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5 Best Math Tuition Centres in Singapore

  • 5 Best Math Tuition Centres in Singapore Image: The Maths Cafe

Singapore probably has the most competitive education culture in the world.

It is understandable for parents to provide the best opportunities for their children to do well at school. This is where tuition centres come in.

These learning facilities aid in enhancing your child’s skills in the most challenging subjects such as Math. Unfortunately, for students in Singapore, Mathematics is a required subject that needs to be passed to qualify for Junior College and Polytechnic courses.

If you are looking for the best math tuition centre in Singapore, this guide could be of great help to you.

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A TUITION CENTRE

The most important thing to consider when choosing a tuition centre in Singapore is its registration with the Ministry of Education. This ensures that the tuition centre follows an approved curriculum, the tutors are qualified, and the learning environment is safe for the students.

Another thing to check is the centre’s experience. The more years spent in teaching means better quality of education. For any business, low-quality service does not earn a solid following that lasts for years.

Tuition fee rates are also of paramount importance. Be aware, however, that cheaper does not always mean better. Some people don’t mind paying more as long as they are assured that they get better quality of service. 

TYPES OF MATH TUITION IN SINGAPORE

Maths tuition comes in different types. These are:

  • Group tuition: Group-based classroom setting with approximately 4-40 students per class.
  • Private tuition: 1-1 teaching that is usually done in the student’s home or wherever it is convenient.
  • Enrichment Centres: Similar to group tuition but more focused on the learning process and experience over conventional teaching structures.

There are more than 100 math tuition centres in Singapore offering various tuition types. We have narrowed down the list for you according to quality of teaching, experience, and student feedback

1. The Maths Cafe

  • The Maths Cafe Image: The Maths Cafe
  • Operation
    >11 years
  • Level
    Secondary
    Junior College
  • Class size
    30 - 35 students
  • Trial lesson
    Available
  • Teaching modes
    On-site
    Online
  • Number of Centres
    4
  • Address
    10 Eunos Road 8
    Singapore Post Centre #01-207
    Singapore 408600
  • Phone
    +65 9100 1235
  • Opening hours
    Wed: 10:00 – 21:00
    Fri: 14:00 – 20:00
    Sat & Sun: 09:00 - 19:00
  • Website
  • Email
    admin@pmc.sg

The Maths Café is a component of the PMC Education Group, formerly known as The Physics, Maths, and Chemistry Café.

The company was founded in 2009 by Mr Dave Sim who believes in developing the students’ problem-solving skills first before concepts.

This tuition centre started with a few hundred students a year but has now grown to a big family of over 1,000 students per school year.

Highlights

  • At least 80% of students get an A after enrolling, double the national average.
  • The tutors go through a very stringent screening process to make sure that only the best tutors are hired. Once hired, the tutors then undergo months of training before they are allowed to handle classes.
  • The centre uses the latest technology to keep up with the times in providing quality education to the students. Modern tools like touchscreen laptops, Smart TVs, a digital library, and a student portal are available for a more convenient and up-to-date learning experience.
  • The Maths Café provides café-like facilities where students can drop in and study without the noise and crowd of public coffee shops.
  • The Maths Café was voted as the Best Maths Tuition Centre by Parents World magazine for the school year 2020-2021.

TRACK RECORD

  • Close to 10 out of 10 scored A or B in H2 Maths.
  • Close to 8 out of 10 scored A in H2 Maths.
  • Close to 10 out of 10 scored A or B in O-Levels A Maths.
  • Close to 8 out of 10 scored A1/A2 in O-Level A Maths.

FEES

Registration Fee: S$100

1-1 Gold Class:

  • JC2 Maths – S$400
  • JC1 Maths – S$400
  • Secondary Maths – S$250

(Call or email for regular tuition fees and other details)

ALL LOCATIONS

@Paya Lebar (Flagship)
10 Eunos Rd 8
#01-207 SingPost Centre
Singapore 408600

@Novena
187B Thomson Rd
Goldhill Centre
Singapore 307630

@Bishan
284, #01-201 Bishan Street 22
Singapore 570284

@Beauty World
170 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #18-01
Singapore 588179

2. Math Academy

  • Math Academy Image: Math Academy
  • Operation
    >20 years
  • Level
    Secondary
    Junior College
  • Class size
    6 on average
  • Trial lesson
    Not available
  • Tutors
    3
  • Teaching modes
    Onsite
  • Number of centres
    1
  • Address
    Bukit Batok Street 31
    Block 372, #02-372
    Singapore 650372
  • Phone
    (65) 91529322 (Sec) or (65) 9152 9453 (JC)
  • Website

Math Academy is a family-run mathematics tuition centre. At the helm are 3 fully qualified siblings with a combined teaching experience of 44 years. The goal of the school is to bring out the best in every student.

