About Us

MindGym Inc. is a lifelong learning center engaged in:

  • intensive coaching for the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET)
  • memory improvement
  • academic tutorials
  • reviews for entrance tests
  • basic art and design
  • Filipino Sign Language (FSL)
  • customized corporate workshops

MindGym was conceived in 2008 by your coaches, Albert and Alice. It was the product of their desire to help teachers who failed in the LET, and as such was designed to provide review and tutorial services for LET takers. It also offered training for memory and study skills improvement for school children as a proactive alternative to traditional academic tutorials.

MindGym was founded by a powerful team of business, public administration, research, and arts and education professionals, most of whom trace their roots to the education sector.

At MindGym, excellence, responsibility, creativity, friendship, family, and goodness are core values.

MindGym challenges its learners to achieve peak results in the LET board exams, at school, and at work. From late 2009 up to March 2018, MindGym empowered 130 teachers-topnotchers; achieved an 88% to 96% passing rate in the LET (vis-a-vis the 19% to 34% passing rate nationwide); inspired budding visual artists to launch their one-man and group art exhibits; enabled students to excel beyond their parents’ expectations; and empowered teachers to be the best in their schools and communities.

In 2012, MindGym pioneered an online LET review program, My Review Coach or MRC, to reach out to aspiring teachers in the provinces and overseas. The passing rate of MRC reviewees has averaged from 80% to 85%, with a total of 32 garnering topnotcher ranks.

Coaches at MindGym design courses that are strategically relevant to the needs of different learners. They are passionate about teaching and sharing their knowledge, experience, and skills in their fields of expertise, in the roads that they have taken, and in the play grounds where they had fun learning. You can, therefore, expect each course at MindGym to be as unique as the coaches that design it and the group that attends it, to be fun and out-of-the-box, and to be memorable to last one’s learning life (which is, a lifetime).

MindGym aspires to be an agent of change through the promotion of lifelong learning and greatness in teaching. It has seen its seeds sprouting along this line as former LET reviewees (now licensed professional teachers) come back to coach and inspire new LET takers, and to gratefully share teacher-stories of how they have touched a student’s life in their own ways a la MindGym.

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Meet the educators

Coaches A & A during our 2018 March LET Power Coaching

Mo/am Alice, September 2008 LET

MindGym Coach and Educational Administrator

Alice wished to be a doctor, became an energy economist, but ended up in the golden wonderland of teaching with MindGym.

For two decades, Alice served as a power and energy economist and a corporate planner in the public sector. After her early retirement, she became a multitasking Jill-of-all-trades: a media researcher, a medical transcription editor, a micro-entrepreneur in direct selling, a food franchisee, a financial consultant, and business center owner. Having tried these professional paths in the past, Alice finally found her life purpose at the age of 51—teaching, mentoring, and coaching Filipino teachers. She is a Licensed Professional Teacher.

Though she never dreamed of pursuing a teaching career, she has had random stints in corporate training, adult education, non-formal teach-ins, and school administration locally and overseas (even before earning her professional education units). Her varied experience in the government, business and training sectors have been handy in starting up and molding MindGym into a lifelong learning center that provides its students and employees with high-impact learning experiences and memorable life milestones.

Alice holds a degree in Business Economics, a Certificate in Professional Education from UP, and an MBA from De La Salle University. She finished two international courses: Energy Policy and Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and Medical Transcription from the San Jose State University, and has been accredited as a Certified Special Events Professional since 2014.

She envisions MindGym as a prosperous dynamic social enterprise with a big heart. She exudes motherly warmth and care to every reviewer, coach, and staff which comes her way. As a LET coach and writer of LET review materials for the almost nine years, she has invigorated her lessons by infusing practical tips not only for LET success but for a life of significance as a Filipino teacher.

Alice is a mom-for-all-seasons to her artistic grown-up kids Aaron and Aleli, whom she still fondly calls her “little twin stars.” As the current Education Administrator and a Director of MindGym Inc., she is a mo/am (mom/madam) to thousands of teachers and students who have considered MindGym as their second home.

At 60, Alice vows to be a lifelong learner and to remain forever young as a teacher-coach.

Albert A. Basa, Top 3, April 2009 LET

MindGym Coach and Associate Educational Director

Albert’s mom, a public school teacher, inspired him to embark on the path of teaching. At ten years old, he became a religion teacher in his hometown’s catechetical ministry. The joy he found in teaching pushed him to pursue volunteer work as a youth empowerment and community theater mentor for the next decade.

