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Best Chinese Tuition In Singapore!

Chinese language (Mandarin) is the mother tongue of the Chinese community in Singapore. It is one of the toughest languages to master but its origins has rich cultural heritage and a long history. 

Tutor City is one of the leading providers of Chinese tuition in Singapore. If you are looking for highly-qualified tutors, you are at the right place. Here is everything you need to know about our service and what we offer.

Levels Of Chinese Tuition

The education system of Singapore comprises many levels. On these levels, Chinese is a language subject that students need to take. Tutor City aims to serve all levels so students can rely on our service regardless of their level.

Our highly qualified tutors provide Chinese tuition for the following levels:

  • Primary Chinese
  • Secondary Chinese
  • JC Chinese
  • IGCSE/International Chinese
  • IB diploma Chinese
  • PSLE Chinese
  • O Level Chinese
  • N Level Chinese
  • IP Chinese
  • A Level Chinese
  • H1 Chinese
  • H2 Chinese
  • IBDP SL Chinese
  • IBDP HL Chinese
  • Preschool Chinese
  • University Chinese
  • Polytechnic Chinese
  • Private Chinese tuition
  • Adult conversational Chinese

With all these levels, students will become fluent in the use of Chinese in daily life. They will be able to read, write, and understand Chinese perfectly. Tutor City offers the best Chinese tuition service at all these levels.

How much do Chinese tutors charge?
The average hourly fees for Chinese tuition ranges from $15 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.

One important consideration is also should you take normal Chinese or Higher Chinese in primary/secondary school?Most Chinese families use English as their daily conversational language. Hence, many students find it challenging to study Chinese languages due to the lack of practise and understanding. The negligence towards Chinese language is increasing gradually. It is important therefore, to keep practising and speak Mandarin at home.

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What To Expect From Tutor City’s Chinese Tuition

Setting expectations is essential to understanding your needs and requirements. They help you determine what you should look for when finding the perfect tutor. That is why we are transparent, and we have highlighted everything you can expect from our pool of qualified teachers.

It will help you make the right decision. Here is everything our Chinese tuition service offers to students:

  • Custom-tailored schedule
  • Individual attention and focus with one on one tuitions
  • Access to additional resources such as past papers, practice assignments, and much more
  • Comprehensive guidance for Chinese comprehension and composition
  • Access to Chinese learning materials from experienced teachers
  • Increased interest in Chinese
  • Increased fluency in Chinese
  • Learn Chinese from the comfort of your home
  • Achieve your potential and the results you want
  • Select your ideal tutor from thousands of tutors that we offer

We fulfill these expectations and much more. When you opt for our Chinese tuition service, you will notice a significant improvement in your grades, and you will have the confidence to ace your examinations in no time.

Common Challenges Faced By Students Of Chinese In Singapore

Tutor City has been helping students excel for a long time now. During our time, we have noticed that many students face the same challenges when it comes to Chinese. Our time and expertise have provided us valuable insight into the challenges of students.

That is why our tutors have devised their curriculum so that its primary aim is to help students overcome these challenges. With our Chinese tuition service, students will turn their weaknesses into strengths and score high. Here are some of the most common challenges faced by students:

  • Difficulty recognizing Chinese vocabulary
  • Difficulty writing Chinese vocabulary for comprehension and writing
  • Difficulty understanding what the question is asking for in comprehension
  • Difficulty in answering the questions accurately
  • Unable to memorize Yanyu and Chengyu spelling practice
  • Difficulty in pronunciation for oral communication
  • Difficulty in paying attention to details in the video and articulating thoughts about the video during the oral communication part
  • Unable to recognize differences in similar vocabulary
  • Poor understanding of the meaning of Chinese sentences in the comprehension passage
  • Problems with writing well for email and essay writing
  • Difficulty in memorizing the content
  • Difficulty with retaining important information provided during the listening comprehension
  • Lack of general knowledge about issues needed for argumentative writing
  • Inefficient time management
  • Failure to complete the examination

These are the top challenges almost all students face all over Singapore. Our tutors know these challenges, and they can help students in overcoming them so they can excel in their examinations. That is why our Chinese tuition service is what you need for guaranteed success.

Benefits Of Chinese Tuition By Tutor City

Now that you are familiar with all the basics of a Chinese tuition service, you may be wondering why you should choose Tutor City. Here are the top five reasons how our Chinese tuition can benefit you:

1. Catering To The Needs Of Students

A language subject has many various components. Students can excel in some components and lack in others. For example, a student can be fantastic and reading at writing Chinese, but they can have poor oral communication skills in Chinese.

