"Under her guidance, I found myself changing from one who dreads Economics to one who enjoys it thoroughly."
Economics was easily my worst subject at the start of Year 5. Unable to comprehend the concepts, I found myself constantly frustrated at Economics, and was at the verge of giving up when I bagged a dismal 2 points in the Mid-Year Examinations. Thankfully, however, a friend recommended Mindlab and Mrs. Lee. Under her instruction, I found that I was able to understand and effectively apply Economics concepts. In addition to this, the tutor belongs to the select ranks of teachers who are not only able to convey academic concepts clearly and effectively, but make them enjoyable as well! Under her guidance, I found myself changing from one who dreads Economics to one who enjoys it thoroughly. The true indicator of the quality of her teaching, however, came 4 months later during my promotion exams, where I managed to achieve a whopping 4 point improvement in Economics! Thank you Mindlab for turning my worst nightmare into my greets strength.
"English classes were extremely informative and enjoyable. I learned more in the few classes with my tutor than I have in a year at school. Teachers are the essence of learning. They make you love or hate school."
-Jezamine Wee | Holiday Intensive Revision (IB) December 2012
"Over all, i feel that I am more confident and the tutors have done well."
Over all, i feel that I am more confident and the tutors have done well. I especially had fun my English, Physics and Math tutors. I had a lot of fun whilst learning a lot in a great environment. I feel that my English writing has improved and my foundation for Economics has become better. I will be back later this year and i do hope I will be able to get the same tutors again. Additionally, the front counter staff are very friendly and helpful. I have enjoyed seeing and talking to them every time.
"I like the teachers' method of teaching which I call extreme revision."
The tuition has helped me to achieve my goal of 256 for PSLE. I like the teachers' method of teaching which I call extreme revision. It helps me to remember and understand tons of questions in Math and Science, which led to my A stars. My English tutors have helped me in my English grade up from a C to an A.
-Andrew Cheah | ACSI (PSLE/IP) | English, Math & Science
"The IB is an international program, and Mindlab reflects the international aspect of the program through its holistic and yet well-focused lesson plans, as well as the various networking opportunities."
I would like to start the testimonial by thanking Mindlab for the help that the teachers have been over the last two odd years. I started in 2010 with HL Maths and the rest is pretty history! Over the last two years, the experience I've had in the center at Orchard has been thoroughly enriching and i would consider it as a critical supplement to my IBDP curriculum in school. I appreciate how much the lesson plans are catered specifically to the IBDP and I am also impressed with the proficiency of all the teachers that I have sought help from. In addition to this, the teachers that have worked with me have all been extremely approachable. In fact, their helpfulness is part of the reason that makes the centre a quiet and conducive place for self-study sessions in the premises. Mindlab has also be an ideal environment interact with international IB students from other schools, and understand school life from an interlay different perspective from the local school system. The IB is an international program, and Mindlab reflects the international aspect of the program through its holistic and yet well-focused lesson plans, as well as the various networking opportunities.
"My classes has given me a wide scope of literary discovery, bringing up my ability to dissect works from various writers and poets."
The English tutor has helped enrich my English skills fort he past 2 months or so. Having improved in perceptive analysis of poems and increased my yield of understanding proper literature commentary, my classes has given me a wide scope of literary discovery, bringing up my ability to dissect works from various writers and poets. She makes sure everyday class is fun and interactive, and is very enthusiastic in replying any questions on literature.
-Brian IBDP, Beijing
"Mindlab helped me become more exam savvy by outlining part of the syllabus that are most important."
'O' Level Students
"Mindlab is a warm loving tuition centre whith such attentive, caring and dedicated teachers who are willing to go the extra mile to help the students when help is required."
Mindlab is a warm loving tuition centre whith such attentive, caring and dedicated teachers who are willing to go the extra mile to help the students when help is required. The teachers are also friendly and "cool" to be around with.:) I managed to get an A for Physics and Chemistry. Something which I was unable to achieve until I started receiving help from the tutors of Mindlab. My Physics teacher gave me her 100% focus and attention and with that, I was able to score an A for my Science, with such past science results like C or B2.
"The classes were fun and enriching. The tutor is very friendly and patience. He's very encouraging and and inspires us to do better. Chemistry has become on easier subject."
