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"Too often, I was caught not paying attention in class.”
MM Lee Kuan Yew, RI 1936-40 (The Singapore Story)

“The GP teacher could see me doing non-GP work under her nose."
Dr. Lee Wei Ling, RI 1970-71 ('A' for Uncle Earnest)

“When we decided to turn independent, 1/3 of our teachers decided to leave."
Hwa Chong Principal (Interview with Dr. Hon Chiew Weng)

Since I.P. schools do well after teachers leave them, late bloomers who could not study at top schools want to teach there before leaving for the tuition industry.

The Secrets are in Their Genes

I.P. students whose uncles are brighter than their teachers, like MM Lee's daughter above, now have a tutor who empathises with them.

A tutor who does not need to claim credit for their families' intellect - because he has his own - "SUPERTUTOR" Mr. Phang Yu Hon (a second generation Rafflesian whose uncle was RI's top student. Click About).

Frontline Programme

MediaCorp Channel 8 October 8, 2010

Mr. Phang (Physics Tutor) explains that some Sec 1 students come to learn Sec 3 stuff

Frontline Programme

MediaCorp Channel 5 October 8, 2010

Ryan Chen explains that he attended Mr. Phang's A-level physics tuition while he was in Sec 4 because physics was his favourite subject

National Science Challenge Finals 2008

MediaCorp Channel 5 October 9, 2008

Ryan Chen (extreme right) supporting the RI team at the 2008 National Science Challenge Finals

National Science Challenge Finals 2008

MediaCorp Channel 5. October 9, 2008

Kang Zi Yang - National Science Challenge Champion

Does Mr. Phang follow closely I.P. schools' syllabus like some tutors?

Mr. Phang teaches ahead, because I.P. students are bright.

Those tutors can't understand I.P. students, whose secrets are in their genes.

Lee Kuan Yew Math & Science Award


Martin Koh (NUS High)
Brother of Marcus Koh (RI)

Lee Kuan Yew Math & Science Award


Centre - Marcus Koh (RI)
Brother of Martin Koh (NUS High)
Left - Mikail Firas S/O Abdul Jabbar (RI)
Brother of Muzammil Arif S/O Abdul Jabbar (RI)

Lee Kuan Yew Math & Science Award


Left - Muzammil Arif S/O Abdul Jabbar (RI)
Brother of Mikail Firas S/O Abdul Jabbar (RI)

Singapore Physics Olympiad (SPhO) 2020

Gold Medallist

Yu Fei (Hwa Chong Insitution)
Brother of Yu Yue (HCI)

Create 2010 Winner

The Straits Times December 19, 2009

Quek Keng Yong (Raffles Institution) with Teachers' Day Present Panda
Brother of Dr. Quek Keng Liang (HCI)

While most I.P. Sec 3 and 4 students still attend Mr. Phang's Sec 3 and 4 physics tuition classes respectively, more Sec 1/2/3/4 I.P. students are now attending Mr. Phang's Sec 3/4 and JC1/2 tuition classes.

Which students are able to handle 'accelerated' higher level physics classes? After doing a survey amongst his students of their PSLE, Mr. Phang observed that these I.P. students fall into the following categories:

Math Olympiad Enter Second Round
+ 3 Levels, e.g. Sec 1 attend Sec 4 physics tuition; Sec 2 attend JC1; Sec 3 attend JC2/H3 (Optional).

PSLE Math & Science Both AL1 (or any score for G.E.P / All NUS High students/ Students aiming for Raffles Academy (Physics R.A.) & Hwa Chong Science & Math Talent Programme (SMTP))
+ 2 Levels, e.g. Sec 1 attend Sec 3 physics tuition; Sec 2 attend Sec 4; Sec 3 attend JC1; Sec 4 attend JC2/H3 (Optional).

PSLE Math AL1 
+ 1 Level, e.g. Sec 2 attend Sec 3 physics tuition; Sec 3 attend Sec 4; Sec 4 attend JC1; JC1 attend JC2/H3 (Optional).

Such as these Sec 3 students in Mr. Phang's A-Level H3 Physics Tuition class. 