Math Academy tuition centre was founded by Ms Jolyn Ang who has 20 years of teaching experience. She holds an NUS degree in Mathematics and is a former Ministry of Education (MOE) teacher; hence she is well informed about the content and formatting of examination papers.

Mr Ian Ang is a dedicated tutor with 10 years of teaching experience. He is skilled in problem-solving techniques and diligently follows examination trends. Mr Ian Ang scored straight ‘A’s in both his ‘A’  and ‘O’ levels. In addition, he attained a First Class Honours in Pure Mathematics at NUS.

Ms Raine Ang has been a Maths tutor for 14 years and believes in the personal approach to assist students to uncover their potential.

Highlights

  • The fees are inclusive of materials such as revision packages and quality notes.
  • Class sizes are kept small so that the students benefit from individual attention.
  • Students are guided on how to tackle examination questions.
  • The tutors are fully conversant with the concepts needed to excel in ‘O’ and ‘A’ level Maths.

 TRACK RECORD

Over 90% of ‘O’ Level students pass with scores of A1-B3, whereas ‘A’ Level students attain either ‘A’ or ‘B’ grades.

FEES

The fees indicated below cover 4 lessons inclusive of material.

Level Subject  DurationAmount
Sec   1&2   Maths1.5 $260
Sec   3&4 E Maths1.5 $260
Sec   3&4 A Maths $340
JC1 & JC2 H2 Maths  $380

3. The Math Lab

  • The Math Lab Image: The Math Lab
  • Operation
    >19 years
  • Level
    Primary
    Secondary
    Junior College
  • Class size
    3-7 students (Standard class)
  • Trial lesson
    1st month considered a trial period
  • Teaching modes
    Onsite
    Online
    Home tuition
  • Number of centres
    5
  • Address
    Main Office @ Farrer Road Branch
    Blk 4, Queen’s Road #02-121
    Singapore 260004
  • Phone
    +65 6475 0624
  • Opening hours
    Daily: 10:00-22:30
  • Website

The Math Lab was founded in 2002 and has since expanded to multiple locations in Singapore. Their goal is to achieve an engaging mathematics learning experience.

The teaching teams not only have impressive academic qualifications, but they are also proficient at the art of teaching. They are all university graduates and full-time employees of the Math Lab.

Over the years MOE teachers have been brought on board to fine-tune the syllabus. In addition, the teaching processes have been reviewed with a view to adopting new problem-solving techniques.
 

Highlights

  • The Math Lab’s syllabus aligns exactly with the MOE syllabus.
  • All of the centre’s tutors are full-time teachers.
  • Classrooms are fully equipped with the latest equipment such are HDTVs and tablets.
  • A full library of practice papers from top schools is available.
  • Maths boot camps are available during the holidays to help the weaker students to catch up.
  • Fun, intuitive, and modern methods are used to achieve the desired results.

TRACK RECORD:

  • In 2019, 5 out of 10 students achieved an ‘A’ in the A Level examination
  • In 2019, 7 out of 10 had a distinction in the ‘O’ Levels
  • In 2020, PSLE students excelled with 72% of them attaining either an ‘A’ or an ‘A*’
  • 8 out of 10 of all the students achieved grade improvement over the 2019 year.

FEES

Fees are payable every 2 months and they cover a total of 8 lessons. There is a one-time registration fee of $40, and new students pay $60 for materials. Below are the fee rates per month. Practice classes are tailored for individual students to work on practice papers.