"The tutor makes us practice Chemistry everyday and ensures that we do the papers within the time limit. The session is always productive. The tutor is funny and makes lessons interesting."
-Ashley Neo, CHIJ Katong
"The humor and the methods he uses to teach makes the lesson interesting in order for us to learn better. He inspired me to aim high."
"Mindlab has made me love Chemistry much more! Chemistry is fun now:)"
-Rae Melissa Tan
"My tutors are very patient and understanding. They have provided me with more practice and continuous reinforcement of learning. I have improved most of my grades by 3-4 grades up."
HOLIDAY IB CRASH COURSE (June – August 2011)
"Teaching is very straightforward and focuses on syllabus aspects, which will help me in my course."
It was worth time and money, and it will help me a lot in my last year of IB which I am very grateful for. The staff is very pleasant and kind, and Mindlab is a good learning and working environment. I would tell my friends to consider Mindlab as an extracurricular tuition centre. Teaching is very straightforward and focuses on syllabus aspects, which will help me in my course.
- Azura Arumugam, IB Student, Beijing
"He (Math tutor) is passionate about Math and shows a genuine interest for his student’s wellbeing"
I found my Math tutor to be a good teacher for my needs as he tries his best to explain concepts and answer my questions. He is passionate about Math and shows a genuine interest for his student’s wellbeing.
– Jerald Lim, incoming IB Student, Indonesia
"Overall, he had benefitted from all the lessons and he is glad he took lessons at Mindlab."
My son has enjoyed his lessons, especially with his English tutor. She has helped my son with identifying his weakness and world literature paper. She has managed to make the lessons interesting. For the Physics tutor, Ivan really liked his teaching and he learned a lot from him. His explanations are really easy to understand and he gave him a lot of practice questions which really helped him. It's just too bad he can't have more lessons with him. For Economics, my son is also glad he had a few lessons with the tutor. Overall, he had benefitted from all the lessons and he is glad he took lessons at Mindlab. I would also like to thank you for making arrangements and being accommodating with our tight schedule. I hope he will be able to come back in December.
– Mrs. Catherine Teo, mother of Ivan Teo, IB student, Beijing
More Testimonials from our IB/IGCSE Students
“She actually made the subject I despised the most, interesting to study.”
My classes with my Biology tutor were enjoyable, and she actually made the subject I despised the most, interesting to study. I will recommend her to my friends and peers.
– Fatema, ISS Grade 12 (2011), Biology SL
"Mindlab has pulled me up from a failing grade to being top of my class."
Math was always the downfall in my report cards – marring the row of A grades, there would be that one glaring D grade for math. I had come to hate the subject, and was having extreme difficulty in the classes, falling far behind everyone else.
- Anatalia van der Velde, UWCSEA, 12th Grade Student (2010)
"My tutor inspires me to be a more hardworking person where she stresses the importance of key ares in the subject."
I had always been achieving a grade 4 for history last year, since I took history with Mindlab this year, I managed to improve one grade higher to a high 5. As for English, I only had a few lessons and mostly its for world lit. I am extremely satisfied with my tutors. My tutor has motivated me to read the texts for english A1 and also helped me in making impt decisions and determining my approach for future english papers. (eg. whether to do the prose or poem). I enjoyed how my tutor does not really make it seem as if it was a tuition class but more of a discussion session which makes it more productive. Her lessons are fun and not boring at all. One quality would be how she makes the class not only a theory one but also one which I could engage in effective discussion. My tutor inspires me to be a more hardworking person where she stresses the importance of key areas in the subject. Since Mindlab is the only official IB tuition centre, I would recommend it to those who take the IB diploma programme because Mindlab recognises the places that are needed to be focused on.
- Loke Chor, ACS Independent Year 6 (2010)
"Through Mindlab's tutoring, I was able to understand and apply concepts which made learning Economics more enjoyable to me, as well as help me to achieve better grades in school."
Before I joined MindLab, I couldn't catch up with the pace in class because I had very little background in Economics. On top of that, most of my classmates had done Economics before in IGCSE, so this resulted in me having a lot of confusion in concepts. Through MindLab's tutoring, I was able to understand and APPLY concepts which made learning Economics more enjoyable to me, as well as help me to achieve better grades in school. The environment and atmosphere which we had classes in was perfect for learning. It was interactive which made all the topics easier to deal with. I have benefitted from MindLab's excellent tutoring and would definitely recommend it to anyone in search of an IB Tutor.
