 

11. Organic Chemistry 

12. Maintaining Air Quality

 A levels H2 Chemistry:

1. Atomic Structure

2. Chemical Bonding 

3. The Gaseous State 

4. Theories Of Acids And Bases 

5. The Periodic Table

6. The Mole Concept And Stoichiometry 

7. Chemical Energetics: Thermochemistry And Thermodynamics (Gibbs Free Energy And Entropy) 

8. Reaction Kinetics 

9. Chemical Equilibria

10. Chemistry Of Aqueous Solutions 

11. Organic Chemistry 

12. Electrochemistry 

13. An Introduction To The Chemistry Of Transition Elements

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) Syllabus and Topics

Chemistry is offered at the Standard Level (SL) or the more advanced Higher Level (HL), which has 150 hours versus 240 hours of curriculum time, respectively. HL Chemistry students need to delve deeper into certain topics, explore additional areas, and study extension materials that are more demanding. 

In the IB programme, Chemistry is often viewed as one of the toughest courses, known for its complexity and challenging to score well. According to the official IBDP published assessment statistics in May 2023, the mean grade for Chemistry SL is 4.10 out of full marks of 7, only a small percentage of students, 7.1%, obtained the highest score of 7.

The IB Chemistry curriculum offers a wider range of topics, with choices enabling students to delve into specific chemistry areas they find interesting. Moreover, the curriculum focuses much on practical skills and learning through hands-on experiences, where students can undertake several lab experiments and Chemistry projects during the programme. IBDP students are assessed through a combination of internal assessments and external examinations as compared to one national examination. 

IB Curriculum assessment criteria chemistry


IBDP SL Chemistry Topics:


  • Introduction to the particulate nature of matter Structure 
  • The nuclear atom Structure 
  • Electron configurations Structure 
  • Counting particles by mass: The mole Structure 
  • Ideal gases
  • The ionic model 
  • The covalent model Structure 
  • The metallic model 
  • From models to materials
  • The periodic table: Classification of elements Structure 
  • Functional groups: Classification of organic compounds


  • Measuring enthalpy change 
  • Reactivity
  • Energy cycles in reactions 
  • Energy from fuels 
  • Entropy and spontaneity (Additional higher level)
  • How much? The amount of chemical change 
  • How fast? The rate of chemical change 
  • How far? The extent of chemical change
  • Proton transfer reactions 
  • Electron transfer reactions 
  • Electron sharing reactions 
  • Electron-pair sharing reactions

So what are the key skills to score well in Chemistry? We have provided a list for you to refer:

Practices of Science MOE Upper Secondary O level syllabus

<Practices of Science MOE Upper Secondary O level syllabus>

Secondary level:

1. Understanding of Fundamental Concepts:

  • Good understanding of chemistry concepts, facts, laws, definitions and theories
  • Familiarity with Chemistry vocabulary, terminology, conventions, symbols, quantities, and units.
  • Able to apply Chemistry formulas, equations, including quantities and methods, to determine them
  • Understand and connect chemical concepts across different topics and areas
  • Apply their learning across various contexts and application
  • Grasp the central themes surrounding matter and chemical reactions
  • Develop and use models to explain the behaviour and changes in matter
  • Represent matter and its changes using appropriate symbols

2. Information Processing & Analysis of Data:

  • Locate, select, organise, and present information from multiple sources
  • Translate information between different forms
  • Manipulate numerical and other types of data
  • Identify patterns, report trends, and infer conclusions from data.
  • Provide reasoned explanations for observed phenomena, patterns, and relationships
  • Predict outcomes and propose hypotheses
  • Problem-solving abilities.

3. Experimental Skills & Investigation (Practical Lab Work):

  • Follow instructions in the correct sequence
  • Operate various techniques, tools, and materials
  • Record observations, measurements, and estimates accurately
  • Interpret and evaluate experimental results
  • Strategically plan investigations and choose the right techniques, tools, and materials
  • Evaluate the efficiency of experimental methods and suggest improvements.

