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Reviews from Past Students

I am very grateful to be able to get the opportunity to join concept first. Before joining concept first, I was scoring D7 in my school MYE. Initially, I thought that I would fail miserably for physics during O Levels as there wasn’t any hope. With the introduction of concept first, my interest in the subject of physics has grown. I feel very motivated to come to the center regardless of how far I stayed. The teachers, especially Mr Kong, is very kind and helpful and will always be putting in is 101% best for his students. Whenever I had difficulties , he would always help me, ensuring that I understand fully. With his guidance and useful learning resources, I scored an A2 during prelims. I would like to thank Mr Kong for his efforts and thoughtfulness for his students, especially changing my perception of physics. Highly encouraged to join the tuition center!
— Jesper Chua, Manjusri Secondary School
Mr Kong is a very patient and funny tutor. He will allow students to stay back and ask him questions to clarify doubts. He is clear in his teaching and under him, my Physics has improved a lot. He helped me strengthen my basic concepts and his worksheets provide me a platform to apply what he taught so that I know how much I have understood. Even though I live quite far away, I still feel that it is worth it going for his lessons as I learn so much from him. Lastly, he is able to motivate students to be the best they can be so as to realise their potential. I truly have benefitted a lot from Mr Kong ever since I joined his class.
— Lim Zhong Han, Maris Stella High School
Mr Kong has been my Physics tutor for the last 2 years since June last year in 2017. My grade before I joined was C6 and my most recent grade in prelims was a B3. He has helped me improve greatly throughout the course of this 2 years and helped me have a better understanding of Physics and the various topical concepts. Through the informative notes the countless revision worksheets, I was able to revise better and have better confidence in my preparation. I highly recommend Mr Kong, as a tutor to improve your child’s Physics grade.
— Braxton Gan, Maris Stella High School
I tried a few tuition centres but realised that simply doing worksheets and going through the answers were ineffective. Now, thanks to Mr Kong’s detailed lessons on each topic, I was able to easily understand the concepts.
— Chan Wei Jie, Maris Stella High School
Mr Calvin Kong’s effective teaching methods had made our revision for the o levels more efficient and fruitful. Over time, I feel more confident in the subject.
— Samuel Chan, Maris Stella High School
My mother found concept first tuition centre through facebook. Fast forward 8 months, I was no longer barely passing physics and have scored B3 for my prelims. Mr Kong has not only helped me but many other students as well judging by how we thought the O Level paper 2 was a breeze. I highly recommend this tuition center for anyone who needs help in physics.

— Victoria Lim, Methodist Girls’ School

I was exposed to a lot of questions that allowed me to master a wide range of approach to solve the different types of questions. In this way, I was able to find my weaknesses and improve to do well for the Os.

— Audrey Loh, Methodist Girls’ School

Not only does Mr Kong explain the physics concepts thoroughly and effectively, he also makes an effort to link the concepts to real life applications, which is not commonly done by most teachers. His passion towards this subject has also inspired me to grow and develop an interest and appreciation for physics as not just a subject but a useful application in our everyday lives. Mr Kong is also very meticulous and organised as shown through the worksheets and notes that he gives to his students. For example, the focus points in every chapter, which I find it very useful and unique. Besides that, he is a very encouraging and thoughtful tutor, often sharing insightful advice to his students and always doing his best to help every student excel! Thank you Mr Kong.

— Clara Ang, Methodist Girls’ School

I joined the tuition centre in 2017 when I was in Secondary 3. The lessons really helped me to gain interest in Physics as a subject. The tutor was able to bring real life examples and make it more relevant to our daily lives. The revision notes and exercises have been very helpful and in terms of exposure to a wide range of content and questions.

— Dilys Yeo, Methodist Girls’ School

Mr Kong’s teaching is concise and very relevant to our schoolwork! He is very personable and engaging, and his style is easy to follow and understand! Besides my grades improving substantially, my attitude towards physics has changed, and I enjoy it a lot now. Thanks Mr Kong:)

— Serena Lee Oh, Methodist Girls’ School

When I first started on Mr Kong’s tuition classes, I was very weak in Physics. However, as I attended more classes, I found myself understanding the concepts better, and also I was able to answer questions with the appropriate keywords needed. The method of teaching is very useful for me and the many different worksheets and notes given by Mr Kong has helped me to strengthen my idea of the concepts.

