The Most Respected Tuition Agency In Singapore

Improve Your Reading And Exam Skills

Founded And Managed By Former Head Of Department At Top MOE School

Every year, parents and students trust Top Tutors to help their grades improve.

Of course, parents would first contact several tuition agencies to review and compare tutor profiles.

Ultimately, they would choose Top Tutors. We have built a very strong team of over 22,000+ qualified and experienced private tutors.

Thanks to parents’ support, Top Tutors is Singapore’s most admired tuition agency. Since 2006.

A Warm Welcome, from The Head of Administration, Top Tutors

Hello, I am Margaret
My team of experienced private tutors and professional tuition coordinators are looking forward to hearing from you!

Margaret Chew
Former HOD, top school in the Holland-Bukit Timah area
MA (UC Berkeley – Graduate School of Education)
MA (Imperial College London – Engineering)

MA (University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program)

Hire Professional & Committed Home Tuition Teachers To Help You Understand Difficult Content

Eg: Secondary 2 Math
Eg 2 hours each session, twice a week, Mondays anytime from 4pm to 7pm etc
The majority of tutors in Singapore currently prefer to conduct online lessons. Thus, if you are OK with lessons being held online, it is likely that there will be more experienced tutors who apply for your assignment.


You can request for a tutor by submitting our online Request Form.

Upon receiving your request, we will Whatsapp you to discuss your child’s academic needs. We will spend the next few hours shortlisting several suitable tutors within our database and network for your consideration.

Our working hours are from 9am to 9pm, seven days a week.

Tuition usually commences within one week after you have selected a tutor.


The paid trial lessons can be 1.5 hours or 2 hours per session.


You just need to pay for the tuition session(s) that have been conducted. There will not be any extra charges for the change.


You can request to see the hardcopies of certificates of your tutor to be presented to you during the first lesson.

The client acknowledges that it is his/her responsibility to verify the suitability, credentials and qualifications of any tutor with whom he/she engages.


Top Tutors is Singapore’s leading private tuition agency and our matching service is free for students/parents requesting for tutors. This is because our agency commission is charged to the tutor, not to you.

The client will pay to Top Tutors half of the fees payable in the first 4 calendar weeks. This amount is the commission to Top Tutors for matching the tutor to the client, and will be borne by the tutor.

Thereafter, the client will pay the tuition fees directly to the tutor.

If lessons are postponed during the first two weeks, the commission payable to Top Tutors will be based on the tuition session conducted the subsequent week(s).

The tutor shall collect all fees due to the tutor from the parent after the two weeks. Top Tutors will not assist in any recovery of fees.


The client is required to pay tuition fees only for the number of hours of lessons given by the tutor.

If you decide to stop the tuition after the first lesson, you are required to pay for only that lesson.

Please transfer the fee for that lesson to Top Tutors and we will transfer the tutor’s fee to him/her.

Tutors are not authorized at any time to collect the payment on Top Tutors’s behalf.

Tuition fees are to be paid every 4 weeks to the tutor, unless otherwise agreed between the client and the tutor.


We will provide our bank account information for you to make payment via internet banking or ATM transfer directly to Top Tutors’s bank account.

If the client fails to pay us, Top Tutors reserves the right to terminate the Assignment. This is in fairness to the tutor, who might need to give the available slot to another client if this Assignment does not materialize.

Once the payment is received, it will be acknowledged in the form of a receipt, issued to the payer (Parent/Requestor/Guardian) via Whatsapp, sms, email or other electronic communications medium. We will also provide details of the Tuition Assignment that can include: tutor’s name, hourly fee, date of commencement of tuition, subject(s), level, duration of each lesson and frequency, etc.


Once the client accepts the tutor’s candidacy, the client will not be able to change the schedule of the First Lesson.

Clients are allowed to make changes in the schedule after the First Lesson is over. However, Top Tutors hopes that this is not necessary as the tutor has already reserved that slot of time for you.

