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SCIENCE TUITION, BY EXPERTS

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SINGAPORE'S LARGEST TEAM OF EXCEPTIONAL TUTORS

ACHIEVE GRADE IMPROVEMENTS WITHIN 4 LESSONS

A Warm Welcome!

Hello, I am Kristy Lee – University of Bristol, PhD (School of Education/Research)

I lead a team of tuition consultants and coordinators who are former MOE teachers

Our 36,000 experienced tutors are current/ex-MOE teachers, and graduated/undergraduate tutors

They each have between 2 to over 30 years of tutoring/teaching experience

About 20% of our tutors have PhD’s or Master’s degrees in the same subject that you would like to have tuition in

Making the decision to hire a private tutor AND FINDING THE RIGHT ONE can make all the difference in helping you get your grades back on track

SINGAPORE'S BIGGEST TEAM OF COMPETENT TUTORS

85% of our students achieved improvements of at least 1 grade, within 12 weeks after tuition started

The other 15% achieved grade improvements within the first 2 months of tuition

EFFECTIVE TUITION, BY EXPERTS

As Singapore’s top tuition agency, our tuition consultants and coordinators have matched students with experienced and accomplished tutors

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

Star Tutors does not want to take risks with your grades

STAR TUTORS DELIVERS EXCELLENT RESULTS

Since 2007, we have established a reputation for being trustworthy, honest and effective

Star Tutors listens attentively to your requirements

We show profiles of experienced tutors to you only if they have proven abilities to deliver improved grades

A-GRADE TUTORS

Students enjoy learning from – and feel comfortable with – someone who can clearly tell them how they can master difficult content and conquer their challenges

Therefore, our tutors must have scored a distinction in the subject(s) they teach, before we will consider showing their profile to you

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

SCIENCE TUITION, BY EXPERTS

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

THE CHALLENGES WHEN STUDYING SCIENCE

Many of our clients tell us that they struggle with Science 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 Secondary School, Junior College, Polytechnic or University that you will be accepted into

START SCIENCE TUITION TOMORROW

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

SINGAPORE’S BEST SCIENCE TUITION TEAM

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

We have over 11,200 successful and reliable tutors for Science tuition

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HIRE THE RIGHT SCIENCE TUITION TEACHER

Our Science 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 Science tuition session according to your learning style, homework requirements and exam grade targets

PERFECT TUTOR MATCHES

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

ACCURATE MATCHES FOR SCIENCE TUITION

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

This ensures that we know the right attributes that a good tutor must have, when we shortlist the perfect tutor for your Science 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 secondary schools, 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 schools, 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 SCIENCE IF:

✓ You are interested in Science. 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 Science syllabus and is starting to (or already) dislike Science

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

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

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

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

SCIENCE MASTERY IS AN IMPORTANT ASSET

Knowledge itself is a very valuable asset

Science 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 PSLE, O-Level or A-Level exams

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

SCIENCE, AS TAUGHT IN SINGAPORE SCHOOLS

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

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN SCIENCE

Career opportunities in Engineering, Data Analysis, Information Technology and Medicine are attractive and very lucrative

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

GET AN A FOR SCIENCE

The only way you can do well in Science 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 Primary-Level Science, the MOE states:

Assessment measures the extent to which desired knowledge, skills and attitudes are attained by students. As it serves many purposes, it is important to match the type of assessment to the specific purpose for which it is intended. Before making an assessment about a certain aspect of students’ performance, the teacher should ensure that the assessment mode used will generate information that reflect accurately the particular aspect of performance the teacher intends to assess.

In an inquiry-based classroom, the assessment can take many forms. In addition to the written tests, teachers can also conduct performance-based assessment using the following modes:

  • Practicals
  • Projects
  • Teacher observations
  • Checklists
  • Reflections / Journals

Model-making

  • Posters
  • Games and quizzes
  • Debates
  • Drama / Show and Tell
  • Learning Trails

Teachers can also assess students through the use of portfolio. It is a systematic collection of students’ work and provides a comprehensive picture of their achievement. The work collected provides a continuous record of the students’ development and progress in the acquisition of knowledge, understanding of scientific concepts, application of process skills, and development of attitudes. It also provides opportunity for the students to have self-evaluation and reflections by revisiting their own portfolio.

The assessment modes listed above are by no means exhaustive.  Adopting a variety of assessment modes enables the teachers to assess different aspects of teaching and learning.

For Secondary-Level Science, the MOE states:

SCIENCE CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK

The Science Curriculum Framework is derived from the Policy Framework for the Teaching and Learning of Science. It encapsulates the thrust of science education in Singapore to prepare our students to be sufficiently adept as effective citizens, able to function in and contribute to an increasingly technologically-driven world.

Central to the curriculum framework is the inculcation of the spirit of scientific inquiry. The conduct of inquiry is founded on three integral domains of (a) Knowledge, Understanding and Application, (b) Skills and Processes and (c) Ethics and Attitudes. These domains are essential to the practice of science. The curriculum design seeks to enable students to view the pursuit of science as meaningful and useful. Inquiry is thus grounded in knowledge, issues and questions that relate to the roles played by science in daily life, society and the environment.

The science curriculum seeks to nurture the student as an inquirer. The starting point is that children are curious about and want to explore the things around them. The science curriculum leverages on and seeks to fuel this spirit of curiosity. The end goal is students who enjoy science and value science as an important tool in helping them explore their natural and physical world.

The teacher is the leader of inquiry in the science classroom. Teachers of science impart the excitement and value of science to their students. They are facilitators and role models of the inquiry process in the classrooms. The teacher creates a learning environment that will encourage and challenge students to develop their sense of inquiry. Teaching and learning approaches centre around the student as an inquirer.

Scientific Literacy

Science education for the future involves teaching students more than just the basic concepts of science. Students need to be equipped with the skills to be able to use scientific knowledge to identify questions, and to draw evidence-based conclusions in order to understand and make decisions about the natural world and the changes made to it through human activity.

They also need to understand the characteristic features of science as a form of human knowledge and inquiry, and be aware of how science and technology shape our material, intellectual and cultural environments. Lastly, they need to be equipped with ethics and attitudes to engage in science-related issues as a reflective citizen.

A strong foundation in scientific knowledge and methodologies will include the development of reasoning and analytical skills, decision and problem solving skills, flexibility to respond to different contexts and possessing an open and inquiring mind that is willing to explore new territories and learn new things. These are skills and habits of mind that are aligned to the desired 21st century competencies.

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Star Tutors has a select team of highly qualified tutors who specialize in tutoring Polytechnic-Level and University-Level students

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AFFORDABLE AND FAIR TUTOR RATES

Our private tutor matching service is free, and students only need to pay monthly tuition charges

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
  • Upper Secondary
  • Junior College
  • University-Level

U/grad

$30-70 / hour
  • $30 - $40
  • $30 - $45
  • $35 - $45
  • $40 - $60
  • $50 - $60
  • $60 - $70

Grad

$30-120 / hour
  • $30 - $45
  • $35 - $50
  • $45 - $55
  • $40 - $60
  • $60 - $80
  • $80 - $120

MOE

$40-120 / hour
  • $40 - $60
  • $45 - $65
  • $60 - $80
  • $65 - $90
  • $90 - $120
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GET THE BEST DEALS WHEN HIRING A SCIENCE 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 Science 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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Every year, students trust Star Tutors because we have helped them, their siblings and their friends to achieve higher grades
It is this careful, thorough, and professional ability to match you with the ideal tutor that
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