Why Choose NickleBee Math Group Tuition?


WHY CHOOSE NICKLEBEE MATH GROUP TUITION? : 

- 2 Class Options available (Click on link to view details) :
  1. Small Group Math Tuition (4 students per class)
  2. Advanced PSLE Math Masterclass (8 Students per class)
- Convenient locations in Bishan, Bukit Timah & Sengkang

Lessons conducted by Mr Zhou, an Alumnus of Raffles Institution (Gifted Education Programme) and National University of Singapore. He also achieved a Gold Medal in the Singapore Math Olympiad (ranked 23rd in Singapore) and a Distinction in the American Math Competition.

Mr Zhou has been Featured Multiple Times in the Media and has received overwhelmingly Positive Reviews and Testimonials from Parents & Students.

- 89% of his Pri 6 students from the past 10 years scored A*/A for their PSLE Math Exams (twice the national average)! This achievement is made even more amazing because our policy has always been to accept ALL students from ALL schools without any entry barriers or selection tests. Students are only expected to come for lessons regularly with a POSITIVE attitude to learning. 

Our Proprietary NickleBee Math Worksheets

WHY DO OUR STUDENTS HAVE THE EDGE? : 

- NickleBee Math™ which uses the C3PO Problem Solving Framework (developed in-house by Mr Zhou) to help guide our student's reasoning and analytical thought process, and ensure a solid foundation of ALL 11 Heuristics tools and 18 Problem Solving Concepts, as required to ace the PSLE Math Exam.

- We teach the usage of our proprietary UNITARY Method (Version 2.0) to give our students the confidence and speed to solve ALL Challenging PSLE Math Problem Sums efficiently and accurately. Comparatively, students find the old model drawing method too cumbersome and tedious to use for tough questions.

- We use our proprietary NickleBee Math materials along with the "Get Me Thinking" Math series to help your child master Problem Solving Skills & Heuristics and ace their math exams! 

- Our Small Group Math Tuition students are provided Dynamic & Individualized tutoring, at their own pace, within a Small Group setting. As such, stronger students are not held back, and weaker students are given time to learn.

- Our Advanced PSLE Math Masterclass is open to students who wish to undertake the study of PSLE Math at a higher leveland sharpen their ability to solve challenging & non-routine 'Olympiad-style' math questions that have been appearing with increasing frequency. In addition to the core P5 & P6 PSLE Math MOE curriculum, our Advanced PSLE Math Masterclass students also learn introductory 'Math Olympiad & GEP' higher order thinking skills, creative problem solving techniques and advanced heuristic tools to ace the PSLE Math Exam.

Come and Join Us @ Nicklebee Tutors!

NickleBee Math - Small Group Math Tuition Info 2023

NickleBee Tutors 
2023 Small Group MATH Tuition 
@ Bishan, Bukit Timah & Sengkang
for Upper Primary Students (GEP & High-Ability)
and Secondary Students (IP & Express)
Is Now Open for Registration!

Our Students at NickleBee Tutors (Bishan)

Introduction

- Small Group Math Tuition for Upper Primary and Secondary students are conducted at our centres in Bishan, Bukit Timah and Sengkang. Maximum of 4 students per session.

- All Primary Math (P4, P5 & P6) Classes will be taught personally by our Math Consultant, Mr Zhou.

IMPORTANT This is the Small Group Math Tuition page. If you are looking to join our Advanced PSLE Math Masterclass, please CLICK HERE

About the Tutor

Our Math Consultant, Mr Zhou, is an alumnus of Raffles Institution (Gifted Education Programme) and the National University of Singapore. He also acheived a Gold Medal in the Singapore Math Olympiad (ranked 23rd in Singapore) and a Distinction in the American Math Competition. (CLICK HERE to view Mr Zhou's Academic Qualifications and Curriculum Vitae)

- He is a member of The Association of Mathematics Educators (NIE) and has many years of experience in guiding GEP, High Ability and Intergrated Programme students towards excellence in Maths and will be conducting the small group tuition classes. 

- Mr Zhou and his centre has been featured multiple times in The Straits Times, The Sunday Times, The New Paper, 958FM and Channel 8 for his comments on issues ranging from GEP tuition to Math Olympiad questions.

89% of his P6 students from the past 10 years scored A*/A for their PSLE Math Exam (twice the national average)! This achievement is made even more amazing because our policy has always been to accept ALL students from ALL schools without any entry barriers. Students are only expected to come for lessons regularly with a POSITIVE attitude to learning. 

