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Reviews from Past Students

This tuition helped me get facts that I often get wrong right and help me to further understand the topics. I used to find physics a chore before I joined. The notes provided helped me a lot when I did my revision. The tuition facilities are clean and provide a conducive environment to study in.
— Joshua Ong, St. Andrew’s Secondary School
After attending Mr Calvin Kong’s class since early this year, my results have had a tremendous improvement from C5 in Secondary 3 SA2 to a Distinction for my Secondary 4 Preliminary Examinations. I find Mr Kong’s teaching style and materials provided very efficient and effective for my learning as compared to my previous tutors. He is very approachable and is always willing to meet outside lesson time to answer my doubts. Thank you, Mr Kong!
— Francis Chu, St. Andrew’s Secondary School
The lesson notes prepared by Mr Calvin Kong are very concise, yet comprehensive, helping me to relearn my weaker topics quickly. He is able to explain the difficult concepts very clearly and with great details. He is also able to explain all the common mistakes made by students. In this way, we are more well-prepared and alert during the exams. I highly recommend his classes.
— Gabriel Chai, Saint Andrew’s Secondary School
I enjoyed Mr Kong’s lesson every Sunday. His class is never dull and boring, instead he uses humour to lighten the rigour of learning and understanding physics. Besides his superb teaching style, his notes, worksheet, and practical is of great tools to allow me to understand and practise physics with a breeze. Lastly, the summarised notes of 44 pages comes in handy whenever I do worksheets. It is easy and fast to refer to any page and most importantly to boost my memory. Mr Kong would provide more details on the questions we would ask him about, allowing us to better understand them. He makes the subject more bite-sized and manageable to tackle. I really feel content and happy with the help I received under Mr Kong’s teachings, so I recommend this tuition centre to someone struggling with Physics.
— Garrett Sim, St. Hilda’s Secondary School
I was struggling with physics very badly as I could not follow the explanations in my school. However Mr Kong’s class really helped make things simpler and easier to understand which allowed me to grasp concepts quickly and performed much better. Not to mention, the teacher is also kind, friendly and very good at conveying ideas.
— S. Kavi – SJI (Independent)
I think Mr Kong is an amazing teacher. His lively interactive and enthusiastic attitude helps many of us become interested with the subject itself. He is able to switch between casual and relaxing mode to the state of being extremely serious and yet not intimidating, making class enjoyable and effective at the same time. I thank him for pushing my understanding at physics to a higher standard.

— Joseph Leong, SJI (Independent)

I have benefitted from Mr Kong’s Lesson. His Lessons are easy to understand and easy to follow. He is a very great teacher who helped me improve my grades from a 55 to 70.

— Vishal, SJI (Independent)

Before I attended his lessons Physics was subject that I disliked. However, after attending his lessons I have realised that Physics can be fun and interesting. The usual card tricks and stories that he shares with us allows us to enjoy his lessons. He is able to simplify difficult concepts and explain them with demonstrations making it much easier to understand them.

— Arvind Natarajan, SJI (Independent)

Mr Calvin Kong teaches Physics with unparalleled clarity, and is the main reason for my huge improvement from where I started from – a state of not knowing anything about the subject. He keeps lesson interesting by conducting real-life demonstration and he provides many detailed worksheets and notes that students can refer to. I also greatly appreciate that he cares for our welfare. I will always remember that he treated me lunch when I ran out of money, and the fact that he does not charge fees during absence shows that he cares more for our benefits than his profit.

— Zann Lim, SJI (Independent)

I understand my Physics concepts better with the notes and lessons that were useful. Mr Kong explains his lessons in great detail and is able to make classes fun and engaging, which helped improve my Physics grades. He would clarify the doubts of all students easily and I enjoyed going for his classes each week.

— Nigel Jim, SJI (Independent)

Really great tutor. Managed to easily understand topics that I was previously struggling with. He had also helped me to feel more confident in the subject and inspired me to learn more.

— Ayman, SJI (Independent)

I dare say that I have learnt more about Physics in the 4 months with him than I have learnt from my 2 years in school!

