● 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)
● Ex-MOE teacher (Ministry of Education)
● A decade worth of teaching experience, including both private and public practice.
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. 2 years ago, he was also asked to help students in IB Mathematics.
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.
Because every misconception is addressed
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 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.
Mr Gan is a teacher who is full of passion to teach and is always willing to help his students. Even though I’ve only joined Tim Gan Math in Semester 1 of JC2, personally, I am very grateful to have him as my math tuition teacher as he helped me understand mathematical concepts a lot better and slowly regain my confidence back in math. I used to be a student who detest math due to the complexity of the subject but Mr Gan made them easier for us by using simplified methods to allow his students to understand better. He is a great source of motivation, especially during the stressful A Level period and he does his best to answer every query of his students and push them further in the very last lap — A levels. He also welcomes questions even out of class through WhatsApp, which is really useful for us students as we get to clarify our doubts as soon as possible. I am blessed to have Mr Gan as my math tutor and I’m extremely thankful for all the help he has given me throughout the w...Nicole LeeAnderson Junior College
Cliché to say, joining Mr Gan’s classes was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my JC life. I have never once felt that his lessons were boring because Mr Gan always makes an effort to joke around in class and lighten the atmosphere. And needless to say, the sole reason I stayed was because I could learn new and easier methods to approach math questions and subsequently get better at math with Mr Gan’s new techniques and skills, along with questions in practice sets and worksheets that are organized neatly according to a particular section of each topic. Each lesson Mr Gan goes “Understand? Ok or not?” to make sure we follow through and are able to understand clearly what he has taught us which I honestly really appreciate as I have never seen this amount of dedication in other tuition centres I have joined. I am filled with gratitude for having such a great tutor and friend and I sincerely recommend joining Mr Gan’s classes!Xiao ShuoAnderson Junior College
Mr Gan explains the concepts very clearly and his notes are well organised according to the type of questions for each chapter. His classes are lively and it makes learning maths more enjoyable. He does not hesitate to stay back after class to explain other doubts or questions that we might have. I have definitely seen an improvement in my school work in just a month of joining the tuition. I would highly recommend Mr Gan to anyone who is looking to join a math tuition!AbiramiRaffles Institution
Mr Gan is a really genuine and enthusiastic teacher. He puts in the extra hours to ensure our lessons are well-prepared and that his resources are conveniently accessible which allows us to learn much more efficient. During his lessons, Mr Gan is always enthusiastic and patient, which has helped me to understand concepts much better and motivates me to do better in mathematics. 😊Emma TangCatholic Junior College
Mr Gan is a very passionate teacher who knows a lot about the subject (Maths) that he teaches. He is able to explain concepts clearly and is able to simplify things to make it easier for us to learn. His patience displayed in class made him approachable when in doubt, thus enhancing our learning. Mr Gan is motivated and will try his best to help you to realise your true potential.FeliciaPioneer Junior College
Mr Gan is a very reliable tutor and is very dedicated to caring and teaching his students. He doesn’t falter even at the hardest question, and prepares his own sets of notes and revision packages that are incredibly useful during lessons and for revision. He is a fun teacher and does not fail to crack jokes in class or give valuable advice to help students overcome hardships. If you are considering if you should join, don’t think any further! You will not regret it,Rui XianNational Junior College
- Joab KohNational Junior College
Mr. Gan’s classes were always enjoyable and never boring. He always tries to create a fun atmosphere in class so that we won't get too stressed up over math. He is also very patient and willing to help us even when we ended our class. He always tries to simplify the concepts using what we have learned from O levels. He also focuses on certain areas of the syllabus which schools often just skim through. I am really blessed to have Mr. Gan as my math tutor.Genevieve TanAnglo-Chinese Junior College
I have been failing my math and had great difficulty understanding the concepts and topics taught back in my first year of college. I was immensely grateful to have Mr Gan as my math tuition teacher. He was friendly and patient in guiding me through the challenging math concepts I could not grasp, using layman terms and drawings that helped me gained understanding. His great knowledge in math and that gave his students confidence in his teaching. He was also always prepared for any questions that I threw at him. His dedication to helping his students excel in math was remarkable. He welcomes questions and queries even outside lesson times. I am really fortunate to be able to have him as a teacher and a friend. My A grade for H2 A level in 2012 would not have been achievable without him.Zhi QiTemasek Junior College
I really enjoyed my math tuition with Mr. Gan as it felt very personalized. He would take the time to pick out questions for me to do, according to my weaknesses and providing extra hours whenever I needed it. With time being very precious approaching A levels, it was a relief to have flexible tuition hours to work around school timetable. Right up to the day before A levels, I could message him with questions to clear my doubts!Natasha YeoSt. Andrew’s Junior College
● Bachelor of Science (Education), NTU
● Ex-MOE teacher (Ministry of Education)
● A decade worth of teaching experience, including both private and public practice.
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 low progress learners and stretching higher ability students. Apart from that, Fong Ching was also a mentor for beginning teachers and interns.
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 students’ needs.
