## Upper Primary Maths

## Classes

There are 2 classes to cater for students with different learning pace. ** P6 Problem Solving Class ** focuses on problem sums. ** Upper Primary Maths ** is for Primary 5 students who needs exposure to challenging question and P6 students that needed some recap on earlier topics.

## Upper Secondary A.Maths

## Class

** 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.

## Experienced

## tutor

Students will be taught by Dr Francis who have 17 years of experience teaching Mathematics and Science from Upper Primary level 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. The lessons are designed to ensure that students can improve efficiently, this is achieved by focusing on areas where students will typically experience difficulty. The end result is to provide student with clarity on how each chapters will be tested and this will help most students to improve. **All lessons will be conducted by Dr Francis.**

## Upper Primary Level (P5 & P6)

- Maths

For Upper Primary, we have two classes – P6 Problem Solving Class and Upper Primary Maths.

**P6 Problem Solving Class** is designed for P6 students and it covers only problem sums, a challenging section for students. Please click to understand about the lesson design for this class.

**Upper Primary Maths Class** is designed for P5 and P6 students and it covers all sections of the exam papers. Similar to the P6 Problem Solving Class, students will have a lot of opportunities to practise questions with teaching time making up to 30% of lesson time. However, students will be trained on all sections of the exam papers and the pace of the class is at a moderate pace compared to the P6 Problem Solving Class. Please click to understand about the lesson design for this class.

## Secondary Level

- A.Maths

**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.

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#### SUBJECTS

#### TEACHING EXPERIENCE

#### TEACHING STYLE

#### TUTOR'S MESSAGE

- 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 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, 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 & H2 Physics**

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, Mathematics**

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

- 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, 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.**

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

## ‘O’ Level Chemistry

- Chemistry
### Testing Subject

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- Chemical calculation
### Chemical calculation

(A): Writing & Balancing Chemical Equations

(1): Sodium + Water Sodium hydroxide + Hydrogen gas

Step 1: Convert the word equation into a chemical equations by replacing all the reactants & products with their corresponding chemical symbols.

Step 2: Balance the equation by ensuring the number of each type of atoms is the same on both sides of the equation.

2Na + 2HO 2NaOH + H

(2): Sodium chloride + Fluorine Sodium fluoride + Chlorine gas

NaCl + F NaF + Cl (Unbalanced)

2NaCl + F 2NaF + Cl (Final equation)

Practise Questions:

Write the chemical equations for the following equations:

(A): Calcium hydroxide + Hydrochloric acid ? Calcium chloride + water

(B): Sodium + Zinc fluoride ? Sodium fluoride + Zinc

(C): Iron + Copper (II) sulphate ? Copper + Iron (II) Sulphate

(D): CH+ O ? CO+ HO

(E): Ca(OH) + HSO4 ? CaSO + HO

Relative Atomic Mass is the average mass of 1 atom of an element as compared with 1/12 of the mass of 1 atom of carbon-12 .

Relative Molecular Mass is the average mass of one molecule of the substance compared with 1/12 of the mass of 1 atom of carbon-12 .

Calculate the relative atomic mass & relative molecular mass of the following:

(i) Sodium Chloride

(ii) FeCl (Iron (III) chloride)

(iii) NaCO (Sodium carbonate)

(iv) CaF (Calcium fluoride)

The mole is defined as the amount of substance that contains as many particles (atoms/molecules/ions) as the number of carbon atoms, in 12 grams of Carbon-12.

12 grams of carbon atoms (1 mole of carbon) has a total of 6.0 X 10 23} oxygen molecules. 1 mole of water has a total of 6.0 X 10 23}_{2} molecules of CaCl.

(3) Calculate the number of hydrogen atoms present in 2 moles of water.

Molar mass

The mass in grams of 1 mole of a substance is called the molar mass .

mole = mass of sample molar mass

The molar mass of an element is the equivalent of relative atomic mass but with an unit (g).

