PRAISES FROM OUR STUDENTS
U To A In 9 Months (Attended Mastery I-Class):
"Unlimited Resources Such As Numerous MCQ Practices, Design Experiment Templates, Physics Bible & Detailed Past Year A Level Answers!"
It was totally unexpected. As you know, I am very weak in physics.I want to thank you for your continuous support in the past one year, from being my home tutor at first and later my tutor at your tuition centre.
I think you are really passionate about your teaching job. You would always check on the progress of your students, giving us the motivation to improve and achieve greater. Whenever I have burning questions, you would always reply promptly to my doubts on WhatsApp.
I still recall that you replied to my questions just hours before my physics A level paper and even created an explanation video, Thank you for your effort. Also, I want to thank you for providing me with unlimited resources, such as the numerous MCQ practices, design experiment templates, explanation-based documents and detailed past year A Level answers.Those resources have certainly helped me a lot along the way in terms of clarifying my misconceptions.
Lastly I want to thank you for accommodating to our needs by scheduling lessons just days before our A Level Exams. Those lessons have helped me in my last minute revisions and also provided me with the opportunity to clarify my queries.
Chloe, St. Nicholas Girls
E8 to A1 in O Level
"His Lessons Plays A Huge Part In Me Being Able To Pass My Retest"
In Secondary 3, I failed my Physics end of year exam, which led to me joining physics tuition. Following that, Mr. Lai managed to efficiently and interestingly reteach me the topics I was weak at and corrected many of my misconceptions over the December Holidays.
His lessons played a huge part in me being able to pass my retest the following year. I then decided to continue physics tuition as I saw its impact on my core understanding of physics. Mr. Lai's lessons have helped me to solidify my foundation in physics and develop an interest in the subject.
These, along with Mr. Lai's dedication and experience helped me to obtain an A1 for physics in the recent O Level examinations. It was only through his lessons and help that I managed to progress from an E8 to an A1.
Eunice Ho, NJC
U to A Grade in A Level
I tried to study physics for a year before realising that I could not handle by myself. With a few months left to A Levels, I joined Mr. Lai's crash course then subsequently joined his weekly classes. Mr. Lai helped me to understand the concepts and answering techniques better and I learnt to answer in an accurate and concise manner.
I gained confidence in the subject and progressed faster as with better understanding my studying became more effective. Through Mr. Lai's sessions I was exposed to how the relevant concepts can be applied to other situations and I gained more interest and enjoyed studying physics.
I am really thankful for an enjoyable learning experience and I progressed from U in June to A in A Levels.
Lee Kai Xuan, ACJC
U to A Grade in 6 Months (Attended Mastery I-Class):
"Notes & Worksheets Are Very Detiled, Students Can Focus To Absorb Knowledge During Lesson!"
Mr. Lai emphasizes the concept of each physics topic repetitively each week. He gave us an array of practices with different types of questions on the same concept, and thus, we are also tested on our ability to apply the concept onto different questions.
Mr. Lai is a very patient tutor who encourages and supports every single student by providing help even it is after tuition time. His notes and worksheets are very detailed, hence students can focus on absorbing knowledge during lesson time instead of copying down notes.
From a student whose results improved drastically from a U grade to A grade in A Levels, it would have been unachieveable without Mr. Lai.
Ada Jiang, IJC
Under The Intensive Care And Continuous Encouragement of Mr Lai, I Started To Improve Tremendously:
"He Also Provides Many Intriguing Questions With Interesting Methods To Solve Them, Making Me Think More Critically!"
After continuously getting U for H2 Physics, I felt the need to engage in Physics tuition. Having joined Physics Academy's tuition only in my second year of JC, my foundation was weak, and I required a lot of help with limited time left.
When I first started, he provided me with his own online lecture videos, which helped me in the topics I was weaker in. He cleared all my doubts even outside of lesson time, and ensures that my questions are answered thoroughly, with understanding.
Under the intensive care and continuous encouragement of Mr Lai, I started to improve tremendously. Also, he provides many intriguing questions with interesting methods to solve them, making me think more critically.
His guidance and patience has allowed me to find interest in Physics, which led me to eventually score an A at 'A' Level. Thank you Mr Lai!
