Singapore is known as a tuition nation. However, despite having a large number of expats living and working here, few opt to become tuition teachers.
Expats have a few distinct advantages. For example, those from UK or US possess a native tongue, which is in high demand for those looking for English tuition. Tutors who are from Vietnam, Japan, Myanmar, Indonesia, and other countries – can also tutor their native languages to Singaporeans who are looking to learn a new language.
However, there are also a lot of ways expat tutors can benefit from tutoring in Singapore. Let`s take a look at some of the reasons why you should consider tutoring in Singapore.
1. Improving your CV
Nowadays employers are very demanding and almost always want a candidate that already after graduation has previous work experience. Tutoring in Singapore can be considered as part of your working experience in your CV. After all, you will need something unique to stand out from the crowd and catch the attention from the employers. International experience is always a good thing to include in your CV and can really improve your chances of finding a job.
2. Getting to know the new culture
No matter where you are originally from, the culture in Singapore will probably be different from the one you know. This is a really great way to learn about new customs and traditions, as you enter the homes of students of different races and backgrounds.
3. Meeting new people
The great thing about working abroad is also meeting a lot of new people. Either locals or other internationals, it is always good to have new friends especially when you are far away from home. Being part of the tutoring community allows you to make friends with other expats and locals.
4.Learn a new language
Singapore has four official languages: English, Malay, Mandarin and Tamil. Why not try to learn at least one of them? Probably you will not be able to speak fluently after a couple of months, but it will probably be enough for everyday use. It is also never a bad thing to know more foreign languages.
5. Change the lives of others
By teaching others you will contribute to their lives and help them achieve their goals. Most students that need tutors will be very grateful for your help and it will also be a fulfilling job for you when you see how your help made a change in someone`s life.
6. Great travel opportunities:
Living in Singapore is also a great opportunity to travel. You will surely not work the whole time, so you can use your free time to travel and discover Singapore and the countries and islands around it.
Although you will probably still have a lot of questions before moving to Singapore, such as, “How will I find a place to stay?”, “Will I adapt to the new culture?”, “Will I get homesick?” etc. All in all, it will probably be one of the best experiences of your life.