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


Better scores now needed for NUS arts faculty


Summarized from Straits Times
26 November 2014

BY SANDRA DAVIE SENIOR EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT

This year, A-level holders needed at least an A and two Bs to get into the arts and social sciences faculty of the National University of Singapore.

Two years ago, the minimum grade needed was three Bs.

Faculty officials said they are also taking in more top A-level students, who score at least 3As. This year, they made up 15 per cent of applications, up from 7 per cent in the 2000s.

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November 26, 2014 | Leave a Comment


Even undergrads are getting tuition


Summarized from Straits Times
Thu, Dec 24, 2009

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.

[Read more…]

November 6, 2014 | Leave a Comment


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


Media Articles related to Maths, Science, Finance & Economics


“Tuition no enough”


Summarized from AsiaOne
18 November 2014

A tutor was recently revealed to earn a mind-boggling $830,000 – on average – a year, and the tuition industry is estimated to be worth about a $1 billion according to a recent report.

CATHERINE ROBERT and NG JUN SEN speak to parents who say they feel the pinch of paying for tuition, but have no plans to stop any time soon.

Mrs Jaclyn Chew’s son, who attends an all-boys school in north-eastern Singapore, was crestfallen after he asked his parents how he fared.

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November 19, 2014 | Leave a Comment


Five things to know about online learning platform Coursera


Summarized from Straits Times
11 November 2014

BY AUDREY TAN

SINGAPORE – From learning about the material science of volcanic eruptions to the study of comic books and graphic novels, Coursera, an international massive open online course platform, has revolutionised the way students here can learn.

The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has allowed its students to earn credits that count towards graduation by taking two such courses – An Exploration of Symmetry and Introduction to Forensic Science – on this platform.

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November 12, 2014 | Leave a Comment


Parliament: Schools vet external vendors before engaging them, says Heng Swee Keat


Summarized from Straits Times
05 November 2014

BY PEARL LEE

The Education Ministry has in place a vetting process to evaluate external vendors before schools engage them to conduct enrichment programmes and workshops, Education Minister Heng Swee Keat said in Parliament on Monday.

Mr Heng was responding to a question from Mr Lim Biow Chuan (Mountbatten), who chairs the Government Parliamentary Committee for Education, and Mr Zaqy Mohamad (Chua Chu Kang GRC), who asked about the vetting process after a Hwa Chong Institution student had attracted headlines last month for criticising on Facebook a relationship programme run by an external vendor in her school.

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November 6, 2014 | Leave a Comment


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.

[Read more…]

October 12, 2014 | Leave a Comment