The owners of Mind Centre, David & Violet Lim, together with their teacher team, have helped hundreds of Primary, Secondary & JC students achieve A’s & multiple grade improvements in their examinations over the past 12 years. 

 

Armed with the knowledge of good learning techniques, many of our students have gone on to secure places in top University courses, including five who gained places in Medical faculty and others in Vet, Pharmacology, Law, Science, Accounting and other faculties.​

Our Methodology

Mind Centre utilises ‘Mind-focused’ learning techniques and a ‘Fast and Systematic System’ that helps students cut down learning time considerably. ​As opposed to the slower method commonly used, Mind Centre created the MC3 method for Math, Science & Humanities and the PwC2 Method for English & Chinese, designed to help students to learn faster and score better for their exams.

Some key learning techniques include:

  1. Superior Writers’ Techniques for English, General Paper & Chinese Composition writing & Mind-focused Comprehension & Summary writing techniques

  2. Critical Mind-focused learning methodology & Memory techniques for Science, Math & Humanities that cuts revision time by up to 50% and greatly increases memory retention

  3. Rapid Application flooding that helps students to gain conceptual understanding and application several times faster than the slow method usually used .

  4. Testing and Exam Methodologies to increase exam performance

  5. The secret to helping students gain powerful Motivation to study the subject

Primary / PSLE

A child’s foundation bears a considerable influence on his/her educational trajectory. At Mind Centre, we help build a strong subject foundation  by covering the MOE Syllabus and teaching superior techniques. Using our Fast & Systematic and mind-focused methodologies, we help our students to excel in their subjects. Many have achieved A's and multiple grade improvement in their examination.   

Junior College / GCE 'A 'Levels

Preparing for the GCE ‘A’ Levels examinations can be extremely challenging for students. Imagine having to juggle the workload of various subjects, accompanied by the pressure to secure a place in an ideal course in a recognised university.  

Our team of experienced teachers ensure that students master subject concepts in an efficient manner via using superior techniques that they can continue to utilise in their University in future, as one of our students confirmed to us

Secondary / GCE 'O' Levels

The GCE 'O' Levels examination is considered the pathway to a recognised Junior College or Polytechnic in Singapore.

Well-rounded guidance and assistance is necessary for this critical period of a student's educational journey. At Mind Centre, lessons are conducted using our Fast and Systematic methodology to help students achieve their academic goals efficaciously. Utilising challenging materials, testing and goal setting , our team of professional tutors ensure that lessons are conducted in an engaging manner to give our students an edge for their test/examinations. 

Subjects and Levels

P - Primary

S - Secondary

J - Junior College

IP - Integrated Program

IB - International Baccalaureate

Nov/Dec 

Holiday Program

Join us for a head-start on next year's topics and to learn good subject techniques that will make a great difference to your studies. All levels from primary to JC.

 

Call us for further information on the available slots. 

ANNOUNCEMENT
Our Economics tutor has published a new "A Level Economics" guidebook, also available at the bookstores.
SIGN UP for Mr Quek's Economics class and we'll give you a special discount for his book!

Contact Us

SERANGOON CENTRAL

265 Serangoon Central Dr

#04,267, S(550265)

(3 mins from Serangoon MRT) 

Tel: 9838 8821, 8715 1708, 9653 0629, 6285 5891

Email: all@mindcentre.sg

BEDOK

208 New Upper Changi Rd

#02-691 (2nd Storey), S(460208)

(2 mins from Bedok MRT)

Tel: 9231 8709, 9665 9350,

9631 2823

Email: bedok@mindcentre.sg

AWARD WINNER
Singapore Trusted Enterprises
2016-17
Testimonials

Dr Michelle Lim

Studied Medicine at NUS

​"I have been a student at Mind Centre since I was in Primary School, all the way through Secondary to Junior College for English & GP, Maths and Sciences tuition. For all the excellent grades I achieved in PSLE, 'O' Levels and 'A' Levels, I would like to thank​ the dedicated teachers at Mind Centre who really helped me to study effectively. What really helped me were the structured techniques that my teachers taught me for each subject, for example, a step by step method to identify key phrases in English comprehensions. I found that these techniques cut down my revision time greatly - this and advice from my teachers helped me identify the areas I really needed to focus on in exams."

