Ensuring clarity in our delivery of the lessons is one of the priorities. In a small group or one-to-one tuition setting, our students would be able to get full attention from our teachers and they will also have the opportunity to clear any lingering doubts that they may have.
Lessons are normally conducted in two segments. Firstly, our teachers would go through the Physics concepts in a topic and provide real-life examples or analogies to illustrate the idea fully. This ensures that our students are able to relate to and apply the learnt concepts in future questions when the given scenario differs.
The second segment will focus on exposing the students to different variations of questions that may potentially come out for the topic. All questions would be aligned to the examination requirement.
Learning takes place best in an active and not passive environment. We aim to create a positive learning environment by building a strong rapport with our students. In a safe environment, students would feel more at ease to raise questions and doubts, without the fear of being judged. Students would also gain more from the interactions and improves on their cognitive learning.
Igniting the interest of the students in a subject is extremely important. A student who is interested will be self-motivated and driven. This can be achieved by allowing them to taste small successes during the Physics lessons. The incremental successes will lead to a greater sense of satisfaction when they are able to solve Physics problems independently.
OUR TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
Mr Quek Wee Tong - JC Physics Specialist from HCI
Having taught as a JC Physics Lecturer at Hwa Chong Institution for 13 years, Mr Quek is equipped with immense experience in the syllabus, and also the ability to help students ace the subject. He graduated with NUS Bachelor's Degree in Physics, was a MOE Teaching Scholar and attained the Post-graduate Diploma in Education.
His ability to demonstrate an exemplary character, initiative, integrity, altruism, empathy and other humanistic qualities has earned him the national “Most Caring Teacher” Award, not once but twice, in 2014 and 2020. Few teachers in the nation had achieved this feat. Besides, Mr Quek is also the recipient of the "Best Teaching Practice Award" for multiple years. He is motivational, friendly and passionate in helping JC students to manage their life and studies better.
Mr Quek lives and breathes Physics since young. He could understand the pain points and challenges that every student is facing at their individual phase. Over the years of teaching JC Physics in one of the top institutions, he is an expert in unleashing the maximum potential within his students. His impressive track records earned trust from parents and students as 80% of his past students achieved A for H2 Physics under his guidance.
Mr Wynn Khoo - Sec 3/4/IP Physics Specialist
Mr Wynn Khoo graduated from the NTU with a 2nd Class Upper Honours Bachelor Degree before joining MOE with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE, Physics). He specialises in Physics as part of his NIE training.
He was an ex-MOE teacher who has been teaching Physics and helping students for more than 10 years. His experience in MOE and tutoring over the years has equipped him with the necessary knowledge, skills and resources to help students ace their Physics 'O' Levels and Integrated-Programme Examination.
What differentiates Mr Wynn Khoo from the other tutors is his ability to connect with students. He has a knack in making complicated concepts easily understandable and his personal touch and delivery of the lessons makes Physics an enjoyable subject.
He will often extend his timing or stay back to help the weaker students to catch up without additional charges to ensure that all of them get the deserved attention.
Over the years, he has taught many IP students from HCI, NYGH, MGS, NJC, RGS, SCGS & ACS(I). Through the experience, he is familiar with each school's syllabus and pace which allows him to cater to the needs of different students.
His resources and contacts also allows him to gather the latest Physics school examination papers to ensure that his students has the advantage of getting additional exposure and practice with the most up-to-date Physics questions from various schools.
Mr Khoo is a Ten-Year Series author and has also written a Physics assessment book. He is also working on a few other Physics books to be published to help weaker students cope with Physics using his comprehensive notes and practices.
Recently, Mr Wynn Khoo was also invited to the Suntec Convention Centre Popular Bookfest to share about the differences between O/IP and A levels, giving advice to students and parents on excelling in A levels.
