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Ms. Tina Safari

Subject: Secondary School Upper/Lower English

For the past 10 years, Ms Tina Safari has been coaching, mentoring and training enrichment teachers, pre-school teachers and tutors. She graduated from Nanyang Technological University and National Institute of Education earning her BA in English Language and Drama & Performance. She is also awarded by the College of Teachers Certificate of Educational Studies in Phonics, Creative Writing, Speech and Drama, Music & Movement and Public Speaking.

Her strong motivation and genuine interest in developing the trainees to the best of their abilities have led them to hold higher institutions of learning. They never fail to give her credit when moving on to more successes in their lives.

Mr Alan Chung

Subjects: Secondary School Upper A/E Mathematics

Alan is sought after for his intimate knowledge and acute understanding of the GCE O-Level Additional and Elementary Mathematics. He is also known for his unique and simplified application of concepts and for his systematic and defensive approach to examinations. His students include private candidates and home schoolers.

Once an underachiever in secondary school, Alan understands the real struggles faced by many students today and shares the proven strategies that he had personally used to propel himself to the top 10% of his cohort in the GCE O-Level Examination. Known for his highly engaging and dynamic delivery combined with humor, Alan is adept at bringing out the best in every student.

Alan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and is a member of Mensa Singapore, where he was placed within the top 1% of the general population with an IQ score of 166.

He is also a licensed Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming™ (NLP™), licensed by the Society of NLP™ and Dr. Richard Bandler, the originator and co-creator of NLP™. Well-versed in Communication and Influence, Alan utilizes language patterns effectively to engage the hearts and minds of the students he meets with passion and sincerity and has since helped many students to believe more in themselves and overcome all odds to be the best they can be.

Today, Alan reveals in his well-received classes simple, yet powerful strategies that he has spent over a decade modeling, developing, and perfecting to help students ace their math exams far more easily than he did. Regarded by many as one of the leading Math Specialists in the private education scene, Alan is also responsible for the creation of multiple models and highly actionable strategies that have helped many students to not just experience quantum breakthroughs in their Math grades the first time, but also join the ranks of the top-performing students in their respective classes and schools.

Mr Gregory Wong

Subject: Secondary School Lower Mathematics

Gregory started tutoring as early as his polytechnic days, teaching primary/secondary Mathematics and Physics at the secondary level. Upon graduating from Leeds University with Honours majoring in Computing, and as a keen learner himself, Gregory went on to pursue his Masters of Science in Information Studies with Nanyang Technological University.

After 13 years of the corporate life, Gregory resumed his passion of imparting knowledge to the younger generation. To this day, his greatest satisfaction and sense of achievement comes from seeing his students acing their subjects with ease because of their thorough understanding of the subject; in no small part assisted by him.

His many years of tutoring has developed in him the habit of observing how individual students learn and the way they grasp concepts. Equipped with this knowledge, he is able to decide on the most suitable teaching methods as well as customize his teaching and learning activities so that the student is able to comprehend content quickly and apply the concepts learnt. Thus, he is able to bring the student to a higher level. Gregory always ensures that his lessons are never dull and as having fun is an important element in learning. He firmly believes that the persuit of education should be a fun and enjoyable journey, never a chore.

Gregory’s style of teaching ascertains that the students do understand and fully grasp the fundamentals before they are exposed to challenging questions. He always encourages students to consider different approaches, from various angles, when solving a problem. This helps the students in sharpening their analytical skills and thought process which, in turn, will help develop essential life skills for their future pursuits.

“The greatest obstacle and enemy is yourself. How high or how fast you want to fly depends on how much you are willing to spread your wings.”

 – Gregory Wong

 

Mr Kenneth Ang

Subjects: Upper Secondary Pure and Combined Sciences (Physics, Chemistry & Biology).

 Mr Ang graduated from the National University of Singapore as a medal recipient with B.Sc. (Hons) Science and M.Sc. Science in Chemistry. Mr Ang has started teaching in 2007 during his undergraduate years as a contract teaching assistant in the chemistry laboratories guiding junior chemistry undergraduates, and has been giving individual tuition to learners from primary and secondary stages teaching Primary Science, Lower Secondary Science, GCE O-Level Combined sciences, GCE O-Level Chemistry, Physics and Biology in the past 10 years. Apart from these, he has also taught a wide range of science subjects at an established local tuition centre for 5 years and holds the Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning awarded by the Cambridge International Examinations.

Experienced in both 1-to-1 coaching and group teaching, Mr Ang enjoys making his lessons interesting and could employ several different and proven techniques to suit students with different learning preferences and challenges. He is a caring and polite teacher who is patient and willing to go extra miles to guide students through learning and problem-solving, but expects students to solve questions in an organized manner following the step-by-step approaches and firmly demands students to hand in homework on time. His commitment to developing positive learning habits and abilities in his students has resulted in improvements to their science subject grades.

“Like Mathematics, Science requires constant practise on top of a solid foundation and understanding of the subject in order to do well. I enjoy making students develop interest and curiosity towards science so that they will come to appreciate the subject and learn it in a meaningful manner with motivation and purpose. I want to teach and coach students the studying strategies and techniques to overcome challenges in life learning and applying what they learnt in science subjects, become a mature and disciplined learner, and perform better in every problem-solving situation and examinations.”