JC level:

H2 Chemistry A level curriculum framework

<H2 Chemistry A level curriculum framework>

1. Good knowledge and understanding of Chemistry concepts in curriculum

2. Understanding and application of scientific concepts and principles beyond just rote memorisation of factual information

3. Information Management & Evaluation (higher order thinking skills):

  • Locate, organize, and present information from diverse sources.
  • Skill to discern relevant information from irrelevant.
  • Ability to manipulate data, both numerical and other types, and convert information from one form to another.
  • Analyze and evaluate information to identify patterns, report trends, draw conclusions, and make inferences.
  • Craft reasoned explanations for phenomena, patterns, and relationships.
  • Adapt knowledge and principles to unfamiliar situations.
  • Integrate and apply knowledge and skills from various chemistry disciplines to specific contexts.
  • Evaluate information, hypotheses, and understand the limitations of chemical theories and models.
  • Construct logical arguments to support or defend hypotheses or decisions.

4. Practical & Experimental Skills (more emphasis as compared to O levels)

  • Follow detailed instructions to use techniques, tools, and materials safely and effectively.
  • Accurately make, record, and present observations and measurements, ensuring precision.
  • Interpret and assess observations and experimental outcomes.
  • Recognize problems and strategize investigations, selecting the apt techniques, tools, and materials.
  • Evaluate the efficiency and accuracy of methods and techniques, and suggest possible refinements.

5. Exam-focused Chemistry skills

  • Interpreting questions accurately
  • Identification of the correct concepts and their application to the question
  • Providing answers that consist the keywords which are clear and concise
  • Effective time management strategies
  • Efficient use of the data booklet provided
  • Clear and concise procedures of Chemistry experiments
  • Sequential and clear workings of calculations


Why classroom time is simply not sufficient to score well in Chemistry?

chemistry tutor is needed to excel in chemistry

The fast pace of the syllabus in the classroom, especially when it comes to demanding subjects such as Chemistry, often leaves many students feeling overwhelmed and underprepared. 

The challenge isn't just about covering depth and breadth of content, but it's the shift from rote memorisation of formulas and symbols to the application and analytical deduction based on their understanding of what was taught. As your child progresses, particularly to the level of H2 Chemistry in JC, they can no longer just rely on self-learning through textbooks or memorisation of notes if they want to score well. Merely attending lectures in school is insufficient to truly master the intricate web of chemical concepts and have enough practice to be exposed to the different types of questions to be exam-ready.

In a typical class, there's an inevitable rush to cover the heavy syllabus before national exams such as O or A levels. This leaves students with a mountain of information but not enough clarity to translate them into applicable knowledge. There's a lack of time to delve deep into topics, dissecting them to ensure every student understands clearly. It’s no wonder that even the brightest students who excelled in O-level Chemistry, might find themselves stumped. Additional stress is placed on students as, besides Chemistry, they are also trying to cope with the more complex H2 Physics or Biology in JC.

During times like these, students are often lost and unsure where to start. The wisest approach would be to grasp the concepts first before diving into practice papers. But with the pressure of multiple heavy subjects, time becomes a luxury. Many students fail to manage their own schedules effectively, leading to huge learning gaps or, worse, not motivated to complete revising the full Chemistry syllabus before exams.

Some students might wrongly assume that doing practice paper after practice paper is the key, however, for science-based subjects like H2 Chemistry, it's the quality of answers and the depth of understanding that truly matters.

That is where private chemistry tuition can provide your child with a distinctive competitive edge over other students.

Not only do tutors cover topics ahead of the school syllabus, preparing students in advance so that they can have a longer revision time before exams, but they also curate specialised lesson materials and provide flexibility for additional lessons for those lagging behind. 

