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Hire Singapore's Best English Language Tutors

Popular Tutors Has Singapore's Best English Language Tutors

We show you profiles of experienced English tutors only if they have proven track records in helping students’ grades improve.

SINGAPORE’S LARGEST PRIVATE TUITION AGENCY

We are Singapore’s largest private tuition agency – with over 37,000 shortlisted and reliable tutors for you to choose from.

Popular Tutors retains tutors in our database only if they have actual track records in improving their students’ grades.

We managed to grow to this size because parents and tutors trust us to make the most suitable tuition matches.

BEST TUITION AGENCY THAT HAS THOUSANDS OF EXPERIENCED ENGLISH TUTORS

Popular Tutors is the best English tuition agency in Singapore.

We have over 4,600 qualified and competent English tutors. They specialize in teaching only English.

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Private Tuition Terms of Service for Parents and Students

What types of tuition teachers can I choose from?
Popular Tutors represents over 37,000 home tutors. Their teaching backgrounds include university lecturers, current and former MOE school teachers, full-time tutors, university undergraduates, polytechnic students, and part-time tutors who also teach at the leading tuition centres.

Tuition hourly rates
Hourly rates range from $30 to $120. These are set by our tutors, and the rates vary according to the tutor’s track record and academic qualifications.

How does Popular Tutors shortlist tutors?
We manually and diligently approve tutor matches. After you tell us your requirements, at least two of our tuition coordinators will carefully search for suitable and experienced tutors. Their supervisor will then approve the potential matches before we submit the profiles for your review.

If you wish to verify the tutor’s qualifications, you may request for the tutor to take their relevant certificates to the first lesson. We try not to email certificates due to privacy and security concerns.

What are the agency fees?
The commission is levied on the tutor that you hire, meaning that our matching service is free to you.

Popular Tutors’ fee on the tutor is generally 50% of the fees for the 1st month of tuition. After you have confirmed the assignment’s details such as schedule, rate, and location, we will email you an official invoice with the confirmation of the details, as well as payment information.

What if the tutor is not suitable?
This very rarely happens – but if it does, we will immediately replace the tutor for free. We will promptly make the necessary arrangements, to suit your new requirements. You are still required to make payment for all lessons conducted.

Selecting a suitable tutor
Our clients set realistic requirements. Tuition rates depend on home tutor qualifications as well as tutor availability. The more requirements you have, the harder it is to find a suitable tutor. For example, if you strictly want only female tutors, that will halve your options of the tutors who are qualified to teach your child.

Many parents prefer to have separate tutors for different subjects, as most tutors are more comfortable in effectively teaching at most 2 subjects.

Major exams
Tutors that focus on teaching students in Primary 6, Secondary 4 and JC2 often charge more. This is because tutoring students who are taking major examinations requires intense effort and specialized skills.

Budget
Tutors with good experience and qualifications are in high demand, and they will not accept tutor assignments with low fees.

Some home tutors may be willing to accept tuition assignments that offer lower rates if they are staying very near the students’ home, or if the student is willing to travel to the tutor’s home.

Benefit from Popular Tutors’ experience and network
Our tuition coordinators are very experienced and resourceful in the home tuition industry. We ensure you get a fair deal by making sure that our clients and tutors are well-informed, and that our tutors are asking for reasonable rates that suit their teaching experience, track record, and qualifications.

How do I pay for the first month’s tuition sessions?
After half of the first month’s lessons have been conducted, please transfer the tuition fees amounting to half of the first month’s fees to Popular Tutors’ bank account.

Therefore, if the fee for 4 tuition sessions a month at $50/session is $200 (4 sessons x $50 per session), please transfer $100 to our account after the second tuition session. At the end of that first month, please pay the remaining $100 directly to the tutor.

Please ensure that you notify Popular Tutors upon transferring the fees, for verification of the payment. We will then send a confirmation message to you that the funds were received.

Quality of service
Popular Tutors does not guarantee that the tuition lessons will immediately improve the student’s academic grades. Educators recognize that an improvement of grades needs several factors to be in place, and this includes willingness to learn, family encouragement, and diligence. A home tutor can take the role of subject matter role model that provides homework support, exam skills and academic advice.

