O-Level Pure Physics

These courses are for students taking O-Level Pure Physics. Some of these courses include sections labeled as advanced content. These sections are harder than what you will see on the O-Level exam. However, I have seen some schools that are testing harder than an O-Level. So do check the notes from your particular teacher to see if the advanced content will be tested. I would rather O-Level students have access to the harder material, so that if you need it, you have it available. This material will also be useful later if you do A-Level Physics. The advanced content is clearly labeled in a separate section.

By following the links below, you can preview a course for free, and you will get a discounted price if you decide to buy. It is recommended that you always follow the links from this page to get the best price, and to make sure you are linking to the right course for the Pure Physics O-Level.

 

Kinematics

Dynamics(Forces) and Mass,Weight,Density

Kinetic Model of Matter

Transfer of Thermal Energy (Heat Transfer)

Thermal Properties of Matter

Temperature

 

More courses are currently in development.

 

O-Level Combined Science Physics

In comparing Combined Science Physics to the Pure Physics O-Level, there are three points to make:

  1. Some of the topics that are on the Pure O-Level are not on the Combined O-Level. So some of the course links that exist for Pure Physics, do not appear here for Combined.

  2. Some of the topics have the same content for Pure and Combined. In those cases the links here will go to the same courses as for Pure. Some courses have sections labelled as advanced content and these will be beyond the level of the Combined Science O-Level Exam. You can do these sections only if your school is testing the harder content.

  3. Some of the topics for Combined are significantly easier than for Pure. Two topics that are much easier in Combined Science are Kinetic Model of Matter and Thermal Properties of Matter. So I created a special course with both of those topics together just for students in Combined Science.

By following the links below, you can preview a course for free, and you will get a discounted price if you decide to buy. It is recommended that you always follow the links from this page to get the best price, and to make sure you are linking to the right course for the Combined Science O-Level.

 

Kinematics

Dynamics(Forces) and Mass,Weight,Density

Transfer of Thermal Energy (Heat Transfer)

Kinetic Model and Thermal Properties of Matter

 

More courses are currently in development.

 

Singapore IP Physics

These courses are for students in the Singapore Integrated Programme in Upper Secondary. Not all schools cover the same content in the IP Programme. These courses first contain the standard level of difficulty for O-Level which you should do first.  If you see a section marked as advanced content, this is specifically for IP students, and is based on what I have seen tested by various IP schools in Singapore. Check your school notes to see if the advanced content is covered by your particular teacher. Not all schools are the same.

Even if the advanced content goes beyond what you are doing in school, it may be a good idea for IP students that you go through the advanced content in order to build up your foundation in physics. The advanced content is also found on the A-Level or IB exam.

By following the links below, you can preview a course for free, and you will get a discounted price if you decide to buy. It is recommended that you always follow the links from this page to get the best price, and to make sure you are linking to the right course for the IP programme.

 

Kinematics

Dynamics(Forces) and Mass,Weight,Density

Kinetic Model of Matter

Transfer of Thermal Energy (Heat Transfer)

Thermal Properties of Matter

Temperature

More courses are currently in development.

 

Cambridge IGCSE Physics

These courses are for students taking Cambridge IGCSE Physics. Some of these courses include sections labeled as advanced content. These sections are harder than what you will see on the IGCSE, but some school tests are harder than the IGCSE exam. So do check the notes from your particular teacher to see if the advanced material will be tested. I would rather students have access to the harder material, so that if you need it, you have it available. The advanced material is clearly labeled in a separate section.

Here is the syllabus for section 2, thermal physics, for the IGCSE. All the topics are covered in the course links provided below. If you want to compare content, just go to the course links and click on the course outline video.

IGCSE Thermal Physics Topics

By following the links below, you can preview a course for free, and you will get a discounted price if you decide to buy. It is recommended that you always follow the links from this page to get the best price, and to make sure you are linking to the right course for the Cambridge IGCSE.

Kinetic Model of Matter

Transfer of Thermal Energy (Heat Transfer)

Thermal Properties of Matter

Temperature

More courses are currently in development.

Why Take Online Courses?

