Does your kid need some extra help with their studies? Here’s our pick of the best tuition centres in Singapore!
Every parent has different reasons for sending their kids to extra classes after school. Perhaps you realise that there’s a particular subject that they’re struggling with; maybe they need a little boost in their studies, or it could just be that they appreciate some personalised guidance with their homework. Whatever your needs may be, it’s not difficult to find a range of options when it comes to tuition classes or after-school student care services that cater to kids of all age groups and school curricula.
But with so many amazing tuition and enrichment centres around, how do you pick the right one? Fret not; we’ve whittled the list down to make the decision a whole lot easier. Here’s our list of top tuition, enrichment, and student care centres in Singapore:
BEST TUITION AND ENRICHMENT CENTRES IN SINGAPORE
1. The Learning Lab
- Tuition and enrichment centre
- N2 to Junior College level programmes available
- Singapore curriculum
Being one of the top providers of academic enrichment and tutorial services in Singapore, The Learning Lab (TLL) has a programme for students of all age groups: from as young as N2 in kindergarten, all the way to when they sit for their A-Levels. The centre uses its own learning materials for lessons, which cover interesting topics and address the latest exam format trends. Most importantly, these materials are in line with the Singaporean school syllabus as they’re researched and written by the centre’s specialists.
2. Euphoria Education
- Enrichment centre
- Specialises in English programmes
- For ages five to 15
English lessons are always fun at Euphoria Education. This enrichment centre offers engaging and wholesome English programmes, teaching kids how to master the language with ease and confidence. In addition to using traditional classroom teaching methods, Euphoria teaches kids how to read, write, and speak English through activities like vlogging and podcast-making. Not only do these methods make lessons more memorable, they also help children develop 21st century skills like creative and critical thinking. Aside from English programmes, the centre also organises thematic holiday camps, such as its Game Mania and Entrepreneur Week camps. Interested parents can sign up for a free trial through Euphoria’s website, email, or call them at 82848197.
- Enrichment and after-school student care centre
- For ages three to 12
- Over 20 centres islandwide
MindChamps has an Enrichment Academy and an after-school care programme, MindSpace. It offers a host of enrichment programmes that teach children skills like writing and reading, learning techniques, public speaking, as well as subject-specific classes. Some of these classes are also offered in MindSpace for primary school students, which start from after school lessons end, all the way till 7pm.
4. Busy Bees Learning Centre
- Chinese language enrichment centre
- K1 to O Level programmes available
- Founded by experienced ex-teachers from a top local secondary school
If you’re looking for enrichment centres that specialise in Chinese Language programmes, Busy Bees Learning Centre should definitely be on your list. The centre offers an effective curriculum that’s developed by its three founders, all of whom are experienced teachers from a top secondary school in Singapore. As such, parents can be assured that the programme materials and teachers are very well-versed with the Chinese Language syllabus as set by the local Ministry of Education (MOE). Busy Bees Learning Centre has three outlets currently: HillV2, Balmoral Plaza, and Sin Ming Plaza.
5. Tien Hsia Language School
- Chinese Language enrichment school
- N1 to O Level programmes available
- 11 centres islandwide
According to a survey conducted by Forbes Research Pte Ltd, Tien Hsia Language School is the number one choice for parents in Singapore when it comes to Chinese Language enrichment centres. Positioning itself as a Chinese Specialist centre, it has dedicated teachers for each school level. Lessons at Tien Hsia are anything but boring, as it incorporates lively activities that stimulate a student’s sight, hearing, and touch. Not only do these help give lessons a lasting impression on students, but it also encourages them to put what they learn into practice.
- Enrichment centre for Math, English, and Chinese
- For ages three to secondary school level
- Fixed monthly fee per programme regardless of school level
Most parents will be familiar with Kumon, an enrichment centre known for its unique teaching method that helps children develop self-learning abilities. Fun fact: The famous Kumon Method was born from a parent’s love for his child! Its founder, Toru Kumon, prepared his own learning materials and came up with a self-study method to help his son gain proficiency in high school maths. He theorised that this will allow his son more time to pursue his interests and passion. Likewise, Kumon is confident that their method will help children learn, problem-solve, and achieve their full potential by themselves.
7. Aspire Hub
- Tuition and enrichment centre
- N2 to A-Level programmes available
- 16 centres islandwide
The tutors at Aspire Hub don’t just teach; they coach and motivate their students as well. This centre offers tuition for a wide range of subjects at almost all levels of the Singapore education system. Upon registration, students will sit for a diagnostic and learning style test so that their respective tutors can create a customised learning programme for them. Each student’s portfolio is also managed by an experienced tutor in a personalised manner. As of this year, Aspire Hub has over 90 tutors, all of whom are full-time staff who have been through rigorous training. Individual coaching sessions are also offered on a quarterly basis to help students ace their bi-annual exams.
8. Berries World of Learning School
- Chinese language centre
- Caters for N1 to Primary 1 levels
- 20 centres islandwide
Berries World of Learning School is designed around the concept of a garden. Students are regarded as seedlings who are being cared for and guided by teacher-gardeners. They reap the fruits of knowledge in the harvest stations, aka classrooms. Each Berries World centre has a library and storytelling rooms, where students learn Chinese in fun and experiential ways. Though classes may sound like all fun and games, rest assured that the Chinese curriculum taught at Berries World is tailored according to MOE’s requirements.
9. Mavis Tutorial Centre
- Tuition centre
- Primary, secondary, and junior college levels available
- 15 centres islandwide
Established in 1986, Mavis Tutorial Centre is pretty much a household name among locals. The centre specialises in English, Maths, Chinese, and Science for all education levels, also offering advanced Science and Maths subjects for students in secondary school. Mavis also offers The Write Stuff programme, one that focuses solely on writing and compositions. Most of Mavis’ tutors are ex-school teachers who are highly experienced in the subjects that they teach. The tutors also conduct extra lessons prior to major examinations to guide and motivate students for a final push before their exam days.
10. Salt and Light Student Care
- Student care centre
- Meal plans available
- Weekdays only
Salt and Light Student Care is run by the friendly Auntie Debbie, who promises a truly unique student care experience for ardent students and like-minded parents. The centre is located in a cosy corner within the Bukit Timah neighbourhood, with plenty of natural light and air to make students feel comfortable. Due to its low intake, all of its students will be able to receive personalised guidance on their schoolwork and assignments from the centre’s experienced mentors. Plus, Salt and Light also provide wholesome meal plans to its students, and there’s even a juice bar available!
11. Coding Lab
- Coding courses for kids
- MIT-inspired curriculum
- Caters to children aged five to 18
Founded by a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) alumnus, Coding Lab is one of the top choices among parents who are looking for coding courses for their kids. The centre uses an award-winning MIT-inspired curriculum for its lessons, which are taught by qualified and passionate educators. These lessons are also anything but boring, with interactive boards, games, and tech toys to keep children engaged. Coding Lab currently has two learning centres: located in KAP Mall and Parkway Parade.
12. Boutique Education
- Tuition and education support provider
- Caters to students from local and international schools
- One-to-one and homeschooling programmes available
Whether your child is attending a local or an international school, Boutique Education is able to provide personalised tuition programmes for them. It’s also the preferred education services provider among families of children from international schools in Singapore. Boutique Education uses a unique approach that maximises a student’s potential and instils a love of learning in them, with programmes for children as young as preschoolers to adults. The tuition company provides a Personalised School Program for children who are ‘between’ schools and new to Singapore, as well as an education service for families who are moving to the UK. It also provides special needs services for children with autism and learning difficulties like dyslexia, ADHD and ADD.