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.
I joined the class when I was in secondary two as my results were
unsatisfactory. I used to love math in primary school as it was fun and
easy to do well. After barely passing most of my math tests in sec 1 I lost
that passion for math and decided to join Ms Ang’s class to try to pull up
my grades. I’m not exactly the student in class that is always awake and
listening attentively but in Ms Ang’s class it’s different. She’s easy to
listen to and very patient in teaching us new topics and her teaching
method makes even the hardest things easy to absorb and do. My confidence
for math improved and so did my grades. I remember people coming to ask me
how I improved so much and I actually got three of my friends to join the
class with me. They were shocked at my huge improvement even though I still
slept in class. 😛 She understands that each student has different
learning and absorbing abilities and always tries to 配合 (fit?!) to their
speed of learning and doing. After marking our work, she went through our
work one by one to us and the mistakes made and reminds us not make them
the next time. Not only so, she allows us to whatsapp her if we had any
questions that we are stuck on, whether school homework or own practice,
she would always teach us how to solve it. Honestly when I joined the
tuition class I was just expecting to pull my grades up, however it is
because of Ms Ang that rekindled my love for math.
Thanks Ms Ang for all the help!
Wong Jia Hui Crescent Girls School
I joined Ms Ang’s class in the beginning of Secondary Three. Her teaching was very explicit and allowed me to understand the solutions to difficult problems easily. She ensured that each of us were comfortable with the pace of the lesson, yet at the same time, completing before the school goes through a specific topic. This allowed me to pay close attention in class and attain above satisfactory results in my A math O levels. Thank You Ms Ang !!!
Tay Kai yi Crescent Girls School
Ms Ang started teaching me since Secondary one. She is one of the best math
teacher that I ever have. She is a very caring and patient teacher as she
always patiently go through our doubts. She will make sure that we
understand what we are doing before she move on. She would not hesitate to
help us during her own time. When I have any doubts about my school work, I
will whatsapp her to ask her, and she will help me to solve the question
and making sure that I understand. My A-math wasn’t fairly very well in sec
3 and 4 however in my O’s level I got B3 Which I’m very statisfied and I
have to thanks Ms Ang for that. So I would strongly advice people to join
Tay Cheng Jun Hillgrove Secondary School
Math has never been my forte but ever since I started attending Math lessons at Math Academy, I found myself being able to better comprehend the demands of the questions. Through the strategies taught during lessons, I learnt and mastered how to apply concepts onto the paper with the right presentation. In the end of year 4, I scored an A for my math finals and I’m very thankful to Teacher Jolyn for her patience for the past few years!
Sharmaine Toh Raffles Institution
As I was really bad in Math in primary school, my mother enrolled me to a Math tuition class and Ms Ang was my tutor ever since I was in Secondary One. Since I always did badly for math, I’ve come to hate math. However, under Ms Ang’s guidance, I’ve made tremendous improvement that now Math is my strongest subject and I’m starting to like Math. Whenever I request for more practice for certain topics that I’m weaker in, Ms Ang will always be willingly to print them for me. She will then explain all the questions that I’m unsure of patiently till I get them. She also teaches us a few methods for the sums so that we can choose the one that we are most comfortable with. Ms Ang also mark all our work and return us on time without fail. She will then go through all the mistakes that we made so that we don’t repeat the same mistakes again. She will also walk around the class to check on our work to correct our mistakes on the spot. This helps me to understand my mistakes better. I am also able to whatsapp her questions that I do not know how to solve and she will reply back with the solutions almost immediately. It was really great to have her as my Math tutor for four years. Thank you Ms Ang!
Lim Jia Hui Choa Chu Kang Secondary School
I’ve actually learnt more in this tuition class than school classes because I was able to clear my doubts immediately instead of waiting after the class to end in school. I get to learnt different ways and methods in solving questions whereby my school teacher have not taught me before. Furthermore I get to have a better understanding of each topics by practicing other school papers whereas some questions are rather tricky than my school textbooks or papers.
Moreover , after I’ve done papers, Mr Ian Ang will go through all my mistakes and teach me different and easier methods in solving questions which helps me to strengthen my skills. He also teaches me to understand the words equation better by breaking the question down one by one as I’ve difficulty in understanding the words equation such as money questions. In fact , my results have been improving gradually and I was able to be more confident doing maths papers. To sum it up , I’ve learnt to be more confident and look at questions in different angles.
Lu Wan Hui Hillgrove Secondary
I am very proud to say that I was from Jolyn maths hub tuition (now Math Academy). The tuition was very effective as the teaching style suited well to my learning abilities. Before I joined the tuition I felt that my grades wouldn’t jump so high as maths was one of my poor subjects. With the help and the patience of the teacher I am well satisfied with my grades. I would like to thank Miss Jolyn for her efforts.
Jasmin Kaur Commonwealth Secondary
Mr Ian Ang is a great teacher . The reason is his teaching methods are good and he will make easy for us to understand and remember . He will also answer our doubts , if we have questions from school he will also teaches us . His class is very interesting and fun . My maths result improved a lot after attending the class.
