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Tutor City offers the best private PSLE  tuition for Singapore Primary 6 students. Experienced PSLE home tutors are here to help you achieve your PSLE exam goals.

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  • Committed 1-to-1 PSLE home tuition for exam preparation with experienced tutors who have coached hundreds of P6 students successfully
  • Personalised PSLE tuition lessons with customised learning and revision strategies to meet your child’s unique needs and obtain maximum marks for PSLE exams
  • A coach-like PSLE tutor who emphasises critical thinking, time management, and stress-relief techniques for holistic personal development.
  • Curated and carefully selected PSLE tutor profiles that are professionally certified and matched to your requirements and budget
  • Home convenience and better focus where PSLE tutors travel to you, a comfortable and distraction-free environment for your child
  • Phone interviews with shortlisted tutors. You will receive PSLE tutor profiles within 24 hours after submitting a request!     

PSLE Tuition in Singapore

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Benefits You Can Gain From Tutor City's PSLE Tuition and Tutors 

1. Accelerated learning and preparation for PSLE within a shorter time. 

Preparation for PSLE can be a long and tedious journey if you do it alone with your child. Being a national assessment that will determine the secondary school path which your child will take based on his or her understanding and mastery of all content throughout his or her primary school years, you might find yourself overwhelmed and not entirely sure if you are on the right track. 

Do you know that most primary schools would have finished the syllabus in the middle of the P6 school year and cater the rest of the time for revision? This means that your child has to be well-versed in all the subjects’ content long before the official PSLE exams. With Tutor City’s experienced PSLE tutors, your child’s preparatory journey will be thorough and stress-free. Our PSLE private tuition employs a targeted learning approach where academic challenges your child faces are quickly identified and addressed correctly. This helps your child navigate all PSLE exam components, from oral, listening to compositions and main paper 2. This is achieved by optimising your child’s learning and quickening his or her subject mastery compared to relying on school teachers or group tuition class setting. 

2. Boosted confidence and reduced stress through mentoring and effective strategies

PSLE is the first of your child’s academic milestones, so it can be a journey fraught with stress and anxiety. Our PSLE tuition alleviates this stress, with PSLE tutors who effectively strengthen subject domain understanding through dedicated 1-1 tuition sessions and also instil much-needed confidence in your child through mentorship and providing advice such as addressing their worries, impart stress-reducing techniques and provide mental support to face the PSLE exams with assurance and calm. Most importantly, experienced tutors can share stories of other PSLE students who break barriers and obstacles to inspire and motivate your child to reach his full academic potential. 

3. Access to customised PSLE learning materials that are effective and useful

Beyond the regular school materials, your child will gain an academic advantage over their peers through exclusive access to customised and curated learning materials prepared by PSLE tutors. This includes summarised notes, compilation of materials from top schools, mindmaps, model essays and top school exam papers. For more advanced students, materials can include advanced exam questions and learning notes. All these ensure well-rounded and comprehensive preparation for the PSLE exams. 

Most importantly, the PSLE tuition sessions will be used to clarify questions your child will have about these learning materials and go through them to ensure their thorough understanding of concepts. 

4. Committed PSLE learning support according to your and your child’s schedule and ideal learning environment

Your family schedule can be hectic and demanding. This is especially true if your upper primary child is building up their portfolio for Direct School Admission (DSA) and has enrichment including sports, arts, STEM or music etc. It can be a logistical headache on top of your other demands (e.g., work, multiple children household, caregiving etc). 

PSLE home tuition offers flexible schedules that cater to your family’s commitments. Whether it's regular tuition lessons, rescheduling or intensive crash sessions before the PSLE exams, our tutors are committed to your child's needs and provide the right support when they need it the most. Your home is the ideal learning environment that is distraction-free, safe and secure for your child, reducing time wasted commuting. 

5. Experience the top-notch service and expertise of Tutor City to PSLE parents and students

With over a decade of experience in the tuition industry, Tutor City understand the expectations and requirements of PSLE parents and students and offers excellent customer service to meet them. 

Our vast network boasts over 20,000 qualified PSLE home tutors, ranging from Singapore MOE educators and working professionals to tutors from top local or overseas universities. By entrusting us with your child's PSLE tuition needs, you receive the best tutor-matching service from our consultation sessions. Within 24 hours, you will receive a carefully selected list of tutors who match your tuition location, schedule, and budget preferences.