— Chris Lim, SJI (Independent)

Mr Kong is an approachable and helpful teacher that guides us in every way possible. I can always count on him to explain the abstract concepts clearly and with the addition of different learning materials- difficult exam questions, consolidated notes and visual animations, students can expect to receive a straightforward and methodological approach in succeeding in their exams. Personally, I had consistently achieved C grades in my physics exam, however ever since joining, I have been attaining A or A* grades for my mock or semester exams.

— Alyssa Pua, SJI (International)

Came to this tuition centre only a few months ago (in July I think) and at that time I was failing pretty badly. In a span of just 5 months, my grade improved from D7 to A2 which is something pretty remarkable. I would not have been able to do it without the help of Mr Kong. Thank you Mr Kong for helping me so much in Physics and for making this subject so much more enjoyable.

— Megan Wang, St. Margaret’s Secondary School

This centre has helped me hate Physics a lot less. The teachers take time to stay back after class and give detailed explanations of any doubts I have. My class ends at 8.30 pm and Mr Kong stayed back till 10.30 pm to answer all my questions. Despite my confusion and the many questions I had, Mr Kong was very patient and answered all my questions well. Classes are also very fun with his dad jokes and he is very friendly, which has made me like Physics more and more. Thank you for the past 2 years of tuition!

— Valerie KIm, St. Margaret’s Secondary School

I like the summary for each topic and the method of explaining different topics through the tablet. The two sided summary for definitions are also very helpful.

— Faith Kan, St. Margaret’s Secondary School

After attending lessons with Mr Kong, I have become much more confident with myself in Physics and am not afraid to attempt various questions across different topics which I was afraid to even tackle before coming to Calvin Kong Physics! I was exposed to a wide variety of questions and answering techniques, especially certain keywords that the markers will look out for during examinations. This has boosted my confidence in Physics Paper 2 and I was pleased that the O Level paper was manageable in my case! The revision worksheets , summary sheets and extra practices were extremely useful in my revision for the O Levels. Thank you Mr Calvin Kong!

— Sandrine Sam, St. Margaret’s Secondary School

He even made separate notes for us, so that we would not be confused with the pure physics notes. My science grades have improved tremendously since joining Mr Kong’s tuition, and I am truly appreciative of that as he was able to use various methods to teach one concept and made us understand it clearly. He also injected humour into class to lift up our moods.

— Premkumar, St. Patrick’s School

No matter how hard I tried to understand concepts from O Level assessment books, I ended up failing and even got recommended to drop to combined sciences. Later on, I joined Calvin’s physics tuition class and neither could I believe but my whole thought process changed and I managed to get an A2 for O Level Pure Physics, something I would not even have hoped for in the past!

— Nathaniel Tan, A2 for O Level Physics, St. Patrick’s School

Mr Kong has been of great help in restoring my interests in physics and helping me jump 3 grades from my mid-year to prelims. His notes are very comprehensive and easy to understand. His teaching methods have also assisted me in remembering key points in topics and crucial concepts. The lessons are often interesting as he does his best to engage each student during each session. I am sure that your child will see significant improvements so long as they are willing to learn and consistently put in hard work.

— Hans Zheng, School of Science and Technology, Singapore

Mr Kong has clarified many of my doubts in Physics since I joined in the end of Secondary 3. He is always very detailed in his explanation of concepts, and also in breaking down questions so that students can understand it easier and better. I feel that I am now more certain and confident in answering Physics questions, as I now have a better understanding of the various topics in the Physics syllabus, and have seen a big improvement in my grades from E8 to B3.

— Enzo Tan, School of Science and Technology, Singapore

Mr Kong’s two page summary helps greatly when revising for an upcoming exam and having all the main points for every topic makes revision easier and more efficient. Additionally, he is a very funny teacher and makes his lessons entertaining and hilarious. He also teaches topics thoroughly and answers any questions we have for him. Moreover, he always has extra work and materials available when I finish the lesson’s work quickly.

— Keith Tan, School of Science and Technology, Singapore

Mr Calvin is a very dedicated teacher who always took the extra time to answer my questions. May it be after class or over whatsapp, he was sure to help me clarify my questions and help me deepen my understanding in my concepts. In class, Mr Calvin uses a variety of methods to illustrate physics concepts. This made them really easy to understand. I sincerely enjoyed every physics lesson here.

— Alya Sufiyah, School of Science and Technology, Singapore

Mr Kong has helped me to feel confident in sitting for my O’ Level Physics paper as I achieved higher understanding and better application skills in the subject due to the lessons.

