Plan your Tuition Fees Budget

If you are worried that you or your child’s tuition fees may chunk up to your monthly or yearly expense, you should start calculating and derive a reasonable budget using our Tuition Fees Budget Calculator.

One advice from us (Smart Tuition Singapore) is that you should always focus on the efficiency of tuition and not mainly on the price; you do not engage a private home tutor simply for the sake of engaging one. What you should prioritise on is the result. You do not offer a low price to engage a lowly qualified and inexperienced tutor.
  • Tuition Rate per Hour
    The rate per hour is often the greatest concern. Parents usually demand for school teachers as private home tutor but the usual expected tuition fees rate of a school teacher is at least twice the amount of a normal private home tutor. If you wish to keep your budget lower, we (Smart Tuition Singapore) recommend you to consider engaging an undergraduate instead. The advantages of engaging an undergraduate as private home tutor are the small age gap and at presence studying experience. With a smaller age gap, it is easier for the tutor to communicate with the student. Since undergraduates are studying as well, they can understand the students better.
  • Time per Tuition Session
    The ideal length of each tuition session is 1.5 to 2 hours. Anything shorter than 1 hour can be redundant, whereas anything above 2 hours may result in fatigue and thus not efficient. To add on, some private home tutors tend to decline tuition assignments with less than an hour of length for it is cost-inefficient in terms of time for the preparation and travelling.
  • Tuition Session per Week
    The number of tuition sessions per week is good to be kept at 2 to 3 times. It should be enough to clarify doubts regarding daily assignments and also allow sufficient time for the tutor to go ahead of school syllabus to get a better start. Excess tuition sessions may put a strain on the students’ social life. However, it is good to increase the number of tuition sessions for intensive revision before any major test or examination.

Estimated tuition fee:

$30   x   1.5 hours   x   2 sessions   x   4.3 weeks (1 month)   =   $390 / month

(The ideal budget of engaging an undergraduate for a secondary school subject, such as Mathematics, English, Chinese, Physic etc.)


If you are looking for a home tutor, our tuition agency will be able to find a suitable one for you.


Plan your Tuition Fees Budget by Skai Chan,
Ex-lecturer, Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College West, Singapore.



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