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Engaged a tutor for my daughter back in 2021 when she was in Sec 1, and things are still going great till now that she is in Sec 3. Recently engaged another tutor for my son in P4 and so far it has shown effectiveness and hope things will go well for the long run too!

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It was a seamless process of getting a list of available tutors and then deciding on who might be best suited for my child. Very professional.Thank you Ben.

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First time using them. They are very responsive and able to find a suitable tutor for my child. I am so glad to come across this agency that has the source for special needs tutor. Hope my child can progress well into his future. 

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How much does PSLE tuition cost in Singapore?
The average hourly fees for PSLE tuition ranges from $30 per hour to $90 per hour, depending on the tutor's credentials, experience and level of teaching.

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.

PSLE Tuition: Subjects offered
At Tutor City, we firmly believe in providing comprehensive solutions for PSLE upper primary students studying in MOE schools in Singapore. That's why we offer a wide range of PSLE  tuition for different subjects, which include:


How does PSLE Tuition with Tutor City’s home tutor solve the struggles students face?

struggle without psle home tuition

In 2021, Singapore’s MOE rolled out a new scoring system for PSLE. The objective of this is to make the system less competitive as students cannot compare themselves with an absolute score over 300 points and also to segment students according to their levels for entrance into Singapore secondary schools. They will take up varying levels of difficulties of subjects based on their scoring band for the PSLE exams (termed subject-based banding). 

Primary 6 students will receive points between achievement Level 1 to 8 for each of the four subjects (PSLE English, Maths, Science and Mother Tongue), and they can apply to their ideal secondary schools based on an indicative score range and the rank of choice. The different streams of special, express, normal academic and normal technical are therefore scrapped in favour of a mixed class with a common curriculum where students can have the flexibility to develop multiple pathways according to their strengths and interests. 

However, if we look closely at the new PSLE scoring system, we will notice that the score range for standard subjects that fall between AL 1 to AL 4 is still very narrowly defined (e.g, AL 1 is above 90, AL 2 is between 85-90). This means that if your child scores 84, he or she will be awarded 2 points instead of an AL 1 because of a shortfall of just 1 point. The overall aggregate points to enter a secondary school are pulled down because of this. It is no wonder that many Singapore parents felt that the system perhaps is more beneficial to weaker students or those who are on the verge of retaining Primary 6 studies for them to have a better chance to progress academically. But, it might not be necessary good news to Primary 6 students who are striving to get into their ideal schools, integrated programme (IP) or strive to obtain excellent scores.  

This uncertainty for PSLE parents and students is made worse due to the removal of mid year exams for students in MOE schools. This means that there is no mid-year official checkpoint for parents to know how their children are doing before they can determine the remedy and actions, such as engaging in private PSLE tuition to assist them in performing better. 

With little differentiation at the top AL bands of 1 to 4 and a wide score range of up to 10 points for the higher AL bands of 5 and above, PSLE parents and students need to work extra hard to ensure they score a minimum of 75 marks and above per subject to ensure a clear distinction between themselves and the other weaker students and increase their chances of getting into their ideal secondary school choice. 

What if there's a solution to increase your child's success in the PSLE? Have you explored it?

Here are the common challenges PSLE students encounter, and our qualified PSLE tutors have the strategies to overcome them.

  • Lack of familiarity and anxiety about sitting for their first PSLE national exams
  • Overwhelming amount of stress and pressure to perform well in PSLE
  • Inability to focus during PSLE tuition lessons
  • Overwhelmed with the amount of content to memorise
  • Problems following the lesson pace in school
  • Difficulty in the application of concepts to various question types
  • Issues with answering techniques and missing points in marking schemes
  • Making careless mistakes and losing marks due to not checking work
  • Inefficient time management that leads to incomplete exam responses
  • Difficulty with understanding concepts taught in class and lack of subject-matter domain knowledge
  • Insufficient practice and exposure to different exam questions
  • Lack of motivation or overconfidence in the ability to perform well in exams


How PSLE home tuition can help achieve the ideal exam scores?