An Effective Teaching In Conveying Concepts To His Students:
"A Very Patient Teacher Who Is Willingly To Spend His Time Out Of Classes To Explain To His Students Whenever They Have Problems"
Mr Lai, is an effective teacher in conveying concepts to his students. He prepares many useful materials such as animations and demonstrations in order for his students to be able to easily understand certain concepts.
He is also a very patient teacher who is willingly to spend his time out of classes to explain to his students whenever they have any problems. I was his first student for 4 years and I always had at least a B grade for physics.
Mr Lai is definitely a good teacher to turn to whether you having difficulties coping with physics or simply just looking to deepen your knowledge about physics.
A Grade in O Level:
"He Takes Apart Complicated Concepts And Puts It Back Together In A Way That Helps Everyone Understand The Concept Fully!"
Mr Lai is a very patient teacher that always tries his best to help students understand concepts. He takes apart complicated concepts and puts it back together in a way that helps everyone understand the concept fully.
When a student doesn't understand the topic, he will try his best during and outside of class time to ensure that the student is not left behind. He also provides a lot of extra help by giving us practices, tips and ways to memorise things.
Mr Lai also makes himself readily available by answering questions before and after lessons as well as on whatsapp. A dedicated teacher, he always put his students first, ensuring that they enjoy classes and learn at the same time.
After 4 years of being in his class, I am certain that Mr Lai is a teacher that will try his hardest to ensure that everyone achieves their best. I thoroughly enjoyed classes with him, and I hope that he will continue to help others achieve their best in physics.
D7 to A1 in O Level:
"Not Only Does He Teach Me Physics But He Also Educated Me With Life Lessons Along The Way And I'm Very Thankful For That!"
Mr Lai is a very dedicated tutor. He do not hesitate to provide you with all the materials that is available. He teaches you what's beyond the school notes for deeper understanding.Despite him being a very busy person, he will even sacrifice his meal times sometimes to answer your urgent queries
He does not give pressure to his students but instead motivate them to do their best. Not only does he teach me physics but he educate me with life lessons along the way and I'm very thankful for that.
Thank you Mr Lai for your whole hearted dedication since I was in Secondary 3 with you,be it in class tuition or a 1-1 tuition. Thanks to Mr Lai that I have managed to scored a D7 to A1 in O Level and subsequently all A in Physics for school tests and A Level.
Cheryl Law, NJC
He Uses Simple Terms to Explain Difficult Concepts, Allowing Understanding to be Fast and Easy:
"I Have Not Only Learnt Physics, But Also Effective Study Methods That Can Be Applied To Other Subjects As Well!"
Mr Lai's Physics lessons are really enriching, with more than enough scope and depth to help in any physics questions, that are posted. Most importantly, he helps to lay a very solid foundation in physics, allowing full-fledged understanding of the topics taught, and also faster and better understanding of subsequent topics.
He uses simple terms to explain difficult concepts, allowing understanding to be fast and easy. The range of questions covered by Mr Lai is unbelievable wide, crucial for exposure to questions that are unique, which is similar to the style of the 'A' levels.
Under Mr Lai, I have not only learnt physics, but also effective study methods that can be applied to other subjects as well. He has been very helpful and I am very very grateful towards him (: Thanks to Mr Lai that I have managed to get an A for my A Level.
C5 to A2 in O Level:
"He Focuses On Everye Single Person's Strengths And Weaknesses, And This Has Undoubtedly Helped Every Student In His Class!"
Before I had Physics tuition, my grades were constantly very low. The best grade I got in Sec 3 was a C5. I knew hat I needed help, so I joined Mr Lai's class for tuition. He is a very good teacher and understands his students' problems.
He is an expert in Physics, and he helped me a lot when I came to him. He gave me a lot of practices to do, and helped me improve my scores. Over the past 2 years, he has trained me a lot for my O Levels.
Mr Lai focuses on every single person's strengths and weaknesses, and this has undoubtedly helped every student in his class. Because of him, I got A2 for my O Level Physics and I got into RI. In short, my time in his tuition centre has been a success.
Lim Jia Ying, NHS
Allowed Me To Understand The Physics Concepts Better Instead of Merely Being An Abstract Idea:
"The Journey Was Difficult, With Mr Lai Having To Clear Many Misconceptions That I Had, On Top Of Completing The Syllabus On Time!"
