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.

Education Minister pays tribute to pioneering spirit of 1950s teachers

Summarized from ST
18 April 2015

SINGAPORE – Facing a shortage of resources, teachers in the late 1950s not only had their salaries reduced but also had their working hours extended.

Education Minister Heng Swee Keat paid tribute to their pioneering spirit on Friday in a speech at the Ministry of Education Promotion Ceremony at Orchard Hotel.

“They should be proud,” he said. “It wasn’t just about hours or duties. They built a nation. Today, schools have good facilities. Teachers draw competitive salaries, with many development opportunities.”

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Math Olympiad puzzles a hit with students

From the Straits Times
18 April 2015

HOW many ways are there to place four marbles of different colours into four empty boxes?

More Singapore students are cracking their brains over mathematics questions like this and the one dubbed “Cheryl’s Birthday” which left adults from Britain to Canada scratching their heads.

cheryls birthday

And students here are getting better at solving these puzzles.

Enrichment centres are training more students in Olympiad concepts such as combinatorics – the study of counting and permutations – and teaching them tricks such as how to tell if a number can be divided by other numbers.

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Parliament: All eligible Singaporeans are considered carefully for academic positions in local universities

Summarized from ST
13 April 2015

SINGAPORE – All eligible Singaporeans are considered carefully for academic positions in Singapore’s universities, and there are processes to ensure that hiring is non-discriminatory, said Senior Minister of State for Education Indranee Rajah in Parliament on Monday.

She was responding to Mr Lim Biow Chuan (Mountbatten), who asked whether the Government would require that eligible Singaporeans be given priority for academic employment in autonomous universities that receive Government funding.

Mr Lim, who chairs the government parliamentary committee for education, also asked if the Government would require the universities’ human resource departments to be headed by a Singaporean, so that eligible Singaporeans are given due consideration for employment.

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Applications are now open for AMP Education Bursary

09 Apr 2015

SINGAPORE – Applications for the Association of Muslim Professionals’ (AMP) enhanced Education Bursary are now open.

Successful applicants who are diploma students will receive a cash bursary of $500, while those studying for a degree will get $1,000.

The bursary was extended to include full-time diploma students, part-time and full-time undergraduates from approved education institutions in 2013.

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UniSIM to offer modular courses to public which can be studied at home

Summarized from ST
08 April 2015

SIM University (UniSIM) – the main university here for working adults – has drawn up a plan to bring university learning to the homes, offices and neighbourhoods of Singaporeans. From July, it will offer 186 modular, bite-sized courses to the public, on subjects ranging from company law to financial accounting and human resource management. Singaporeans can study for the courses at home, as much of the teaching will be conducted online. This will be supplemented with classes at the UniSIM campus in Clementi Road.

The modular courses that UniSIM will offer from July are part of the Government’s SkillsFuture initiative to encourage Singaporeans to develop specialised skills and adopt the habit of lifelong learning.

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Exam smarts could come at expense of encouraging innovation

Summarized from CNA
07 April 2015

SINGAPORE: While the Republic’s education system has cultivated students who are top performers in international exams, this could come at the expense of encouraging innovation. And teachers here must be less risk-averse, if Singapore wants an education system that creates innovators.

These were among the views expressed by various experts at the World Educational Leadership Summit 2015 on Tuesday (Apr 7). The summit, organised by the International Association for Scholastic Excellence, was attended by about 1,000 delegates from all over the world, among them school leaders and educators.

Speaking to TODAY on the sidelines of the summit, Dr Tony Wagner, an expert-in-residence at Harvard University’s Innovation Lab, described Singapore’s education system as one rooted in a long history of “testing for meritocracy” and “testing for equality of opportunity”.

“The challenge for Singapore is to realise that the current testing and grading system is not going to develop young innovators; it’s only going to develop good test-takers,” said Dr Wagner, who was one of the summit’s featured speakers. It also encourages “bad behaviour”, where parents spend large sums of money on sending tuition classes for their children, while teachers have to prepare students for major examinations at a young age, he added.

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Pioneer educators gather to celebrate SG50 at Gardens by the Bay

Channel News Asia
06 April 2015

SINGAPORE – More than 11,200 pioneer educators and their guests celebrated the nation’s jubilee on Saturday morning. Among them were retired principal Mangalesvary Ambiavagar, who is 101 this year.

Education Minister Heng Swee Keat said he was reminded of a speech late Mr Lee Kuan Yew gave at the rally of teachers in 1959. Then, Mr Lee had reminded the teachers gathered before him that they were “the most influential group of 10,600 people anywhere in Singapore” because they were caring for impressionable youth.

To the pioneers gathered at Gardens by the Bay, Mr Heng said: “It is not an overstatement when I say: Every person in Singapore today passed through your collective hands.”

Local universities increase fees, citing rising operating costs

Summarized from ST
04 April 2015

All six local universities have raised their tuition fees for the new academic year, largely to pay for rising operating costs, including that of creating online learning systems, they said. The fee hikes for local undergraduates this year range from 0.6 per cent to 8 per cent — similar to previous years. But for most undergraduate courses, the increase is about 1 to 1.5 per cent for the new intake, the Ministry of Education said.

At the National University of Singapore (NUS), fees for most courses will rise by about 1.5 per cent for local undergraduates, but will jump by about 5 to 8 per cent for a handful of courses – dentistry, medicine, law and music. For instance, fresh law students can expect to pay about $12,400 a year — 6.4 per cent, or $750, more than the previous fee of $11,650, while new music undergraduates will pay $11,950 a year — 8 per cent, or $900, more than the previous fee of $11,050.

Professor Tan Eng Chye, its deputy president of academic affairs and provost, said the cost varies across different degree programmes, depending on the faculty, equipment and operating costs, among other things.

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