Note: Relative atomic mass (or relative molecular mass) does not have units while molar mass has a unit of g/mol.

Questions:

(1) Calculate the mass of 2 moles of sulphur dioxide.

(2) Calculate the mass of 1.5 moles of oxygen gas.

(3) Calculate the number of moles present in 60g of hydrogen fluoride.

(4) Calculate the mass of 18 X 10 23}$ molecules of chlorine gas.

(5) Calculate the number of moles of oxygen atoms present in 2 moles of sulphur trioxide.

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## ‘O’ Level Chemistry Practice Questions

- Practise Questions (Basic) – Ammonia
### Practise Questions (Basic) – Ammonia

Practise questions (Basic) are designed to ensure that students are aware of the basic concepts of the topic. This should be the first step that students undertake while revising for their chemistry examination. For the O Level examination, these basic concepts will be tested although questions will not be straight forward and students will need to be able to apply these concepts to solve the questions. For the chapter of ammonia, there are fewer questions as this is a relatively small chapter and the scope is much narrower.

(1): State the optimal conditions for the Haber process.

(2): Describe how the raw materials of the Haber process, hydrogen and nitrogen, are obtained.

(3): Other than the Haber process, describe another method in which ammonia can be produced.

(4): Describe a test for ammonium ions.

About Breeze Education:

Breeze Education offers chemistry tuition to O Level Students. Tuition classes are conducted in small group with class size of not more than 3 students to facilitate active discussion and consultation. Chemistry is taught in a way to facilitate easy understanding of the topic. Students are also honed on their revision techniques so that they can improve faster over a shorter period of time. Tuition sessions are planned and taught by Dr Francis who has a PhD in Biomedical Science from National University of Singapore.

- 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

Upper Primary 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 rate for the various classes is as below:

P6 Problem Solving Class: $220 (For months when there are 4 lessons), $275 (For months when there are 5 lessons).

Upper Primary 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). - Which Maths class is suitable for my child who will be taking PSLE this year?
## 5. Which Maths class is suitable for my child who will be taking PSLE this year?

Parents can have a discussion with Dr Francis on the child progress in school and he will advise on a suitable class for the student. In general, if the child has a good foundation and would like to increase their score in the problem sums section, the P6 Problem Solving Class will be suitable. If the child needs some help with his foundation, the Upper Primary Maths Class is recommended. Your child can choose to change class between the two if the pace is not optimal.

- 6. Is there any registration fee for new student?
## 6. 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.

## A niche education company

specializing in private tuition

Breeze education is neither a tuition agency nor a company operating tuition centre. The limited effectiveness of big class tuition and the ability to attract good teachers/tutors while offering customer a competitive price is a main obstacle affecting most tuition centre.

The founder of Breeze education, Dr Leow, believes that for tuition to be effective it has to be conducted individually if not preferably limited to three students. The rationale is that student seeks tuition because they need additional help and it is of little value replicating the format in school.

Unlike tuition agency, Breeze Education does not operate as a middleman. Tutors are chosen by the founder of Breeze Education, Dr Leow, who ensures that tutors have the necessary attitude and aptitude to coach and mentor students. Tutors are supported by further coaching and mentoring by Dr Leow who himself have 13 years of tutoring experience.

## Focus on exam

preparation techniques

The second differentiator of Breeze Education is our focus on exam preparation techniques. We aim to make studying for students a more relaxing and fulfilling experience. There is generally a limit on how hard a student can work but good exam preparation skills can liberate students and ensure that they get better results by working on the areas that matter. Dr Leow has tremendous success with students by following this mantra and has imparted these techniques to tutors of Breeze Education.

## Producing

Results

One-to-one and small group size tuition is essential for producing results. Together with the correct exam preparation techniques, students have a good chance of producing results within a shorter time as compared to group tuition. We are confident that the combination of these two will be a brilliant formula for success with students.

For enquiry, Breeze Education can be reached by contacting Dr Leow via:

9851 4057