Furthermore, tutors have more bandwidth through 1-1 lessons to break down complex Chemistry topics, making them more digestible. A good chemistry tutor will also research and cross-referencing notes from multiple schools and reputable sources to provide more comprehensive learning for your child, such as pointing out trends in exam question setting and how to answer the questions methodically. This offers clarity on Chemistry topics and also equips your child with strategies to tackle exam questions confidently. 

While school lessons provide a basic understanding, to excel in a rigorous subject like Chemistry, your child needs the added support of private Chemistry tuition to achieve that A grade. 


Chemistry tutors in Singapore: The different profiles

chemistry tutors different profiles

Do you know that there are differences between the types of Chemistry home tutors in Singapore? Each tutor profile has its distinct advantages and disadvantages that could impact your child’s learning of Chemistry. As well as the hourly tuition fees they will charge. 

To help you make the decision to engage the best tutor for your child’s Chemistry tuition, here is an explanation of the different tutor profiles and their pros and cons.

Full-time Chemistry Home Tutors

Just like any professional in their field, full-time tutors provide private Chemistry tuition as a career and typically work about forty or more hours a week, tutoring students from various different backgrounds, schools and differing abilities.

Most of the full-time Chemistry tutors are subject-matter experts in Chemistry and are domain-matter experts. Some specialise in teaching certain levels such as secondary O level Chemistry or H1,H2 or H3 level Chemistry subjects in MOE Junior Colleges, whereas some are well-versed in IB or IGCSE Chemistry syllabus. 

Advantages of Engaging Full-time Chemistry Home Tutors

Typically, full-time tutors have achieved qualifications at the bachelor’s level, such as degrees in Chemistry, which is why they have an excellent understanding of Chemistry topics and are able to break down complex Chemistry concepts and topics into easy-to-understand pieces of information for your child during Chemistry tuition sessions. 

Due to their experience and regular contact with parents and students, they have the ability to handle students with different learning styles and academic abilities, from students who have weaker foundations to those with higher abilities. They are able to easily adapt their teaching materials and styles to the different personalities of children.

They are also familiar with the concerns of parents and are open to communication with parents in the form of feedback and will not hesitate to provide tips and guidance on how you can work together with them to better support your child’s Chemistry learning at home. 

As tutoring is their bread and butter, full-time Chemistry tutors are committed and dedicated to the tuition schedule and will be likely to continue tutoring your child as he or she moves through the academic levels. Because they understand that building rapport with your child is important in a private tuition setting and that it is always easier to teach a student where a relationship is established. That is why they are not likely to keep switching students.

Disadvantages of Engaging Full-time Chemistry Home Tutors

As full-time Chemistry home tutors are tuition experts, they tend to charge a higher hourly rate as compared to part-time tutors. This is due to their expertise in Chemistry subjects as well as their vast experience tutoring full-time over the years. 

Parents are aware of the good results that full-time Chemistry tutors can achieve with their children. Some top-notched tutors are so popular due to their effectiveness that they might have limited available Chemistry tuition timeslots for parents to choose from and you might have to compromise on the schedule if you are really keen to engage their home tuition service for your child.    

Working Professionals Chemistry Part-time tutors

Part-time tutors who are working professionals hold a full-time day job as a career and provide home tuition service as their side hustle for extra supplementary income. Usually, this group of tutors come from varied educational backgrounds, holding diplomas, degrees, master’s or even Ph.D. qualifications in Chemistry or science-related areas. 

Advantages of Engaging Part-time Chemistry Home Tutors Who Are Working Professionals

Most of the time, these working adults have either achieved stellar grades in Chemistry during their schooling days or have a genuine passion for Chemistry and wish to help students to realise their interest or potential in the subject. Some of them might be in a relevant Chemistry industry career such as biotech, chemist or researcher, which makes them the perfect tutor for your child if they are interested in getting into similar career fields. In such cases, the Chemistry tutors can share with your child career advice and the day-to-day roles of different STEM careers and even provide their own educational journey as an inspiration to motivate your child. 