Albert has an undergraduate (cum laude, from UP Diliman) and master’s degree in Public Administration as well as credentials in philosophy and the drafting arts. He is almost done with his dissertation about collaborative management of the Philippine education sector for his Doctors in Public Administration at UP (general weighted average equivalent to summa cum laude). In April 2009, after a Certificate program in Professional Education (CPE) in UP Diliman, he took the LET and emerged as top 3 among thousands of examinees. Since then, he has been coaching aspiring professional teachers and developing LET review materials at MindGym.

Albert taught Communication Arts at the Center for Culinary Arts (CCA) and Innovations Management for the MBA Program of Victoria University, Switzerland, which is offered by the Gates Professional School in Quezon City. His fascination with memory techniques led him to develop his own memory training courses, which allowed him to be featured in several local TV shows.

His passion for teaching and public service was put into practice as a Political Affairs Officer at the House of Representatives, where he supervised congressional interns. He also worked as a Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) Specialist at Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

He is a government policy analyst working closely with DepEd, Commision on Higher Education, and TESDA on topics related to work-based learning systems, the Philippine Qualifications Framework (PQF), and the K-12 program. From 2014 to 2015, Albert was the Philippine representative to the Regional Policy Dialogues on Education and Training held in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and South Korea. He was also part of the Philippine delegation that attended the Final ASEAN Regional TVET Conference hosted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

In December 2015, he presented the Philippine education system at the intercessional meeting of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Ministers in Paris, France. He also served as a consultant for the German organization GIZ in the development of regional core standards for TVET trainers in the ASEAN region.

At present, Albert is a Director and LET coach at MindGym Inc., an innovator who keeps MindGym relevant and fun at all times.

Follow Coach Albert’s Twitter account here.

Coach Melane Manalo

Melane Manalo, Top 3, April 2010 LET

MindGym Coach

Melane’s first teaching experience goes as far back as her second grade—she would play teacher to her classmates during lunch breaks. Her parents recall even earlier episodes of Melane at around four years old asking their friends to pose as students while she appeared to “lecture.”

Fast forward, after completing her undergraduate degree in Public Administration at the University of the Philippines Diliman, she felt she cannot leave the classroom yet and decided to pursue teaching at the tertiary level. While handling classes in a private school in Batangas, she enrolled in professional education courses at UP, which allowed her to take the Licensure Examination for Teachers later in April 2010.

“Professional education provided me with some insight on how to make the learning process for the teacher and the learner more productive and engaging. Hopefully I can slowly apply those theories in classes,” she said.

Melane received her first masters degree on Philippine Studies from UP Diliman last 2011. More recently this year, she has been awarded with the coveted Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree scholarship where she took up her second masters degree, Education Policies for Global Development, at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain.

At present, she is part of MindGym in its mission of helping other teachers realize their goals. When not busy, Melane takes the time to learn from backpacking around Asia, watching television series, and taking brief walks outdoors.

63 Responses to About Us

  1. irene quintin 2010/04/02 at 3:47 pm #

    do you have summer workshops in graphic arts/design for 13yr. olds? thanks.

    • MindGym 2010/05/10 at 9:31 pm #

      Thanks for enrolling Diego at our summer art workshop for teens at our Loyola branch. He is a very creative boy and has shown his potential in the line of visual arts.

  2. Margeo Yleana 2010/09/21 at 3:26 pm #

    Hi! naemail nyo na po ba yung answer key para sa prof ed? Thanks po.

    • MindGym 2010/09/21 at 4:18 pm #

      @margeo yleana: you are welcome. hope you make the most of the remaining days to review for the LET. You can do it!

  3. AJ 2010/10/21 at 9:37 pm #

    Hi, i want to enroll my 6 year old daughter in your art class. kindly provide schedule and fees. thanks

    • MindGym 2010/10/22 at 2:51 pm #

      @aj: Summer Art Workshop for young learners will start first week of April (yo be announced next year). Cost for 10-day workshop is P4,000 if attended at the MindGym centers in Project 4 or Loyola Heights. If conducted for a group of at least 5 students outside MindGym, cost is P 5000. Early bird discount is 10%.

  4. Jean 2011/01/12 at 7:31 pm #

    Hello its my first time to be here, good day just wanna ask if merong summer art workshop this summer 2011. i am 16 years old and I think I have skill in drawing but hindi ko pa nadevelop. Can I still join here? Btw yung art class niyo po ba includes charcoal drawing or its only painting? Thanks in advance. 🙂

    • MindGym 2011/01/17 at 1:30 pm #

      @jean: we sent you a private message. See you this summer

  5. mitcelle c dail 2011/03/04 at 9:05 am #

    thank toy maam. review for teacher education

    • MindGym 2011/03/14 at 1:35 pm #

      @mitchelle: hope you can visit us before you take your LET. Allow us to increase your chances of passing;)

  6. Lars Dao Borado 2011/03/26 at 6:25 pm #

    good day! just want to inquire bout ur LET Review for the coming exam this September 2011…ur schedule, fees and requirements…thanks…GOD Bless!

