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Yong Ching Soong Stephen (9983)

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Tuition Areas [...]
North East, Central, Ang Mo Kio, Bedok/Chai Chee, Bishan, Bukit Merah, Bukit Panjang, Bukit Timah, Central (City), Clementi/West Coast, Hougang, Jurong East, Kallang/Whampoa, Pasir Ris, Potong Pasir, Punggol, Queenstown, Sengkang, Serangoon, Tampines/Simei, Toa Payoh, Yishun, Tanah Merah, Yio Chu Kang, Buangkok, Kovan, Buona Vista, Commonwealth, Dover, Harbourfront, Outram Park, Redhill, Tanjong Pagar, Tiong Bahru, Boon Keng, Braddell, Farrer Park, Little India, Woodleigh
Tuition Background
(ex) MOE certified Teacher
Tuition/Teaching Experience
1996-1998 Started teaching in Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School.
I taught Secondary 4 Express and Secondary 5 Normal graduating classes Physics, Secondary 3 Normal Physics , Secondary 2 Express Science and Sec 1 Normal Academic and Technical Science
1998-2001- tutored Taiwanese students - 2 Secondary 1 girls from Sec 1 until Sec 4. Also tutored their Primary 4 sister from Primary 4 to Sec 1. They graduated from 'O'levels with aggregate L1R5 of 9.

2005 Tutored a Secondary 4 student in Additional Maths and Physics helping him to score A1s in both subjects.

2007-2008 Tutor a Primary 5 student until he passed Maths with Band 2.

2009-2012 Taught 'O' level Physics in Tyndale Institute and tutored a China student in English. She passed entrance exams.
Education [...]
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (1995-1996) Verified
    • Practice of Mathematics E - A
    • Teaching and Learning of - B
    • Teaching and Learning of - C
    • Implementing Physics Curr - B
    • Pupil Development and Sch - C
    • Psychology in Teaching - C
    • Instructional Technology - B
    • Guidance and Counselling - C
    • Use of English in Teachin - B
    • Teaching and Learning of - B
  • National University of Singapore (1991-1994) Verified
    • Physics - D
    • Mathematics - C
    • Computer Programming - C
Tutoring Subjects
  • Primary level - English Mathematics Science 
  • Lower secondary level - English Mathematics Science 
  • Upper secondary level - Chemistry E Maths English Physics Physics/Chem 
Commitment / Other Details
My Commitment and Style

I had taught in both Singapore schools, primary and secondary. From 2010-2011, I taught 'O'level Physics in a private school. I have just completed a year of teaching an autistic Secondary 4 student who is about to sit for his 'N' level exams. Through this experience, I am acquired more communication skill and patience.
Previously, I have also taught an ADHD P5 student. My other current student is an 'O' level student and I am starting to teach a student from New Zealand studying in an international school.I can commit to giving tuition for the next 3 years at least.

For teaching Physics, there are the Maths and the Facts sections. For the Facts sections, I make students remember definitions and explanation questions in point forms. Definitions can be broken into parts and memorised with understanding. I believe in explaining to students the facts before getting them to memorise.

As for the Maths portion in Physics and A and E Maths or Primary School Maths, I explain to my students how to interpret questions, break them down, highlight key facts. I also help them to learn how to integrate what they have learnt with what is in the questions. This helps them to gain problem-solving skills.

After that, I make my students do the same question. This is because students can understand how to solve a question but are still unable to independently solve the question. This is what I have found after years of study and tutoring.

After they solve the question on their own, I will repeat the problem-solving techniques and the basic facts and formulae they used. I have developed a systematic problem-solving technique which help students to solve both physics and maths questions.

I do not let my students do the so-called "Top Ten Schools" exam papers as the standard this distracts them from learning problem-solving skills. They end up memorising the answers with no understanding. This is bad learning as there is no real learning and answers memorised are irrelevant as questions can be changed by teachers year after year. Moreover, the questions they memorised seldom appear in their own school exams or national exams.

As for English, I make students read story-books and newspaper to learn good writing style, vocabularies and understanding of difficult passages. If their foundation is weak, I will have them do systematic English grammar-teaching books. The Taiwanese students I taught developed a passion in reading storybooks and within two years they achieve a breakthrough in their writing and understanding ability.
Rapport Building
Keeping Up with Curriculum
As a Good Tutor
Accept Below Average Rate?
Yes, willing to accept below average rate
Handle Special Needs Children?
Yes, able to handle special needs children
Parent/Student Comments
"Very reliable, positive and experienced." - Mrs Loana

Able to explain concepts clearly and cultivate my kid to love reading. -Ms Teo

Extremely good with kids
Not pressurising
Very motivating
Able to teach methods which my child can pick up easily and use in class"
Assignments Taken
  • Primary 3 Mathematics tuition - Aug 23
  • Primary 3 English & Mathematics tuition - Mar 21
  • Secondary 3 E Maths ( Normal Academic) tuition - Nov 19
  • Primary 5 English & Science tuition - Jul 19
  • Primary 6 Science tuition - Mar 19
  • Secondary 2 English & Science tuition - Sep 18
  • Primary 5 Mathematics tuition - Jun 18
  • Primary 6 Mathematics & Science tuition - May 18
  • Primary 4 Mathematics & Science tuition - Mar 18
  • Primary 2 English tuition - Aug 17
  • Primary 5 Mathematics & Science tuition - Jul 17
  • Secondary 2 English & Mathematics tuition - Mar 17
  • Primary 5 Mathematics tuition - Jan 17
  • Primary 5 Mathematics tuition - Dec 16
  • Secondary 1 Mathematics P5 English tuition - May 16
  • Primary 6 Mathematics & Science tuition - Nov 15
  • Primary 2 English & Mathematics & Chinese tuition - Mar 15
  • Secondary 2 English & Mathematics tuition - Jul 14
  • Primary 6 Mathematics tuition - Jan 14
  • Secondary 3 A Maths & E Maths tuition - Dec 13
  • Secondary 3 Physics To cover Chemistry tuition - May 13
  • Secondary 1 English & Mathematics tuition - May 13
  • Primary 2 English tuition - Mar 13
  • Secondary 2 English & Mathematics tuition - Nov 12
  • Secondary 4 Maths tuition - Sep 12
  • Secondary 2 Mathematics tuition - Jul 12