Math Academy has a long standing history in teaching mathematics. We began in 2001, educating students for the love of mathematics, under the name of JolynMathsHub. Despite the growth in the number of students, which largely stems from student/parent recommendations, we have always maintained our small class size. We try hard, together with the kids, to do what is possible for them.

Hear about their success stories from the list of student/parent testimonials below.

Ms Ang is indeed a superb teacher whom every student that is drowning in a sea of failing Maths tests requires. When I first joined I was really hopeless in Maths. But under her guidance, I felt that I had a glimpse of hope in doing well for my O Level exams. She was very patient in answering my doubts and even though I may not understand the first time, she would explain it until I understand. She is by far the most caring and cheerful teacher I ever had. Sometimes, we might be afraid to ask questions as we are scared that the teacher might scold us, but fret not, because Ms Ang will never scold you. Also, she is like a friend to me, cheering us up or cracking jokes when she sees that we are tired and stress from studying. During the times that we are racking our brains solving questions from practice papers and we come across a challenging, desperately needing help, just pick up your handphone, snap a picture of the question and Whatsapp or sms Ms Ang. In a few minutes time, you can get a solution with explanations! (even late at night) To me, Ms Ang is a really special teacher and the best one I have known so far, and because of her I have a better grasp of Maths concepts and my grades have improved. She once told me that she is always very glad to be able to share her knowledge of Maths with us. Thank you Ms Ang, I am really blessed to have such an inspiring and thoughtful teacher like you!

Amanda Chiam Crescent Girls

Miss Ang is really a very patient and fun teacher who has very good rapport with her students. I always enjoy going to classes and have certainly benefited tremendously from her guidance. She makes it easier to understand difficult concepts and is extremely detailed in her teaching. After attending her lessons, my grades have improved greatly and I feel more motivated to excel in additional mathematics. She would explain my mistakes and answer my queries until I had understood them. She is truly a very caring and dedicated teacher that changed my attitude towards additional mathematics 🙂 I’ll miss you!

Joyce Pang Kranji Secondary School

I was failing maths at secondary 3. Through a friend, I knew about ms ang and signed up for the tuition classes. She goes through the overview of the lesson before she starts teaching and explains the steps clearly unlike teachers in schools that teaches us Methods but fails to explain how it came about. That pulled me from my failing grades to a b4. She teaches us the best shortcuts that are “right”. “right” as in all of them are acceptable in the GCE Olevel marking scheme. These shortcuts were our major stepping stones out of the b4 to b3 range to the a1 to a2 range.

And I emerged with an A1 for both maths for o levels.

Ng Jun Yi Kranji Secondary

When I first began taking lessons from Miss Ang about 2 years ago, I had failed quite a number of test for Mathematics as I had many misconceptions in Mathematics. However, with Miss Ang’s patience and style of teaching, I was able to complete most of the Maths questions she has given to me. She is extremely detailed in her teaching with clear concepts which allows students to understand well. Miss Ang is a very caring teacher who has close rapport with her students. She prepared each tuition lessons with notes and many good practice papers for us to do. She invested her time and energy to improve my Mathematics by marking all the worksheets that I had done. By the next lesson, She would return all the worksheet previously I had done and correct my mistake and presentation right away. Her lessons began to motivate me to practice more and really think about the concepts. She is a very approachable teacher and her encouragement to me makes me determined to do well in my Mathematics. I always look forward to her next lesson. I am really pleased to see my constant, linear progress and improvement in my Mathematics. She is definitely one of my favourite teacher! Her lessons were very enjoyable and it leads me to like Mathematics a lot now. I managed to get B3 for both Emaths and Amaths in ‘O’levels. I highly recommend Miss Ang to anyone wanting to improve their Mathematics abilities! Once again, Thank you so much Miss Ang for your help and thoughtfulness would always be remembered in my heart.

Kaylyn Lee Zhenghua Secondary

I started receiving tution for A Maths from Ms Ang around March 2011. At that time, my grades for AM was extremely terrible and I didn’t quite get all the sums. Ms Ang has helped me to understand the topics more clearly and prepared me for the O Levels. I had much problem with things such as, proving cronguency and similarity, and Ms Ang was the one that enlightened me. She would give practices for the different topics every week and drill us hard for any upcoming exams. She explains everything clearly and make sures every one of us understands the topic and what she is saying. Useful shortcuts were taught as well. Though the tuition is being held at her home, the environment provided has been extremely conducive and comfortable. I was able to focus on my work everytime I went there, and learn much during the lessons. What matters the most is that she actually helped me to obtain a distinction in the O Levels for AM. Without her, I wouldn’t had been able to get that distinction.