Due to their work experiences, working adults are mature and have a great aptitude for tutoring or mentoring younger students. They can enrich your children’s learning experiences by using real-world Chemistry examples or happenings to make textbook concepts relevant for your child. 

A portion of part-time working adult tutors are fresh graduates from university who have retained the latest knowledge of Chemistry concepts and can be excellent tutors to impart exam strategies and techniques to your child. 

Some of the part-time tutors who are working adults have been providing home tuition for several years and are experienced and familiar with the school syllabus. These tutors will also have good track records and testimonials from parents or students. 

Disadvantages of Engaging Part-time Chemistry Home Tutors Who Are Working Professionals

As this group of tutors hold a full-time career, their tuition slots are usually limited to weekday evenings or certain times during the weekends. It is typically difficult to obtain a weekday afternoon slot, for instance. 

If the tutor is experienced, they might have several students and finding a common slot might be challenging; this is also true when arranging for make-up lessons. Due to their work schedule, if your child needs additional Chemistry tuition prior to tests or examinations, you will need to communicate and book slots way in advance to synchronise the schedule. 

Student Chemistry Part-time Tutors

This group of Chemistry tutors are students who are presently studying in polytechnics, universities or pursuing their masters or Ph.D. They provide Chemistry tuition services for income to supplement their student life. Typically, because of their profile, this group of tutors are younger and in a closer age range to your child. 

Advantages of Engaging Part-time Chemistry Home Tutors Who Are Students

The biggest advantage of engaging student Chemistry tutors is that they charge a lower rate as compared to other tutor profiles. This makes it more budget-friendly for parents who are looking at tuition for multiple subjects. 

Due to the school schedule of students, they are able to provide more flexibility in terms of tuition slots during weekday afternoons, additional Chemistry tuition lessons for catching up during their term break and makeup lessons are usually easier to arrange. 

As this group of tutors are students themselves, they are familiar with the newer educational methodology in Chemistry and assessment criteria, such as practical Chemistry examinations or even using Tiktok or Youtube Chemistry experiment videos to make learning fresh and engaging for your child. 

They can also establish rapport easily with your child due to their closer age range and can adopt a teaching style that can build a better connection with your child, for instance, understanding the challenges and stresses that your child faces when learning Chemistry. This builds a positive learning climate, which will help your child to learn Chemistry more effectively. 

Lastly, as student tutors also go through the pressure of the need to do well in examinations, they fully understand the circumstances of your child and are in a good place to journey together with them. This is especially true for recent O-level or A-level graduates who managed to score well in Chemistry subjects, and these student tutors can coach your child and inspire them to perform as well. 

Disadvantages of Engaging Part-time Chemistry Home Tutors Who Are Students

It is essential to note that, unlike professional Chemistry tutors, student tutors do not have the same years of tutoring experience in handling different types of students or have developed expertise in teaching strategies and methodologies.  

As they are not subject matter experts yet, they might not have the deep and rich knowledge to teach more complex Chemistry subjects such as higher-level junior college Chemistry subjects. 

Sometimes, student tutors might have an irregular school schedule due to their examinations, CCAs or other school commitments, which can limit their time to schedule home tuition lessons. 

When engaging student Chemistry tutors, it is important to consider the age gap between the tutor and your child as well as your child’s receptiveness towards learning from a tutor who is closer in age. The dynamics between the student tutor and your child have to be taken into consideration. 

When hiring a student part-time Chemistry tutor, it is important to engage a reliable and trusted tuition agency to conduct proper screening and shortlisting to ensure that the student tutor is of quality and committed to tutoring your child. 

MOE-Trained Chemistry Home Tutors

Chemistry home tutors in this category consist of two profiles: the MOE teachers who are currently teaching in schools or ex-MOE teachers who have left service and are no longer teaching in schools. 

The common factor is that these two groups are officially trained in NIE and are professionally certified teachers who have expertise in developing structured teaching plans, utilising teaching strategies on students and actual teaching experience in schools. 