In my Secondary 3 mid-terms examination, I didn't fare very well for my Physics despite putting in a lot of effort into it. From then on, I decided that Physics just "wasn't my subject" and disliked it.
My aunt recommended going to Mr Lai's tuition and reluctantly, I signed up with Mr Lai for physics tuition. Mr Lai was able to evoke my interest and curiosity in the subject by linking it to the real-world. This allowed me to understand the physics concept better instead of merely being an abstract idea.
After getting me interested in the subject, he started to revise certain topics that I was weak in with me. The journey was difficult, with Mr Lai having to clear many misconceptions that I had, on top of completing the syllabus on time.
Under Mr Lai's guidance and encouragement, I started to be confident in the subject and enjoying physics. I obtained an A1 in Physics during the recent O Levels Examination.
F9 to A1 Within 6 Months:
"Travelled Almost 2 Hours From Tampines to Bukit Batok, Just to Attend Mr Lai's Class!"
Mr Lai! OMG! I am so grateful to you. I scored A1, and you know it only takes less than 6 months and that's the only A1 I got. Your teaching is really awesome. I cannot express how gratitude I am towards you as you know I was F9 back few months.
You know I stay at Tampines and I think the effort to travel 1 hours plus to your centre at Bukit Batok was really fruitful. The questions you gave almost covers all the possibilities in the exam! I could absorb all the things you taught me in one 2-hour class, whereas I don't really understand what my school teacher taught me even after 1 year and that's why I kept failing.
The PhysicsProf was damn fun! It's like playing games, without knowing that I was learning... haha! Again thank you Mr Lai for your dedication, care and concern throughout my O Level last year!
Hated Physics Before Joining Mr Lai's Classes, But Jumped From U to A in 3 Months in JC1, Finally Scored A In Recent A Level (Attended Mastery I-Class):
"Constantly WhatsApp Him Questions & He Always Answered Quickly And Readily!"
Mr Lai is a dedicated and passionate teacher who has not only guided me to an A in just 3 months in J1 from a U, but has also allowed me to discover my passion for physics, which was the very subject I hated before joining his classes.
He has a large resource library that allowed us to have endless practices to hone our skills and his self recorded video lessons helped immediately in both catching up on missed chapters and refreshing our memory closer to the exams.
Although I constantly whatsapp him questions I wasn't sure about or concepts I needed help with, he always answered quickly and readily. With the help of his patience, I managed to attain an A for my A'levels. Thank you Mr Lai, I am so lucky to have discovered Physics Academy amongst the many centers in SG!
Brain Tan, NJC
Had Struggled with Physics, Managed to Get an A For My A Level:
"His Lessons Has Also Pique My Interest In Physics, Making It Enjoyable To Attend Lessons And Learn New Topics!"
In my first year of JC, I had initially struggled with physics, finding it difficult to understand concepts and answer questions. However, Mr Lai has taught me in a clear and concise manner, and it is undeniable that he is an experienced teacher.
Just after a few lessons, I had a better understanding of the subject and his lessons had also pique my interest in physics, making it enjoyable to attend lessons and learn new topics.
Aside from his explanations, Mr Lai had also provided a range of useful materials such as notes and questions which definitely helped me to prepare for my examinations. I found Mr Lai's tuition to be very beneficial. Thanks to Mr Lai that I have managed to get an A for my A Level.
D7 to A2 in O Level:
"He Has A Way Of Teaching That Makes Anything Seem Easy, Even The Toughest Topics!"
I first started physics tuition when I was in Secondary 3. I remember struggling with physics a lot and scoring a D7/C6 in my mid-year examinations. Physics was a very dry and boring subject for me in the beginning.
However, very soon I started becoming more and more interested and curious about it, all thanks to Mr Lai. Mr Lai has a way of teaching that makes anything seem easy, even the toughest topics. Lessons with him are always fun and your doubts get cleared immediately.
I remember that I was very weak in my basic understanding and hence I couldn't grasp the new concepts very well. I had almost lost hope and was even thinking about dropping physics.
However, with Mr Lai's continuous guidance and help I was able to pull through and score an A2 in O Levels. His patience and persistence while teaching made me motivated to work hard and not give up.
Darshini Jayaraj, AJC
A Grade in A Level:
"Able To Bring Across New Concepts Effectively And He Displayed Many Fine And Professional Qualities!"
