# Tim Gan math learning Centre

## O Level | A Level | IP Maths Tuition

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- 80% of our 2019 O Level Additional Mathematics Batch Achieved distinctions! 100% achieved B3 or above!
- 75% of our 2019 O Level Elementary Mathematics Batch Achieved distinctions! 100% achieved B3 or above!
- 79.3% of our 2018 JC Batch Achieved A or B!!!
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Many students find mathematics to be an intimidating subject in their school curriculum in Singapore. Students tend to express the need for mathematics tuition as they go begin higher or tertiary education in Singapore – especially in junior college.

Finding the right math tutor in Singapore can often be a challenge, as there are many factors involved. It is important to find a math tutor who is focused on teaching the right way. Many math tutors in Singapore focus on muscle memory of formulas and concepts, leading them to neglect the key differentiating factor of reliable mathematics tuition: identifying and solving problems.

No, it is not necessary. Then why do students come and learn mathematics with us? Because our job is to shorten the process of learning with effective teaching pedagogies and quality resources.

Are IP lessons in school insufficient? Why do IP students require additional help in the form of math tuition in Singapore?

By enrolling in a Math Tuition Centre in Singapore, students are receiving additional maths tutor aid or tutelage outside of the classroom. As mathematics is a subject which requires effective practice and understanding to excel, and given that students have limited time due to busy schedule, this makes the option of having a math tutor in Singapore a viable one for many students.

An unanswered query in mathematics often leads to misconceptions, which becomes more difficult to correct in the long run. Hence, enrolling in supplementary maths tuition classes in Singapore goes a long way in making sure your (or your child’s) understanding and foundations are correct from the outset. A strong foundation is often the secret to success!

Learning mathematics at a higher level, especially JC H2 math, requires educators who are passionate about the subjects and familiar with the current MOE syllabus. We are educators who are well prepared for every lesson, equipping ourselves with different tools and teaching pedagogies to help students learn better. Our whole lesson package consists of 15 minutes checkpoint tests, online videos, lesson materials, modelling software and well-structured lessons.

Other than that, we firmly believe in subject specialisation. In our centre, the math tutors devote their fullest attention to the subject they are teaching, be it IP math, O Level A Math, O Level E Math or JC H2 Mathematics.

Our math tutors are also equipped with years of teaching experience in both public and private education sectors and constantly meet up to share and improve our teaching pedagogies and best practices. Students like our math tuition classes as we do not hesitate to answer their queries during or after lessons via personal consultations, WhatsApp or online video solutions.

We believe that students should be given the opportunity to be inquisitive during their math tuition lessons as it is paramount for the learning of mathematical concepts. Thus, we keep our class sizes small by capping it at 20 students.

Doing so helps us ensure that every student receives the necessary balance of group and individual coaching they require, allowing all (if not, most) questions to be answered while optimally maximising the efficiency of the duration of the math tuition lesson(s).

Having a good set of resources is essential in delivering quality lessons. A comprehensive set of resources will lead to an effective sharing of knowledge and allow students to confidently conduct self-revision after their math tuition.

Each student is given an online learning account for which all worked solutions, lesson videos and extra practices are uploaded.

The math tuition lesson notes are created and tailored to the varying learning needs of students. Each set of notes comes with a series of a comprehensive overview of the chapter and an accompanying Active Learning worksheet that will allow students to delve deeper into the content knowledge of the respective math chapters.

Aside from preparing a conducive, comfortable and well-equipped classroom, our tutors teach each topic with the assumption that students have no prior knowledge of the math subject matter. This is with good intention of ensuring that foundations are properly set in place.

This allows both stronger students to reinforce their basics, and weaker students to develop a solid understanding.

Students are also encouraged to help and learn from each other so that everyone benefits from a positive learning environment during the math tuition classes.

- Yee HongNan Hua High School

- Chang Wan NingJurong Pioneer Junior College

- Megan YeohNan Hua High School

- Zhao EnJurong Junior College

- PavithraAnderson Junior College

- Keat WeeACS (International)

- Shannon ChangNan Hua High School

- Chan YilongBukit Batok Sec

- Ashley TohCatholic Junior College

- Eva GohNational Junior College

H2 Math

● Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical, Honours), NUS

● NIE, PGDE

**● **Curently pursuing Master of Science, Mathematics of Educators, NIE NTU

● STEM trained by instructors from the USA (Research for Better Teaching)

**● **Years of public teaching under MOE (Ministry of Education)

● A decade worth of teaching experience, including both private and public practice.

O Level E. Math and A. Math

● Bachelor of Science (Education), NTU

**● **Ex-MOE teacher (Ministry of Education)

● A decade worth of teaching experience, including both private and public practice.