Our Students at NickleBee Tutors (Sengkang)

Small Group Math Tuition Location & Contact

NickleBee Tutors @ Bishan 
279 Bishan Street 24 #01-26 (2nd Floor)
Bishan North Shopping Mall
Singapore (570279)

NickleBee Tutors @ Bukit Timah 
896 Dunearn Road #03-03H 
Link@896 Shopping Mall
Singapore (589472)

NickleBee Tutors @ Sengkang
212 Compassvale Drive
Opposite Rivervale Plaza
Singapore (542212)

HP : 91884710 (SMS / Whatsapp)

*Please make an appointment before dropping by.*

2023 Small Group Math Tuition Schedule

Primary Math (P4 & P5) Small Group Tuition
All Classes Full - Please contact us to join waitlist

PSLE Math (P6) Small Group Tuition 
(Commencing 1st week of Oct 2022)
Wednesday Afternoons - 3 pm to 5 pm (Bukit Timah)
Thursday Afternoons - 3 pm to 5 pm (Sengkang)
Sunday Mornings - 10 am to 12 pm (Bishan)

GEP Math Small Group Tuition 
Thursday Evenings - 7 pm to 9 pm (Sengkang)
Friday Afternoons - 5 pm to 7 pm (Bishan)
Saturday Afternoons - 1 pm to 3 pm (Bukit Timah)

Olympiad Math Small Group Tuition
(SMOPS / NMOS / SASMO)
All Math Olympiad Classes Full - Please contact us to join waitlist

Secondary 1 & 2 Math Small Group Tuition (IP/Express)
Wednesday Evenings - 7 pm to 9 pm (Sengkang) **
 
Saturday Mornings - 10 am to 12 pm (Bukit Timah) ** 
Sunday Afternoons - 3 pm to 5 pm (Sengkang) **

Secondary 3 & 4 Math Small Group Tuition (IP/Express)
Friday Afternoons - 5 pm to 7 pm (Bishan) **
Saturday Afternoons - 1 pm to 3 pm (Bukit Timah) ** 
Sunday Mornings - 10 am to 12 pm (Sengkang) **

** For Secondary Math classes, Ms Chen (ex-MOE Teacher; NIE Trained) will be conducting the class

Max. 4 students per session.
Slot availability is subject to further changes.

Please contact us at 91884710 (SMS / Whatsapp Only) to check for slot availability or request to be placed on our waiting list (if your preferred time slot is full).

Mr Zhou (left) and Ms Chen (right)
during our radio interview @ 958FM

Small Group 2023 Academic Year Schedule

Special Term : 21 November 2022 to 18 December 2022 (4 lessons)
Term 1 : 2 January 2023 to 19 March 2023 (11 lessons)
Term 2 : 20 March 2023 to 4 June 2023 (11 lessons)
Term 3 : 19 June 2023 to 3 September 2023 (11 lessons)
Term 4 : 4 September 2023 to 19 November 2023 (11 lessons)

All scheduled weekly lessons during the term period will carry on as per usual during Public Holidays or School Holidays (Except for Chinese New Year Public Holiday).

If you miss any of the scheduled weekly classes, please refer to the replacement lesson policy below for further details. 

PSLE Math Prep @ NickleBee Tutors

Small Group Math Tuition Information 

Each class typically has 4 students per lesson to ensure optimal learning for each and every student.

- More time slots for Small Group Math Tuition may be added pending demand. Please check back regularly for news of new time slots available.

For more information with regards to Small Group Math Tuition, please refer to the following link : 
http://www.nicklebeetutors.com/p/frequently-asked-qns.html

Payment Matters

- Tuition fees will be collected on a quarterly basis, 2 weeks before the commencement of the term. Each term usually has 11 lessons as per term schedule provided by NickleBee Tutors. If a student joins in the middle of a term, fees will be pro-rated.

A material fee of $100 is chargeable for new students. This is a flat fee that is non-refundable nor pro-rated and is payable upon commencement of the tuition class regardless of the time of registration.

Term tuition fees and any other fees paid are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable. Such fees once paid will NOT be refunded if the student or parent chooses to withdraw or has to discontinue from NickleBee Tutors for any reason and at any time.

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Enrollment Matters

In order to confirm enrollment (and lock in your preferred time slot), please make payment of 1 term's fee and a $100 material fee before the first lesson. We accept payment via internet banking transfer.

