Our bilingual language policy is a defining feature of the Singapore education policy. Being a compulsory subject for almost all Primary school and Secondary school students, Mother Tongue contributes to the overall assessment in final exams. That's why Start Tuition provides a pool of private tutors who are able to give 1-to-1 tuition for such students.
To prepare the students for the academic exams (from Pri 1 to JC 2), tutors for Chinese language covers all aspects that are tested in school and the major exams. This includes Hanyu Pinyin (汉语拼音), Comprehension (理解问答), Composition, Creative Writing (写作技巧，创意写作), Oral (看图说话，朗读文章).
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That's great! Life-long learning is commendable; we provide tutors who can teach from basics. Most beginners often start off with conversational Mandarin classes, with some reading/writing taught. We recommend that you take up a 3-month course (see our tips on learning a new language here) to reap the most out of your learning.
As these classes are not bound by any curriculum requirements (unlike PSLE, or O Levels), the client and the tutor usually work together to formulate a lesson plan. It could be centered around work requirements (how to write an email, how to hold a meeting with Chinese-speaking colleagues, etc), or just casual conversation skills (day-to-day greetings, current affairs, chit-chat topics, etc).
Some clients already have basic skills and want to improve further; intermediate classes are also available.
It depends. Most academic classes will involve assessment books; parents usually purchase them, or tutors can recommend suitable ones based on the child's current standards and the parents reimburse. The more experienced tutors may provide worksheets, exam papers, sample essays, 好词好句 if they have.
For students who struggle with Mother Tongue (or Chinese in this case), common reasons are that, they have had a limited exposure to it, coming from an English-speaking family, or the way it was taught/introduced to the child was unengaging or not fun enough to stimulate an interest in it.
Comprehension and Application 15% | Oral 55% | Listening 30%
Composition 20% | Comprehension and Application 45% | Oral 25% | Listening 10%
Composition 40% | Comprehension and Application 60%