Math Academy ® holds weekly A Maths Tuition classes. We are located directly opposite Gombak MRT, 1 stop away from Choa Chu kang and 2 stops from Jurong East. Cass size is kept at a an average of 6 students, taught by former MOE teacher Ms Jolyn Ang. Integrated programme / IP students are also welcomed to join our A and E maths classes.
Ms Jolyn Ang
- Former secondary MOE school teacher
- 20 years of experience in secondary mathematics
- Postgraduate Diploma in Education, PGDE (with Credit), National Institute of Education (NIE) (Specialisation in teaching Mathematics at Secondary School Level)
- Major in Applied Mathematics, National University of Singapore (NUS)
Learn Right, from The Expert
Founder of Math Academy tuition centre, Ms Jolyn Ang is a former MOE school teacher with 20 years of teaching experience. She has graduated from NUS with a degree in Mathematics, and also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, specialising in teaching Math at Secondary School level.
Being one of the very few tuition centres that keep to an extremely small class size of only 8 a class (maximum), Ms Jolyn pays close attention to each and every individual students to ensure success in their Secondary Math journey.
With her experience in setting examinations whilst at MOE, Ms Jolyn has a broad and comprehensive understanding of the demands and trends in a Math Examination paper. In addition, the yearly O Levels Marker’s report has been analysed, and this provides an even clearer understanding of what examiners are looking for when awarding marks at the O Levels. She has observed and analysed that students who struggle in A Maths tend to fall into the following 2 broad cateogories:
1) Students who are unable to contend with the ambiguity and uncertainties in Math questions
2) Students who did not build up a solid foundation in algebra whilst in lower secondary
The curriculum at Math Academy has been designed to address these issues. Having graduated from NUS with a degree in Mathematics, students have benefited from Ms Jolyn’s strengths in identifying the various Mathematical nuances. In Jolyn’s classes, the entire A Maths Syllabus of 19 chapters has been broken down into bite-sized, easy-to-learn lecture notes. Each chapter has been further identified to contain 3-4 key focus areas. Regardless of their academic background or foundation, the structured syllabus is designed with the intention of helping students build the necessary foundation and excel in the subject.
Students are taught to look out for various keywords and to answer questions in systematic steps. Examination questions from different schools and national exams are constantly compiled and updated, exposing students to wide variety question set and instil confidence for the exams. Weekly worksheets are designed such that students are able to gain a complete mastery of the topic, having seen the various exam question format and techniques required. This provides students of Math Academy with a strong competitive edge when it comes to the national exams.
Ms Ang’s dedication in improving the results of the students goes beyond just the preparation of the materials. She engages students in inquiry-based-learning, asking guiding questions to trigger and kickstart the analytical process of solving Math. The weekly worksheets are also marked, and this allows for each and every students’ ability to be assessed, identifying issues and correcting them on a weekly basis. A small class of an average of just 6 students, Ms Jolyn is able to provide close individual attention and help students improve.
Complete Learning Beyond Classroom
Snippet of Sec 3 Add Maths – Equations and Inequalities Lesson
Snippet of Sec 4 Add Maths – Binomial Theorem Lesson
All lectures have been video recorded and uploaded to our online learning platform. The videos have been organised into bite-sized length, facilitating easy recap and review prior to examinations.
In addition, every question in the worksheet also comes with a step-by-step video solution. Students need not wait till the next tuition lesson to have their questions addressed.
With over 2000+ recorded videos, our comprehensive library of lecture and questions serves as an outstanding learning companion.
Prefer to join our online class and get access to step-by-step video lecture and solution guides? Hear from Chanelle Marie, our online student who scored A1 at O levels in 2020.
Even though I have joined the tuition for only about a month, I could already see improvements in my work thanks to Ms Jolyn. She is very kind and helpful and is willing to help clear any doubts I have. I started to become more confident in answering... Read more
Hear from our students
"Teacher Jolyn would explain clearly the concept and then apply the concept in a few questions." Going to Math Academy was definitely effective in helping me improve on my Amaths. During the teaching of a new chapter, Teacher Jolyn would explain clearly the concept and then apply the concept in a few questions and go through with us step by step on how to solve the... Read more
"They would also emphasize on things to take note of, which comes handy during examinations." The teachers at Math Academy are very patient and helpful, so most of the time when I have questions or issues, they would explain how to tackle the question step by step. They would also emphasize on things to take note of, which comes handy during examinations. They would... Read more
"Her small class size is a big plus point, enabling Ms Ang to really pay attention to every student and making sure every single one of them is doing well." Ms Ang method of teaching is very clear and easy to understand. I have not experienced any other teacher that can explain maths and A.maths better than her. Ever since my I joined Ms Ang, my grades jumped by 6 bands!! This is a prove of how much a difference... Read more
"Learning materials are extremely concise, allowing us to grab hold of the concepts easily." I first joined Math Academy with a C5 in Amath! However under Teacher Jolyn's guidance, I am proud to say that I have improved to be an A1-A2 student! Doubts that I once had in school were instantly cleared with the explanations given by Teacher Jolyn. Additionally, Teacher Jolyn always... Read more
I was failing A Math before I joined Math Academy. However, i was given sufficient practice and with the guidance i received from Math Academy, i started passing Amath and eventually scored an A1 in the recent O Levels. Math Academy had indeed helped me a lot!