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1. Overcoming weaknesses to counter the realities of the new scoring system

Your child may already be in the dangerous scoring zones of between the 60-70s marks and you have tried all means and ways to break out of this plateau but to no avail. The new scoring system magnifies the weaknesses of students as even 1 mark can make a difference in the new AL banding score

So, there is an urgent need to ensure that your child scores every point possible and minimises their weakness (no matter whether it is a careless mistake or lack of knowledge). PSLE home tuition is an important strategy tool to navigate the punishing system to help your child climb the AL bands effectively, hone and improve their weakness and amplify their strengths to ensure a consistent and steady performance that does not fluctuate too much with the varying difficulty of the exam papers. 

2. Instill a positive and motivating learning attitude towards PSLE exams

With personalised, dedicated 1 to 1 attention by an expert PSLE tutor, your child will experience more joyful and engaged lessons and not dread tuition lessons that can be dry and uninteresting. This is due to the flexibility of selecting a private PSLE tutor who has chemistry with your child. 

Based on our experience serving PSLE parents, during this sensitive period when your child is coping with puberty and also a major national exam, an understanding and encouraging PSLE tutor can be an effective communication bridge between you and your child. You can understand the thoughts of your child better and, together with the support of the tutor, employ strategies to best help your child prepare for the exams. No matter whether it is trying to instil more motivation in your child or facilitating a study routine that is more conducive for them, a PSLE tutor can work alongside you. 

3. Mastery of content and concepts of subjects through in-depth exploration

The PSLE syllabus can be complex and heavy in content for your child. For example, for PSLE science exams, students are expected to be well-versed in topics from Primary 3 right up to Primary 6. For language subjects such as English, Mother Tongue or Chinese, your child needs to do well in all components of listening, oral, comprehension, composition, vocabulary etc. This is a tall order if your child lacks the foundation in a particular subject and needs more time to catch up with complex concepts before diving straight into revision and practice papers. 

PSLE home tuition allows the tutor to dive deep into specific topics, components or concepts which your child is unsure of and explain them in a clear manner to facilitate their complete understanding before moving on to more complex concepts. Instantaneous feedback and adjustments can be made for each individual lesson after assessing your child’s performance instead of following a structured curriculum lesson plan. This helps your child to quickly see improvements given that time is of the essence for PSLE exam preparation.

4. Revision and exam strategies tailored to reduce stress and for optimal exam performance

Scoring well in exams is an art. Even a student who is fully prepared and has excellent subject knowledge he or she can still not perform optimally in the PSLE exam hall. As PSLE is the first big-scale exam, your child needs to be taught exam strategies to reduce anxiety, be clear-minded, know how to deal with emergencies that happen in the exam hall and reduce marks lost due to poor time management. 

An experienced and qualified PSLE tutor would, through his or her years of experience coaching other PSLE students, impart effective tips and strategies to your child for them to gain a competitive edge. Examples include exam-taking skills such as annotation, how to check for mistakes, what to do when encountering a difficult question, analysis of questions and using keywords in answers. A stimulated exam can also be conducted during PSLE tuition lessons. 

Other revision strategies include working together with your child to come up with a timetable that is productive and emphasising the more common test topics, types of questions which a good PSLE home tutor will be able to spot. 

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What is the importance of PSLE Tuition at home? 

Do you know that there are more than 180 primary schools in Singapore? At the end of a six-year primary school education, all primary 6 students need to sit for a centralised PSLE exam to determine the secondary school which they can enter based on AL scores and cut-offs. 

Have you thought about this: although all students are sitting for the same PSLE paper, however, do they receive the same standard of teaching, teachers, learning materials and support for each of the primary schools? If the narrative of every school is a good school is believable, why do parents go to the extent of shifting house, doing parent volunteer work to get into a well-known and prestigious primary school? 

Although there is a centralised primary school curriculum, the tests and exams set by each school differ greatly in standards. Can you, as a parent, trust the marks you saw on your child’s school exam papers? Many times, we have seen some unpleasant shock parents encounter when they receive their child’s PSLE results when their child seems to have done well in their usual school exams or even prelims. 

So, how would you know if your child is on track for PSLE exam preparation? Engage a qualified PSLE tutor for private home tuition is the most important strategy. 