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Join in Jan to Mar | Join in Apr to Jun | Join in Jul to Nov | |
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Sec 1/IP: Ms. Fong Ching | $220/ 4 lessons | $240/ 4 lessons | $240/ 4 lessons |

Sec 2/IP: Ms. Fong Ching | $240/ 4 lessons | $240/ 4 lessons | $240/ 4 lessons |

Sec 3/IP E.math : Ms. Fong Ching A.math: Mr Sam | $240/ 4 lessons | $260/ 4 lessons | $260/ 4 lessons |

Sec 4/IP E.math : Ms. Fong Ching A.math: Mr Sam | $280/ 4 lessons | $300/ 4 lessons | $320/ 4 lessons |

JC1: Mr Tim Gan | $320/ 4 lessons | $340/ 4 lessons | $340/ 4 lessons |

JC2: Mr Tim Gan | $360/ 4 lessons | $380/ 4 lessons | $400/ 4 lessons |

Fees are fixed at the start of registration to the end of the course. For example, if you are a current J2 student and plan to sign up in May, your fees would be $380until the end of A levels examination. Thus, it is recommended for a student to register early.

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We understand that students often encounter difficulties when attempting questions during their personal revision time. We avail ourselves through WhatsApp by providing advice and/or worked solutions outside lesson time.

Our tutors are firm believers in developing a growth mindset when it comes to learning mathematics. Students are encouraged to try and fail until they succeed in our lessons: ‘there is no success without failing’ is the bedrock of our teaching pedagogy. With this approach at our math tuition centre, we hope that the taste of success will intrinsically motivate students to do better in Mathematics.

At the end of each lesson, we give out conceptual tests to gauge students’ understanding and address their misconceptions. Our math tutors meticulously mark students’ work each week by following the requirements of the MOE syllabus. We use research-proven techniques to teach by chunking down the subject content into bite-sized pieces. We find that it has been proven to be optimal for the learning and retention of knowledge.

How big is the class size?

The maximum class size is 20 students.

Do you just go through questions during math tuition classes? Or are there notes given out?

Do you just go through questions during math tuition classes? Or are there notes given out?

We spend about 8 hours on lesson preparation for each 2-hour lesson; i.e. revising our notes, marking students’ weekly conceptual tests and writing suggested worked solutions for each math practice question. We do not believe in just going through questions in the classrooms as it does not address the root issue of the conceptual barriers and struggles faced by students with a weakness in mathematics. We will chunk each topic into bite-sized essential concepts and teach the students which are the important points. We would also encourage students to try similar questions. As the lesson progresses, the difficulty in the questions will also increase. We make sure that the questions and concepts written in the notes are sufficient for students to revise for their examinations.

Are all math tuition classes taught by Mr Gan?

Mr Gan conducts the lessons for JC H2 Mathematics Tuition.

Lessons for lower and upper secondary Elementary Mathematics (E Math) tuition will be conducted by Ms. Fong Ching.

Lessons for O Level/IP Additional Mathematics (A Math) tuition will be conducted by Mr. Sam.

Are group classes effective for my learning?

Short answer: Classes are more suitable for students who are self-motivated when it comes to learning.

Long answer: Our math tutors spend, on average, about 8 hours on lesson preparation for every 2 hours-lesson. We seek to improve our learning resources constantly and whenever we craft our notes, we would ask the question, “Would our students be able to face all exam questions by only revising this set of notes?” Moreover, we upload all handwritten solutions so that our students are able to revise in their own time. We invest a great amount of effort in our lesson preparation because we strive to make every minute the student spends in math tuition classes worth it. Moreover, our conceptual tests after each chapter give us the platform to assess the students’ learning and to provide constructive feedback.

How is a typical lesson conducted?

With many years of teaching in Singapore MOE schools, our math tutors possess the pedagogical knowledge and experience in the classroom. Before starting a new mathematics topic, we would give a brief introduction and an overview of the topic based on students’ prior knowledge. (knowledge learnt in E.math or A.math)

For each new concept, our math tutors will go through an example of it and students are required to attempt similar questions in the given notes. Questions in the notes would increase in difficulty and ultimately prepare students for exam style questions. While students are attempting the questions, our math tutors will be supervising their work and addressing their common misconceptions to the class.

Our Math Tutors always strive to create a conducive and safe environment so that students are comfortable in asking questions. For A.math/IP math, a class test will be given at the end of the lesson to check on their understanding. The goal of the math tuition programme is to ensure that students are ready to face exam style questions.

Is there any makeup class?

Yes. You could join other classes. Please SMS/WhatsApp us for a makeup slot.

I’m a current sec 4/J2 student, my sec 3/J1 foundation is weak. What should I do?

You could possibly purchase the lesson videos and notes for the topics in Sec 3 and J1. You could also join sec 3/J1 classes concurrently to polish up your foundation in the weaker mathematics topics. Apart from that, we conduct topical revision courses during the school holidays for students to learn each topic in a detailed manner.

Do you offer 1-1 tuition class?

One-on-one math tuition slots are highly limited. Please SMS/WhatsApp us to enquire.

TimGanMath’s classes are literally a 5-minute walk away from Tan Kah Kee MRT and Clementi MRT!!!

Ready for serious improvement in your understanding and grades?

Classes are limited to 20 students, there are limited places available. Achieving results for our students is the number 1 priority for our tutors.

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**Bukit Timah**

Coronation Shopping Plaza

587 Bukit Timah Road, #03-36

Singapore 269707

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Blk 320 Clementi Ave 4, #01-33

Singapore 120320

Ready for serious improvement in your understanding and grades?

Classes are limited to 20 students, there are limited places available. Achieving results for our students is the number 1 priority for us.

Contact us today and to find out how we are able to help you, and if there are places available!

**Call/WhatsApp: 8748 8161**