That is why our Chinese tutors identify the weaknesses of students and help them turn these into strengths. They do this through personalized learning. Our tutors take the time to understand the student and then plan their lessons according to the student's learning style.

Devising the curriculum in such a way allows the students to improve and learn at their own pace. With consistent hard work, they will notice a significant improvement in their Chinese results.

2. Enhanced Confidence

Once the students' grades improve, they will also become more confident in their oral communication skills. We make sure that the students are more confident in speaking in Chinese through our curriculum and teaching method. After all, it is their mother tongue.

Increased confidence in Chinese communication skills will open many doors for the students. They will expand their opportunities when it comes to choosing the right educational program for higher learning. That is why we guarantee increased confidence in using Chinese.

With constant and consistent practice, students will become fluent in Chinese vocabulary and pronunciation in no time. It will help them pass their examination with flying colors.

3. Access To Additional Learning Resources

Good students utilize the materials provided by their school, but great students utilize additional learning materials. That is why you count on our tutors to provide you the best Chinese learning materials. These resources will allow the students to practice more so they can be fluent in Chinese.

Tutors at Tutor City have compiled summarized notes from various top schools, newspaper articles in Chinese, assessment books, and practice materials. All these are designed to help students excel and achieve more fluency in Chinese. Students will also receive past examination papers from all top schools.

These materials will be great for practicing Chinese at home. By the time their examinations come near, students will have significantly improved in Chinese. Additional learning materials will help students prepare for all sorts of questions, and they will ace the exam in no time.

4. Mentoring And Guidance

Tutor City believes in providing a holistic Chinese tuition service. That is because we believe that students should benefit from our service fully. We only hire qualified and experienced teachers so that this aim can be fulfilled.

At Tutor City, the teachers are well-versed with the education system of Singapore. They are in the position of guiding students and helping them understand the various future career choices, school choices, university course selection choices, subject combinations, and much more.

Whatever questions students have about their academic aims, our tutors can answer and give them the best recommendations. You can count on us to provide tips and guidance on the future career path students can take.

5. Higher Level Of Interest in Chinese

The problem with every language subject is that students take it lightly. They are not keen on learning and understanding an entire language. That is why our tutors make sure that students first develop an interest in the language.

Our expert tutors help them develop this interest by talking about current affairs and including Chinese stories in their teaching. Students will be eager to learn, and stories will make learning Chinese fun and interactive for them. Their interest in the language will naturally increase through these tactics.

When students become more fluent and gain more interest in the language, they will consume more Chinese content. When they do this consistently, they will naturally become well-versed and proficient in Chinese, perhaps even interest them to take higher chinese. It will allow them to ace their examinations and achieve high grades in no time.

Topics Covered By Tutor City’s Chinese Tuition

Here are some of the Primary School Chinese topics we cover:

  • Vocabulary
  • Listening
  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Comprehension
  • Oral communication
  • Composition
  • Writing
  • And much more

Here are some of the Secondary School/IGCSE Chinese topics we cover:

  • Narrative writing
  • Argumentative writing
  • Email writing
  • Listening
  • Composition
  • Oral communications
  • Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • And much more

Here are some of the JC/IBDP H1 Chinese topics we cover:

  • Narrative writing
  • Argumentative writing
  • Email writing
  • Online diary writing
  • Listening
  • Composition
  • Oral communications
  • Composition
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension
  • And much more

Here are some of the JC/IBDP SL/HL Chinese topics we cover:

  • Argumentative writing
  • Narrative writing
  • Classical Chinese
  • Directed writing
  • Comprehension
  • Reading
  • And much more

Skills Taught By Chinese Tutors At Tutor City

Having the right skills is essential to acing any Chinese examination. That is why we focus on enhancing these skills through our Chinese tuition service. All great students have these skills, and they work on them consistently.

Our teachers will help students develop and work on these skills so they can be successful. Here are some of the most important skills we focus on that every student needs to have:

  • Using Chinese content for argumentative writing
  • Accurate use of Chinese vocabulary
  • Efficient time management strategies
  • Proof checking comprehension and comprehensive fill in the blanks
  • Usage of idioms (Chengyu) and proverbs (Yanyu) in Chinese
  • Interpreting questions accurately for comprehension
  • Selecting the right options for comprehension and comprehensive fill in the blanks
  • Responding fluently and accurately to visual, spoken, and written content
  • Organizing and compiling ideas for argumentative essays
  • Easily recognizing Chinese phrases words
  • Using Chinese proficiently

These are the most important skills every student needs to have in their arsenal. With these skills, they will become proficient in Chinese and ace the Chinese examination at any level. Our Chinese tuition service is a guarantee that students will excel in no time.

