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      Q: What are the types of tutors available?

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

      Part-Time Tutors – refers to private tutors who doing it part-time. Most of the tutors here are still schooling: A-level graduates, Diploma students/graduates, or 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 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/IB/IGCSE School 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.

      Q: Do I have to pay any agency fees?

      A: The agency commission is deducted from the tutor fees. This means you do not pay anything extra agency fees – our services are essentially free as long as clients follow and act according to our terms and conditions.

      For instance, you must facilitate the process for us to claim the commission on the tutor. SmileTutor’s agent fee on the tutor is generally 50% of the 1st month of tutor fees. Once the assignment’s details such as schedule, rate, and first lesson is confirmed, our tuition coordinator in contact with you will send you an official invoice via email with the confirmation and payment details. You will transfer this amount to us directly.

      Q: What if the tutor is not suitable after X number of lessons?

      A: You may inform the coordinator 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!

      However, note that once you have confirmed the assignment to book the tutor in quote, there is a binding contract to complete one full lesson and you may only request a change of tutor or terminate the tuition only after that 1st lesson. If you decide to change your mind before the 1st lesson even commenced, the fee for the unfinished first lesson may be charged as an administrative fee.

      Q: Can I change or cancel my tutor if I am not satisfied with the current one?

      A: Yes, of course. If the provided tutor does not meet your needs, you may simply inform the tuition coordinator in contact with you regarding the cancellation or request a change. We will promptly make the necessary arrangements. Do note that you are still required to make payment to SmileTutor for all lessons already conducted.

      Q: How do I make the payment?

      You may make a bank transfer via ATM, ibanking or Cheque. Upon confirmation, payment details will be provided in the official email invoice sent to you. If you have any doubts, you can always contact us directly.

      Please note that for all payments, it is your responsibility to ensure that the bank receipt is kept as proof of transaction made via cash deposit transfer. Please also ensure that you notify the agency upon transferring for verification.


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      Through our Services, we enable students or their parents to connect with tutors for arrangements including but not limited to, private tuition at home, tuition in public places, group tuition, Skype tutoring lessons, or homework help.

      All visitors of our site, whether they are registered or not, shall be considered as “users” of the contained Services provided for this Terms. Once individual registers for these Services, through the process of creating an account or requesting a tutor, the user shall then be considered a “member.” There are two types of members; “Client” – a customer, who hire tutor from SmileTutor; “Tutor” – a person, registered in SmileTutor’s Website and providing tuition services.

      The user and the member acknowledges and agrees that Services provided and made available through our website are the sole property of SmileTutor. At its discretion, we may offer additional website Services or renew, change or verify any actual content and Services, and this Agreement shall apply to any and all additional, updated, altered or revised Services unless otherwise specified. SmileTutor does hereby reserve the right to cancel and cease offering any of the Services mentioned above. You acknowledge, accept and agree that SmileTutor shall not be liable for any such renewals, changes, revisions or terminations of any of Our Services and products. Should you not agree to the, updated, overviewed or changed terms, you must stop using the provided Services immediately.

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      When you register, SmileTutor may collect information such as your name, birth date, gender, race, occupation and personal interests. It is due to client’s preferences. There is no violation of Article 12 of the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore.

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      When you create an account, you are the sole authorized user of your account. You shall be liable for the preservation of the secrecy of your password/login and for all activities that transpire on/within your account. You are liable for any actions or omission of any user(s) that access your member’s profile information that, if undertaken by you, would be deemed a breach of these Terms and Conditions. It shall be a responsibility to notify SmileTutor immediately any unauthorized access or use of your password and account or any other breach of security. If you ever find out or suspect that someone accesses your account without authorization, you are advised to inform us immediately. SmileTutor shall not be held liable for any loss and damage arising from any failure to comply with this term of use.

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      Tuition rates listed on our website are merely guidelines. The exact price for tuition services may differ depending on client’s requirements, market conditions, availability of tutors, etc. The tutors can establish rates by themselves. But the final decision concerning price shall be accepted by confirmed agreement of both parties via an official confirmation invoice sent by SmileTutor.

      Clients shall pay the invoice and inform SmileTutor within three days of the due date. It is the client’s responsibility to ensure that the bank receipt is kept as proof of transaction made through cash deposit transfer.