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Brenda Wong, 2011 GCE 'A' Levels, VJC, who improved from E to A for her 'A' Level Economics and went to NUS Business School

 

"Being under the guidance of Mr. Quek has allowed me to not only understand Economics better, but also to build an interest in it. Mr. Quek is a very friendly and approachable tutor who puts his best in ensuring that his students are well prepared. He goes beyond classroom teachings by sharing situations around the world. This allowed me to have a more realistic and global perspective of Economics which benefits me as a current NUS Business undergraduate. With students' hard work and Mr. Quek's guidance, acing the 'A' level Economics paper is definitely possible!"

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Sharon Lim

Vet Medicine Student, Massey University (NZ)

Sharon studied at Mind Centre from Primary to JC level:

 

“I liked Mind Centre Q&A Method of clarifying concepts using a study guide which can be conveniently carried around for study. This has greatly helped me gain confidence in tackling challenging problems.

 Mind Centre also taught me to use the Quick approach to work through many tough questions which are provided with good solutions and then take tests to ascertain my mastery of the topic. As a result, I got A1’s in Biology & Chemistry , A2 in English & Physics at ‘O’ level  and As in Biology & Literature and Bs in Chemistry, GP & Maths." 

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Xin Quan improved from a C6 to an A2 for her 2014 'O' Level Pure Chemistry. 

 

When asked by her tutor, Mrs. Lim, to share what she thought helped her make that big improvement, she stated the following:


"I think you've helped me strengthen my basic concepts and you kept repeating some of the things in lessons for example keep on asking the same questions I think it made memorising easier. And I feel that the study guide book was a great help too and that you kept on referring back to it made me become more familiar with the facts and improved my self study since I know where are the facts."

She articulated a key 1st step in our Mind Centre method which is the clarifying of concepts using a Question & Answer method using a good studyguide containing key exam answers .  Thereafter, students are asked to work through many good questions which have good solutions provided, followed by a short test to ascertain their mastery of the topic. As a result, they gain victory over the subject. 

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Sneha Mathew

A1 for English & Chemistry

2018 GCE O Levels

“I’m very happy attending lessons at Mind Centre Bedok. Thanks to teachers Chris and Dinah for their commitment and flexibility. I could bring challenging questions to class or even message them via WhatsApp. They spared no effort to ensure I understood the lesson and could apply the knowledge.”

Congratulations from Mind Centre:

Sneha is very hardworking and hardly missed lessons. She manages her time well and always completes her homework before the next lesson. Congratulations to Sneha on her outstanding results. Good job!

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Andreia Ko, Year 6 International Baccalaureate 2015 Math student​​

 

"I hate math" was a common phrase you would hear me say. I never understood what the point of math was, and being able to grasp all these meaningless mathematical concepts were a challenge for me. I usually always find myself in the lowest band, getting the lowest score in class for math. As much as I would like to say that Math is all about self-practice, I do believe that teachers play an important role in a student's learning process. Sadly, I could sense how my previous tuition teachers were slowly giving up on me, and they made some hurtful remarks that discouraged me deeply, causing me to dislike the subject even more. However, Mr Low was different. He was always very patient with me, explaining things over and over again, never once showing any sign of displeasure or annoyance. He helped me and encouraged me, and even when I told him my lousy scores, expecting to get a look of disappointment or disapproval in his face, he still encouraged me and it motivated me to work harder. From a 2 to a 6 was a miracle for me, and I've been so blessed to be under the care of the teachers and staff of Mind Centre."​

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 Our GP tutor, Mr Lim, conducts very engaging GP lessons which have secured very good feedback from students. When asked to share how he improved his GP with Mr Lim's guidance to clinch an A for his 'A' Levels, Benedict Lee stated the following:

" I believe that the best way to improve in GP is to actively participate in Mr Lim's GP lesson. Mr Lim also often provides useful statistics which I consistently try to use while writing short paragraphs on topics tht I am interested in. It is also important to challenge any of Mr Lim's arguments which one disagrees in and to be able to delve further into the topic and understand better the elaborations behind each argument."

Congrats to Benedict Lee for achieving an A for your 2014 GCE 'A' Levels GP examination!

Dr. Lianne Seow

Studied Dentistry at NUS

​"I owe my solid foundation in Science to Mind Centre. Starting from Primary 5, I was exposed to intriguing science experiments that were not demonstrated in school throughout my time with Mind Centre. These experiments were not just memorable, but they were very related to the syllabus as well. This helped me obtain an A for Science in the PSLE. Continuing onto secondary school, Mind Centre focused on teaching us and enforcing studying methods (mind maps and drilling questions) which I felt was an extremely beneficial skill to have. By sticking to their studying style, I managed to achieve all As for Chemistry, Physics and Biology in the 'O' levels. In my JC years with them, abstract concepts were discussed and made crystal clear. This helped us appreciate the subject instead of merely memorizing facts, and made studying Chemistry and Physics a joy. By using the same study methods I used in secondary school, I managed to obtain an A for both Chemistry and Physics in the 'A' levels. Thank you Mind Centre for helping me Ace in every crucial examination!"

