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 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