— Hannah Joshua, Methodist Girls’ School

I started off as a student who found no interest in Physics lessons and never understood the concepts till I reached Secondary 4. I was finding it hard to do well or even stay awake in class. After attending Mr Calvin Kong’s class in the middle of Secondary 4, my results have greatly improved from an F9 in the Secondary 4 Mid Year Examinations to a B3 for my Secondary 4 Preliminary examinations. Mr Kong’s 2 paged summaries were extremely helpful as all the information was very well organised and succinct. He has definitely helped me gain confidence in the subject and learning from him has been beneficial and enjoyable. Thank you Mr Kong!

— Lauren Yap, Methodist Girls’ School

Mr Kong’s lessons have helped me improve my Physics grade tremendously. His notes and worksheets are useful and have allowed me to gain a stronger understanding of the subject.

— Marissa Lim, Methodist Girls’ School

He is able to explain concepts easily in a simple way. I am able to remember and apply techniques during practice and examinations.

— Michelle Loh, Methodist Girls’ School

Not only did he dissect every chapters into clear distinct portions, he further breaks these portions down into bite-sized bits. In this way, he had made physics extremely easy to understand. Mr Kong does this using his 2 page summary sheets and worksheets which splits the chapter into a few key focuses. I am definitely glad that I had joined in. It is as he has promised – probably THE BEST physics tuition you can ask for.

— Natanya Ng, Methodist Girls’ School

I think that the lessons are really enriching and the chapter summaries are also very helpful. The lessons are well planned out and there is always sufficient time to finish class work. Mr Kong takes the time to explain difficult questions clearly so that it is easy to understand. I like that there are also many more MCQs or exam questions out together for us to try out at home and also the answer key allows me to refer whenever I’m stuck.

— Abigale Tan, Nan Chiau High School

Throughout Secondary 3, I struggled to grasp concepts and was consistently scoring Cs for Physics. Because of that, I dedicated very little time to study for my Physics papers. It wasn’t until the start of Secondary 4 that I found out about Mr Kong through my cousin and decided to give it one last try. Thanks to Mr Kong’s clear explanations, I could finally understand what was being taught in school. He is an approachable and patient teacher who takes time to answer questions over Whatsapp. I managed to clinch an A grade for both MYE and Prelims and topped the class for Sec 4 MYE.

— Tan Xuan Yan, Nan Chiau High School

Before joining Concepts First, I really disliked Physics. With the guidance of Mr Kong, not only did I grow to like the subject, I also understood the concepts better. Mr Kong is extremely passionate and patient when it comes to teaching his students.

— Megan Yeoh, Nan Hua High School

Mr Kong is a very dedicated and passionate teacher who is willing to devote his time to help his students improve. I have been in this tuition centre since I was secondary 3 and I really enjoyed the way that he teaches as it is very engaging and interesting as he makes use of many different online tools and items to do demonstrations. His notes are very concise and detailed which helps a lot as it makes revision easier. Also, after finishing the syllabus he will recap all the topics again several weeks before O’s and give use mini tests as well as a mock which helps to prepare us for O’s.

— Chua Yan Ling, Nan Hua High School

Mr Kong’s classes have greatly benefited me in helping my physics to improve. Although for all my exams for physics, I have been getting F9, but there has been much improvement due to Mr Kong’s teaching and materials. His notes are concise and really helpful in helping me to remember key points and formulas. Mr Kong always puts in his 110% effort to teach students and often stayed back after classes no matter how late to answer our questions. Along with his tutoring and my own hard work, I am confident I would obtain a grade of B4 and above for my O level Physics and do Mr Kong proud.

— Darryl Eyu, Nan Hua High School

Mr Kong is a really helpful teacher who will go the extra mile to help in anyway he can. His tuition classes are always enjoyable and he makes the subject a lot more manageable. Furthermore, the notes provided by him are very useful for examinations and I definitely benefited a lot from his classes. He is a teacher who seriously cares a lot about his students and their academic performance. For the past year, my grades have improved from an unsteady pass to a steady distinction. I am very thankful for his help and extremely grateful for his help!

— Wang Xinyue, Nan Hua High School

I managed to grasp a better understanding in my physics concepts. Honestly, I pretty much hated physics because I was constantly failing physics so concept first helped me start to gain some interest in physics. Mr Kong also very willingly stays back after lessons to clear any questions that we have, sometimes even up to 1hr after class, so I appreciate it very much!

— Shannice, Nan Hua High School

Mr Kong has been very helpful and I have picked up a lot of skills for physics during his lessons. I really enjoy his lessons and I’m very thankful to have signed up for his lessons. Before I attended his lessons this year, I have improved by achieving B3 for my prelims. Thank you Mr Kong!

