Mega Minds is more than just a learning centre that offers enrichment that is bang for your buck. Mega Minds is focused on fulfilling a social cause - one that makes sures every child everywhere gets to be enriched by nothing short of a quality education.
Mega Minds came into conception as we wanted to revolutionise education in Singapore, but realised that Think Teach (www.thinkteachacademy.com) could only cater to a privileged percentage of students. Mega Minds fills this gap by providing quality education at affordable prices so that all students can have access to quality education.
At an average fee of $125 a month, Mega Minds is affordable for virtually every household in Singapore. At that fee, Mega Minds is unabashedly the lite version of Think Teach. At Mega Minds, you still get qualified tutors and a world class curriculum which is adapted from that of Think Teach. Extra resources like summary notes and teaching videos will be entirely optional instead: parents of Mega Minds do not have to but can choose to purchase them for an additional fee.
Mega Minds has been in operation for only a year and we are already so proud of the direction it is heading. Riding on the goodwill and reputation of Think Teach, Mega Minds already boasts a few hundred students from P1 to P6 doing English, Mathematics and Science, with an increasing number of students every month.
We are also receiving many heartfelt messages from parents who are grateful of what we are trying to accomplish at and with Mega Minds. Such wonderful words give us validation of the good work we are doing.
Our hope for Mega Minds is that it will grow to be the centre that you see in every neighbourhood. Every neighbourhood will be served by a Mega Minds centre and every child will therefore have the opportunity to experience what Mega Minds has to offer.
Algene is a former practising lawyer and a double-degree holder from the Singapore Management University (SMU). He was a proud recipient of the prestigious University Scholars Programme Scholarship, a dean’s lister as well as a winner of countless of competitions and awards in Law. While Algene topped his Master of Laws cohort and went on to practise law in two ‘Big Four’ law firms in Singapore, he knew that teaching was always his foremost passion. This calling eventually led to a career switch and Algene found himself teaching at a top government school before leading the charge at Mega Minds Academy.
Upon taking over the reins at Mega Minds, Algene’s desire to shape and empower students only grew. He is a firm believer that smart studying strategies are the keys to academic success. He has spearheaded the curriculum and development team to produce teaching and lesson materials that reflect this very belief. Algene is always in search of novel and innovative ways to improve the student experience. It is his fervor for inspiring young minds that spurs him and nothing makes him happier than seeing a student enabled to succeed and empowered to excel
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Shou Yee is an alumnus of the Singapore Management University (SMU), having graduated with a double-degree from the prestigious Lee Kong Chian Scholars Programme. Prior to SMU, Shou Yee studied at Raffles Junior College and was in the pioneer batch of the Raffles Integrated Programme. Coming out into the workforce, Shou Yee took on stints in economics research and investment management before he was recruited to join UBS Wealth Management via its Graduate Talent Programme.
Shou Yee’s penchant for numbers and data has enabled him to develop strategies to effectively pinpoint recurring trends in examination questions. Along with the Mega Minds team, he introduced these into the specially-crafted syllabus to help students visualise and deconstruct challenging questions so they may adopt the best solution in their arsenal. Shou Yee believes that keeping things simple and engaging is a sure way to nurturing students’ confidence in any subject. “As students gain confidence, they will make it a personal goal to achieve better grades while growing their love for the subject even more,” relates Shou Yee who takes it upon himself to ensure all students at Mega Minds become positive learners and independent thinkers.
Dr. Boon leads the academic team in the planning and execution of Mega Minds’ philosophies, pedagogy and curriculum. He believes in inculcating in every student the ability to think and learn smart, and the development of teachers to teach smart. In particular, Dr. Boon manages the Mega Minds’ IAS-teaching approach to harness mental processes for gaining knowledge and comprehension, with a hybrid of other developmental processes including perception, memory, reasoning and problem-solving. Together with the academic management team, Dr. Boon ensures excellent execution of our programmes, with high quality class experiences and lesson materials for our students.
Prior to joining Think Teach, Dr. Boon developed much passion and gained considerable experience in academia, with his last role as head of scholar development at NUS Graduate School. He was awarded the prestigious NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences & Engineering (NGS) PhD Scholarship for research of passivated contact solar cells supported by the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister's Office Singapore. Prior to his postgraduate studies, Dr. Boon served as a naval officer with the Republic of Singapore Navy after graduating from Imperial College London with a Master of Engineering in Materials Science & Nuclear Engineering. He is also an alumni of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) and a member of the Royal School of Mines, United Kingdom.
