Thow Chiang teaches Math at Secondary level. He has more than 20 years of tutoring experience.
Thow Chiang enjoyed peer-tutoring when he was in Junior College. He is particularly good in presenting mathematical concepts systematically. After JC he started giving private tuition as there were many referrals. Upon obtaining his Engineering Degree from National University Of Singapore, he worked in telecommunications, specialising in voice, data and network integration. Yet he remained active in church tuition ministry working with neighborhood youths. In his engineering career he also took up teaching assignments to conduct Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Certification Training in developing countries.
Thow Chiang’s approach is to be more an academic mentor than a math tutor. He goes beyond teaching enough to pass the grade. He helps students not only in math but also in achieving overall academic excellence. His interest is to enable students to understand the education system and overcome every possible limitation in the system. He provides encouragement and assistance to students for the best academic advancement and offers advice for individuals to achieve higher goals as they advance in their learning journey.
Thow Chiang’s students come from both Singapore schools and International schools, such as UWC, OFS, ISS, ACSI, SJII and HCIS. His students are from Express, NA (Normal Academic), NT (Normal Technical) and IP (Integrated Program) and IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma Program. He is also able to explain advanced concepts under IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education), such as Advanced Vector on Relative Velocity, Advanced Calculus on small change and Permutation and Combination.
For every math concept, Thow Chiang is always able to summarise it in simple steps for students to grasp the first principle. Understanding math fundamentals is most important for students to gain confidence and enjoy the subject, irrespective of his or her math competency. He is especially good in detecting common misconceptions in important topics and help them overcome math fears.
IP and IB schools often teach advanced topics which require special presentation to connect with Secondary math concepts. Thow Chiang always identifies the appropriate entry points to help students understand these advanced concepts.