Fong Ching is an NIE-trained teacher with 6 years of teaching experience. While teaching, she has worked with the Mathematics Curriculum Planning & Development Division (CPDD) to design lesson packages for both scaffolding Mathematics concepts for learners and stretching higher ability students. Apart from that, Fong Ching was also a mentor for beginning teachers and interns. She mentored a group of young teachers and help them to improve their teaching pedagogies and practices.
Her students range from varying levels, allowing her to understand the difficulties that students face when learning Mathematics. Her knowledge of their struggles has allowed her to plan lessons and develop resources to cater to the student’s needs.
Students love her lessons as she is a very approachable teacher and also motherly in nature. She cares for her students’ well-being and will make time to meet students outside lesson time for consultation.
In her two years of being a private tutor, Yih Lynn has helped several students improve their understanding of Mathematics. She believes in building up a strong foundation through practice and starting with the basic questions for each topic. Having been a student under Mr Gan previously, she too strongly believes in breaking down challenging concepts to aid her student’s learning.
Her knowledge of mathematics and ability to help her students can be seen from her results, where she has attained A1 for both her E Math and A Math, as well as an A for H2 Mathematics. Hence, she has sufficient experiential knowledge to help her students.
Currently an undergraduate at the National University of Singapore, Yih Lynn is able to relate to her students easily and provide encouragement and support in their studies.
Being an ex student at Tim Gan Math, Ariel was able to experience the detailed explanation of concepts under the tutoring of Ms Fong and Mr Gan. She believes what sets this centre apart is the constant explanation of how certain formulas and concepts come about which allow one to understand Math much easier. This has allowed her to build a strong foundation in Mathematics as well as an interest in it that she hopes to relay to her students.
Furthermore, as a recent graduate of the O and A levels, Ariel is familiar with both the syllabus and the challenges that students may come across in preparation for their examinations. Thus she desires to provide her students with good advice that she found useful to herself. As someone who loves getting to know new people, she hopes to bring encouragement and joy to her students while teaching them Mathematics.
Currently pursuing his second master’s degree in ‘Master of Science, Mathematics for Educators’ at NIE, Mr Chen is also a holder of the ‘Teaching Certificate in Mathematics (Senior High)’ from the People’s Republic of China. In teaching, he will guide his students to focus more on mathematical methods in problem-solving, rather than learning by rote. Mr Chen is a very patient and encouraging teacher, he believe every student can make progress in Math!
Mr Chen graduated from King’s College London (UK) in ‘Master of Science, Mobile and Personal Communications’. With a deep background in Engineering, he is very experienced in math problem-solving and its real-world application. His experience in engineering allows him to also illustrate his students on the real-world application of mathematics, so that to students, mathematics will not just be dull formulae anymore!
Mr Kwok is an NIE-Trained and compassionate teacher with over 9 years of experience in the Ministry of Education Singapore. He has taught students of all abilities and has a particular passion for Mathematics. During his time as a Secondary school teacher, Mr Kwok oversaw the Singapore Mathematics Olympiad (SMO) program in his school.
In addition to his expertise in this subject, he is also well-versed in data science and coding, and has successfully integrated the use of infocomm technology, such as remote-learning videos, into his repertoire.
He is deeply committed to helping his students succeed and is known for his caring and supportive approach. Mr Kwok is always looking for new ways to engage and challenge his students, and is dedicated to bringing out the best in each and every one of them.
In his 5 years as an MOE teacher in Singapore, Tim Gan believes strongly in keeping explanations simple and to involve layman terms during lessons to make it more relatable to students and reaffirm his students’ basic knowledge of O Level and A Level Mathematics. Thus, he is able to teach students of varying academic abilities and help them achieve their fullest potential. He has 9 years of tutoring experience in A Level Mathematics and O Level Mathematics. He also has experience in helping students with IB HL Mathematics syllabus.
During his time as an MOE teacher, Tim Gan was the overall teacher-in-charge of the Math Talent Management Programme in his school, a programme which provides students the opportunities to take part in various Mathematics competitions, namely, Singapore Mathematics Olympiad (SMO), Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO), Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) and UNSW Math Competition. Apart from that, Tim Gan was also given the role of mentorship for beginning teachers. Through years of his experience in teaching and fine-tuning of his practices, he was able to develop a strong pedagogy in teaching which enables him to push his students to their maximum potential. All the classes taught by Tim Gan were able to exceed their expected grades (expected MSG) predetermined by MOE.
Through his numerous years of teaching experience, he feels that the poor understanding of concepts is one of the key factors that severely hindered students from having consistent and effective practice with Mathematics questions. Therefore, he believes that everyone can excel in Mathematics, and excellent grades are possible to achieve in the O Level and A Level Examinations. As school curriculum can be demanding, what students need to excel in Mathematics is structured guidance and practices in place to help them make effective use of their time. Hence, he uses his lessons to first shore up his students’ foundations and conceptual understanding before moving on to more rigorous practice questions and conceptual tests.
He groups his resources and questions according to an increasing level of difficulty so that both weak and stronger students are able to pace themselves within the same class. Group tuition provides a competitive element towards learning, which is a great motivating factor for students to strive harder and learn from one another about how to avoid making common errors. Higher-order thinking questions will also be given at the end of each topic complemented with thorough explanations during lessons and also online, thereby allowing students to learn at their own pace.