Here are some of the curated price rates that we researched from Singapore tuition providers. This article is solely focused on primary math tuition in singapore only. Under primary math tuition, some companies or agencies categorize them under lower and upper primary, charging slightly different rates for each, also depending on tutor quality, ranging from qualifications from A levels to Poly to Uni to current or ex-MOE teachers.
Physical Home tutors v.s. Remote Virtual Video tutors
11 out of the 12 Math Tuition providers here are home tutors agencies matching tutors and students/parents. The primary advantage of having a home tutor is that the tutor is physically there. The downsides are higher premium since you require physical presence, commitment for at least a month or perhaps 3 months to half a year for some. In the past when internet and technology offerings were not so advanced, parents had to commit to extended periods of tuition which may not be necessary.
A smarter way to work around heavy commitment tuition costs would be to consolidate difficult questions and ask all of them at one time to a qualified tutor. Similar to the concept of on-demand services like food deliveries to transportation, why not consolidate and ask once per week or anytime you need it, with only a fraction of the cost? Instead of paying minimum 1-2 hours per session, as anything lesser than that, physical home tutors would likely not take up the jobs as it will be too little for them to earn, its better to pay what you only need from 30 min per session. Anything beyond 30 min may also be hard for your child to focus. You can do the 30 min another day in the week or whenever you prefer.
Other than cost factors, virtual remote video tutoring also removes the possibility of other types of potential problems such as inappropriate physical harassment of your child. On top of that, you can also have your lesson and detailed discussions recorded for future review on the same type of mistakes. This can also be done by the parent instead of paying for tutors session again. Only pay for tutors to clarify difficult problems.
This is an extremely cost-effective and productive method for your child too - as this will force your child to brainstorm what questions are difficult that he/she needs help with before tutor comes. Very often tutor comes to the session or home without real hard questions to be grilled on. The worst type of scenario is engaging a tutor to monitor your child doing assignment.
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Largely, the rates of home tutors in lower and upper primary do not differ too much across agencies, however if you are constantly finding ways to save more yet getting better results for the learning outcome of your child, you may consider online video tutoring. Mainly, no commitment per month or months, but just pay per use/session.
Each session starts from $15 per 30 min, which is really affordable and yet does not brain-drain your child with overloading duration of 1.5 to 2 hours. Furthermore, you can even join in the tutoring sessions while doing your own tasks/chores at home/outside and get reports/updates from the tutor and our App. With our children growing up in the digital era, this might even engage them more. Give us at iMath a shot if you have not.