As a guideline, Popular Tutors hopes that the client commits to at least one month of lessons before deciding if the tutor is able to help the academic performance of the student.

Clients are liable to pay tuition fees for all lessons conducted, regardless of how satisfactory the lessons were.

Popular Tutors holds no legal liability for problems and disputes that arise between tutors and clients. We reserve the right to terminate or deny services to any person at any time, as well as the right to amend our Terms of Service without prior notice.

Feedback
We appreciate your help in providing us accurate feedback so that we can improve our service and processes.

Qualifications of tutors
Our tutors are expected to provide accurate information of their qualifications. Cheating is a serious offence, and we will report the matter to the police once we have discovered the fraud.

Privacy policy
Popular Tutors values your privacy and we treat your personal information with respect.

Confidentiality
Popular Tutors does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with anyone except to provide products or services you have requested.

Popular Tutors will not publicly reveal any private information such as mobile number, or full addresses, to anyone except when necessary in providing the services to the persons described below:

Client
A client is a parent or student who makes a request for a tutor with Popular Tutors.

The client will describe the approximate location, academic subject(s), frequency and duration of lessons, special needs and requirements, and other information that may be revealed to prospective tutors for the purpose of tuition matching.

Tutor
A tutor is a person who registers with Popular Tutors, with the intention and ability to teach specified academic subjects, for a fee at the rate established by him/her.

During the registration process, we may ask for information that includes your name, email address, mobile number, gender, occupation, tutoring experience, qualifications, and subjects that you want to teach.

Parents that are given more description and information about your teaching abilities and track record are more likely to hire you, should your credentials be suitable for their children.

Statutory requirements
Though we make every effort to preserve users’ privacy, we will need to disclose personal information, when required by law.

Transfer of information
In the event that Popular Tutors goes through a business transition that may include a merger, an acquisition by another company, or a sale of a portion of our assets, users’ personal information may be part of the assets transferred.

Prior to such a transition, we will email our users, during which you may opt out.

​Cooperation with other tuition agencies
In the event when Popular Tutors is unable to secure a suitable tuition match, Popular Tutors will contact other tuition agencies within our network, with the objective of matching the most qualified tutor with the student.

This FAQ Page is intended to supplement and simplify our Terms of Service for our clients and home tutors and is not intended for legal reference. Some explanations may not be in full detail. For full information, please contact us.

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Tuition Assignments Terms of Service – Private Tutors

How do I get more assignments?
Popular Tutors usually contacts prospective private tutors by sms or Whatsapp. Our priority list consists of tutors who reply us promptly, and whose clients have given us positive feedback about their tutoring abilities.

What commission does Popular Tutors charge?
Our commission is 50% of the first 4 weeks of tuition. Thereafter, all the fees will be paid directly to the tutor by the client.

If the tuition does not last for the 4 weeks, we will adjust the commission and transfer a fair pro-rated amount to your bank account.

How do tutors teach?
Popular Tutors’ private tutors use their own methods to teach, in accordance with the students’ needs.

Every student is different. We encourage you to understand the challenges they are facing, and customize methods so that their learning is effective and pleasant.

Postponement or cancellation of lessons
Popular Tutors would like our tutors to conduct themselves appropriately, in a professional and ethical manner.

Always deliver a full tuition session, and please do not be late.

After a tutor has made a verbal or written (sms, Whatsapp message, email etc) confirmation to accept the assignment, we would like the tutor to complete at least 4 weeks of lessons. This is in fairness to the student/parent, who chose the tutor with the hope that he/she will support the student’s education journey.

If a postponement is made by the private tutor that resulted in cancellation of lessons, or a cancellation is made by the tutor before 4 weeks of lessons are completed, Popular Tutors will blacklist the tutor, and the commission to Popular Tutors will be adjusted. We will review on a case-by-case basis, and take appropriate action.​

​Cooperation with other tuition agencies
In the event when Popular Tutors is unable to secure a suitable tuition match, Popular Tutors will contact other tuition agencies within our network, with the objective of matching the most qualified tutor with the student.

