Tuition assignments refer to tutoring jobs. A tuition assignment is created when a student requires a teacher or instructor for guidance, and usually in studies. Especially in Singapore, tuition assignments are known as extra lessons for academic subjects or modules. In fact, tuition is a very broad term, which can also be used for extra lesson for musical instruments.
Immediate tuition assignments
Immediate tuition assignments are tuition assignments that can commence almost immediately or instantly once the parents or students are satisfied with the private tutors.
Available tuition assignments
Available tuition assignments that are still available, but can be currently pending for parents to respond. In other words, private tutors can still apply for the available assignments.
Standard of tuition assignments in Singapore
In the past, students who required tutoring services were those with poorer grades. As education in Singapore becomes more competitive that most jobs require high qualification, those students with better grades are beginning to take up private tuition too. Private tuition is for students who need to improve their grades and also those students who wish to maintain their current results. Therefore, a tuition assignment in Singapore can be from both academically good and bad students.
Benefits of taking up tuition assignments in Singapore
The main reasons why private tutors in Singapore want to take up tuition assignments are because of the money, interaction with younger pals or students, or/and also to refresh their studies. Of course, giving part-time tuition is also a hobby to some private tutors because they love to share knowledge.
Higher salary than other part-time jobs
Tuition fees are usually higher than other part-time jobs available, though there is a limited amount of tuition lessons for each student. Average tuition assignments can fetch up to $25 to $30 per hour, depending on the budget of the parents if they are not looking for private tutors with more experience or higher qualification.
The most common tuition assignments in Singapore are Maths tuition, English tuition, Science tuition and Chinese tuition for primary and secondary school students. Maths, English and Science are the most important subjects. Singaporeans are generally weak in their second language (Mother Tongue) while Chinese is the most major ethnic group in Singapore; and therefore, we can see the high demand for private tuition for these four subjects.
In Singapore, private home tutors do not need any certification from the government; anyone can become a full-time or part-time private tutor in Singapore. Therefore, there is a large number of private tutors available in Singapore. On the other hand, not every student in Singapore can afford or require a private tutor. Hence, the demand for tuition assignments in Singapore by private tutors is high but the supply for tuition assignments in Singapore much lower.
Classification of tuition assignments in Singapore
Tutoring level is the education level of the student (tutee). It can range from pre-school, primary school, secondary school, ITE, polytechnic, pre-u, junior college to university or other educational institute. Most usually, the tuition assignment’s levels are primary and secondary schools.
Gender of student
Both male and female students do request for private tutors.
The most common tuition assignments’ subjects are Maths, English, Science and Chinese. There are also requests for tutoring for subjects like Malay language, Tamil language, POA (Principles of Accounting), pure Physics, Pure Chemistry, History, Economics, Geometry and other subjects such as Creative Writing, Japanese language, Korean language.
Tuition rate varies, depending on a lot of factors. Most importantly, is the affordability of the parents. There is a guide on Singapore’s tuition fees rates, but the actual tuition fees charged by different private tutors are different.
Frequency of tuition lesson
The most common frequency of lesson is 1-2 lessons per week. However, just before the commencement of tests or examinations, parents will usually request for more intensive tuition. For parents who want to push on their children, tuition lessons can be up to 3 times per week. Smart Tuition Singapore recommends that tuition lessons are to be conducted on alternate days so that there is ample time for the students to rest and as well as gather questions to seek help from the private tutor.
Duration of tuition session
It will take some time for the student to settle down incorrect mood and thus it will be quite redundant if the tuition section is too short, whereas long duration will exhaust the student, making it difficult for the student to absorb more.
Timing of tuition assignments
Depending on the schooling time of students, tuition can be conducted during the morning, afternoon or evening. Usually, parents will request tuition to be conducted in the late afternoon or early evening during weekdays.
Location of tuition assignments
The location of tuition assignments are classified as North, South, East, West, Central by many tuition agencies in Singapore.