3 Best Abacus Tutorials in Cebu City

When you heard the word “Abacus”, what is the first thing that comes into your mind?.
People would say ” What is that?.” “I don’t know Abacus.”, “It came from China.” and lastly “How to use that?.”

For now, many people don’t know Abacus and its function especially here in the Philippines, where Abacus Education is not introduced or practiced.

In some countries, Math subject is being taught through memorization only while in Abacus Education, the child has its own goal to achieve and to accomplish it by themselves. They are taught to be independent. It improves child’s mental capacity, thinking skills and creativity.

Some people thought “Why not put an Abacus School in the Philippines?.”
From then on, Abacus schools were built in the Philippines, especially here in Cebu City.

So, there are 3 Abacus School in Cebu City. They teach the importance of it and how the child improves their skills. These schools are CMA Mental Arithmetic, iBrain Learning Center, and IPPO Japanese Math School.

This article will explain each school and their other details. So, let’s start with CMA.

What is CMA Mental Arithmetic?

CMA was founded by Mr. Tai Chiang Ching. CMA is a total brain development program which is designed to develop highest learning capability of the child. It aims to promote mental capacity, enhance memory skills, increase concentration and the creativity of the child. The teaching is based on the CMA curriculum where students with different ages are integrated into the same class activity. Lessons are designed to be fun and easy for the child to enjoy while learning.

CMA has 4 Program Offered:

  1. Kindy Course – (2.5-4 years old)
  2. Kinder Course – (4-7 years old)
  3. Primary Course – (7-13 years old)
  4. Teen/ Adult Course (13-83 years old)

CMA Class Schedule

10:30 am-12:00nn10:30 am- 12:00 nn10:30 am- 12:00nn10:30 am- 12:00 nn10:30 am- 12:00nn 8:45 am- 10:15 am
1:00 pm -2:30 pm1:00 pm -2:30 pm1:00 pm -2:30 pm1:00 pm -2:30 pm1:00 pm -2:30 pm10:30 am- 12:00nn
2.45 pm – 4:15 pm2.45 pm – 4:15 pm2.45 pm – 3:45 pm2.45 pm – 4:15 pm2.45 pm – 4:15 pm1:00 pm -2:30 pm
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm4:30 pm – 6:00 pm4:00 pm – 5:30 pm4:30 pm – 6:00 pm4:30 pm – 6:00 pm2.45 pm – 4:15 pm
6:15 pm – 7:45 pm6:15 pm – 7:45 pm6:15 pm – 7:45 pm6:15 pm – 7:45 pm6:15 pm – 7:45 pm4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
  • 1 Session = 1.5 Hours

CMA Estimated Tuition Fee:

Duration of LessonRegistration
(incl. course materials)
Regular ModuleFlexible Module
1.5 HoursPhp. 2.500.00Php. 4,200.00Php. 2,800.00

Regular Module: Eight (8) session within 30 days or less, class schedule in twice a week and up. Two (2) make-up and advanced sessions are allowed with 24 hours prior notice. Book allocation: 4 books

Flexible Module: Four (4) sessions within 30 days, class schedule is once a week and up. All sessions can be rescheduled with 24 hours prior notice and subject to availability of classes. One (1) make up class is allowed. Book allocation: 2 books

More Details

Location: #26 Ma. Cristina Extension, Brgy Camputhaw, Cebu City, Philippines
Tel No: 032-5832-8754/511-4477
Email: sacredheart@cma.ph
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CMASacredHeart/

For more information about CMA Mental Arithmetic: http://www.cma.ph/

What is iBrain Learning Center?

iBrain is the company that discovers and nurture your children’s multiple intelligence and makes them the smartest they can be. Like any other tutorial school, iBrain provided good quality of education to children. They offered Preschool, Tutorial, and Abacus Lesson. Their Abacus class lesson is affiliated with a well known Abacus tutorial school which the SIP Academy.  Their lessons are fun for the kids to enjoy.

