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28721. Dr. Matthew T

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Teaching level and subjects

Secondary/ O level
E Maths, A Maths
Junior College/ A level
International Baccalaureate
Mathematics, Further Math
Electrical Engin., Mechanical Engin., Mathematics
Computer Skills
C++, Java, Python

Ratings Breakdown (Find out how ratings are given)

(Top 2%)

Tutor's Buddies

Gender Male
Age 31 to 40
Date Joined Aug 2012
Occupation Fulltime Tutor
SMS Responses 2
Teaching at NE,E
Potong Pasir
Chai Chee
Bedok Reservoir
Pasir Ris
Yio Chu Kang
Changi Airport
2012 PhD (Stanford University)
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
2011 Masters (Stanford University)
Master of Science in Statistic
2008 Masters (Stanford University)
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
2006 Scholarship (Agency for Science, Technology and Research)
National Science Scholarship (PhD)
2005 Transcript (National University of Singapore)
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) with First Class Honours
2005 Bachelor (National University of Singapore)
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) with First Class Honours
2004 Others (National University of Singapore)
Dean's List awards
2004 Others (National University of Singapore)
Book Prize
2004 Others (National University of Singapore)
Dean's List awards
2003 Others (National University of Singapore)
Dean's List awards
1998 GCE A (Anderson JC)
Economics (A), Mathematics (A), Mathematics S Paper (Distinction), Further Mathematics (A), Physics (A)
1996 GCE O (Maris Stella High School)
Mathematics (A1), Additional Mathematics (A1)

Other Qualifications

I am a recipient of an extremely prestigious government Scholarship.

I obtained a Ph. D in Electrical Engineering and 2 Masters Degree (in Electrical Engineering, and Statistics) from Stanford University, all within a span of 6 years (2006 to 2012). While at Stanford, I conducted research in wireless communications and published more than 20 articles in internationally refereed journals and conferences to date. One of my research work was awarded a US Patent.

I also obtained a First Class Honours in Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 2005, graduating in the top 1% of the cohort. I was awarded Dean's Lists and a Book Prize for being the top student in an Analog Electronics course.

I am a mathematics specialist, and teach Mathematics from upper secondary level to Masters level.


I'm a Mathematics Specialist Tutor, not a generalist tutor. Unlike other tutors who claim to be able to teach every subject, I chose not to. I prefer to teach only Mathematics. Therefore, you can be assured of the quality and standards that I enshrine in my teaching.

I have 12 years of experience of tutoring in Mathematics. I specialized in upper secondary, JC, IB, Polytechnic and University Math. I am also able to teach Engineering Math (Polytechnic/University), Statistics (JC, Polytechnic, University), Electrical Engineering subjects (Polytechnic/University level).

I am extremely well versed in the syllabus and topics for H1/H2/H3 Math at JC level.

Being an extremely competitive person myself, I strive to impart this trait into my students. Feedback from my students have been excellent. My goal is to help my students achieve his potential -- not only in examinations, but also in his/her life.

During exam periods, I make my schedule extremely flexible to cater to the needs of the students. My students improved an average of 2 grades (i.e from D to B, or from C to A).

If you're looking for a tutor for Mathematics, will you look for a generalist tutor who claims he is able to teach every subject (Physics/Chem/Mathematics/Bio/English/Chinese), or would you rather choose a Mathematics Specialist?

Dr. T is also a teacher for Singapore Mathematical Olympiad (SMO).

Dr. T is the preferred teacher among top students in top schools.

Commitment Level

- I can start immediately and can commit till the end of your studies. I am flexible before/examination periods to cater to the needs of the students. I'm also approachable by consultation over SMSes/whatsapp/email/phone calls once I've become your tutor.

- I also offer group tuition for 2-4 students (either at my place or at a student's place).

- Provides academic advising. What course should you take in Polytechnic/University? What career path should you choose?

- Standardized Test (SAT/GRE/BMAT) consultation and help.

***Provides University-level tutoring and consultancy. Dr. Matthew T is the preferred tutor among Singapore University students.

***Provides overseas universities application guidance. Dr. Matthew T, being a graduate of Stanford University, is able to advise and guide students who are thinking of applying to TOP overseas universities.

***Provides scholarship application guidance. As a recipient of an extremely prestigious government scholarship, Dr. Matthew T is in an extremely favorable position to advise students on scholarship applications.

***Essay writing for overseas universities/scholarship application.

***Provides research guidance.

The perks indicated in (***) are perks that you would not get elsewhere from other tutors.

Assignments (9 Taken)

Home Tuition

# Date Area District Level Subjects Sessions Per Month
1 26 Oct 12 - Kembangan U Mechanical Engin. 8 x 2hrs
2 08 Apr 14 N Springleaf O4 Maths 4 x 2hrs
3 01 May 14 W Holland, Ghim Moh O2 Maths 4 x 1hrs
4 31 May 14 NE Potong Pasir O3 Maths 4 x 2hrs
5 17 Sep 14 E Pasir Ris IB4 Mathematics 4 x 1.5hrs
6 04 Oct 14 NE Sengkang, Buangkok U Mechanical Engin., Mathematics 8 x 1.5hrs
7 28 Oct 14 E Katong, Tanjong Rhu A1 Maths 4 x 1.5hrs
8 09 Feb 15 W Clementi U Computer Sci, Electrical Engin. 4 x 2hrs
9 22 Mar 15 W Bt Timah, Farrer Rd IB5 Mathematics 4 x 1.5hrs


Date Added Organisation Knowledge Enthusiasm Learning Delivery Effectiveness Overall
12 Oct 2014 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Testimonial: I was fortunate to come across Dr Thian on this site as I was struggling with my Engineering Mathematics when I started reading my Undergraduate program. Dr Thian is an exceptional tutor who was very patient and diligent in breaking down and explaining any doubts on derivations/workings or even how a formula had come to be derived. He had useful tips in saving time on calculations and how to manage the questions posed and go about solving them. Even when queried about certain other modules (non-Mathematics related) that were out of his depth, he took the time to do his own research and helped the best he could that to me is the mark of an excellent educator, taking the time and effort to go above and beyond his scope to genuinely help his tutee. He was always on time and never once missed a session, especially when I needed it most drawing towards my examinations he would always try his utmost in catering towards my timings even with his busy schedule. And his guidance has culminated in helping me to recently graduate from my field of studies with Honours. Because of the strong foundation that he had helped set for my Mathematics, everything else that fell naturally in place. Thank you again Dr Thian!!

26 Feb 2015 1 2 2 2 2 2 2
07 Apr 2015 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Testimonial: Dr Thian explanations are coherent and effective, his teaching process is organized and systematically and clearly presented, allowing me to grasp the concepts with greater ease. His experience shows in his teaching-style as even though I took some time to understand the challenging concepts, he patiently went through the concepts with me. Dr Thian is a fantastic Maths tutor and his guidance has truly benefited me tremendously.