      Tuition rates agreed upon should not be changed unless clients and tutors mutually agree. SmileTutor reserves the right to claim its commission based on the original agreed upon tuition rate.

      In most cases, we will collect the conducted tuition fees directly from the client (sometimes, we also collect payment from tutor) and will then subsequently resolve any payment issues owing to the tutor. Thus, for cancelled tuition arrangements, clients are required to deal directly with the agency. If clients decide to pay the tutor directly and bypass the agency, clients shall be made liable to SmileTutor for the commission amount if we fail to collect our commission from the tutor, in addition to any administrative fees incurred by the agency in collecting the fees.

      In general, tutors shall not collect the agency commission from the client directly. If they do so, they shall inform the agency immediately. At notice by the agency, they shall make payment to the agency in full within 3 days. Tutors, who fail to follow these instructions, shall be liable to pay the full amount of payment and additionally, administrative fees, incurred by the agency in collecting the payment from the tutor.

      SmileTutor reserves the right to change commission due to non-fulfillment of tutor’s obligations or other reasons. Clients are liable to pay tuition fees for all attended lessons, regardless of how satisfactory the lessons were. For more information – read the website.

      Refunds may be made to the client’s bank account in case of violations of terms because of the tutor’s fault, or other reasons. Client can be additionally charged for improper or unfulfilled payment obligation. SmileTutor warns about this with messages.

      If there are disputes or concerns regarding tuition fees between tutors and clients, we will provide assistance, to our reasonable means, to help tutors to claim fees from clients and vice versa. However, SmileTutor shall not be legally responsible for any payment disputes between tutors and clients. Clients shall inform the agency and the tutor (if the client has the tutor’s contact) if a postponement or cancellation of any lesson is needed. If the tutor is only informed less than two hours away to the start time of the lesson, clients shall be liable to pay for the loss time and transport cost to the tutor. The amount payable will be 50% of 1 lesson. The client shall pay this amount in cash immediately on the tutor’s next visit or via bank transfer to the tutor if there is no more next visit. Cancellations or postponement of lessons shall not affect our commission amount.

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      •The client may request a replacement tutor or cancel at any time after the first
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      •The tutoring period is usually stated clearly as we arrange the tuition assignment.
      In the event that the tutoring period is not specified, all parties should be prepared to commit for at least 3 months.
      •There is an unspoken agreement to complete minimum 1 lesson upon tutor confirmation. If clients decide to cancel after 1 or more lessons for any reason, only conducted lessons shall need to be paid for and SmileTutor will refund any the remaining fees paid in advance. However, for cancellations before first lesson has even commenced, clients will be liable for administrative fees no less than the equivalent of the first lesson fees which must be paid by the due date specified in the invoice.
      •Clients shall inform the agency and the tutor (if the client has the tutor’s contact) if a postponement or cancellation of any lesson is needed. If the tutor is only informed less than two hours away to the start time of the lesson, clients shall be liable to pay for the loss time and transport cost to the tutor. The amount payable will be 50% of 1 lesson. The client shall pay this amount in cash immediately on the tutor’s next visit or via bank transfer to the tutor if there is no more next visit. Cancellations or postponement of lessons shall not affect our commission amount.
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      Clients are allowed to renegotiate the schedule with tutors. Any changes in the frequency of lessons in the first 4 weeks of lessons must be made known to SmileTutor. SmileTutor may adjust commission under such conditions.

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      SmileTutor expects all tutors and members to conduct themselves appropriately in a professional and ethical manner.

      General rules include, but are not limited to:
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      -At least two days’ notice if a change of timing is needed, unless due to sudden sickness. MC must be provided.
      -No physical and verbal abuse will be tolerated. (e.g discouragement, scolding etc.)
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      The termination of your account may contain any and/or all of the following:
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      c) the barring of any further use of all or part of our Website.

      As a member, you may also terminate or cancel your profile, associated email address and/or access to our Website by submitting a cancellation or termination request to us via email 7 days prior to termination date.

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      SmileTutor does its best to ensure that all information on the Website is accurate. If you find any inaccurate information on the Website, please let us know by sending an email and we will correct it, where we agree, as soon as practicable.

      As we mostly rely on information submitted by users online, we cannot guarantee the qualifications and other information about our tutors. SmileTutor does its best to provide accurate tuition services. However, no one is secured from human error, for example, in case of error in tuition rates/address via SMS confirmation or invoice, etc.

