Liying – National Junior College

U to A in 9 months

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.

Haikal – Tanjong Katong Secondary School

F9 to A1 in 6 months

Mr Lai! OMG I am so grateful to you. I scored A1, and you know it only take 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 hour plus to your centre at Bkt 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 Physics Brain 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!! ^^

Aishwarya – Raffles Girls School

GPA 3.2 to 4.0

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.

Sally – Tanjong Katong Girls School – Secondary Chemistry

Mr Aw is a very dedicated teacher who is concerned about his students’ progress and adopts an effective learning system during his lessons. This includes being technologically savvy, using a monitor which facilitates our learning as we students are able to see the content on the screen easily as opposed to using a whiteboard, which may be time consuming.

His lessons are interesting and engaging as he tries his best to simplify chemistry concepts that are difficult to understand for better understanding and show us videos helpful to our learning when necessary such as videos on crystallization so as to let us visualize and understand the process and steps to take instead of just blindly memorizing from textbooks, where the content takes a longer time to sink into our heads.

Mr Aw also provides us with useful resources such as concised notes and a laminated periodic table with equations and other content compiled on a single page which allows us to refer to them and study more efficiently especially when exams are near.

Apart from adopting a positive attitude and encouraging us to never give up, the regular practices of worksheets and provision of challenging questions from other school’s papers also enabled me to maintain a consistent grade of A1 throughout my secondary 4 year.

He is also one of the most patient teachers I’ve ever had and encourages us to ask questions whenever in doubt even through platforms such as Whatsapp, and strives to reply us as quickly as possible with detailed explanations.

I definitely owe my great improvement in Chemistry to Mr Aw as he was the teacher who spurred my interest in Chemistry and made me enjoy learning the subject.

Darren Tay – Si Ling Primary School – Primary 4 Math

Mr. Chee always makes sure I understand clearly so that I can get good marks. The work he gives is very difficult but I still manage to do it. Whenever I don’t know how to do, I always ask him & now I scored Full Marks for my Maths exams & I’m so happy!! Thank you Mr. Chee!

Nicholas – Yishun Junior College – Junior College Chemistry

The lessons are organised and made in such a way that it is easy for us to understand. The notes given are summarised with all the important points in the topics such that it is not wordy and convenient for us to read thru and revise it. The revision practices and tests get progressively more challenging so that we are prepared for class tests and examinations.

The use of the powerpoint slides coupled with our revision notes help visual learners understand the subject much better. Last but not least, Mr Aw is a very patient teacher and never fails to motivate his students, two very important traits a student looks for in a teacher.

Lim Jia Ying – Nan Hua High School

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 2016 O Levels examination.

Kritin – Bukit View Primary School – Primary 3 Science

Mr Lai makes me understand clearly so that I can get good marks. He also shows us videos during lessons to let us understand better. The work that Mr Lai give is very difficult but I manage to do it. I scored 82/100 for my recent School Exam, my parents are overjoyed!

Brian Tan – National Junior College

In my first year of JC, I had initially struggled with physics, finding it difficult to understand concepts and answer questions. However, Mr Lai had 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.

Chloe – CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls School – Secondary 4 Physics

E8 to A1

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 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 solidy 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 lesson and help that I managed to progress from an E8 to an A1.

Issac – Kranji Secondary School

For the past few years, Mr Aw has taught me for the subjects physics, Maths and chemistry. I have improved greatly for all my subjects as he makes sure I understand the topics fully, he also makes the topic easy to understand by making his own concise notes.

I have improved from his lessons as I was struggling with physics and mathematics during lower Sec. After 2-3 years of his guidance I was able to get A1 for both my mathematics and combined science (phy,chem). During lesson, he would go through topics that I am weak at and find ways to help me grasp the concept, he uses interactive ways to teach by giving examples and using videos to help me get a clearer picture.

He helped me in math by teaching me how to make my own notes which is specifically so I could understand it. He prepares test papers to check if I fully understood the concept. He is friendly and encouraging which motivates me to study. He also explains things in detail so as to make the topic understandable and managable.

He makes lessons interesting and genuinely cares for his students. Outside lessons, I can approach him with any queries or doubts I have with my work and he would advice me accordingly.

Jeremy – Yishun Junior College

Mr Aw has been a great teacher with the ability to make you understand incomprehensible things. But he’s best trait is his limitless patience and genuine care for his students.

His lessons are structured in a lecture and tutorial lesson. Albeit with condensed teachings ensure that the students are on track. Another great thing about Mr Aw is that he will not stop until his students understand!

Don’t worry if you’re hungry or be afraid of being bored because Mr Aw will keep the lessons interesting with occasional surprise snacks and gifts! His revision exercises and notes are top-notch quality. With all the important learning points summarized into one set of notes to facilitate learning.

Lee Kai Xuan – Anglo-Chinese School – Junior College 2 Physics

U to A in 6 months

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.

Ansar – Bukit Batok Secondary School – O Level Physics

I joined Mr Lai classes to enable myself to start revision even before my school finished syllabus.so I joined Mr Lai crash courses for EM and EMI. After the four lessons I stayed one with the revision classes as I felt that Mr Lai’s teaching style is very apt for me. Mr Lai explains using real life examples to give us a higher level of understanding of the subject. This made it easier to remember the reasoning. Mr Lai’s one-time explanation made me understand kinematics, something my school teacher fail to do in a year. Mr Lai has a huge collection of prelim papers which give me the opportunity to be exposed to all types of questions. Thus, during the examination there wasn’t a single question I had not done before. Therefore, I feel that I got an A1 just because of my Lai’s lesson.