What is SIP Academy?

SIP Academy Philippines Corp. is a company that invests in timely and proven to improved child’s mental capacity, character formation, and their creative side. They believe that the progress of the nation is through the progress of the child. Their vision is to provide high quality and enjoyable educational programs to kids. It enhances their mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being as unique individuals.
For more information about SIP Academy: http://www.sipabacus.com/

iBrain offered 5 classes

  1.  Playgroup (1 -2 years old)
  2. Nursery 1  (2.5 years old by October)
  3. Nursery 2  (3 years old by October)
  4. Kinder 1  (4 years old by October)
  5. Kinder 2 (5 years old by October)

 iBrain Summer Courses

  1. Tiny Tots ( 1.5 – 2 years old)
  2. Little Hands Workshop ( 2 – 3 years old)
  3. iRead  ( 3 – 5 years old)
  4. Abacus Junior Summer Camp ( 4 – 6 years old)
  5. SIP Abacus Mental Math (5- above years old)

iBrain Class Schedule and Tuition Fee

Monthly Tuition: 1,800peso/Month
Class Schedule: 10:00-12:00 on Saturday

More Details

Venue: inside iBrain Learning Center
Location: Andres, Abellana corner Julio Diaz Streets, Guadalupe, Cebu City

Tel No: 032-516-1218/418-0262

For more information about iBrain Learning Center: Call to 032-516-1218/418-0262

What is IPPO Japanese Math School?

IPPO is a franchise from the company Ishido-shiki. IPPO was established last October 2016 here in Cebu City and it is the first branch in the Philippines. It aims to enhance students thinking skills, concentration, and memory skills. In every lesson, students with different ages are also integrated into the same class session. They can choose what time and date they want. IPPO’s curriculum is based on Ishido-shiki’s curriculum, where they adopted the small step method curriculum and image control method to nurture self-confidence and motivation and had developed their own teaching method. Lessons are also designed to be fun and easy for students while learning Abacus.

IPPO has 3 Course Offered:

  1. Twice A Week Course
  2. Thrice A Week Course
  3. Free Course

IPPO Class Schedule

TUE: 15:00-18:55   WED: 15:00-18:55   FRI: 15:00-18:55   SAT: 10:00-15:00
*55 minutes per session.

*NO CLASSES on Regular Holidays, Special Non-working Holidays.
*Local Holidays are also observed.
*Regular Schedule may be subject to change during Christmas and Summer Breaks.

IPPO Tuition Fee


  • All prices are inclusive of 12% VAT
  • Registration Fee is paid in full upon enrollment.
  • Abacus Set is paid in full upon enrollment.
  • Monthly Tuition includes a Textbook fee
  • Security Deposit is required.
  • Examination Fee is charged every exam taken.
  • You can make use of “Study Leave System”=500pesos/month (Max: 2-month)
  • Initial Payments are non-refundable.

More Details

Location: 2nd Floor, 1830 South, R. Arcenas St, Banawa, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu, Philippines
Tel No: 032-234-3536 / 0956 2773 873
Contact Person:Teacher Paulin
Email: info@ippo-abacus.com
Office Hours:
Sun & Mon : Close
Tue & Wed & Fri :
Sat :

For more information about IPPO Japanese Math: https://ippo-abacus.com/


  • To sum up, Abacus Education is very useful. It improves child’s ability and capacity. It also uses the left and right side of the brain. These are the benefits of learning Abacus.


  1. Develops Focus and Concentration
  2. Creativity
  3. Enhance memory
  4. Cultivate patience
  5. Manages one’s self
  • Learning Abacus is fun and enjoyable to kids.

If you want to improves your child’s Mental Capacity just choose from this 3 Abacus School, they will provide you with a good result.
Let’s do Abacus Together!

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Hi! My name is Richel. I am one of the teacher here in IPPO. Let's do Abacus together and hope you enjoy reading the article. Thank you!! 🙂

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