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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 

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  • Current/former MOE school teachers
  • Experienced university undergraduates (NUS, NTU, SMU, SUTD, SIT, SIM)
  • PhD and Master’s degree holders
  • Full-time/Part-time graduated tutors
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Star Tutors is Singapore's largest tuition agency. Our team comprises over 36,000 tutors who have between 2 to 30 years of private tuition experience in:

PRIMARY SCHOOL TUITION

English
Higher Mother Tongue
Mathematics
Mother Tongue (Chinese, Malay, Tamil)
Science

SECONDARY SCHOOL TUITION

Integrated Programme
Express/NA
Additional Math
Biology
Chemistry
Combined Science
English
Geography
Higher Mother Tongue
History
Literature in English/Mother Tongue
Mathematics
Mother Tongue
(Chinese, Malay, Tamil)
Physics
Principles of Accounts
Social Studies

JUNIOR COLLEGE TUITION

Biology
Chemistry
Chinese Language
Economics
General Paper
Geography
History
Knowledge & Inquiry
Literature in English
Malay Language
Mathematics
Physics
Principles of Accounts
Tamil Language

 

NATIONAL EXAMS

PSLE Tuition
GCE O Level Tuition
GCE A Level Tuition

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

Tutor Registration Form - Over 100 New, Latest Tuition Assignments Today

If you sign up on Telegram, you will get faster notifications of the latest assignments from the 25 tuition agencies that our outreach department represents. We have Telegram channels for specific subjects. If you would like to join one of the channels, go to the bottom of the form where there will be a button called "How to Get More Tuition Assignments" click that button and you will be able to find the Telegram channels that you can join to get more tuition assignments.
Parents usually require at least 2 years of relevant tutoring experience

All our tuition coordinators are graduates from Singapore's Top 3 local universities

This is important for our tutors and clients because if your tuition coordinator had never done well in school, he or she would not know what types of tutors can truly help the students in their studies

Or what your greatest tutoring strengths are, compared to other tutors in our team

Star Tutors makes extra efforts to ensure that the assignment we show you are relevant to your academic achievements and preferred tutoring locations

Two analogies – none of us will feel safe boarding a car if the driver had previously failed the driving test 4 times before managing to just pass – and many of us might not want to try out automated and driverless taxis unless the technology is proven to be safe

Star Tutors therefore hires tuition coordinators only if they have majored in the subjects that they are arranging tuition matches for

This means that if you are a Mathematics tutor, the experienced Star Tutors tuition coordinator responsible for submitting profiles for clients to review would have graduated from NUS, NTU or SMU in a Mathematics-related subject, or would have scored distinctions in their Junior College and secondary/primary Mathematics-related school exams

THE BEST TUITION TEACHERS CHOOSE STAR TUTORS

Extraordinary tutors tend to want to be represented only by trusted tuition agencies

Star Tutors is privileged that we are chosen by the best tutors in Singapore to represent them

We are very proud of the quality of the tutors that we are able to attract and retain

Because our tutors receive so many assignments from us, they rarely want to register with other agencies

Tutors are directly recruited by Star Tutors. We are the only tuition agency in Singapore that does not rent databases from other tuition agencies, and we do not rent out our database to licensees nor to subscribers

STAR TUTORS’ CLIENTS

Star Tutors is fast. We are well-known

Our students are aged between 6 to 24 years old. Some of them are preparing for major national exams or crucial university modules

Our clients include parents who are:

  • Principals and teachers at MOE schools
  • University lecturers
  • Professionals (lawyers, doctors, accountants)
  • Public sector executives
  • SME owners

Through Star Tutors, they found committed tutors, who quickly helped students’ grades improve

SHORTLISTING PROCESS

Shortlisting takes between a few hours to 3 business days

Step 1 – Let us know your areas of expertise and tutoring experience

Step 2 – Star Tutors will shortlist tutors whose profiles are best suited to the Assignment.  The Client will then select his/her preferred tutor

Step 3 – Only the selected tutor will be notified

MUST I PAY TO REGISTER AS A TUTOR?

Registration is free of charge.

ELIGIBILITY

The tutor must be at least 18 years old at the time of registration and must not be a person barred from receiving or providing services under the laws of Singapore or other applicable jurisdiction

The tutor holds a minimum of GCE “A” Level certificate/has graduated from a polytechnic, and has the necessary good grades, qualifications and experience to provide tuition in the subject(s) that you wish to tutor

Typically, parents request for MOE teachers and experienced tutors

The tutor and the client will be solely responsible for any issues arising from the information that the client and you have submitted to us

USE OF INFORMATION

The primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide the users with a smooth and customized matching experience

To ensure success of the Tuition Assignment, Star Tutors is selective of the type of students we accept as there is a small percentage of students who are not suitable for tuition

To assist Star Tutors to make better decisions regarding tuition assignments that match your credentials and expectations, we will ask for your personal information. The personal information collected includes but is not restricting to the following:

  1. Private information such as name, and birth data
  2. Contact information such as email address, mobile number and physical residential address
  3. Qualification information for verification purposes that include:
  4. grades obtained, certificates, awards received, and schools attended
  5. Description of tutoring experience and commitment levels
  6. Preferred teaching locations
  7. Preferred teaching subjects
  8. Preferred hourly tutoring rates
  9. Additional information which we may ask for if we believe the Website’s policies are violated

MOE TEACHERS/NIE STUDENTS

Tutors who are current MOE teachers are required to obtain the necessary approval from the Ministry of Education before accepting any assignment from Star Tutors

ACCURACY OF INFORMATION

The tutor shall fill in as accurately and completely as possible his/her name, contact details, qualifications, results, relevant experience, subject and level preferences, and will update such information in a timely manner

The tutor shall not mislead users accessing the website and using Star Tutors’ services. You will not provide inaccurate, invalid, false or incomplete information to Star Tutors

The tutor is solely responsible for any legal liability arising out of or relating to the Tutor Profile submitted to Star Tutors, and shall indemnify Star Tutors against any and all claims, damages, liability, loss, or causes of action (including legal fees and expenses that may be incurred by Star Tutors) in connection with the provision of services by this website

TUITION REQUESTS AND ASSIGNMENTS

The tutor understands that the information submitted to Star Tutors pertaining to his/her qualifications may be released by Star Tutors to the Client(s) for the purpose of tuition matching

The tutor and the client explicitly agree to Star Tutors and our network contacting you via Whatsapp, phone call, sms and/or other electronic communications channels to conduct tuition matches

If the proposed Assignment interests you, please reply us via Whatsapp, sms or through the same electronic communications channel that we contacted you with. There is no need for you to call us

Please note that Assignments would be confirmed with the client and tutors based on the most qualified match and prompt response from the tutor

We reserve complete rights to reject any applications for the assignments

If the tutor is not interested in the Assignment that we contacted you with, please disregard the assignment message

CLIENTS’ CRITERIA FOR SELECTING TUTORS

The criteria stated by the client for each Tuition Assignment can differ from case to case

Some clients require MOE teachers, others state their preference for experienced undergraduates with proven experience to improve the grades of their students

Tuition Assignments are based on tuition demand and how well the profile of each tutor matches with the client’s requirements

Star Tutors makes tutor recommendations based on the tutors’

known track record in successful tutoring

The submission of the tutor’s profile to the client does not bind the client to engage the services of the tutor, and remains subject to confirmation by the client.

FEES AND COMMISSION

Once the tutor and the client confirm a match, the tuition rate is non-negotiable once agreed upon

The client will pay to Star Tutors the fees amounting to half of the fees payable in the first 4 calendar weeks. This amount shall be deemed as the commission to Star Tutors for matching the tutor to the client, and will be borne by the tutor who will forgo receiving the said fees paid by the client. Therefore, no payment will be made by the client to the tutor for half of the lessons conducted in the first month

Thereafter, the client will pay the tuition fees directly to the tutor. The tutor shall collect all fees due to the tutor from any student or parent after the first two weeks. Star Tutors will not assist in any recovery of fees

Tuition fees are to be paid every 4 weeks to the tutor, unless otherwise agreed between the client and the tutor

If lessons are postponed during the first two weeks, the commission payable to Star Tutors will be based on the tuition session conducted the following week(s)

ACCEPTANCE OF ASSIGNMENT

Upon receiving an Assignment Description, the tutor may apply for the Assignment. If the tutor is chosen by the client, the tutor is bound to conduct the lessons as stated in the Assignment Description, or as mutually amended in subsequent communications

TRIAL LESSON

Paid trial lessons can have 1.5 hour or 2 hour durations

TUTORING LOCATION

The tutor will be teaching at the student’s residence at the mutually agreed upon time, unless specified and agreed by the client and the tutor. The tutor must provide his/her own transport to the client’s home/lesson location

FIRST LESSON

Once the client accepts the tutor’s candidacy, the client will not be able to change the schedule of the First Lesson

Clients are allowed to make changes in the schedule after the First Lesson is over. However, Star Tutors hopes that this is not necessary as the tutor has already reserved that slot of time for the client. If the client wants to make changes in the schedule, the client is to consult with the tutor to ask if he/she is able to change the schedule or not

The tutor is to bring your academic transcripts/certificates and relevant documents for your first lessons with the client for verification purposes

If the tutor is unable to conduct the First Lesson of a tuition assignment, the tutor must call Star Tutors at least 3 business days before the actual lesson. If the tutor fails to notify Star Tutors of the tutor’s cancellation/postponement, an administrative charge of S$30 will be imposed on the tutor

If the tutor fails to contact Star Tutors with a valid reason to inform us about the tutor’s absence from the lesson, the tutor’s profile at Star Tutors may be blacklisted. This will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis

You are encouraged to carefully and responsibly consider before committing to an Assignment

CENTRAL PROVIDENT FUND

Tutors agree to be responsible for all required obligations to the Central Provident Fund as a self-employed person. This is because, you, as a tutor, are providing private tutoring services under a contract of service to the client as an independent contractor. The tutor is not an employee of Star Tutors, and the tutor accepts full responsibility for all income tax and other liabilities payable in relation to any fees generated from a tuition assignment

TUTOR REASSIGNMENT OR CANCELLATION OF ASSIGNMENTS

If at any time the client is not satisfied with the tutor, the client may request a replacement or termination. However, the client is responsible for paying the fee for the number of lessons given prior to termination

Star Tutors will discuss separately with the client and the tutor regarding future tuition arrangements, and Star Tutors will change the tutor for the client. There will not be any extra charges for the change and the client needs to pay just for the tuition session(s) that have been conducted

If the client cancels a tutoring assignment before the tutor completes the agreed number of lessons for the first 4 calendar weeks, Star Tutors assumes full legal claim to 50% of the tuition fees for the total number of lessons delivered in the month. For example, if the client had requested for 8 lessons per month, but the assignment was cancelled after the 5th session, Star Tutors will be paid commission for the 5 lessons conducted

Star Tutors will not be liable for any payment charges or issues arising from the cancellation of tuition assignments by the client

If the client terminates the Assignment because the tutor is often late, skips lessons without valid explanations etc, the tutor will bear Star Tutors’ full commission fee

If the tutor cancels the Assignment after confirming acceptance (that is, the client’s contact information and address have been given to the tutor), the tutor will need to compensate the commission which amounts to 50% of the fees payable (as stated in the confirmation Whatsapp, sms, email or other forms of electronic communications) for the first 4 weeks

If the tutor wishes to cancel a Tuition Assignment before the end of the first 4 calendar weeks, the tutor is to inform both Star Tutors as well as the client at least 3 days before the next lesson date. Star Tutors will recover our legal share of the one-time commission of 50% of the fee for the first 4 calendar weeks from the tutor. Tutors are encouraged to have a long-term commitment as the clients have vested their trust in you

TERMINATION

The client has the right to terminate the tuition if the tutor is unable to produce the documents certifying his/her credentials. In such cases, the tutor has to pay Star Tutors the amount of money equivalent to the tuition fee for the day as commission

The tutor will receive full or pro-rated payment for the number of lessons rendered, provided the tutor has complied with the Terms of this Agreement

DISCLAIMER

While Star Tutors tries to provide clients and tutors with the closest tutor match possible, we cannot guarantee a satisfying match. We hold no responsibility or liability for problems, unhappiness, or disputes that are a result of the tutor or client. Star Tutors will not act as an arbitrator for any disagreements that arise between tutor and client. However, Star Tutors may try to mediate whenever possible and reserves all rights to blacklist any party who is at fault. Star Tutors reserves the right to terminate or deny services to any client or tutor at any time

LEGALIZATION OF NON-WRITTEN CONTRACT

At the point of time which the contact details of the clients or tutor(s) are given to either party, Star Tutors reserves all rights to collect the full commission once the tutors start providing services to the client. This is regardless of whether the tuition cancelled or postponed

PRIVACY

In view of the implementation of the recent Personal Data Protection Act, we require your explicit consent to contact you for tuition related matters. By registering with Star Tutors, you have given the Star Tutors network explicit consent to contact you through various electronic media, including Whatsapp, calling, and sms, etc.

If you do not wish to further receive any of our messages, calls, and emails, please unsubscribe yourself by emailing us at https://www.facebook.com/star.tutors.singapore

Please give us up to a week to remove your information from our database. If you still receive any calls or messages from Star Tutors after unsubscribing, please kindly contact us at +65 96136200. Thank you.

Please let us know your tutoring and academic achievements. the more you tell us the easier it is for parents to know that you are their ideal tutor.

Our students are aged between 6 to 24 years old. Some of them are preparing for major national exams.

EXCEPTIONAL TUTORS

We are very proud of the quality of the tutors that we are able to attract and retain. Because our tutors receive so many assignments from us, they rarely want to register with other agencies

Our team of MOE teachers is the largest in Singapore

Tutors are directly recruited by Star Tutors. We do not rent databases from other tuition agencies, and we do not rent out our database to licensees nor to subscribers

Star Tutors has a team of qualified tutors who specialize in teaching university and polytechnic level modules, for undergraduate students who need private tuition and are studying at NUS, NTU, SMU and universities with a presence in Singapore

Many new tuition assignments every day, at Star Tutors

We are Singapore’s Top Tuition Agency

Star Tutors is here to answer your questions: https://www.facebook.com/star.tutors.singapore

Whatsapp: +65 96136200

 

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