A PSLE home tutor can identify your child’s learning gaps and address them effectively so that your child can step into the exam hall with confidence. 

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Key PSLE Subjects and Topics

PSLE English Tuition

If your child has an average or weak English basic foundation, it is essential for them to get the help they need for PSLE English, as language skills need time to cultivate. An English PSLE tutor can also zoom into the exam component your child lacks confidence in, such as composition or comprehension skills.

Looking at the PSLE English exam format, your child will need to have an all-rounded competency in speaking, listening, writing and solid language skills in grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation and comprehension. PSLE private tuition can also impart key skills such as literal and inferential understanding of English text. 

Some PSLE English Topics/Content Covered

  • Continuous writing
  • Situational writing
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Writing
  • Comprehension
  • Synthesis or transformation
  • Listening
  • Oral communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Stimulus-based conversation
  • Reading aloud

PSLE Mathematics Tuition

PSLE maths exam papers often cause alot of anxiety and fear among both parents and students alike. It is simply not sufficient to solve maths questions well or do well in the straightforward MCQ or section B. Higher-order maths questions which test your child’s problem-solving and critical thinking skills are what sets the best students apart from the average. Based on the PSLE Mathematics exam format, an effective PSLE maths tutor can go beyond the basic concepts and skills to develop your child’s mathematical abilities to correctly interpret and analyse the question, make inferences and apply relevant concepts and skills (including showing workings clearly) to solve a variety of maths exam questions regardless of the level of difficulties. 

Some PSLE Maths Topics/Content Covered

  • Ratio
  • Numbers and algebra
  • Four operations
  • Fraction and division
  • Measurement and geometry
  • Decimals
  • Percentage
  • Angles
  • Area and volume
  • Statistics
  • Triangles

PSLE Science Tuition

Tutor City’s experienced PSLE science tutors will help your child navigate through all content from P3 to P6 science topics and concepts to adequately prepare for the PSLE science examBesides subject domain content that is aligned with MOE science syllabus, important science process skills such as generating possibilities, formulating hypotheses and analysing and evaluating will be taught during PSLE tuition sessions so that your child will know how to answer questions according to what the markers want. More importantly, your child will gain knowledge of the marking schemes and keywords which science PSLE markers are looking for to score well for the difficult section 2 open-ended questions. 

Some PSLE Science Topics/Content Covered

  • Diversity of materials
  • Diversity of living and non-living things
  • Cycles in plants and animals
  • Plant system
  • Cycles in matter and water
  • Human system
  • Electrical system
  • Cell system
  • Interaction of forces
  • Energy forms and uses
  • Interaction within the environment
  • Energy conversion

PSLE Chinese Tuition

A lot of primary school students struggle with Chinese due to a general disinterest in the subject, lack of exposure at home and the misconception that Chinese is difficult to learn and write due to its complex strokes. The PSLE Chinese exam requires your child to have language skills, including identifying the different Chinese characters, vocabulary, comprehension, formulating sentences, oral and listening skills and composition writing skills. It is important to do well for every component as they each take up a significant portion of the overall marks. Chinese PSLE tutors will cover all components so that your child’s overall aggregate score is not pulled down due to weakness in the Chinese language. 

Some PSLE Chinese Topics/Content Covered

  • Continuous writing
  • Situational writing
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Writing
  • Comprehension
  • Synthesis or transformation
  • Listening
  • Oral communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Stimulus-based conversation
  • Reading aloud

PSLE Higher Chinese Tuition

Higher Chinese has a more advanced syllabus as it is offered to outstanding students who have good Chinese language proficiency. Students are required to have a wider range of Chinese vocabulary and experience a heavier workload of additional lessons outside school time, more homework and higher-order thinking skills for comprehension and composition. It is a prerequisite for students who want to enrol in a SAP school or IP programme. 

Based on the PSLE Higher Chinese exam format, our PSLE higher Chinese tutors will focus on writing skills and expanding the vocabulary of your child as well as advanced answering techniques that display maturity and critical thinking to score the most points. 

