Syllogism Education Institute



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Experience the POWER of the abacus!

Welcome to Syllogism Education Institute

Why Choose Us?​


The modern abacus comes from Japan, where it has had 500 years of history: we are the only authentic Japanese abacus school in the UAE.

We have Experience

Our brand has over 47 years of experience.

We have Results

A number of world champions, 270 schools, and more than 20,000 enrolled students.


As a method, we have exclusively taught abacus/mental arithmetic for 45 years (other methods will include abacus as part of their curriculum, so they are not able to go very deep into it, we are experts).


Mr. Rodrigo holds an MPhil in Mathematics Education from the University of Cambridge, UK, where he specialised in the study of the mental representations of number in abacus-trained children and won a best dissertation award from the Faculty of Education.

Made in Japan QUALITY

Mr. Rodrigo trained as a teacher for three years in Japan, where he also taught abacus, gained the “Soroban Foundation of Japan” Abacus Federation’s instructor qualification. This enables us to provide the renowned quality and discipline of Japanese education whilst at the same time making the learning process enjoyable.


Not trainers or businessmen: we teach primarily because it’s our vocation; we love both our subject, and our students, as individuals. The result is that we put education, as our priority. So we do not simply train for skill, but at the same time also cultivate logic, manners and attitude. 

We offer INDIVIDUAL support

We teach according to each child’s ability and level of understanding so each student advances at his own pace; we have both introductory and reinforcing teaching materials for each level.

We have a high standard of DISCIPLINE

We are not money-driven. We are a selective school, so we conduct a mandatory preliminary trial lesson to evaluate the children’s behaviour and parents commitment in order to ensure that your child will only be surrounded by children who want to make the best use of time. This means higher productivity and less wasted time and money.


We design the timings to optimise learning (each class lasts up to an hour) and you can choose between 1 and 3 one-hour slots per week, Saturday to Thursday mornings or afternoons.


Mr. Rodrigo has experience teaching abacus in English, Chinese, Japanese and Spanish, speaks eight languages, and has lived in seven different countries. You don’t need to learn Japanese and live in Japan to learn from the masters! We have done that for you so you can learn in Dubai!


We have online learning resources

Practise and reinforce the learned material at home anytime

Message from our founder

Dear Visitor,

Thank you very much for visiting our Institute’s website.  I hope you will enjoy learning with us!

Best wishes,

Rodrigo Vasquez

Founder and Managing Director

About our founder


MPhil in Maths Education
MSc in Quantitative Finance
MSc in Nanoscale Science
BSc in Physics

Distinction and best dissertation award from the University of Cambridge for M.Phil research on abacus-trained children


Several years of experience teaching abacus and maths in Japan, China, UK and UAE


English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic


Abacus Instructor Licence  (All Japan Abacus Federation 2015)

University of Cambridge Faculty of Education Best Dissertation Award (Maths Education)

Rodrigo Vasquez
Managing Director

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News & Blogs

Whitebear visits BurJuman Summer Farm!

Whitebear recently visited the BurJuman Summer Farm and he absolutely loved it!  He saw many animals, fruits and vegetables, and made many friends.  Come and join the fun!  And don't

Join our summer abacus courses!

We have summer abacus courses for all ages, morning and afternoon slots to suit your schedule!  12-, 24- and 36-session packages are available, and during the summer, you can choose

Welcome to Krishiv and Anvi!

Welcome to siblings Krishiv and Anvi, who recently enrolled in our ISHIDO-SHIKI abacus school at Syllogism Education Institute!

Congratulations to Gabriel for passing his first abacus exam!

7 year-old Gabriel Checinski has passed his first abacus exam with flying colours!  He now holds the 9th rank in abacus from the Japanese abacus federation, and is preparing for

Children from different countries are enjoying abacus!

Recently, these two lovely girls from Kazakhstan and Nigeria came for a Free 1hr abacus class with their gift voucher.  Children from all over the world are enjoying our abacus

Whitebear welcomes Naqiyah!

Whitebear is very friendly and loves to meet new children.  This time he gave a big welcome to Naqiyah.  Welcome!

Happy Birthday Yijun!

YiJun just celebrated her birthday!  Look, she's wearing WhiteBear's happy birthday badge!

BurJuman Summer Farm is here! Enjoy and get a Syllogism GIFT VOUCHER!

Come and enjoy fun activities inside the mall, for free! And when you're done, don't forget to collect your Syllogism Education Institute gift voucher at the exit!

Japanese students are enjoying abacus in Dubai too!

Our Japanese students Kai and Aisha are happy to have earned a sticker today in abacus class!  They are enjoying themselves very much.  Aisha wants to become a doctor and

Congratulations to Mayur Gurnani, 8th rank abacus operator!

Congratulations for passing your 8th rank abacus examination!

Congratulations to Navnit, 9th rank abacus operator!

Congratulations to Navnit for passing his first abacus examination!

Congratulations to Sofiel, our 8th rank abacus operator!

Congratulations to our student Sofiel for passing both the 9th rank and 8th rank abacus examinations!  Good job!


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