Group H2 Physics Tuition JC / O Level / IP Physics Tutor
Blk 507, Bishan St 11, #01-398, Singapore 570507 or ZOOM.
Fees for 4 lessons before 31 Dec 2023:
Sec 3 (2024): $380 (Thu 7-9 pm Starting 26 Oct 2023 or Sat 4:30-6:30 pm Starting 28 Oct 2023)
Sec 3 (2023): $420 (Sat 2-4 pm or Sun 7-9 pm)
Sec 4 (2023): $460 (Thu 7-9 pm or Sat 4:30-6:30 pm)
JC1 (2024): $420 (Sat 7-9 pm Starting 25 Nov 2023 or Sun 2-4 pm Starting 26 Nov 2023)
JC1 (2023): $460 (Fri 7-9 pm or Sun 4:30-6:30 pm)
JC2 (2023): $500 (Sat 7-9 pm or Sun 2-4 pm)
Once student joins, the fee will remain unchanged till final exam.
Mr. Phang has many students with a huge appetite for knowledge:
Sec 1/2 students attending Sec 3/4 & JC1/2 classes, Sec 3/4 students attending JC1/2 & H3 classes.
Mr. Phang has a special buffet offer for these students - just pay for one level's fee and attend up to 5 levels' classes concurrently (Sec 3, Sec 4, JC1, JC2 & H3 Physics).
(Free-Of-Charge to Mr. Phang's Students)
Sec 3 (Extra Lessons) - 17/24 May '23 (Sec 4 students are welcome)
JC1 (Intensive Lessons) - 31 May & 7/14/21 Jun '23; 16/23/30 Aug & 6 Sep '23 (JC 2 students are welcome)
JC2 (H3 Physics MOE 9814) - 6 Jan '23 to 18 Aug '23 (Every Fri 9:30-11:30 pm. Secondary students are welcome - in fact they make up about half the class ... like Marcus's younger brother Martin)
Martin Koh (NUS High), International Young Physicists' Tournament (IYPT) 2022
Photo Courtesy of Marcus Koh (RI's Top Student in H2/ H3 Physics/ LKY Maths & Science Award)
Q: Are you really the one teaching?
A: Yes. What you see is what you get in the news 前线追踪.
It's impossible to hire good tutors. Mr. Phang's former student Teddy (NUS High IPhO Gold Medallist now studying at Cambridge) conducts booming group tuition classes Zoom from UK. Part time.
Yet some full-time tutors can't find students and need to work for street-smarts Parents pay much for tutors worth little, and street-smarts get rich.
Q: Do you offer trial lessons?
A: Mr. Phang only offers trial lessons to students who try a higher level class, like these below.
"In Sec 1 my friend (Li Chang) introduced me to Mr. Phang's tuition (A-Level H2 Physics). The topic was Waves and Superposition. I didn't know anything about the topic at all before the lesson, but after the comprehensive and easy to understand lecture by Mr. Phang, I was able to understand the concept really well !"
Pan Liyu, RI Sec 1 Student in 2014, and Li Chang were champions in the Singapore Young Physicists' Tournament SYPT 2017 (RI Team 1) Click Medal
Q: What percentage of your students get distinctions?
A: Higher than other tutors as Mr. Phang's students tend to have better PSLE than most teachers.
"The number of students he has taught who have gone on to attain many awards and accolades on the national and international level. That to me, is what truly makes Mr. Phang a super tutor."
Mikail Firas, RI 2021, NZYPT Champion Team, LKY Math & Science Award
"Surely, there is no better place to learn physics than in Mr. Phang's class"
Chen Hongjie, NJC 2009, LKY Math & Science Award
"I remember hating physics in Sec 3 because I found it really boring."
Yu Fei, HCI 2021, Singapore Physics Olympiad Gold
Sadly top schools don't set PSLE COP for teachers (Google shocking news of I.P. teachers who were normal students).
End up, tutors setting up shop in Bishan & Bt. Timah are late bloomers trumpeting their students' alma mater but not their own except a few fellow Rafflesians Irwin, Kelvin, Jack & Hwachongians Melvin, Julian who dare publicise their good degrees.
Double Tragedy of Tuition
Tragedy 1 : Tutors who couldn't get into top schools set up shop nearby to fulfil their childhood dream
Tragedy 2 : Clueless students signed up with tutors who couldn't get into their school
Clue 1: Tutors are boastful. If we have anything good, the whole world will know. Just look at this bus's colours.
Note: Fees are adjusted every quarter for new intake but once a student joins, it will remain unchanged till the end of Sec 4 or JC2 for secondary and junior college students, respectively, provided there is no gap in payment for any reason. Therefore, within the same class, there could be some students who pay a lower fee because they have joined earlier.
Mr. Phang has explained this in the news article on Jun 17, 2010 (click to enlarge).
Parent asked why students in the same class were charged different fees
A parent complained to the press that a certain physics tutor charged different fees for students in the same class.
Mdm Tan told the press that after reading the 'Super Tutors' newspaper article two years ago about a certain well-known tutor teaching physics, she enrolled her son who was in Sec 3 last year. The fee was $320 for 4 lessons. This year, when she introduced a friend's son to this tutor, the tutor charged the friend's son who joined the same class $360 for 4 lessons.
Mdm Tan also found out that some students in the same class were paying only $280 for 4 lessons. She was puzzled why students in the same class paid different fees.
Mdm Tan said that she did not raise this issue with the tutor because she was afraid the tutor might not want to continue teaching her son if she had done so.
Physics tutor explained that students who joined earlier enjoyed "Early Bird Discounts"
Physics tutor Mr. Phang Yu Hon explained that he gave "Early Bird Discounts" to students who joined earlier. For example, those who joined the Sec 3 class before school reopened enjoyed a $20 discount. As their fees remained unchanged after school reopened, they continued to pay a lower fee than those who joined later.
Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE)
The Executive Director of CASE, Mr. Seah Seng Choon, said that it was up to individual tutors to set their fees. However, the tutor should inform the parents that students who joined at different times would be charged different fees, so that they could make an informed decision.