Why have I not received assignment offers yet?
There could be several reasons why you are not getting a response or successfully confirmed assignments:

Response time
Popular Tutors typically fulfills tuition assignments between 2 to 24 hours after a client has told us their requirements. We then shortlist qualified tutors, and after these prospective tutors reply us, we will show their profiles to the client.

When we contact you, please try to respond quickly, so that we can show your profile to clients.

Incomplete responses
Parents that are given more description and information about your teaching abilities and track record are more likely to hire you, should your credentials be suitable for their children.

When replying Popular Tutors, please be sure to include the information that we have asked for. Typically, we ask for the Job ID, relevant tutoring experience, your rates, and your available timings. Tutors who reply in full are more likely to be successful.

Our coordinators have been very busy
We do have to apologize for this. It might be that we were too busy that day with many tuition assignments and were unable to reply you.

This FAQ Page is intended to supplement and simplify our Terms of Service for our clients and private tutors and is not intended for legal reference. Some explanations may not be in full detail. For full information, please contact us.

PRIMARY 

1-3

$30-$60/hr

University Undergraduate ($30-$40)

Full/Part-Time Private Tutor ($30-$45)

MOE Teacher ($40-$60)

PRIMARY 

4-6

$30-$65/hr

University Undergraduate ($30-$45)

Full/Part-Time Private Tutor ($30-$50)

MOE Teacher ($45-$65)

SECONDARY 1-2

$35-$80/hr

University Undergraduate ($35-$45)

Full/Part-Time Private Tutor ($45-$55)

MOE Teacher ($60-$80)

SECONDARY 3-5

$40-$90/hr

 

University Undergraduate ($40-$60)

Full/Part-Time Private Tutor ($40-$60)

MOE Teacher ($65-$90)

Junior College 

$50-$120/hr

University Undergraduate ($50-$60)

Full/Part-Time Private Tutor ($60-$80)

MOE Teacher ($90-$120)

University-Level

$60-$120/hr

University Undergraduate ($60-$70)

Full/Part-Time Private Tutor ($80-$230)

MOE Teacher (contact us)

THOUSANDS OF COMMITTED AND EXPERIENCED ENGLISH TUTORS FOR YOU TO CHOOSE FROM

We show you profiles of experienced English tutors only if they have proven track records in helping students’ grades improve.

SINGAPORE’S LARGEST PRIVATE TUITION AGENCY

We are Singapore’s largest private tuition agency – with over 37,000 shortlisted and reliable tutors for you to choose from.

Popular Tutors retains tutors in our database only if they have actual track records in improving their students’ grades.

We managed to grow to this size because parents and tutors trust us to make the most suitable tuition matches.

BEST TUITION AGENCY THAT HAS THOUSANDS OF EXPERIENCED ENGLISH TUTORS

Popular Tutors is the best English tuition agency in Singapore.

We have over 4,600 qualified and competent English tutors. They specialize in teaching only English.

LEARN FROM RELIABLE, COMMITTED ENGLISH TUTORS

If you want a tutor for Sec 3 English, we will show you profiles of experienced English tutors who had taught Sec 3 English, using the latest MOE syllabus, exam formats, marking schemes, and requirements.

The reliable English tutors whose profiles we show to you are carefully selected by us because they have proven track records of helping students meet and exceed the requirements of school and national-level exams.

They will help you with your homework, assignments and projects, revision, and exam preparation.

CAREFUL AND EFFECTIVE MATCHING OF EXPERIENCED ENGLISH TUTORS

Popular Tutors can be effective in matching reliable and experienced English tutors because we have a trained tuition coordinator who majored in English at university-level in our tutor matching team.

Our tutor interviewers are graduates from the 3 major local universities and had attended the best junior colleges and secondary schools.

The joint-heads of our tutor matching team had worked at MOE schools.

FAST, RELIABLE MATCHING OF EXPERIENCED ENGLISH TUTORS

On average, within 24 hours, we are able to show you between 3 to 8 profiles of the most competent and experienced English tutors whose qualifications match your tuition requirements and budget.

LEARN ENGLISH THE EASY – AND CORRECT – WAY

The quality of our experienced English tutors gives students a strong edge over their peers, firmly establishing Popular Tutors as the most reliable private tuition agency in Singapore.

We have Singapore’s largest team of over 4,600 experienced English tutors, with proven track records to help you score higher grades.

