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Post by kohjl » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:26 am

keroppi wrote:I am thinking of signing my DS up for Maths Arena in Tampines? Is that center any good? Anyone's kid in there?
Hi keroppi,

My son is currently in Math Arena for SMO Jr training. It is a branch of Maths Hub, set up to cater to the eastern part of Singapore, so all the lesson plans and teaching methods are the same as that of Maths Hub (which is in the West). Hence, it’s a reputable setup.

My son has not been there long – since late Nov 09. But based on that short time, I have found the programme good. The trainer is rather young, but committed and can handle the questions/programme well. The management there, I feel, is approachable, genuinely interested in the students and want to ensure that the students benefit from the course. When my son’s CCA clashed with their training programme schedule, they were willing to make arrangements to accommodate him – and that spoke volumes of their genuine concern for their students.

That’s my personal take – hope that helps! :D

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Post by keroppi » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:46 pm

kohjl wrote:
keroppi wrote:I am thinking of signing my DS up for Maths Arena in Tampines? Is that center any good? Anyone's kid in there?
Hi keroppi,

My son is currently in Math Arena for SMO Jr training. It is a branch of Maths Hub, set up to cater to the eastern part of Singapore, so all the lesson plans and teaching methods are the same as that of Maths Hub (which is in the West). Hence, it’s a reputable setup.

My son has not been there long – since late Nov 09. But based on that short time, I have found the programme good. The trainer is rather young, but committed and can handle the questions/programme well. The management there, I feel, is approachable, genuinely interested in the students and want to ensure that the students benefit from the course. When my son’s CCA clashed with their training programme schedule, they were willing to make arrangements to accommodate him – and that spoke volumes of their genuine concern for their students.

That’s my personal take – hope that helps! :D
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question, kohjl! Part of my concern was whether they are as good as the true maths hub in Bukit Batok. I will definitely give it some consideration. Currently, the problem is in finding a suitable time slot for my DS. Also, I need to train him on taking a bus there by himself.

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Post by kohjl » Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:13 pm

keroppi wrote:
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question, kohjl! Part of my concern was whether they are as good as the true maths hub in Bukit Batok. I will definitely give it some consideration. Currently, the problem is in finding a suitable time slot for my DS. Also, I need to train him on taking a bus there by himself.
You are welcome. From what I understand, the trainer comes from Maths Hub in Bt Batok. All the best in sorting out the logistics! Regards.

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Post by KingRascal » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:13 pm

(Hi Kohjl, wonder if we "see" each other there at times? :D )

My DS is also at Math Arena. Have joined them since they started out in Bedok. I was very new to Math Olympiad thus did not know much about centres that provide such training. Math Arena's reputation (from Math Hub) attracted me and we tried it out without any referral. I was assured of their consistency in trainers and programme as it is part of Math Hub and not a franchise.

Never regret a single bit. DS enjoys himself so much that he pestered for more lessons during the holidays! He has also learnt alot, beyond what I thought he could comprehend.

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Post by Herbie » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:50 am

I am considering to send my DD either to Maths Oasis or Maths Hub for Olympiad Maths training... which centre provides better training?


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Post by noob » Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:34 pm

Can someone advise Math hub contact or address in bukit batok, thinking to enrol my dd in. Tks

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Post by BigDevil » Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:45 pm

noob wrote:Can someone advise Math hub contact or address in bukit batok, thinking to enrol my dd in. Tks
Just google for Math Hub: http://www.mathshub.com.sg/contact.html.htm

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Post by Herbie » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:43 am

Has anyone heard of Global Education Centre at Goldhill Plaze?
They also have Olympiad maths course.
Is the centre good? Does anyone know?

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Post by CoffeeCat » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:38 pm

For parents with children participating in SMOPS this year,
HCI just uploaded some sample questions recently.

http://www.hci.sg/aphelion/apmops/sample.htm
Do check it out!

If your child misses the deadline for signing up for math olympiad courses, i offer 1 on 1 training or on-demand sessions to clarify topics/problems. Look here
http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum ... php?t=9135
for more information.

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Post by CoffeeCat » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:49 am

http://www.hci.sg/aphelion/apmops/2007/downloads.htm
This page contain links to their 2004 & 2005 papers. Great for practice.
the 2006 paper is only available in chinese though.

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