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PHYSICS TUITION, BY EXPERTS

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EFFECTIVE TUITION, BY EXPERTS

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Many years ago, we had seen for ourselves that when a tutor teaches the student the wrong information (because he/she is not really competent), the chances of the student’s grades improving are very slim

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Our private tutors each specialize in different subjects, and some regularly teach a combination of subjects. They have valuable, relevant and practical exam tips to share with you

They know the correct answers, and can help you to navigate easily

PHYSICS TUITION, BY EXPERTS

I want my Physics grades to improve FAST. Hire best-possible tutor

THE CHALLENGES WHEN STUDYING PHYSICS

Many of our clients tell us that they struggle with Physics so much that they do not have enough time to study their other subjects.
The Ministry of Education is already taking many steps to reduce the weightage of grades when students apply for junior colleges, polytechnics and universities

You realize that ultimately, it is still your grades that determine which Junior College, Polytechnic or University that you will be accepted into

START PHYSICS TUITION TOMORROW

Within 24 hours after you have contacted us, Star Tutors will show you profiles of between 4 to 10 exceptional tutors for Physics tuition

SINGAPORE’S BEST PHYSICS TUITION TEAM

Star Tutors has Singapore’s largest team of over 36,000 active, qualified and experienced private tutors

We have over 4,900 successful and reliable tutors for Physics tuition

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HIRE THE RIGHT PHYSICS TUITION TEACHER

Our Physics tutors have Singapore’s highest rate of proven tutoring success because we carefully shortlist and select applicants based on their tutoring track record, aptitude/attitude and professionalism/commitment before we include them in our team

LEARN THE CORRECT STUDY SKILLS

Our tutors are very familiar with the latest MOE syllabus. They tailor each Physics tuition session according to your learning style, homework requirements and exam grade targets

PERFECT TUTOR MATCHES

We show you profiles of Physics tuition teachers only when their profiles suit your requirements and budget

ACCURATE MATCHES FOR PHYSICS TUITION

The experienced full-time tuition coordinator who is the project manager for your Physics tuition assignment has a Bachelor’s from the top local universities, majoring in Physics 

This ensures that we know the right attributes that a good tutor must have, when we shortlist the perfect tutor for your Physics tuition assignment

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COMPETE AGAINST YOUR PEERS – AND WIN

And the fact still remains that many, many students from your school and from other schools are competing with you for the same coveted courses, and places in junior colleges, universities or polytechnics

Demand for the best (or better) classes, courses, and tertiary institutes will always exceed the available places

Average-scoring students typically end up being accepted into the less popular junior colleges, universities and courses

YOU CAN DO BETTER THAN THE OTHERS – ONCE YOU ENGAGE RELIABLE PRIVATE TUTORS

Because the objective is to “do better than the other person” rather than only to “get a certain grade”, parents will do all they can (as loving parents) to give their children that competitive edge

It’s not just about keeping up with other children with better grades, but also to make sure their kids don’t feel “stupid’’ or “left out’’ and end up really hating the subject just because others are so good at it

Good grades are the best confidence boosters

Get a private tutor who can remember your child’s weaknesses and target those areas

Help your child to stay ahead. It is important for their future

DIFFICULT EXAM QUESTIONS – WHY IT’S HAPPENING

Over the years, harder questions are being answered correctly by more and more students

Exam setters have no choice but to introduce even harder questions, to be able to distinguish the superior from the good students in each cohort

This then leads to much tougher questions when it is your turn to take the exam

It’s a bit of a vicious cycle, really. Everyone fears that questions will be more difficult when it is their turn to take the exam, so parents want to engage professional private tutors, to better-prepare their children to compete against their peers. The children study harder and manage to score good grades

The exam papers and results are then reviewed, and because the students have been so well-prepared and on the whole have achieved satisfactory grades because they hired good home tutors, the questions are deemed too easy

This makes it necessary to set questions that are even more difficult, the next year

And further increases the need for parents to engage reliable private tutors

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YOU NEED TO SCORE WELL IN PHYSICS IF:

✓ You are interested in Physics. However, no matter how hard you try, your grades have not improved satisfactorily, and you have difficulty applying what you have learnt to answer the questions adequately

✓ Your child often complains about the difficult and complex Physics syllabus and is starting to (or already) dislike Physics

✓ You want to pursue a career in Physics-related fields such as Data Science, Engineering or Medical Research, and need to maintain a strong A grade

✓ You are taking your O-level or A-level Physics exams and need intensive exam preparation

Star Tutors hires only experienced, patient and qualified Physics tutors with proven abilities to help students’ grades improve

We can quickly find the ideal Physics tutor for you. Just let us know your requirements