- During the first lesson, Mr Zhou will present his academic credentials and certificates to the parents, following which, he shall give a demonstration of his teaching methodology and share some of the Math problem solving skills and heuristics that he will be teaching.

- The student is strongly encouraged to bring his school Math file and most recent Math exam paper during the first lesson so that Mr Zhou may go through them and determine what are the general areas to work on.

Replacement Lesson Policy

Students are strongly encouraged to come regularly and punctually for ALL their scheduled weekly lessons.

- Replacement Lesson Policy is applicable to Term 1 to Term 4 of the academic year.

- For any class missed with a valid reason, a replacement lesson will be provided on a case by case basis subject to slot availability (to be attended within 7 days of missed class). Valid reasons for absence includes : 
  • Medical Leave (Medical Certificate required)
  • Official School / National Events (Letter from School required)

If the student is absent for any other reason or absent without documents to support a valid reason, no refund of fees or replacement lessons will be provided.

Any of the scheduled weekly lessons not utilized by the student by the end of each term is non-refundable and non-transferable

- Any extra lessons conducted (at the parent's or teacher's request) will be recorded and payment is expected at the end of each term. 

- If the teacher is unable to conduct any of the scheduled tuition lesson (i.e due to illness), and a substitute teacher is not available, we will inform the student and parents of the reason and and replacement lesson or pro-rated fees will apply. 

Additional Info

- Both Teachers and Students deserve a safe, orderly and conducive environment to teach and learn effectively. Hence, we reserve the right to cease provision of tuition to any student for any reason.

We have a "3 strike" policy whereby a student who accumulates 3 or more "Demerit Points" due to discipline or behaviorial issues within 1 term (11 lessons) will be subject to immediate dismissal from the centre. For more details please CLICK HERE to view Terms & Conditions (Section K).

- Please note we reserve the right to record video surveillance of all Small Group Math Tuition sessions. Video clips of any disruptive or unproductive behaviour by the students will be forwarded to their parents.

Come and Join Us @ NickleBee Tutors!

NickleBee Math - Advanced PSLE Math Masterclass Info 2023

NickleBee Tutors 
Advanced PSLE MATH Masterclass 
@ Bishan, Bukit Timah & Sengkang
for GEP & High-Ability Students
taking the PSLE in AY 2023
is Now Open for Registration!

Advanced PSLE Math Masterclass at Bishan

Introduction

The Advanced PSLE Math Masterclass at NickleBee Tutors is designed for both Gifted Education Programme (GEP) students and High-Ability (Mainstream) students, who have not joined our classes previously, and wish to have a combined P5 & P6 Math Preparatory course to get ready for the PSLE.

-  Students attending this course will undertake the study of PSLE Math at a higher level, and sharpen their ability to solve Challenging & Non-Routine 'Olympiad-style' math questions, that have been appearing in the PSLE Math Exams, with increasing frequency.

- In addition to the core P5 & P6 PSLE Math MOE curriculum, students in the Masterclass will also explore introductory GEP Math & Olympiad Math components such as :
  1. Investigative Math
  2. Non-Routine Questions / Higher-Order Thinking Skills
  3. Creative Problem Solving Techniques
  4. Advanced Heuristic Tools
Maximum of 8 students per session

The Advanced PSLE Math Masterclass commences from the 1st week of October 2022 and will end just before the PSLE Math Paper in end September 2023. (Total duration of the course is 12 months).

-  Enrollment for AY 2023 Advanced PSLE Math Masterclass is open to eligible students taking the PSLE in 2023

-  Please note that classes will commence from the 1st week of October 2022.  

-  Enrollment will strictly CLOSE on the 1st of November 2022.

 IMPORTANT This is the Advanced PSLE Math Masterclass page. If you are looking to join our Small Group Math Tuition, please CLICK HERE

The PSLE 2021 Helen & Ivan Question that stumped many other students, 
but not our Advanced Math students!

About the Tutor

Our Math Consultant, Mr Zhou, is an alumnus of Raffles Institution (Gifted Education Programme) and the National University of Singapore. He also acheived a Gold Medal in the Singapore Math Olympiad (ranked 23rd in Singapore) and a Distinction in the American Math Competition. (CLICK HERE to view Mr Zhou's Academic Qualifications and Curriculum Vitae)

He is a member of The Association of Mathematics Educators (NIE) and has many years of experience in guiding GEP, High Ability and Intergrated Programme students towards excellence in Maths and will be conducting the Advanced PSLE Math Masterclass. 