Upon spending the year 2014 observing, assisting and teaching in his physics class, Mr Ram's warm personality and rapport with his students are excellent. His knowledge of the subject is one that cannot be contested.
His willingness to take suggestions, modify lessons and experiment with new strategies demonstrated his motivation and reflection about teaching and learning. He is able to bring across new concepts effectively and he displayed many fine and professional qualities that are not only normally attributed to outstanding teachers but to distinguished individuals as well. Because of his enthusiasm for the subject, students respond positively in his lessons.
Mohd Ashiq, AJC
Give Us Extra Information Which Would Come In Handy In Examinations:
"Even After Explaining A Multiple Times I Would Still Not Understand, He Would Be Patient And Explain Again!"
Mr Ram taught me in Saadhana a tuition program organized by the Indian Cultural Society of NUS. To say that Mr Ram is a teacher is an under-statement.
He is a very approachable and a friendly teacher. I never had any hesitation before asking him any doubts and he would take his time out of his busy schedule to clarify our doubts. Sometimes eve after explaining a multiple times I would still not understand, however he would be patient and explain again.
Mr Ram has impeccable physics knowledge. He is clearly well knowledge and he is able to transfer over the knowledge over to us seamlessly. He not only teaches us what is in the syllabus, he also gives out extra information which would come in handy in examinations.
He is one of the main reasons why I am doing very well in modern physics. Overall he has all the qualities to be an excellent teacher!
Megan Tan, HCI
My Physics Grades Slowly Improved And Eventually I Did Well:
"Provided Extensive Notes For Us To Understand The Concept Better!"
When I first started in JC, physics was a very intimidating subject to me as the lectures were fast paced and I could not understand the concepts well. I did poorly for exams in J1 and thus decided to join Mr Lai's tuition.
Mr Lai was patient, encouraging and willing to answer any doubts, and provided extensive notes for us to understand the concepts better.
The video lessons and interactive style learning approach he took enhanced my understanding, and my physics grades slowly and eventually I did well!
Scored A "7" For the Physics HL IBDP:
"His Famous Phrase Goes Like This: I Expect You To Get At Leasat A Grade 7 in Your Exam, No Less!"
I was a weak student and was desperately looking for a tutor to teach me IB Physics so that I can secure a good grade in the Physics IB examinations. My parents were avidly looking for an IB physics tutor when we were recommended, Mr Ram. IB tutors are just very hard to find and we are just thankful that we found him.
He is a very passionate teacher and he wants to pass on as much knowledge as he can to me. He challenges me to think at a higher level in each lesson. He demands more than the ability to comprehend and regurgitate the fundamentals. Sometimes, he would scold me for just plain memorizing without understanding. Of course, it is for my own good. It has helped me to think critically and creatively.
Mr Ram’s standards and expectations are very high. His famous phrase goes like this, “I expect you to get at least a grade 7 in your exam, no less”. He believes in teaching everything by challenging and trying to prove the concept wrong so that I can understand it to the best without leaving any stone unturned. I have now scored a “7” for the Physics HL IBDP, and I must attribute this success to him. Thank you Sir.
My GPA Improved From 3.2 to 4.0:
"Another Thing I Like About The Tuition Class Is That Each Individual Student Gets Specialized Attention!"
Before I came to Mr Lai's tuition, physics was one of the subjects I disliked the most and I was preparing to drop physics. This was simply because I blindly memorised concepts without actually knowing how to apply them. After coming for tuition, I was better able to appreciate Physics as a discipline in science.
I was also able to better appreciate the theories and concepts. Most importantly, I developed a genuine interest in Physics and I was excited to learn and explore more. This interest spurred me on to work harder and excel in school assessments. My GPA improved from 3.2 to 4.0!
Another thing I like about the tuition class is that each individual student gets specialized attention. Mr. Lai is ready and willing to go the extra mile to help every student to do their level best in assessments be it providing structured practices for students who have the potential to do better or challenging students who already have a good grasp of the topics.
Kah Ho Weng, NJC
U to B Grade in 9 Months (Attended Crash Course):
"With His 'Challenging Physics Book' And The Horrific TYS, My Results Improved Tremendously Within A Short Time!"