I am thankful to have Ms Fong as my maths tutor. She is very patient in her approach while teaching, clarifying my doubts along the way, allowing me to better understand certain key concepts and solutions better. When I was unable to understand a particular working, she would use other methods to allow me to understand better. Through her guidance, I was able to better understand what was being taught in school and it gave me an edge over my peers. Ultimately, from struggling to pass E Maths at the Secondary 3 end-of-year exams, I was able to obtain an A1 for prelims the following year. Thank you, Ms Fong!DerekAhmad Ibrahim Sec
Miss Fong is a patient and thoughtful teacher. She helped me tackle both Paper 1 and 2 questions that I initially have troubles with through the practices in class. When I doubt, I would never hesitate to ask her to help and she would clear my doubts on the spot. During my five months with her, my E. math had definitely improved and I gained confidence in tackling various E.math questions.Clementene WongNew Town Sec
Miss Fong is a very friendly teacher who allows students to feel comfortable and not be scared to ask her when in need of help. She ensures that her students understand how to answer the questions even if it means repeating an explanation a few times. With her help in these five months, I have improved and is able to be confident and do well in my E.math. As a student with many careless mistakes, she never fails to point it out. Overall, Miss Fong is a very easy-going teacher who does her best to help students when they are in need.Kai XuanNew Town Sec
I really enjoyed Miss Fong’s lessons as I really like the ways she teaches, and makes sure everyone understands what she has taught before moving on to the next question/topic. As she moves on to new chapters, she never forgets to do recap of the old chapters we have learn to refresh our memory and practice the techniques we have learnt. She always manages to engage us in the lesson, and make sure we understand fully what she is teaching. When we are absent for a class, she always makes sure we catch up and learn what other students have learnt in the previous lesson. She along willingly sacrifices her time to come early for class if we need consultation.ArielSingapore Chinese Girls' School
- Chan YilongBukit Batok Sec
- Megan YeohNan Hua High School
Miss Fong Ching is a very dedicated, caring and patient teacher. She does not hesitate to lend a helping hand to students when in doubt. Even answers your Whatsapp questions just right before your O levels or Prelims! As I came to place trust in her, she placed her trust in me by motivating me to strive and work harder to do well in E maths. I believe that future students would benefit from her teaching as she isn’t an ordinary teacher – a saviour.Yi LoongBedok View Secondary School
Miss Fong is a very passionate teacher who teaches math in a straightforward and clear way. The many practices given to me were very helpful as it opened my eyes to different and complicated questions. I quickly managed to understand her simple lessons which made her lessons very effective. Although I have only joined her class only for a couple of months, as compared to the other students, I managed to pick up the pace of the class with her help. If it was not for her, I would not have improved 😁.Kueh Xin YanQueensway Secondary School
Miss Fong is an extremely dedicated and patient teacher who strives to do her best to help her students. Personally, under her guidance, not only has my results in math improved significantly, I also grew to enjoy the subject. The practices provided has greatly helped me in grasping the concepts and made me more confident in the subject.Megan YeohNan Hua High School
● Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore
● A decade worth of teaching experience in private practice.
● Principal Engineer specializing in Advanced Robotics, leading a team of engineers.
Mr. Sam started tutoring in 2006 and has since tutored students at the primary, secondary and polytechnic levels in Mathematics and Engineering subjects. Through his experience, he has developed a personal style of teaching built upon concise explanations, targeted practices and timely feedback. He firmly believes that every student has the potential to excel in Mathematics. This belief drives him to engage each of his students individually at their own pace to help them to improve. 80% of his students achieved a distinction in their O level examination.
Mr. Sam is a Principal Engineer at a precision engineering MNC, specializing in Advanced Robotics. He has designed and produced machines that are marketed globally today and currently leads a team of engineers. He actively applies his industry experience in the instruction of his students.
During every lesson, key concepts will be taught. Thereafter, these concepts are reinforced using structured guidance and practice questions. The practice questions are handpicked to expose students to a wide range of difficulty and question modes, preparing them for different examination scenarios. Finally, topical tests are administered to check their understanding and to correct any misconceptions at the earliest possible stage.
For students on essential plan and above, Mr. Sam administers mock examinations to simulate examination conditions. These examinations are then marked and each student’s performance as well as their strengths and weaknesses are returned with a report.
Samuel is very sincere, patient, encouraging and engaging. He often goes the extra mile, staying back late to provide 1-1 consultations for students. He exhibits the important dispositions required of an educator and mentor. We also regard his domain knowledge in A.Math as strong and clear, this is often demonstrated by his ability to explain how a question can be tackled in a very clear manner. Lessons are also very structured. These are the aspects which Adelle appreciates and likes about the lessons with Samuel. Adelle also finds the drills via the structured listing of questions in the customised topical worksheets very helpful. They kind of made her acquire enough practices in a progressive and systematic manner. Before joining the tuition, I was struggling a lot with amath and was constantly failing in every test iI had, scoring many F9s. However, after joining the tuition, after my common test 2, with the patient guidance of Mr Sam, I had a deeper understanding in the topics that Ii was tested on and passed my amath paper for my end-of-year examinations, scoring a C5!
Samuel is very sincere, patient, encouraging and engaging. He often goes the extra mile, staying back late to provide 1-1 consultations for students. He exhibits the important dispositions required of an educator and mentor. We also regard his domain knowledge in A.Math as strong and clear, this is often demonstrated by his ability to explain how a question can be tackled in a very clear manner. Lessons are also very structured. These are the aspects which Adelle appreciates and likes about the lessons with Samuel. Adelle also finds the drills via the structured listing of questions in the customised topical worksheets very helpful. They kind of made her acquire enough practices in a progressive and systematic manner.
Before joining the tuition, I was struggling a lot with amath and was constantly failing in every test iI had, scoring many F9s. However, after joining the tuition, after my common test 2, with the patient guidance of Mr Sam, I had a deeper understanding in the topics that Ii was tested on and passed my amath paper for my end-of-year examinations, scoring a C5!