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 the question requirements, and then teach them how to answer different parts of it. 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 tuition for students who are struggling to understand concepts or missing the question requirements.
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 at Concept First.
Concept First has 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.
Despite the short period that I was with Concept First, 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 that 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 the kinds of Physics that has been applied in my daily life. I would recommend this class to anyone who struggles to understand the concepts taught in school.
Concept First’s 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. Mr Kong is approachable and friendly which makes it easier to clarify any doubts after lesson. Thank you!
After reading the detailed notes that are so well organised, I am able to connect the dots between the various chapters. The worksheets are very aligned with the O Level syllabus and standards such that after doing them, we feel confident about the upcoming exams.
Physics has always been a confusing subject until I joined Concept First’s Physics tuition class. Mr Kong’s clarity in his explanations has made the subject much easier to understand. Not only can we approach him during class time, but online communication has also made it easier for me to ask questions.
Mr Kong is an awesome teacher. We are provided with concise summary notes with all the key points for the topic, and more than enough questions for practise. Mr Kong is always willing to clarify our doubts when we ask questions. He makes lessons fun and entertaining but also ensures that we learn something.
Mr Kong has clarified many of my doubts in Physics since I joined at 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 them 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.
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. The notes are very comprehensive and easy to understand. The 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.
Concept First has helped a lot in helping me build my confidence in Physics. Mr Kong makes learning fun and enjoyable and his lessons are engaging. He is very caring and regularly checks in on his students. The resources that the tuition centre provides is very useful for revision, especially during periods near exams, and has helped improve my grades for Physics.
Mr Kong is a very hardworking individual and always tries his best to refine the 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.
Concept First’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, Mr Kong 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.
I was constantly just passing before joining the tuition. Eventually, I had lost the interest and motivation to learn Physics. However, after joining Concept First, I could finally understand the concepts and my mistakes. The worksheets provided are tougher than school materials and good notes are provided for us to use. After a few months. I had improved greatly and more importantly, I had gained back my confidence in Physics.
Having Physics tuition with my classmates has made learning Physics a much more enjoyable experience, especially with such a wonderful Physics tutor who explains concepts in a very clear and detailed manner. The lessons have made me become more interested in Physics, both within and beyond the O Level syllabus.
The classes are always interactive and supplemented with detailed notes and worksheets. Mr Kong is always willing to clear my doubts and answer my questions. I first joined the class in March of Secondary 4, when my grade for CA1 was an F9. Within 2 months, my grade had improved to B3 for the Mid-year Examinations!
Mr Kong has helped me to feel confident in sitting for my O Level Physics paper as I achieved a higher understanding and better application skills in the subject from the lessons.
The 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.
Mr Calvin Kong is an extremely dedicated teacher who uses innovative and methodical approaches to help his students better digest chunks of concepts. He truly brings out the vibrancy of the subject by crafting intriguing lessons filled with demonstrations, simulations and such. At the same time, the centre provides many crucial and useful resources that tremendously aid us in exams. Attending the lessons was really a wisening and impactful experience.
Through the notes, I was able to go from understanding almost nothing about the topic to being able to grasp and recall concepts easily enough. I enjoyed the lessons as they were easily understandable and made me more confident in my abilities, as well as your entertainment keeping me awake. Thank you Mr Kong!
Even the more difficult topics had become easy to grasp after attending the classes, and I definitely felt more confident when sitting for my exams. Mr Kong’s enthusiasm is extremely motivational and has inspired me to set higher targets for myself. Overall, this is one of the best Physics tuition classes I have ever attended.
I ended Secondary 3 with generally poor results in Physics and I spent several days deliberating whether I should drop the subject. But luckily, after I saw Concept First’s advertisements, I decided to give Physics one more shot. I joined their classes at the end of 2016, and the first lesson on EM Waves already allowed me to gain more faith in my ability in Physics. Through the course of 2017, my grades in Physics improved tremendously, and I began to like the subject more than I ever had.
Before joining Concept First, I scored poorly in school and found all the concepts difficult to understand. After joining, my grades jumped from an F9 to a B4. I found Physics easier to understand and my grades improved much more. Now I have more confidence in this subject.
Concept First’s lessons and teaching approach kept me engaged throughout the lessons. Through my weekly lessons, I was able to be more confident in Physics and found joy in studying for the subject. The notes provided by the centre made revision much easier, thus making me clear-headed and well prepared for the exam even when I had little time to study for it. Knowledge is really subconsciously drilled into you through the weekly lessons here!
Teacher Calvin is an amazing teacher, he encourages and provides his students with very useful summary sheets that make learning Physics much easier, and further ensures that we know our facts by showing us interesting demonstrations or videos of certain concepts during lessons. Lessons were very fun and useful.
