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The Best Combined Science Tuition in Singapore

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The Best Combined Science Tuition in Singapore

Combined Science requires students to apply scientific concepts to real-world situations instead of blindly relying on rote memorisation. To successfully complete their examinations, students of Combined Science must not only have a good conceptual understanding, but they must know how to answer exam questions in a clear and concise manner. At Tutor City, we aim to help all Combined Science students excel in their studies and ace their examinations!

Why do you need Combined Science Tuition?

Science is a compulsory subject for secondary school students, and as such, students should endeavour to do their best to score well in the subject. All our tutors at Tutor City are familiar with the syllabi of the various exam systems in Singapore and are updated regularly about new materials and changes to the syllabus. 

Students may feel overwhelmed when undertaking their secondary education, as there are not only increased difficulties in the syllabus of every subject, but higher commitments to CCAs which students must juggle. However, with the help of a Tutor City tutor, students will worry less about their studies as our additional help will allow the student to get regular practice and achieve true understanding of the concepts in the Science syllabus.

The Cost of Combined Science Tuition

The average hourly fees for Combined Science tuition ranges from $35 per hour to $100 per hour, depending on the tutor's qualifications, experience, and the level to teach.

Tuition Rates
Per Hour

tutors 1



Secondary 1

$35 - $50

$55 - $65

$70 - $100

Secondary 2

$35 - $50

$55 - $65

$70 - $100

Secondary 3

$35 - $50

$60 - $70

$75 - $100

Secondary 4/5

$35 - $50

$60 - $70

$75 - $100

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.

Outline of Combined Science Tuition

Understanding homeostasis
Describing ionic and covalent bonding
Interpreting and converting SI units
Transportation in humans and flowering plants
Acids and bases

Hurdles Faced by Secondary Science Students

Unfamiliarity with the Science syllabus

Students may face a more rigorous study of the topics in secondary school Science, which may result in difficulty grasping the more complex concepts. Students with a shaky foundation in the topics needed to pass their examinations will not feel as confident when stepping into the exam hall. Moreover, students may not have practiced enough with past year papers and may face difficulty in answering the questions and getting all the marks required.

Higher commitments to CCA

In secondary school, students will have a higher commitment to CCA and other activities such as volunteering and classes outside of school. It may be difficult to fit in the time to undertake regular practice with the subject given how busy the student’s schedule has become. Over time, students may also assume a higher responsibility level for these extra-curricular activities.

Heavy workload

In secondary school, the workload for all the student’s subjects will increase, as students are expected to complete a high amount of homework and prepare for their tests and examinations. Students may find it overwhelming to cope with so many different subjects and newer content at once, and may feel stressed when dealing with their academics and attending classes. 

Examination stress

Another source of stress for secondary school students is when it is time to prepare for an examination. Not only is there pressure from their parents and teachers, students may face peer pressure, especially in schools with a competitive academic environment. As such, students need to put in their best efforts to pass their examinations with flying colours. 

The Importance of Engaging a Combined Science Tutor

Gradually easing students into the topics of the syllabus

A tutor can gradually ease students into the topics of the syllabus, which will have increased in difficulty since Primary School. The tutor can focus on the topics the student is weak in, while reinforcing and improving the student’s ability to answer questions in the exam. As the tutor will be familiar with the syllabus and style of exam questions, they can provide guidance to the student in answering these questions and getting all the marks needed.

Reinforcing a strong Science foundation

A strong foundation in the subject is necessary for the exam, as the exam questions will often combine a few topics together. As such, students must have a good understanding of the questions and have the necessary background knowledge to interpret what the question is asking for, before writing an answer in a concise manner and showing working where necessary.

Preparing students with necessary exam skills

Answering an exam under timed conditions is not an easy task, as students must navigate a myriad of topics and figure out what the questions are asking for. Students must also learn how to check their answers after the exam to ensure that their answers are presented in the correct way, such as with the appropriate units (which may require conversion). As such, a tutor can help students prepare for their examinations by honing their exam techniques. 

Helping students manage their time 

Time management is a necessary skill, given the average secondary school student’s busy schedule and various commitments. With a tutor, a student will have a designated time slot to allocate for the subject, which could help them get regular practice just in time for the exam. Furthermore, a tutor will support the student’s in-class learning so that they will be more prepared to answer questions in class and during the exam.

Good Qualities of a Combined Science Tutor

Good track record with students of a similar level

A good Science tutor will have prior experience teaching students of a similar level. The reasoning behind this is that similar levels will learn about the same topics, and the more a tutor has experience explaining a certain concept to more students, the more adept they will become at it. A good tutor will have a strong track record so that their students and their parents will have more confidence in their teaching abilities.

Dedication and commitment

A good tutor will have dedication and commitment to teaching, as teaching is a long-term commitment that requires a tutor to be present for all the slots he has agreed to take. Students are dependent on a tutor’s guidance, and as such, it is important for the tutor to be committed to the time slots he has agreed to take, and give his best effort to help the student prepare for their upcoming examinations. 

A discerning eye

A very important quality of a good Science tutor is a discerning eye so that they can recognise the student’s strengths and weaknesses. Knowing where the student is lacking enables the tutor to target those areas first so that the student can prepare in time for their next examination. Tutors who are experienced will also be able to discern the student’s strengths and weaknesses, which is useful if the student only has a short time left to prepare for their examinations. 


In studying any subject, students require patient guidance from someone who is more experienced. It is important for a good Science tutor to be patient, especially when a student is not understanding a particular concept. Tutors need creativity to come up with new ways of helping students understand concepts if the conventional way is not working. Different students learn differently, and a good tutor should understand how each student thinks.

Testimonials from Combined Science Students and their Parents

“I always use Tutor City because they screen their tutors carefully to tailor them to my exact requirements. Kudos to Tutor City for always doing a great job!”

- C. Gauffre

“Tutor City is a highly reliable and responsible agency that strives for nothing but excellence in all it does.”
- Christine Mah

Resources for Combined Science

Access resources for Secondary School Science here today!

Engage a Tutor City Combined Science Tutor today!

Here at Tutor City, we are aware that the Science syllabus in secondary school is intense, with the need to learn many different topics which are novel to the student. It is important for students to seek additional guidance from a Tutor City tutor to help attain their desired grades in the subject. We are always happy to help guide a student and help them navigate through the concepts so that they can achieve true understanding of the subject.

Request a Tutor City Combined Science tutor today!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I drop a subject in Secondary 3?

If a student is taking triple science, they can drop one of their science subjects if they are unable to cope. This means that the student will not sit for that subject at the O Levels.

How do you qualify for triple science?

If students have done exceptionally well (85% and above) for their secondary 2 sciences, they should take triple sciences if they wish. If students have not met this requirement, they are advised to stick with double sciences. 

What are G2 and G3 subjects?

Under the new subject banding based system, there are 3 subject bands: G1 (the equivalent of the Normal Technical level), G2 (the equivalent of the Normal Academic level), and G3 (the equivalent of the express stream level). G3 is the hardest subject band while G1 is the easiest.

Is combined science easier than pure science?

Combined science is known to be easier than pure science as there are fewer topics to study in combined science, and the depth and rigour of combined science is less than pure science.

Is it better to do triple science?

Students should do triple science if they are good at science and Mathematics, as the workload is highly difficult and many students will struggle with coping with the immense rigour of the triple science curriculum. As such, students with a strong science background will be best suited for it.



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