QUALIFIED EXPERIENCED ENGLISH TUTORS

Our dependable English tutors are university undergraduates or have graduated from the top local and overseas universities.

IMPORTANCE OF HIRING QUALIFIED EXPERIENCED ENGLISH TUTORS

Choosing truly qualified and experienced English tutors is important – to ensure that the information that they teach you is correct.

If the English tutors themselves did not manage to score an A for English, would they be able to teach you any proven ways to achieve an A?

TRUST ONLY COMPETENT AND EXPERIENCED ENGLISH TUTORS WITH PROVEN TRACK RECORDS

Some tutors quote the same or lower rates even though they scored only a B in the subject that they teach you.

If they can’t score an A themselves, will they be able to guide you properly?

SAFELY HIRE EXPERIENCED ENGLISH TUTORS

It is not worth taking a risk to learn the wrong information from irresponsible tutors, and then find that you need to spend the next few weeks or months having to “un-learn” the wrong information.

DIFFERENT MOE SCHOOLS TEACH ENGLISH DIFFERENTLY

The breadth and depth to which content is taught is known to vary across different schools, as teachers in each school are expected to tailor their lessons according to the learning needs and skills gaps of the students that they teach.

EXPERIENCED ENGLISH TUTORS USE THE LATEST MOE SYLLABUS AND PROVEN TEACHING METHODS

The MOE establishes the learning outcomes that it expects from the syllabus that it recommends.

The latest MOE syllabus and exams requires students to solve real-life and complex theoretical problems, rather than allowing students to simply recall information, or look up someone else’s answer to the question.

EVERY SCHOOL TEACHER IS EXPECTED TO TEACH THE SAME CONTENT DIFFERENTLY

 

With the emphasis on nurturing students who can think and apply their knowledge, every teacher needs to teach according to the learning capacity of the students in the classes they are allocated to.

This can also mean that teachers within the same school and from other schools are likely to teach according to what they themselves think are necessarily related to the syllabus and the national exams.

EXAM RISK

Some parents and students might view this as a risk, and that they will end up “spotting” the wrong topics – or worse, be underprepared for important exams.

MANY STUDENTS RECEIVE NASTY SHOCKS WHEN THEY TAKE EXAMS

Every year, hundreds of students complain about how difficult it is to score well in English, and how they sometimes find it hard to catch up with what is taught in class.

It is a fact that students will be tested on English material they have not been taught before.

REDUCE THE RISK THAT YOU ARE UNDER-PREPARED FOR EXAMS

Your experienced English tutor will show you how to extract information from your syllabus so that you can apply them in a logical, reasoned or deductive manner, even in unfamiliar situations.

This means that even if your English teacher in school has not taught the answers to the exams, that your experienced English tutor will have taught you the skills to calmly think through the (horrifying and unexpected) question and arrive at the correct answer.

EXPERT AND EXPERIENCED ENGLISH TUTORS

Our experienced English tutors would have themselves scored an A, and the students that they had tutored in English have achieved grade improvements after they started teaching them.

ANSWER DIFFICULT ENGLISH QUESTIONS – CORRECTLY

Good experienced English tutors will be able to deconstruct complex content, uncover hidden meanings in the English curriculum, and teach you strategic ways to answer exam questions – helping you to get that A.

It is easy.

And we want to help you succeed.

YOU CAN BE CONFIDENT, EVEN WHEN OTHER STUDENTS PANIC

These unexpectedly difficult questions can range from 20% to over 50% of all the exam questions during CA, SA and the important national exams.

You yourself might have been stunned by the type of questions that are on your exam sheets – you had never learnt this material before in school!

Want to safely score better grades in English? Hire experienced English tutors from Popular Tutors now.

HIRE THE BEST, MOST QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED ENGLISH TUTORS

We know that you want to hire qualified and experienced English tutors. Popular Tutors is able to provide you the very best.

HOW WE IDENTIFY COMMITTED AND EXPERIENCED ENGLISH TUTORS

We thoroughly interview the experienced English tutors in our team, for their track records.

We ensure that they are able to meet your requirements, before we show you their profiles.

