If you are searching for H2 Chemistry Tuition, one of the first questions you will ask yourself is: “Should I go for One-to-One private tuition, group tuition or online tuition?” In this article, we will help you compare the pros and cons for each of these options.
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Compare Different Choices of Tuition
With the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world has accelerated into the digital space. Home-based learning is set to become routine and students are now presented with an additional choice of having tuition in the comfort of their home. With this new mode of delivery for H2 Chemistry tuition, it is worthy to know the pros and cons, as well as tuition fees for the choices available.
A key consideration for the mode of delivery of tuition will be Tuition Fees. Based on Today Online’s article published on 12 September 2019, Singapore households spent S$1.4 billion on tuition, from October 2017 to September 2018. This sum has grown steadily over the years, climbing from S$650 million around 15 years ago and S$1.1 billion in 2012/13. Let us explore more on the tuition fees which have contributed to the astronomical figures. Take H2 Chemistry tuition with an Ex-MOE teacher as an example (you should not settle for anything lower than ex-MOE teachers, read our article on this topic here). The table below shows the current market rates for tuition fees.
Clearly, private one-to-one tuition is going to be costly in the long run. Assuming 2-hour per lesson, 1 lesson per week for 2 years, the total amount will work out to be in the range of $24,960 – $31,200. To put the amount into perspective, this amount is enough to cover a full 4-year honours degree at a local university.
Let us compare the cost for centre-based H2 Chemistry tuition against online H2 Chemistry tuition. Again, we will assume 2-hour per lesson, 1 lesson per week for 2 years. The chart below shows us the difference in the total cost difference.
As can be seen above, the difference in costs between Group Tuition at a centre versus Group Tuition online is in excess of S$4,000 for one subject. Students will find themselves spending more if tuition for more subjects are required.
Students should decide on their tuition choice early on in their learning journey as it ensures continuity and established rapport with the tutor. This decision Is critical especially for students in junior colleges and Millienia Institute given the shorter academic years of two and three years respectively.
Ultimately, it is ideal to have a reputable tutor with vast experience at a reasonable price to ensure affordability for the entire academic journey and invest the savings for university tuition fees instead.
At The Chemistry Practice, Mr Kelvin is a highly accredited H2 Chemistry tutor (ex-MOE teacher) and provides highly engaging online lessons at an affordable rate of $240 for every four lessons. Unlimited consultations are provided for students who need further clarification. Find out more about Mr Kelvin and sign up for a free trial to secure your preferred slot now!