Tell us about yourself?
Ingel is an expert in tutoring and he has been teaching for over 14 years in JC/IP/IB/Poly for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
What do you think is the single biggest misconception people have when it comes to startups?
People think starting up a business is easy, especially when they have observed others acquiring success.
If you could go back in time to any moment from your journey, and give yourself one tip, what would it be?
A nice tip would be to acquire future-proof skills that will continue to be in demand for years to come.
What makes you stand out as an entrepreneur?
I’m versatile and able to teach more than one subject. I cover Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Marketing, Programming and other related fields.
What are some of the best working habits you’ve gained over the past couple of years?
I hardly procrastinate and stick closely to a schedule. I always think about solving problems in the most efficient manner.
Give us a bit of an insight into the influences behind the company?
The direction of the business is driven by market trends and demands. We’ll go where the demand is, and fulfil them.
Where do you see your business in five years?
I see my business becoming a household name and my services benefiting a larger segment of the population.
What do you think the biggest challenge will be for you in getting there?
The tuition industry is highly competitive and dynamic. Naturally, there will be others who are better in convincing customers that they have better offerings.
Talk to us about your biggest success story so far?
My biggest success story is to help a class of students improve by an average of 4 grades for their national examinations.
How do clients and customers find you? Are you much of a salesperson for yourself?
Clients, parents and students find me mainly due to referrals from previous customers. I am not much of salesperson myself as I rely more on word of mouth.
What one tip would you give to fellow startup founders?
Perserve, perserve and perserve. Most startup founders tend to give up early in their ventures and do not see the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
And finally, what do you hope the future brings both you personally, and your business?
I hope my business will continue to grow and benefit more students, and increase the average national proficiency.