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

Some of the ISHIDO-SHIKI schools in Japan

News & Blogs

Find our Flyer insert in GULF NEWS! 6 May 2021


Congratulations to Navnit, Floris and Ghalia!

Navnit has passed the green book, which earned him the much coveted green card worth 30 points, and is now ready to prepare for the licensing examination! Floris and Ghalia

Congratulations to Sophia and Tanya for reaching 70 points each!

Good job!

Our student Mayur is preparing for the 9th rank exam…

Mayur Gurnani has been working hard, and will appear for the 9th rank abacus examination tomorrow.  We wish him all the best!

Congratulations to Mishal for finishing her first abacus textbook “HOP”

Mishal lives very far away, but she and her family are making an effort to come to class every week, and now she finished the first textbook.  She got 10

April Abacus examination coming up

The abacus examination is coming up on Monday the 26th April.  This time, one of our star students, Mayur Gurnani, who has demonstrated some of the abacus addition techniques on

Congratulations to Shahistnaz Patel for passing the 7th Rank Exam and opening her own fashion outlet!

Shahistnaz has been moving up the ranks very quickly, aiming at reaching the 1st rank one day.  Her next challenge will be the sixth rank, which will be a milestone

Exchange your points for prizes when you renew your course!

The Ambassador of Guatemala to UAE visits our Institute!

We were greatly honoured to receive the visit of the Ambassador of Guatemala to UAE, Mr. Lars Pira on 1 April 2021.

Congratulations to Shahistnaz Patel for obtaining the 9th rank abacus operator licence!

This is a historical moment, as Mrs. Patel is the first student to take the examination in our BurJuman Centre location on 25th January 2021.  She is a great role

The most important thing is to be disciplined and follow the steps carefully!

When practising the abacus, the most important thing is to be disciplined.  You must follow the steps carefully.  Mayur is one of our most disciplined students and in these videos

Congratulations to Lucy O’rear for obtaining the 9th rank abacus operator licence!

Congratulations!  11 months ago, Lucy passed the All Japan Abacus Federation's abacus licensing examination in the 9th rank, at our Institute in Dubai.  Today, she finally got her certificate!  Well


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