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      SmileTutor also reserves the right not to provide services for clients or tutors without reason. Accessing the Website is forbidden from territories where the Service or any Content is illegal; you are responsible for compliance with local laws.

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        Challenges Faced

        Before JC, chances are you had no prior interaction with Economics as a subject. It is understandable if you find Economics difficult. Most Singaporean students do —because it’s an entirely new and different subject.

        With no one to break through the barrier on your behalf, you may have a hard time figuring things out on your own. Some students attempt to memorize model answers and squeeze out any concept remotely applicable when they sit for exams. Others try to use the same methods they used to tackle other essay based subjects i.e. General Paper.

        But these don’t work as well as truly understanding the subject.

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        • Concept explanations:JC Economics tutors help you make the connection between economic theories and the real world helping you grasp instead of cram the concepts
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        • Tuition at an appropriate pace:Tutors are able to patiently walk you through topic-by-topic – helping you understand complicated concepts by breaking it down with easy to grasp explanations through the JC Economics tuition session
        • Targeted approach:Good Econs tutors know how to work on your study weaknesses and focus your strengths, thereby improving on your outcomes or getting you to achieve the results of your dreams. Something that’ll take you so long to do on your own –or never unless with Economics tutor Singapore
        • Provide a guide to answering econs essays:Tutors help you develop proper structure – in answering both close-ended and open-ended economics questions, so you can score high in your exams through A Level Economics tuition Singapore
        • Spark discussion: Friendly tutors provide a great forum for discussion during your economics home tuition – so you won’t be all alone trying to understand and learn Economics

        You can join the 15,000+ smiling students who have improved their Econs grades with us

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        We have taken time and effort to build up an impressive team of Econs tuition JC tutors in Singapore, inclusive of IB Economics tuition, A-Level Economics tuition, H1 Economics tuition, H2 Economics tuition Singapore and more. We have university economics tutors with Economics degrees and even local MOE JC economics lecturers ready to help you achieve that A!

        Our experienced and proficient A Level Economics tutors in Singapore are eager to personally guide your child to success in econs –so that they can free up time for other subjects. Your child doesn’t have to struggle alone…

        Our JC Economics tuition Singapore tutors are available to help you win with econs. We pass them through a stringent selection process to ensure you get the very best tutoring from them.

        1-1 Attention

        During the actual tutoring process, your tutor doesn’t just teach-on assuming or hoping you are grasping the concepts. They teach and then pause to assess your level of understanding from time to time before moving on to the next concept, topic or chapter.

        If you don’t understand a concept, you can easily point your tutor to the exact area you are having issues (as many times as it takes to get it right) and they would be happy to repeat lessons or use a more easy-to-understand approach until you grasp the concept being taught.

        Your tutor’s job in a nutshell is to help you break through the hurdles in economics, teach you the concepts you’re struggling with right now, and help you develop exam-taking techniques so you can go for your econs exams with boldness and excel with ease.

        Economics isn’t easy

        Economics is not an easy subject, and definitely not straightforward. We think understanding Econs is like learning a new language. Worse, it introduces brand new concepts using technical jargon. Econs essays are complex; involves writing in a different way as compared to other essay-based subjects; and does not have a clear-cut answer one can memorize.

        • Feeling overwhelmed because it is a completely new subject?

        • Find the concept tricky and don’t know how to solve essay questions?

        • Battling complex jargon and struggling to grasp concepts?

        Doing well in Econs

        To do well in economics, not only must you have an in-depth grasp of economics theories – more importantly – you must learn to tailor your answers appropriately during exams.

        And, there’s no special formula to that except that you must have enough personalized practice and experience –so you can develop enough confidence to face that final economics paper on A-Level day!

        If Economics was the only subject to worry about, perhaps you’d have ample time to go back and forth and try to master all of the above. But with other subjects you have on your plate,

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        Econs is difficult, but important

        What is it?

        According to investopedia.com, “Economics is a social science concerned with the production, distribution and consumption of scarce goods and services...”

        When do I use it?

        To break it down, Econs involves the scientific process through which humans distribute scarce resources to meet their unlimited wants.

        What would I learn?

        Microeconomics focuses on individuals and companies within the economy, whereas macroeconomics looks at the bigger picture – governmental and national decisions.

        What is it?