An Economics graduate from the Singapore Management University, Jeremy was a former SAF Scholar and a captain in the Republic of Singapore Navy before he decided to embark on a career in education.
Jeremy headed the primary school programmes at a big brand enrichment centre before moving to be the principal tutor of Mega Minds. A short chat with Jeremy will reveal to you the reasons behind his meteoric rise: his passion and patience made him a favourite amongst students, and his willingness to go the extra mile warmed the hearts of parents.
Above all else, Jeremy is most proud of his role as a father of two toddlers whom he hopes will also experience the Mega Minds difference to study right and score bright.
Teacher Pei Fang is impressively one of only two teachers who specialise in PSLE English, Mathematics and Science at Mega Minds Academy. In her 11 years of teaching, she has coached countless students to love and excel the beauty of English and the simplicity of Math.
Above all, Teacher Pei Fang believes strongly in building a strong rapport with her students. This allows her to engage with them and motivate them to do better and reach for greater heights
Teacher Hui Xuan is impressively one of only two teachers who specialise in PSLE English, Mathematics and Science at Mega Minds Academy. In her 5 years of teaching, she has coached countless students to love and excel the beauty of English, the simplicity of Math and the practicality of Science.
Above all, Teacher Hui Xuan believes strongly in engaging with and motivating her students. With the right motivation, students would learn with greater ease and confidence.
Teacher Diana is a PSLE English Specialist at Mega Minds Academy. In her close to 10 years of teaching, she has helped hundreds of students appreciate and enjoy English as well as maintained an impressive distinction record.
Teacher Diana’s teaching style is spontaneous and interactive and she strives to bring life to every classroom.
A firm believer of full circle learning, she continually strives to add value and dimension in her lessons to create a purposeful and vibrant learning environment for all her students.
Teacher Shannon is a PSLE Science specialist at Mega Minds Academy, having taught P3-P6 Science for over 4 years. She is a student favourite and is regarded as an effective teacher who has an innate ability to make the difficult easy.
Teacher Shannon’s background lies in political science which she believes has helped her in imparting to her students important skills needed in tackling science questions such as critical thinking, analytical and application skills.
Teacher Kristal is a PSLE English and Math Specialist at Mega Minds Academy. Despite teaching for only 3 years, a relatively short period of time compared to her colleagues in Mega Minds, Teacher Kristal has already amassed a strong following and quickly risen to become a student favourite.
She is known for her energy, passion and humour. There is never a dull moment in her classes and students are visibly enjoying learning under her tutelage. If your child needs a teacher to motivate him or her to love and study harder for English and Math, Teacher Kristal would not disappoint.
Teacher Louie is a PSLE and O Level Math Specialist at Mega Minds Academy. In her 7 years of teaching, she has coached hundreds of students to excel and enjoy the challenge and relevance of Math. Her classes are highly interactive and engaging as she is able to provide various teaching methods of students with different abilities.
Teacher Louie is fast in pinpointing the common mistakes and would ensure that students would reach their calibre through her guidance.
Teacher Sheldon is a PSLE English and Creative Writing Specialist at Mega Minds Academy. He has been teaching for a number of years now while pursuing a degree in law from the National University of Singapore.
Thanks to the intellectual rigour of studying law, Teacher Sheldon can break down complicated ideas into concepts that students can follow and understand easily. He engages in a mix of peer learning and active recall to facilitate students’ understanding and appreciation of the topic, believing that this enhances their ability to express themselves confidently and eloquently, in speech and in writing.
Teacher Erica is a PSLE English and Creative Writing Specialist as well as the Head of Curriculum Development at Mega Minds Academy. She trained at the Ministry of Education in Hong Kong and has over 20 years of experience as a teacher and examiner in the best public schools there.
Wherever Teacher Erica teaches, she is known for being a supportive, dedicated and experienced teacher. She has a good sense of humour that makes her lessons motivating and inviting. She strongly believes that every child can be empowered to strive for excellence with the appropriate language learning techniques.