Upper Primary Maths
There are 2 classes to cater for Upper Primary Maths students. P6 Problem Solving Class focuses solely on problem sums. P5 Maths Class is designed to provide students with a good foundation for their PSLE. Teaching is concise for both classes to ensure that students are able to integrate the knowledge by actual practising.
Upper Secondary A.Maths
Upper Secondary A.Maths class is a small group class (maximum class size of 5). Students attempt their own set of questions from topics that is currently taught in their school.
Students will be taught by Dr Francis who has 17 years of experience teaching Mathematics and Science from Upper Primary levels to JC. The study program is designed by Dr Francis to accelerate student learning.
Breeze Education offers Upper Primary Maths classes and Upper Secondary A.Maths class. All lessons will be conducted by Dr Francis.
Upper Primary Level (P5 & P6)
For Upper Primary, we have two classes – P6 Problem Solving Class and P5 Maths class.
P6 Problem Solving Class is designed for P6 students and it covers only problem sums. Please click the following links to access the program summary, lesson plan and sample questions.Program Summary, Lesson Plan, Sample Questions.
P5 Maths Class is designed to provide P5 students with a good foundation for their PSLE. Teaching is simplified and concise so that the concept and its application is clear to students. Students will have a range of questions to practise on to ensure that they are able to solve questions from each topic.
Upper Secondary A.Maths Class is a small group class that is customized for each student. Students are provided with their own set of questions based on the topic that is covered currently at their school. Questions of increasing difficulty will be provided to ensure proficiency in the topic.
Maths and Science subjects from Upper Primary to 'A' Levels
Dr Francis has 17 years of tutoring experience both in an individual and class setting and has taught students from various streams including Normal (Technical), Normal (Academic), Express and Integrated program (Nanyang Girls’ and CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’).
He has taught students from the following schools: Anglo-Chinese School, Balestier Hill Primary School, Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Primary), Red Swastika School, Ang Mo Kio Secondary, Anglo-Chinese School, Bukit Batok Secondary, Catholic High School, CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School, Chung Cheng High School (Main), Commonwealth Secondary, Greenview Secondary, Hai Sing Catholic School, Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary, Meridian Secondary, Nanyang Girls’ High School, Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School, Presbyterian High School, Raffles Institution, St. Anthony's Canossian Secondary, St. Margaret's Secondary, Meridian Junior College and Raffles Junior College.
Dr Francis believes that the 80/20 rule applies to learning and this philosophy is integrated into his teaching approach. To simplify, 80% of a student’s learning difficulties comes from 20% of the content the student is studying and that 80% of the marks in an exam comes from 20% of the curriculum. This ratio varies but it holds true even if we apply it to learning. Dr Francis has a strong understanding in the bottlenecks that students will face and the lesson plan is designed to address that.
Having taught students with diverse learning abilities, I believe every student have the ability to improve. This is achieved through a systematic approach that provides clarity for the students. Students will develop a stronger grasp of their subject matter and importantly, the studying approach that is imbued in them will provide a strong foundation for them to progress in their learning journey.
- Jonathan Long Testimonial
I was failing in class, but thanks to Francis, I was able to do well for my exams. He has always been helpful and willing to sacrifice his time for me when I need it. He is patient as well and is the best tuition teacher I ever had!
Jonathan Long, 2005-2008
Ang Mo Kio Secondary School
- Bryan Soh Testimonial
I have been Koon Yeow’s student for about 3 years since the year 2010. He had been a great help to me in Mathematics and Science as I prepared for my GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels examinations. Koon Yeow is a wonderful tutor who is fully committed to the students he tutors, understanding them and their preferred methods of learning and adapting his teachings accordingly to suit their needs, to maximise their learning and understanding. Koon Yeow had also kept me well motivated by giving genuine encouragement and rewarding me at times for my studying. Personally, he has also been a good friend to me, relating to my interests and this had at the same time served as more motivation for me to work hard in tuition. Because of his excellent tutoring, my parents have also arranged for Koon Yeow to continue to help by tutoring my younger sibling. In conclusion, Koon Yeow’s commitment and great knowledge of what he teaches are some good points he has that can make him an effective tutor and also a good personal friend to his students.
Bryan Soh Jing Yu, 2010-2012
St Gabriel’s Secondary School
- Jonathan Loh Testimonial
During the years that I’ve been taught by Francis, I felt that he has been a patient,friendly and approachable tutor. He had creative methods to address my areas of weakness in the various subjects that he taught me, such as Elementary and Additional Mathematics,as well as Chemistry and Physics. Apart from being excellent at his tutoring, Francis is also a good listener and encourager.
Jonathan Loh, 2005-2010
Greenview Secondary School
- Nicholas Testimonial
Through the year Francis has taught me, I have looked forward to every lesson with him. His skills to change long text book information into summarized and very effective notes and points are incredibly helpful for tests and examinations. Every lesson was enjoyable and spirit lifting, for he made subjects interesting and engaging. He helped me to understand topics in Science Chemistry and Biology much clearer. I consider myself to be very fortunate that he had tutor me and he is a good friend to me. Any student under his guidance is truly blessed.
Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School
- Isabella Testimonial
Throughout my P6 year, Dr Francis has guided me through the easy and very often tough concepts of Mathematics. Now as a secondary 2 pupil, he continues to inspire me to do better and his wonderful style of teaching will continue to aid me in the future as well. He is an avid teacher and is definitely someone who should be teaching your child.
