Choosing the right home tutor for your child

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Finding a good tutor for your child can be a huge headache. Here's a guide to help you navigate through the myriad of tutors in the market and pick the right one for your child's needs...

26-year-old Ms Nuraisah Muhammad has been asking within her circle of friends if they know of any good English tutors for her daughter Nureesha who is 7-years-old and entering Primary Two next year.

“Nureesha is doing rather well in school now, but I know it will get harder as she goes up to P3 and beyond. I can help her with Malay and Math, but when it comes to English neither her Dad nor I are good enough to teach her grammar and language nuances,” said Nuraisah.

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Find out how to source the ideal home tutor for your child.

Many mums and dads are finding themselves in a similar position to Nureesha’s mummy. While they may not be looking for English tuition, they may be looking for a good tutor to teach Math, Science or a Mother tongue language.

Here in Singapore, having the convenience and expertise of a home tutor who can coach their child to academic greatness is as almost as necessary as having domestic help.

Searching for the right tutors is also a daunting affair as much, especially for those without prior experience with tutors. So how do you go about picking the right tutor?

There are roughly 4 major categories of personal educators parents can choose from:

1. Student tutors

2. NIE trainees

3. Full-time tutors

4. Ex/current school teachers

The quality of these tutors and the rates that they charge depend on their experience and expertise.

For more details about these different types of home tutors, go to the next page…

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