08 Apr 10 Things About The Physics Cafe
10 Things About The Physics Cafe
What comes to mind when people mention The Physics Cafe? Effective? Helpful? Perhaps reliable may even be an understatement. Over the decade, we have grown in strength and ability to become a premium tuition centre in Singapore, specialising in Physics, Math and Chemistry for Secondary and JC students. Below are 10 facts and achievements that we have accumulated over the years, have a good read!
1. Only 1 tutor is shortlisted out of 30 interviewed.
2. PMC’s Founder and Principal Tutor, Mr Dave Sim, is the renowned physics super tutor in Singapore, with a teaching experience of 6 years at RI.
Dave is a legendary figure in his students’ eyes. Thanks to his engaging and concise techniques on the perplexing subject, many of his students evolve from being a mediocre Physics student to an exceptional one.
We’ll let Mr Sim speak for himself here:
“I am the director and the head of academic. This switch (from RI to The Physics Cafe) means I can control exactly what and how you learn. I can test you my way. I can then let the results speak for themselves. It does not matter who you are or where you are from. I know that if I cannot help you, no one can. But of course, it’s up to you to prove me wrong. Try to get a “C” or a “D” for your final paper!”
3. The branches are closely situated near Novena MRT, Paya Lebar MRT, and Bishan MRT
PMC has bragging rights when it comes to the distinctive student services and facilities. On top of being conveniently located near to MRT stations(Bishan, Novena and Paya Lebar), we have our own lecture theatre, pantry, exclusive study rooms (closed for now due to COVID-19 restrictions), and digital library.
4. We have uniformed identity and our very own notes.
Both the tutors and the students have their own uniforms! Some PMC students attend lessons wearing the signature PMC blue hoodies and tutors don on the classic dri-fit tops to identify themselves. Our tuition classes are unique as we use our very own notes that include questions carefully picked and crafted by the tutors. We even have flashcards to help our tutees revise better even when they’re not at the tuition.
5. We’re not just made of Group Tuition.
Our centres have facilities where students can drop by anytime during the weekends to study. The study lounges are conducive and cozy, a variety of snacks and beverages are also available! Apart from PMC students, Digital Membership students who signed up for our annual lesson subscriptions can watch lecture videos and complete notes at their own pace and time without attending group tuition so as to fit their busy school schedules. We cater to every academic need of our students as much as possible!
6. Registration for our classes are done strictly online.
To maintain the culture of the student community and going digital moving forward, the centre is the only one in Singapore which is not open to walk-in or call-in enquires. The only way to register for the class is to sign up online at our website. However, should you require any help, you may feel free to whatsapp PMC HQ +65 9100 1235. Our friendly administrators will assist you further.
7. We offer premium Gold Class lessons.
Our Gold Class lessons use notes from the regular classes. You might be wondering the difference between the group tuition and this. The classes are designed specially for students who may be more interested in taking on a private one to one lesson. These Gold Class lessons are suitable for students who need to accelerate learning. (Last minute cases!!! Haha….)
8. At least 80% of our students scored A in Physics and/or Math in the A levels and O Levels – doubling the national average!
Need we say more? We are extremely proud of our students who have done well in the O and A levels and would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to the graduated batches over the years since 2009. You have worked hard alongside the tutors and gotten the grades you truly deserved. Good Job!
9. We have a digital lesson library.
Can’t attend their default class? We’ve make-up classes to choose from. Can’t make it for that either? Don’t fret. PMC students will never miss a lesson. They can now attend the digital recording of the live lesson in the comfort of their home. Students can request from the PMC HQ to enroll them to the specified lesson that they want to watch or re-watch.
10. We have an annual enrollment of 1000 students!
Our Physics, Math and Physics tuition classes are sold out every year! We’ve a record breaking number of 1000 secondary and JC students attending our classes. Expanding the tuition centre was also a natural decision that followed through till now. The number of students were growing and the space couldn’t accommodate our needs. We left our initial premises in Bishan, Marymount and Toa Payoh, and move into the bigger outlets in Bishan, Novena and Paya Lebar.