Advantages of Engaging MOE-Trained Chemistry Home Tutors

Tutors in this category are top-tier and very sought-after, especially by parents who are determined to pull up the socks of their children’s Chemistry grades and willing to put in the budget to engage this group of tutors to achieve the desired Chemistry grades for their child within a short time. 

MOE-trained tutors are very familiar with the school syllabus and are content matter experts; not only that, they are also aware of the workings behind how examination papers are set and marked by schools. This gives them an edge in being able to spot or predict exam questions and knowing exactly which are the more important Chemistry concepts and topics your child should focus on, including the answering techniques required for Chemistry questions for a student to score well. 

Being teaching professionals, they are laser-focused on pinpointing and addressing the weakness of your child and know exactly the teaching strategies they should employ to aid your child’s understanding and improvement over a shorter period of time. 

MOE-trained tutors have both familiarity and an excellent understanding of the specifics of the syllabus and will align their Chemistry tuition to cover all aspects during the lesson. They are also aware of the commonly made mistakes or misconceptions students typically have due to the sheer number of students they have taught over the years.   

Disadvantages of Engaging MOE-Trained Chemistry Home Tutors

Due to their teaching qualifications, effectiveness and strong demand from parents, MOE-trained Chemistry tutors charge the highest tuition rate among all tutor profiles. It is a huge financial commitment to hire MOE-trained tutors, especially if there are a few children in the household or tuition is needed for multiple subjects. 

The supply of current MOE-trained school tutors is very limited. Due to the change of regulatory procedure by the Singapore Public Service Division in 2021, school teachers can only teach tuition if approval is granted by their school principal and for valid reasons. Therefore, it is difficult for a MOE school teacher to be available for Chemistry home tuition.    

Lastly, as the dynamics of classroom teaching are different as compared to a smaller-group or one-to-one home tuition setting, which is often more intimate and personalised, it is still important to assess whether the personality and style of a current or ex-MOE tutor is suitable for your child. For instance, an authoritative teaching style might work well as a classroom management technique but might fail in a one-to-one setting with a student who is already struggling with Chemistry. 


Different Types of Chemistry Tuition in Singapore

chemistry tuition different types

1. Chemistry tuition in the tuition centre

Chemistry tuition in a tuition centre can be in a large or small group setting, which ranges from a group of 6 to sometimes 30 or more students. Students usually have to travel to a physical location for tuition classes that are set out on a fixed schedule. 

Some Chemistry tuition centres specialise only in Chemistry classes. This allows the centre to focus more on curriculum and developing good Chemistry teaching strategies while other centres offer tuition in multiple subjects.

As compared to home Chemistry tuition, there is little freedom to select the Chemistry tutor, especially one that can match your timeslot and preferred tuition centre outlet. Usually, the popular Chemistry tutor’s classes are packed full, and you might be put on a waitlist with an indefinite waiting time. Moreover, there is also additional time spent on commuting and make-up lessons can be hard to schedule since the lessons are less flexible as there is a need to cater to other students and classroom availability.

2. Home Chemistry tuition

Parents can hire a Chemistry tutor to provide one-to-one tuition services either in the comfort of your own home or at the tutor’s place (if your place is not conducive) at a timeslot which is convenient for you.

A private Chemistry tutor does not play the role of a teacher, which is defined as someone who will deliver lessons in a more formal and bigger setting. Therefore, the skill of being a good tutor can be different compared to that of a teacher. 

Home tuition is in a more intimate and private setting, effective home tutors are better able to aid weaker students in mastering Chemistry quickly because they are usually equipped with good interpersonal skills. This allows them to build rapport and credibility with their students to elevate their joy and learning experience as compared to a group setting.  

3. Private small group Chemistry tuition

Due to budget constraints, some tertiary students or their parents might hire a private Chemistry tutor to teach a small group of 2 to 4 students who can be friends or classmates at an indicated location, such as the tutor’s place or a co-working space and split the hourly tutor fees among themselves.

