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Mr Alex Choong

Mr Choong graduated with Second Upper Class Honours in Mathematical Sciences from Nanyang Technological University, majoring in Statistics and minoring in Economics.

Mr Choong’s strong interest in Mathematics has led him to participate in competitions such as the Singapore – Asia Pacific Mathematical Olympiad for Primary Schools and National Mathematical Olympiad Competition and has achieved Distinction in both competitions. In addition, Mr Choong has passed the Mensa Singapore Raven’s IQ Test.

Mr Choong’s ability in Mathematics was recognized in 2005 when he was invited to train a group of 8 primary school students who competed in the Malaysia state-level SMOPS and won the second runner-up team prize. In university, Mr Choong was a peer tutor to his course mates, helping them in understanding Mathematical theories and solving difficult questions.

Mr Choong believes that an interest in Mathematics can be cultivated and every child with a strong interest in Mathematics can excel in this subject.

 

Mr Jackie Chieng

Mr Jackie graduated with bachelor in Aerospace Engineering and further pursed his master degree in Education, majoring in Mathematics. Mr Jackie actively took part in mathematics competitions when he was in secondary school and he was awarded High Distinction in Australian Mathematics Competition (Senior Division).

Mr Jackie’s strong passion in both Mathematics and teaching led him to become an educator for the past 6 years. Being an educator, Mr Jackie believes that consistent self-improving in his teaching is important to productively deliver in each lesson.

Good lesson planning is essential to the process of teaching and learning. By setting himself as an example, Mr Jackie hopes that his students can learn Mathematics effectively and interestingly.

 

Mr Dean Ang

Mr Dean Ang graduated with a Second Class Honours from the National University of Singapore, where he double-majored in Mathematics and Computational Science. He is a 20-year veteran in the education industry, having taught the Gifted Education Programme (GEP) in schools like the Raffles Institution.

Mr Ang is no stranger to competitive mathematics competitions and had a lot of experience organizing related activities. In his free time, he loves to solve mathematical puzzles that intrigue his mind. His passion is to combine the power of computing with the beauty of mathematics in tackling tough problems. He believes that a good mathematical problem teaches more concepts than a hundred drill-and-practice questions.

 

Ms Chong Yen Lu

Ms Chong graduated from University of Western Australia with Master’s Degree in Business, Majoring in Marketing.

Influenced and inspired by her family who is also in the educational industry, Ms. Chong genuinely likes and communicates well with young children. She is dedicated to bringing out the best in each of her students, as she believes that is the key to a successful classroom.

 

Mr Chew Yew Tong

Mr Chew Yew Tong graduated from Temasek Junior College with an A for Mathematics, and has experience in numerous mathematical competitions such as SMO and AMC. He will also be pursuing a double degree in National University of Singapore.

He believes that Mathematics tells the story of life, is highly applicable in everyday life, and feels that cultivating a love for Mathematics at a young age can lead to an extraordinarily bright future.

 

Ms Pauline Ker

Having worked with the Maths Hub group since 2006, Ms Ker is one of our most experienced trainers. She has been part of the core group of founding trainers who have been developing the curriculum as wells as conducting training. During this period, she has also taught numerous medallists in Math Olympiad competitions such as the NMOS and SMOPS.

Being encouraging and approachable, Ms Ker is well-liked by her students and they feelcomfortable attending her lessons. She understands that each student has distinctive learning capabilities and hence will do her best in guiding them to ascertain their optimal potential. Ms Ker is always in search of new methodology to inspire her students to improve their grades in the subject.

 

Ms Melissa Kuan

Ms Kuan graduated from National University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics. She enjoys teaching and recognizes the significance of good quality education. She strongly believes that every student deserves the opportunity to acquire enhanced skills and knowledge so as to attain their utmost potential.

Ms Kuan has been giving private tuition to primary and secondary students since 2000. She was once a relief teacher in a Secondary School. Many of her students have benefited from her out-of-the-box approach to tackle different problems.

Being devoted and amicable, Ms Kuan is able to engage her students effortlessly and conduct stimulating lessons that provoke their curiosity. She aims to impact and inculcate understanding as well as create a lively learning environment to make learning fun and rewarding.

 

Mr Lee Kee Wei

Mr Lee has graduated with an Honours with Distinction from the National University of Singapore, where he majored in Mathematics + USP (University Scholar Programme). Moreover, he completed the Special Mathematics Programme in NUS.

Mr Lee actively participated in mathematics competitions when he was in the secondary school. He has won several awards in Singapore Mathematical Olympiad (Senior and Open). He was also awarded distinction in Australian Mathematics Competition. In his undergraduate days, he participated in various undergraduate math competitions. He was placed 5th in NTU’s Euler Math Competition 2014, participated in the 2016 William Putnam Math Competition during his exchange in Boston University and placed 10th in the Simon Marais Math Competition 2017.

Mr Lee has a strong passion for Mathematics ever since his upper Secondary school days and always been enthusiastic to educate people about its wonders. Mr Lee believes in critical and dynamic learning, which encourages students to think and discover their own tricks and elegant techniques for Mathematics.

 

Mr Sim Ming Teck

Mr Sim holds a degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Nanyang Technological University.

With years of teaching experience, Mr Sim understands the thinking processes of different kinds of students, which helps him find efficient ways to explain difficult and complex scientific concepts to his students.

Mr Sim does not only focus on teaching the school syllabus but also engages students in discussion about other Science related subjects such as astronomy and microbiology. He believes it will inspire students’ natural curiosity, invoke their creativity and cultivate their long term interest in Science.

 

Ms Yvonne Wong

Ms Wong graduated from the Teachers’ Training College and has been educating young children for more than 10 years. She was once a supervisor of a kindergarten.

Ms Wong bonds very well with her students as she recognises their progression through encouragement and rewards. Many students who were taught by her had improved significantly in grades.