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Singapore's Leading Maths Tuition Centre
For Class Schedule & Fees. Call Us at 6475-0624
COVID-19 update (July 2020):
Our classes have resumed! We now have (1) face-to-face classes and (2) online classes at 25% discounted fees.
Your safety is our top-most priority. So during this COVID period, we strongly encourage students to take up 1-1 classes or the smaller Intensive Classes. We have also divided our large group classes into smaller groups of only 2-4 students each. We also offer online classes at a 25% discounted rate. Finally, we have implemented the following safety measures measures in view of COVID-19:
- We strongly encourage students to take either (1) 1-1 classes
- –OR– (2) Intensive Classes (Class size of 2-3 students only)
- Teachers are assigned to come to the office in shifts to minimise contact
- All meetings are now conducted over Google Hangouts Meet or Microsoft Teams
- We are strictly implementing MOH’s safe-distancing measures
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Welcome to The Maths Lab ― The Learning Hub for Primary, Secondary, and JC Maths
Your education is important to us. That’s why we continually seek the best Maths teachers, formed a specialised Syllabus Committee, and source for materials from the top schools. Our teachers go to extensive efforts to make academic resources readily available to our students. So that when our students take the final year Maths examinations, we have quiet confidence in their ability to outperform their peers.
Unlike other tuition centers, we have chosen to focus only on Mathematics because we believe it is where our core strength lies. This is why, based on parental and student feedback, our students continue to outperform year after year.
- 5 out of 10 of our JC2 students got an ‘A’ last year (2019 A-level Exams*)
- 7 out of 10 of our Sec4 students got an ‘A1 or A2’ last year (2019 O-level Exams*)
- All our teachers are full-time, and all are university graduates
- Many of our teachers are MOE-registered
- Our Syllabus aligns exactly with the MOE syllabus taught in schools
- Classrooms are fitted with HDTVs & Tablets to help visualize Maths concepts
- We have a full library of practice papers from the top schools
Since Math Lab was started in 2002 by two aspiring Maths teachers, we have now grown to 7 branches around Singapore, with thousands of students benefiting from our unique pedagogical approach. Together with our team, we promise to continue bringing you one of the most effective and engaging mathematics learning experiences in Singapore.
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Tuition Centre Classes
Parents say our Intensive Classes made the greatest difference in their children’s grades. Take 30 seconds to fill in our “Get Information” forms. And our designated Math Teacher(s) will reply you within the same working day!
1-1 Home Tuition
Our Home tuition teachers are the same teachers that teach in our centre. All teachers are full-time, and are university graduates. Teachers must also have at lesat 5 years of teaching experience to teach with us. Most teachers are accredited by MOE.
Term Dates & Fees
Our terms are designed to run concurrently with school term dates as much as possible but please always check with us to ensure so we can find the most recent foundation class for him/her to join.
2019 PSLE, O-Level & A-level Results
53% of A-level students obtained a distinction *
72.5% of O-level students scored an A1 or A2 *
87% of PSLE students got distinction (A* or A)
98.5% of all students (all levels) improved their grades from the previous year
( * Applies to students studying with us the entire academic year )
1-to-1 Teacher-Student Meetings
Each student has different questions, even in group classes. Sometimes, students are hesitant to speak out in class. That’s why we have 1-to-1 Teacher-Student sessions, where teachers meet individually with each student about once a month.
The sessions allow students to seek help individually, and help teachers build a good relationship with the student. Because when we understand our students, and students trust us, it is much easier help them succeed.
- 1-to-1 Teacher-Students meetings are held every month
- Each meeting is about 20 mins long
- Allows teachers to give individual feedback to students
- Builds rapport & a good relationship with students
Our Unique 5-Tier Syllabus Model
We use a 5-tier syllabus that offers a varying study pace. This is because we understand that not everyone learns at the same pace, and some students need a little more time to master a certain topic.
MOE schools often attempt a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to teaching. Where schools move at a mandated learning pace that may be optimal for some, but not for everyone. We have seen students being left behind because their teacher has moved on to a new topic, even though several students in class have not yet mastered the current topic.
At The Maths Lab, we created a unique 5-tier syllabus model to help cater to the needs of every student. An approach that allows even our weakest students to keep up and improve steadily, yet enables our best students to move on to greater mastery of the subject. Speak to us today to see how we can help your child improve at his/her most optimal pace.
More than 90% of The Maths Lab teachers are MOE-registered.
Attaining MOE-registration requires teachers to submit their A-level & university transcripts to be vetted by the Ministry of Education. MOE also does a background check to ensure the individual is a “person of good moral standing”, and without any prior infractions with the law.
We understand parents need a high level of certainty when engaging a tutor ― certainty that the tutor possesses proficient knowledge of the subject matter, and that the tutor is of good moral standing. We require our teachers to be MOE-registered, so that when your entrust your child to us, you will have the peace of mind that your child is in good hands.
We attribute most of our success in teaching Maths stems to one crucial factor ― our teachers.
We work very hard to ensure we have one of the most qualified & experienced team of Maths teachers in Singapore. Our selection process is rigorous; and all teachers are assessed every semester by both their peers, by their own students, as well as through parental feedback channels.
- 90% of our teachers are M.O.E. registered
- All teachers have at least 5-years teaching experience
- All teachers are university graduates
- Teachers are vetted by both their peers & by students
- Our teachers are Full-time (We do not hire part-timers)
Conducive Learning Classrooms
All rooms are set to 23 deg C for a cool & comfortable learning experience
Classrooms are fitted with 5500-Kelvin fluorescent lights so students can read comfortably
Our furniture is corporate-styled conference tables with pine-wood trimings
Weekly Teachers Meetings
Our teachers believe it is imporant to work together, to build on each teacher’s strengths.