— Rachel Ee, Nan Hua High School

Mr Kong is an extremely dedicated teacher who always comes up with new ways of helping his students to understand the concepts even better. From real life demonstrations to comprehensive notes, his lessons are really engaging and helpful in my physics journey. He would also not hesitate to stay back after lessons to explain questions to clarify any doubts. Thank you Mr Kong for your guidance and patience in your teaching.

— Ruth Lim, Nan Hua High School

Mr Kong has been really helpful and patient with me for the past two years. In the past, I could not grasp the concepts for physics. Mr Kong has made lessons fun and simple for students. I have improved tremendously from F9 in secondary 3 to a B3 in prelims. From real life demonstrations to staying back to help out, Mr Kong is a very dedicated teacher with great passion for physics. Thank you Mr Kong!

— Shannon Cho Sin Yee, Nan Hua High School

Mr Kong is a dedicated teacher who always patiently clears my doubts. The lessons are always fun and enjoyable. The materials provided are very useful, allowing me to understand the concepts better.

— Angela Ang, Nan Hua High School

Mr Kong’s classes are very helpful to me as he explains concepts well. His notes are also very helpful (much easier to understand than the textbook). Mr Kong’s classes are also useful as we can ask questions after class or during class if we do not understand anything.

— Alicia Low, Nan Hua High School

As one who is truly dedicated to teaching and helping his students learn Physics better, Mr Kong is a kind-hearted teacher who selflessly devotes himself to teaching Physics to his students. He is a helpful and caring teacher who will help you whenever you are stuck with a particular question or unsure of certain concepts/answers/ideas. He will personally devote his time to stay back and slowly guide you through on how to go about doing the questions that you are unsure of, and for that I am very grateful to him. He is definitely a master in Physics as the answers and explanations that he gives in his worksheets/ test papers/ practice papers are of great quality and you may actually be surprised after reading/ listening to his explanations as it really gives you insights on how to better answer questions and apply key terms and concepts, this thus makes his teaching style and answering style unique and special. I am very grateful to him as he has taught me Physics in a new and unique way which has made me better understand the subject as a whole, I felt that I have greatly improved in the subject under him and for that I am sincerely and truly grateful to him. His lessons are very fun and interesting and I will definitely miss his lessons in class. I do hope I can keep in touch with him and get to hang out together with him and with the other classmates.

— Damien Chiew, Nan Hua High School

Thank you Mr Kong for making classes really enjoyable for by showing us real-life demonstrations to help us learn certain concepts more easily and being super patient with me by repeating to me again and again until I understand. Thank you for letting me change from a person who initially had 0 confidence and interest in Physics, to become someone who has started to enjoy, love and develop confidence in it. I will miss your really entertaining lessons and the small chats you have with our class during breaks and being super friendly with us treating us as friends! Although I only started in July and only attended your classes for about 5 months, I have improved and gained a better understanding of Physics. I really enjoy and will definitely miss your lessons! Thank you for being the best tuition teacher I have met so far.

— Laura Ng, Nan Hua High School

Mr Kong’s Physics Tuition provided me with adequate practice from his hand-picked questions, comprehensive hand-written notes, and in-depth explanations in class. All these definitely boosted my understanding of Physics concepts and led me to top my class with an A1 grade in my Prelims, from and F9 in my common test 1. I am glad I joined Mr Kong’s class as I doubt, I would have made such a great improvement without his help.

— Celest Teo, Nan Hua High School

Mr Kong’s lessons are really fun and enjoyable. When I first went into his lesson I didn’t like physics however Mr Kong made me become more interested in the subject. His lessons made me have a clearer understanding on the concepts that my teachers teach in school. He uses various methods to ensure that we understand the concept better. For example when we were going through the chapter on light and lens Mr Kong showed us some experiments to enable us to have a better understanding on the concept. This method was really helpful for me as I am a more visual learner so looking at these experiments actualy helps me to clear my doubts and allow me to understand better Mr Kong is also very helpful. He always helps me and friends after class if we have questions to ask even though it is already very late at night. I am really grateful for Mr Kong as his lessons has made me more interested in the subject and has made me improve a lot. Thank you Mr Kong for helping me so much.

— Sherry Chew, Nan Hua High School

Mr Kong is very patient and helpful. He also takes time to look through each student’s mistakes. He is very knowledgeable and resourceful and specially prepares materials for his classes.

— Chloe Teo, Nan Hua High School

I enjoyed the questions that Mr Kong put in the worksheets and found them quite interesting and fun to do. His explanations and drawings on his computer tablet are very clear and succinct, making it easy for me to understand the Essence of every question. Other than that, I appreciated the fact that mr Kong is a patient tutor who is always willing to answer my questions in real life and on WhatsApp 🙂

— Nellie Lin, Nan Hua High School

Mr Kong is a really really great Physics tutor! It is because of Mr Kong that I started to like the subject, because he makes lessons really interesting and engaging by using different methods, such as using different terms to explain a certain Physics concept. It is because of his lessons that when I learn about the same concept in school, I am better able to grasp and understand the lessons in school. Also, Mr Kong asks and he would not hesitate to sit down with us in order to make sure we understand the concepts. I would really like to thank Mr Kong for teaching and guiding us throughout every single lesson! I really wished I joined Mr Kong’s tuition earlier! Thank you Mr Kong!

— Ang Ying, Jamie, Nan Hua High School

Mr Kong’s lessons are really effective and enjoyable, I have learnt a lot during my time there. Mr Kong has his ways to relate physics to our daily lives, making physics concepts easier to understand. He uses various methods to deliver concepts in a clear and concise manner, which heightened my ability to comprehend and solve physics problems more accurately. His live demonstrations and computer stimulations helped his students understand difficult concepts more easily, his 2-page summary and consolidation notes are well-crafted which breaks down each chapter into 2-3 key focuses, this helped to make each chapter more digestible for his students so self-revision has definitely been made more efficient. He is always willing to stay back after lessons to clarify our doubts to ensure we fully understand. His patience and encouragement never failed to keep me going, his love for the subject is evident in his teaching and his passion for teaching gave me the drive to achieve even better results. He puts in a lot of effort in creating his lesson materials. I believe Mr Kong will continue to touch the hearts of his students and inspire more students in future. Thank you, Mr Kong!

— Vanessa Wong, Nan Hua High School

Through Mr Kong’s classes, I got exposed to many questions that were challenging, and by attempting them, I get a better grasp of the concepts involved. Also, through the fun and interactive lessons, I learnt Physics in a much easier wat that really helped me a lot.

— Cheryl Guek, Nan Hua High School

I feel that tuition was very helpful in helping me understand Physics better and also in a easier way. When I came in in September 2017, my results were not ideal and I did not understand the concepts and I was only going through the exams through memorising. After attending the tuition, I started to get the hang of Physics and my results drastically improved. I found Physics to be fun and enjoyed it. I understand lessons in school and overall found it very helpful in O Level preparation especially the 2-page summaries.

— Justin Neo Yunhui, Nan Hua High School

Mr Kong is a very nice and patient teacher. The resources given has proved to be really helpful in my studies and I will always browse through his notes and worksheets before any test or exam and he always tries his best to make learning easy and fun. He is very approachable and always answers any queries I have.

— Onn Wan Ni, Nan Hua High School

Before attending this tuition class, I usually scored badly for Physics and thus disliked the subject a lot. However, Mr Kong managed to make the classes interesting, especially by the demonstrations he did to prove a particular theory. By encouraging students to answer questions in class also gave me more encouragement to not give up on Physics. Therefore, his classes allowed me to gain confidence and like this subject more, which resulted in an improvement in my Physics grades.

— Shannon Chang, Nan Hua High School

Mr Kong is a very engaging and amazing tutor who rekindled my interest for Physics after my continuous failure during school exams. His clear and concise notes, as well as dynamic and effective lessons enabled me to have a better understanding towards the subject, boosting my confidence in Physics.

— Soh Li Ying, Nan Hua High School

Mr Kong’s classes are really engaging and he has his ways to make Physics easy to understand. His lessons are very clear and that he uses different teaching methods to make sure every student understands the concept. He allows students to clarify their doubts in class and also through Whatsapp. Being a patient and encouraging teacher, he delivers knowledge with passion, which made me regain and interest in Physics. Overall, I enjoyed his lessons very much and would strongly recommend to anyone who needs help in the subject.

— Tan Yee Hong, Nan Hua High School

Mr Kong’s tuition class has enabled me to understand concepts clearer. The revision notes were clear and detailed. Before attending this tuition, I had many misconceptions and also did not have notes to refer to during the revision period. After being exposed to various worksheets and revision notes, I was able to grasp the Physics concepts more easily. I also learnt about the various answering techniques and ways to tackle questions in Paper 2. All in all, I am very grateful for the help that Mr Kong provides me with!