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Super Students

with Super Tutor Phang Yu Hon

Kang Zi Yang (seated 2nd from left) & Chen Hongjie (seated 2nd from right)

Singapore Ranked First at International Physics Olympiad

Channel News Asia July 19, 2011

Kang Zi Yang (Raffles Institution) - top Singaporean student in the IPhO 2011

A*Star Talent Search 2009

Gold Awards (Physics)

Chen Hong Jie (National Junior College)

Super Students

with Super Tutor Phang Yu Hon

Fiona Foo (left) Singapore Physics Olympiad Champion 2007 & Chen Hongjie (right) A*Star Talent Search Gold Medallist 2009

Singapore Physics Olympiad Champion 2007

The Staits Times January 11, 2008

Fiona Foo (NUS High School) Overall Champion

More Super Students

Sec 3 Students attending Mr. Phang's H3 Physics Class

1. Wang Fanming RI (NMO Champion 2010); 2. Matthew Shi RI (SJPO Gold Medallist 2014/15); 3. Xavier Lim RI (SJPO Gold Medallist 2013); 4. Teddy Ong NUS High (SJPO Gold Medallist 2013/14/15)

Singapore Physics Olympiad 2015

Gold Medals Awarded to 8 Students

Teddy Ong and Matthew Shi were Year 4 students who took part in both the SPhO as well as the Singapore Junior Physics Olympiad (SJPO)

Teddy went on to become the top Singaporean student in the Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO) 2017

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Teddy's Dad Good News SMS

Asian and International Physics Olympiad 2017

Update: Teddy Ong (NUS High School) won Gold at the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) 2017 - Singapore won 5 gold medals to rank 1st out of 82 participating countries

Matthew's Mum Good News SMS

Singapore Physics Olympiad (SPhO) 2015

Matthew Shi (Raffles Instituion) and Teddy Ong (NUS High School) were the only two Sec 4 students in Singapore to win Gold Medals at the SPhO 2015

Singapore Junior Physics Olympiad (SJPO) 2016

Listed in alphabetical order according to the name of students' school

Ding TianYao, St Joseph's Institution International School, received 1 of 12 Gold Medals at the SJPO 2016 and also topped the General Round

TianYao's Mum Good News SMS

Translation - "Mr. Phang, just received SJPO results, TianYao got Gold, too delighted, initially thought there was no chance as the second special round had lots of writing questions. After learning from you for 2 years, TianYao's interest in physics is becoming more and more intense."

Click here to see Tianyao's SJPO 2016 Top Prize Certificate

Singapore Young Physicists' Tournament (SYPT) 2017 Champion Team (Pan Liyu & Li Chang, Raffles Institution) 

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 !

Click here to see Liyu's Testimonial

The Conclusion is Inescapable

The younger brother of Hongjie, Weijie, was an Olympiad Gold Medalist 2011.

What could be the secret behind an elder brother receiving one of 10 LKY Awards 2010 while the younger brother one of 20 Olympiad Gold Medals 2011?

Unlikely to be NJC's IP Programme as they entered NJC after their "O" Levels, just like PM & Mrs. Lee.

The Secrets are in Their Genes

A Family with Four Children

Mr. Phang had a valued client with four very brilliant children. The two elder daughters studied at NUS High while the two younger sons RI.

In 2005, the eldest daughter was in Sec 3 when she attended Mr. Phang's JC1 tuition class. Despite being two years younger, she could solve physics problems ahead of other students in the tuition class except her classmate from NUS High, who also happened to the top physics student in Singapore in her cohort (Straits Times - NUS High Tops Physics Contest).

In 2006, the second daughter was also in Sec 3 when she attended Mr. Phang's JC1 tuition class, together with some of her school mates.

In 2006, the third child was in Sec 2 when he attended Mr. Phang's Sec 3 class (Photos). Despite being one year younger, he could solve physics problems ahead of all other students in the tuition class except his junior from RI, who also happened to be the top physics student in Singapore in his cohort (Channel News Asia - Singapore Ranked First At International Physics Olympiad).

In 2008, the youngest son was in Sec 2 when he started with Mr. Phang's Sec 3 class. Despite being one year younger, he could solve physics problems ahead of all other students in the tuition class except the younger brother of Hongjie (2010 LKY Maths & Science Award Winner).

Singapore Junior Physics Olympiad 2013

Gold Award

Teddy Ong (NUS High School) - First Secondary 2 Student (Youngest Ever) to Get a Gold Medal in the SJPO

Singapore Junior Physics Olympiad 2020

Silver Award

Jodan Kerk (NUS High School)

Singapore Junior Physics Olympiad 2016

Gold Award cum Highest Score

Ding Tianyao (SJI International School) - First Ever International School Student to Top the SJPO

Singapore Junior Physics Olympiad 2015

Silver Award

Damien Wo (National Junior College)

'Acceleration 1.5'

'Acceleration 1.5' refers to a Sec 4 student from HCI who found Mr. Phang's JC1 tuition class easy to follow but the JC2 tuition class a little too tough to manage, after trying out classes at both levels.

In the end, he decided to stick with the JC1 tuition class.

The wonderful thing about the I.P. is that students do not need to take the 'O' levels so they can choose to learn at any pace they are comfortable with.

