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Best Primary School Tuition in Singapore

Getting a good home tutor will help your child navigate the challenging primary school syllabus.

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Best Primary 1-6 School Home Tutors In Singapore

Are you a parent who gives primary school tuition to your own kid after work no matter how tired you are?
Is your child disinterested in what you say and simply can't sit still?

In Singapore, the education system is demanding right from the start as children embark on their true education path at the early age of 6 years old. Primary school students are exposed to arduous challenges and tremendous stress as they are introduced with stricter discipline and rules, longer school hours and a need to be more independent in various areas. It is therefore important to build a strong foundation and introduce the right learning habits right at the beginning.

Primary Tuition
Looking for a tutor for your primary school child? Request one now!

How much do primary school tutors charge?
The average hourly fees for primary school tuition ranges from $30 per hour to $90 per hour, depending on the tutor's credentials, experience and the level to teach.

Tuition Rates
Per Hour

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Primary 1

$30 - $35

$40 - $50

$60 - $80

Primary 2

$30 - $35

$40 - $50

$60 - $80

Primary 3

$30 - $40

$45 - $55

$65 - $80

Primary 4

$30 - $40

$45 - $55

$65 - $80

Primary 5

$35 - $45

$50 - $60

$70 - $90

Primary 6

$35 - $45

$50 - $60

$70 - $90

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

Primary school students have to cope with loads of contents, home works, tests and examinations from different subjects such as English, Mother Tongue, Mathematics and Science. As they advance to upper primary level, primary school students will be introduced to subject-based banding, which is a refinement of the streaming process. Subject-based banding aims at catering to different abilities of individual, tuning students to learn at their own pace and capabilities. In addition to that, the aim of Singapore education system not only focus on book-based theories, but also students who are problem-focused.

All these factors will bring significantly high level of stress and tension to both parents and children. Thus, it is essential to ease your child’s education journey and prepare them the challenges they might face in the future. Moreover, MOE has just implemented a new PSLE grading system starting from 2021.

Levels Of Primary School Tuition

We aim to provide a full range of solutions to our students. That is why we offer Primary School tuition for all subjects and levels. Here are all the levels we cover so students can excel in no time:

  • Primary English and Foundation English
  • Primary Chinese, Foundation Chinese, and Higher Chinese
  • Primary Malay, Foundation Malay, and Higher Malay
  • Primary Tamil, Foundation Tamil, and Higher Tamil
  • Primary Maths and Foundation Maths
  • Primary Science and Foundation Science
  • Primary Social Studies

Whatever subject of Primary School you want your child to study, we will provide. Our team is filled with highly qualified tutors that excel in each of these subjects. That is why you can count on us for the best Primary School tuition service.


Common Challenges Faced By Students Of Primary School In Singapore

When students are in Primary School, they are young, and they find learning challenging sometimes. We understand this, and we hope to help students in overcoming challenges so they can excel. Here are some of the most common challenges almost all Primary School students in Singapore face:

  • Lack of focus and limited attention span
  • Challenges with memorizing the extensive Primary School content of all subjects
  • Difficulty in expressing thoughts when formulating answers
  • Difficulty with understanding concepts and content of Primary School subjects and lessons
  • Challenges with solving calculations and problem sums
  • Fear of asking questions in school
  • Inability to write well and answer questions
  • Careless mistakes during examinations
  • Inefficient time management which leads to incomplete examination paper

All Primary Students in Singapore face some or all of these challenges. That is why we aim to help them overcome these problems in no time. Our tutors will devise a curriculum according to the student's schedule and learning style.

It will allow them to have a tutoring service that is made just for them. That is why you will notice a significant improvement in academic grades. Our tutors will make sure of that.

Private Primary school tuition can help your kid in many ways

1. Wide tutor selection: Choose from our big database pool of qualified primary school teachers and private tutors. Our primary tuition teachers are extremely well-versed with the MOE syllabus and exam formats for Primary 1 to Primary 6.

2. Overcoming shyness: In a private home tuition setting, your child will be less shy about asking questions to clarify doubts as compared to a school situation where they fear of being ridiculed by their primary classmates.

3. Explanations & exam papers: Good primary school tuition teachers explain difficult concepts, vocabulary in the easiest way and provide notes or past year exampapers.

4. Flexibility in timings: You can set the days and time according to your child's schedule. Kids have many CCA, supplementary lessons, enrichment to plan for.