Throughout the tutoring sessions, our teachers will focus on all these skills so students can be well-prepared for their exams. Such preparation will give them the confidence to score high in all their Chinese examinations.

Qualities To Look For In A Chinese Tutor

Here are some of the essential qualities you should look for in a Chinese tutor:

1. Qualifications

Chinese tutors need to have the right language qualifications and training for them to teach. You have to check if NIE or MOE has trained the tutor. Such qualifications mean that the teachers have gone through a training process that makes them proficient in teaching Chinese.

At Tutor City, we highlight all tutors' qualifications and academic achievements so you can choose the right one. It will allow you to make an informed decision and choose a tutor with the right qualifications for your needs.

2. Experience

The tutor you choose needs to have experience in teaching at the level you want to opt for. For example, if you are looking for a JC Chinese tutor, it does not make sense to hire a teacher who has experience teaching Chinese at the primary level. Their experience will allow them to be familiar with the subject so they can offer the best service.

At Tutor City, we recommend tutors who have experience in teaching the same levels. It will allow you to make an informed decision and choose a tutor with the right experience for your needs.

3. Access To Learning Materials And Resources

With the experience of teaching many Chinese levels, tutors also become equipped with the best learning materials. They gather these materials from the top schools and other sources to help students excel in Chinese. Students will have access to past papers, notes, assessment books, and much more.

At Tutor City, we will indicate if the tutor will provide additional learning materials for the student. It will allow you to make an informed decision and choose a tutor with the right learning materials and resources for your needs.

Importance Of Getting Chinese Tuition

We all know that the biggest business and trading hub in the world is China. That is why there is a growing importance of Chinese as it will help you communicate daily with the business world in the global arena. Students that are fluent in Chinese will have more opportunities in their career.

Besides that, if students want to enter local universities, they will have to pass their Chinese examinations. It will allow them to get into the university of their choice. That is why getting Chinese tuition has become more important than ever.

It will allow students to have more opportunities, and they will be able to apply for degrees such as Chinese Medicine, Chinese Studies, Biomedical Sciences, and much more. For more information on our Chinese tuition service, feel free to get in touch with us now.

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Why Study Chinese?

1. It is important to understand and uphold the the rich history and cultural heritage. It is through deeper understanding that can help in learning ancient literature.

2. The opening of the Chinese economy and the integration of global network create chances for business venture and job opportunities in China. It will be an added advantages to be well-versed in Chinese as many companies are hiring people who are proficient in Chinese so as to be able to converse effectively with China counterparts.

3. Many government agencies are hiring people who are fluent in Chinese so as to communicate with the local as well as to the increasing Chinese speaking population in Singapore. This is so especially for customer service front-line jobs. Many International organizations even carry out job interviews in both English and Chinese.

4. In Singapore, it is easier to use Chinese to communicate across different dialect groups, older generation and within Chinese community. For example, our day-to-day lives of interacting with hawker stall owners, barber attendants and grocery stores attendants will be much convenient when conversing in Chinese.

Many students ignore the importance of Chinese and they tend to neglect this subject. They are not aware that Chinese language is as important as other subjects because it contributes to the sum of scores in bigger examinations like PSLE or O levels.

Learning languages requires lots of efforts, patience, practices and understanding. Since early 1990s, parents have already starting getting chinese tutor for secondary school, chinese tuition for preschool and other levels as well. Hence, it is important to provide proper guidance in learning by hiring a Chinese tutor singapore.

Our dedicated chinese tuition teacher will teach beyond what students can learn in school to allow students to master Chinese in the four areas: speaking, reading, writing and listening. It’s only through 1-to-1 focus attention or online Chinese tuition Singapore that guidance from an effective tutor that will strengthen and accelerate your child’s learning process.
With our help, we are confident that your child will excel and score in the subject!

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Fea L. 6 days ago

Was recommended by friends to Ben Sen/Tutor City. After giving him my criterias for my child’s tutor, I was provided a list of suitable tutors for my consideration very quickly. Ben Sen is also very patient to attend to my multiple queries. My child just started the tuition and so far so good. Thanks Ben Sen! 👍
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