Mr Zhou and his centre has been featured multiple times in The Straits Times, The Sunday Times, The New Paper, 958FM and Channel 8 for his comments on issues ranging from GEP tuition to Math Olympiad questions.

89% of his P6 students from the past 10 years scored A*/A for their PSLE Math Exam (twice the national average)! 

Advanced PSLE Math Masterclass Tuition Location & Contact

NickleBee Tutors @ Bishan 
279 Bishan Street 24 #01-26 (2nd Floor)
Bishan North Shopping Mall
Singapore (570279)

NickleBee Tutors @ Bukit Timah 
896 Dunearn Road #03-03H 
Link@896 Shopping Mall
Singapore (589472)

NickleBee Tutors @ Sengkang
212 Compassvale Drive
Opposite Rivervale Plaza
Singapore (542212)

HP : 91884710 (SMS / Whatsapp)

*Please make an appointment before dropping by.*

2023 Advanced PSLE Math Masterclass Tuition Schedule

Advanced PSLE Math Masterclass Schedule @ BISHAN
Friday Evenings - 7 pm to 9 pm (Bishan)

Advanced PSLE Math Masterclass Schedule @ BUKIT TIMAH
Wednesday Evenings - 7 pm to 9 pm (Bukit Timah)
Saturday Mornings - 10 am to 12 pm (Bukit Timah)

Advanced PSLE Math Masterclass Schedule @ SENGKANG
Thursday Evenings - 7 pm to 9 pm (Sengkang)

Max. 8 students per session.
Slot availability is subject to further changes.

Please contact us at 91884710 (SMS / Whatsapp Only) to check for slot availability or request to be placed on our waiting list (if your preferred time slot is full).

Mr Zhou (left) and Ms Chen (right)
during our radio interview @ 958FM

2023 Academic Year Topic Schedule

Oct 2022 - Nov 2022 : P5 Whole Numbers, P5 Fractions, P5 Ratio

Dec 2022 - Jan 2023 : P5 Percentage, P5 Average, P5 Rate, P5 Decimals

Feb 2023 - March 2023 : P6 Whole Numbers, P6 Fractions / Ratio, P6 Algebra

April 2023 - May 2023 : P6 Percentage, P6 Circles, P6 Patterns

June 2023 - July 2023 : P6 Speed, P6 Geometry, P6 Volume

August 2023 : P6 Area of Composite Figures, P6 Extension of Advanced Heuristic Concepts

September 2023 : Practice Exam Drills (Timed Trials)

Payment Matters (Advanced PSLE Math Masterclass)

- Tuition fees will be collected on a quarterly basis (every 3 months), at the start of each 3-month masterclass termIf a student joins in the middle of the quarter, fees will be pro-rated.

Please refer to the Masterclass 2023 Academic Year Schedule below. 

Masterclass Term 1 : 3 October 2022 to 18 December 2022 (11 lessons)

Masterclass Term 2 : 2 January 2023 to 19 March 2023 (11 lessons)

Masterclass Term 3 : 20 March 2023 to 4 June 2023 (11 lessons)

Masterclass Term 4 : 19 June 2023 to 24 September 2023 (14 lessons) 

A material fee of $100 is chargeable for new students. This is a flat fee that is non-refundable nor pro-rated and is payable upon commencement of the tuition class regardless of the time of registration.

Tuition fees and any other fees paid are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable. Such fees once paid will NOT be refunded if the student or parent chooses to withdraw or has to discontinue from NickleBee Tutors for any reason and at any time.

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Frequently Asked Questions (Advanced PSLE Math Masterclass)

Q : How is the Advanced PSLE Math Masterclass different from the mainstream Math programme?

A : In addition to teaching mainstream components tested in the PSLE Math Exam, our Advanced PSLE Math Masterclass also covers Problem Solving Heuristics & Non-Routine / Higher-Order thinking questions that are unique to the GEP Math curriculum and the Math Olympiads. 

We teach using our proven C3PO™ Problem Solving Framework and proprietary UNITARY Method, giving our students the confidence and speed to solve ALL Challenging Problem Sums efficiently and accurately in the PSLE Math exam.

Q : What is your student profile for this course? My child is not in the GEP but is strong in Math.