5. Customised Lessons: A good primary school home tutor Singapore can identify weak areas and provide a customised lesson plan, something that cannot be done in a classroom or tuition centre.

6. No commuting needed: A primary school home tutor teach in your place, no matter where it is, thus saving you precious time in commuting. You have more time to spend with your child for other things.

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Topics Covered By Tutor City’s Primary School Tuition

Here are some of the Primary School English/Tamil/Malay/Chinese topics we cover:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Grammar
  • Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Composition
  • Oral Communications
  • Reading
  • Listening Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Continuous Writing
  • Situational Writing
  • And much more

Here are some of the Primary School Maths topics we cover:

  • Statistics
  • Number and Algebra
  • Triangle
  • Measurement and Geometry
  • Angles
  • Fractions
  • Ratio
  • Graphs
  • Percentage
  • Area and Volume
  • Decimals
  • And much more

Here are some of the Primary School Science topics we cover:

  • Energy Conversion
  • Diversity of Living and Non-Living Things
  • Energy Forms and Uses
  • Diversity of Materials
  • Interaction Within The Environment
  • Diversity of Materials
  • Interaction of Forces
  • Cycles in Plants and Animals
  • Electrical System
  • Cycles in Matter and Water
  • Cell System
  • Plant System
  • Human System
  • And much more

Here are some of the Primary School Social Studies topics we cover:

  • Appreciating the World and Region We Live In
  • Discovering Self and Immediate Environment
  • Understanding Singapore in the Past and Present
  • And much more

Tutor City can get the best primary home tutor for you

Tutor City is a reputable and established Singapore tuition agency and we are determined to provide the best and most suitable tutor to relieve parents and students of the stress they faced from the academic challenges in school. Given the pressure arising from the competitive environment, students have to cope with peer pressure, school home works, tests, examination and co-curricular activities.

Tutor City strongly believe that it is essential to engage a private primary school tutor to facilitate your child’s learning. Our primary school home tutor will help to strengthen the academic basic, at the same time, use effective teaching methods to involve the child’s learning, make him/her feel motivated. This is crucial in developing their interest and excel in their studies.

We have a wide database of experienced and dedicated primary school home tutors who are well qualified and proficient in providing primary school home tuition for subjects such as English, Mathematics, Science, Chinese, Malay, Tamil and Hindi home tuition for primary school students.

Subjects our tutors cover:
1. English
2. Creative Writing
3. Phonics
4. Chinese, Malay, Tamil, Hindi, Punjabi
5. Mathematics
6. Science
7. Art

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The benefits of engaging primary school private tuition from Tutor City

1. 1-to-1 tuition at your preferred location

Students are able to focus and given the 1-to-1 attention from the private tutor. They will not be distract and reserved in asking questions as compared to those receiving tuition in a group environment.

At the comfort of your home, our primary school private tutor are flexible in accommodating to your desired date and time for the tuition lessons, even on school holidays or term breaks. Your child will advance further as his/her is ahead of the class. You can save money, time and the hassle of travelling to and fro the tuition venue.

2. Develop a learning program for each student

The best way to help your child cope with the demanding curriculum in school and to outshine their peers is to receive primary school private tuition. Our primary school private tutor will access the student’s learning style and ability and can develop a learning program according to the strengths and weaknesses of each student. The tutor will correct mistakes, clear all doubts the students have on the topics learned in school and impart critical thinking skills to the students. The tutor will also teach ahead of the class so as to prepare the child before the introduction of every new topic in school.

In this way, your child will attain greater understanding of the curriculum and will feel motivated to move on to aim for higher scores. Home tuition provides the child with a greater sense of confidence and competency at schools.

3. Parents can track their child’s performance

The tutor will monitor and update parents of their child’s progress regularly. Parents are free to share their concerns with the tutor without hesitation. At any point of time, parents are able to cancel and request for new tutors if there is a need to.

4. Our tutor will provide proper guidance to your child to develop and maintain good study habits

Many working parents are too occupied to guide their child with his/her homework and school assignments. Tutor City strongly believed that good learning habits should start early. Our dedicated tutor will provide proper guidance to ensure that your child will attain the good study habits and receive the appropriate learning method.

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What To Expect From Tutor City’s Primary School Tuition

Expectations help you set standards of what you require in a tutoring service. As a parent, you should set out these expectations and find a tutoring service that matches them to get what you need. At Tutor City, we believe in transparency.