– Mr Kenneth Ang

 

Ms Chong Yan Shi

Subjects: Primary School Science/Secondary School Lower Science

Miss Chong has been teaching since her tertiary education days (since 2002), specializing in coaching Primary School children. She had her first Diploma in Computer Science (2003) and went on to pursue her Degree in Arts with a major in Psychology (2007). Following which, she took her Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers (2008) to enhance her teaching.

Jovial at heart, Miss Chong is able to interact very well with Primary School students and bring out the best in their potential. She is a patient and dedicated teacher with the ability to engage her students during class and observe their strengths and weaknesses in the subject. She believes in breaking down difficult concepts into the simplest form so that student can absorb them easily.

Quote from the teacher

“A good foundation is very important in a child’s learning process of certain concepts. Every child has the ability to excel and a positive and motivating environment would help greatly.”

Ms Fu Yan Ping Nicole

Subject:  Primary School English

 

A truly dedicated and passionate educator, Nicole or more affectionately known as Mrs Yam by her beloved students, views herself as a mentor, leading her students to be open-minded, to think creatively and to aspire to greater heights, both in academics and in their other pursuits. She is a dedicated, resourceful and goal-driven professional educator with a solid commitment to the social and academic growth and development of every child. To be a successful learner, she firmly believes that her students must possess a comprehensive mix of interest and aptitude for the English Language. Individual students will demonstrate differences in the classroom depending on their reasons for learning, their personality, their background and their skill level. Keeping these differences in mind, she strives to vary her teaching style to accommodate the diversity of her students

Experienced in one-on-one tutoring and group instruction of English, Nicole is committed to creating a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating and encouraging to students. She is a warm and caring teacher who wants all children to be successful learners and works to create a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging, and adaptive to the varied needs of students. In her class, of utmost importance is the establishment of a caring, positive learning environment in which the student is encouraged to believe in himself/herself and to demonstrate moral values like self-respect for others while working on their academic goals. Besides that, she strongly feels that learning can and should be fun. She ably accommodates to the students’ needs and make learning as fun as possible for them. She shows her students that teachers can expect high quality work and have fun at the same time.

Nicole is highly regarded as the Star tutor amongst her peers, parents and colleagues.  For the past 10 years, she has taught English at Kent Ridge Tutors and given individual tuition from Primary 1 to Primary 6 students. She holds the Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers & Trainers awarded by Cambridge International Examinations; Diploma in TESOL (Distinction), awarded by London Teachers Training College and Diploma of Educational Studies, COT, UK Phonics, Phonetics & Creative Writing.

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Alex Ng Ling Xiang

Subjects: Primary School Mathematics/Secondary School A/E Mathematics

Mr Ng graduated from National University of Singapore with a BSc (Hons) Computing in Communications and Media.

He started teaching his favourite subject, Mathematics, to secondary students during his days in SAJC days when his passion for helping others was sparked after he joined Mentoring as his CCA in school. Mr Ng became a full-fledged tutor from 2011, tutoring students at all levels of Secondary and JC levels in small groups or individually with 85% of the students achieving at least a B grade in their graduating examination.

From 2014 onward, due to strong word of mouth referrals from current and ex-students, he took on tutoring Primary and International School students as well.

Mr Ng firmly believes that for students to understand and excel in Mathematics, teachers and tutors need to make it logical to students, enabling them to experience its real world applications, instead of just memorizing formulas and applying them blindly during examinations. Besides understanding, Mathematics is a subject that needs constant practice and any student with a well-grounded understanding coupled with constant practice can breeze through an exam paper, like most of his students do!

 

Mdm Shi MinMin

Subject:  Primary School & Secondary School Chinese

施敏敏;毕业于新加坡中华总商会2010 -华文教育文凭(    Singapore Chinese Chamber Institute of Business Diploma in  Professional Chinese Teaching 。)现在,就读于新苗师范教育学院:

幼儿教育新技能资格专业文凭。

在这10年的教学工作中我积累了丰富的教学经验,能善于发现孩子的潜能并积极得引导他们对华文产生兴趣。一直以来深受孩子和家长的喜爱和尊敬,也得到家长的信任和认可。工作态度诚恳,有爱心和责任心。

我们将用一双敏锐的眼睛洞察孩子:用一颗灼热的心爱护孩子;用一种充满童趣的嘴巴引导孩子,身体力行为孩子树立榜样。

Ms Chloe Yeoh

Subject:  Primary School Lower English/Mathematics

Ms Chloe a graduate from University of Science,  Malaysia with a Degree in Education majoring in TESOL, has been teaching and  coaching since her undergraduate days and her forte is handling young learners.  A believer in constant upgrading, she recently attained the Certificate of Educational Studies in Phonics (Distinction) by College of Teachers. Qualified in teaching Abacus and Mental Arithmetic course, Chloe had trained students for international certification examinations in her previous employment.  She is a highly motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated educator who wants all children to be successful learners.  She believes that every child is unique in his or her own way and the key to success is to enjoy learning.  Ms Chloe loves working with children as she has the innate ability to understand and motivate children.  Her goal in teaching is to make sure every child fulfills their potential.