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What schools do our students come from?
Jolyn’s years of experience can be seen through the large number of students she has each year. The amount of recommendations she receives through word of mouth has been overwhelming. Students are often placed on the waiting list when her slots are full.
We even have students coming all the way from Pasir Ris, Yishun, Potong Pasir.
In recent years, we have students are from the following schools:
Methodist Girls School, Crescent Girls School, Unity Secondary, Bukit Batok Secondary, Kranji Secondary, Swiss Cottage Secondary, Nan Hua Secondary, Clementi Town Secondary, Zhenghua Secondary, Commonwealth Secondary, Bukit Panjang Govt High, Cedar Girls, Singapore Chinese Girls School, Hua Yi Secondary, Shu Qun Secondary, Regent Secondary, Dunearn Secondary, Westwood Secondary, River Valley High.
You can also view more on what our students say at testimonials page.
Weekly A Maths Tuition
Marking of Weekly homework
Ms Jolyn Ang will personally go through every single step in the student’s homework. She will mark and review their mistakes individually and explain the correct solution for the questions. We don’t spoon feed students. We make them think through the necessary steps and understand them. Through our experience, this is the best way to do mathematics.
Small group tuition
Our A maths tuition classes will only take in a maximum of 8 students. We do not like the idea of mass tuition classes in a group of 10 or 20 students. Our personalized approach gives each and every student the required attention.
Notes that are concise and precise
We take pride in our copyrighted notes. Summarized concepts, exposure to a variety of examination problems. That’s what our notes is all about.
Analysis of past year O Levels marker’s report
We analyse the markers’ report from UCLES and understand the key points for the different question types. We understand what they are looking out for, and pass on these details to our students.
Conduct short tests
From our knowledge of the past year marker’s report, we select appropriate test questions for the students. After attempting the questions within the stipulated time, we review their presentation. Every mistake will be addressed with respect to the O levels marking scheme.
Identification of keywords
This is especially important for weaker students, who have difficulty identifying the key concepts in each question. We teach students to identify keywords and highlight their importance. This identification allows students to cross-link concepts and formulae from different chapters. It speeds up their thinking process, an important skill especially during examination.
Students enrolled with us will be given access to the online portal. Weekly lessons are recorded and uploaded to the online portal, where students can re-watch and refresh these concepts closer to the exams.
Video solutions to all worksheet solutions has also been recorded. Now you can prepare for your exams with ease, re-watching any lesson at your own pace.
Exposure of questions
Questions have been carefully selected to reflect the variety of problems in additional mathematics exams. We have analysed and broken down each chapter into its small parts, and all the different types of questions that can be seen in each part. Students are exposed to these questions and will be able to solve them quickly during exams. This saves precious time for them to solve those `unseen’ type of questions during O levels.
What can you expect from the class?
Classes are 2 hours long.
In the first half of the lesson, Ms Jolyn Ang will be teaching the topic, using her own set of notes. No pre-learning from school is required.
These notes are a culmination of years of efforts, summarizing the key concepts and examination questions, presented in a concise manner.
In the second half of the lesson, students will be provided with worksheets relevant to the teachings of that lesson.
These questions reflect the trend of examination questions in recent years, carefully selected from schools’ examination papers.
Students are expected to complete them before the next lesson.
Ms Ang will be marking their work, carefully writing down the mistakes and clarifying doubts with the students.
Together with Ms Ang’s dedication in marking every single piece of homework, students, in return, are expected to work doubly hard.
See below on our ex-students’ experience under Ms Ang’s guidance 🙂
Choose your preferred mode of learning, or a mixture of both.
Physical class: For students who prefer face-to-face interaction and to be in a physical classroom environment
Online: For students who prefer to learn in the comfort of their homes, all lectures have been recorded and uploaded. Video solutions to ALL questions in the worksheets have been made, with clear step-by-step explanations. Students who join us online will receive the same set of in-house notes and worksheets which are highly raved by our students.
For the latest time slots and schedule for additional maths tuition, click tuition timetable to visit the timetable page.
List of topics:
Below is a list of topics that are covered:
|A Maths Tuition|
|1. Simultaneous Equations|
|2. Indices and Surds|
|4. Partial Fractions|
|5. Quadratic Equations and Inequalities|
|6. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions and their Graphs|
|7. Modulus Functions|
|8. Power functions|
|9. Coordinate geometry|
|10. Linear Law|
|11. Further Coordinate Geometry|
|12. Binomial Expansions|
|13. Trigonometric functions, Identities and Equations|
|16. Proofs in Plane Geometry|