PHYSICS MASTERY IS AN IMPORTANT ASSET

Knowledge itself is a very valuable asset

Physics tuition provides the extra boost for knowledge – and your grades

CONFIDENCE DURING YOUR EXAMS

You do not want to end up being assigned courses or a tertiary institute that is your 3rd or 4th choice because you lost out by just a few marks in your O-Level or A-Level exams

Your classmates managed to score good grades for Physics. It is likely that this was because they managed to hire a good Physics tutor in time for them to do intensive revision and preparation for the exams

PHYSICS, AS TAUGHT IN SINGAPORE SCHOOLS

Your syllabus is designed by the MOE to ensure that you have a solid foundation in Physics, whether or not you plan to take Physics at tertiary level

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN PHYSICS

Career opportunities in Computer Science/Information Technology, Engineering, Architecture and Materials Science are attractive and very lucrative

Scoring good grades in Physics is therefore useful to you, when you want to broaden your career options

GET AN A FOR PHYSICS

The only way you can do well in Physics is by having a clear understanding the key concepts of what are required in the examination schemes and formats

MOE EXAM SCHEMES/ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVES

For O-Level Physics, the MOE states:

AIMS

These are not listed in order of priority.

The aims are to:

  1. provide, through well-designed studies of experimental and practical Physics, a worthwhile educational experience for all students, whether or not they go on to study science beyond this level and, in particular, to enable them to acquire sufficient understanding and knowledge to

1.1 become confident citizens in a technological world, able to take or develop an informed interest in matters of scientific importance

1.2 recognise the usefulness, and limitations, of scientific method and to appreciate its applicability in other disciplines and in everyday life

1.3 be suitably prepared for studies beyond Ordinary Level in Physics, in applied sciences or in science-related courses.

  1. develop abilities and skills that

2.1 are relevant to the study and practice of science

2.2 are useful in everyday life

2.3 encourage efficient and safe practice

2.4 encourage effective communication.

  1. develop attitudes relevant to science such as

3.1 concern for accuracy and precision

3.2 objectivity

3.3 integrity

3.4 inquiry

3.5 initiative

3.6 inventiveness.

  1. stimulate interest in and care for the local and global environment.
  2. promote an awareness that

5.1 the study and practice of science are co-operative and cumulative activities, and are subject to

social, economic, technological, ethical and cultural influences and limitations

5.2 the applications of science may be both beneficial and detrimental to the individual, the community and the environment

5.3 science transcends national boundaries and that the language of science, correctly and rigorously applied, is universal

5.4 the use of information technology is important for communications, as an aid to experiments and as a tool for the interpretation of experimental and theoretical results.

ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVES

A Knowledge with Understanding

Students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relation to:

  1. scientific phenomena, facts, laws, definitions, concepts, theories
  2. scientific vocabulary, terminology, conventions (including symbols, quantities and units contained in

‘Signs, Symbols and Systematics 16–19’, Association for Science Education, 2000)

  1. scientific instruments and apparatus, including techniques of operation and aspects of safety
  2. scientific quantities and their determination
  3. scientific and technological applications with their social, economic and environmental implications.

The subject content defines the factual knowledge that candidates may be required to recall and explain.

Questions testing these objectives will often begin with one of the following words: define, state, describe, explain or outline. (See the Glossary of Terms.)

B Handling Information and Solving Problems

Students should be able – in words or by using symbolic, graphical and numerical forms of presentation – to:

  1. locate, select, organise and present information from a variety of sources
  2. translate information from one form to another
  3. manipulate numerical and other data
  4. use information to identify patterns, report trends and draw inferences
  5. present reasoned explanations for phenomena, patterns and relationships
  6. make predictions and propose hypotheses
  7. solve problems.

These assessment objectives cannot be precisely specified in the subject content because questions testing such skills may be based on information which is unfamiliar to the candidate. In answering such questions, candidates are required to use principles and concepts that are within the syllabus and apply them in a logical, reasoned or deductive manner to a novel situation.

Questions testing these objectives will often begin with one of the following words: predict, suggest, calculate or determine.

C Experimental Skills and Investigations

Students should be able to:

  1. follow a sequence of instructions
  2. use techniques, apparatus and materials
  3. make and record observations, measurements and estimates
  4. interpret and evaluate observations and experimental results
  5. plan investigations, select techniques, apparatus and materials
  6. evaluate methods and suggest possible improvements.

Weighting of Assessment Objectives

Theory Papers (Papers 1 and 2)

A Knowledge with Understanding, approximately 45% of the marks with approximately 15% allocated to recall.

B Handling Information and Solving Problems, approximately 55% of the marks.

School-Based Science Practical Assessment (SPA) (Paper 3)

C Experimental Skills and Investigations, 100% of the marks.