Popular Tutors knows what to look out for, and our staff who majored in English has the expertise to discern if the tutors have the aptitude, qualifications and ability to teach your child, when we conduct our interviews to shortlist experienced English tutors for you.

IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH GRADES – STARTING TODAY

Hire reliable and experienced English tutors.

We have experienced English tutors that are committed to give high quality tuition to students.

And they have Singapore’s best track record of successful grade improvements.

LEARN ENGLISH, FASTER

Is there a shortcut to getting better grades?

Yes, by hiring committed and experienced English tutors who had scored an A for English.

These experienced English tutors know what you need to do in order to do well in English.

READY TO START LOVING ENGLISH?

The right experienced English tutor makes English easy, regardless of your current grade, general knowledge and English skills.

Here’s to a very successful 2018!

This can be your year to shine in English.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF ENGLISH

It turns out that even the digital economy needs people who are good with words.

Without a sufficient understanding of words, students cannot communicate effectively with others, and cannot adequately express their own ideas.

VOCABULARY

So why is a rich vocabulary important to your success?

Vocabulary is the foundation for comprehension.

Unfamiliar words become holes in the text, preventing you from completely understanding what you have just read.

The greater number of words you know, the more you can interpret ideas from others, and be able to write in an engaging manner.

How articulate you are constitutes a big part of the impression that you make on others – including the person who marks your exam papers.

Relying on one or two words to describe an idea will be repetitive and not as persuasive, as relying on a vocabulary of 10-15 similarly descriptive terms.

IMPORTANCE OF VOCABULARY

Vocabulary is important across the curriculum in Singapore school – and is important when you want to well in the other subjects you are learning in school, ranging from Math, Science, and Social Studies.

Vocabulary and grammar are intimately connected to both effective reading and writing skills, and these skills in turn are necessary for doing well in school.

WHO “OWNS” ENGLISH?

Did you know that English native speakers are among the minority of the world’s population of English speakers?

Perhaps even more astonishing is that today’s largest English speaking country is in fact China.

English no longer “belongs” to England, to America. Rather, English is the world’s language.

THE LOCALIZATION OF ENGLISH

There are an estimated 400 million people who speak English as a first language and 700 to 800 million people who speak English as a second language. And around a billion people speak English as a foreign language.

What happens to a language when it becomes everybody’s language? Speakers of English adapt the language to their local context.

In every country where English is spoken or read, hundreds or thousands of new words appeared, linked to politics, food and drink, folklore and plants.

SINGLISH

A language’s development reflects the power of those who speak it. For Singaporeans to be effective communicators, it is best to be able to interchangeably switch between Standard English and Singlish.

IT IS REWARDING TO LEARN ENGLISH WELL

English majors learn to be precise, systematic, and detail oriented as they work on their spelling, vocabulary and grammar.

Even though some linguistic concepts are initially difficult to grasp, the reward in terms of obtaining good grades and a subsequent high-paying career can make all the effort worth it.

LEARNING ENGLISH

Learning English is like any new skill. There is a learning curve, and the skill needs to be practiced and reinforced, in order for it to be effective.

Those of us who are born as right-brain thinkers tend to be better at creative, imaginative, passionate activities.

Then there are those of us who are left-brain thinkers, naturally adept at working with numbers, applying logical reasoning, and analytically solving problems.

Regardless of which category you fall into, the truth is that anyone can learn the basic principles of English and score well in your exams.

Do you find it difficult to score good marks in English? Does it often happen that you don’t get good marks in English even after putting in your best preparation efforts?

There is no need to be distressed because you are not alone. There are many students who find that English is difficult.

HIRE EXPERIENCED ENGLISH TUTORS TODAY, TO HELP YOUR GRADES IMPROVE

We have Singapore’s largest team of over 4,600 experienced English tutors for every academic level – at Primary School and at Secondary School.

Finding the ideal experienced English tutors does not have to be stressful, or randomly left to chance.

Our tutors will make this seemingly abstract subject much easier to grasp and understand.

ENGLISH IS FUN, WHEN TAUGHT BY FUN AND EXPERIENCED ENGLISH TUTORS

Sure, studying English can be a challenge at times.

The grammar, sentence structure and vocabulary can be difficult, and just like any other subject, you need to study hard to do well.