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Mathangi (2015 'A' Levels General Paper) provided her testimony below:


"The GP lessons by Mr Lim were very important in helping me secure that A for GP. I liked his methodical approach to the various GP discussions. His dedication to the students by striving to provide the latest news is something which helped me learn a lot about latest updates on world happenings-and that is very important in GP. His model essays also helped me a lot in improving my grammatical errors and formulate sophisticated sentences. Mr Lim also provided timely feedback on my work and motivated me that if I put in hard work and focus on themes that I'm strong at, then there wouldn't be any chance of missing that A!" ​

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Amos Chan

A1 for Chemistry & E Maths A2 for A Maths

(2018 GCE O Levels)

“I am very grateful to Teacher Dinah for her dedication in coaching me on my mathematics and chemistry subjects. She helped me flushed out my weak areas and then through her application of the Mind Centre teaching methods helped me convert them into strengths.”

Congratulations from Mind Centre:

Amos is a conscientious student who can manage his time well. As such, he was able to benefit greatly from our teaching methods! Keep up the excellent work!

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Caroline Yap, Degree in Accountancy (2nd Upper Honors), NTU

(​She attended English, Economics & Science tuition at Mind Centre)

​"​I first joined Mind Centre when I was in Secondary School and continued all through my JC education. I find Mind Centre a very conducive environment to learn. Classes are conducted in groups where learning can be enhanced through questions raised by students and short discussions held in class. Mind Centre also offers tuition services for a variety of subjects, which provided me great convenience and flexibility in attending classes for different subjects on the same day.  Mind Centre also has a team of dedicated teachers who are knowledgeable in their field of studies. It was easy for me to approach them when I needed to clarify any doubts in my work. I was taught many valuable techniques for grasping difficult concepts which I continued to apply throughout my University education (e.g. Mind Mapping). After joining Mind Centre, I've seen significant improvements in grades especially for my A level Economics Paper (from a constant borderline pass to achieving an A for finals). I've enjoyed my years in this Centre and highly recommend other students to join."​

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Joshua Mission

F9/E8 (Sec 3) to A2s for both Maths & Chemistry

2018 GCE O Levels 

“I was still not clear about Maths concepts covered in Lower Secondary topics when I joined in Feb 2017. The first thing my MCB teacher did was to make sure I mastered those topics to build a solid foundation for my Upper Secondary topics. Thanks to this strategy, and the dedication of my MCB teacher, I was able to master all the Maths concepts and do very well in my GCE ‘O’ Level Maths examination.”

 

Congratulations from Mind Centre:

Joshua is a very hardworking and conscientious student who almost never missed his tuition lessons and worked very diligently in class and on his homework.  Well done! And keep up the excellent work!

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Genevieve (2016 'A' Level student), shared what were the key items done in our tuition that helped her to improve multiple grades to get A's for both GP and Math

"For GP, the newspaper cuttings that Mr. Lim prepared weekly and accumulated by topic was the most important asset given to me to tackle my A level GP paper. Reasons are that these newspaper clippings are relevant, updated and opinionated. As A level students, we ought to have opinions when writing but we often lack the time and knowledge. Hence, the newspapers gave me opinions well thought out or if I disagree, I would be able to craft anti-thesis easily. Additionally, the essays written by Mr. Lim himself were useful in expanding my vocabulary and allowing me to pick up a different writing style which sets me apart from my peers. He also prompts his students and forces us to answer him with claims that are backed up by evidence which gave me confidence in the A level exams.

As for Math, Teacher Simon was very patient with me as I could not grasp many simple concepts and often get similar questions wrong. He always taught me different methods to solving a problem and got me to drill on topics I'm weaker at so as to build up my foundation. I believe that's why I managed to score both A for Maths and GP."

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Mrs Lim to Xia Ping who secured an A for her 'A' Level GP (2016)

 

"Can you whatsapp me what practices/discussions/methods helped you improve your GP? That will really help us help our current students."

Xia Ping's reply: "I think it was the the discussion on the content and structure of different essay questions!"

