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Frequently Asked Questions

To simplify things, we group our tutors into three main tutor categories. 

Part-Time Tutors – refers to private tutors who doing it part-time from A-level graduates, Diploma students/graduates to Undergraduates. To a lesser extent, there are also University graduates and working professionals offering tuition part-time and they fall under this category. Part-time tutors are normally the cheapest option for home tuition in Singapore. 

Full-Time Tutors – refers to full-time private tutors who teach as a profession. Full-time tutors may/may not be university graduates but often have significantly more teaching experiences than part-time tutors as they tutor lots of students 1-to-1 as well as take up jobs in tuition centres teaching groups of students in classes. The actual qualifications and experience of a full-time tutor can vastly differ between individuals, hence so does the tuition rate they command. 

MOE Trained Teachers – refers to ex/current school teachers either from MOE or from private and international schools. Tutors under this category tend to be the most experienced and qualified in private tutoring and thus command the highest tuition rates. Be prepared to pay a premium in order to engage these teachers successfully. 

KiasuTutors is an online networking platform for tutors to advertise their services by listing their profiles (e.g. subject specialisation, tutoring experience, rates, track record, teaching methodology, learning materials …). We do not conduct background checks to verify the authenticity of the identify and information posted by tutors. Nonetheless, we do require each tutor to provide accurate and truthful information about him/herself, and to keep the information up-to-date, when they register an account and update their profile with us.   

Parents could however communicate with tutors via text messages, emails or phone calls to verify or find out more relevant information about the tutors directly. For example, during the first lesson, you can also request the tutor to bring along their relevant certificates, samples of teaching materials, etc for further authentication. If your child has a specific learning need or request, please do make it known to the tutor. For private home tuition, do provide a conducive and safe location for the tuition session.  

Parents could arrange with selected tutor for one or a couple of trial lessons, before committing to a long-term tuition for your child. You can then gather feedback from your child as well as the tutor after the lessons(s) to make more informed decisions.  

Parents are to discuss and understand the tutor’s or tuition centre’s terms of service, such as 

  1. Payment mode and date 

  1. Arrangements for lesson(s) missed, or those that falls on a Public Holiday. 

  1. Any other extra fees payable, etc    

We are not a tuition agency and hence we do not collect any agent fees or commission from parents. KiasuTutors.com is a free online advertising platform for both private tutors as well as tuition centre operators to list their tuition services. You can liaise with the tuition providers directly, find out more about their tuition services and relevant experiences before committing to a tutor / tuition centre.  

 

In the case when you prefer to let KiasuTutors help source and recommend suitable private tutors or group tuition, you can fill up the “Tutor Request Form” and let us know your specific request. After receiving your request form, our KiasuTutors team will help source through our database of private home tutors / tuition centres and filter the most suitable profiles (up to 5 profiles) within 3 working days to be emailed to you. We will then help to do the initial link-up between you and your most preferred choice of tutors / centres. Our KiasuTutors team will maintain communication with you until we know that you have found a suitable tuition for your child.   

In the event after a few sessions of tuitions and some unforeseen factors surfaced and you found the tutor not suitable. You are free to communicate with the tutor directly on the reasons of termination, as well as how and when you would like to end off the tuition service (based on prior agreed Terms of Service given by the tutor). If you are withdrawing your child from a tuition centre, please adhere to the Terms & Conditions of the centre regarding termination and withdrawal form a tuition class. 

 

You may also inform our KiasuTutors team at any point after the first lesson if you feel that you wish to cancel the tuition. You will be required to pay for the lessons conducted but not anything more. 

Before the commencement of a tuition lesson, please find out from Tutor (for private home tuition) or Tuition Centre (For classes) on the terms of payment (cash, cheque, bank transfer, etc) and when a payment is to be made (before commencement or after completion of a number of lessons). Please also make sure you have clarified about any extra fees or charges payable (e.g. Materials fees, deposit, admin or registration fee), as well as additional charges/fees in situations when your child could not attend lesson(s).  It might be good to have some form of written agreement with regard to the main payment details between both parties. 

KiasuTutors’ Tuition Assignment Referral Programme (TARP) provides ease and convenience by helping to match tutors to tuition assignments. Under TARP, KiasuTutor will also link up the Tutor and the Tutee/Parent to ensure smooth process of communication. 

Upon successful trial lesson (paid or free) through TARP, each tutor must pay 25% of a full month tuition fee to KiasuTutors as the company’s referral commission (i.e. 1 lesson fee for a 4-lesson per month cycle, 2 lessons fee for an 8-lesson per month cycle, etc) instead of the industry market rate of 50%. Please note that  

  1. This 25% commission will be collected directly by KiasuTutors from the tutor.   

 

Please note that for an unsuccessful tuition assignment linked up by KiasuTutors after the 1st session,  

  1. 50% of the trial lesson fees is still payable for the 1st PAID trial lesson, capped at the number of lessons for a full month cycle.  

  1. No fee is payable if the first trial lesson is free pending confirmation by all related parties. 

Payment mode:  

  1. Bank transfer, cash deposit or cheque drop to "KiasuTutors Netwerkz Pte. Ltd.” with Maybank current account 04151075373.    