Some customers ask, why take online courses instead of, or in addition to, attending live tuition classes? After tutoring live classes for 8 years, I came to the conclusion that for the majority of the students I encountered, they would be better served by online courses. Here’s why:

1. The information is available when you need it.

Student A joins a live tuition class in January. We go over Newton’s Third Law of Motion. He understands. Then he has his first test two months later in March. He needs to hear the explanation again, preferably a day or two before the test. So it will be fresh in his mind how to phrase the explanation and he can be reminded of the kinds of questions where he needs to apply the concept. The topic comes up again on his midyear in May, again on his end of year exam in September, and yet again, a year later, when he takes the O-Level or a standardized exam. There is no expiration date for the online courses on the platform we are using. You pay only once for the course (there is no monthly subscription) and you have it whenever you need it.

2. A student can choose when to study.

Student B has a history test on Friday morning at 9:00AM. It is Thursday after school and she really wants to study history. But she has physics tuition today and it is a topic that she does not really understand yet, and it will take up a lot of her brain power. But her physics test is next Monday, not tomorrow. She will have plenty of time over the weekend to study her physics, but right now she would rather not even think about it, because her history grade is on the line tomorrow. School seems so stressful.
If she is using online courses, she can study history at the time when she needs and study physics at the time when she needs.

3. Travel time and scheduling conflicts are reduced, so precious time is saved.

How many times has a parent had to juggle their child’s schedule? A tennis match was rescheduled to conflict with math tuition. The school scheduled remedial chemistry lessons at the last minute, which now conflicts with english tuition. And the student has travel time to all the various lessons. We used to joke that for some children, the mom was their PA (personal assistant), with a part time job of handling their schedule and transportation.
Our online courses can be viewed on mobile devices, so if a student has a 30 minute bus ride, and they really need to revise on the topic of Kinematics, they can do so.

4. You are getting an expert tutor with an excellent reputation.

If you are going to invest your time and money into improving your education, it makes sense to be learning from someone who is very effective, can communicate well, and can really help you both improve your grades and really understand the topic properly. You can check out our testimonials page which contains a lot of comments from parents and students over the years I have done live tutoring. After doing the live classes and running a tutoring center, I have a good feel for what students really need help with. I have packed all of this experience into my materials and video presentations.

5. Compared to live classes or tutors, the cost is much less.

The printable notes and worksheets and the videos that are provided with each topic represent in most cases what would take me at least 2 lessons to cover if I were doing live tutoring. If you follow the links from this webpage, you will get discounted prices, and it ends up being only 10% of what we used to charge when we ran our tutoring center.

One thing that used to bother me was that some of our potential customers just couldn’t afford the lessons, but I knew the student would really benefit from them. Now we can offer the material at a much lower cost, making it more affordable for a larger number of people.

So whether you want to replace live tuition with the online courses, or just want to give a couple of topics a try to see if this style of learning fits you, I think you will find these resources to be of excellent quality and worthwhile. I wish you the best of success in your studies!

Daniel Milton

Our Teaching Method

Our Teaching Method

1. Understand the concepts: We want students to understand the important concepts of science, not to memorize them. Part of education is taking the students through the process of making sense out of things. Then they learn to use this approach in all of their learning. They rely on the ability they have developed to understand things, rather than relying on memory. In order to establish good understanding, a student first needs good clear explanations from a teacher who knows the material well and is good at explaining things.
2. Develop Problem Solving Skills: There are categories of problems in science, meaning problems that require a similar approach to solving. We build the student’s problem solving skills, so that they can recognize the type of problem and use a methodical approach to get the answer.
3. Relate Science to the Real World: Students need to see the connection between what they are learning and the real world. This helps solidify their understanding and it can help them become interested and self-motivated to learn.
4. Practice on School Test Questions: The reality is that students are measured by how well they do on their school tests and on standardized tests such as O-Level, A-Level and IB exams. In every course we do practice test questions taken from schools and/or the standardized exams. Students are coached on how to most effectively answer their exam questions.

Our Results

Please see our testimonials page for comments from students and parents on their success when running our live classes. Our results include:

1. Excellent Test Scores: Among our students are top students in their class for the entire school year and achievers of A1 grades on the O-Level and A-Level. We also have many students who go from failing to getting A’s or B’s in their classes.
2. Writing and Reading Comprehension Improvement: These skills are emphasised in our classes. We have many students who comment that they can now more fully understand their test questions and formulate written answers. They also have an improved ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
3. Students Remember What they Learn: Students who learn from by our method are able to retain what they have learned as they move from one level to the next. We avoid techniques that rely on short term memory and concentrate on building the skills that will benefit the student at the next level, and also enrich them in their careers as they go on in life. This is what education is supposed to be all about!


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