Zhi Chao Kranji Secondary School

Ms Ang taught me E and A math for about 2 years. Before she teaches me, my E math results were horrendous and had a lot of misconceptions.Ms Ang was very patient with me and explained those challenging questions to me until i understand.Also,she marks my homework every time and points out all my mistakes,reminding me which topic i need to improve on. There was a period when i always tend to fall asleep during tuition class as i had CCA before that. Ms Ang noticed that i was very tired and changed my lesson to the other day so that i can concentrate more.what a thoughtful teacher!With her detailed teachings, my grades have tremendous improvement. After attending her lessons, i began to realise math was not a difficult subject and i am motivated to excel in my E and A math. Ms Ang, I am really blessed to have such a thoughtful and patient teacher like you ^^

Loh Ting Hui BPGHS

Miss Ang has been a great help to me on the field of Additional Mathematics ever since sec 3, where I failed for all tests in that subject continuously. I could not even do basic algebra manipulation properly, nor think of ‘Out of the box’ ways of solving trigonometric proving questions. However, things changed for the better ever since I went to her AMaths class. She is patient when teaching and correcting me, which is the part I like a lot about her. She explains things in a step-by-step approach, and it is nearly impossible to not understand the concept behind the topic when she is around. She also tracks my AMaths grades closely, and also spurs me on to reach for greater heights in the subject. When I received my O level results in January, I was shocked and delighted when I scored a B3 in A Maths! This was a huge improvement from scoring an E8 consistently in Sec3! Really have to thank Ms Ang for mentoring me, as well as urging us to practice, practice, and practice. I would recommend anyone who is facing difficulties in Maths to engage her service, and I can safely say that that person would not regret it.

Thank you Ms Ang! 😀

Bryan Chua Yusof Ishak Secondary school

I was a student at Jolyn MATHSHUB(now Math Academy) since I was in sec 2. My maths result for primary school was just average. My maths result continue to under perform when I was in secondary school. Although nothing much change for a period of time after I was taught under Ms Ang, she was still very patient and determined to help me improve my grades. Despite getting most of my questions wrong, she would go through every single wrong question till I understand.She would also correct me if I did not present my answers clearly. This is not something that everyone would be capable of doing for such a long period of time. In class, she would regularly check on my work and correctly me immediately if I made a mistake. However, tides started to change when I was nearing my GCE O Levels. I started to improve drastically and I leaped from a F9 to an unbelievable A2 for my A.Maths in O Levels. Although it was not an A1, the feeling was the same for me. I have to thank Ms Ang for always believing in me and invested so much time and effort to continue to teach me although I may not be performing.

Benedict Goh Qing Wei Hillgrove Secondary School

Before I went to jolyn hub tuition (now Math Academy), I was really weak in both my maths and I really needed to pull up my grades from a pass. When I started going for her tuition , within a couple of months I learned many good techniques in solving the problems as she always made me see the difficult question in a simpler way. When O-Levels neared I had completely overcome my fears and I achieved my distinction. I am very thankful for Miss joyln’s help and would encourage students who are facing difficulties in their maths to go for her tuition.

Ashwin Konnur Commonwealth Secondary

I was first introduced to Ms Ang’s tuition class when I was in secondary 3. My sister, who was also in her class for A-Maths two years before me, suggested that I seek help from Ms Ang, I was failing my A-Maths and barely passing my E-Maths. I was falling behind the school’s syllabus and did not really pay much attention in class. Ms Ang did not give up on me. She assured me that my grades would definitely improve as long as I am willing to put in effort in my studies.

During my secondary 3 mid-year exams, I failed all of my tests and exams for A-Maths. I did not pay much attention to my grades. It was only a few months before my secondary 4 prelim examination that I realised how little time I had before my ‘O’ Levels. During this period, Ms Ang did not lose faith in me. She encouraged me not to give up and I started put in effort in my studies. My grades improved in the preliminary examination. I realised maths wasn’t really as difficult as it seemed to be and thus gained interest in learning.

