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.

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

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 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.

Not all in bottom 20% income group eligible for MOE’s financial assistance plan

Taken from The Online Citizen, dated 03 January 2015

Not all households in the bottom 20% income group are eligible for MOE’s financial assistance plan for needy Singaporeans.

The Ministry of Education recently shared a financial assistance plan which needy Singaporean students could apply for if they are studying in government and government-aided schools. The eligibility criteria for the financial assistance plan is:

  • Gross household income of not more than $2,500; or
  • Household per capita income of $625

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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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News and Announcements

NUS moves up one spot in global MBA rankings; NTU slips two places

Summarized from ST
26 Jan 2015

SINGAPORE – The National University of Singapore (NUS) has moved up one spot in a global ranking of Master of Business Administration (MBA) programmes, while the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) slipped two places.

In the latest Financial Times’ (FT) Global MBA Ranking released on Monday, NUS, which managed 32nd spot in 2014, placed 31st.

NTU, which came in 38th last year, dropped to 40th place.

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January 27, 2015 | Leave a Comment

After the O levels: ITE rolling out more courses at higher levels

Summarized from the Straits Times
14 January 2015

RAIL infrastructure enhancements – including the expansion of the rail network and major upgrades to existing lines – have signalled the need for technicians to maintain the train system here.

To meet the growing demand, the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) will offer a two-year Higher Nitec course in rapid transit engineering this April. It is one of three new Higher Nitec courses ITE is introducing this year, which can be taken by those who have a related Nitec certificate or who scored at least E8 in three relevant O-level subjects.

The pioneer cohort of 40 students will attend classes at the ITE College West in Choa Chu Kang. They will be trained in the maintenance of rail communications equipment, such as train intercoms and closed circuit television cameras, and signalling systems that help trains run more frequently, among others.

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January 20, 2015 | Leave a Comment

SIT launches five new degree programmes

Summarized from TODAY Online
13 January 2015

SINGAPORE — The Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) has launched four new applied degree programmes of its own, as it prepares for its largest intake this year — 2,080.

In anticipation of industry demand for professionals in selected sectors, the university, which caters mostly to diploma-holders, will offer degree programmes in Pharmaceutical Engineering, Information and Communications Technology (Information Security), Hospitality Business, and Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Building Services) — the last includes a masters degree programme.

In addition, it is jointly offering a Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems) degree programme with DigiPen Institute of Technology.

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January 14, 2015 | Leave a Comment

More Singapore students getting perfect scores in IB exams

Summarized from Channel News Asia
05 January 2015

SINGAPORE: More students in Singapore are getting perfect scores for the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma examination. A total of 66 Singapore students attained a perfect score of 45 points in the International Baccalaureate diploma exams this year, up from 50 last year.

They are just two out of over 1,000 students in Singapore that sat for the IB diploma examination in November 2014. Students taking the programme study six subjects such as history and a second language, as well as a Theory of Knowledge course – combining philosophy and religion. They also have to write a 4,000-word essay. To pass, students need to score 24 points.

Like in previous years, students in Singapore have fared well. The country’s passing rate improved from 94.83 per cent to 97.32 per cent this year.

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January 11, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Raffles Institution names new scholarship after ex-maths teacher

Summarized from Straits Times
20 December 2014


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

Media Articles

More professionals switching to teaching

Summarized from The Straits Times
Monday, Jan 19, 2015

After 16 years as a deputy superintendent in the police force, Mr Colin Wong decided to make a mid-career switch to become a teacher, forgoing potential promotion opportunities and taking a 50 per cent pay cut.

“It was difficult leaving the force and my colleagues. But I felt that at this juncture of my life, I would like to use my experience to teach and give back to society,” said Mr Wong, who took up a full-time postgraduate diploma in education (primary) course a year ago.

One of the rising number of professionals who have made a mid-career switch to teaching, he graduated yesterday from the National Institute of Education (NIE) with the Justice Choor Singh Book Prize for outstanding performance.

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January 20, 2015 | Leave a Comment

2014 O-Levels: 83.3% receives 5 or more passes, best performance in 20 years

Summarized from CNA
12 January 2015

SINGAPORE – A total of 30,964 candidates sat the GCE O-Level examinations in 2014 and 99.9 per cent were awarded certificates, said the Education Ministry.

The Straits Times said this year’s cohort have the best results in a decade, while Channel NewsAsia said the results were at a 20-year high.

The results were released on Monday and saw 83.3 per cent of the candidates scoring five or more passes and 95.9 per cent receiving three or more passes.

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January 14, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Edusave scheme highlights S’pore’s prudent approach: Teo Chee Hean

Summarized from TODAY Online
05 January 2015

SINGAPORE — The Edusave scheme reflects Singapore’s typical approach of setting aside resources for the future when it is able to and spending only from what it has put aside, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean.

Citing how disbursements from the scheme each year come solely from the income generated from the Edusave Endowment Fund, he said: “This is quite different from many other countries, which tend to spend first and then figure out how to fund it later.”

The scheme, he added, is a good example of how Singapore has been able to make progress since its independence 50 years ago.

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January 11, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Train students to think fast, rather than merely learn facts

Snippets from TODAY article
05 January 2015

By Ang Swee Hoon

Albert Einstein once said: “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” How apt this is, in light of Singapore’s employment landscape, where savvy employers are beginning to differentiate between degrees that “carry their full worth” in knowledge and skills, as Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin described, and those that are mere paper qualifications.

Progressive universities are going one step further by engaging beyond knowledge enhancement and towards critical thinking.

In business schools, this means that besides bringing the business world into the classroom through anecdotes and in-class cases, the class should also be brought into the business world.

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January 6, 2015 | Leave a Comment

School heads urged to take wider perspective

Summarized from Straits Times
30 December 2014


SINGAPORE – Education Minister Heng Swee Keat on Tuesday urged school principals to focus not just on leading their own schools, but on the national level.

He urged principals to share ideas and resources with other schools, instead of competing with each other.

Mr Heng was addressing about 600 educators at the annual appointment and appreciation ceremony for principals at the Shangri-La Hotel.

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January 1, 2015 | Leave a Comment