That’s why all teachers at The Maths Lab meet regularly to exchange notes, help each other, and compare the latest teaching materials. We want to synergise our efforts, and formulate the best teaching practices together. The meetings are also a good time for our teachers to discuss hard-to-solve problems, or work through the latest round of MOE exams solutions.
As a result, our teachers are better prepared for classes, teach more proficietly, and have lots of quality materials to share with students.
Average Class Size = 5.2 Students
Student-teacher ratios are important. Students in smaller classes learn more effectively. So we configure our classes such that every student gets sufficient attention.
*Queenstown JC2 Intensive Class
Students improve the fastest when parents are interested & vested in their child’s progress. That’s why we communicate with every parent at least once a month to give an update of the student’s progress.
If necessary, we arrange for parents to come down so we can explain the child’s difficulties in learning, and the study plan we are implementing to help your child.
We also make sure that every parent has their child’s teacher’s contact numbers, so that you are able to SMS or Whatsapp any questions you have, at any time.
Patient & Understanding Teachers
Some students learn faster, some learn slower. We understand the importance of pacing the student correctly. Our teachers are trained to allow students to learn at a pace they are comfortable with, so the student doesn’t give up. And bit by bit, we coach them towards academic success.
Quality materials & handouts are necessary for students to improve. Aside from lectures and classes, our take-home materials are the 2nd most important way we use to help students do well.
Our teachers continually source for the latest MOE exam papers, the most recent assessment books, and the most updated school notes for our students. So whether you are working on Log Functions or Trigonometry, you will always have a complete and detailed set of notes by your side.
Whatsapp Group for Classes
We have set-up Whatsapp groups for each class so that students can post problems & solutions they encounter. Students learn best when they are free to interact & exchange ideas with each other. Through reading the questions posted, teachers can better understand the difficulties students face; it also gives us a forum to post anything from homework instructions to the latest Math Olympiad questions.
- Exchange Notes & Solutions
- Make friends with classmates
- Receive updates from us instantly
Often, it’s the little things that make it all worth it. On teacher’s day, every teacher is reminded of how much we are appreciated. And we are both humbled & inspired by the thoughtfulness of our charges.
A Complete Syllabus ― With Step-By-Step Exam Preparation
We spend a significant amount of time & resources to create a syllabus that is both highly effective & complete. We understand that students have busy schedules too. Our goal is to create a syllabus that allows the student to outperform in the examinations, yet does not require excessive studying time.
The Mathematics exam paper can seem overwhelming at first, with numerous topics, multiple concepts, and endless equations ― but we are confident that, if a student puts in the requisite effort, they can master the required topics in time for the exams. Our syllabus is continually revised every year, so that we focus on the most relevant topics and use the most updated lesson plans.
The recipe for success
Each child’s learning need is different and unique. We are aware of this and ensure that children with dyslexia or other learning difficulties can still perform to their highest potential with our quality teaching methodologies. Our math tutors have a big heart for teaching and will give each child the extra attention and time that they deserve.
Confidence is key
Confidence is a crucial element to a child’s progress. A typical child has to battle hard to be heard in the average class size of 40 students during lessons. At the Math Lab, each student gets personalised attention from their tutor and our class size is limited to 5-12 students.
Help them level up
If you feel your child can have the potential to perform better, the Math Lab will help your child to reach the next level.
At The Math Lab, we are confident that we have the resources and experience to help your child achieve their best.
Why Doing Well In Math Is Important
Math is a very important subject for students in Singapore. It is also a compulsory subject that students have to take from primary school all the way to the A-levels. In fact, doing well in mathematics is often a prerequisite for many of the popular courses in University, such as engineering.
Math is also extremely useful in real life applications, whenever you pay cash for something you need mathematics to make sure that you get the right change back. In the professional world, complex mathematics algorithms are also used daily in the banking, engineering and accounting sectors.
Singapore students are often ranked near the top of world rankings for mathematics, and a large part of this is due to the advanced mathematics curriculum of the Ministry of Education. There has been a steady increase in the number of topics covered by the Mathematics curriculum, moreover each topic is taught in greater depth and difficulty.
At The Maths Lab, we strive to make mathematics a fun and interesting subject through the use of visual aids and showing how mathematics concepts can solve real-life problems. We find that when students realize the critical importance of mathematics, they are more inclined to take it seriously and to ultimately do well in the subject.
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There is no substitute for practice. So every week, we give an ample amount of practice problems for the student to take home. Our practice problems are specifically selected to repeat and reinforce what the student learns in class that week.
As part of our online learning initiative, we have an internet chat forum for our students and teachers. Students are welcome to post discussions on topics and problems we have discussed in class. If you have a question, search the forum, and chances are you will find the answer instantly!
Connect with you teacher on a daily basis! Students can now take a picture of their work and send it via Whatsapp or Email to your teacher for feedback. Your teacher will get back to you within 24 hours and you can move on to more important stuff.
Helping Needy Students
Written in our school constitution is mission is to help every student, notwithstanding their financial resources. That’s why we have a programme dedicated to students who face financial hardship, to help and nurture them as best we can.
Our aspirations for our students extend beyond simply doing well in the exams. To this end, we try to encourage our students to better themselves for life with a series of self-help books that we distribute for free!
Getting to University
Seeing our students enter university is always a bittersweet moment. We are happy to have been a part of their journey in life, and we wish them all the best. Fortunately, many students do keep in touch with us, as well as with the friends they made here.