Many would say it is impossible to attain a B within a year in J2 if you have been constantly getting U grade, but I managed to do so with the help of Mr. Lai. He knew that I needed a lot more help than other students as I had Year 1 syllabus to catch up on.
But Mr. Lai had faith in me and constantly motivated and guided me throughout the journey. It was tough initially, but with his constant nagging to complete the ‘Challenging Physics Book’, his worked examples and the horrific TYS, my results improved tremendously within a short time.
Mr. Lai, being really experienced with how Cambridge marking scheme is, pointed out the KEY WORDS that are needed in our answers, exposed me to all sorts of questions, and taught me methods (A.K.A shortcuts) in solving complexed physics questions.
Mr. Lai made physics look easy, and he made me love practicing physics. Personally, attaining a B for H2 Physics is enough and it would not have happened without the help of Mr. Lai. Thank you Mr. Lai for the faith you had in me, I am very grateful that I did not let our effort and time go to waste!
Li Wen, PJC
E to B Grade in A Level:
"With Constant Practice And Hard Work, Like What Mr Lai Told Us, Everyone Can Rise From Ground To Something Great"
Ever since secondary school, physics has always been the bane of my existence. I just couldn’t grasp the content of it, not to mention answer the questions. However, ever since I came under Mr Lai’s guidance, physics was made clearer to me, and I could finally get what was going on even at the JC level.
Thanks to his teaching, I got a B for my promos (I used to fail terribly). People always says Physics is difficult and I agree with it, but with constant practice and hard work, like what Mr Lai always enforces upon us, everyone can rise from ground to zero to something great.
Mr Lai is certainly a remarkable teacher who not only teaches us physics, but life lessons as well.
Kieron, Temasek Sec
A2 in O Level Examinations:
"Her Constant Encouragement Had Motivated Me To Do My Best!"
Ms Alice is a wonderful and caring teacher who is very passionate about teaching and helping her students to improve. I was failing my Chemistry terribly, always getting F9. However, with Ms Alice's careful guidance, I was able to get an A2 in the O Level Examinations.
I was very stressed before the O Level Examinations but her constant encouragement had motivated me to do my best and I managed to achieve results I had never thought I would be able to achieve.
I believe that she is able to lead her students to do much better in their studies and reach their full potential.
M. Shameer Ahamed, MJC
Encourages Critical And Creative Thinking In Students:
"He Gives Advices That Are Unique And Helps To Boost The Student's Confidence In Daily Work And During Examinations!"
Mr Ram is a passionate teacher and he wants to pass on as much knowledge as he can to his students. He challenges his students to think at a higher level in every lesson. He demands more than the ability to comprehend and regurgitate the basics.
This encourages critical and creative thinking in students. He is also patient and understanding as he listens to the students arguments and painstakingly elucidates specifically how students should tweak their phrasing and how and when they should apply certain concepts.
Mr Ram is also an inspirational teacher as he shares his past experiences about himself and his students so that they can learn from it. He gives advices that are unique and helps to boost the student’s confidence in daily work and during examinations.
Mr Ram believes in learning everything by challenging and trying to prove the concept wrong so that he can understand it to the best without leaving any stone unturned. This will aid in his learning even as a teacher and this will bring him to achieve further feats and become a great teacher.
His Methods Were Different From The Regular Teaching Methods In School:
"To Be Honest, He Actually Made Me Like Physics!"
I’ve been with Mr Lai for 4 years and he has helped me tremendously in my physics. When I was failing in class he had the patience to teach me from the basics. He always belief them at practice is the key to success.
His methods were different from the regular teaching methods in school. He uses technology to help us learn better. Example through the use of educational videos to pique our interest in the subject.
When there are questions which needed to be explain, he took the time and effort to compile videos of his explanation for us so that we are able to access it anywhere if we ever forget.
His notes are really detailed and easy to comprehend which is the key learning and understanding the subject. To be honest, he actually made me like physics. So thank you Mr Lai!
Neo Wei Fen, JJC
U to B Grade in 6 Months (Attended Crash Course):
"He Also Gave Some Interesting Analogies To Make Us Understand And Remember Better!"
I was planning to just take up the crash courses in June for the physics topics I was weaker in a few months before A levels, but I ended up joining Mr. Lai’s weekly tuition classes after constant nagging from my best friend.