    • MindGym 2011/03/29 at 12:06 am #

      @Lars Dao Borado: first batch will start mid-May; 17-day coaching costs P6000. See you at MindGym.

  7. sam 2011/04/16 at 11:21 am #

    hello Ms. Alice! I’d like to make a reservation for the 2nd batch starting on July 9, 2011. Kindly email me bank details and procedure. thanks!

    • MindGym 2011/04/18 at 1:06 am #

      @ sam: hope you got our email. see you at MindGym soon:)

  8. danilo toledo 2011/06/17 at 9:31 pm #

    tnx puh sa mindgym…dami nyo po naitulong for me to pass the let…

    • MindGym 2011/06/20 at 10:58 am #

      @danilo toledo: We are happy to be part of your journey to success. Move forward teacher Dan and make Mathematics a “loveable” subject to the students that you will be teaching. See you again soon:)

    • MindGym 2011/06/22 at 11:48 am #

      @dan toledo: You are welcome. See you again soon. Always practice what you learned at MindGym.

  9. Ellen Lim 2011/07/04 at 7:05 pm #

    Hi! Do you have a branch in Baguio City? Do you have reviews for weekends only? Do you still accept enrolees?

    • MindGym 2011/07/05 at 10:52 am #

      Hi Ellen! We only have review in Quezon City right now. Yes we still have openings for our classes if you’re in Manila. Please contact us through the details here details! Thanks!

  10. josie tamises 2011/07/08 at 1:03 pm #

    meron po b kyo branch mlapit d2 s dasma cavite?

  11. delly catampungan 2011/11/15 at 2:30 pm #

    meron po b kau review every weekend,like ko dn sana tutor eh..

    • MindGym 2011/11/16 at 7:45 am #

      Hi Delly! What review are you referring to? Our LET sessions will be held every weekend. To register, please call us at 437-58-80 🙂 We also have tutorials and memory classes during the weekend as well.

  12. myra a celana 2011/11/18 at 7:56 pm #

    do you have a review center in lucena city cause im interested.

    • MindGym 2011/11/19 at 8:52 am #

      Currently we don’t have a review center in Lucena, however we can refer you to our online review. It’s at http://www.myreviewcoach.com, where we offer drills and resources for review for General and Professional Education subjects. Hope you can check it out!

  13. Anne 2011/11/22 at 7:16 am #

    Hello MindGym!

    I’m interested in online LET review course you are offering. But I wonder, what’s the difference between online review and offline review. Can we get the same materials? Is it as good as on-site review?

    And by the way, for the on-site review, do you offer a review which will be done on Saturday only?

    Many Thanks,

    Anne

    • MindGym 2011/11/22 at 4:42 pm #

      Hi Anne!

      While a huge portion of the drills and resources are similar between the two, the offline/face-to-face review is more updated. Interactions between students and coaches in the classes add in rich tidbits, insights, and personal tips that are not as readily accessible in the online review. If you’re from Manila and near Quezon City, we recommend that you take our classes instead. Our online review is best for reviewees who could not physically be there in the center (ie, they’re from the province or have work/home responsibilities they can’t leave).

      For more information about our classes, you might want to view posts here or in our Facebook page.

      Our review sessions will be held both Saturdays and Sundays starting January 7, 2012, which makes up for the accumulated 17 sessions in time for the exam on March 12. This is the best pace we can offer to cover all the topics in the TOS extensively. If you can allot the 9am to 6pm time of your weekends this January to March, that could be one of your greatest personal investment towards earning your teacher’s license 🙂

  14. She 2012/02/08 at 4:15 pm #

    I’m amazed! I was encouraged and inspired to enroll for LET REVIEW there..just want to inquire about the schedule,fees and requirements for LET Review…thank you and Godbless!!!

  15. Real 2012/03/02 at 1:49 pm #

    Hello MindGym!

    I’m interested in online LET review..are you still offering it?…
    do you offer a review which will be done on Saturday only?