Two months before my ‘O’ Levels, Ms Ang patiently taught me from the basic by focusing on ten-year series papers. I attained an A2 for E-Maths and B3 for A-maths in my ‘O’ Levels. Though my result may not sound impressive, I am contented as without the help and encouragement from Ms Ang, I am pretty sure I would have failed or given up on A-Maths. It’s been more than 2 years since I graduated from secondary school, Ms Ang is one of the best teachers I have had. I am really grateful to her. The time, effort and patience she had put in to coach me during my ‘O’ Levels is beyond words.

Thank you, Ms Ang, for all that you have done for me!

P.S. To all the secondary school students taking ‘O’ Levels : As long as you have a positive attitude towards Maths, Ms Ang would be more than willing to help you to excel in Mathematics.

Cheng Chong Ngee Ann Secondary

I was introduced to Miss Ang’s math tuition when I was in secondary three. I found that the basic practices we obtained in textbooks were insufficient for me to fully grasp the concepts and answering skills required in actual examinations. My mathematics grades fluctuated. During that period while I learnt the basics in mathematics, Miss Ang was the teacher, who provided the best questions to cement my basics. Her concepts were taught well, her self-compiled notes simple and easy to learn from. I love the way she would give us time during lessons to consider and do those ‘concept cementing’ questions. During that time, students are able to personally ask her questions they would not ask in a huge class setting. For myself, it fit my learning style very well. She answered each of my (sometimes silly) questions with utmost patience and care, and despite being in a classroom with other students, she never makes me feel neglected or confused. She was always willing to provide me with extra questions, and to even go the extra mile to take time off her busy schedule to mark my answers, to check my presentation etc. Sometimes, in school, homework was simply ‘gone through’ in class due to our teachers’ schedules, and so I really appreciated Miss Ang’s efforts to help in all aspects of my mathematics. Her lessons in teaching, mathematics, and sincerity have stayed with me all this while as I progress onto Junior College and University. And for that, Miss Ang, thank you so very much!

Cheok Ziyu Crescent Girls School

Towards the end of secondary 2, my mathematics results were not satisfying; knowing that I had to take up additional mathematics the following year, I was worried that I could not catch up with the syllabus and decided to look for a mathematics tutor who would be able to guide me along the way. After trying out a couple of teachers, I finally came across Ms. Ang whom I felt comfortable being around with. A patient and caring teacher, she has the gifted ability to help and guide every student to cater to their learning needs. She delivers her lessons in a comprehensive manner that is easy to understand. Under her constant guidance, I did consistently well for my additional mathematics. She is also a humble person who is always willing to lend a helping hand, and even helped me with my elementary mathematics even though I was not officially enrolled into the class. I’m truly blessed and grateful for having a tutor like Ms. Ang and although it has been 3 years since my graduation as an O’ levels student, I will never fail to remember her kind efforts. Thank you Ms. Ang, for being an important part of my journey through secondary school.

Anna Lai Crescent Girls School

I’ve been tutored by Ms Ang ever since I was in secondary one as my parents were concerned with my math grades that were just borderline passes. I felt myself beginning to love mathematics as the lessons conducted by Ms Ang were enjoyable and most importantly, helped to clear my doubts. Throughout my secondary school life, Math has always been my strongest subject and I have always managed to get distinctions for majority of my school examinations. For my O levels, I managed to attain distinctions for both additional and elementary mathematics and I’m absolutely sure that I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help of Ms Ang. She’s an excellent math teacher who’s patient and responsible and is always willing to clear our doubts even outside lessons (Through Whatsapp etc.) I’m extremely grateful for her help in these 4 years! Thank you Ms Ang! 🙂

Denise Yeow Kranji Secondary School

When I just

entered Jolyn’s tuition class in sec 3, I scored an f9 for my a math. After

going to her lessons every week, I realised that she is a very patient and

helpful teacher. When I do not

understand the questions, she will not hesitate to guide me through step by

step till I fully understand. She even extended the timings for weaker students

like me in order to catch up with the rest of the kids. Jolyn did not give up

on me despite my weak foundation but instead build it up. After much

preparation and hard work from both of us , I managed to clinch an A2 for my

GCE O’levels.Lau Wei Neng Shu Qun Secondary School

Through this tuition, I’ve managed to learn a lot more than i did in school. Ms Jolyn has made a-math much easier to digest. She is very clear with her explanations and also a good guider. She makes us find out what we do not understand and solve our queries immediately in the lesson. Her worksheets and notes has been of great use to me too. Her notes are explicit and straight to the point. Ms Jolyn also guides us according to our pace on math, ensuring that we do not waste any precious time at the tuition center. She also make sure that we are taught the lessons base on the school curriculum, also at the same time being quick to prepare us for o levels and upcoming tests. Ms Jolyn also makes herself available through messages, so that we can answer our queries as soon as possible , instead of waiting till our weekly tution. Ms Jolyn is a very experienced and caring teacher whose teaching I enjoyed a lot.