  1. Paynow options are available as well 

 

Please inform us promptly once payment has been made via any of the above modes for our tracking purposes, by texting to 94554485 or email to admin@kiasututors.com.sg with the following details: 

- tutor profile name 

- email address 

- contact number 

date of payment 

- invoice number 

amount paid to KiasuTutors.com.sg 

Kiasututors.com.sg is a free networking internet platform which aims to connect tutors to their prospective tutees and parents with ease and convenience. We do not stipulate the minimum commitment for tuition assignments, though the default industry standard is minimum 1 session per week per subject. Each tutee is unique, have different commitments and constraints, as well as different learning needs, hence both tutors and parents must discuss the best tuition commitment to achieve the desired learning outcomes and performance for the tutee. 

Each tutee matters to their parents. Parents will always want to make the best-informed decision, within their financial abilities, to engage the most suitable tutor for their child. Hence it will be beneficial to reflect in detail the tutor’s experience, teaching methodology and learning materials, track records, desirable personality traits, testimonies from tutees and their parents, photo artefacts, etc.  While the Basic tutor profile listing enable each registered tutor to list, for free, basic tutoring information for one academic level only (e.g. Sec Level)our kiasututors can further consider employing any of the following three enhanced marketing features, at a nominal advertising cost, to enhance the chance and frequency of receiving a parents’ enquiry: 

 

  1. Premium Membership (introductory fee: $36 for 3 months) This feature will enable tutors to be have  

enhanced fields (e.g. longer tutor description, testimonials, photos upload, more levels for subject listings) to impress the prospective parents, hence enabling them to make more informed decisions. You can refer to the following link for a summary of the enhanced features for premium membership: http://www.kiasututors.com.sg/payment/information 

 

  1. Top Ad (Introductory fee: $48 per month) Limited to only the first 25 listing space, first-come-first-served, this feature will push a tutor listing to the “top and front”, within the first 2 pages of our website listing.  This enables a tutor to receive the first-cut exposure to any user (parents, tutees, etc) of KiasuTutors.com.sg and hence, greatly increases one’s chance of capturing the first attention of the user. You can refer to the following link for a summary of the enhanced features for Top Ad: http://www.kiasututors.com.sg/top-advert/payment 

 

  1. Advert Banners. The advert banners can be used as a prominent marketing tools to promote a tutor’s profileservices and programmes (regular classes, exam preparation, school holidays revision, head-start classes, etc). Please contact our KiasuTutors team at enquiry@kiasututors.com.sg for rates and Terms of Use. 

Tutors signing up must be at least 18 years old and have achieved a minimum of A-level, Diploma or equivalent. It is important to have your documents and certificates in easy access to facilitate clarification of your qualification if needed. 

No. Registering an account with KiasuTutors to list your basic tutoring services and information to the public is free. Please note that you are legally obliged to use your own identity, and to submit information which is accurate and truthful; and to keep this information accurate and up-to-date. Prior to signing up as a tutor, you are to read and be familiar with the Terms and Conditions for using the KiasuTutors website to list your tuition services. 

Payment to Tutors will be made by the tutee/parents. The mode of payment will depend on the arrangement that the tutor has made with the tutee/parent. KiasuTutors do not assist in ensuring that payment to the tutor is made on time. 

You are to use your own personal information and particulars to register an account for yourself as an individual private tutor offering 1-1 tuition or classes. The KiasuTutors team will follow up on user accounts with duplicate contact numbers, emails etc to verify the authenticity of these multiple accounts. KiasuTutors will not hesitate to refer such incidents to relevant authorities if there are reasons to believe there has been unauthorized usage of another’s identity and personal information. 

There could a few reasons why you are not getting a response or successfully getting an assignment. 

1) Applying for assignments that are not available. 
Due to overwhelming responses from our tutors, our typical window is 2-48 hours before we match the assignment successfully. Try to apply quickly for latest assignments, especially those that are SMS directly to you. 

 

2) Incomplete/unsatisfactory applications 
When applying, please be sure to include the information that is required. Typically, we ask for the job ID, your qualifications, relevant tutoring experience, rates, and available timings. Tutors who reply in full are MUCH more likely to be successful. If you do not apply adequately, it is very likely that you will not receive a reply. 

 

3) Applying for unsuitable assignments A lot of assignments clearly indicate certain requirements e.g Ex/Current MOE Tutors or female only. If you do not belong that the right category and you apply for it, you will not receive any reply. 

Please read our Terms and Conditionsin detail. If you face any further difficulty, drop us an email at enquiry@kiasututors.com.sg or use our Contact Page. We welcome you onboard! 

KiasuTutors’ Tuition Assignment Referral Programme (TARP) provides ease and convenience by helping to match tutors to tuition assignments. Under TARP, KiasuTutor will also link up the Tution Center and the Tutee/Parent to ensure smooth process of communication. 