Besides reducing tuition costs, small-group private Chemistry tuition is popular at the tertiary level (upper secondary or JC, IB) because students can share their ideas and help clarify each other’s misconceptions through discussions. Each student in the group can also bring their own understanding, perspectives and experiences when approaching Chemistry exam questions. This helps to shorten the learning curve for your child and lessen similar mistakes that were made by their peers. 

Lastly, learning in a group enhances motivation as the interaction can help students to be more engaged and look forward to attending the Chemistry tuition sessions. 

4. Online Chemistry tuition

Remote learning has taken off post-COVID, and both tuition centres and private home tutors offer the option of online Chemistry tuition for students who prefer this. 

This option can be explored, for instance, if a Chemistry tutor is not able to meet your schedule due to the commuting time needed to travel to your place as he or she has a lesson prior to yours. Remote Chemistry tuition is advantageous if you would like to minimise your child’s contact with people so as not to fall sick, especially when it is close to important examinations such as O or A Levels.   


How to select a Chemistry home tutor for tuition lessons?

To help you narrow your search, here are some essential qualities you should look for in a Chemistry tutor:

1. Dedicated and committed

Good chemistry tutors customise lesson plans in order to help your child grasp Chemistry theories and solutions. Always punctual and responsive even after Chemistry tuition class is over. They are dedicated and committed to the scheduled lessons and work together with your child to achieve their Chemistry goals. 

2. Customised notes and resources

Our tutors have years of experience in conducting Chemistry tuition. Over the years, they have collected additional learning materials from the top schools in Singapore. These materials will aid students in their learning journey and help them improve their Chemistry examination results. At Tutor City, we ensure that our recommendations include if the Chemistry tutor will be providing learning resources. 

3. Empathy

Best Chemistry tutors do not rush through the lessons but cater to students’ pace of learning. The best Chemistry tutors understand the challenges students face. They also use the tutoring sessions to understand the weaknesses of the student in the subject. Once they recognise these weaknesses, they can devise a schedule that helps students overcome their weaknesses.

At Tutor City, we have incredibly experienced Chemistry tutors. They easily spot the weaknesses of the students and help them improve. You will notice a significant improvement in results in no time.

4. Experience and ability to teach Chemistry as your child progress

Tutors providing Chemistry tuition need to have a few years of experience teaching at a certain level and also as your child advances through the education system. It shows that they have the capability to help students excel. That is why experience is the first thing you should look for when finding the right tutor for your child.

With experience comes expertise, and such tutors will make sure that students don't make common mistakes in their examinations. At Tutor City, we recommend tutors who have years of teaching experience of a similar level. You can count on us to provide the best recommendation so you can choose a tutor that best fits your child's needs.


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Support from Tutor City to select a suitable Chemistry tutor

Tutor City is committed to helping you select the best Chemistry tutor for your child. Here is the support you will receive when hiring a tutor for Chemistry tuition:

  • Carefully screen and highly qualified Chemistry tutors with excellent teaching skills and experience
  • Fast response time of within 24 hours to receive tutor profiles for your selection when you put in a Chemistry tutor request form 
  • Arrangement of a phone interview with the shortlisted tutor
  • Free consultation with us to understand your requirements and advise you on a suitable Chemistry tutor profile
  • Follow up service on the feedback of the Chemistry tutor after your first lesson
  • Flexibility to change tutor if you find him or her unsuitable, only the lessons taught will be charged
  • 100% no fees charged to you for our Chemistry tutor-matching service


Tutor City: Singapore's Premier Chemistry Tuition Agency

Tutor City is Singapore’s premier Chemistry tuition agency, we strive to provide top-notch customer service to help students find their ideal Chemistry home tutor. 

Our mission is to help parents save time and effort in looking for a Chemistry tutor by offering customer-friendly tutor-matching services through our qualified tutors who are thoroughly screened, regardless of the budget and tuition location. 

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