ABOUT THE PHYSICS TUTORS
Y3 & Y4 Physics Specialist- Mr Wynn Khoo
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 teaches all the classes personally and 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 each student.
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.
J1 & J2 Physics Specialist
Mr Ryan Ma
Being a recipient of the Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal as the top student of his university cohort and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics (First Class Honours) from NTU, Mr Ryan Ma is a specialist with years of experience in teaching JC1 and JC2 Physics.
Over the years, he coached uncountable students from CJC, ACJC, VJC, MJC, TJC, DHS, SAJC, RI and HCI. He also taught at various institutes of higher learning, such as SUTD and SIT, helping fresh undergraduates tide over their first year Physics courses.
His teaching is trusted all parents and students because of his ability to produce mainly As and Bs for previous A level batches, with more than 85% averaging either an A or B. In addition, a large number of his students have successfully scored their distinction with his guidance.
Mr Ryan Ma is capable of imparting strong knowledge and catering effective learning methods for his students. He will first introduce the key concepts of every chapter before diving deeper into the syllabus. This strategy is proven to be effective in ensuring the students are always on the right track and it allows them to understand the topics better.
His enthusiasm, lucid teaching and delivery have earned himself the good reviews of keeping his students' attention throughout the lessons. Besides, he is capable of making the lessons more relevant by discussing real life examples with his students, and his methodology helps to increase the retention of knowledge for a longer period of time.
Making friends has become his signature due to his open-minded and energetic personalities. These give him a cutting edge at building closer ties with all of his students and these characteristics shape his lessons to be highly engaging and fun.
OUR TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
We always strive to achieve 3 things in our lessons.
3. Positive learning environment
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.
Ensuring clarity in my delivery of the lessons is my second focus. In my small group or one-to-one tuition, students would be able to get my full attention and they will also have the opportunity to clear any lingering doubts that they may have regarding any topics.
Lessons are normally conducted in two segments. Firstly, I would go through the Physics concepts in a topic and provide real-life examples or analogies to illustrate the idea fully. This will help to ensure that the students are able to relate to what they have learnt, and hence able to apply the Physics concepts in future questions when the given scenario differs.
The second segment will focus on exposing the students to different variations of Physics questions that may come out for the topic by practising papers taken from the question bank. All questions would be aligned to the Physics examination requirement.
/ POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT
Learning takes place best in an active and not passive environment. I aim to create a positive learning environment by building a strong rapport with my 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.