Wang Wei Ting

4th year Medical Student at NUS

​"I have been attending Math and Science classes at Mind Centre since I was in secondary one and the tutors really helped me to build a strong foundation. Through the years, my interest in these subjects grew and I started to improve. In JC, I attended both Math and Chemistry classes. Both Mr. Low and Mrs. Lim were very helpful and would always be there to guide me through challenging questions. They also helped me reinforce my knowledge and understanding of various concepts. I am very thankful for their help." 

 

Wei Ting achieved As for Maths & Chemistry in her 2014 'A' Levels. She attended tuition at Mind Centre from Sec 1 to JC2, while under the Integrated Program(IP) track at Hwa Chong Institution. 

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Ivan Lim, Degree in Accounting & Finance (Honors), University of London (He attended GP, Math & Economics tuition at Mind Centre)

 

"I joined Mind Centre when I was in Junior College taking tuition for Economics, Math and my General Paper. Within a span of 2 months I've managed to achieve a B for Econs, improved from C to an A for Maths and improved from an E to a C for my General paper.

Mind Centre not only focuses on exam results but also guides us through the actual learning process. Not only were the classes interactive, they have helped me tremendously to improve on my subjects. Classes are conducted in small groups where the tutor tries to engage each and every individual and keep up with their progress in class. The tutors update us about current knowledge as well as a lot of side reading, apart from just tackling exam questions. This allows the lessons to be very interesting and helps us want to understand the subjects even more. Overall, its methods of teaching are effective, efficient and most importantly, enjoyable. I would not hesitate to recommend this centre to my friends!"

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Kathya

Improved from D to A

Sec 4 IP Chemistry SA2 2018 

“Teacher Dinah helped me made multiple grades improvement for my Chemistry subject. She quickly assessed my weak areas and tailored her teaching to help me master the essential concepts. I find her explanation clear and easy to understand. Thank you, teacher!”

Congratulations from Mind Centre:

Congratulations! On your success in mastering the concepts of the subject to achieve a high score in your Final Year-end examination. Keep up the good work!

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Bridget Lee  (2017 'O' Level student)

​"Teacher Betty is a compassionate person with a willing heart to teach. She equipped me with the necessary skills that I did not learn in school, skills which were efficient as well as very effective. Those tactics gave me more time to finish sections of the test, and greatly assisted with my issue of time management during the exam. She is extremely flexible; her capability of assisting my class with two chapters of the subject at the same time clearly shows she is very adaptable, and can handle any questions asked.

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The aspect of theory, which involves a lot of memory work, was what she had especially aided me with. Though I had much trouble with POA, she did not give up on me, offering to give me personal, additional lessons to clarify any remaining queries I had before my exam. Thanks to her teaching, effort and constant encouragement, I managed to score a B3 in my O’ Levels POA in 2017, jumping by 6 grades."

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Ong Wei

A2 for A Maths

(2018 GCE O Levels)

“I want to thank Teacher Chris for teaching me Additional Mathematics during my secondary 3 year and helping me strengthen my understanding of all the fundamental concepts through his easy to understand explanation and exercise drills. This strong foundation enabled me to score A2 for Additional Mathematics in my GCE O Levels Examination. Thank you, teacher!”

 

Congratulations from Mind Centre:

Ong Wei has a good aptitude for Additional Mathematics but was weak in some concepts of the subject when she came to us. Through our coaching and her own hard work, she has made fantastic improvements. Ong Wei’s hard work has paid off! Great job, Ong Wei!

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Etania Rai (2017 PSLE student)

"The descriptive phrases definitely did impress the examiner as, there were a lot of them that I used, and some were not even taught in school! Thanks to the notes for comprehension and composition, as I was hardly able to score below 30 for my compositions. Even my English teacher was impressed!"

As I mentioned, the comprehension notes did help a lot, as, while my teacher was going through the passage, I could easily get everything and do it swiftly. Before anyone in class was done, I would finish and get more than 12, which is difficult due to the standard. Really, Mind Centre did help, as I used to get high B’s for English, and since I joined Mind Centre, I have been getting A’s! I even scored a high A for English during PSLE! Thank you Mind Centre!!!"

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Matthias Lam scored  A* in English, Maths and Science and A in Chinese for his 2015 PSLE. This is his testimony:

"I have been here for sometime now and my grades improved tremendously to A*. Mr Jonathan Lee makes lessons fun and innovative, making me more eager to learn. He is not monotonous and makes me more often than not want to attend his lessons."

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Eliav Lim (2018 'O' Level Student)

"Hi Violet, this is Mrs Lim, Eliav's mum. Just wanted to thank Mind Centre and Eliav's A Maths tutor for your hard work. He got a B3 for A math....a far cry from the E8 he got in April last year!"

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