Although I only started lessons in late June of Sec 4, I managed to gain confidence in Physics quickly. The lessons were well-paced, and if I had any doubts or questions, I could ask them in class without fear. My tutor was very engaging, and made the subject interesting. For someone who was about to give up on the subject, the lessons boosted my confidence and made me realise that an A1 is possible if I work hard enough. The notes are amazing! I especially like the 2 page summaries as they are very detailed and easy to read. They are a useful tool for a quick look-through before the exam itself. If I was unable to attend a particular lesson, I could attend another replacement class. The admin staff is friendly and helpful. Overall, I had a very good experience here, and would definitely recommend Concept First to students who are struggling in Physics and those who wish to improve their grades within a short span of time.
The content is clearly explained and broad exposure is given to gain more knowledge on the different questions and how to answer them. The class is engaging and is really useful for anyone taking Physics as concepts are clearly taught.
Before I attended the tuition, Physics was a subject that I disliked. However, after attending the lessons, I have realised that Physics can be fun and interesting. The usual card tricks and stories that Mr Kong shares with us allows us to enjoy the lessons. He is able to simplify difficult concepts and explain them with demonstrations, making it much easier to understand them.
Really great tuition. Managed to easily understand topics that I was previously struggling with. It also helped me to feel more confident in the subject and inspired me to learn more.
I dare say that I have learnt more about Physics in the 4 months with Concept First than I have learnt from my 2 years in school!
— Chris Lim, St. Joseph’s Institution (Independent)
Concept First has helped me to learn Physics at a good and effective pace, allowing me to improve my understanding of concepts through practices and thorough explanations. I started off with an F9 in my Sec 3 Mid Year exams, and ended up with an A1 during my prelims in Sec 4 through the fun lessons at the center. Any questions I had were answered even up till the day of my O Level MCQ paper, which allowed me to clarify any doubts I had and be properly prepared. Thanks Mr Kong for the fun lessons and I hope there will be many more after me who will share similar experiences!
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, St. Joseph’s Institution (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 Sim, St. Joseph’s Institution (Independent)
I was struggling with Physics very badly as I could not follow the explanations in my school. However Concept First’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, St. Joseph’s Institution (Independent)
I have benefitted from Concept First’s lessons. They are easy to understand and follow. Mr Kong is a very great teacher who helped me improve my grades from a 55 to 70.
— Vishal, St. Joseph’s Institution (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 lessons interesting by conducting real-life demonstrations 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 to 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.
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.
After attending Concept First’s class since early Sec 4, my results have had a tremendous improvement from C5 in Secondary 3 SA2 to a Distinction for my Secondary 4 Preliminary Examinations. I find the teaching style and materials provided very efficient and effective for my learning as compared to my previous tuitions. Mr Kong is very approachable and is always willing to meet outside lesson time to answer my doubts. Thank you, Mr Kong!
The lesson notes are very concise yet comprehensive, helping me to relearn my weaker topics quickly. Mr Kong is able to explain the difficult concepts very clearly and with great detail. 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 the classes.
— Gabriel Chai, St. Andrew’s Secondary School
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
I enjoy 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, worksheets, and practicals are great tools that 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.
I like the summaries 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
Concept First has not only helped me to improve my Physics grades, but made me gain a liking towards Physics even though I used to dislike it, as the lessons are very engaging. The lessons helped me to enjoy Physics as I learnt to understand the concepts well. I did better in every test as it became not just a subject that I took but a subject that I love and strive to do well in. The tutors are always prepared for lessons with well-equipped technology and lesson notes for us which has helped us to learn and understand concepts deeper and properly.
I 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.
After attending lessons with Concept First, 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 here! 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!
I started classes at Concept First in Sec 3 but I thought that I would never be able to even pass Physics. However, after attending lessons at CF, I found it easier to understand Physics and I could learn it in a more engaging and fun way through demonstrations and in-depth explanations. I was very happy as I did better for Physics in Sec 4.
— Sphurti Sudhir Kulkarni, 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!
Although I only joined in June of my O Level year, Concept First was a great help in helping me improve my grades. The summaries and topical recaps were much clearer than my school teachers’ way of teaching, and were very concise. Especially for structured questions, my tutor would always break down the key points to the answer and explain the mark allocation.
— Yap Xin Jae, St. Margaret’s Secondary 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 Concept First’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, St. Patrick’s School
Mr Kong even made separate notes for us combined science students, so that we would not be confused with the pure Physics notes. My science grades have improved tremendously since joining Concept First’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
The tutors are very approachable and friendly, able to share their experience of their own rather than following the answer sheet all the time.
— Ang Zhi Bin, Swiss Cottage Secondary School
The classes are very engaging and very helpful for my understanding of the subject. I have struggled with Physics until finding Mr Kong.
— Bandith, Swiss Cottage Secondary School
Calvin Kong provides many useful notes and resources for his students. He is willing to answer all questions from students.
— Feng Muzhi, Swiss Cottage Secondary School
Mr Calvin Kong is able to use multiple ways to tackle difficult Physics questions, in addition to simple and clear explanations for each question. He is a caring and concerning tutor who will reach out to all students, identify their weak areas, and guide them along such that everyone is at the same pace in class. A dedicated tutor who would sacrifice his personal time and place students as priority. Highly recommended.