        According to investopedia.com, “Economics is a social science concerned with the production, distribution and consumption of scarce goods and services...”

        When do I use it?

        To break it down, Econs involves the scientific process through which humans distribute scarce resources to meet their unlimited wants.

        What would I learn?

        Microeconomics focuses on individuals and companies within the economy, whereas macroeconomics looks at the bigger picture – governmental and national decisions.

        You’ll encounter topics like:

        • Opportunity cost
        • Resource allocation
        • Types of markets
        • Market failure
        • Government intervention
        • Economic indicators
        • Fiscal policies
        • Accounting

        Frequently Asked Questions about Economics Tuition

        Why is Economics so hard?

        Many students struggle with Economics due to all the concepts and formulas. They also require students to put in a lot of time, effort and dedication in order to understand the subject. Economics also contain theories that require students to thoroughly understand them or else they would not be able to understand the rest of the subject.

        Economics is also heavily based on maths and statistics. There are a lot of graph reading which can become confusing and difficult.

        How to score well in Economics?

        If your child is an economic student, then he/she should know that going into class with an unfinished assignment or revision will only set them up for failure. They will have to spend time understanding the topics before they could even move on to the next.

        They will have to spend time taking notes as they go along for them to read and understand. Getting a tutor will help greatly in their revision and if they couldn’t keep up in class, then at least they have a private tutor for them to seek help with.

        How do I know if my child needs tuition in Economics?

        Speak to your child about the subjects he/she is taking in school. If he/she is struggling, it would be quite obvious as they would be stressed out with the amount of information that they have to learn and memorize.

        How can SmileTutor help?

        At SmileTutor, we have a wide range of tutors who have gone through different educational backgrounds that can fit into your child’s school schedule as well. Therefore, you can feel assured that you will be able to get an experienced economics tutor that can help your child achieve the goals they want.

        How do I request for a Economics tutor?

        Our slogan is “Efficient, effective, and easy” – our goal is to make your process of finding the perfect home tutor for your child as simple and painless as possible.

        There are many avenues for you to request for a Economics tutor with us and it takes less than 2 minutes to do so. The avenues as listed below:

        - Phone Call: +65 6266 4475 (Mon to Sun 9am-8pm)

        - Website: https://smiletutor.sg/find-tutor/

        - WhatsApp: +65 94504390 (click for shortcut)

        You can also send us a quick email through our contact form at the bottom of the page. Once we have received your enquiry, our coordinators will drop you a call within 1-12 hours.

        Simply take 2 minutes to send us your request now and you can sit back and relax while we source for the perfect tutor for you.

        What are the types of Economics tutors available?

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

        - Part-Time Economics Tutors – refers to private Economics tutors who doing it part-time. Most of the tutors here are still schooling: A-level graduates, Diploma students/graduates, or 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 the cheapest option for home tuition in Singapore.

        - Full-Time Economics Tutors – refers to full-time private Economics 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.

        - Ex/Current MOE Economics School 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.

        How are the tutors assigned to me?

        After making a request via our online platforms (Website, Instagram, Facebook or WhatsApp) or via the phone hotline (+65 6266 4475), our Tuition Coordinators will determine the best available tutor based on your stated preferences and will send you recommendations via SMS.

        You can then ask any questions, request to speak with the tutor via conference call, ask for another recommendation or simply confirm the tutor. If you are uncomfortable with any details regarding the newly

        assigned tutor, you can always request for a different tutor. Our Coordinators will ensure that both parties agree on the lesson details and pricing before confirming the lessons.

        Once you have confirmed a suitable tutor, we’ll send you the lesson details via a confirmation email and you can start preparing for your first lesson!

        Can I request for a specific tutor?

        Sure, if you have any tutors in mind, feel free to give us a call at +65 6266 4475 and let us know the information of the Economics tutor you are looking for. As we have the most extensive database in Singapore, we may be able to find the tutor you are looking for.

        Alternatively, you may view some of our latest available tutors at our ‘View Tutors’ page. From this page you can do some DIY sourcing and indicate your interest directly there. However, do note that the availability of the tutor may not be guaranteed. Our Coordinators will be swift to advice you on the availabilities of the requested tutor and recommend any similar tutors that may be available if needed.

        Can I trust the Economics tutors provided by SmileTutor?

