O Level Additional Mathematics and IP Mathematics Specialist
- 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 practise 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 the 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.
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.
O Level Elementary Mathematics Specialist
- 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.
Before I joined math tuition, I wasn’t feeling confident in myself in mathematics. However, due to the patient guidance of Ms Fong, I have astonishingly improved from B4 to A1 in the span of a few months. She has made tuition lessons more interesting and make problem solving a lot easier now.
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.
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.
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 ?.
A Level H2 Mathematics Specialist
- Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical, Honours), NUS
- NIE, PGDE
- Currently 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)
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.
Mr Gan taught me H2 math and he has helped me alot in understanding math better with the many practices that he had given us along with many cheatsheets and shorcuts which was very useful. He also provided many consultations that enabled us to consult him whenever we are in doubt and from his dedicated and passionate teaching, I was able to improve my grades. I strongly recommend Mr Gan as a tutor as he is a rly patient teacher that engages well with students!! Thank you mr gan!
heyy mr gan thankk you so muchh!! i was worried that i couldnt score a distinction for A-math but i did it!! A1 hehe :)) thank you so much, i wouldnt have improved so much in the past 1year without ur help. Thank you for not only restoring my faith in A-math but also helping me improve my grades tremendously! thank you mr gan hehe ❤
honestly i stepped into the centre with not much hope that i would improve till a distinction. Taking into consideration that i scored an f9 thruout the whole year of sec 3, i merely wanted a pass in Olevels. But thank you mr gan, for that a distinction would have been impossible if without you. thankk youu :))
I was taught by Mr Gan for slightly over 3 months and i feel like I’ve learnt a lot from him. I didn’t do very badly in math to begin with but without A math from secondary school, there’s still lots of things where I’m at a disadvantage. Mr Gan spent time to slowly explain concepts to me and to teach me the things that most people would have and should have already known. It was great having him as my tutor 🙂
I benefitted greatly from Mr Gan's lesson because he provides concise notes. He ensures that his students get sufficient practice by providing practice question for every topic. I felt that I had a clearer understanding of math concepts after attending his class because he classifies math questions into different types and provides clear explanation on how to approach them.