If you want to make changes in the schedule, please consult with your tutor to ask if he/she is able to change the schedule or not.

The tutor is to bring his/her identity document, academic transcripts/certificates and relevant documents for the First Lesson for verification purposes.

If the tutor is unable to conduct the First Lesson of a tuition assignment, the tutor must call Top Tutors at least 3 business days before the actual lesson. If the tutor fails to notify Top Tutors of his/her cancellation/postponement, an administrative charge of S$30 will be imposed on him/her.

If the tutor fails to contact Top Tutors with a valid reason to inform us about the tutor’s absence from the lesson, the tutor’s profile at Top Tutors may be blacklisted. This will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.


Tutors will conduct lessons at the student’s residence unless otherwise specified and agreed upon by both the client and the tutor.

If the client has a request for the tuition to be conducted at another location (eg a friend’s home), Top Tutors will ask if the tutor is able to accommodate the request.

Top Tutors and the tutor will not be responsible if the given location is occupied or not available for use for the lessons and the officially scheduled timings will still be counted as a paid lesson.


There is no obligation or contract to complete a fixed number of lessons, except for the First Lesson.

If at any time the client is not satisfied with the tutor, the client may request a replacement or termination. However, the client is responsible for paying the fee for the number of lessons given prior to termination.

Top Tutors will discuss separately with the client and the tutor regarding future tuition arrangements, and Top Tutors will change the tutor for the client. There will not be any extra charges for the change and the client needs to pay just for the tuition session(s) that have been conducted.

If the client cancels a tutoring assignment before the tutor completes the agreed number of lessons for the first 4 calendar weeks, Top Tutors assumes full claim to 50% of the tuition fees for the total number of lessons delivered in the month. For example, if the client had requested for 8 lessons per month, but the assignment was cancelled after the 5th session, Top Tutors will be paid pro-rated commission for the 5 lessons conducted.

Top Tutors will not be liable for any payment charges or issues arising from the cancellation of tuition assignments by the client.

If the client terminates the Assignment because the tutor is often late, skips lessons without valid explanations etc, the tutor will bear Top Tutors’s full commission fee.

If the tutor cancels the Assignment after confirming acceptance (that is, the client’s contact information and address have been given to the tutor), the tutor will need to compensate the commission which amounts to 50% of the fees payable (as stated in the confirmation Whatsapp, sms, email or other forms of electronic communications messages) for the first 4 weeks.

If the tutor wishes to cancel a Tuition Assignment before the end of the first 4 calendar weeks, the tutor is to inform both Top Tutors as well as the client at least 3 days before the next lesson date. Top Tutors will recover our legal share of the one-time commission of 50% of the fee for the first 4 calendar weeks from the tutor. Tutors are encouraged to have a long-term commitment as the clients have vested their trust in them.


The tutor will receive full or pro-rated payment for the number of lessons rendered, provided the tutor has complied with the Terms of this Agreement.

The client has the right to terminate the tuition if the tutor is unable to produce the documents certifying his/her credentials. In such cases, the tutor has to pay Top Tutors the amount of money equivalent to the tuition fee for the day, as commission.


Top Tutors is Singapore’s leading private tuition agency in Singapore. While we try to provide clients and tutors with the closest tutor match possible, we cannot guarantee a satisfying match. We hold no responsibility or liability for problems, unhappiness, or disputes that are a result of the tutor or client.

Top Tutors will not act as an arbitrator for any disagreements that arise between tutor and client.

However, Top Tutors may try to mediate whenever possible and reserves all rights to blacklist any party who is at fault. Top Tutors also reserves the right to terminate or deny services to any client or tutor (actual or potential) at any time.


Users shall indemnify Top Tutors, our subsidiaries, content contributors, sources, affiliates, officers, shareholders/directors, agents or other partners and employees, from all costs and expenses, claim, liabilities, (actual or consequential) of every kind and nature known and unknown, arising out of any use of the Website or Services.