        In 2019, we introduced Quality Score™ which is our proprietary system that grades over 30,000 tutors based on multiple factors such as profile completeness, recent job acceptance, track records, parent reviews, and more. With this system, we are able to ensure that parents & students are constantly matched with the cream of the crop tutors in Singapore. Since we have introduced this system, the quality of our tutors have improved and our numbers of compliments had increased tremendously.

        SmileTutor treats the credibility of our tutor profiles very seriously. All suspicious tutor applications or profiles with missing information are immediately investigated and blacklisted. For tutees who wish to personally verify their tutor's qualifications and identity, you may request that the tutor bring their relevant certificates on the 1st lesson. (We do not to send online documents due to privacy laws). For current school teachers, it is our SOP to remind tutors to bring teacher's pass on their first lesson as a form of verification to give tutee a peace of mind.

        Why do tutors charge different prices?

        SmileTutor does not dictate tuition rates. Each tutor sets their own prices depending on their qualifications, experience, and many other factors such as student’s level, location, timing etc.

        However, when arranging the tuition for you, our experienced coordinators will ensure that the rates are fair and within market rates. We also conduct negotiation when required to try to reduce lessons fees in order to fit within your budget when necessary.

        You may view the latest tuition rates here.

        Do I have to pay any commission fees?

        Our services are free-of-charge for parents and students. You are only required to pay for lessons conducted. A portion of the total lesson fees usually in the first four weeks of lessons will be allocated to SmileTutor as the agency commission. This is deducted directly from the tutor’s fees, so you do not pay anything extra.

        However, there is a 7% GST imposed on the agency commission.  For example, if you engage a tutor for $50 per class for once a week, the agency commission will be $100. Hence, the GST imposed is $7.  This is only a one-off payment only and from 3rd lesson onward there is no GST since you pay the tutor directly. The tutor's fees are not subjected to GST.

        To facilitate the process for us to collect the agency fees, you are required to cooperate with us by transferring the allocated agency commission (usually 50% of the 1st month fees) + GST directly to SmileTutor. Thereafter, you will pay the remaining lessons to the tutor directly. Our Tuition Coordinators will inform you of the full payment details and instructions upon lesson confirmation.

         

        How do I pay for lessons?

        In general, the agency commission charged to the tutor is 2-weeks of active lessons. Payment of the agency commission will be made directly to SmileTutor after the completion of a certain number of lessons whereby the lesson fees equal or exceed the agency commission amount.  After you may paid the agency commission, you may pay the tutor directly for subsequent lessons in any method preferred by both parties

        Do take note that our services are completely free for you. By paying directly to SmileTutor, you are merely helping us to facilitate the collection process of the agency commission from the tutor. There are no additional / hidden fees you need to pay other than the mentioned lesson rates.

        We accept various modes of payment including credit/debit card, online transfer, cheque, and cash. Our Coordinators will inform you of the full payment details during your tutor request.

        Example: Client Mary hires Tutor for $60/lesson at 1 lesson per week. The agency commission is $120 (equivalent to 2 lessons). After Tutor has conducted two lessons, Client Mary transfers to SmileTutor $120. Then, from the 3rd lesson onwards, she is to pay Tutor directly. The arrangement made between Mary and the tutor is to pay every 4-lessons via bank transfer.

        Is advance payment needed?

        You do not have to make advance payments of any kind. All payments are made only after the requisite lessons have been conducted.

        Are there any binding contracts?

        There are no contracts and obligations until you agree to engage our tutors. When any assignment is confirmed, there are guidelines to follow to ensure that both the student and tutor can have a smooth and rewarding experience.

        Where are the Economics tuition lessons conducted?

        The Economics tutoring lessons will be conducted at a pre-determined location according to your preference (usually at your home). If it is not convenient to have tuition conducted at your home, you may request for the tuition to be conducted somewhere else, such as the tutors home or at a convenient public location such as libraries, cafeterias, hostels, etc.

        The location of the tuition lessons should be determined before the confirmation of lessons. Any change in address after lessons have started is subject to both parties approval

        How are lessons conducted?

        One of the main benefits of private tutoring is that we do not adopt a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. Every Economics tutor has their unique methodology, personality, and teaching style. During the prospecting phase, our coordinators do our due diligence to find out your child’s needs and weakest points in the Economics subject in order to match the most suitable tutor.