Some PSLE Higher Chinese Topics/Content Covered

  • Advanced Continuous writing
  • Advanced Situational writing
  • Advanced Vocabulary
  • Advanced Grammar
  • Advanced Writing
  • Advanced Comprehension
  • Advanced Synthesis or transformation
  • Advanced Critical thinking
  • Advanced Stimulus-based conversation
  • Advanced Reading aloud

Essential skills students need to master to score well in PSLE exams

  • Exam familiarity through regular practices with mock PSLE tests to understand format and expectations.
  • Stress Management by applying relaxation techniques to reduce exam anxiety.
  • Use focus strategies to maintain attention during revision periods and tests.
  • Effective memorisation by employing advanced techniques for better content recall and retention.
  • Having time to develop skills to learn at one's own pace, supplementing school learning by a competent PSLE home tutor
  • Critical thinking by applying concepts critically in varied contexts and question types beyond just basic understanding
  • Learn specific answering techniques to meet PSLE marking schemes' requirements.
  • Attention to detail and avoiding careless errors through checking mechanisms
  • Time management of allocating appropriate time to different exam sections.
  • Focus on truly understanding the subject matter, not just rote memorisation.
  • Regular exposure to various question types and practice under timed conditions.
  • Self-motivation through having confidence and motivation through realistic goal-setting and positive self-reinforcement.


PSLE Tutors in Singapore: The Different Profiles

PSLE home tutors profiles

Are you familiar with the different categories of PSLE home tutors in Singapore? Are you aware that each tutor profile has its own distinct advantages and disadvantages that can greatly impact your child's learning experience? To assist you in this task, below is an overview of the different PSLE tutor profiles and their strengths and weaknesses.

Full-time PSLE Home Tutors

Similar to other working professionals, full-time tutors dedicate their careers to offering private lessons in PSLE exam preparation for students taking the PSLE exams, often clocking over forty private tuition hours a week. They provide tuition to PSLE and upper primary students in Singapore of diverse abilities, educational backgrounds, and schools. Full-time PSLE tutors typically hold qualifications at the bachelor’s, master's or PhD level.

Usually, full-time tutors have a strong command of the subject matter knowledge, such as a deep understanding of the PSLE mathematical and science syllabus and concepts or an excellent command of the English or Chinese language. They possess effective communication skills to impart complex concepts to students and connect with your primary school child meaningfully during PSLE tuition sessions. Besides MOE PSLE syllabus and content knowledge, full-time PSLE tutors have accumulated effective tutoring techniques, lesson planning, and student assessment methods, allowing them to deliver their PSLE private tuition lessons in a clear and engaging manner to your child. 

Advantages of Engaging Full-time PSLE Home Tutors

Typically, full-time tutors can have a few years up to decades of teaching experience. This makes them very familiar with the PSLE syllabus exam format, including the relevant materials to prepare for lessons. Very experienced PSLE tutors are also able to spot topics and questions that are more likely to appear, preparing your child well in advance. Full-time PSLE tutors can readily customise their teaching materials and approaches to suit the unique learning styles of different students. 

Since they are full-time professional tutors, they usually possess good communication and interpersonal skills to establish rapport with your child. This establishes a conducive and supportive learning environment for your child, especially when they are feeling very stressed, overwhelmed and anxious to sit for the exams. They can also simplify the interpretation of complex topics or concepts and explain them clearly and effectively since they have met many other PSLE students who will have the same challenges and struggles as your child. 

Full-time PSLE tutor will incorporate additional learning materials; this could include providing PSLE resources such as paper year papers, summarised notes, MOE top school materials/worksheets and relevant readings for your child to strengthen their knowledge and skills. Since full-time PSLE tutors rely on tutoring as their main source of income, they are highly dedicated and reliable when it comes to sticking to the tuition schedule. 

They also understand the significance of establishing trust with your child in a private tuition setting, and they are likely to continue to tutor your child as they progress through the academic levels. They are less likely to switch students frequently, recognising the importance of building a stable relationship with their tutees. This is important as it is greatly beneficial to have a tutor who is very familiar with your child’s abilities and learning habits from the start of their primary school journey. 

Disadvantages of Engaging Full-time PSLE Home Tutors

Full-time PSLE home tutors typically command a higher hourly rate than their part-time counterparts. This arises from the wealth of expertise they accumulate through years of dedicated tutoring experience. In addition, they invested extra time in lesson planning, research, and selecting relevant PSLE resource materials. Some even go the extra mile by creating their own exclusive worksheets and sample exam questions. These efforts contribute to the overall value they provide, justifying the higher rate for their comprehensive and tailored instruction.

