FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the frequently asked questions.

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How big is your class size?

The maximum size for any class is 20+. However, the actual class size may differ from time to time due to make-up lessons and extra lessons.

Do you teach secondary school math?

Yes, Mr Gary Ang will have only one class of sec 3 and one class of sec 4 each year. These classes are meant for students in the express stream and taking Additional Math. Students in the Integrated Programme (IP) taking A levels are also welcome as the topics are generally similar.
Ms Eileen Tan will be teaching the lower secondary classes and classes with only Elementary Math (E. Math).
Vacancies are very limited because there is only one class for each level.

How much are the fees?

Fees for Secondary classes are $50 per lesson. Fees for JC classes are adjusted half-yearly but once a student joins, the fee will not be changed.

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Is there any registration fee or any other fee?

There is no registration fee but there is a $50 material each year for JC students (starting in 2015). There is also a refundable deposit of $100 for all students.

How do I pay the fees?

Invoice for the current month will be emailed to the registered email address at the beginning of each month. Payment must be made within 14 days of receiving the invoice. Payment can be made in the form of cash, cheques and bank transfer, please refer to invoice for details. Fee will be pro-rated according to the number of lessons scheduled for that month.

Will the fee be reduced if I were to miss a lesson?

No, fee is based on lessons scheduled not lessons attended. If there are 4 lessons scheduled, the fee will be based on the 4 lessons whether or not the student attends all 4 lessons.

What happens if I miss a lesson?

If there is a suitable make-up class for you, you can have a make-up. However, make-up is subject to availability and suitability of classes. You can also refer to the Board-casts (recorded lesson) to catch up on what you missed. There is no refund of fee for lessons missed.

Will you be teaching the same topic as what my school is teaching?

As this is a group tuition class, there are usually students from different schools in the same group. Therefore, it is unrealistic to expect everyone to be learning the same topic at the same time. If you have learnt what I happen to be teaching at the moment, learn it again from a different perspective. You may learn something you didn’t know before. If you haven’t learnt what I’m teaching in class, you should pay attention and learn it well so that you will be well-prepared when your teachers teach you the same topic in school. The idea is you probably will be taught twice for every topic, once by your school teacher and once by me. You will also probably do a lot more questions than your peers and therefore, you should be more competent and confident with the topics.

How is the class conducted?

When starting a new topic, I will normally explain to the students the motivation behind what they are going to learn. I will then go through the concept behind the math, show them some examples on how to apply what they have learnt and finally they will immediately practice what they have been just taught.
Research has shown that students can generally pay full attention about 10 to 15 minutes in one sitting. Furthermore, research has shown that students remember better when they have hands-on experience of the same thing they are trying to learn. As such, my lectures usually last about 10 to 20 minutes. Students will then have some hands-on practices to try out the skill they have just picked up. Once they are comfortable with what they have just learnt, I will then proceed with the next skillset and so on.
This way of teaching ensures students learn things progressively. It also avoids overwhelming students with too much information at one go.

Do you provide one-to-one tuition?

Sorry, no, my schedule does not allow me to conduct one-to-one tuition. If you are keen, I may have some reliable recommendations. Please call for more information.

Will there be lessons during school holidays?

Lessons will continue as usual during the school holidays. In fact, there will usually be extra lessons during the holidays for students to revise past topics and to prepare for their upcoming examinations.