Individual and Small Group Maths Tuition in Singapore


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).

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 them.

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.

Extensive experience since 2002 tutoring Junior College H2+H1 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, Real Analysis, Abstract Algebra, Linear Algebra, Probability, Discrete Mathematics, Engineering Calculus, Business Statistics.

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

contact Contact Information

Handphone: 9724-0163 (Mr Ng)
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My Personal Tuition Blog

Very nice teacher’s day video by Maris Stella High School


September 2014

Maris Stella High School released a very nice teachers’ day video this year. It is a fun and hilarious video featuring cheesy Hong Kong movie opening credits as well as Stephen Chow Kung Fu fighting.

But what I really like about this video is that it ends with a very meaningful and thought-provoking message.

The teacher (played by Ms Tao Yi Jun) provides a famous quote by legendary martial arts actor Bruce Lee: “A teacher is never a giver of truth, but pointer to the truth that each student must find for himself.

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My Thoughts on Private Tuition (Introduction)


27 September 2013

Lately, 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 them.

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.

News and Announcements


Educators crucial in building a culture beyond academic qualifications: Heng Swee Keat


Summarized from Straits Times
Original Article dated 24 October 2014

BY PEARL LEE

SINGAPORE – Teachers and principals play a crucial role in helping Singaporeans look beyond academic qualifications, Education Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Friday.

To do this, educators need to place a stronger emphasis on skills and applied learning in schools and help students understand the value of all types of jobs, he said.

Mr Heng was speaking at a graduation dinner at The Regent Singapore Hotel for the six-month-long National Institute of Education Leaders in Education Programme.

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October 30, 2014 | Leave a Comment


Maths, science to come alive for more students


Summarized from Straits Times
03 Sept 2014

SECONDARY school students will be able to make science and mathematics come to life through experiments and projects under a new programme.

42 secondary schools now offer the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (Stem) Applied Learning Programme. The Stem programme is in line with Singapore’s push to encourage students and workers to develop specialised skills that are relevant to industries, rather than just academic knowledge.

As part of this effort, polytechnics and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) will enhance internships for students, and open more opportunities for them to work and further their qualifications after graduating.

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September 3, 2014 | Leave a Comment


MPs call for closer look at private tuition industry


TODAY Online
17 September 2013

SINGAPORE — The private tuition industry came under the spotlight in Parliament today (Sept 16) as several Members of Parliament (MPs) rose to their feet and raised questions on how to retain teachers in the education service who may leaving for more lucrative roles in the private sector.

Nominated MP Janice Koh had tabled a question about the impact of the tuition industry on social mobility and providing children with equal opportunities, and the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) ability to retain good teachers.

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September 27, 2013 | Leave a Comment


Finland looks to Singapore for educational ideas


Source: TODAY Online, 22 August 2013

SINGAPORE: The current buzz phrase in the Republic’s education system, “every school is a good school”, is in fact the principle on which the Finnish education model was built over the last four decades.

But as Singapore strives to realise this vision, Finland’s widely praised education system is being challenged because of an increasingly diverse student population, said the country’s Minister for Education and Science Krista Kiuru.

In an interview with TODAY, Ms Kiuru also responded to doubts about her country’s education system, given the high number of jobless youths. The solution does not lie in changing the education system but in spurring economic growth and creating jobs in an economy which has been weighed down by the euro-zone malaise, she said.

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September 10, 2013 | Leave a Comment


Scope for more open admission system in education institutes: Teo Chee Hean


Source: Channel News Asia, 06 September 2013

SINGAPORE: Acting Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean has suggested there is scope for Singapore’s education institutes and programmes to have a more open admission system.

Speaking at the topping out ceremony for the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) on Friday, Mr Teo stressed the need to continue keeping the pathways to success open to all.

He also urged Singaporeans who have done well to help preserve a greater sense of community in society.

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September 10, 2013 | Leave a Comment


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More top students opting for tuition to maintain form


Summarized from Straits Times
Original Article dated SEP 23, 2013

BY AMELIA TENG

Jasmine Thoi, 14, has tuition outside school for her two strongest subjects, Chinese and Maths – even though she already gets As in them.

The East Spring Secondary student is among a rising number of youngsters who are opting for tuition, regardless of how good their scores may be. She said: “Tuition lets me explore more and learn faster than my friends.”

Even students at tertiary level are getting in on the act.

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October 30, 2014 | Leave a Comment


Even undergrads are getting tuition


Thu, Dec 24, 2009
The Straits Times

By Terrence Voon

When Ms Jean Phua began attending classes in business finance earlier this year, she found she could not keep up.

Desperate for help, the 23-year-old – who was then pursuing a bachelor’s degree in marketing at SIM University – turned to a time-honoured Singapore tradition: tuition.

After a three-week crash course in the subject from a private tutor, she scored a credit and graduated last month.

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October 12, 2014 | Leave a Comment


Maths, science to come alive for more students


Summarized from Straits Times
03 Sept 2014

SECONDARY school students will be able to make science and mathematics come to life through experiments and projects under a new programme.

42 secondary schools now offer the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (Stem) Applied Learning Programme. The Stem programme is in line with Singapore’s push to encourage students and workers to develop specialised skills that are relevant to industries, rather than just academic knowledge.

As part of this effort, polytechnics and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) will enhance internships for students, and open more opportunities for them to work and further their qualifications after graduating.

[Read more...]

September 3, 2014 | Leave a Comment


Teaching science is sometimes an art


25 August 2014
Summarized from the Straits Times

A National Junior College (NJC) chemistry teacher, Mr Harman Johll, adds creativity to his lessons by the use of card games.

Inspired by the Happy Family card game, Harman made his own version to teach students particle physics.

With his card game, he got students to group elementary particles according to their families, using the rules of physics.

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August 26, 2014 | Leave a Comment


Singapore to hold first regional education expo in November


Source: ST Online, 28 October 2013

Singapore will hold the first AsiaEducationExpo 2013 (AEX2013), which will showcase the latest education technologies and methodologies, and allow educators and policymakers from the region to network and exchange ideas.

The expo will be held from Nov 20 to 22 at the Singapore Expo Hall 2, in collaboration with Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation Regional Language Centre.

Sphere Exhibits – the events, roadshows and exhibitions arm of Singapore Press Holdings – announced the event on Monday.

The expo will showcase new ways of instruction and best practices that encourage and motivate learning. It will also highlight new and emerging offerings from educational and instructional technology providers, such as alternative platforms that can be used for learning, among other things.

October 29, 2013 | Leave a Comment