Concept First has really helped and guided me in my learning through concise notes made by the tutors. The teacher at CF is very engaging and the pace of the class is just nice which allows me to learn. The 2-page summary has helped me immensely in my last minute revision for my exams as all the main concepts are present and helps me keep my things concise. Lastly, the foundational concept videos are very helpful for students who have weak foundations and struggle to recap on certain concepts.
The materials provided are very effective and the lessons are very fun and interesting and made Physics enjoyable for me.
— Ryan Cho, Tanglin Secondary School
I always look forward to Mr Kong’s class as he is able to explain complicated Physics problems in a simple way. I am so glad that I had joined his class as my Physics improved a lot and I am confident that I will do well in my O Levels.
— Samantha Ong, Tanglin Secondary School
Mr Calvin Kong is the best teacher I ever had. He is dedicated and constantly striving to help his students achieve their very best, crafting excellent learning resources such as the 2-page summary sheet and many useful practice questions. I would highly recommend his class to anyone who is struggling with Physics but still desires an A1!
— Lynn Ong, Tanjong Katong Girls’ School
With the exposure to more in-depth explanations and challenging questions, I am able to understand Physics better. The lessons are beneficial and engaging. The extra notes/quizzes/consultations provided were extremely helpful as well.
— Shannen, Tanjong Katong Girls’ School
It is undeniable that Mr Kong gives his best to his students all the time. From staying back after class, to upgrading of facilities, to improving his teaching methods, he has done it all. He is an approachable and candid teacher who will extend an arm to whoever needs it. From a student’s point of view, his materials are much more useful than those provided by schools, and given the variety of organised and well-planned resources, they are designed to suit everyone.
I really find the notes provided by the centre very meaningful and that they are very detailed in terms of clarity and information. I also find Mr Kong very entertaining and jovial during lessons as he finds ways to make lessons more enjoyable and fun to understand, and it is really not boring to attend his lessons too. The two page notes and consolidation booklets helped me way more compared flipping through my textbook. Through the lessons, I improved my Physics grades from F9 to B3. All in all, I am very grateful and thankful for everything that Mr Kong has done for me, and I really wish that I can do you proud with my O Level results! Thank you Mr Kong!
I tried out Concept First’s lessons and found them extremely interesting. Physics was not my favourite subject until I attended their lessons. I started to gain an interest in it. I also found hope and I persevered thanks to Mr Kong’s encouragements along the way. He is really a caring teacher and I can guarantee that after coming for the classes, every student will definitely feel more willing to explore further and ace the subject. Thank you Mr Kong for what you have taught us. I truly appreciate it.
Before joining the class, all I did to prepare for my Physics examinations was just memorising of formulae without much understanding of the concepts at all. Thanks to Mr Kong’s patience and clear explanation of the topics, I have undoubtedly improved in my grades through getting the concepts right.
— Annabella Ang, Xinmin Secondary School
Concept First’s lessons have been extremely informative and enjoyable. Mr Kong never gives up on any student and would consistently motivate us to strive for the best. Furthermore, during lessons, there is an absence of a gap between the teacher and student because Mr Kong always goes out of the way to bridge that awkwardness/gap, to ensure that each one of us would learn in the most efficient way possible. His expertise and passion could be seen when he sometimes goes out of the way to explain to us various formulas, to allow us to better understand it. Thank you Mr Kong for making these lessons informative and enjoyable.
Through Concept First’s Physics tuition class, my grasp on Physics concepts and knowledge has improved tremendously. I am thankful for Mr Kong’s guidance and his full dedication towards helping all his students including me to become better in the subject. As he makes lessons interesting and gives very clear explanations, I strongly recommend the tuition class to anyone who wants to enjoy and learn well for this subject.
— Samuel Ong, Yishun Town Secondary School
I only joined this tuition centre for a few months before my O Levels as I was not achieving the grades I wanted to and started panicking. Despite such a short time span, the teachers were still willing to take me in and support me on this journey. I was given a lot of practice papers which increased my exposure to different questions. The teachers will also refresh the previously taught topics with us and provide intensive revision at the topics. The summary notes provided for us is extremely useful and easy to understand. I was able to revise the day before the O levels examination and walked into the exam hall with confidence. The teacher will also make an effort to regularly bring the topics taught in class to real life through examples, allowing us to better understand the concepts. The lessons were very engaging and I was able to benefit from it greatly.
The tutor’s notes are detailed and organised, providing for effective revision. His lessons are also fun and interesting, often telling jokes but still staying true to teaching. The worksheets given are also effective in challenging the mind, allowing the students to learn something. 100% would recommend.
— Wong Yan Tao, Yuan Ching Secondary School
The lessons are very engaging and help me to better understand the topics. The notes are very beneficial and detailed to help us fully understand, while the 2 page summaries are very useful and helpful for quick revisions and final overviews of the chapter. Mr Kong is also a very fun teacher and makes the lessons less boring and more interesting. Overall, Concept First has definitely benefited me and helped me better get a grasp of Physics and not dislike Physics like I used to.