Mr John Lee - Sec 3/4/IP Physics & Math Specialist
Teaching Physics and Mathematics have been Mr John Lee’s passion for the past 18 years and he continues to derive immense satisfaction after each lesson when students leave the class with a better understanding and appreciation of each subject. He is a MOE and NIE-trained teacher who was awarded the MOE Postgraduate Scholarship. His stellar career achievements include attaining the Master of Education (Curriculum & Teaching), being appointed as a MOE Lead teacher and Senior teacher for Physics, and he was also commended by NIE for Outstanding Teacher Mentorship when he was a mentor to the junior teachers.
Being the recipient of MOE's Outstanding Contribution Award is also a clear testament of Mr John's capability to give top-notch guidance to his students. He consistently instils value-added knowledge and has a track record of producing a high distinction rate for all his past students at GCE O Level Physics and Mathematics Examinations.
On top of the above accomplishments, Mr John is also a National Level and School Level “Caring Teacher Award" recipient for numerous years. He firmly believes that "every student can learn and achieve success in their studies” and he knows that all students have the potential to attain their academic goals.
To ensure every student is catching up with the lessons, Mr John would customize teaching strategies to suit diverse learners. He makes sure each student could get a thorough understanding of the Physics and Mathematics concepts and gradually build their confidence in solving challenging questions.
His belief has driven his enthusiasm in teaching. He is not only a compassionate, motivational teacher with great qualities, he is also capable of engaging and inspiring students with different levels of abilities to excel in Physics and Mathematics. He helps students in academic as well as personal development, and he aims to bring the best out of each student.
Mr Ho - JC Mathematics Specialist
Mr Ho was a PSC Teaching Scholarship holder and graduated from NUS with a Bachelor Degree majoring in Mathematics. He subsequently attended Teacher Training course at NIE obtaining a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE, Mathematics) before teaching at renowned schools like Raffles Junior College. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from NUS.
Mr Ho has more than 18 years of JC Mathematics tutoring experience. An avid fan of Mathematics, Mr Ho has excelled in the subject since his early school days at Raffles Institution. He possesses a strong passion in teaching Mathematics and derives great satisfactions from guiding students to enjoy and do well in Mathematics.
On his teaching philosophy, Mr Ho’s conviction is that being able to empathize with the learner cognitive process is most essential for effective teaching-learning collaboration.
On JC H2 Mathematics, Mr Ho believes:
(i) improvement of few grades is readily conceivable & achievable, given the digital scoring nature of Mathematics subject
(ii) rote learning is suboptimal for achieving good grades for JC H2 Mathematics
Mr Ho advocates that a highly effective way for students to do well at H2 Mathematics is to guide students to enjoy (by understanding concepts) and build confidence (by practicing and being able to do various questions) for the subject. His dedicated efforts in teaching Mathematics has helped many borderline students improved and achieved A grade for the subject.
Mr Jayden Lee - JC Mathematics Specialist
Mr Jayden Lee was a former President Research Scholar at NTU and he taught Mathematics in Raffles Junior College. He has over 17 years of teaching experience with a proven track record of helping more than 200 students improve their grades and secure their distinctions.
Many students from RJC, HCI, CJC, UWC, SJI, ACSi, and NJC were all previously under Mr Jayden's guidance. He simplifies abstract concepts using close-to-the-heart examples, stories, derivations and analogies in order to enhance their understanding effectively. In addition, he uses conceptual visualisation to aid the students' understanding, improves their knowledge retention, and sharpens the students' intuition for Mathematics to handle non-routine or unorthodox problems.
Mr Jayden Lee utilizes a combination of quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches to prepare students for questions that require them to write mathematical explanations, arguments, proofs and inferences.
Other than the customized teaching methods, Mr Jayden Lee also provides differentiated teaching notes and assignments aimed at helping students understand, appreciate and become competent in Mathematics. His notes are specially compiled over the years and it will always include common mistakes made by past seniors, and special shortcuts and approaches to solve mathematical problems. His meticulous teaching approach produces above national average distinction rate for his classes every year.