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Addressing the Needs for Tuition in Singapore: Group vs 1-on-1

To address the substantial need for extracurricular education in Singapore, there are two main types of tuition for parents to choose from: Group Tuition and 1-on-1 Tuition. This article will help you understand the differences between them.


Group Tuition

Group tuition is a learning environment where a tutor instructs a small group of students, typically ranging from 2 to 5 individuals.


Reduced Tuition Fees

The cost is shared among the group, making it more affordable for each student.

Collaborative Learning

Students can understand materials from different perspectives, enhancing comprehension.

Active Engagement

The interactive setting encourages participation and reduces feelings of isolation.

Social Interaction

Helps students develop teamwork and communication skills.


Varied Learning Paces

Differences in students' learning speeds can affect the overall progress of the group.

Limited Individual Attention

The tutor's attention is divided, which might not address individual needs thoroughly.

Peer Pressure

Some students may feel pressured to keep up with others, which could affect their confidence.

What kinds of students are suitable for Group Tuition?

Outgoing Learners

Students who thrive in interactive environments and benefit from peer discussions and collaborative activities.

Students Needing Motivation

Those who are motivated by learning alongside peers and find competition and group dynamics stimulating.

Balanced Learners

Students who do not require extensive individual attention and can keep up with the group's pace.


1-on-1 Tuition

1-on-1 tuition provides personalized instruction tailored to the student's specific needs.


 Personalized Learning

Lessons are tailored to the student's learning speed, strengths, and weaknesses.

 Immediate Feedback

Students can ask questions freely and receive instant answers.

 Less Peer Pressure

The 1-on-1 setting can boost confidence as there is no competition with peers.


The tutor can adjust schedules and locations to suit the student's convenience.


 Higher Cost

Individual attention usually comes at a higher price compared to group tuition.

What kinds of students are suitable for 1-on-1 Tuition?

High Achievers

Students who always want to be better than better.

Individualized Learners

Students who perform better when they study alone.

Students with Specific Challenges

Students who have their unique ideas or questions of the subjects.

Students with Busy Schedules

Students that require specific time slots for teaching.

Shy or Anxious Students

Individuals who feel intimidated or distracted in group settings and prefer one-on-one interaction with a tutor.


Group tuition suits outgoing learners who thrive in interactive environments, need motivation from peers, and can keep up with the group's pace. However, if you are seeking personalized learning, support for specific challenges, special emotional support, or have a busy schedule requiring flexibility, 1-on-1 tuition is the best fit for you.

In conclusion, the appropriate type of tuition should be selected based on the characteristics and needs of the student. Good luck with your studies!

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