Vanessa Ng West Spring Secondary School

I joined the tuition through the recommendation of my friends. I was

struggling in school with A Maths as such I needed help with this subject.

When my friend recommended me to Ms Ang, I figured that I could give it a

try.She is a great teacher who is very patient with her students. I had trouble

with a certain topic and I asked tons of questions to clarify. Instead of

getting tired of answering my questions that are easy to her, she took time

to explain slowly to me.

This is one of the merits of Ms Ang.Through her detailed explanation and wonderful teaching, I saw improvement

in my A Maths grades. As time went by, I got better and better due to her

teachings. In the recent O’ Level examinations I managed to score an A1 for

my A Maths and I have to say, I could not have done it without her.Reynard Wong BPGHS

Math used to be one of my weakest subjects and the subject that i hate most. I struggled with math when i was in Secondary 1, before i got to know Ms Ang and get tutored by her. After a few classes with Ms Ang, my maths started to have great improvements. I also started to really love maths. Ms Ang is able to teach maths in an interesting way, which makes it easier to understand and fun to learn. Whenever i have doubts about the new maths formula or such, Ms Ang will always explain the concepts again to me, patiently until i understand. Ms Ang also teach us many different methods to approach certain questions, which our school may not teach us. This will allow us to choose the method that we are most comfortable in to approach those questions, rather than to be forced to use just one single method. Today, I am the only one among my group of friends who has obtained an A1 for Additional Mathematics and its all thanks to Ms Ang. ^^

Lim Shu Yi Zheng Hua Secondary School

When i first took Additional Mathematics in secondary 3, i remembered how i struggled to understand the different concepts in Amath. However, after enrolling into Ms Ang’s Additional Mathematics tuition, i learnt the concepts beforehand and was able to understand better in school. Also, the notes provided were clear and precise, and under Ms Ang’s teaching, i was able to grasp the subject well. Moreover, even outside class, i can seek help in Amath from Ms Ang through Whatsapp and i really appreciate that. The numerous practice papers provided by Ms Ang also trained me really well in terms of precision in my answers and speed, allowing me to be fully prepared for the O’levels examination. Under Ms Ang’s patience and guidance, i started to find that Amath is a fun and interesting subject. Thank you Ms Ang.

Shaun Seah BPGHS

Joining the Math Academy since Secondary Two has really helped me a lot in

both my Elementary and Additional Math Subjects. The weekly exercises that

Miss Ang had given really gave me much needed practice in the subject. It

helped me to build my foundation in the subject and the small class size

also helped very much. My doubts were easily cleared if there were any,

with clear explanations that helped me with my understanding of the

subject; Miss Ang was very helpful in offering her handy tips which I found

extremely useful during the O’Levels. So I was very thankful to have chosen

to join Math Academy! 🙂Cheok Bao Le Crescent Girls School

Dear staff at Math Academy,

I am writing to commend a tutor from your group, Ms. Jolyn Ang who has been both inspiring and dedicated. I started attending Additional Math lessons she conducted when I realized that my Amath grades were plummeting. The day I joined her classes, I returned back home with so much of new knowledge and I was so excited because I felt that the two hour session made me feel more interested in Amath and that gave me the confidence to challenge myself to do well in the subject. Within a short span of 4 months, my Amath grades literally soared from a C6 to an A1.I particularly liked how patient she was with me when I just couldn’t seem to understand certain complex concepts. She goes the extra mile by providing us with top school papers and worksheets containing various types of questions from Cambridge so that we are exposed to different styles in which Amath questions are set. It was through this intensive revision she provided that I managed to attain and A2 grade for Amath in the 2013 O level examinations. I hope that many more students would be able to benefit from her and gain more confidence in math. She made me believe that through hard work,I could turn my weakest subject into my forte.

Yours Sincerely,

SoniaSonia Saint Margaret’s School