- Bonnie Bee, UWCSEA, Class of 2009
"We formed a very good impression of the facility, both in terms of the quality of the tuition received and the overall learning environment and would highly recommend Mindlab to other parents looking for tuition."
We retained the services of Mindlab in March to help in the preparation of our 9 year old son for an assessment at an IB school in Singapore. The staff at Mindlab were highly responsive to our needs, developing a tuition programme at short notice tailored to our specific requirements. The tutors were well qualified and we found the quality of the instruction that our son received to be of a high standard. We formed a very good impression of the facility, both in terms of the quality of the tuition received and the overall learning environment and would highly recommend Mindlab to other parents looking for tuition services for their children.
-Mr Paul Marshall, father of William Marshall, UWCSEA 5th grade student
"The tutor's passion for the subjects translated to me and I started to really enjoy both Physics and Chemistry."
MindLab Tuition Centre has helped me tremendously and the hard work put in by my tutor has allowed me to fully reach my potential in the recent IB examinations. Prior to my tuition, I was getting fives and sixes in Physics HL and Chemistry SL, but with the help of the centre, I was able to achieve a seven in both these subjects in the final examination. I knew the areas I needed to work on and the centre was very efficient in providing me with questions related to those particular areas. The lessons were an entertaining way of learning, and the tutor's passion for the subjects translated to me and I started to really enjoy both Physics and Chemistry. Without MindLab Centre, I wouldn't have been able to achieve my results, and so I definitely recommend this centre to other students.
"It was an amazing achievement to improve my Math score by 3 points in a matter of 3 months, and I have Mindlab to thank for that. I believe that Mindlab has helped me fulfill my goals of attending a good university."
Before receiving my November 2009 IB exam results, I had high aspirations of enrolling into a good engineering course in a reputable university. Upon receiving my results on the 6th of January, however, all these hopes were swiftly forgotten, giving way to a fear of whether I would be able to enroll into any university in Singapore at all. I decided to retake the subjects which I scored poorly on, including math, the Extended Essay, and the TOK essay. After some time spent calling family friends in order to enquire about a good tuition teacher for IB Math HL, my mom stumbled upon MindLab Tuition centre. Seeing that it was the only centre which catered exclusively to IB students, my parents decided to enroll me into an intensive math program. My tutor was great, sacrificing many of her lunch breaks just to teach me or help me with my doubts. She is a very passionate and caring mentor and one of those rare and special teachers who genuinely cares for her students. The teachers at Mindlab, even those who weren't my teachers, were always willing and able to answer my math queries when my teacher was busy with another class. Great teachers like these are not found just everywhere. I consider myself blessed to have such an opportunity to learn from these teachers. All the hard work paid off when I received my Math HL May 2010 results, where my grade had gone up from its original 3 to a 6! It was an amazing achievement to improve my math score by 3 points in a matter of 3 months, and I have MindLab to thank for that. I believe that MindLab has helped me fulfill my goals of attending a good university, as now I have been accepted into the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Nanyang Technological Institute!
- Aditya Rayakur, Year 6, ACS International
"I liked the way that if I didn't get it, you guys just kept trying lots of different methods until you found one which clicked with me"
Thanks to all the math teachers I had - you guys were great! I liked the way that if I didn't get it, you guys just kept trying lots of different methods until you found one which clicked with me. I also liked the fact that nobody got annoyed or impatient when they had to repeat themselves. We had some good laughs while in class and that made it easier to focus and not a burden to work. You guys helped me raise my math score from a 2 or 3 up to a 5 for my final IB grade.
- Gabriel Ramos Currah, OFS, Class of 2010
"I have no doubt that had he started tuition earlier, he would have achieved a grade A if not A*"
I would like to offer the following testimonial as a recommendation on how great Mindlab is !!!
-JK - Parent of former Grade 10 student at OFS
“I like the teachers’ method of teaching, which I call extreme revision.”
The tuition has helped me to achieve my goal of 256 for PSLE. I like the teachers’ method of teaching, which I call extreme revision. It helps me to remember and understand tons of questions in Math and Science, which led to my A star in Math and Science. My English tutors have helped me in my English grade from a C to an A in PSLE.
– Andrew Cheah, ACS Independent Year 1