Upon successful trial lesson (paid or free) through TARP, each Tution Center must pay 25% of a full month tuition fee to KiasuTutors as the company’s referral commission (i.e. 1 lesson fee for a 4-lesson per month cycle, 2 lessons fee for an 8-lesson per month cycle, etc) instead of the industry market rate of 50%. Please note that:  

  1. This 25% commission will be collected directly by KiasuTutors from the Tuition Center.   

 

Please note that for an unsuccessful tuition assignment linked up by KiasuTutors after the 1st session,  

  1. 50% of the trial lesson fees is still payable for the 1st trial lesson, capped at the number of lessons for a full month cycle.  

  1. No fee is payable if the first trial lesson is free pending confirmation by all related parties. 

Payment mode:  

  1. Bank transfer, cash deposit or cheque drop to "KiasuTutors Networkz Pte. Ltd.” with Maybank current account 04151075373.    

  1. Paynow options are available as well 

 

Please inform us promptly once payment has been made via any of the above modes for our tracking purposes, by texting to 94554485 or email to admin@kiasututors.com.sg with the following details: 

tuition center profile name 

- email address 

- contact number 

date of payment 

- invoice number  

amount paid to KiasuTutors 

Kiasututors.com.sg is a free networking internet platform which aims to connect Tuition Centers to their prospective tutees and parents with ease and convenience. We do not stipulate the minimum commitment for tuition assignments, though the default industry standard is minimum 1 session per week per subject. Each tutee is unique, have different commitments and constraints, as well as different learning needs, hence both Tuition Centers and parents must discuss the best tuition commitment to achieve the desired learning outcomes and performance for the tutee. 

Each tutee matters to their parents. Parents will always want to make the best-informed decision, within their financial abilities, to engage the most suitable tutor for their child. Hence it will be beneficial to reflect in detail your centre niche areas, specialisation, teaching methodology and materials, track records, teachers’ characteristics, professional qualifications and traits, testimonies from tutees and their parents, photo artefacts, etc.  While the basic tuition center profile listing enable each registered tuition center to list, for free, basic tutoring information for up to three classes only, tuition center can further consider employing any of these three enhanced marketing features, at a nominal advertising cost, to enhance the chance and frequency of receiving a parents’ enquiry: 

 

  1. Premium Membership (introductory fee: $36 for 3 months) This feature will enable tuition center to be have enhanced fields (e.g. longer class description, testimonials, photos upload, more classes for subject listings) to impress the prospective parents, and to enable them to make more informed decisions. You can refer to the following link for a summary of the enhanced features for premium membership: 

http://www.kiasututors.com.sg/payment/information 

 

  1. Top Ad (Introductory fee: $48 per month) Limited to only 25 listing space, first-come-first-served. this feature will push a tutor listing to the “top and front”, within the first 2 pages of our website listing.  This enables a tution center to receive the first cut exposure to any user (parents, tutees, etc) of KiasuTutors.com.sg and hence, greatly increases the chance of capturing the first attention of the user. You can refer to the following link for a summary of the enhanced features for Top Ad: http://www.kiasututors.com.sg/top-advert/payment 

 

  1. Advert Banners. The advert banners can be use as a prominent marketing tools to promote a tuition center profile, the tuition services and special programmes (exam preparation, school holidays revision or head-start classes, etc). Please contact our KiasuTutors team at enquiry@kiasututors.com.sg for rates and Terms of Use. 

You are to use your own Tuition Center information and particulars to register an account. Our Kiasu coordinators will follow up with user accounts using duplicate UEN numbers, contact numbers, emails etc to verify the authenticity of these multiple accounts. KiasuTutors will not hesitate to refer such incidents to relevant authorities if there are reasons to believe there has been unauthorized usage of another’s identity and personal information. 

No. Registering an account with kiasututors.com.sg to list your basic tutoring services and information to the public is free. Please note that you are legally obliged to use your own Tuition Center’s identity, and to submit information which is accurate and truthful; and to keep this information accurate and up-to-date. Prior to signing up as a Tuition Center, you are to read and be familiar with the Terms and Conditions for using kiasututors.com.sg to list your tuition services. 

There is a termly (every 3 months) $15 subscription fee for each account registered on KiasuTutors.com.sg with the minimum of 1 term (3 months). This termly subscription fee of $15 is currently waived until Dec 2019 so do sign up as soon as possible to take full advantage of FREE subscription period. 

Yes. You can choose to opt out of the subscription after after the free subscription period by logging in and managing your account preference. 

Payment to Tuition Center will be made by the tutee/parents. The mode of payment will depend on the arrangement that has made between the Tuition Center the tutee/parent. 

Tuition agents, agencies and centres are not permitted to list other tutor’s profile which bears the same agent’s contact number or email in the listing. KiasuTutors will suspend/delete these listings associated to the ACRA Registration number and block them from KiasuTutors web listing services. Re-activation of any account will incur an administrative charge of $100 per account. Criminal mal-practice will be referred to relevant authorities. 

Please read our Terms and Conditionsin detail. If you face any further difficulty, drop us an email at enquiry@kiasututors.com.sg or use our Contact Page. We welcome you onboard!