P5 & P6 Maths – 1 time lesson (Problem Sums)

1 time lesson

  • 2.5 hrs to master challenging questions from a topic
  • Method based approach
  • 100% Problem Sums
  • Percentage

Small Class Size

  • 6 students per class
  • Students should have a score of at least 62 in their last CA or SA to benefit from this course
  • Open to both P5 and P6 students
  • Lessons available on 2, 9, 16 and 23 June (for Percentage lesson)

Experienced tutor

  • 17 years experience
  • Primary and Secondary Maths and Science
  • PhD in Biomedical Sciences from NUS


Simplifying Problem Sums

“Simplifying Problem Sums” is a systematic approach to solving problem sums written for Upper Primary Maths Students.

  • Focused on only 29 skill sets to solve a large number of problem sums
  • Arranged according to topics and difficulty
  • Train students to recognize the skill set for solving a problem
  • A single book for both Primary 5 and 6 students
  • Mind map to guide students to apply the 29 skill sets

The book will be launched shortly.



  • 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, E.Maths, Science (Physics/Chemistry)
    Ang Mo Kio Secondary School

  • Bryan Soh Testimonial

    I have been Francis’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. Francis 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. Francis 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 Francis to continue to help by tutoring my younger sibling. In conclusion, Francis’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, E.Maths, A.Maths, Science (Physics-Chemistry), H2 Maths, H2 Chemistry
    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, Chemistry, Physics, E.Maths, A.Maths, H2 Maths & H2 Chemistry
    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.

    Nicholas, 2013, Science (Chemistry-Biology)
    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.

    Isabella, 2013-2017, P6 Maths, E.Maths, A.Maths, Chemistry
    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, Additional Mathematics
    Raffles Institution

  • Javier Ng Testimonial

    Dr Francis was recommended as a tutor for me through my mum’s friends. He have taught me for 5 years in upper primary and secondary school. He helped me to understand the preferred method to solve a question. He is very friendly and patient and drilled me many times until I was able to tackle the area well. I am happy that I manage to get my desired grades with the help from him.

    Javier Ng, 2014-2018, Maths and Science
    Red Swastika School, Hai Sing Catholic School

  • Ethan Yong Testimonial

    The lesson was easy to follow and I benefit from it. I am now more confident in handling questions on number sequence in the exam. The lesson is organised and systematic and there are sufficient practise questions. The questions and skill sets are arranged from easy to difficult. Dr Francis is focused, friendly and approachable. Overall, I find the lesson very detailed, although the concepts are hard, the explanation was vivid.

    Ethan Yong, 2019, One-time lesson (Number Sequence in Problem Sums)
    St Gabriel’s Primary School

  • 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, A.Maths, E. Maths
    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, he has 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 motivating them 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 and Accountancy respectively.

    Angela’s children was taught by Francis from 2005 – 2012 from Pri 5 till JC2. Subjects taught include PSLE Maths, E.Maths, A.Maths, Physics, Chemistry, H2 Maths, H2 Chemistry

    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.

    Samuel, 2014, Chemistry
    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, Additional Mathematics
    Raffles Institution

  • 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, Chemistry
    Bukit Batok Secondary School

  • Malcolm Testimonial

    Dr Francis has been helping me in both Maths and Science for the past 5 years. I have scored high marks for both subjects as his teaching method is very useful and applicable even in the hardest of questions. He focuses on making sure that I understand and remember the concepts. He is also very caring and would usually ask how I was doing in school and will reward me for my good performance. I find it easy to understand his lesson and am secure with the knowledge that he will help me in resolving questions that I have or need some assistance in my homework.

    Malcolm Ng, 2014-Present, Maths, Science, A. Maths, Chemistry and Physics
    Red Swastika School, Meridian Secondary School

  • Felicia Testimonial

    I enrolled into Dr Francis chemistry class during Sec 4. Dr Francis sparked my interest in Chemistry and taught me on exam techniques and how to prepare for my exam. He is experienced and knows where the problematic areas are and this have eased my exam stress and helped me improve my grade tremendously. This has gone a long way to helping me feel confident about studying again. Dr Francis is patient, organised and systematic. He is creative and innovative and will use analogies to aid my understanding of the subject. Lesson was fruitful and I feel comfortable about asking questions.