Isabel Joy Kua – Anglo-Chinese School – Junior College 2 Physics

C5 to A1

Since Secondary Three my Chemistry was never too good. I failed Chemistry twice in Sec Three(2015) and got C5 for the other two exams. Last year(2016), I decided to join two of my other friends for Mr Aw’s group Chemistry tuition after getting a C5 for my CA1.

Joining this tuition was a wonderful decision as classes with Mr Aw was always extremely fun and enjoyable as well as extremely enriching. I always left class with more understanding of the Chemistry concepts and answers to my questions. Soon enough, my chemistry grades improved to a B4 for Mid Years, a B3 for Prelims and then an A1 for O Levels.

Mr Aw is a very patient tutor, never failing to answer our countless questions as well as encourage us when we didn’t do well for tests. His positive spirit motivates us to pick ourselves up after each failure and to go forward toward success. I would definitely recommend Mr Aw as a chemistry tutor!

Melody – Catholic Junior College – Junior College 2 Physics

U to A in 3 months

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 immensely in both catching up on missed chapters and refreshing our memory closer to the exams.

Although I constantly whatsapped 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, am so lucky to have discovered SPA amongst the many centers in SG!

Nadia – Yishun Junior College – Junior College Chemistry

Mr Aw is one of the best tutors I’ve ever had. His lessons were always very engaging allowing me to appreciate and take interest in a subject I would never have thought to find interesting.

He always supplied us with personalised quizzes according to our current ability and increased the difficulty each time we proved we were capable of handling more complex questions. Mr Aw was always searching for different methods to help each of his students grasp and retain chemistry concepts better.

His passion for the subject really shines through his teaching and he always puts his students first. Mr Aw is really a wonderful teacher and a talented individual, I’m extremely blessed to have had him as a chemistry tutor and a friend.

Cassa – National Junior College – Secondary 4 Physics

D7 to A1

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 educates 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.

Jishnu – Global Indian International School – International Baccalaureate Physics

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.

Ho Weng – National Junior College

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!

Loo Jun Quan– Princess Elizabeth Primary School – Primary 3 Science

I like Mr Lai’s teaching because I can learn alot of things. I like all the images and videos he used during lessons, I understand my school work and know how to solve it. I got 22/30 for my recent school Test!

M. Shameer Ahamed – Meridian Junior College

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.

Elisabeth– Yishun Junior College – Junior College Chemistry

Mr Aw is a dedicated chemistry tutor who never fails to answer even the slightest questions and he has definitely been an impactful tutor to me. He has always given in his best to source for resources for students, even for subjects that he does not teach and tailors to every students’ individual needs by planning the lessons to cater to their weaknesses.

During the A level revision period, he was just a phone call away whenever I needed help with my chemistry. Furthermore, his notes are concise and succinct, such that students do not have to worry about having difficulty understanding them and they are the best resources to help you to recap your fundamentals just before the A level examinations.

My grades have improved from a U to a B in A levels, and this is owing to his dedication and patience in guiding me. Mr Aw has definitely been a great help to me in this tough journey and my improvements would not have been possible without him.

Megha – St. Andrew Junior College

Mr Aw was one of the best or perhaps the best tutors I have ever had in my academic life. Not only was he patient with his teaching methods, he incorporated very innovative, study friendly methods to effectively drill me with the crucial chemistry concepts.

He always went that extra mile to create mindmaps, combine notes from all different schools and personalize them to fit the student’s learning style and even spare that extra 30 mins or one hour in order to ensure that the lesson reached its completion. Apart from the academic aspect, he was one of the most inspiring and encouraging tutors I have ever had.

When I didn’t believe in myself, he did. When I didn’t think I could improve, he made sure I believed I could. He was really the sort of teacher that didn’t just make sure you completed assignments on time but also instilled within me the motivation to excel.

Moreover, he was always there no matter what time, to help me in clarifying my doubts be it lesson time or via text. He was truly devoted to teaching chemistry. I am so glad that I was blessed with a tutor like Mr Aw.

Eunice Ho – National Junior College – Junior College Physics

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’m really thankful for an enjoyable learning experience and I progressed from U in June 2015 to A in A Levels.

Raghavi – Clementi Town Secondary School – Secondary Physics

I first started physics tuiton when I was 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.

Boon Shuan – Yishun Junior College

Mr Aw truly epitomises the virtue of selflessness – he is always willing to to rearrange tuition sessions to accommodate his students schedule, despite his own busy schedule, and puts his students as his first priority.

He is a dedicated and passionate teacher who not only wishes the best for his students, but takes the more than required action in effort to help students achieve their desired grades – he himself possesses the professional knowledge in chemistry and is well-equipped with the strong analytical-thinking skill set that the subject demands, and is hence well-qualified to teach the subject.

He goes the extra mile; taking the liberty to mentor and advice his students on essential matters outside academics. His faith in his students potential is unwavering and believes that each student can succeed – in studies and in life.

Ada Jiang – Innova Junior College

After continuously getting U for H2 Physics, I felt the need to engage in Physics tuition. Having joined House of Knowledge’s Physics 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!

Sanjevi – St Joseph’s Institution

Before I had Physics tuition, my grades were constantly very low. The best grade I got in sec 3 was a C5. I knew that 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.

Keith – Anglo Chinese School

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 willing 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.