Jeslyn Koh Regent Secondary School
Here you go Miss Ang! Thank You for all your help leading up to the O levels. Maths Academy is an environment where I am able to clarify doubts and strengthen the basis of my mathematical skills. Through their method of ensuring students practise their skills once they learn them , I consolidated my knowledge and showed me what I did not understand. The small class size of six people is a bonus too!
Chan See Ming BPGHS
Ms Ang is a dedicated teacher who never fails to answer all my doubts in maths. Her classes are very interesting and I often find myself looking forward to her class every sunday. My grades improved drastically after being coached by her. She makes sure I understand before she carries on and she delivers her lesson extremely clearly. She has been a great help to me throughout this 2 years and without her guidance, I would never have achieved A1 in both maths. Thank you.
Foo Hsien Weng Kranji Secondary School
I really enjoy attending Ms Ang’s lessons! Not only are her lessons clear and straight to the point, she makes lessons fun and engaging. She is really patient with us and often makes an effort to ensure that we really understand what she was teaching before moving on. Most importantly, she is very encouraging and this motivates us to do our best in every assignment.
Amanda Lim Crescent Girls School
Where do I start? Is it the conducive environment? Or Ms Ang”s excellent teaching methodology? Or the quality of the materials she provides? I can go on and on about the my wonderful experience at Math Academy but I shall try my very best to keep this testimonial as short and concise as I can.
One of the first things you will realise upon stepping inside the tuition centre that there is only a maximum of six students per class. This is so unlike that of a typical tuition centre which have ten to even twenty students in a class! The benefits of these are not to be underestimated indeed. You will experience less distractions. Let”s be frank, in a tuition centre with a larger number of students, it is darn difficult to resist the urge to talk to your friends. Also, the small number of students allows Ms Ang to give her maximum attention to each and every student. No questions will go unanswered, no problems left unsolved. In fact, sometimes I felt that the tuition lessons were more akin to that of a private tuition instead of a group tuition.
Another aspect of the tuition center I enjoyed was the bowl of sweets that was on every table. Too tired to think properly? Simple, eat some sweets, let your sugar level rise and get your brain juices pumping.
The notes that Ms Ang give are fantastic to say the least. It is so simple to understand that you will not need to spend time figuring out the content of the notes (another reason to hate textbooks!). Hence you can spend less time thinking and more time doing something productive. Despite the simplicity of the notes, it is extremely thorough. In fact, sometimes the notes go beyond the scope of what is in the syllabus.
Time for me to talk about the main course; the core of the tuition centre, Ms Ang herself. Ms Ang is an extremely experienced and passionate tutor. The way she articulates even the most complex and intricate of math concepts allows a sotong person to fully and easily grasp these concepts. She can pinpoint your mistakes with pinpoint accuracy and more importantly, the root cause of these mistakes; things that even you are likely unaware of. She teaches you the shortest way to solve any math sum you throw at her. These shortcuts will put you at a huge advantage during your exams. But the thing that strikes me most is Ms Ang”s patience. You can ask her any question any number of times; even if the question is downright simple and seemingly stupid, and she will never lose her cool or get annoyed or frustrated. Take me for instance : There was one lesson where I kept asking her repeatedly one math concept that I failed to comprehend. Unfortunately, by the end of the lesson, I still did not understand it. After the lesson, I gathered up my courage and decided to whatsapp her about that very same math concept, expecting her to snap at me. But to my surprise, she explained it to me again, except in even greater details this time round. How many tutors actually deal with their students with such patience? Speaking about whatsapp, you can whatsapp Ms Ang your math queries and from my experience she will get back to you very promptly. Almost all tutors I”ve come across are different from her. They will only play the role of your tutor during tuition, and for the rest of the time, they play no part in your life. Ms Ang is so different in the sense that she plays the role of your tutor all the time, not just during your tuition lesson. I know after reading all these you must be thinking it”s all fun and games where you can just sit back and relax and let Ms Ang get your distinction for you. Unfortunately I feel both obliged and obligated to break the truth to you, which is that nothing could be further from the truth. There is alot of worksheets to be done; alot of self-practice on your part which you should carry out too. But fret not, Ms Ang is not a sadist who will leave you at the deep end of the pool to drown. She will slowly guide you from the shallow end of the pool to deeper and deeper waters. Before you know it, you will be able to dive to depths of the deepest ocean trenches on your own without any help.
There are so many more things that I could write about, so many more of my experiences that I want to share. But by now, I believe that I’ve already lost the attention of some. To sum it up, put it in your due share of effort, let Ms Ang work her magic, and hocus pocus, you will get the distinction which you so dreamed of.
