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The Best Secondary 1 English Tuition in Singapore

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Secondary 1 English Tuition in Singapore

At Tutor City, we are committed to helping your child transition from primary school to secondary school by offering the best English tuition for Secondary 1 students. Compared to PSLE English, Secondary 1 English requires students to learn new skills and this could be challenging to adapt to. Thus, our dedicated and experienced Secondary 1 English tutors will be happy to assist you!

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How Much Does Secondary 1 English Tuition in Singapore Cost?

Secondary 1 English tutors in Singapore charge between $30 per hour and $90 per hour, depending on the tutor's credentials and experience.
Here are our English tuition fees for different levels.


Tuition Rates
Per Hour

tutors 1




$20 - $25

$30 - $40

$40 - $50

Primary / PYP

$25 - $30

$35 - $50

$55 - $70

Secondary / MYP

$30 - $40

$45 - $60

$70 - $90


$40 - $60

$60 - $80

$90 - $130

Degree & Diploma

$50 - $60

$60 - $80

$90 - $120

Music / Piano 2

$30 - $40

$50 - $60

$60 - $70

Adult Language 3

$40 - $50

$50 - $60

$70 - $80

1. Includes students in polytechnics, universities and graduates tutoring part-time.
2. Either 45 min or 1 hour lessons. See our music page for details.
3. Language proficiency range from basic to advanced so rates will be quoted upon knowing each learner's needs.
4. For Special Needs education, rates are higher due to specific training and certifications which tutors need to have.

Outline of Secondary 1 English Tuition at Tutor City

A good Secondary 1 English tuition should focus on building the necessary vocabulary, improving reading and comprehension skills, and fostering critical thinking skills.
At Tutor City, we created a comprehensive tuition outline that is 100% tailored to help you excel at Secondary 1 English:

  • Analyzing and evaluating texts
  • Familiarization with close reading skills
  • Comprehending ambiguous texts
  • Responding to a wide variety of texts
  • Media literacy skills
  • Attentiveness to writing pieces that Inform, Entertain, or Describe

Is Secondary 1 English Hard? Common Hurdles Faced by Students

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Secondary 1 English can be extremely hard for students, especially because it’s completely different from primary English. For this reason, secondary 1 English students may face the following challenges:

Inadequate time management
The first challenge students face in Secondary 1 English is inadequate time management. With so many subjects to study for, students may find it hard to plan their time properly to study for O Level English. Students may also have many other extra-curricular activities which take up their time, such as music or sports which could take time away from studying. 

Inability to grasp the skills required for English
Studying for a language is not like studying for Mathematics or Science. Rote memorisation alone cannot help a student study for English, but they need to read between the lines and pick up the writing techniques and skills to write essays. Thus, students need to do extra work besides doing the Secondary 1 English examination questions such as reading widely, finding out the meaning of words they do not know, and practicing writing.

Failure to make use of tuition sessions properly
Another issue students have is the failure to make use of tuition classes properly. It is important that students find out what they are doing wrong and how to improve. Students should show samples of their work to their tutors and let their tutors see how they can improve their language skills. Furthermore, students should have a good attitude at tuition sessions as learning is important for their future.

Lack of proactiveness to find out how to improve
Students should take initiative to find out how they can improve their language skills. Language is a difficult skill to master, and some students are naturally better than others at writing. However, with the correct guidance and technique, everyone can no doubt improve their writing. It is important that students ask their tutors the correct questions about what they can do to get better.

The purpose of Secondary 1 English tuition is to help students face these challenges and overcome them with the help of experienced English tutors.

Reasons Why You Need a Secondary 1 English Tutor