Our English Classes
- Very small class sizes (4-8 max)
- Many teachers are 1st Class Honour Grads
- All teachers are full-time staff, & are MOE-registered
- All lesson materials are provided
- Lessons are once a week, 2 hrs long
Experienced English Teachers
Our classes are conducted by highly qualified, full-time English teachers. All teachers have extensive experience teaching the MOE English syllabus, and possess excellent teaching track records. Many teachers are also scholarship recipients, and all teachers are university graduates.
Our classrooms are designed to be conducive to learning. You will find our classrooms to be spacious & clean, with comfortable air-conditioning. All rooms are equipped with HDTVs or glass-boards to enhance the learning experience. Our corporate meeting-styled tables and egronomic chairs facilitate student attentiveness.
A Well-Planned Syllabus
Our English syllabus is designed by several ex-MOE English teachers to make the learning English interesting & productive. And our cirriculum is updated annually to align with the latest MOE syllabus taught in schools. As a result, we are able to implement a step-by-step lesson plan, allowing our students to prepare in detail for every section of the English exam.
We closely monitor the progress of each student to ensure no student is left significantly behind. To do this, we regularly check each student’s Weighted Assessments, so we can address weak results promptly. Also, we often provide parents with feeback on their child’s progress, because when both teachers and parents are well vested in the child’s education, we see greater improvement in their English results.
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Our Standard Classes
We offer 2 types of classes, the (1) Intensive Class & (2) Standard Class. Intensive Classes have higher fees, but have a much smaller class size, and cover more material.
Intensive Classes: are smaller (2-4 students only), and follows an Intensive Syllabus (covering all topics comprehensively). Intensive Class students also receive a fully-printed comprehensive materials packet.
Standard Classes: are large classes (4-8 students), and follows a normal Standard Syllabus. Students will receive a standard materials packet.
- Lessons are once a week, 2 hours long
- Fees are collected every 2 months (8 lessons), and are collected 3-weeks in advance
- One-time $40 registration fee & $60 materials fee for new students
- Payment by cash, cheque or ibanking (using PayNow or FAST transfer)
- 1st month is considered a trial period, students may stop at anytime (any unused class fees will be refunded)
$ 220 / 350Standard Class / Intensive ClassPer Month
$ 230 / 360Standard Class / Intensive ClassPer Month
$ 250 / 380Standard Class / Intensive ClassPer Month
$ 280 / 380Standard Class / Intensive ClassPer Month
$ 280 / 420Standard Class / Intensive ClassPer Month
$ 380 / 480Standard Class / Intensive ClassPer Month
$ 380 / 520Standard Class / Intensive ClassPer Month
- Very smaller class sizes for individualised attention
- Experienced full-time teachers
- Clean, comfortable classrooms with HDTVs & projectors
- Short, bite-sized lessons goals
- Quick marking & response times
- Repetition and revision every week
- Extra practices from weekly homework
Our classes comprise a mixture of (1) lectures, (2) tutorials, and (3) practice & feedback sessions. During lectures, we introduce new topics, guide students through exam scripts, or go over class handouts. For tutorial sessions, lessons reinforce what was covered during lectures, and sometimes teachers guide students through complex maths problems. And during practice & feedback sessions, students are given practice papers to do, which the teachers will then go through, explain common mistakes, and provide solutions. Somtimes, teachers may advise certain to stay back after class if they did particularly poorly in a certain paper to give individual feedback.
We strive to achieve a balance of pushing the students as hard as possible, while also tempering their workload so that they can genuinely enjoy learning maths. We seek to promote a student’s independent learning skills, so that students become more self-reliant, and confident in their ability to do well ― and not just for maths but for every subject they take. Some students learn a little more slowly, some students need more practice, but we believe all students benefit significantly from the constant support and quality instruction that we provide in our classes.
Our Commitment To You: Excellence In Teaching
We are committed to teaching to the best of our ability, to harness the maths prodigy in every student. Importantly, we commit to helping every single student in the class, regardless of their current standard.
We do this by pooling our resources, cross-referencing each others’ work, and by seeking the best academic materials from MOE schools and publishers. We want you to know that your education is important to every one of us at The Maths Lab. And we are here to help each student get through the exam one step at a time. So whether the student is taking the PSLE, the O-levels, or the A-level examination, you can be assured that every aspect of the exam paper has been revised in detail.
Very Small Class Sizes
In many tuition centers, teachers teach a large class by reciting notes while standing in front of the class. Large classes are economical but does not allow teachers to spot individual weaknesses. Also, students tend to be shy about asking questions.
Small classes allow us to teach at a personal level. In order to effectively teach every single student, we have kept our class sizes very small. Our intensive class size is 2-4 students, and even the bigger Standard Classes have only 4-8 students. This allows our teachers to better relate to each student, and understand every student better. We also observe better class participation rates, and faster student progress in our smaller classes.
Each student has different questions, even in group classes. Sometimes, students are hesitant to speak out in class. That’s why we have 1-to-1 Teacher-Student sessions, where teachers meet individually with each student about once a month.
The sessions allow students to seek help individually, and help teachers build a good relationship with the student. Because when we understand our students, and students trust us, it is much easier help them succeed.
- 1-to-1 Teacher-Students meetings are held every month
- Each meeting is about 20 mins long
- Allows teachers to give individual feedback to students
- Builds rapport & a good relationship with students
5-Tier Syllabus Fits All Students
Our syllabus has 5 different tiers, or 5 varying progress levels, to adapt to the needs of different students. Not everyone learns at the same pace, and some students need to progress a little slower. Many schools attempt a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to teaching. Where schools move at a mandated learning pace that may not be suitable for everyone.
At The Maths Lab, we created a unique 5-tier syllabus model to help cater to the needs of every student. An approach that allows even our weakest students to keep up and improve steadily, yet enables our best students to move on to mastery of the subject.
Tracking Each Student’s Progress
Even in a group setting, we keep track of each student’s progress. Through monthly assessments and weekly homework, our teachers are able to quickly identify problem areas for individual students and address them. If necessary, we may request for that student to take extra classes to help him/her catch up.
Class Whatsapp Groups
We have Whatsapp groups for each class so that students can post questions & offer solutions interactively. Students learn best when they are free to exchange ideas with each other. Teachers also better understand the problems students face through reading the questions.
Every 1-2 months, we call parents to update you on your child’s progress. We understand that you are concerned about your child’s academic results, and we want to keep you updated and informed.