Timothy Yap St Patrick’s School
From the start I wasn’t really interested to join math academy as I felt it was going to be cliché like the previous tuitions I had attended which did nothing to improve my grade. But I was completely wrong. Teacher Ian was really patient and clear from the start. He always ensure that each student grasp the concept well before moving on. After multiple lessons in math academy I felt that that the hour and half spent in class was more beneficial and useful compared to attending three hours of math class in school where I was constantly confused. Furthermore as the chapters taught were always ahead of my school, I finally felt that I didn’t have to lag behind my classmates. Teacher Ian would also teach easier solving methods and formula in solving particular questions which helped a lot in exams. Homework would also be given each week, marked and mistakes would be explained to help clear any misconceptions. I am really thankful to math academy for helping me to improve my foundation in math and allowing me to achieve a B3 in math from an E8.
Nalisha Koh Teck Whye Secondary
Getting a B4 for O level Emath may not be something most people will find worth rejoicing about. However for me, it has been a giant leap.
I came in to Math Academy in Sec 4 with a mid year Emath grade of F9. I have never passed Emath since Sec 2. Even up to O Level prelims, my Emath grade was still a D7.
The teachers at Math Academy are extremely caring, and will take time to prepare additional notes and practice questions, for various topics their students need more help on. 🙂 They will also encourage their students to complete their Ten-year series and guide them on questions they are weak at! This also ensures that they get more practice as well as a better idea of the O level examination format. The teachers also understand how students feel anxious about their examinations, hence allowing their students to come slightly earlier/stay back later for additional consultation. In addition, the teachers give us their handphone numbers so that we can consult them throught the week! Prior to the big exams, the teachers also gave us a lot of encouragements, which really meant a lot to our nervous states of mind!
I am most thankful that the teachers at Math Academy did not turn me away or give up on me, even though I did not seem to have any potential in math. Getting a B4 does not look as nice as a distinction. But to me, it shows how far I have come, and how close I was to not being able to make it to anywhere after O levels. Most importantly, the teachers at Math Academy understand that I have tried my best and outdid myself, thus being able to make it into my dream JC.
Thank you Math Academy!
Shi Min Bukit Batok Secondary
Under teacher Jolyn’s guidance, i have managed to improve my A math results significantly. The lessons were enriching and easy to grasp. Whenever i make mistakes in my work, she would go through the problems with me patiently and make sure that i fully understand the concepts. She would also be willing to give me extra lessons whenever i feel that i need extra help. Through her lessons and guidance, i have managed to improve my grades from an E8 to an A1 for O’levels A math.
Goh Kai Yun Nan Hua Sec
To begin with, I’m not a math person, I don’t have a special aptitude for mathematics. I’ve always flunked my math ever since lower sec, even till my EOYs at Sec 3, I failed A and EMath horrendously, I’m always struggling and am at the bottom of the cohort or class. After joining tuition here at the end of sec 3, I became more confident at the start of sec 4,my AMath improved, I even remember topping the class once at MYE when I was in sec 4.As my AMath improved , my EMath improved as well. I’m glad that under a short span of 1 year, I’ve attained a distinction for both my math, something that I’ve always dreamt of but thought it was a silly dream that was miles away, but it came true, from an F9 to an A2. I’ve become more confidence of my abilities and strike off my perception that “Math is not my thing”. With hard work, with Ms Ang, comes success! (:
Ms Jolyn’s notes are precise so they are always the first material that I will refer to whenever I have troubles with my Amath homework. I still remember the last thing I held before I entered the examination hall was a compilation of her notes because it was so precise, I could catch the main points, the main concepts one last glance in case I forget them. The questions given in the notes are specially selected to tackle different question types so every question helps you to grasp the concept and basic foundation of every topic. Doing these questions time and again for my own revision builds up my confidence as being able to do these questions assures me that I will do just fine during tests. The next best thing is the small class , it’s quiet and it is an extremely conducive study environment ( in my opinion it’s more conducive than studying at home , or the library ) , you can concentrate well while you process and digest the new concepts . Ms Jolyn is very caring and EXTREMELY patient so it makes her very approachable so I will always clarify all my doubts with her regardless whether my questions makes sense or not , so long I have doubts , I always clarify and leave the classroom without any doubts . She’s not the type to scold you when you make silly mistakes instead she will go through with you step by step where you go wrong in your working so fret not and ask whatever is troubling you! She has taken the extra mile to mark the practice papers I have done and went through my mistakes with me , because of that , I often stay back , way past 2 and a half hours but she’ll still help me with my work. To say I’m filled with gratitude is an understatement, I have no words in mind right now to express my gratitude to her.
If I were to choose again, I will still attend tuition classes here. One regret I have would be not being able to attend her lessons earlier at the start of Sec 3 but at the end of Sec 3, still , I’m glad to have been able to attend her lessons . It is gratifying that I have not missed out on this amazing one year of tuition lessons I have with her. She’s more than just a tutor, a teacher, but a mentor and sometimes like a friend whom you can always count on. Thank you so much, Ms Jolyn 😀
Shu Chyi Bukit Panjang Govt High