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

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!

Congratulations to Yijun for finishing her first abacus book!

Yijun has been working very hard and just finished her first abacus book, HOP!  Now she moved on to the second book called STEP.  Yijun is a wonderful student who

What is individual support?

At Syllogism Education Institute we follow the ISHIDO-SHIKI method for abacus training which is based on individual support.  Each child gets the attention that they need according to their own

Our ambassador Arhaan invites Akira to join abacus!

Welcome to Akira!  You both get 20 pts!

Abacus Children at Work!

Our students are working very hard.  One of the main benefits of our ISHIDO-SHIKI abacus training is that it teaches children to focus on their work and enjoy using their

Congratulations to Mishal for passing the second abacus book, STEP!

Congratulations to Mishal!  She gets 20 reward pts and the abacus samurai 20 pt card.  Only one more book to clear before preparing for your first abacus operator's licensing examination!

Our ambassador Sofiel invites Anaya

Sofiel has been working very hard and has enjoyed our abacus course so much that she has become an ambassador by inviting her little friend Anaya.  Anaya is a very

Kiaan invites his friend Tanmay to join the fun in our abacus school!

Kiaan is enjoying his abacus classes so much that he wanted to share his enjoyment with his good friend Tanmay!  It's actually feels really nice when we exercise our brains

Congratulations to Mayur for passing the abacus exam!

You got full marks!  Good job!

Find our Flyer insert in GULF NEWS! 6 May 2021



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