Successful full-time PSLE tutors are known for their impressive track record of delivering favourable outcomes and often face tuition scheduling constraints. Given the competition of parents to secure quality tutors for their children, these star tutors may have limited availability for parents to secure their preferred tuition slots. This is because they are committed to a regular group of students who continue to seek their expertise as they advance through the academic levels.

Working Professionals PSLE Part-time tutors

Part-time PSLE tutors often balance their tutoring responsibilities alongside a main full-time career, utilising home tuition as an additional income stream. These tutors hail from a range of educational backgrounds, bringing diverse perspectives to their teaching. Some may have previously taught full-time in government schools or tuition centres before transitioning to other professional pursuits.

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

Opting for part-time tutors for PSLE tuition can be a wise choice for parents seeking quality and cost-effective solutions within their tutoring budget. These tutors possess a unique blend of tutoring experience and academic qualifications, enabling them to deliver high-quality PSLE preparatory tuition lessons. One significant advantage of engaging part-time PSLE tutors is the affordability they offer compared to both Ministry of Education (MOE) tutors and full-time tutors. This helps alleviate the financial strain for families with multiple children or allows for better allocation of tuition fees, enabling students to receive lessons in other subjects as well.

Part-time PSLE tutors share a genuine passion for the subject. This enthusiasm can have a positive impact on your child, igniting their interest in the subject they are weak in. They have a strong desire to impart knowledge and help PSLE students achieve success to meet their academic goals and enter their preferred choice of secondary schools. Drawing from their experiences working with past PSLE students, these tutors can motivate your child appropriately to have the stamina during the Primary six year to prepare and stay focused for their PSLE assessments. Besides academic assistance, they can provide mentorship and advice to help your child gain clarity on the future career path which they wish to pursue.  

Some part-time tutors with more years of tutoring experience are well-versed in the MOE primary school curriculum. Look out for part-time tutors who have received positive feedback and testimonials from their current or past students, demonstrating their effectiveness. 

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

One limitation of part-time PSLE tutors is their relatively less flexible schedule, as they juggle their tutoring commitments with their day jobs. This may result in the limited availability of tuition slots, which are usually offered after office hours on weekdays or during weekends. Due to their busy work schedules, rescheduling lessons might happen sometimes. 

Part-time PSLE Student Tutors

PSLE tutors in this group consist of local polytechnics, top local or overseas university students or individuals pursuing master's or PhD programmes. These tutors offer PSLE tuition to supplement their income and benefit from a close age gap with their tutees. This results in a higher level of energy and enthusiasm in their teaching style.

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

PSLE student tutors offer the most cost-effective tuition fees compared to other tutor profiles. It is wrong to assume that student tutors provide subpar PSLE tuition lessons. Many of them choose to tutor part-time because they have achieved excellent grades and rank points for major national exams and possess the proficiency and skills which they can effectively impart to your child.

Their recent experience navigating Singapore's rigorous education system and the stress of a high-stakes national exam make them more empathetic towards your child's feelings of anxiety and nervousness in sitting for the PSLE exam. This enables them to quickly establish rapport with your child and provide both mentoring and emotional support throughout their learning journey. This is especially valuable for students who struggle to communicate their difficulties to authority figures like teachers or parents. The student tutor can relate your child's concerns to the parent, enabling you to provide better support. Student tutors also offer greater flexibility in scheduling tuition lessons and makeup lessons can be easily arranged. Parents can take advantage of this flexibility by scheduling additional lessons with student tutors for intensive PSLE tuition lessons before the exam dates.

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

When considering student tutors, it's important to recognise that they lack formal teaching certification and that their average tuition experience typically ranges from one to four years. With limited experience, some student tutors may not have encountered a wider variety of tutees and might have challenges in handling all types of students. Parents should carefully assess whether the selected student tutor's personality aligns well with their child's needs and provide regular feedback to ensure effective tutoring in PSLE preparation. Student tutors may face tuition scheduling constraints due to exams, co-curricular activities (CCAs), or other obligations. It is important for parents to communicate in advance and be prepared for some flexibility when arranging PSLE home tuition sessions with student tutors.

