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Ace Your Humanities Exam With Our Top-notch Home Tutors!

Tutor City's team of qualified humanities graduates from top universities and MOE school teachers who offer personalised tutoring services for all humanities subjects (geography, social studies, history). 

Our private tutors can conduct online lessons or 1-to-1 physical tuition and small group tuition depending on your needs. They are dedicated and passionate in what they do, making sure that every lesson will be effective for your child.

Humanities Tuition

How much do Humanities tutors charge?
The average hourly fees for humanities tuition ranges from $25 per hour to $90 per hour, depending on the tutor's credentials, experience and the level to teach.


Tuition Rates
Per Hour

tutors 1




$15 - $25

$25 - $40

$40 - $50

Primary / PYP

$20 - $30

$30 - $40

$50 - $70

Secondary / MYP

$25 - $40

$40 - $50

$60 - $90


$40 - $60

$60 - $80

$90 - $130

Degree & Diploma

$50 - $60

$60 - $80

$90 - $120

Music / Piano 2

$30 - $40

$50 - $60

$60 - $70

Adult Language 3

$40 - $50

$50 - $60

$70 - $80

1. Includes students in polytechnics, universities and graduates tutoring part-time.
2. Either 45 min or 1 hour lessons. See our music page for details.
3. Language proficiency range from basic to advanced so rates will be quoted upon knowing each learner's needs.
4. For Special Needs education, rates are higher due to specific training and certifications which tutors need to have.


Humanities is an umbrella term that includes various subjects such as classics, modern languages, literature, geography, history, philosophy, anthropology, law, performing arts, etc.What are humanities subjects? 

In today’s technology-driven society, humanities are not given the respect they deserve.

These subjects are essential for developing crucial skills that are essential to becoming a fully-functioning member of society.

Humanities help us study and understand different cultures, which is becoming more and more important in today’s globalized society.

These subjects develop critical thinking skills, foster social justice, encourage creativity, and much more.

Since the future workforce faces the threat of automation, employers are starting to look at the prospective employees' soft skill set to determine whether they are a good fit for the organization.

Soft skills can not be replicated by the AI, and for that reason, the candidates that have well-developed soft skills will have the upper hand in the selection process, and doing well in humanities subjects is crucial for the development of such skills.

But there are some students who struggle with one or several of these subjects. They can seek the assistance of a qualified tutor who will help them master the subjects and score better.

The tutor’s qualification depends on the specific subject that is posing a problem for the student (i.e., you can hire a geography tutor, a history tutor, an English language tutor, etc.)

Below we list some of the benefits that these tutors offer and how these benefits will have a positive impact on your score.

1. One-on-one attention.

The first and undeniable advantage of tutoring is that the child gets the tutor’s entire attention; it is not split between the 20 students that are in the same class.

The large class size may not be the problem in Maths, for example, because in Maths everyone has to memorize exactly the same thing.

The teacher writes the formula on the board; all of the students copy it exactly the same way and memorize it. There is no room for interpretation.

Humanities subjects are not like that. In literature class, for example, you may read a poem that can be interpreted a dozen different ways depending on who’s reading it.

When there are over 20 students in the class, there is no time to stop and debate different points of view. So if your critical thinking skills are not well developed already, you may get confused.

The same can be said about a topic in history or law. With your tutor, you can have an in-depth discussions about the topics that you don’t quite comprehend and discuss different views.

This experience will be extremely valuable when the time comes to write your essay for the test.

Showing the person who has to mark your essay that you can think about the topic critically and actually understand different points of view will get you a higher mark.

2. Unique approach.

Every student has different strengths and weaknesses.

Suppose you take modern languages, for example, some struggle with pronunciation, others with syntax or grammar.

In the classroom, the teacher addresses dozens of students at the same time, so they don’t have time to focus on the thing that you may be struggling with.

The tutor at home, however, can do just that.

You may have trouble with the passive voice in English, memorizing important dates in history, reading maps in geography, etc. whatever it is, your tutor will notice what your weaknesses are and devote more time to improving them.

3. Freedom to ask any question.

Even if the class is not that big and a student has an opportunity to ask their teacher some questions, they may choose not to.

Teenagers are typically cautious not to show their peers that they have not understood something, so to avoid embarrassment in many cases, they just sit quietly.

A private tutor can encourage the student to open up and ask any questions to clear up any misunderstandings. This is especially important in humanities, where the correct answer may not be so obvious.

The student will not be afraid of being judged by the tutor, so they will ask questions freely and gain valuable knowledge from the discussions which they can later use to get higher marks at school.

4. Understanding your past mistakes.

If you have made several mistakes in the test and you don’t understand why, the tutor will be there to help you. Many humanities subjects require you to write various essays.

This is another skill you can practice with your tutor.

Not only will they check your spelling and grammar, but they will also help you brainstorm the arguments and relevant examples, and teach you how the essay should be structured to get the maximum score.

5. Practice presentations.

In many humanities subjects, students need to do different presentations throughout the course. You can practice your presentation skills with your tutor.

This will make you less nervous about your actual in-class presentation and help you organize and communicate your ideas better.

In addition, your tutor will ask you relevant questions about your presentation (as other students often do), this will help you anticipate the potential questions that the audience may have and prepare coherent answers in advance.

6. Sample tests.

Your tutor may also recommend certain additional material and have you do some sample tests that will improve your weaknesses.

Constant practice is the only way to achieve perfection, and your tutor knows which areas need to be worked on. Humanities subjects are often tricky to master because, in many cases, the topics are open to interpretation.

This encourages students to develop their critical thinking skills, which will be invaluable for them in the future.

Working on the topics with the tutor helps students understand them much better, which will ultimately have a positive effect on their scores.

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