Users acknowledge that Top Tutors is not liable for direct, indirect, consequential or any other form of loss or damage that may be suffered by any users through the use of the website including loss of data or information or any kind of financial or physical loss or damage.


References to “Our”, “Us”, “We” and “Top Tutors” shall be references to Top Tutors.

References to “You”, “Your” and “Users” shall mean references to user(s) visiting this web site, as the context requires, for any reason regardless of whether you have a registered account.

References to “Tutor” or “Tutors” shall be references to user(s) who have registered. He/She has explicitly stated his/her interest in receiving tutoring assignments.

References to “Client”, or “Clients” shall be references to user(s) who formally makes a request to engage Top Tutors’ services. He/She has explicitly stated his/her interest in hiring a tutor from us.

“First Month” refers to the first 4 weeks of active lessons, and is not based on the calendar month.

“Commission” refers to the amount Top Tutors levies for a successfully matched tuition assignment.


At the point of time which the contact details of the client or tutor(s) are given to either party, Top Tutors reserves all rights to collect the full commission. This is regardless of whether the tuition cancelled or postponed.


In view of the implementation of the recent Personal Data Protection Act, we require your explicit consent to contact you for tuition related matters. The client and the tutor explicitly agree to Top Tutors and our network contacting you via Whatsapp, phone call, sms and/or other electronic communications channels to conduct tuition matches. By registering with Top Tutors you have given us explicit consent to contact you through various electronic media, including Whatsapp, calling, and sms, etc.

Top Tutors is the leading private tuition agency in Singapore, and we have placed thousands of reliable tutors with students at all academic levels and subjects, across Singapore.

Our experience in knowing what works and what does not ensures that all you need to do is let us know your requirements and preference.

Tutor matching is free, and the referral fee is charged to the tutor.

Most of our tutors have been a part of our network for many years. Semester after semester, they guide our students through unexpectedly difficult exams, projects or assignments.

As Singapore’s leading private tuition agency, we are able to immediately tap on our expertise and network to recommend reliable and experienced professional tutors to you.

Tuition can start within this week.

Our expert tutors can help your child organize their time, prioritize the different assignments and sequence of knowledge, and develop critical thinking and time management skills.

Learn the correct study skills and academic content from Singapore’s leading private tuition agency.

While learning the content is very important to scoring higher grades, the attitude of tutors and their students plays a major role.

As Singapore’s leading private tuition agency, we are particularly careful about compatibility, because your child has no time to waste when you want to prepare him or her for better academic performance.

Top Tutors has a team of qualified tutors who specialize in teaching university and polytechnic level modules, for undergraduate students who need private tuition and are studying at NUS, NTU, SMU and universities with a presence in Singapore.

We are able to recommend the ideal tutor to you because the Top Tutorss in Singapore have joined our team.

Top Tutors is Singapore’s largest private tuition agency.

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Achieve Jumps Of 2 To 3 Grades Within 2 Semesters
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Dependable Home Tutors

Proven Track Records

  • Over 22,000 carefully pre-screened MOE Teachers, Master’s/PhD, Graduated/Undergraduate Private Tutors
  • Latest MOE syllabus
  • Learn effective and practical exam skills
  • Choose from 4 to 10 private tutor profiles. Within 24 hours after telling us the qualifications you want in your tutor
  • All of our home tutors have proven track records of improving their students’ grades 
  • They each have between 2 to 30 years of tuition experience
  • Unproductive private tutors are excluded from our database

Top Scoring Students Are Our Clients

Do You Need Tutors From a Reputable Tuition Agency In Singapore?

