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Singapore Primary School Tuition fees and rates

Find out all you need to know about choosing your first primary school tuition teacher

What primary school tuition subjects are there?

Primary School Math Tuition

While the PSLE grading system has changed, the difficulty of the exams haven’t.

Compared to languages, Primary school Mathematics tuition is easily the biggest opportunity for any child to achieve a lower AL score.

It is also at this early stage that a child’s love of math is nurtured.

Primary School

English Tuition

While children are more proficient in english today.

A correct foundation of english is essential to the accuracy of their spoken english in adulthood.

Primary School

Science Tuition

Apart from school curriculum, Primary school science tuition can develop the curiosity and awe of our natural world and phenomenons to groom your future scientist.

Primary School

Mother Tongue Tuition

Mother tongue is gradually losing popularity in Singapore, even at home. Thus is is important that we instil the habit of using mother tongue in your child by letting them converse with private tutors.

For a full list of primary school subjects, you can visit Ministry of educations official subjects and syllabus page

Why Red Dot Primary School Private Tutors?


At Red Dot, we value Quality over Quantity.

We rigorously screen any private tutors to make sure their documentations are accurate and their attitudes are in the right place.

Unlike other agencies who boast a large database and fast turn around time, we take our time to hand pick the most suitable candidate for your budget to ensure that your lessons are sustainable and effective.

That is why Red Dot Tutors are especially in great demand today.

How much are Primary School Tuition fees and rates?

Our private tutor’s hourly rates for primary school differ based on the qualification of the tutors.

Part time tutors fees are from $20-$35 per hour whilst full time tutors fees can range from $35-$50 per hour.

Most tutors charge by an hourly rate and typical lesson duration are from 1.5 hours to 2 hours for the most effectiveness.

We also recommend taking at least 1-2 lessons per week for optimal knowledge recall and also catching up with the lesson plan in school which can be much faster.

In conclusion, your Primary school tuition fees for each subject can range from $120 per month for a minimal tuition plan or up to $800 per month if you want to maximise your child’s learning.

Private tutors are freelancers and they are free to charge their own rates depending on the value they can put on the table, we do however give an estimate of what to expect when engaging our private tutors.

View our tuition rates here


FAQ before considering tuition for your 

Primary School child

When is the right time to start tuition in primary school?

It’s never too early to start.

You can start your tuition from as early as Primary 1, or even before they enter primary school!

In fact the trend is parents are already sending their children for advanced tuition, which means getting tuition for the year after so they can better cope with school stress the following year.

It’s also important for your child to get a early head start due to the banding system which exposes your child to less learning opportunities as they go through the education system if they don’t do well at the start for certain subjects in PSLE. 

Why Private Tuition and not Group tuition from primary school children?

The quality of a private tuition lesson is better than group classes because firstly, all attention is focused on your child.

The lesson happens at the pace that your child is at instead of an average pace with a group.

Your private tutors are also able to diagnose your child’s strength and weaknesses because they simply have more focus rather than group lessons.

Lastly, the relationship between a private tutor is definitely closer than group tuition, which can be a big motivation for children to work harder and be accountable.

Isn't the primary school curriculum enough?

Every primary school’s curriculum is different, however the exam that all students take will eventually be graded by the same standards. 

It is important to make sure that your child learns the content from different angles so that the knowledge is understood completely instead of just being “memorised” only to be forgotten during exams.


How do I start booking a private tutor? 🗓 


You can book a primary school private tutor using the contact form on the right.

Not every request turns out in a successful tutor match.

Here are some tips to avoid a long wait for finding your perfect tutor.


✅Tip 1 Be flexible and clear with your availability

 Make sure to submit as many time slots that your child is available for. The lesser the available time slots, naturally the lesser the number of available tutor and the lower chance of finding the perfect tutor for you.

✅Tip 2 Be realistic with your expectations and budget

 Cheap does not equal bad. Most students will see improvement just from the mere supervision of a Private tutor and their own efforts.

Be realistic with the monthly budget you have to ensure your child has enough time to warm up to tutors vice versa and fully focus on learning instead of adapting to different tutors. 

✅Tip 3 Reduce your preference and requirements

We understand that it's normal to have preferences on who enters your own. However setting requirements on gender or subject combinations will greatly reduce the pool of available tutors, increasing your waiting time.  


What happens after I book?  

We will reach out to our Pool of primary school tutors that matches the criteria in your request form.

You should expect a list of 3-5 tutors and their available schedule that you can select for your lessons after 1 week.

Are you ready to invest in your child? 

Fill up the request form on the right!

Looking to teach instead? Register as a tutor here



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