To ensure reliability and trustworthiness, parents should consider engaging a reputable tuition agency that conducts a thorough screening and shortlisting of student tutors. This ensures that the tutors are genuinely committed to tutoring your child and that their qualifications and education history are valid.

MOE-Trained PSLE Home Tutors

PSLE 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.  Tutors in this group are officially trained in NIE and are professionally certified teachers who have teaching experience in Primary or Secondary Schools. 

Advantages of Engaging MOE-Trained PSLE Home Tutors

Tutors in this category are highly in demand, as parents are willing to allocate a higher tuition budget to assist their struggling child in attaining the desired PSLE scores and preventing failure in securing a school placement. MOE-trained tutors possess extensive familiarity with the school syllabus and are subject matter experts. They possess in-depth knowledge of how the PSLE curriculum and syllabus are designed and may even have experience in crafting examination papers and understanding the marking criteria. 

By leveraging their expertise, they can provide valuable guidance on key areas for your child to focus on, such as effective essay writing techniques to make their responses stand out among other candidates. Furthermore, they are well-versed in teaching strategies to support weaker students and can impart practical techniques to significantly improve your child's PSLE exam performance within a relatively short timeframe. Their wealth of experience, having taught numerous students in classroom settings, contributes to their ability to deliver impactful instruction.

Disadvantages of Engaging MOE-Trained PSLE Home Tutors

MOE-trained PSLE tutors are in high demand due to their teaching qualifications and proven effectiveness, which often leads to them charging the highest tuition rates compared to all the other tutor profiles. The supply of current MOE-trained school tutors is limited due to new regulatory procedures implemented by the Singapore Public Service Division in 2021. These regulations stipulate that school teachers can only offer tuition if approved by their school principal and for valid reasons. It is challenging for MOE school teachers to be available for PSLE home tuition, contributing to their scarcity in the PSLE tutoring market.


Different Types of PSLE Tuition in Singapore

1. PSLE tuition in the tuition centre

PSLE tuition in a tuition centre can take place in either a large or small group setting, ranging from around 6 students to sometimes 20 or more. Students are typically required to travel to a physical location for tuition classes that follow a fixed schedule. Some tuition centres specialise in providing PSLE exam preparation, allowing your child to concentrate on the curriculum, effective teaching strategies, and tailored study materials, setting them apart from other centres.

Compared to private PSLE tuition, there is limited freedom to choose the specific PSLE tutor, especially one that aligns with your preferred timeslot and desired tuition centre outlet. Classes conducted by popular PSLE tutors also tend to be quickly filled, often resulting in being placed on a waitlist with an uncertain waiting period. 

Additionally, commuting to the tuition centre adds extra time and effort, and scheduling makeup lessons can be challenging due to the limited flexibility caused by the need to accommodate other students and classroom availability.

2. PSLE tuition at home

Parents have the option to hire a PSLE tutor for personalised one-to-one tuition either in the comfort of their own home or at the tutor's location if deemed more suitable. This provides the flexibility to choose a timeslot that is convenient for both parties involved. A private PSLE tutor differs from a classroom teacher in that they do not deliver lessons in a formal and larger classroom setting. The skill sets required to be a good tutor vary from that of a teacher. In a home tuition setup, effective home tutors with strong interpersonal skills can excel in aiding weaker students to prepare for PSLE more efficiently. Home tutors are usually more patient and are used to answering questions or explaining until the student fully understands the content. 

The intimate and private setting allows for the development of rapport and credibility between the tutor and student, enhancing the students' joy and learning experience compared to a group setting.

3. Private small-group PSLE tuition

To manage tuition expenses, some tertiary students or their parents may opt for a private PSLE tutor to conduct small-group tuition sessions with 2 to 4 PSLE students. These sessions can take place at a designated location, such as the tutor's residence or a co-working space, with the hourly tutor fees divided among the group members.

