Welcome to The Alternative Education.

We provide educational therapy to students with special needs including dyslexia, Asperger’s and ADHD.

They often have trouble focusing in the traditional classroom and have problems learning effectively.

We provide a different learning experience by using multisensory techniques, where they can touch, hear, and see different objects we use to teach every lesson. This caters to children who have a kinesthetic, visual, and auditory learning styles.

Our educational therapists all have several years of experience in helping kids with special needs and can provide our resume upon request.


We offer a wide range of services for both on-site tutoring and home tutoring.

For our on-site tutoring at Jurong East, we offer:

  • Primary Maths
  • Primary English
  • Secondary English (N(T), N(A), Express)
  • Lower Secondary Mathematics (N(T), N(A), Express)
  • N Level Combined Science (Physics/Chemistry)

For our home tutoring service, we offer:



Rachel Tan is the founder of The Alternative Education and was a former Senior Educational Therapist with the Dyslexia Association of Singapore and has 7 years of experience working with children with special needs ranging from dyslexia, ADHD, Asperger’s, Speech and Language Impairment and autism.

She has a Postgraduate Certificate in Specific Learning Differences from the London Metropolitan University to equip her to understand and teach students with special needs. In addition, she has also obtained a Professional Certificate in Numeracy Support from the Dyslexia Association of Singapore that gave her the ability to apply multi-sensory methods of learning for kids with dyslexia.

Her informative articles on dyslexia have been published on popular online publications such as Kiasu Parents, Singapore Motherhood, and Kids & Parenting respectively.

She has a network of special needs tutors who are dedicated to helping your child.

As education in Singapore proceeds at a breakneck speed, it disadvantages students with special needs.

As such, we aim to help preschoolers and primary school students learn in a fun and engaging way. Also we seek break down difficult concepts in English, Mathematics and Science for secondary school students.

Our tutors have been thoroughly trained at the Dyslexia Association of Singapore and are highly qualified to help your child achieve his or her full potential.



Address: 319 Jurong East Street 31, #01-58, Singapore (600319)

*Please make an appointment with us before coming to our centre.


Nearest MRT: Chinese Garden [EW25]

  • Turn right to Exit A and walk in the direction of the MRT track until you reach a traffic light.
  • Cross the road and walk through the stops until you see Jurong East Stadium on the other side. You will see Block 316 right beside it as well as the carpark entrance. Follow the straight path into the carpark and straight to Block 319.


Buses available:

98, 98M, 99, 157, 185, 187, 198, 334, 502

Directions from Bus Stop 28491:

  • Look for Block 320.
  • Walk through to Block 319 from the left.
  • Alternatively, walk through Block 318 on the right to reach Block 319.
  • Or, cut through the carpark to reach Block 319 directly.


To contact us, simply fill in the following details and click “Submit”.

Alternatively, you can contact us at +65 8749 2441 through a call, Whatsapp, or SMS.


Rachel is someone who is patient, helpful, trustworthy and accommodative to my child’s needs. Thanks for your help and I would highly recommend those who would like to engage her services ☺

– Lilys Amirah, mother of a 8 year-old son with dyslexia

Patient and trustworthy


“Thank you for being my tutor. Without your teaching I don’t think I can achieve this. 😭😭😭” D. Chia, Secondary 3 student

Thank you for being my tutor!