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)
Alternatively, please Email: tutor@sgmathtuition.net
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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.

More students pursuing Australian degrees in institutions here

01 Sept 2015

More students from Singapore are opting to get Australian degrees through private institutions here, rather than going Down Under for tertiary education.

The number of students here studying for Australian degrees increased to 31,000 last year, up from 26,000 in 2010.

Most of those enrolled in Australian degree programmes here are polytechnic diploma holders who are attracted to this affordable way of getting a recognised foreign degree.

Learning mother tongues should be “special”, “alive” and “easy” says Education Minister

31 August 2015

Learning one’s mother tongue language should be made “as easy as possible” for children, Education Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Saturday.

He was addressing 500 educators, parents, community partners and students at the Mother Tongue Languages Symposium, which brings together schools and the community to share creative efforts in promoting mother tongue languages.

SUTD’s pioneer batch graduates

31 August 2015

Two in three of the pioneer batch at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have either secured jobs or will be pursuing graduate studies.

The university, which partners the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States and China’s Zhejiang University, graduated its first batch of 308 students last Saturday.

Education Minister Heng Swee Keat, who was the guest of honour at the graduation ceremony, said it was a “historic occasion” for SUTD, Singapore’s fourth public university.

Singapore’s Science and Technology sector celebrates SG50

30 August 2015

For Singapore’s 50th birthday this year, the science and technology sector here is celebrating with a year-long series of events.

From now until the end of the year, members of the public can visit science exhibitions held in malls and university campuses, and also get the chance to tour the labs at Fusionopolis and Biopolis – the science hubs of Singapore.

Over 300 O-level students gain advanced entry to early childhood courses

30 August 2015

Of around 600 O-level students applying to train as pre-school teachers, more than half have already secured places in courses for next year.

Ngee Ann and Temasek polytechnics have been given greater flexibility to admit them through a discretionary route under the direct polytechnic admission (DPA) scheme. The two institutions offer four full-time diploma courses in the early childhood field.

Assumptions needed for commonly-used statistical distributions

27 August 2015

Topic: Statistics (for undergraduates and junior college)

Students are commonly asked what assumptions are needed for commonly-used statistical distributions such as the binomial or exponential distribution. Here is a brief summary.

Binomial and Geometric Distributions:

  • Each trial is independent of the others.
  • Each trial results two outcomes — success or failure, whose probabilities are constant.
  • If the random variable X denotes the number of successful trials out of a random sample of n trials, and the probability of success is p, then X has a Binomial distribution B(n,p) with mean np and variance np(1-p).
  • If the random variable Y denotes the number of trials needed up to and including the first successful trial, and the probability of success is p, then Y has a Geometric distribution Geo(p) with mean 1/p.

Poisson and Exponential Distributions:

  • Events occur randomly and independently of each other.
  • The average number of occurrences is constant.
  • If the random variable X denotes the number of occurrences within a specified timeframe, and the mean number of occurrences for that timeframe is u, then X has a Poisson distribution Po(u).
  • If the random variable Y denotes the time between consecutive occurrences, then Y has an Exponential distribution exp(u), whose mean is 1/u.

Raffles Girls’ School establishes alumni association

27 August 2015

Raffles Girls’ School has established its own alumni association to help former students contribute to their alma mater.

Last Saturday, the RGS Alumnae presented its first award of $500 each to two outstanding students at the school’s 136th Founder’s Day Celebrations. It also made a $10,000 donation to the RGS New Campus Development Fund.

Lost in mathematics or statistics? Perhaps you need one-to-one tuition!

26 August 2015

Topic: Mathematics Tuition

Do you feel

  • That you are perpetually lost in mathematics (or statistics)?
  • That your lectures and textbooks are incomprehensible?
  • That the amount of material in your¬†mathematics or statistics course is overwhelming?
  • That mathematics is just a collection of formulas and theorems that one somehow has to cram into one’s head?
  • That mathematics or statistics courses are just meaningless hurdles one has to¬†overcome?

If you feel any of the above, then personalized one-to-one tuition may be the solution for you. Contact me at 9724-0163 for a discussion.