        Usually, the first lesson is a ‘getting to know’ phase, where tutors will gauge your child’s interest in the subject, current level of proficiency, and spot areas of weakness. From the second lesson onwards, tutors will generally be more prepared to conduct the lessons according to the student’s learning or syllabus.

        If you are a more hands-on parent, you can also communicate with the tutor and provide suggestions on which area you’d like the tutor to focus more on (i.e. composition writing). As there are no fixed lesson plans or arrangements, both the clients and tutors are free to discuss and conduct their lessons in any way that benefits the student’s learning.

        Can I postpone lessons dates & timings?

        Yes, of course. However, all postponements of lessons must be made at least 24 hours in advance of lessons, except for special cases (such as medical emergencies).

        For postponement of the first lesson, SmileTutor must be informed via phone call at +65 6266 4475 (Mon to Sun 9am-8pm). A confirmation SMS will be sent to you acknowledging your postponement after the call. However, if you are informing at least 48 hours in advance, an SMS made to +65 9014 4201 will suffice.

        Postponements of lessons after the first lesson may be made directly between tutor and tutee.

        Please note that failure to make a postponement at least 24 hours in advance may incur compensation to the tutor for time loss (e.g wasted trips). Generally, the compensation amount is 50% of 1-lesson fee.

        Can I terminate lessons if the tutor is not suitable?

        You may terminate the tuition at any time after the first lesson but must inform SmileTutor at least 24 hours in advance of the next lesson and must pay for all lessons conducted. Terminations made less than 24 hours before the lesson will incur a late charge of 50% of that lesson’s total fee.

        Termination Procedure

        1. Inform SmileTutor via a phone call to +65 6266 4475 (9am-8pm) at least 24 hours in advance before the next lesson

        2. Pay for lessons conducted, half directly to SmileTutor and WhatsApp the receipt to our Finance Dept. at +65 9450 4390

        3. Pay the other half directly to the tutor

        However, note that once you have confirmed the assignment to book the tutor in quote, there is a binding contract to complete one full lesson and you may only request a change of tutor or terminate the tuition only after that 1st lesson. If you decide to change your mind before the 1st lesson even commenced, the fee for the unfinished first lesson may be charged as an administrative fee.

        Will tutors postpone lessons?

        SmileTutor does not encourage tutors to make frequent postponements to the lessons. However, we do encourage you to offer some degree of flexibility as tutors are also human and may fall sick or have sudden emergencies from time to time.

        If the tutor we assigned to you happen to make postponements more frequently than you prefer, you may wish to communicate with them and remind them to stick to the usual lesson schedule. Sometimes, a simple effort to communicate between both parties can go a long way in avoiding any disruption in lessons or last-minute discrepancies.

        If you face further difficulties with your tutor in this area, please feedback to us immediately and we will arrange a new tutor for you.

        Can my tutor terminate the lessons?

        For termination of lessons, tutors are expected to commit for at least the 4-weeks of tuition. If the tutor backs out of an assignment without a valid reason (e.g. illness) before completing at least 4-weeks of tuition, he/she will not be entitled to receive any tuition fees. i.e. You will only be required to pay 50% of the tuition fees (plus any applicable taxes) directly to the agency.

        Unfortunately, we are unable to force tutors to commit for more than 4-weeks. However, we do encourage responsible behaviour and let our tutors know that they should do their best to commit at least until the end of year exams. Most of our tutors follow through.

        What about adding of subjects or students (e.g siblings)?

        You may wish to try out one subject first and then add more subjects subsequently. Or, when starting the tuition, you may find yourself wanting to increase the frequency of lessons or to engage the same tutor for your other children. In any of these cases, please make your request through the agency in order to stay protected and keep the tutor accountable to the agency.

        SmileTutor is not responsible for any engagements made outside of the agency’s knowledge. Hence, tutors and tutees are expected to inform their coordinators of any added lessons or changes to the lessons schedule/subjects/tutees immediately.

        How do I feedback to SmileTutor regarding my good/bad experience?

        You may email us at Email for any feedback or questions that are not answered under this FAQ.

        For private feedback about the agency service, you may contact Rum (Founder) at 97558257 or email him at Rum Email.

        We appreciate your help in providing us accurate feedback so as to improve our service and system.

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        For A-levels and IB program, a student’s understanding of Economic concepts are tested by at least two main papers, namely—Case Study Questions (CSQ) and Essay Questions (EQ).

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