    Felicia, 2015, Chemistry
    Woodsgrove Secondary School



Learn methods to solve challenging problem sums for each chapter

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” – Hans Hofmann

  • Conducted by Dr Francis
  • Focused only on problem sums
  • Simplified method base approach
  • 1 Lesson
  • Enrolling requirement: 62 marks in CA/SA exams
  • Percentage Class – 2, 9, 16, 23 June 10:30 am
  • Detail can be found in Students’ Resources page below


P5 & P6 Maths – 1-time Lesson

  • Percentage Class

    Percentage – Program Summary

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  • Sequence number class

    Sequence in Number Pattern – Program Summary

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Smart Learner – Learn the efficient ways to study (Secondary & IP Program)

  • Smart Learner

    Smart Learner – Program Summary

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Hidden tips for Upper Primary Maths

  • Hidden Tips #3 – PSLE Problem Sums Section Exam Papers Analysis

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  • Hidden Tips #2

    Hidden Tips #2 – Passing the paper

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  • Hidden Tips 1

    Hidden Tips #1 – Reducing Carelessness

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P5 & P6 Maths Problem Solving Skill Set

P5 & P6 Maths Questions



Learn the most efficient approach to study through our SMART Learner program

“The most important skill that you might not be taught formally” – Dr Francis

  • Conducted by Dr Francis
  • Applicable to Sec School Student (Both non-IP and IP students)
  • Taught in group of 3 or 4 students
  • Students form their own group
  • Applicable subjects: Physics, Chemistry, E.Maths, A.Maths
  • 2 hr session
  • More sessions can be fixed if students need help in certain chapter
  • Detail can be found in Students’ Resources page above


  • 1. Where is tuition conducted

    1. Where is tuition conducted?

    Tuition is conducted in Yishun.

  • 2. What is the schedule for the classes?

    2. What is the schedule for the class?

    Classes are held on Sunday. The schedule for April and May is as below:

    Patterns in Number Sequence Class:

    21 April 2019: 1030 am – 1pm
    28 April 2019: 1030 am – 1pm
    5 May 2019: 230 pm – 5pm
    12 May 2019: 230 pm – 5pm
    19 May 2019: 230 pm – 5pm
    26 May 2019: 230 pm – 5pm

  • 3. How long is a session?

    3. How long is a session?

    For the 1-time lesson for problem sums, the duration is 2.5 hr.

    For the studying technique class, the duration is 2.5 hr.

  • 4. What is the fee for the lesson?

    4. What is the fee for the lesson?

    For the 1-time lesson on specific topic, the discounted fee is $50. Each lesson is 2.5 hours.

    For the studying techniques class, the fees is $35/hr per student for a group of 3-4 students. The duration of the lesson is 2-2.5 hours.

  • 5. Is there any registration fee for new student?

    5. Is there any registration fee for new student?

    There is no registration fee or deposit. A $5 booking fee is required prior to attending the session.



Lessons designed and taught by experienced tutor

The lessons are taught by Dr Francis who has 17 years of tutoring experience. Beside being approachable, Dr Francis focuses on simplifying the learning process through a methodical and systematic approach. He has taught some of his students for 8 years teaching them from Primary 5 to Junior College.

Dr Francis has taught students with different learning abilities and has adapted his teaching to maximize the performance of his students. He has taught students from 30 schools.

Producing Results

The problem sums skill sets improve a student performance through:

  • An optimized number of 29 skill sets. Excessive skill sets will not be effective as students will not have a clear idea on when to use which
  • Focused on a single topic each time and only on problem sums
  • Learn to solve challenging questions from a single topic in one lesson
  • Hands-on practice to become proficient in applying them
  • Develop the ability to know what to do when solving a problem sum


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