For A-Level Physics, the MOE states:

AIMS

The aims of a course based on this syllabus should be to:

  1. provide students with an experience that develops their interest in Physics and builds the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for further studies in related fields
  2. enable students to become scientifically literate citizens who are well-prepared for the challenges of the 21st century
  3. develop in students the understanding, skills, ethics and attitudes relevant to the Practices of Science, including the following:

3.1 understanding the nature of scientific knowledge

3.2 demonstrating science inquiry skills

3.3 relating science and society

  1. develop in students an understanding that a small number of basic principles and core ideas can be applied to explain, analyse and solve problems in a variety of systems in the physical world.

ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVES

The assessment objectives listed below reflect those parts of the aims and Practices of Science that will be assessed.

A Knowledge with understanding

Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relation to:

  1. scientific phenomena, facts, laws, definitions, concepts, theories
  2. scientific vocabulary, terminology, conventions (including symbols, quantities and units)
  3. scientific instruments and apparatus, including techniques of operation and aspects of safety
  4. scientific quantities and their determination
  5. scientific and technological applications with their social, economic and environmental implications.

The syllabus content defines the factual knowledge that candidates may be required to recall and explain.

Questions testing these objectives will often begin with one of the following words: define, state, describe, explain or outline.

B Handling, applying and evaluating information

Candidates should be able (in words or by using symbolic, graphical and numerical forms of presentation) to:

  1. locate, select, organise and present information from a variety of sources
  2. handle information, distinguishing the relevant from the extraneous
  3. manipulate numerical and other data and translate information from one form to another
  4. use information to identify patterns, report trends, draw inferences and report conclusions
  5. present reasoned explanations for phenomena, patterns and relationships
  6. make predictions and put forward hypotheses
  7. apply knowledge, including principles, to novel situations
  8. bring together knowledge, principles and concepts from different areas of physics, and apply them in a particular context
  9. evaluate information and hypotheses
  10. demonstrate an awareness of the limitations of physical theories and models.

These assessment objectives cannot be precisely specified in the syllabus content because questions testing such skills may be based on information that is unfamiliar to the candidate. In answering such questions, candidates are required to use principles and concepts that are within the syllabus and apply them in a logical, reasoned or deductive manner to a novel situation. Questions testing these objectives will often begin with one of the following words: predict, suggest, deduce, calculate or determine.

C Experimental skills and investigations

Candidates should be able to:

  1. follow a detailed set or sequence of instructions and use techniques, apparatus and materials safely and effectively
  2. make, record and present observations and measurements with due regard for precision and accuracy
  3. interpret and evaluate observations and experimental data
  4. identify a problem, design and plan investigations
  5. evaluate methods and techniques, and suggest possible improvements.
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Tutors in Singapore quote their own hourly rates. In general, the rates are based on their years of private tutoring experience, their academic qualifications, and their abilities/confidence to help their students’ grades improve

The tuition industry is very competitive and transparent

Parents are aware that when their budget is below the industry average, the better-qualified tutors are not likely to apply for the assignment

The figures below are the average range of rates quoted by experienced tutors with good track records

Star Tutors represents only university undergraduates, graduates, MOE current/former teachers and university lecturers

Level

$30-120 / hour
  • Lower Primary
  • Upper Primary
  • Lower Secondary
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  • Junior College
  • University-Level

U/grad

$30-70 / hour
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Grad

$30-120 / hour
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$40-120 / hour
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GET THE BEST DEALS WHEN HIRING A PHYSICS TUTOR

Three easy ways to ensure successful grade improvement:

Reduce Tutoring Requirements

Tuition rates depend on tutor qualifications as well as tutor availability. The more requirements you have, the harder it is to find a tutor who will respond to your assignment

Typical requirements would include Gender, Combination of Subjects, Budget, Schedule, etc.

You should shortlist the requirements that are most important to you

For example, if you want only female tutors, then this reduces the tutor options by 50%

It is also good to hire two separate tutors, to teach two different subjects because most tutors are truly strong at one subject, even if they themselves scored A’s for both of the subjects that you want tuition in

Major National Exams

Tutors who specialize or have significant experience in tutoring students taking their PSLE, GCE O Levels and GCE A Levels typically quote higher hourly rates

This is due to the intensive effort in exam preparation, content revision, and (if the student was not taught properly in previous years) getting the student to un-learn the study skills that have been causing weak grades

Every year after the June holidays, good tutors usually do not want to teach graduating year students because they will need to rush and intensely cram a lot of content, in order to adequately prepare the student

Parents therefore prefer to engage a reliable Physics tutor at least one year ahead of the major National Exams

Budget

We encourage our clients to be realistic with the tuition budget that they would like to work within

Star Tutors does not regulate nor alter the hourly tuition rates

Tutors with proven track records that consistently deliver A grades, tuition teachers with many years of experience, and current/former MOE teachers are already accepting assignments within a certain hourly rate

As there is always strong demand and a waiting list for these tutors, they are not likely to accept rates below their current rates

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