— Phua Qin Yi Venice, Nan Hua High School

Mr Kong has always strived to make lessons engaging yet effective. He selflessly sacrifices his time to help us with our questions even after lessons too. He is very dedicated to teaching us, planning lesson schedules during the O Levels for each student based on their subject combination so that we would no get affected by the tuition classes while doing revision for the other subjects. This, I found to be extremely useful as before my Physics examination I could still have a lesson with him despite the hectic exam timetable.

— Zachary Quay, Nan Hua High School

Mr Kong is very patient and willing to help his students. He explains the concepts really well during normal lessons, so students can grasp a hold on Physics easily. He also engages the class to make the class more interesting. He uses interactive tools to allow students to visualise and understand better.

— Toh Qiao Qi, Nan Hua High School

Mr Kong is a very helpful and patient tutor who is able to deliver his lessons in a very effective manner. I am able to understand the Physics concepts better through his lessons, which helped me to improve my Physics. Thank you Mr Kong for your guidance and encouragement!

— Wong Yan Ning, Nan Hua High School

Mr Kong is an extraordinary Physics Teacher. His teaching pedagogy is effective and helps his students unlock their true potential in Physics. Mr Kong is really experienced and the notes and worksheets provided are very useful. He makes learning Physics truly enjoyable with his great sense of humour and passion in Physics. Under his tutelage, I have learnt to appreciate Physics to be more than just a subject and I am encouraged to discover more on my own. I am truly appreciative and thankful for Mr Kong for not only the grade jump in the subject, but more importantly, helping me discover the joy of learning Physics. Highly recommended to any Physics student, guaranteed to be an enriching and enjoyable experience.

— Tan Wee Yu, Nan Hua High School

Mr Kong is able to explain many different concepts and he ensures every student understands the concepts. Under his tutelage, I was able to improve from an E8 to B3 within three months. I feel that I have learnt a lot under Mr Kong. There were many times I struggled with the concepts, and Mr Kong took the effort to use different softwares to explain the concept. Mr Kong’s lessons are well-prepared and his materials are very useful in helping me to prepare for the O levels. Over these months, I have improved tremendously and have understood many of the concepts I used to struggle with last time.

— Chew Yu Rong, Nan Hua High School

His lessons are very interesting often with humour injected and thus never boring. Before I join his class, I was considering if I should drop pure physics as I have never really been doing well and I was very worried. However, after I joined his classes, I gained lots of confidence, help and encouragement and began to find myself liking the subject as time goes by. Not only that, Mr Kong is always approachable for consultation, thus allowing me to clear my doubts.

— Yan Jia Yi , Nan Hua High School

You are an amazing tutor who were able to deliver the concepts to us in a clear and concise manner. I was a straight F9 student in Secondary 3 but after joining your tuition class in April, my results improved to an C5 for the prelims, within 3 months. I now have a much better understanding of the subject and I believe I will do even better for the O Levels. Honestly, you are the best tutor I have ever met, and I would strongly recommend others to join your class!

— Wan Tze Yuen, Nan Hua High School

I have never joined any tuition classes before and was slightly sceptical about how effective it would be. However, I was certainly not disappointed when I joined Mr Kong’s Physics Tuition Class. He had helped me understood Physics a lot better and I saw a huge improvement in my grades. After over a year of lessons, I am happy to say that he was not only and outstanding tutor but also a friend to me! Through his lessons, I learned not just physics concepts, but also study techniques and to develop a good learning attitude. Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication Mr Kong!

— Phoebe Tay, Nan Hua High School

I joined Mr Kong’s Physics Tuition class after scoring very badly for my school’s Preliminary Examination 1. Under his tutoring, I managed to jump 6 grades for my Preliminary Examinations 2! His classes are very engaging, and he has a way to make physics easy to understand. Through that, I had gained much valuable knowledge on physics. Overall, I enjoyed and befitted from his classes greatly.

— Ong Rui Min, Nan Hua High School

I was advised by my school teacher to drop Pure Physics. Through Mr Calvin Kong’s teaching, I gradually understood more each day. The O-level Preparation Worksheets he created, together with his clear explanations, had helped me to understand concepts better. After a while, I grew more comfortable with the subject and to my delight, I scored a C5 for Prelims 1, an A2 for Prelims 2 and O Levels.

— Clarisse Koh, Nan Hua High School