About Us

A Primary Math Centre Specialising In Problem Sum Skills
We make problem sums easy for parents to teach and students to learn


Learning Out Of The Box is a primary math learning centre and book publisher and we specialise in making problem sums easier for students to learn and parents to teach.

Our goal is to make your child’s PSLE Math exam preparation less stressful, more enjoyable and much more effective by helping them score the biggest chunk of marks when they master problem sums.

Help your child get better grades for their Math exams

It is only natural that parents worry about how their child will fare, and think about stocking up on assessment books, stepping up on revision hours, at the risk of burning out their child — and their relationship with their child — during this increasingly competitive landscape.

But… what if there was a way to alleviate that stress for not only your child, but you as well?

What if your child could cruise through this otherwise stressful period with confidence?

What if you could be assured that he will return from each exam hall with the results you both are proud of?

Most importantly, what if you were able to ride through this milestone and come out of it closer to your child than ever before?

End your painful search for suitable tutors and solutions by working with us!

Learning Out of the Box has a unique Math programme which empowers Primary school students and their parents to work towards excelling in their PSLE Mathematics examinations by mastering smarter and more effective problem sums solving skills and processes.

Based on the very best examination strategies that top PSLE students personally use, and amplified with psychological influences, the programme ensures your child will not only achieve better grades, but fall in love with Math, too!

The best part — this is a permanent change that will accompany them throughout Secondary School and even beyond!

Our Math Problem Sums Programme

The Learning Out of the Box Math Programmes & Learning Materials focuses on 3 important key elements on developing your child holistically:

– CONCEPTS: Learning the must-know 11 problem sums types or concepts
– PROCESSES: Imparting 5-step key processes to effectively solve problem sums
– SKILLSETS: Mastering 6 essential skills to better tackle problem sums

Our programmes and learning materials can help you guide your child to realise and tap into his or her inner strengths through self-motivation.

This will drastically improve his or her test and examination results.

Best of all, because your child learns the why and how of Math, this new-found superpower will remain with them for life!

Our Programs & Books

Math Assessment Programme (MAP) is a compulsory module for new students enrolling into LOB’s regular lessons.

Classes are conducted for: Primary 3-4 and Primary 5-6

Lessons are conducted in a slower and more relaxing manner so that your child can better understand the lessons while gradually building his/her interest and confidence in solving problem sums.

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Regular lessons are conducted in a fun and engaging style so that your child can better involved in the lessons and understand the problem sums concepts and solving skills while gradually building his interest and confidence in solving problem sums.

Pre-Requisite: Your child has completed MAP.

Please drop us an email to find out more.

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One of our Other Programs, the Concepts-Processes-Skills Course (CPS), is a heavy content-packed problem sums strategy PLUS motivational course where your child learn 12 level 1/2 concepts, 5 important processes and 6 must-know skills (including self-motivational to be self-directed learner).

Contact us for future dates/programs.

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Visit our library of P1 to P6 strategy and assessment books tested and proven to have helped parents teach their children and children to self-revise from the comfort of home.

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Our Founder

Learning Out Of The Box is founded by John Yeo, an education specialist and an entrepreneur who also has 7 years’ experience in family-based social work. Having coached thousands of children and worked with their parents, he focuses on what he loves most: Motivating Students Using Effective & Creative Study Strategies.

Since 2004, he has worked with more than 10,000 families.

Armed with an honours degree in Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and a graduate diploma in social work from National University of Singapore, John has been coaching students in Mathematics at both Primary and Secondary levels.

He also works with youth on life skills training to prepare them for their future, covering areas such as time management, problem-solving, planning and prioritisation and character development.

As the Chief Math Trainer of LOB, John has ran many programmes for students, parents and even MOE teachers. The programmes include group coaching classes, Math camps, PSLE Math workshops and school training for Math teachers, HODs and VP.

He has constantly reinforced LOB’s curriculum over the years and it has been proven to help students who fail Math to score distinctions in months or less.

What makes John’s coaching stands out is his passion and drive to coach young students to better manage their fear and dislike for Maths, and transform them into motivated, confident students who look forward to take on the challenges of Maths problem sums.



John has also spoken at the same parenting seminar with Tony Buzan.

Tony Buzan is the world-renowned inventor of Mind Mapping and expert on the brain, memory, speed reading, creativity and innovation.

This initiative has brought the attention of the media, and they are featured on AsiaOne and The New Paper as well.

He has also been featured by both international and local media such as CCTV News (China), TV Tokyo, Channel 8 News, The Straits Times, The New Paper, Shin Min Daily News, Lianhe Wanbao, My Paper, Mother & Baby, theasianparent.com, Nanyang Chronicle, Xobon magazine and his story can be found on AsiaOne, CNNiReport, PRWeb.com and many others. He has also been contacted by BBC World TV and Ch 5 Talking Point for interviews.

What Vice Principals, Teachers & Tutors Say About Our Work


Increase Your Child's Math Score, Eagerness to Study & Self Confidence Now:

We will explain how to boost your child’s Math grades in just 20 minutes… for free!

Just let us know how we can contact you in the form on the right.

Here’s what parents who received this 20-minute complimentary session had to say:

“…Regina scored 80 for her CA1 Maths…improved by over 42 marks from 38/100 from P5 SA2 last year…”
– Grace (mother)

“…Jemus scored 71 for his P6 CA1, up from 44 in P5 SA2. He had never scored above 70 for Maths previously…”
– Susan (mother)

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