A : The Advanced PSLE Math Masterclass is designed for both GEP and High-Ability (Mainstream) students, who wish to deepen and enhance their conceptual and procedural problem solving knowledge, to ace Math problem sums found in PSLE Math Paper 2. 

The tutor will comprehensively cover ALL Math Problem Solving techniques, Strategies, Higher Order Thinking Skills and Heuristics as required to do well in Paper 2 of the PSLE Math Exam. 

Q : What Techniques do we teach in our Math Classes?

A: We teach all our students on how to master and apply our proprietary "Unitary Method version 2.0", to give our students the confidence and speed to solve ALL Challenging PSLE Math problem sum questions efficiently and accurately. 

We will also teach our students "Heuristics" which is a set of thinking tools or frameworks to solve unfamiliar and complex problems. MOE has incorporated as many as 11 problem solving heuristics in the primary school level syllabus.


To complement the above techniques, we use the C3PO Problem Solving Framework (developed in-house by Mr Zhou) to help guide our student's reasoning and analytical thought process, and to ensure a solid foundation of ALL 11 Heuristics tools and 18 Problem Solving Concepts, as required to ace the PSLE Math Exam. This approach radically changes the way students are taught to approach problem sums and encourages them to think critically and conceptually.

Q : Is there a lot of Homework? My child is swamped with school work!

A : Our Advanced PSLE Math Masterclass is not planned with homework in mind. All exercises are to be completed by students within each 2 hour session. Our tutor does not assign homework arbitrarily as he feels that Homework should not be reduced to meaningless drudgery. 

That being said, we may still assign a few questions as homework each week, to reinforce the conceptual and procedural knowledge that were covered during the lesson.

Q : Will there be Replacement lessons if my child misses a regularly scheduled class?

A : For any scheduled weekly class missed with a valid reason, a replacement lesson will be provided on a case by case basis subject to slot availability (to be attended within 7 days of missed class). Valid reasons for absence includes Medical Leave (MC required) and Official School / National Events (Letter from school required).

If the student is absent for any other reason or absent without documents to support a valid reason, no refund of fees or replacement lessons will be provided. 

Q : Are there term-breaks? Will there be lessons during Public Holidays?

Math at the Upper Primary level is demanding and require regular lessons to maintain the student's efficacy in Math. But, kids (and tutors too!) do need a break from academic work and we usually have breaks during the following periods of the year :

  • 2 week term-break in mid-June.
  • 2 weeks term-break in end-December.
Otherwise, all scheduled weekly lessons will carry on as per usual during all public holidays or school holidays (except for Chinese New Year Public Holiday).

Q : Could we SMS or Whatsapp Math Questions that my child has problems in? 

Due to the tutors' busy schedule, please keep electronic communications via SMS or Whatsapp limited ONLY to Scheduling, Payment or Examination related matters. 

But of course if you require math questions to be answered urgently, you may send them over to us via Whatsapp and we will refer you to the relevant NickleBee Math worksheet or reply with some tips or guidance. 

To avoid abuse of this policy, any math question received, will only be replied to, after a minimum of 24 hours has elapsed from receipt of Whatsapp message.

Additional Info

Both Teachers and Students deserve a safe, orderly and conducive environment to teach and learn effectively. Hence, we reserve the right to cease provision of tuition to any student for any reason.

We have a "3 strike" policy whereby a student who accumulates 3 or more "Demerit Points" due to discipline or behaviorial issues within 1 term (11 lessons) will be subject to immediate dismissal from the centre. For more details please CLICK HERE to view Terms & Conditions (Section J).

Please note we reserve the right to record video surveillance of all tuition sessions. Video clips of any disruptive or unproductive behaviour by the students will be forwarded to their parents.

Contact Us



Please contact NickleBee Tutors for more information at :

HP : 91884710 (SMS / Whatsapp)

Email : nicklebeetutors@gmail.com

Advanced PSLE Math Masterclass (Click to view) AND

Small Group Math Tuition (Click to view) are held at :

NickleBee Tutors @ Bishan 
279 Bishan Street 24 #01-26 (2nd Floor)
Bishan North Shopping Mall
Singapore (570279)

NickleBee Tutors @ Bukit Timah 
896 Dunearn Road #03-03H 
Link@896 Shopping Mall
Singapore (589472)

NickleBee Tutors @ Sengkang
212 Compassvale Drive
Opposite Rivervale Plaza
Singapore (542212)

*Please make an appointment before dropping by*

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