Level     Practice Class Standard Class    
Primary 1,2,3,4     $320/4 lessons$380/4 lessons  
Primary 5, 6 $320/4 lessons  $420/4 lessons  
Secondary 1, 2, 3$320/4 lessons  $420/4 lessons  
Secondary    4, 5 $320/4 lessons  $420/4 lessons  
JC 1 $380/4 lessons  $420/4 lessons  
JC 2 $380/4 lessons     $420/4 lessons  

4. Math Lobby

  • Math Lobby Image: Math Lobby
  • Experience
    >12 years
  • Level
    Secondary
  • Class size
    2-5 students
  • Trial lesson
    Available
  • Teaching modes
    Onsite
    Online
  • Number of Centres
    1
  • Address
    106B Bidadari Park Drive
    Singapore 342106
  • Phone
    +65 9632 2202
  • Opening hours
    Mon-Fri: 10:00-22:00
    Sat: 10:30-22:00
    Sun: 10:30-18:00
  • Website

Math Lobby specializes in secondary mathematics tuition.

The head tutor Nigel Yap is MOE registered and is experienced in assisting students to master secondary level math. He is an author of ‘Examination Strategies Guidebook’ and a graduate of Harvard Higher Education Teaching School.

Under his guidance, students are able to achieve grades that they never imagined were possible. Mr Yap goes the extra mile to ensure that his students have understood the fundamental concepts of mathematics.

Highlights

  • The centre guides students and helps them develop skills and examination strategies
  • Monthly class tests specifically designed for its students
  • Math notes and worksheets are provided without any charges.
  • Lessons are designed based on the latest Singapore MOE syllabus.
  • Free consultations via WhatsApp or SMS
  • The tuition centre’s location is within 5 minutes walk from Potong Pasir MRT.

FEES

Group Tuition Lession Fees:

Level 

Onsite                       

Online

Secondary 1, 2       

$280 for 4 lessons

$35 per hour

Secondary 3, 4, 5        

$320 for 4 lessons

$40 per hour

1-to-1 Tuition Fees:

Face to Face

$75 per hour

Online

$55 per hour

5. Captain Mathematica

  • Captain Mathematica Image: Captain Mathematica
  • Operation
    >5 years
  • Level
    Secondary
    Junior College
  • Class size
    7-10 students
  • Trial lesson
    Can be arranged
  • Tutors
    6 maths tutors
  • Teaching modes
    Onsite
    Online
  • Address
    587 Bukit Timah Road
    Coronation Plaza #03-01
    Singapore 269707
  • Phone
    +65 9270 0049
  • Opening hours
    Mon: 16:00-20:00
    Tue: 15:30-19:30
    Thu & Fri: 15:30-21:30
    Sat: 09:00-13:00
    Sun: 09:00-19:00
  • Website

Mr Tim Lim, the founder of Captain Mathematica Tuition Centre, became a Maths tutor in 2007. He has not only an aptitude for the subject but also a love of coaching others. Over his 14 years working as a tutor, he has guided over 400 students through their math learning journey.

Mr Lim's numerous qualifications include a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from NUS.

At Captain Mathematica, Mr Lim is assisted by a team of 5 tutors. The top 3 associate tutors are:

Mr Gareth, who began tutoring his peers right from Junior College. He enjoys aiding others by sharing knowledge with them. He has a degree in Applied Mathematics and computer science from the National University of Singapore.

Mr James is a tutor with 7 years of experience. He specializes in GCE ‘A ‘levels H1/H2 mathematics.

Mr Isaac is an associate tutor who believes in the need for understanding the basic concepts of Maths. He is pursuing a Master’s degree in Maths at the National University of Singapore.

Highlights

  • At the centre, mathematics is simplified to make it relatable to students.
  • Concise notes and past year papers are shared and discussed.
  • Students are assisted on-site as well as through online recordings and via WhatsApp
  • Students who join late in the year are offered supplementary materials to assist them to catch up.
  • The centre offers a financial assistance scheme.

TRACK RECORD:

Over a period of 11 years, more than 400 students have been assisted to master the subject of Maths and develop a love for it. 95% of the students have achieved a 2-grade improvement after 6 months of tutoring. A good number of them score B’s and A’s at GCE ‘A’ Levels. 

FEES

The figures below represent the range of fees payable for 2-month sessions depending on the months of the year.

Level     Amount
JH2/IGCSE$340-$420
J2 H1$295-$330
J2 FM$375-$440
J1 H2$295-$340
J1 H1$260-$295
J1 FM$320-$375
Sec 4$260-$295
Sec 3$250-$260
Sec 2$210-$240
Sec 1$180-$210

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