Individual and Small Group Mathematics and Statistics Tuition in Singapore – University and Junior College level

I am a private tutor in Singapore specializing in:

Mathematics and Statistics - for University level, Junior College H2+H1, Integrated Programme (IP), International Baccalaureate (IB).

Chemistry and Physics - for Junior College H2+H1, Integrated Programme (IP), International Baccalaureate (IB).

I am a full-time tutor conducting individual home tuition and small group tuition at affordable rates. My students have benefited from private (one to one) home tuition. They have gained confidence tackling the difficult concepts presented to them, and have benefited from the personalized attention that one to one tuition provides.

Academic Qualifications and Private Tutoring Experience

Ph.D. in Mathematics, 2011, National University of Singapore.

B.Sc. First Class Honours in Mathematics, 2002, National University of Singapore.

Grade Point Average (GPA): 4.9 out of 5.0. Placed on Dean's List for 4 Semesters. Served as student mentor at Special Programme in Science (SPS) for several semesters.

Very Extensive experience since 2002 tutoring Junior College and Integrated Programme Mathematics, as well as Secondary School Elementary maths and Additional maths.

Experience since 2009 tutoring University Level Mathematics and Statistics - including Calculus of Several Variables, Business Statistics, Engineering Calculus, Real Analysis, Abstract Algebra, Linear Algebra, Probability, Discrete Mathematics.

Experience since 2009 tutoring Junior College, Integrated Programme, and Secondary School Chemistry and Physics.

Contact Information

Handphone: 9724-0163 (Mr Ng)
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My Approach to Private Tuition

The Singapore government and various Members of Parliament have voiced concerns about private tuition. Many have highlighted the stresses and pressures students are facing at school and have wondered if we are pushing our students too hard.

I believe that having private tuition is a personal choice that the student and parent must decide on their own. My students have benefited from private (one to one) home tuition. They have gained confidence tackling the difficult concepts presented to them, and have benefited from the personalized attention that one to one tuition provides.

At school or at tuition centres, it is difficult to give each and every student such individualized, personal attention. That is where home tutors like myself come in. I strongly believe that well-qualified tutors like myself have a role to play in helping students strengthen their academic foundations and achieve better grades.

My aim is to make the learning experience a pleasant and enriching experience for all my students.

NTU: Hive for learning in a ‘flipped classroom’

03 Aug 2015

In March this year, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) unveiled a $45 million learning hub to support the “flipped classroom” teaching method.

The learning hub is composed of 12 towers – each of which is eight storeys high – of stacked, rounded rooms. Each of the 56 “smart” classrooms in NTU’s learning hub is equipped with flexible clustered seating, electronic whiteboards and multiple LCD screens.

SMU: Fostering real-world learning round the clock

03 Aug 2015

The Singapore Management University (SMU) last year introduced SMU Labs, which will be used to teach modules where students learn through real-world projects with organisations.

Situated within the old MPH building in Stamford Road, the 24-hour facility features rooms with specific functions. The walls and floor of the white room are meant for scribbling down ideas, while another room has sofa beds for students to take power naps.

Government to help madrasahs improve quality of education

01 Aug 2015

The Muslim community is keen to improve the quality of education at its full-time religious schools, or madrasahs, and the Government is studying how to help it do so for secular subjects.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong noted that even though madrasahs are not part of the national school system, they play an important role in shaping the Singapore Muslim community.

Being an effective statistics tutor for university level

30 July 2015

Topic: Statistics tuition for undergraduate students

Private tutors like myself who teach undergraduate students often encounter students who need help understanding basic statistical concepts.

The students I tutor often need help in understanding concepts such as discrete versus continuous probability distributions, the use of Normal (Gaussian) and t-distribution tables, the construction of confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Many of these students have either not encountered these topics in Secondary School or in Polytechnic, or are out of touch with them.

Even “A” level students sometimes find difficulty in the above topics because the “A” level syllabus does not cover certain topics with sufficient depth.

To be an effective tutor for undergraduate statistics, one must be able to explain complex statistical concepts in an easy-to-understand fashion. The usage of carefully drawn diagrams, such as the critical regions of the standard normal distribution, is also important.

Examinations set at the beginning undergraduate level (year one and year two) generally do not delve too deep into the theoretical areas. They generally test computation techniques, and ask the student to explain concepts such as “significance level” or “confidence interval” using elementary terms.

A good statistics tutor must be able to prepare the student to tackle such questions in the most efficient way possible. The tutor must also teach the student how to present his or her answers in a concise yet comprehensive manner, using suitably drawn diagrams such as decision trees, probability trees, and critical regions.

NIE trainee teachers to get more overseas exposure

28 July 2015

Trainee teachers at the National Institute of Education (NIE) will soon be doing more research in education and learning from universities and schools overseas.

They will go on four teaching practicum stints which will include a five-week attachment in a school overseas, in countries such as Finland, Sweden, China and the United States.

All third-year trainee teachers will also go on an exchange programme with universities such as University of Helsinki in Finland, Linkoping University in Sweden and Tsing Hua University in China, and in the fourth year, they will also go overseas to present their research findings at conferences.

Temasek Polytechnic opens new Information Technology Security and Forensics hub

27 July 2015

Students from Temasek Polytechnic (TP) now have an integrated centre for hands-on cyber-security training and learning — at the new IT security and forensics hub.

The hub, which comes under TP’s School of Informatics and IT, comprises information technology centres that are run in collaboration with industry partners.

Students will be able to work and learn in an industry environment where they can apply their knowledge of cyber-security and information technology in a practical setting.

How one-to-one mathematics and statistics tuition helps accelerate learning

27 July 2015

In the hands of the right tutor, one-to-one tuition is effective in getting students up to speed with their classroom work and exam preparation.

For quite a number of my students, I go through the mathematical and statistical concepts from scratch, emphasizing the important ideas, formulas, as well as methods of proof and problem solving strategies.

Individualized tuition is highly effective because the student is free from the usual distractions that occur in classrooms or in large tuition groups. Teachers that conduct large classes have to teach at a fixed pace, which is sometimes too fast or too slow for the needs of each student.

Personalized tutors like myself can design the lesson according to the students’ requirements. I can use vocabulary that the student is able to comprehend. I can tailor my explanation of the concepts, formulas and proofs to the students’ level of understanding.

It is for this reason that individualized tuition has been highly effective in helping students improve their grades and develop a love for learning.