Mr. Lai is a very thoughtful teacher and his lessons are very helpful. I was extremely weak in Physics and thus sometimes I asked very basic questions that every J2 Physics student should have known. Mr. Lai was patient and he taught me step-by-step, ensuring that I understood.
He was also willing to stay back and teach after the allocated 2 hours of tuition. He will answer any question being raised because he was determined to make every student understand important concepts. He kept repeating the same crucial key words and concepts that we could recite them every time he re-emphasized. He also gave interesting analogies to make us understand and remember better.
On top of these, when A levels were drawing closer, he made us go for tuition one hour earlier every week so that we can attempt papers from different schools, strengthening our concepts. He printed notes after notes, practices after practices. His notes are so much more detailed and precise than what I got from school.
Edward Wang, SRJC
Shared His Studying Skills And Habits To Further Prepare Them for the Examination:
"Having A Stress-Free-Atmosphere Provides The Students With An Optimal Environment For Learning To Take Place!"
I have always enjoyed Mr Ram's lessons and having him as a tutor. He always makes it a point for lessons to be as engaging as possible, be it sharing with us knowledge that is beyond our textbooks or challenging us with questions that he came up with.
Lessons with Mr Ram have always been stress-free as he believes that having a stress-free atmosphere provides the students with an optimal environment for learning to take place. He is a caring and helpful teacher who always provides consultations even after school hours.
On a personal level, Mr Ram is good with his interpersonal communication skills. He makes the effort to know every student personally and treats them like his friends. He engages students in small talks after school hours as well just to know his students better.
Even after graduating, he makes it a point to know how his students are doing. During the A Level period, he shared his studying skills and habits to his students so as to further prepare them for the examinations.
In retrospect, Mr Ram is a well-rounded tutor who teaches with passion and care. He teaching philosophies had inspired many students.
Ralph Chen, HCI
Grades Improved Tremendously From an E8 to an A1:
"Patient, Calm, Understanding, Caring. One Could Not Ask For A Better Tutor!"
I was taught by Ms Alice from mid of Sec 3 to Sec 4 in the beginning of Sec 3, I was failing Chemistry with an E8. I had no idea how to study Chemistry, be it memorizing of content, or making calculations, and I just could not link with the subject. However, all these changed once Ms Alice came into my life. Once she started her first lesson with me, I knew she was the tutor I was looking for.
Patient, calm, understanding, caring. One could not ask for a better tutor. Personality aside, her mastery of the subject is second to none and she clears up every single doubt that I have with Ms Alice teaching me, I am not afraid to clarify any doubts I have, and she teaches me with patience and compassion, which are the qualities of a great teacher should have. My grades improved tremendously from an E8 to an A1, eventually becoming the Top 3 students in Chemistry in Class. Ms Alice is not a tutor you can find anywhere.
She is the best Chemistry tutor I've had and her teaching methods suit all students from stronger to the slower students. I would definitely recommend her to all of you if you would like to have a tremendous improvement like I have. I can assure your satisfaction.
Got An A2 For The First Time In Her Life:
"Your Talent Of Teaching Simple Concepts Made Learning Experience More Enjoyable!!"
Thank you for teaching my daughter Valent helping her to prepare Bio for her O Level. It was very last minute which started only 2 weeks after her prelims exams and honestly I thought it won't do much help, but to my surprised Valent got an A2 for the first time in her life, having to fail Bio (E8) and never had passed this subject before, I should say this is a miracle.
You are patient, organised teacher who develops inspiring relationships with your student. Your talent of teaching simple concepts made learning experience more enjoyable.
You are absolutely awesome, it's a pleasure having you as my daughter's tutor and I wish you all the best in your career.
Zhang Xin yi, Chung Cheng
D7 to A2 in O Levels:
"She Would Point Out Keywords, Teach Me The Answering Techniques"
Before I met Ms Zhao, my secondary 4 mid-year exam Bio results was D7. My parents were worried as O level is coming in a few months time. My father found Ms Zhao, who is a very responsible tutor.
She helps me in my studies on both Bio and Chem. During lessons, she would point out keywords, teach me the answering techniques, and provide me with her specially crafted notes.
In four months time, my Bio results had improved 5 grades! I have achieved A2 for both of my sciences (Bio and Chem). I am really thankful for the guidiance Ms Zhao gave me.