Frequently Aked Questions
Questions in bold red are the hot picks.
- 1. How big is the class size?
- 2. Is there any trial lesson?
- 3. Can I pay during the first lesson?
- 4. If I cannot attend the lesson, is there any makeup class?
- 5. Is the lesson conducted by Mr Jackie Lee?
- 6. Do you provide home one-to-one tuition?
- 7. Can I ask my own questions in class?
- 8. I am / my child is very weak in Maths. How could you help?
- 9. I am a JC2 student, but some of my JC1 topics are weak. How could you help?
- 10. I am taking H1 Maths. Is there any way I can join your class?
- 11. Are you teaching very fast?
- 12. How do you cater for fast-pace learners?
- 13. Your current topic is not covered in school yet. What's your view on this?
- 14. Could you tell us what will come out in A-Level exam?
- 15. How special is your tuition from other tutors?
- 16. If I reach early, could I come into the classroom and study?
- 17. What is your key teaching strategy?
- 18. How do you know I understand your teachings?
- 19. I see myself as a failure. How could you inspire me?
- 20. Do you have any special stories to share from your teachings?
1. How big is the class size?
Average Class Size: 5-15top
2. Is there any trial lesson?
Yes. You are welcome to pay one-lesson fee for a trial lesson. However, kindly note that seat priority is given to students who have made full payment.top
3. Can I pay during the first lesson?
Seat booking is completed only upon successful fee payment on a first-come-first-serve basis. Hence, it is strongly recommended to pay up the fee as early as possible to avoid disappointment.top
4. If I cannot attend the lesson, is there any makeup class?
Yes. You could possibly join other classes within the week. Simply sms to 90705626 (admin) to check the availability.top
5. Is the lesson conducted by Mr Jackie Lee?
Yes. All lessons are conducted by Mr Jackie Lee, unless specified otherwise. Simply sms to 90705626 (admin) for any clarification.top
6. Do you provide home one-to-one tuition?
Sorry, no such service as Mr Lee is busy with his tuition at centre. However, if you are keen to engage a home tutor, we could recommend another professional tutor to you. Please sms to 90705626 (admin) for such a referral.top
7. Can I ask my own questions in class?
Of course. Do feel free to ask questions. You are also welcome to stay back after lesson for further discussion. In fact, No one should leave the classroom if still in doubt. Separate one-to-one consultation could also be arranged upon request.top
8. I am / my child is very weak in Maths. How could you help?
Mr Lee's teaching is well suited for students who are typically poor in fundamental concepts and also careless in their workings. When Mr Lee designs his notes, he always foresees the common mistakes weak students could possibly make. When he teaches in class, Mr Lee pinpoints the areas, labelled as "checkpoints", that students must pause and check first before proceeding any further. Any early detection of mistakes could rescue them from a huge loss of time and marks.top
9. I am a JC2 student, but some of my JC1 topics are weak. How could you help?
While you are attending JC2 lessons, you could possibly join the JC1 classes within the week. As such, you could start your revision much earlier than your peers, allowing you to have a gentler study path leading to the ultimate A-level destination.top
10. I am taking H1 Maths. Is there any way I can join your class?
Yes. We have opened a new class on H1 Mathematics. For details, please visit http://www.h2maths.com/assets/pdf/2016%20JC2%20H1%20Maths%20Schedule.pdf.top
11. Are you teaching very fast?
In general, the teaching pace is moderate, suitable to students who has no or little content knowledge to grasp the concepts easily. Mr Lee is very concerned about the mastery of the fundamental concepts as the process of instilling knowledge is accumulative. He discovers that many new students struggle in mathematics, due to the simple fact that they are lack of sound basic concepts. They have previously learnt mathematics in isolated pieces, without knowing exactly how each concept works together to accomplish certain tasks. Mr Lee sees the urgent need to rectify all these shortcomings in class. To achieve this, the teaching pace must be adjusted to a level such that students always stay on track, giving them opportunities to clarify any uprising doubts.top
12. How do you cater for fast-pace learners?
Though fast-pace learners are used to be the minority group in class, Mr Lee does not overlook their presence. Instead, he always keep them on task by providing additional practice questions to satisfy their voracious appetite on higher-level questions. Fully worked solution is provided at the end of the lesson, facilitating instant checking and further discussion if necessary.top