  • Every year, the curriculum and exam requirements get more and more complex
  • Still, there are students in your class or cohort who manage to score almost perfect grades
  • Many of these students are clients of Top Tutors

You Can Expect Grade Jumps

  • Some of these students were already scoring well and needed an expert mentor to help them maintain their 90+ marks, year after year
  • Other students were barely passing, and then managed to achieve 3 grade jumps
  • A number of our students were scoring 30+ marks and their grades subsequently improved to consistent Cs and Bs
  • Are you having trouble learning the topics taught in class?
  • Can you focus when you are studying in a big group?
  • Are you too shy to ask questions in a class?
  • Are your grades below average or below your expectations?
  • Is your school teacher giving you insufficient attention when you have questions?
  • Do you have specific areas to improve upon?
  • Is the tuition centre too far from your home?
  • Do you need last-minute help for your exams and assignments?
  • Are you worried that your grades will not be good enough for the school/university of your choice?
  • Did you wake up this morning knowing that you need a home tutor who has sound knowledge of the subject syllabus and exam requirements?

A-Grade Tutors

Our Experience As The Top Tuition Agency In Singapore

  • Tutors must have scored a distinction in the subject they are teaching, before we consider showing their profile to you
  • Our private tuition teachers each specialize in different subjects, and some regularly teach two or three subjects
  • Combined with an ability to teach and backed by a track record of helping their students achieve A’s, you can be confident that you too will see grade improvements
  • Top Tutors is Singapore’s most popular private tuition agency. Annually, we match students with their ideal tutor 
  • Many years ago, we had seen for ourselves that when a tutor teaches the student the wrong information (because the tutor is not really competent), the chances of the student’s grades improving are very slim
  • We do not want to take risks with your grades

Good Tutors Were Not Average Students

Experienced And Qualified Tuition Coordinators

  • Some parents might think that as long as they have someone come to their home to guide their child, that the student’s grades will stabilize or improve
  • The reality (that all MOE teachers know) is that the most crucial factor that determines whether your child is able to achieve better grades is: does the tutor teach the correct content?
  • Top Tutors does not show profiles of tutors who did not score A’s in the subject(s) they teach
  • This is important because this means that Top Tutors has unparalleled experience in knowing which of our tutors truly understand the MOE syllabus, knows the latest marking/exam requirements, and can teach proven studying & knowledge-application techniques
  • It’s a great partnership: you know your child best, while we know our top-performing tutors best

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Professional Tutor Matching, By The Most Experienced Tuition Agency In Singapore

  • Our large database of reliable private tutors means that we can very quickly match you with a professional tutor that suits your unique requirements
  • You might even be able to start your first lesson as early as tomorrow! 
  • Each of our full-time coordinators has several years of success in tutor matching, and had graduated from NUS, NTU or SMU
  • Some of us have taught at MOE schools
  • Collectively, we have accumulated almost 100 years of experience in the tuition industry in Singapore


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  • Literature Tuition 
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Accurate Match Method

Our Accurate Match method is designed specifically for the parent and student who do not want to leave finding a good home tutor to “luck”.

Or worse, to a low-end, entry-level computerized tutor matching system because the tuition coordinator is too lazy to make the effort to do a thorough and appropriate search.

How Accurate Match Works

Accurate Match was specially developed for Top Tutors by one of our founders, who was a partner at one of the world’s most successful and elite headhunting firms – which places board members and C-level executives (CEO, Chief Training Officer, etc) in the world’s largest multi-national companies and banks.

We harness state-of-the-art technology, to carefully search through our large, extensive database of private tuition teachers. We then meticulously interview each qualified candidate for suitability, before we show you between 4 to 10 tutor profiles.

With Top Tutors, you can select from the best tutors available in Singapore.

Reason We Are The Most Admired Tuition Agency In Singapore

Through this distinctive method of selecting only the top-performing tutors whose tutoring strengths are exactly what parents and students are seeking for their learning needs, we grew to be the top tuition agency in Singapore.

Our proven methodology to interview and shortlist only the most accomplished tutors for each unique assignment we accept has enabled students’ grades to quickly and sustainably improve.

And when students’ grades improve, our clients ask us to recommend tutors for more subjects for them, their relatives and their colleagues.