That is why we have set out everything you can expect from our Primary School tuition service. We hope to meet the following expectations of our students:


  • An engaging and fun lesson that push students to learn
  • Additional learning materials and exercises
  • One-on-one tuition with a focus on helping students learn
  • A simple and straightforward explanation of concepts
  • Customized learning schedule to cater to the students learning style and needs
  • Study from the comfort of your home
  • Enhanced interest in the subjects
  • Enhanced focus on the classes and the subjects
  • Insights on how to score well in each subject and component of Primary School
  • Choose from our pool of more than twelve thousand tutors

Tutor City hopes to meet these expectations and help students excel. You can count on us to customize everything according to the student and provide them with the best learning environment. It will allow them to excel, and you will notice a significant improvement in their results in no time.

Skills Taught By Primary School Tutors At Tutor City

We polish all essential skills that students require in Primary School to excel. That is because we believe in providing the best tutoring solutions. Here are some of the most crucial skills our tutors focus on:

  • Application of concepts to answer questions accurately
  • Building a solid foundation in all essential subjects
  • Speaking fluently and clearly in languages
  • Sparking interest and curiosity to learn more
  • Writing concisely and clearly in Mother Tongue and English
  • Enhancing vocabulary knowledge
  • Accurate articulation and pronunciation for oral communication
  • Strategies to remember vast content effectively
  • Accurately interpreting and answering questions
  • Correct use of spelling, punctuation, and grammar
  • Effective time management strategies
  • Effective exam strategies
  • Executing calculation and models for Maths

With these skills, students will ace their exams in no time. Throughout the tutoring sessions, each of these skills will prepare students well for their exams. As a result, they will ace their Primary School subjects with excellent grades.

Qualities To Look For In A Primary School Tutor

Here are some of the essential qualities you should look for in a Primary School tutor:

1. Qualifications

You need to check if the tutors have the right qualifications to teach Primary School subjects. As a general rule of thumb, they should be NIE or MOE trained, or they should be part-time or full-time tutors of the subject. Checking this will help you understand if they can teach your child.

At Tutor City, we highlight all the qualifications, training, and achievements of the tutors. It will help you make an informed decision as you should choose a tutor with the right qualifications for the tuition you want.

2. Commitment

The tutor you choose should be committed to teaching. Such a quality allows tutors to go beyond what is expected and give the best to their students. Of course, you can’t tell this through the profile of the tutors.

That is why you should always look for feedback and testimonials. First, it will give you an idea of how they teach and how committed they are to helping your child excel. After that, you can make a decision accordingly.

3. Syllabus Familiarity

The International and MOE syllabus keeps on changing. The tutor you choose needs to be familiar with the updated syllabus so that they can teach correctly. After all, you wouldn't want their teaching to contradict what is being taught in the school.

Tutor City always highlights experience so you can be sure that the tutor is well-informed about the syllabus. It will help you make a decision that is best for the academic grades of your child. Once you do, you will see an improvement in results in no time.

Importance Of Getting Primary School Tuition

The education system of Singapore is challenging, competitive, and demanding. Students are exposed to such an environment from a young age, leading to them feeling pressured. That is why a private tutor is essential to their growth and development.

Private Primary School tuition will allow them to ease their learning journey and transition effectively in the education system. Primary School is also the first education level that includes a national exam. Therefore, having a solid foundation in Primary School subjects is essential for students to enter excellent Secondary Schools in Singapore.

Our tutors will build a strong foundation and help children in preparing them for their first national exam. With our tutoring service, they will have the skills and knowledge to excel in the future in no time. For more information on our Primary School tuition service, please feel free to get in touch with us now.

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I was looking for a Maths tutor in May this year for my daughter who was in Sec 2. She has been failing her Maths since Sec 1 and is really in need of help. My preference is someone who stays in the same neighbourhood for ease of travel and of course, good in Maths. Davis is quick to respond and recommended Ms Celine. Thank you Davis for connecting us. Ms Celine has done a great job with her teaching methods. My daughter scored an A2 for the final year exam which is a vast improvement. Ms Celine, you are a gem! Here’s a review from the tutee for her tutor: She went through all the chapters in the textbooks and taught me whatever concepts I did not understand. She also focused more on my weaker topics until she felt that I mastered them. When she finished all the chapters and I had mastered them, we only did practice papers until exams came. She also provided extra tuition near the exam days. Overall, she has really helped me improved and she is not strict and working with her was fun :)

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