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


Raffles Institution names new scholarship after ex-maths teacher


Summarized from Straits Times
20 December 2014

BY AMELIA TENG

Raffles Institution (RI) has named a new scholarship after a former teacher, Mr Hector Chee, whom many regard as an institution himself.

The 81-year-old, who taught mathematics at RI from 1960 to 1980, was known to many for his zeal in finding new ways to teach the subject, from sourcing for material from Britain to introducing topics such as logic into classes.

The scholarship will be offered next year to students from RI and Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary), as well as those from six secondary schools in the Bishan area. These are Bishan Park Secondary, Catholic High School, Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary, Guangyang Secondary, Whitley Secondary and Peirce Secondary.

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December 20, 2014 | Leave a Comment


$10 million fund set up for research on tertiary education


Summarized from Straits Times
04 December 2014

BY PEARL LEE

SINGAPORE – The Education Ministry will set aside $10 million to fund research on innovative teaching and learning methods at the tertiary levels, Education Minister Heng Swee Keat announced on Thursday.

Named the Tertiary Education Research Fund, it will be available to researchers at the universities, polytechnics and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) on a competitive basis, said Mr Heng.

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December 8, 2014 | Leave a Comment


British minister gives thumbs up to Singapore textbooks


Summarized from Straits Times
02 December 2014

SINGAPORE – Textbooks used in Singapore schools have been held up as examples of teaching excellence by a British minister, who is pushing for Britain to adopt high-quality textbooks to raise the country’s academic standards.

In a speech last month on the importance of good textbooks, British School Reform Minister Nick Gibb described Singapore’s textbooks as “excellent” and “state of the art”, and noted approvingly that England’s new network of maths hubs will start using textbooks based on Singapore’s “world-class primary maths textbooks”.

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December 3, 2014 | Leave a Comment


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.

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November 6, 2014 | Leave a Comment


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More students seeking bond-free scholarships to keep options open


Summarized from Straits Times
11 December 2014

BY SANDRA DAVIE SENIOR EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT

More bright students are forgoing government scholarships that come with a four- to six-year bond to take up bond-free ones from local universities, private organisations and foundations.

Government scholarships came under the spotlight recently after Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) scientist Eng Kai Er started an arts grant, partly to protest against her six-year bond tying her to a job she was not interested in.

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December 17, 2014 | Leave a Comment


“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