    • MindGym 2012/03/05 at 4:13 pm #

      Hi Real,

      Yes our online review is still open. Our September 2012 batch will start receiving sign-ups on March 12, 2012, right after the March LET 🙂

      Our online review course, MyReviewCoach, includes drills and resources for General and Professional Education for the LET. We have a 10-week program that you can follow at your own pace, though we recommend that you give time a few hours a day to make sure that you’re ready in time for the exam. For more details, you may browse our site at http://www.myreviewcoach.com

      Each access is good for 6 months so you may register as early as this month to make the most of your time!

      As for LET review for Saturdays – our live review for the September 2012 batch will begin around June-July. Classes are held on Saturdays and Sundays, 9am to 6pm. Are you interested to join this as well? More details about our live review here: http://www.mindgymphilippines.com/course-offerings/let-review/

  16. armi 2012/04/20 at 1:06 pm #

    To whom it may concern,
    Greetings! This is Armi. Do you happen to have any branch somewhere in Commonwealth?
    How much is the tuition fee? Are there any schedules available on the weekdays? How many hours per session? Thank you very much. God bless your company. Armi

    • MindGym 2012/04/20 at 2:07 pm #

      Hi Armi!

      Our center is near the Cubao-Katipunan Quezon City area and it’ll be great if we can see you in our classes there.

      As for the tuition fee, which service were you inquiring about again? 🙂 For LET review, we currently only have weekends schedule. However if we get enough students, we can open a weekday review batch. Tuition is 7k inclusive of 18 sessions (inc Majorship and 3-day Final Coaching), materials, as well as our new LET book. Classes are held Sat-Sun, 9am to 7pm. You may view our calendar for more details: (see LET Review entries: http://bit.ly/MindGymCalendar)

      Please call us at 437-5880 to sign-up for the LET review. Hope to hear from you soon!

  17. Gilbert Joseph Abueg 2012/05/21 at 7:05 am #

    Good day. I would like to inquire if you still have an available position for a Mathematics coach/lecturer. I am a former instructor of the University of the Philippines in Diliman. Thank you very much.

    • MindGym 2012/05/21 at 5:39 pm #

      Hi Gilbert! Kindly email us at mindgym.inc@gmail.com your resume. We are constantly on the lookout/pooling for guest lecturers. Hope to hear from you soon!

  18. Lea R. Tuvieron 2013/03/10 at 7:00 pm #

    Hi… what is the schedule of your LET review for the applicants who want to take LET this coming Sept.
    thanks…

    • MindGym 2013/03/11 at 10:59 am #

      Hi Lea, thanks for your interest in joining us 🙂 We’re currently finalizing our summer sched and registration will begin this April. We’ll use your email to contact you as soon as it’s open 🙂

  19. raquel 2013/03/10 at 8:30 pm #

    Good Day ! I am major in home management but i took Sped major durig my M.A. I am now planning to take exam can I major in special education? And just want to kno whow much is your tuition in LET review, thanks and God bless po!

    • MindGym 2013/03/11 at 11:00 am #

      Hi Raquel, thanks for your interest in joining us 🙂 It’s Php 7,000, all in for 18 whole-day review sessions, and 4 books. You may check out the full package at http://www.mindgymphilippines.com/letreview

      We’re currently finalizing our summer sched. Registration will begin this April. We’ll use your email to contact you as soon as it’s open ok?

  20. julie 2013/08/17 at 8:16 pm #

    hi, pwede pa po ba mag enroll for online review? sa september 2013 exam ko po…

  21. KRISLER R. ROSARIO 2014/04/24 at 5:30 pm #

    How much po ang fee for review?

  22. Juhi Gupta 2014/08/27 at 1:33 pm #

    Hi,

    What is your average batch size? Is one-to one teaching available?

    • MindGym 2014/09/01 at 10:27 pm #

      Hi Juhi, our LET review batch size varies from 30-70 or more, depending on the class schedule. One-to-one review is available though it’s subject to the coaches’ availability. Please call us at 4375880/9860944 for further inquiries 🙂 Hope you can join us!

  23. Brenda 2014/09/18 at 1:16 pm #

    Hi, I’m Bren and I’m hearing so many good things about your review center. I’m looking for the best review center because I want to ace the LET Board Exam. Please provide me info for January and August 2015 LET Board Exam. I am still in the state of indecision whether I will take it this January or August. Thank you so much.

    • MindGym 2014/09/24 at 8:18 pm #

      Hi Brenda! You may check out information about our 2015 LET review here: http://www.mindgymphilippines.com/letreview

      Choosing between the January or August LET is a matter of life priorities. The earliest time you can take the LET, the better.. so you can pursue your educator dreams earlier as well 🙂

  24. Jesil 2014/10/28 at 9:54 pm #

    Hi, good evening po! ask ko lang if, open po ba kau ng weekends? bibili po kasi ng ng book letters choice warm- ups P395.00… thanks po.