YDSP Academic Award


Rohan Arya Varma (ACS Independent) for being the top physics student in ACSI

Singapore Science & Engineering Fair 2010

Silver Award

Jocelyn Ng (National Junior College)

Institute of Physics Gold Award 2006

Awarded to the 10 Best Papers in the G.C.E. A-Level 2005 Examination

Saravana S/O Ravindran (Raffles Junior College)

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Institute of Physics Gold Award 2007

Awarde to the 12 Best Papers in the G.C.E. A-Level 2006 Examination

Benjamin Tay (Raffles Junior College)

The 'Hot Knife'

Mr. Phang had another valued client who sent her two very brilliant children to his physics tuition classes.

The elder daughter attended Mr. Phang's Sec 4 tuition class in 2004. She was in the last batch of RGS students who took their G.C.E. 'O' levels, and graduated amongst the top of her cohort, appearing in the front page of the Straits Times. So did her younger brother for being the PSLE "first runner-up" in 2005 (that was before Singapore finally also succumbed to the tall poppy syndrome and implemented a media blackout on academic achievements).

Coincidentally, Mr. Phang was reading the front page of the Straits Times and thinking that the name of this boy looked familiar, when the phone rang.

He was entering RI in 2006 and his mother called to enquire about Mr. Phang's physics tuition class. Knowing the calibre of his elder sister, Mr. Phang suggested that he attend the Sec 3 physics tuition class.

Initially, both his mother and Mr. Phang were concerned whether a Sec 1 student who had just completed PSLE could cope with Sec 3 level knowledge. However, such concerns quickly proved unfounded as he regularly finished solving physics problems well ahead of the rest of the class, despite being two years younger.

When he was in Sec 4, he could cut through, like a hot knife through butter, top junior college questions, 'A' level special paper and even H3 physics (equivalent to university first year) questions. His team later made history as the first Singaporean champions at the International Physics Olympiad (Channel News Asia).

The 'Chainsaw'

Mr. Phang had a Sec 4 student from NUS High who attended his JC2 tuition class in 2006.

Whenever Mr. Phang asked the class a question which the JC students could not answer, she would readily provide the answer. She also had a photographic memory and could remember verbatim everything Mr. Phang had said, including the number of times Mr. Phang had repeated the same concept.

Despite being only in Sec 4, she could cut through 'A' level special paper and top junior college questions like a chainsaw through butter.

This student later went on to make history in Singapore's traditionally male-dominated physics competition landscape (Straits Times - NUS High Tops Physics Contest).

Quintuple Jump

In 2013, 4 Sec 2 students (1 from NUS High and 3 from RI) attended Mr. Phang's JC2 H3 class - a 5-level jump as H3 is equivalent to university first-year physics!

Buffet - Eat All You Can!

In 2021, many Sec 1, 2, 3, 4 students are attending one or more of Mr. Phang's Sec 3, 4, JC1 and JC2 classes concurrently, including one RI Sec 1 student who is attending all 4 levels' classes concurrently (Sec 3, Sec 4, JC1 and JC2).

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). See Fees.

Mr. Phang is greatly honoured to be the preferred tutor of students whose secrets are in their genes.

IP Physics Tutor | Singapore IP Physics Tuition

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IP tuition is an excellent way to help students pursue academic levels that may be considered above their level. As a physics tutor known for his academic knowledge in Singapore, Mr Phang has helped numerous IP students by giving them tuition at the JC level, allowing them to grasp concepts before their peers in schools. With his help, students that are interested in physics can enjoy accelerated learning beyond what is commonly taught in schools, at a level that suits their academic prowess. To Mr Phang, students should be academically driven and are not deterred by simple labels. While specific concepts may differ according to the educational level, Mr Phang believes that students should start learning concepts that are more advanced as early as possible.

Many students that have decided to join a higher-level class, such as Secondary 1 or 2 students participating in the Secondary 3 or 4 classes, have benefitted from the learning experience. IP Physics tuition in Singapore will help to build the student’s interest and foundation in the subject, preparing them for future topics and concepts that are more challenging. With a passion for mastering physics concepts and a strong foundation in the subject, the student can continue to excel even as they head to University. At Mr Phang’s tuition classes, he does not discriminate based on age and encourages students to join classes that are at their academic level. Hence, it is not surprising to spot students that are a year or even two years younger than their peers in the tuition classes. If you refer to the examples on the page, younger students have performed even better than their older peers when given the opportunity to master challenging questions.

Those seeking for an IP Physics tutor in Singapore should contact Mr Phang today for more information regarding the classes. With his help, students can excel in the subject and fulfil their expectations.