Mr. Teng Kah Seng
A Teng for Math
B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics & Economics [NTU]
M.Sc. in Mathematics Education [NIE, NTU]
Higher Education Teaching Certificate [Derek Bok Center, Harvard University]
Over 10 years of Teaching Experience
A mathematician by training, Mr. Teng has always had a thing for Mathematics. Mathematics is a subject of discovery and excitement for Mr. Teng since his Junior College days. He continued his passion for Mathematics in University days, falling in love in particularly with Stochastic Calculus.
Through out his University days, Mr. Teng worked as a tutor in several known tuition centers. Teaching in different tuition centers exposed him to various teaching pedagogies. This enabled him to build up different methodologies to adapt to students’ needs. One of the key traits that Mr. Teng believes he outshines others is his adaptability. Mr. Teng does not rely on solutions and often think alongside with students. This allowed him to see it from a student’s perspective and explain it simply to the students. Mr. Teng also takes the A’levels annually, alongside with the students to keep abreast of the syllabus. He is proud to say that he has only gotten A and nothing else, for the past 10 years. Taking the A’levels annually is a personal belief of Mr. Teng that “A good teacher not only needs to be able to teach, but also be able to handle questions from the students’ perspective.”
To further facilitate students in their learning, Mr. Teng has a personal website where he shares his undergraduate and JC Math teachings on it. Students can find several nifty tricks in Mathematics there too. Mr. Teng also discusses the A’levels paper on his website every year and shares his view with all the students taking the A’levels paper.
Mr. Teng’s education philosophy is to create an environment where learning is paced, purposeful and participative. He constantly challenges himself to adapt to students’ abilities and their learning habits.
Mr. Teng had also worked with various publishers to prepare TYS solutions (Popularworld) and Secondary Mathematics textbooks (Star Publishing). He is currently working on JC and IP Mathematics books at the moment.
When he is free, Mr. Teng spends time with his parents and wife, often indulging in meals that the wife prepares. As a financial mathematics student before, he also enjoys value investment.