Apart from the cost-saving aspect, small-group private PSLE tuition is popular due to the opportunity for students to exchange ideas, engage in discussions, and share personal perspectives. This collaborative communication fosters the exploration of different viewpoints, thereby enhancing the depth of their learning experience. Learning in a group setting also promotes motivation, as the interactive nature of the sessions encourages active participation and creates anticipation among tutees to attend the PSLE tuition sessions. This social interaction contributes to increased engagement and an enriching learning journey.

4. Online PSLE tuition

With the rise of online learning in the post-COVID era, both tuition centres and private home tutors now provide the option of online PSLE tuition for students who prefer this mode of learning. This alternative can be considered when scheduling conflicts arise, such as when a PSLE tutor cannot accommodate your preferred time slot due to the need to commute after a prior lesson. Opting for remote PSLE tuition proves advantageous when minimising your child's interactions with others to avoid falling ill, especially when closer to the PSLE exam dates. 


How do you select a PSLE home tutor for tuition lessons?

1. Experience teaching PSLE students

Experienced teachers are incredibly beneficial to your child. That is because of their experience; they are familiar with the PSLE topics, exam format, as well as the stress and anxiety your child is facing. Most importantly, you can be confident that they are subject domain experts whom your child can rely on to clarify their doubts. You can consider the PSLE tutor’s track record during tutor selection. 

At Tutor City, we always highlight the experience and qualifications of our tutors. It will aid you in making the right decision.

2. Positive feedback

Some tutors' qualifications may look great on paper, but are they just as great at tutoring? You can only know this by reviewing the feedback from previous clients. It will give you a small glimpse into the tutor and how they teach. At Tutor City, we provide testimonials from previous parents and students. You can read them to understand what the tutor is like and if they will suit your needs. Such feedback will help you make a well-informed decision in no time.

3. Curated PSLE learning resources and study materials

Tutor City's commitment to resourcefulness sets us apart. Our tutors possess an extensive repository of past PSLE papers, summarised notes, study materials, and a wealth of other resources. This abundance empowers students to expand their knowledge, enhance their fluency, and refine their proficiency in every PSLE subject. Recognising the importance of practice, our tutors diligently ensure that students engage effectively with these materials independently. This practice fosters a deeper understanding and complete comprehension of the subject, resulting in remarkable progress within a matter of months as compared to a tuition class setting. Access to superior PSLE resources is important for effective revision. Through our PSLE tutors, you will gain access to curated PSLE resources assessed by the tutors, enriching your child’s learning journey.

4. Mentoring and guidance

Over the course of our PSLE tuition sessions, we have noticed that many upper primary students seek help from our tutors on non-academic aspects. For instance, advice on secondary school selection and subject combinations or DSA preparation.

Parents of primary school students often find themselves perplexed and uncertain about the secondary school selection. We firmly believe that the comprehensive guidance and mentorship offered by PSLE tutors can empower students with clarity and direction. Our tutors are well-versed in the education system, and they can dispense the best advice to students. It will allow them to make the right decision about their future academic path and make their decision accordingly. Students will benefit from academic learning and non-academic mentoring, such as motivation and effective studying habits. 

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Support from Tutor City to select a suitable PSLE tutor

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

  • Carefully screened and highly qualified PSLE tutor 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 PSLE tutor request form 
  • Arrangement of a phone interview with the shortlisted PSLE tutor
  • Free consultation with us to understand your requirements and advise you on a suitable PSLE tutor profile
  • Follow-up service on the feedback of the PSLE 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 PSLE tutor-matching service

Tutor City: Singapore's Premier PSLE Tuition Agency

Tutor City is Singapore’s premier PSLE tuition agency; we strive to provide top-notch customer service to help students find their ideal PSLE home tutor. Our mission is to help parents save time and effort in looking for a PSLE 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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Yen Lin Low a week ago

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Queen Witchy a month ago

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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Shazia Qadari a month ago

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Roy Tan a month ago

I reached out to Tutor City for a tutor which has experience with teaching English to dyslexic kids. A few promising profiles of tutors were sent and I choose one. The outcome was a good one. The tutor was experienced and knew how to handle the challenges. Within a month I could see marked improvements in certain areas. I am impressed with the snappy service and profiles sent over. And the eventual positive outcome of the tutor I choose for my kid.

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Davis was very quick to respond to my requests for 3 different tutors for my daughters and managed to find a good match within a week. The experience with the new tutors has been good.

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