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IP Literature Tuition in Singapore: The Ultimate Guide

Tutor City has a large database of dedicated and experienced Literature tutors who have the necessary skills to impart important techniques in Literature to their students. Although Literature may seem like a highly arbitrary and difficult subject to do well in, our Tutor City Literature tutors are more than capable of explaining how to write Literature essays well.

With Tutor City, you will definitely improve in your Literature grades!

Why do you need IP Literature Tuition?

As Literature is a compulsory subject for lower secondary students, it is important that they score well for the subject so that they can proceed to Upper Secondary. Although students may not do Literature beyond Lower Secondary, the inference, reasoning, and writing skills gained from learning how to analyse a text and write commentary on it will be transferable to other subjects.

Hence, Literature is an important subject which should not be taken lightly as it will help students develop the necessary analytical and critical thinking skills which will be needed in any other subject, especially Humanities subjects. Moreover, students will be able to appreciate other points of view and will broaden their perspectives of other cultures and communities. 

Thus, a Tutor City Literature tutor will help you get the required grades so that students can not only do well in Literature in school, but develop the necessary critical thinking skills!

The Cost of IP Literature Tuition

The average hourly fees for IP Literature 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 IP Literature Tuition

Prose and unseen poetry
Genres of prose
Poetry and drama
Literature forms
Structure and language
Essay writing

Hurdles Faced by IP Literature Students

Difficulty grasping literary devices

Students may find it difficult to grasp the various literary devices taught in the secondary school Literature syllabus. At times, students may be more adept at memorising the definitions of literary devices instead of spotting and analysing them when they encounter them in a passage of prose or poetry. Students need to be able to identify these literary devices well when they read.

Difficulty reading between the lines

Often, meaning in Literature will not be found on the surface of the passage. It depends on the students to interpret the passage and the author’s intentions to derive meaning and explain it according to the context. This involves a skill called “reading between the lines”, which requires practice to be able to master well. Students need good inference skills to read between the lines.

Problems writing concise and coherent essays

One major problem Literature students face is that they tend to ramble when writing an essay, causing the essay to appear disorganised and lacking in structure. Students may also fail to plan their essay before they start writing, causing them to miss out on important points or spend too much time writing an argument, which leads to other arguments being half-done and weak. 

Time management during exams

Another struggle Literature students face is managing time during their exams. Writing essays is difficult as students will need to gauge roughly how much time to spend on a particular essay’s arguments. Students need to plan their time well so that they do not run out of time and fail to complete their essays, which will not make a good impression on the examiner.

The Importance of Engaging an IP Literature Tutor

Helping students understand literary devices and genres

Students may have difficulties identifying literary devices when they are in an exam. Moreover, students may have difficulties identifying the common characteristics of a particular literary genre and writing about them. Identifying these literary devices is the first step of writing a good literary essay, as students need to explain them well. Engaging a tutor can help the student practice how to connect the things identified in the text to the text itself and write about them.

Helping students get regular practice

Students need to practice writing Literature essays and analysing the various literary texts which could come out in an exam. Students need to learn how to do effective analysis quickly so that they can start writing as soon as possible after sitting down for their paper. Regular practice will help students with the ability to analyse the literary text quickly and effectively.

Imparting time management strategies for exams

Tutors can help students plan their essays in a manner which makes the most logical sense. For example, students need to know which arguments to advance first (usually the strongest arguments will come first) and how long to spend on an essay. Moreover, students need to learn how to wrap up their paragraphs effectively so that they end with a satisfying conclusion.

Helping students choose future education paths

If students are interested in Literature, they may want to find interesting career choices which help them expand on their love for the subject. A tutor can help advise the student about which opportunities to take and what they should do with their knowledge and passion about Literature.

Good Qualities of an IP Literature Tutor

Familiarity with literary texts

Each syllabus has different literary texts and it is important for the Literature tutor to be familiar with these texts. Literature is a subject which involves the gathering of evidence from these texts and using them as examples for literary devices the student has studied in class. As such, the tutor must know these texts well and be able to quote from them and analyse them well.

Ability to teach literary skills

Literature, although perceived as a highly arbitrary subject, is a subject which involves good analytical and inference skills, along with the ability to cross-reference evidence in the text with concepts which have been studied in class. Tutors need to impart these literary skills which may not be as obvious or easily gleaned in a short period of time. As such, tutors need to teach by example and show the student how to analyse a piece of text well. 

Proficiency in writing

Writing essays is a highly integral part of studying any Humanities subject. A good tutor will need to be proficient in writing essays as they need to convey their ideas to the examiner in a concise and coherent manner. It goes without saying that a good essay needs to have good grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structure. Moreover, a good essay should have a clear structure and each paragraph should make one point the student wants to put forward.

Experience teaching with the relevant syllabus

Each examination system has a different syllabus with varying requirements. A Literature tutor must be familiar with the syllabus and what the student is going to need to master before sitting for their exams. As syllabi may be updated from time to time, the tutor must keep abreast of these changes so they do not contradict the information being taught to the student at school.

Testimonials from IP Literature Students and their Parents

“Came across Tutor City's good reviews and decided to try it out. Benson was very quick at replying to my enquiries and turn-around time for providing me with suitable tutors was very fast. Really happy with the prompt and hassle free service. Already engaged a second tutor for another subject with him. Definitely recommended.”
- Yve

“Engagement with Tutor City was very positive, prompt and professional. I was offered a range of tutors to consider with the ability to further ask questions and tailor the best fit for my needs. Very impressed.”
- Laurence Field

Resources for IP Literature

Here is a list of the most important literary devices and how to use them!

Engage a Tutor City IP Literature Tutor today!

With the help of a Tutor City Literature tutor, students will feel much more comfortable answering their exam questions as they have had the requisite practice and feedback! Students will be able to pass their Literature exams with flying colours and develop the necessary skills to write essays in a coherent and concise manner with Tutor City. 

Book your slot with Tutor City today for an IP Literature tutor!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is IP in Singapore?

The integrated programme is a 6-year course leading to the GCE A-Level examination or International Baccalaureate Diploma or NUS High School Diploma. Students in the Integrated Programme do not need to take the GCE O-Level examination in Secondary 4.

What is Literature in secondary school?

In Secondary School Literature, students will study whole and sustained literary texts from the 3 main genres - prose, poetry, and drama. Students will need to write essays analysing these texts and connect the literary devices learned in class to the text studied.

Is IP better than O Level?

The IP allows students to skip the O Level exams. However, the IP programme is still rigorous and requires students to complete coursework which allows them to develop research and critical thinking skills, whereas the O Level syllabus focuses on practicing with past year papers.

Why is Literature taught in secondary schools?

Literature is taught in secondary schools as it trains analytical skills - by identifying the parts of the text which are significant and linking concepts studied in class to them, analysing the emotions the text evokes in the reader, students can approach the world with greater nuance.


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