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Home Tuition For All Subjects, All Levels And MOE Exams

Top Tutors is The Leading Tuition Agency In Singapore
Our 22,000 experienced tutors are specialists and experts in these subjects:

Subject Levels

Primary School Tuition / Gifted Education Programme
Secondary School Tuition / Express / Normal Academic
Integrated Programme / International Baccalaureate

Junior College Tuition / H1, H2, H3
Polytechnic Modules
University Modules

Math/Math-Related Subjects

Mathematics Tuition
Elementary Mathematics Tuition
Additional Mathematics Tuition
Principles Of Accounting Tuition

Science Subjects


PSLE Tuition
GCE O Level Tuition
GCE A Level Tuition
IB Diploma

Language Subjects

English Tuition
Literature Tuition
General Paper Tuition
Chinese Tuition
Malay Tuition
Tamil Tuition

Humanities Subjects

Science Tuition
Physics Tuition
Chemistry Tuition
Biology Tuition
Combined Science Tuition

History Tuition
Geography Tuition
Social Studies Tuition
Economics Tuition

Clear Explanations

Understand content from even the most difficult chapters.

Exam Preparation

Intensive and extensive revision of the entire syllabus.

Patient, Friendly, Professional

Teaching methods to suit every learning style.

Why Do We Need Reading Skills?

How often have we read something and did not gain any helpful information from it? For me, it happens at least once a day. It is so important to be able to develop good reading skills.

Good Reading Skills Help Us Save Time – And Reduces Agony

I would sometimes have to re-read texts several times to get a better understanding of the content. If I feel that the document is important enough, that is. Otherwise, I will just move on to other things instead of – frankly – wasting my time. 

Students’ Reading Skills

When we are students, we MUST develop the correct reading skills. It is an important task, because it helps us master content so that we can do better in our exams. This includes content that is in our text books, on the internet, and in the supplementary notes that our teachers give to us.

Reading Is Boring – Sometimes

“But there is so much boring stuff!” I can hear us groaning.

Few people would read a text book or the school’s supplementary notes unless we are *forced* to. I might not have yet met any student who would read textbooks for fun or as a favourite hobby. If you do, please send us an email or whatsapp text 🙂 We’d like to interview you!

Proven Reading Skills – So That We Understand Correctly

Fortunately for the rest of us, there are several proven reading skills and methods that can help us read effectively and get maximum benefit each time we put in the effort to read. 

Good Reading Skills Help Us To Save Time

By using some or all of these reading skills and strategies, we can free up our time to be able to do other more meaningful things, like figuring out how to apply our knowledge, get higher exam grades and chill with our hobbies.

Think about the time you will save in the long run once you start having the best reading skills. Sounds good? Let’s start using these reading skills today!

Different Reading Skills For Different Scenarios

The reading skills and strategy required for reading a textbook is slightly different from reading novel like Twilight or Sherlock Holmes.

Reading Skills That Adapt To The Genre Of Writing

The goal of authors of textbooks is simple – the inform and to educate. The authors would communicate ideas through explanations of information. 

Novels on the other hand, usually bring you into a fantasy world.

Because of this, we need a different reading skills and strategies to read a textbook.

Reading Skills For Textbooks

Textbooks are very thorough. Sometimes boring, but definitely thorough. It will be difficult to be able to absorb and remember every tiny detail found in each chapter or paragraph.

So these are the reading skills that you need to develop:

1. Identify What You Want To Know

We all read for a purpose. What do you want to know after you have read the chapter or article? Once you have decided your purpose of reading, you can examine the content to see which parts will help you more.

Good questions to ask yourself are:
    A. What do I already know?
    B. What else do I need to know, in case the questions come up for the exams?

These questions give you more control over the reading that you need to do, because it lets you know – on your own terms and conditions – what you expect the book or article can do for you.

When some of us read a document or a textbook, we sometimes cannot align our thought process and analytical thinking to that of the author’s. If you want to better understand difficult content, you should write a list of topics that you are expecting to see in this textbook or article, and what questions you want to have answered by the end of the text. This may sound like a strange strategy but it is effective in helping you know which areas the text has not met your learning needs. You can then ask your teacher or tutor about what you need to know.