— Moe Thaw Kong, School of Science and Technology, Singapore

Mr Kong is a very hardworking individual and always tries his best to refine his lesson materials. I believe that the result of his efforts can be seen from the quality of the notes and papers provided, and I think that the summary sheets are the best you can ever ask for. Mr Kong compiles the information and key points from every topic and teaches it in a way that is easy to digest and understand. I strongly believe that students that join will benefit from the lessons and results can be seen after a short period of time.

— Keith Peng, School of Science and Technology, Singapore

Firstly. before joining the tuition I was constantly just passing. Eventually, I had lost interest and motivation to learn physics. However, after joining the tuition, I could finally understand the concepts and my mistakes. The worksheets provided are tougher than school materials and notes are provided for us to use. After a few months. I had improved greatly and more importantly, I had gained back my confidence to improve.

— Lai Xu Qing, School of Science and Technology, Singapore

Mr Kong is an awesome teacher. He provides concise summary notes with all the key points for the topics. He provides more than enough questions for practise and is always willing to clarify our doubts when we ask questions. He makes lessons fun and entertaining but also ensuring that we learn something.

— Desmond Woo, School of Science and Technology, Singapore

I joined Concept First out of desperation because I caught no ball in school lessons. Mr Kong was able to explain the different topics and concepts clearly and precisely, and I benefited a lot from that. He would ensure that students knew what the question requirements were and then teach them how to answer to different parts of the question while going through questions, he would also write tips and notes for students to copy for future reference, which is helpful when they want to revise that particular “trick” in the question. I recommend this class for students who are struggling to understand concepts or missing the question requirements.

— Abigail Tan, School of Science and Technology, Singapore

Your classes are extremely engaging and entertaining. It definitely made Physics more enjoyable and easier to grasp. The lessons are well-paced with short YouTube breaks that helps keep up the fun atmosphere. You are approachable and friendly which makes it easier to clarify any doubts after lesson. Thank you

— Ashley Chan Si Ya, School of Science and Technology, Singapore

Despite the short period I have been with the centre, I was able to clarify many key concepts and answering strategies in the lessons through critical learning. If I had known about this centre much earlier, I am sure my results would be much more spectacular. I am now able to see Physics as a fun and relatable subject and can find myself thinking of what kinds of Physics has been applied in my daily life and would recommend this class to anymore who struggles to understand the concepts taught in school.

— Amanda Han Xin Hui, School of Science and Technology, Singapore

Lessons are enjoyable and effective. Mr Calvin Kong explains concepts really well and as simply as it can get. The atmosphere during class is very relaxed and I feel at ease when learning. The notes are extremely helpful as the contents are separated into different sections of the syllabus. Furthermore, Mr Kong is caring, humorous and makes lessons fun.

— Oliver Ong, School of Science and Technology, Singapore

His classes are always interactive and supplemented with detailed notes and worksheets. He is always willing to clear my doubts and answer my questions. I first joined his class in March of Secondary 4, when my grade for CA1 was an F9. Within 2 months, my grade improved to B3 for the Mid-year Examinations!

— Lim Ming Hui, School of Science and Technology, Singapore

After reading his detailed notes that are so well organised, I am able to connect the dots between the various chapters. The worksheets he created are very aligned with the o-level syllabus and standards such that after doing them, we feel confident about the upcoming exams.

— Asritha, School of Science and Technology, Singapore

Having physics tuition with my class mates has made learning physics to be a much more enjoyable experience, especially with such a wonderful physics tutor who explains concepts in a very clear and detailed manner. His lessons has made me become more interested in Physics, both within and beyond the 0-level syllabus.

— Liew Jia Wen, School of Science and Technology, Singapore

Physics has always been a confusing subject until I joined Mr Kong’s physics tuition class. His clarity in explanation had made the subject much easier to understand. Not only can we approach him during class time, online communication has also made it easier for me to ask questions.

— Darelyn Lim, School of Science and Technology, Singapore

Mr Kong had given me a clearer and deeper understanding of Physics concepts and how it can be applied not only in questions but also in real life scenarios. I was never fond of Physics, but Mr Kong has made learning Physics a lot more fun and engaging, rekindling my interest in science.

— Alyssa Siow, School of Science and Technology, Singapore