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P4 to P6 (PSLE Preparation)

Upper Primary School Home Tuition (Primary 4 to 6).  This is where the curriculum for students are highly geared for the PSLE, some students might find it difficult to cope transitioning from P4 to P5, where their grades would often experience a drop due to the heightened standards of the exam papers. 

The subjects that Nanyang Academics Home Tuition Agency offer for our Upper Primary students are:
•    English Tuition
•    Math Tuition
•    Science Tuition
•    Chinese Tuition
•    Higher Chinese Tuition
•    Malay Tuition
•    Tamil Tuition

Indicative Tuition Rates:  
Diploma/University Undergraduates:                  $25-30/hour
Graduates (Full Time Tutor/Part Time Tutor):            
MOE School Teachers/Former School Teachers:                     $50-70/hour


Most parents and students experience anxiety and added stress as their one advances into the upper primary levels. This is a result of the high stakes PSLE exams and the resulting jump from Primary 3 to Primary 4, where the workload and standard increases. Overall, it serves to cover the English language, Mother Tongue, Mathematics and Science. In recent years, the EM1, EM2 and EM3 streaming for upper primary students had been removed replaced by subject-based banding. Schools are given the autonomy to decide how best to band their students by ability and value-added information.
Nonetheless, the Streaming Exercise still holds its worth, as the fundamental rationale behind the streaming exercise remains logical and sound. It aims to stream pupils according to their academic abilities so as to allow learning to take place according to the pupil’s different needs and pace. Therefore, although streaming practices in primary schools have been replaced by subject-based banding, upper primary students still face the pressure to perform academically better than their peers, so as to get into the “better” classes – which is often thought (by many parents) to consist of better-performing students, and thus, better-quality learning resources and teachers.
On top of the pressures faced from subject-based banding, frequent assessments, tests and examinations are also introduced to the upper primary children’s curriculum. It is therefore no doubt that parents and students become more fearful of the increasingly difficult and demanding curriculum. Today, students are not only required to digest textbook content, but are often required to provide examples and elaborations that are beyond the textbook coverage. On top of that, tests and examinations questions have become more demanding in nature, requiring students to use higher-order thinking. Nonetheless, tests and examinations are administered all too frequently within each academic year.
For tuition with the upper primary levels, tutors usually go through questions from school homework assignments and tuition assessments. Students are largely encouraged to do as many practice questions as possible, so as to increase their confidence and competency in tackling tests/examinations questions.

How Can Upper Primary Students Benefit From Home Tuition?
As a result, students are required to stay back almost every weekday for extra lessons, which are still somehow inadequate in helping students to cope with the academic demands at the upper primary level. Almost all upper primary students are exposed to private tuition in order to help them cope better at schools. It is undeniable that home tuition is largely beneficial as the child undergoes his/her upper primary education and here are the following benefits:
•    Home tuition serves to cover more content and practices with the students, as such exposing them to more varied forms of content and practice questions. With such additional practices, students can often cope better at schools’ tests and examinations.
•    As a personalized service, home tuition gives the child a platform to express questions and doubts that can receive quality answers from the tutors.
•    Home tutors also cater their teachings to target their students’ weaknesses. For instance, tutors often select assessment books and teaching materials (e.g. past-year exam papers) accordingly to the students’ learning competency and recent school performance.
•    Home tutors can rectify students’ mistakes instantly and provide them with more elaborative illustrations and work examples.
•    Home tutors can also provide feedback more readily to parents as compared to school teachers. Parents can therefore better understand and monitor their child’s progress. 

The Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) is an examination taken by all primary six students in Singapore before progressing to secondary school. It consists of 4 main subjects, English, Mother Tongue, Mathematics and Science. 
The PSLE is the last and most important examination in primary school. It determines which secondary school your child will get posted to and under which stream, Integrated Programme, Express, Normal Academic or Normal Technical. 
For students who do not get into their preferred choice of school, the reason is normally due to a last minute effort. Last minute effort and work can only help up to a certain extend. If your child truly once to excel, the key is through working hard and working smart. Working hard requires constant practice while working smart focuses on study skills. If your child is able to combine both, then they are on the right path to success!
However, if your child is lacking in one of the areas above, we are here to help make a difference. We always recommend starting earlier if possible to prepare for the PSLE, preferably when they are in primary five. However, there’s definitely still time even if they are already in primary six.
How can Nanyang Academics Home Tuition can help your child improve? Learning is an everyday process, won’t you agree? As the saying goes, “Practice makes perfect”. Our PSLE tutors will cater to your child’s weaker subjects should you prefer. If you feel the need to practice other subjects as well, we will be more than willing to lend our helping hand! PSLE tuition can very well be that slight difference in getting your child into the school of their choice.