It is very important to be able to prune away information that is not useful. Clutter – whether in the written form in an article or chapter, or on our study desks/bedrooms – is a huge obstacle when we want to think clearly and get serious work completed.

Big and Important Ideas are usually presented to you in the form of bold print or section headings.

Key Details are found in the paragraphs that support the Big and Important Ideas, so that the Big and Important Ideas make sense.

Write down in a separate piece of paper or exercise book the key information that you want to extract from the article or chapter. This is the perfect way to help your mind remember these important points, Using the highlighter on your text book is good, but really, writing it down – whether you are copying most sentences wholesale or summarizing in your own words – definitely helps with memory recall.

2. Know Where To Look For Important Information 

Different chapters contain information that is found in different places, is presented to you in different ways – and have different depths and breadths of coverage.

By scanning through the material and having a good overview of where the important information is, your mind will know where to extract the information that you need for the exams and projects.

When reading, take small pauses and ask yourself questions. Reading 50 paragraphs at a time might mean that you can complete the task in record time. But your objective is to score better grades, not speed-read.

During the short pauses, ask yourself:
    A. Does this make sense?
    B. How does this information connect to what I already know?
    C. If the information seems incomplete, where can I go to find out more?

By constantly evaluating what you are reading, you will be able to better understand the author’s explanation, and finding ways to supplement what might be missing – and vital to your exam success.

If some portions of the chapter are not making sense, break the text into smaller portions. Research online the words that you do not understand. Take notes of what you have found through your research, because these are powerful notes that you can use when you revise for your exams. If possible, discuss what you have read – together with the notes you created – with your teacher, tutor, parent or classmate.

Visualize the content that you are reading. Picture what it might look like, and how it works. This is a very good way to help you remember what you are reading.

The MOE structured the syllabus of all the subjects that we are taught in schools in a way that similar to how Lego bricks work – the information at the mid levels are based on the fundamental information that we are first taught. And the complex information is placed on top of the mid level information. This is why it is so important for us to be able to make connections from one piece of information to another within our text books. If we cannot find how the information is inter-related, we will end up feeling increasingly lost as the weeks and months pass before we are faced with CAs and SAs.

3. Simplify Difficult And Complex Concepts With Words That You Understand

Some students memorize information that they are not sure the meaning of. This method might have worked somewhat well during the time our parents were in school. But exams these days test our ability to analyze and apply difficult knowledge. So memorizing works only to a small extent.

If you are not sure what some key words and concepts mean, you MUST ask someone who knows. This can be your school teacher, your tutor, your classmates or your seniors. We probably don’t want to run to them for each word that we don’t understand on Monday, then Tuesday, then Thursday, so it is good to compile a short list before asking them on say a Friday. It is better to ask and know, than to keep quiet and then suffer quietly by ourselves. Once they have explained, then you have to write down the explanations into your exercise or text book so that you can keep referring to it when you are studying.

4. It’s All About Timing 

If we need to read a text that has complex concepts or requires a lot of concentration, then we should choose a time in the day when we are likely to have the most energy. I know – no time in the day is the best time for studying – but there is surely at least 30 minutes of each day when we feel slightly more alert than the rest of the day. If you feel that 30 minutes is too precious a duration for you to read boring information, then set aside 15 minutes where you can be efficient. Go through the text, and then spend the other 15 minutes doing something else that you enjoy. Fifteen minutes of your serious attention is better than zero minutes.

5. After Your Reading Session, Ask Yourself:

  1. What was the most important thing that you remember from reading today’s text?
  2. Which parts did I not understand?
  3. Which parts should I read again?
Remember, it takes constant practice to develop your reading skills. 
The more you use these methods and practice on your reading skills, the more effective you will become – and the easier it gets for you to understand and retain the really important content.

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