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The Best O Level Biology Tuition in Singapore

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The Best O Level Biology Tuition in Singapore



Tutor City has impeccable Biology tutors to equip students for O Level Biology. With the expert guidance provided by our tutors, students will feel more confident in answering the questions posed to them during their examinations as they have a stronger grasp on their conceptual understanding.

Why do you need O Level Biology Tuition?



Biology at the secondary school level can be rather challenging, especially due to the high volume of content which students need to memorise. Furthermore, merely memorising such information will not do the student any good during the exams, as they need to apply the content effectively in the context of the question. As such, many students may feel overwhelmed.

By engaging a Tutor City Biology tutor, students can fill in the gaps in their understanding and attain mastery of the content in their Biology syllabus. When it is time for their exams, students will no doubt feel more confident as they have undergone significant preparation with the appropriate materials and will be more ready to tackle any exam questions they face.


The Cost of O Level Biology Tuition

The average hourly fees for O Level 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

Part-Time
tutors 1

Full-Time
tutors

Ex/Current
Teachers

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 O Level Biology Tuition

Principles of biology
Regulation and maintenance of life processes
Man and his environment
Continuity of life
Biology lab practical skills


Hurdles Faced by O Level Biology Students



Difficulties memorising information needed

It is no secret that Biology involves a massive amount of content knowledge to study. Furthermore, this content is full of technical terms and definitions which students must know to answer the questions in the exam. Often, students have difficulties cramming all this information in right before the exam. However, this is not effective as merely memorising without understanding how the concepts work will not help students apply their knowledge.

Careless mistakes

Many students make careless mistakes in Biology simply by mixing up concepts or the definitions for things which they have memorised. At times, students may attempt the paper at too fast a speed, resulting in many careless mistakes which cost them valuable marks. As such, students need to learn how to double check their papers to spot careless mistakes.

Managing time during exams

Many students struggle with time management during exams, often spending a lot of time answering difficult questions and getting stuck, neglecting the easier questions which, if answered, could get them more marks. As such, it is important to plan your time wisely when answering the paper and move on from difficult questions, coming back to them later. 

Applying content to exam questions

Rote memorisation in Biology is a highly important skill, but rote memorisation should not be the be-all-end-all of a student’s learning. Instead, students should be able to apply the content they have learned in class to fit the context of the question, directly answering whatever the question is asking for while omitting irrelevant information from their answers


The Importance of Engaging an O Level Biology Tutor



Help students clarify doubts

One of the largest roles of a tutor is to help students clarify their doubts. At times, students may miss some of the concepts taught in school and there could be gaps in their knowledge which hinder them from understanding how to apply their content to the questions in the exam. As such, a tutor needs to fill in these gaps to show them the big picture of the subject. 

Help students achieve conceptual understanding

In Biology, there are many foreign and new concepts which students must grasp before their examinations. Furthermore, there is a combination of rote memorisation of certain key definitions coupled with the understanding of how these concepts work. A tutor will explain these concepts in a way which is easy for the student to digest and absorb. 

Helping students identify important elements in the exam questions

Many students feel lost when they face an exam paper as they do not know how to break the question and see it as the sum of its parts. A tutor will guide the student in identifying important elements in the exam question which give the student clues as to how to solve this question properly so that in the exam, students can tackle the question by themselves without fear. 

Planning their time and ensuring all topics are covered

A common hurdle of secondary school students is the lack of time to cover all the topics within a particular subject, especially when having to juggle it with many other subjects as well as a myriad of other commitments. As such, a tutor’s job is to plan out a student’s revision to ensure that all the topics the student needs to learn have been covered before their exams roll around.


Good Qualities of a O Level Biology Tutor



Having the requisite qualifications

Tutors must have the requisite qualifications to teach Biology to their students, as without these qualifications, they will not be able to guide the students well. As such, all Tutor City tutors have the appropriate qualifications to teach Biology to various levels of students with various abilities. Moreover, having experience helps tutors teach their students well. 

Commitment

Tutors must have the dedication and commitment to teach students for all the slots they have agreed upon. It is important that the student sees the tutor regularly and works on the subject bit by bit, as failure to conduct regular practice and learning may have a negative impact on the student’s progress and by extension, their examination grades.

Patience

It is important that tutors are patient when teaching their students, especially since Biology is a difficult subject which requires students to be able to memorise information as well as understand complex concepts. Not every student will be able to immediately grasp these concepts. In fact, some students need more time and patience to be able to attain master. 

Experience teaching students from the same level

It is important that tutors have experience teaching students from the same level, as they will be familiar with their syllabus and the common errors and challenges students may face. Tutors need to also be able to relate with students from a certain age group to motivate and inspire them to do better. As secondary school is a turbulent time for many students, the tutor could be a source of guidance and motivation for the students who are still trying to navigate life. 


Testimonials from O Level Biology Students and their Parents

“Benson was very professional and helped me to find a suitable tutor for my kid very quickly. We couldn’t be happier. There is quality and he trusts his clients and does not badger. He replies to queries very patiently and gives time and space for parents to make the decision. This was a very different experience as compared to my previous other tuition centres where they kept posting messages and deadlines. Thank you, Benson."
- Prajana Ranjani

“My experience in engaging Tutor City Home Tuition is a breeze. They listened to my requirements and proposed a few tutors for my consideration. My girl is pleased with the tutor and the tutor is patient and can understand my girl’s learning difficulties."
- Paulyn Yip


Resources for O Level Biology

STEM Learning - Home Learning Biology Resources

Engage a Tutor City O Level Biology Tutor today!



Here at Tutor City, we have some of the best O Level Biology tutors in Singapore. With time and effort, your child will attain mastery of the Biology subject and be able to score well for their exams.

Engage a Tutor City O Level Biology tutor today!


Frequently Asked Questions

Is it hard to pass O Levels?

Students need to study consistently to pass O Levels. Studying at the last minute and burning the midnight oil will not do the trick. Instead, small steps and measured revision and the diligent doing of past year papers will help students score well for the O Level exams in Singapore.

Do universities look at O Levels?

Universities, both local and abroad, will consider a student’s performance in O Levels along with the student’s performance in A Levels or IB before admitting the student to university. Universities not only accept Singapore O Levels, but any equivalent such as IGCSE.

How do you get an A1 for O Level Biology?

Scoring well for Biology is not only a matter of memorising the content well, but being able to explain the content during the exam by referring to the correct keywords. Students should make their own notes with colours and diagrams to facilitate their understanding of the concepts.

 

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