13. Your current topic is not covered in school yet. What's your view on this?top
14. Could you tell us what will come out in A-Level exam?
This is an interesting question that needs to be carefully answered. Legitmately, no teacher, nationwise, should have prior access to the papers set by the Ministry of Education of Singapore in collaboration with the University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate. Thus if someone claims the exclusive ownership of such a privilege, you know that this must be a marketing gimmick. Back to Mr Lee, he has never been attempting and of no intention to make any such ungrounded claim. Nonetheless, being a veteran in this field, Mr Lee's familarity with the past-year examination questions has been implanted in his head. He can readily tell you in which year this particular type of questions has most recently come out and how often it has appeared in the past. Mr Lee always keeps abreast of the latest examination trends, both local and overseas, and update his notes accordingly for the benefits of his students. He is reputed to help students streamline the scope of revision in the final phrase of exam preparation.top
15. How special is your tuition from other tutors?
After more than 10-years private tuition, plus authentic school-teaching experience, Mr Lee has developed a strong expertise in teaching mathematics. He believes that every student has the potential to excel, given proper guidances and tailor-made resources. In addition, he invests heavily in high-tech teaching equipments so as to engage students in an innovative way. One of the latest inclusions is the installation of Smart-TVs, connected to a visualizer. This allows Mr Lee to provide live demo of performing certain tasks and students can see clearly how these can be done. Besides the stipulated lesson times, Mr Lee also helps students address their unique needs at individual levels after class. He is dedicated to mark all the students' scripts and keep track of each one's progress.top
16. If I reach early, could I come into the classroom and study?
A straighforward answer: "YES". Our classroom is generally open for entry 20 minutes before lesson, unless still in use. You may come in and study. Besides, you are also welcome to ask Mr Lee questions. On top of that, students who did attend last week's lesson could collect back their "post-lesson quiz" which has been marked on time without a single late record. They could make good use of this pre-lesson duration, to read through the markings and the remarks. Mr Lee is at close proximity to answer any further queries face to face. All these conscious efforts made by Mr Lee are to foster a keen learning environment well before the lesson starts. This is analogous to car driving, where letting the engine run for a while first before embarking a long drive is proven to be beneficial. Mr Lee has done his part but the effect would be tarnished if your cooperation is not in place. So please leave home and reach our centre early to unleash the power of our tag line: "Together we create maths success.".top
17. What is your key teaching strategy?
Mr Lee sees himself as a knowledge blender. His main role is to simplify intricate mathematical concepts for your easy mouth-open consumption. Mr Lee makes no attempt to use any flamboyant terms to package his teachings. He adopts a very down-to-earth approach so that learning mathematics could be done in the most simplistic way. His teaching strategy embraces the very fundamental understanding and application of key concepts, without losing sight to what examiners require.top
18. How do you know I understand your teachings?
Teaching & learning is incomplete if students' understandings are left unchecked. Responsible teachers are obliged to ensure that each student could understand the essential content knowledges, and more importantly being able to apply them. In view of this, towards the end of each lesson, our students are given an opportunity to test their understandings, in the form of a quiz called "Post-Lesson Quiz". Questions given in this quiz are carefully designed as far as the coverage and the level of difficulty are concerned. After lessons, the answer scripts are carefully marked one-by-one and tailor-made remarks are given at individual levels. He will also consolidate all the common mistakes as well as weaknesses, and will highlight to his students when they collect back their scripts in the next lesson. To his delight, this scheme of assessment is well-received and his students' responses are encouraging.top
19. I see myself as a failure. How could you inspire me?
Mr Lee recalls his mathematics was once in the doldrums. He did stumble quite badly in this subject when he was in secondary two. It was a devastating incident to him. From that moment onwards, he worked very hard day after day and gradually developed a genuine interest in doing mathematics. There is an old saying that goes "If we did not have the failure in the past, we would not have the wisdom of today.". Thus, if you are now encountering some setbacks in mathematics, this is perhaps the perfect moment for you to pick up yourself and move forward. Given the fact that the majority of us might not be born gifted, our perservence and passion could however magically close up the gap that we were inherently short of. So plant your seeds of effort now and redeem your fruits of success in soon future. Hope that you have derived some forms of inspiration from the academic ordeal experienced by Mr Lee and let your past unpleasant encounters varnish in your memory. You are not a failure unless you totally give up yourself.top
20. Do you have any special stories to share from your teachings?
What leaves Mr Lee a long-lasting impression is the genuine zeal towards mathematics exhibited by his followers amid some external challenges. There was once a student who was very desperate to ensure that the lesson started on time and not earlier. Her serious concern was attributed to the fact that she, residing in a foreign country, flied to Singapore to attend Mr Lee's workshop. There was literally only two hours apart between her scheduled arrival time and the lesson's starting time. On another occassion, Mr Lee received a surprised email from Morocco, a country located in north Africa. Mr Lee regularly writes posts related to mathematics on his Facebook fanpage. One of his followers from Morocco made a special request to Mr Lee, seeking for a translation of his posts to her native language in view of her non-English backgrounds.
When comes to learning, it is evident that some learners are trying every means to overcome their existing physical barriers. Mr Lee hopes that these two encounters could induce his learners, particularly the local ones, to cherish their learning opportunities which are much more readily available than some other parts of the world.