    • MindGym 2014/10/28 at 10:45 pm #

      Hi Jesil, yes we are open on Saturday, 11am onwards 😀 You might want to take the LET diagnostic exam when you pick up the book (free for book-buyers / LET reviewees who will study with us); bring your pencil, calculator, 1×1/2×2 ID pic. See you!

  25. Rhea 2014/11/01 at 9:43 am #

    Dear Mindgym:
    Good day, I am Rhea and I’m interesting to get some materials to help me to my Let preparation including my field of specialization please let me know what should I do 🙂
    Thank you and more power .

    P.S
    I am Physical Science major

  26. rinafiel 2014/11/13 at 2:24 pm #

    good day sir/madam,
    I am Rinafiel ,,I want to confirm that online review is worth of 2,950?

  27. alona 2015/01/22 at 8:59 am #

    ask KO LNG po if meron po kaung branch along sta. Rosa Laguna.thank’s

    • MindGym 2015/01/22 at 6:35 pm #

      Hi Alona!

      Our review center is currently only in Quezon City 🙂 Though we do consider students like you from the province and how we can share our service. We created these alternatives for those physically far from our center that you could use:

      1) Online LET Review – MyReviewCoach.com – Our Php 2,950 basic online LET review package includes any time, any day, as-much-as-you-can online access to the following:

      – Introductory documents in how to use the online course
      – Review drills and resources for General Education, Professional Education, and your Majorship
      – Final Mock LET
      – Monthly pre-scheduled Skype chat
      – Consultations with MindGym coaches and your co-reviewees
      – Batch forum

      Please check it out at http://www.myreviewcoach.com

      2) LET Reviewer Book 1 – You might be interested to purchase this book instead? 🙂 It’s GenEd+ProfEd drills plus lots of LET-taking tips which will be a valuable addition to your ongoing review as attested by those who have the book and took the exam (check out their testimonials here: http://bit.ly/KubMIc)
      ORDER here: http://www.mindgymphilippines.com/letreviewer

      3) Go to Manila to join our LET Majorship / Specialization weekend (http://www.mindgymphilippines.com/letspecialization) and Three-Day Intensive Final Coaching LET refresher (http://www.mindgymphilippines.com/letrefresher)

      Hope this helps you decide! Let us know if you still have any questions.

  28. Iana Cristine Serrano 2015/03/19 at 11:49 am #

    Hello good day!

    I would like to inquire for LET REVIEW? How much po?

    • MindGym 2015/03/19 at 7:59 pm #

      Hi Iana,

      Thank you for your interest in joining us! Our LET review for September 2015 is now ongoing (schedules to be announced soon). Our regular rate is Php 8,000 but we have an ongoing early bird promo rate!

      For our 2015 September Licensure Examination Teachers Review, save Php 1,000 when you register on or before March 31, 2015.

      Get a FURTHER Php 500 off if you register with a barkada (5 or more members).

      Give your friends the gifts of HUGE SAVINGS and A QUALITY LET REVIEW EXPERIENCE.. so please share!

      Know more about MindGym’s LET review program: http://www.mindgymphilippines.com/letreview

      You may also contact us via our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/mindgymphilippines

  29. nelda 2015/04/16 at 10:26 am #

    ask k lng po kng meron kayong branch d2 sa tacloban city thnks po…

    • MindGym 2015/04/17 at 1:16 pm #

      Hi Nelda, right now our center is only in Quezon City. How about joining our online LET review program instead, so you can review even if you’re in Tacloban (though you’ll be studying in your own)? You may check it out at http://www.myreviewcoach.com

  30. Maine 2015/05/03 at 10:18 pm #

    Hi po! I would like to ask if you still have a review batch on July for the September 2015 exam? 😀

    • MindGym 2015/05/04 at 3:06 pm #

      Hi Maine,

      Yes, this should be batch 5 weekdays:
      Batch 5 – *Weekdays, Mon to Thurs – Class start July 7, 2015 (open for WAITLISTING)

      Kindly contact us at 4375880 / 09860944 / 0939-8999989 so we can add you to our waitlisted students!

  31. AJ 2016/04/12 at 7:45 am #

    Hi Mindgym, tanong ko lang po kung ano ang time frame ng review during weekends? From what time to what time po? Salamat po ng marami

  32. michael john yap 2016/05/16 at 9:07 am #

    meron parin po bng vacant for enrollment for let review if possible sat sun and magkano po sya

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