Singapore Primary School Tuition Fee Rates

Singapore Primary School Tuition Fee Rates

The tuition fee rates for Singapore Primary Schools vary depending on the qualifications of the tuition teachers. Please refer to the table below for more information.

In order to ensure the tutor’s qualifications before the lesson begins, it is essential to verify them. The first lesson should include a request for their original documents.

As a gauge, actual tuition fees may vary depending on individual tuition assignment due to factors such as:

  • the qualification of the tutors
  • tutor’s total numbers years of experience
  • the location of the tuition
  • number of subjects
  • subject type
  • the demand of the tutors

It is possible for some home tutors to accept a lower tuition fee rates if the location of the tuition is close by or if the student is enrolled in a group tuition course.

Primary school tuition fee rates in SingaporeFactors Affecting Tuition Expenses 

In order to plan and budget for monthly/ yearly tuition expenditures, we’ve helped put together some factors for your use.

1. Tuition Fee Rates Per Hour

2. Time Duration Per Tuition Session

Tuition sessions are typically from 1.5 hours to 2 hours. Anything shorter than 1 hour cannot help the student. Anything more than 2 hours may result in fatigue and it is not efficient. On top of that, most tutors will reject 1-hour tuition; it is not cost effective in terms of preparation and travel.

Tuition Session Per Week

It is best to keep 1 to 2 tuition sessions per week.

It should be enough to clarify the doubts regarding the daily assignments and also allow sufficient time for the tutor to go ahead of the school syllabus to get a better start.

You should be aware that some tutors may not cover the school syllabus. It would be a good idea to double check their progress. It is possible that your child does not know what to expect from the tutor. Parent and tutor can, however, agree on what to cover in advance.

Excess tuition may stress your child. However, it may be good to increase the number of tuition sessions before any major exams.

Some parents question why there is a need for tuition. The ratio for a teacher to students in a class is not ideal. A teacher can only help a limited number of students. Hence, tuition helps to cover the lapse.

With home tuition, your child learns better and faster under supervision. They receive undivided attention from one tutor. The tutor can easily impart the following:

  • comprehension of the question
  • processing capability
  • mathematical skills
  • the answering technique
  • time-management

To do well, your child needs to apply them.

‘A’ Level/ Diploma University undergraduate Full-time Tutors (degree holders) NIE Trainee NIE-trained Current/Ex School teachers
Pre School $35 – $40 $35 – $45 $40 – $50 $60 – $80  $60 – $80
Primary 1 to 3 $35 – $40 $35 – $45 $40 – $50 $60 – $80  $60 – $80
Primary 4 – 6 $35 – $40 $35 – $45 $40 – $50 $60 – $80  $60 – $80

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