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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.

What lessons are offered at Start Tuition agency?

  • Foundation Chinese, Chinese B+, Standard Chinese tuition & Higher Chinese tuition for Preschool, Primary & Secondary students
  • Chinese B+, Chinese tuition for JC students
  • Preparatory Chinese classes for K2 students going to Pri 1
  • Adult Conversational Chinese or Beginner Chinese classes

How are the Chinese lessons conducted?

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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Parents' Testimonials

Chinese tuition: Rated 4.42 by 182 parents.
Sitong is good. How slow my girl is, she has patience
Christine
Tuition for Pri 1 (2019), Higher Chinese
Reviewed on 6-Dec-18
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Mdm pang so far so good. She look thru his class work and test papers thereafter feedback his weakness and area that needs to target. Now she start off doing 5b text book vacabulary and spelling.
Mrs Foo
Tuition for Pri 6 (2019), Chinese
Reviewed on 3-Dec-18
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Tiara is fine with the Chinese tutor.. So far session are quite good.. To me chemistry is very impt as well as if she can pick up fm the teacher. P updated : So far my Daughter finds her goodAt least.. She would communicate with me even when she has never seen me. At least, we keep in touch and O get to hear feedback.
Liza
Tuition for Sec 2 (2019), Chinese
Reviewed on 27-Nov-18
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Yes ms look is fine
Wei Lin
Tuition for Pri 3 (2019), Chinese
Reviewed on 22-Nov-18
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So far, they are happy with the tutor.
Linda Ng
Tuition for Pri 2 (2 Students), Chinese
Reviewed on 13-Nov-18
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Tutor is not bad.
Mervin Sim
Tuition for Pri 3 (2019), Chinese
Reviewed on 22-Oct-18
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Madam Lim is friendly, experience and easy to approach. My kid likes her to be her tutor.
Ms Chua
Tuition for Pri 1, Chinese
Reviewed on 16-Oct-18
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Everything is great!
Lingzi
Tuition for Pri 1, English & Chinese
Reviewed on 9-Oct-18
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And I am happy with her
Ann
Tuition for Pri 6, Foundation Chinese
Reviewed on 15-Aug-18
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Oh... so much better. My gal love it. She can really handle my gal*thanx for your filter & recommendation :)
Kelly
Tuition for Pri 4, English Chinese
Reviewed on 7-Aug-18
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I have never learnt Chinese before, but I am interested to pick up the language.

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.

Do tutors provide materials or notes for tuition?

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.

Why is it so difficult to do well in Chinese?

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.

What's the difference in PSLE exam format for Foundation Chinese, Standard Chinese and Higher Chinese? (基础华文 / 普通华文 / 高级华文)

Foundation Chinese:
Comprehension and Application 15% | Oral 55% | Listening 30%
Standard Chinese:
Composition 20% | Comprehension and Application 45% | Oral 25% | Listening 10%
Higher Chinese:
Composition 40% | Comprehension and Application 60%

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