This testimonial was written in 2015.
Balestier Hill Primary School/Saint Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School,
- Wei Jie Testimonial
Francis was patient and always had the right analogies to help me understand the mathematical concepts. He really helped me with my O Levels! Thank you!
Wei Jie scored a distinction for A.Maths in the ‘O’ Levels.
Wei Jie, 2003
- Perlyn Long Testimonial
7 years ago, Francis helped me ace my A and E math for O levels. He was always patient and explained each topic that I was weak in in ways that I could understand well. He always knew which topics to work on, which really helped me focus my studying for the exams. He genuinely cared about my grades and progress and always stayed past the hours that he was paid for if I needed help, or if there was an upcoming test. Lessons with him were never boring and he instilled an appreciation for mathematics in me. He is a truly great tuition teacher and you will be hard pressed to find a better one.
Perlyn Long, 2006
CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School
- Angela Testimonial
As a parent, I found Francis to be a dedicated and patient tutor. He is good in helping his students build strong foundations in the respective subjects he taught. Moreover, hehas innovative methods of addressing their weak areas in the various subjects. During the 8 years that he tutored my two children, he has proven to be capable of motivatingthem to achieve their personal best, in both Secondary School and Junior College. My son and daughter have secured places in local universities, majoring in Engineering andAccountancy respectively.
Angela’s children was taught by Francis from 2005 – 2012 from Pri 5 till JC2.
Angela Wong, Mother
- Samuel Testimonial
I took ‘O’ Level Chemistry lessons under Francis. Before I met him, my chemistry grade was a D7, and I was approached by one of my school teachers who advised me to drop the subject unless I could improve my grade. That was when my mum suggested that I took tuition under him. I was at first skeptical but after a few lessons I was convinced that Francis was committed to seeing me not only to pass the subject, but excel in it as well. In the next exam, I scored better and though it was only a C6, I was praised by my teacher who was pleased that I had passed. Francis is great at explaining concepts and ensuring essential information is not easily forgotten.
Samuel eventually scored a B3 for his ‘O’ Levels Exam, an improvement of 4 grades before he started with Breeze Education.
Presbyterian High School
- Zhao Yi testimonial
Francis is an extremely patient and dedicated tutor. If there’s a concept I couldn’t grasp, he would attempt innovative ways and analogies to help me understand. I was more motivated to study once the previously-daunting subjects become less intimidating under his tutelage. I am honored to have had him coach me.
Zhao Yi, 2003
- Zhi Xuan Testimonial
Dr Francis is a patient and friendly tutor who is willing to sacrifice his time for me. He always encourage me and answers all my queries. He teaches in a way that allows me to understand concepts easily. If not for him, I won’t be able to do well for my exams.
Zhi Xuan, 2013
Bukit Batok Secondary School
P6 Maths Problem Solving Class
- Program Summary (P6 Maths Problem Solving Class)
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- 2018 Lesson Plan (P6 Maths Problem Solving Class)
2018 Lesson Plan
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- Sample Questions (P6 Maths Problem Solving Class)
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- 1. Where is tuition conducted
1. Where is tuition conducted?
The Primary Maths classes will be conducted in Serangoon Central, a short walk from Nex.
The Upper Secondary A.Maths class will be conducted in Yishun.
- 2. What is the schedule for the classes?
2. What is the schedule for the classes?
The schedule for the classes is as below:
P6 Problem Solving Class: Sunday 1pm – 2:45pm
P5 Maths Class: Sunday 3pm – 4:45pm
Upper Secondary A.Maths Class: Tuesday 6pm – 8pm
- 3. How long is a session?
3. How long is a session?
The duration for the Primary Maths classes is 1 hr 45 min.
The duration for the Secondary A.Maths class is 2 hr.
- 4. What is the monthly rate for the tuition?
4. What is the monthly rate for the tuition?
The monthly rates for the various classes are as below:
P6 Problem Solving Class: $220 (For months when there are 4 lessons), $275 (For months when there are 5 lessons).
P5 Maths Class: $220 (For months when there are 4 lessons), $275 (For months when there are 5 lessons).
Upper Secondary A.Maths Class: $240 (For months when there are 4 lessons), $300 (For months when there are 5 lessons).
- 5. Is there any registration fee for new student?
5. Is there any registration fee for new student?
There is a refundable deposit of $165. This deposit will be returned if a month of notification is given when the student stops lesson with us.
Designed and taught by
The lessons are designed by Dr Francis and address bottlenecks experienced by students who are considering tuition. One of the common challenges experienced by students is to apply what they are taught into solving questions in an exam. Lessons will be structured around application of concepts in examination questions and students will be taught on the thinking process when they are attempting a question.
For Upper Primary Maths, we have 2 classes to prepare students for the PSLE. P5 Maths Class establishes the foundation for the student through concise teaching and exposure to questions with varying difficulty levels. P6 Maths Problem Solving Class focuses exclusively on problem sums. It is designed to include 27 essential skill sets and students will be given opportunity to revisit the skill sets until they are confident in tackling the skill sets.
The methodical and focus approach will provide students with different learning abilities to improve on their performance. Students with above average learning abilities but lacking in exam revision techniques will have a good grasp of how to approach each topic and they should improve relatively fast. Other students will benefit through exposure to recognition of the different types of questions and the approach to solving them.
For enquiry, Breeze Education can be reached by contacting Dr Leow via: