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)
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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.

Being an effective statistics tutor for university level

30 July 2015

Topic: Statistics tuition for undergraduate students

Private tutors like myself who teach undergraduate students often encounter students who need help understanding basic statistical concepts.

The students I tutor often need help in understanding concepts such as discrete versus continuous probability distributions, the use of Normal (Gaussian) and t-distribution tables, the construction of confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Many of these students have either not encountered these topics in Secondary School or in Polytechnic, or are out of touch with them.

Even “A” level students sometimes find difficulty in the above topics because the “A” level syllabus does not cover certain topics with sufficient depth.

To be an effective tutor for undergraduate statistics, one must be able to explain complex statistical concepts in an easy-to-understand fashion. The usage of carefully drawn diagrams, such as the critical regions of the standard normal distribution, is also important.

Examinations set at the beginning undergraduate level (year one and year two) generally do not delve too deep into the theoretical areas. They generally test computation techniques, and ask the student to explain concepts such as “significance level” or “confidence interval” using elementary terms.

A good statistics tutor must be able to prepare the student to tackle such questions in the most efficient way possible. The tutor must also teach the student how to present his or her answers in a concise yet comprehensive manner, using suitably drawn diagrams such as decision trees, probability trees, and critical regions.

NIE trainee teachers to get more overseas exposure

28 July 2015

Trainee teachers at the National Institute of Education (NIE) will soon be doing more research in education and learning from universities and schools overseas.

They will go on four teaching practicum stints which will include a five-week attachment in a school overseas, in countries such as Finland, Sweden, China and the United States.

All third-year trainee teachers will also go on an exchange programme with universities such as University of Helsinki in Finland, Linkoping University in Sweden and Tsing Hua University in China, and in the fourth year, they will also go overseas to present their research findings at conferences.

Temasek Polytechnic opens new Information Technology Security and Forensics hub

27 July 2015

Students from Temasek Polytechnic (TP) now have an integrated centre for hands-on cyber-security training and learning — at the new IT security and forensics hub.

The hub, which comes under TP’s School of Informatics and IT, comprises information technology centres that are run in collaboration with industry partners.

Students will be able to work and learn in an industry environment where they can apply their knowledge of cyber-security and information technology in a practical setting.

How one-to-one mathematics and statistics tuition helps accelerate learning

27 July 2015

In the hands of the right tutor, one-to-one tuition is effective in getting students up to speed with their classroom work and exam preparation.

For quite a number of my students, I go through the mathematical and statistical concepts from scratch, emphasizing the important ideas, formulas, as well as methods of proof and problem solving strategies.

Individualized tuition is highly effective because the student is free from the usual distractions that occur in classrooms or in large tuition groups. Teachers that conduct large classes have to teach at a fixed pace, which is sometimes too fast or too slow for the needs of each student.

Personalized tutors like myself can design the lesson according to the students’ requirements. I can use vocabulary that the student is able to comprehend. I can tailor my explanation of the concepts, formulas and proofs to the students’ level of understanding.

It is for this reason that individualized tuition has been highly effective in helping students improve their grades and develop a love for learning.

Prof Tommy Koh wins RI alumni award at school’s 192 anniversary dinner

26 July 2015

Veteran Singapore diplomat Tommy Koh has been presented with the Gryphon Award, the highest honour for Raffles Institution (RI) alumni, at a dinner on Saturday (July 25) night.

Named after the mythical creature on the school crest, the award recognises the school’s most distinguished alumni.

Prof Koh is only the third winner of the award, after founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong.

Professor Koh attended RI from 1952 to 1957, where he was a school prefect, senior patrol leader in the 02 Scouts Troop and president of the literary debating and drama society.

Mathematics tuition – being able to converse at the students’ level is the key

23 July 2015

As far as mathematics tuition is concerned, being able to converse at the students’ level of understanding is the key to being a successful tutor.

This means, for example, using vocabulary and mathematical language that the student is already familiar with, rather than speaking in high-brow terms that only the tutor can comprehend.

If a student has difficulty understanding a particular concept in maths, no matter how basic the concept may be, I always try to begin with simple analogies and easy-to-understand notation and ideas.

Once the student has a feel of what I am trying to convey, then I will try to guide him or her to a more advanced level of understanding.

Only when the student is sufficiently prepared do I introduce formal mathematical notation and abstract reasoning.

Mathematics learning has to be progressive because maths is one subject in which concepts build upon each other. You have to grasp the more elementary concepts first before you can grasp the more advanced ones.

At the same time however, tutors like myself have to be very careful not to oversimplify, or else the student would be unable to tackle examination-style questions which may test high-order understanding.

Five students win SPH journalism scholarship

21 July 2015

Yesterday, Dr Lee Boon Yang, chairman of media group Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), gave out the SPH journalism scholarship for undergraduate studies to five recipients – Ms Clara Chong, 19; Ms Prisca Ang, 19; Ms Jean Lau, 20; Ms Charmaine Ng, 22; and Mr Yap Jun Weng, 21.

“Professional journalists with the skills to investigate, report and analyse news that matters to the readers will always be in demand. This is what SPH assures its readers that it is capable of delivering every day,” said Dr Lee.

Eleven university students also received the SPH Foundation Lim Kim San Memorial Scholarship yesterday. The bond-free scholarship was launched in 2006 for students of modest means to help them pursue local undergrad studies in languages and humanities.