Secondary Math Tuition Syllabus and Tips  

Among all subjects, maths is an essential core subject that is essential for success in many careers such as the sciences, engineering, finance, and technology. In today’s competitive society, secondary math tuition serves as an important support for the education system, giving students the opportunity to enter top schools and universities.

More importantly, in a tuition setting, students can receive more individualized attention and guidance from tutors than they might in a classroom setting. At Muscle Math, our tutors strive to help students who struggle with math or need extra support to master difficult concepts in the secondary school math syllabus.

To explain more about tuition and core concepts to learn, this article will provide information regarding the math tuition syllabus and what students should look out for.  


Best Secondary Math tuition in Singapore 

Most math tuition in Singapore covers the 4 core principles of the math syllabus which are the “properties and relationships”, “representations and communications”, “operations and algorithms”, and “abstractions and applications”.
(These themes can be found in the Mathematical Syllabuses for

Though the syllabus is extensive and explains each of these functions to detail, it can be hard to understand how these hieroglyphical numbers are associated with the explanations. For most students, maths functions more like a puzzle, one where we insert a graph, an equation, or a certain set of patterns to derive the solution.

Hence, the function of the best secondary math tuition centers is simple. To allow students to score and excel academically based on the established principles. Most math tuition in Singapore incorporates a certain set of teaching methodologies to cater to examinations such as the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE), the  General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (GCE O-Level), and the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A-Level).  

Similarly, MuscleMath aims to do the same. Our teachers are ex-MOE teachers that have graduated with math degrees and have years of experience under their belts. Moreover, our tutors are not only here to guide students but to provide all-rounded support whenever students face difficulties.

Tuition Centre for Secondary Maths

Specifically, for Secondary School Maths, students are first introduced to algebraic expressions. For many students, it can be overwhelming to suddenly be introduced to a whole new set of rules and symbols that govern how we manipulate numbers and variables. However, once students start to master the basics of algebraic expressions, it can be incredibly rewarding.

Musclemath’s approach for secondary 1 and secondary 2 students are to build a strong foundation in mathematics. For students, this is a process of developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Asking questions about equations, inequalities, and functions will allow you to understand the relationship between formula’s and develop your interest in the subject.

Moving on to the later parts of the syllabus, Secondary 3 and Secondary 4 Students are taught more complex quadratic functions that are shown in graph forms such as 𝑦 = (𝑥 − 𝑝) 2 + q. These formulaic equations consider the understanding of a graph such as its gradient, tangent and intersect.

Musclemath’s approach for Upper secondary students is to strengthen topics that are difficult for students. In preparation for the “O levels”, upper secondary school students are geared to prepare for an all-rounded approach. Smaller class sizes allow students that find difficulties in certain topics such as “Pythagoras’ theorem and trigonometry” in Geometry or “equations” in Numbers and Algebra will have extra practice. Students can also be assured that our tutors will be able to guide them through the task and provide a step-by-step guide on how to tackle these questions.

  1. Math Tuition for Secondary School students

Overall, the key point to look out for when attending a secondary school math tuition centre is to clarify the questions and doubts that are present in school. Do them consistently so that the problems that are faced will not mount up over time.