But English can be an incredibly fun subject when you give it a chance.

The world today provides a big platform for students who have strong English skills.

A PROMISING CAREER, AFTER DEVELOPING STRONG ENGLISH SKILLS

Everybody needs to earn money so that they can fund their lifestyle and financial commitments.

When choosing the next step in our careers, we want to look for jobs that are meaningful and challenging.

It is also important to look at the career prospects and the lifestyle we want to live.

Study English well, and there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself working for an established company with clear career progression.

When you do well in your English exams, you are building a strong foundation for your career options.

A world of exciting prospects awaits you.

EMPLOYERS’ REQUIREMENTS FOR JOBS THAT REQUIRE GOOD ENGLISH SKILLS

Employers are actively looking for university graduates who can adapt – and thrive – in this time of tremendous change and upheaval.

It is often observed that today’s graduates – unlike the graduates of a generation ago – should anticipate not a single position with one employer or in one industry, but rather many careers.

You will be well prepared for this future if, in your post-secondary years, you take advantage of the opportunity to become broadly educated, to learn to be flexible and to be a creative problem solver.

CAREER OPTIONS REQUIRING STRONG SKILLS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

For anyone with creativity, intelligence, and persistence, English will never fail to provide new and exciting challenges – and lots of fun!

In the following list of possible careers, an English major provides a strong foundation and may offer an edge over other individuals who lack a background in English.

Possible options include:

Content strategists
Content marketing managers
Editor
Lawyers
Public relations specialists

Social media manager
Technical writer
Web producers

The more able you are to synthesize your English knowledge into real-world problem solving, the better.

There’s no limit to what you can do with strong English language skills.

Only your effort and imagination will determine how far you take it!

Are you ready to take the first step toward a rewarding and satisfying career?

PRACTICAL USES OF ENGLISH

Even if you have no plans to specialize in English at university or polytechnic level, there are practical uses of English in our daily lives.

In Singapore, English is main language of instruction at school and it is used in our everyday lives at work or socially.

English is the language of the internet.

Fifty percent of internet content is in English. 

If you know English, you have access to information that may not otherwise be available.     

Access to English means greater access to the internet – and that means greater access to the world.

Chinese, the world’s most spoken language, comprises only 2.1 percent of the internet.

Spanish is the second most common language, and makes up just 4.8 percent of the internet. 

Hindi, the world’s fourth most common language after English, makes up only 0.1 percent of the internet.

Students who have a strong command of the English language usually also excel at other important subjects such as Math, History, Economics, Literature, General Paper and Science.

Some people use the reasoning that they are “not good at languages” to explain their reluctance to study English. But the language skills that are actually involved are rather basic.

To do well in English requires jumping in with both feet.

Having one foot in and one foot out doesn’t work.

At the beginning of the semester, regardless of your personal interests or dislikes, decide that you’re going to give English your best effort.

Do this and you’ll do well in your English exams.

We wish you all the best in your journey of learning and personal growth.

OTHER INTERESTING CAREER OPTIONS REQUIRING THE USE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Good writing skills contribute significantly to almost any career.

Bottom line: Communicating well makes you an asset in almost any type of business.

Quality writing is incredibly valuable to hiring managers, and it’s rare.

Writing is the hard skill that managers most frequently found lacking in their applicants.

The soft skills that they wish they would see more often? Critical thinking, and problem-solving.

Some uncommon career options where strong English skills are useful include:

Create Artificial Intelligence – Everyone knows that all the hottest jobs are in Silicon Valley – and yes, English majors are in great demand there too.  After all, it was people who write very well that gave Siri and Cortana their vocabulary

Corporate Communications Director – The applause at the end of a great leader’s speech is usually because the Corporate Communications Director wrote an inspiring speech for that leader. A good writer can change minds, behaviors and attitudes

Become an Analyst – While many executives have marketing or business degrees, very few of them have experience with telling convincing stories. What English majors can do very well is take a list of statistics and figures and turn them into a compelling story that a business audience will want to read and will subsequently want to remember or take appropriate action on

Create the next Video Game that no one can resist. Creating a runway hit video game like Pokemon Go requires imaginative writers who can write a compelling storyline.