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Efficiency + Good System + Care + Mutual Trust

= Excellent tutoring

123 Math and Chess Learning Centre (formerly called Vancouver Math and Chess Learning Centre) is delicated to helping students in their math studies to:


  • Catch up and be ease with their school work

  • Get ahead to get into the program you desire and to enable a wider choice in the future 

  • Improve their problem solving abilities 


Vancouver Math and Chess Learning Centre was established in 1995. In August 1996, the second year after Vancouver Math and Chess was established, Maria Ho joined as a teacher and eventually became the co-owner in 1997. All these years, Vancouver Math and Chess provided excellent guidance and assistance to elementary and secondary school students and paved the road for them to get into BC's most prestigious private secondary schools and major universities.

In March 2006, the Vancouver Math and Chess Learning Centre Inc. was dissolved and 123 Math and Chess was formed, headed by Maria, in the hopes of continuing the excellent tutoring service provided to our students. 

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Why us?


  • 18 years of excellent tutoring service. Most of our students are by referral.

  • We help our students focus on their study and motivate them to strive for better results. High scores in Math can boost up their overall average to help them get accepted into universities.

  • Our programs which follow the guidelines of the BC Ministry of Education will efficiently supplement the regular math curriculum. The teaching materials are carefully prepared to suit individual needs.

  • We have developed workbooks through extensive research to save students' time and effort in mastering their school math subjects and boost their grades.

  • Students advance at their own pace.

  • All math classes have size limited to 4 students, allowing greater individual attention from the teacher.

  • All instructors are either certified teachers or experienced tutors with B.Sc. degrees, or specialists in their teaching subjects.

  • All classes are conducted in English.

  • Make up classes can be arranged for missed classes.

  • Students learn in a positive, supportive environment.

  • We have a proven record of success.

  • Our relationship with students has been intimate and long term. 

18 years of excellent tutoring services

We are thankful for our past and present students for their trust and support and refer their friends and school mates to join our courses. Our students mainly come from the following schools: St George, Crofton House, Little Flower Academy, York House, West Point Grey Academy, Point Grey Secondary School, Magee Secondary School, Prince of Wales, Lord Byne, University Hill, Eric Hamber, Winston Churchill, Vancouver College, and so on.

Unique programs

Our programs supplement the regular math curriculum for elementary and high school students. We have an outstanding record of helping students to achieve excellent results at private school entrance exams like SAT and PSAT, as well as entrance exams into special programs at schools, such as enrichment class, or accelerated class, AP class, Honour class, IB class, and so on.

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