"No, it is not necessary. In fact, many things in life are not necessary. However, it will be very fortunate to be able to choose your own tutor. We have to accept that the trend today is very different. Students who go for tuition are not weak academically or ‘kiasu’ in nature. They simply want to choose their own tutors to guide them along the way as they understand that a good lesson will save them a lot of time, shorten their learning curve and leave them with more time for other things. While I do not think it is very ‘cool’ to have tuition or tuition is necessary. Not having tuition is not something to boast about, we must accept that every individual has their own priority in life."


Mr Dave Sim (Head of Academic for Physics and Maths)

"No, it is not a waste of time. I am not fortunate enough to have tuition when I was in school. I worked very hard on my own, wrote my own notes, spent hours solving just one challenging question. I still managed a distinction. Tuition is not necessary. But with tuition, it would have been less time consuming and stressful for me. What took me 6 hours to learn on my own could have been completed in an hour under the guidance of a good teacher."


Mr Dave Sim (Head of Academic for Physics and Maths)

The school fees will depends on the date of first lesson. Any adjustments will not affect the students who are already attending lessons in the center. We will help all students to achieve the results that they deserve regardless of the point of entry. We have achieved more than 90% A and B for A-level Physics, 100% Grade 7 for IB Physics, and more than 90% A for both secondary Physics and Maths, which is double that of the national average. We are confident of maintaining this standard regardless of the student’s existing standard, but we need to be given sufficient time. The earlier you join, the easier it is for us to help you. Hence we hope to encourage you by offering you a lower rate if you join early.

Level First lesson before/on 27th Nov 2016 First lesson after 27th Nov 2016
2017 JC2 $480 $520
2017 JC1 $400 $400
2017 Sec 4 $320 $340
2017 Sec 3 $280 $280
2017 Sec 2 $280 $280
2017 Sec 1 $280 $280

1) Fee quoted above is for every 4 lessons of 2 hours each at The Physics and Maths Cafe. You will be paying the school fees on a termly basis (approx. 10 lessons).
2) Your school fee will be based on the date of your first lesson and not the date of online registration.
3) The Cafe takes in only 300 Physics and Maths students per level each year. There will be an adjustment of up to 60% every quarter of the year, depending on the number of vacancies remaining in each level. The quarterly fee adjustment is applicable to new registrations and will not affect the existing students.
4) The fee payable is based on scheduled lessons and not on attendance as this is a group tuition where the tuition fee is shared by your classmates in the school.
5) All registrations must be strictly done online through Online Registration. as the expression of interest is on a first come first served basis.

6) Fee for private class is fixed at $2000 per month of 4 weekly lessons. Up to a maximum of 5 friends can attend the preferred timeslot. Cirriculum, tests and all academic matters will be structured as planned by head of academic after interview with the students.

"The tuition fee of The Physics Cafe may not be in the comfortable range of everyone budget, but it has already help many students because of it's structure today. Because of The Physics Cafe, you listen to the the best teacher in Singapore, to be able to learn and be inspired the way you never thought is possible, and you can share the cost with so many students in the classroom. Without The Physics Cafe and it's structure, there are many students will not be able to afford to attend these lessons. There is one more option. Let me present to you The Physics Cafe Digital. http://thephysicscafe.com/digital/ You will pay less than half the usual fee to attend the same lesson, with the same tutor and same material in the comfort of our very own cafe library."


Mr Dave Sim (Head of Academic for Physics and Maths)

Honestly, you will not be able to find a well-known popular physics or maths tutor who can teach and produce results, but with a small class size or will offer individual home tuition. Class size of popular tutors will not be small. We understand and learn through experience that class size is determined by the quality of the tutor. Parents and students will not join a center just because the fee is cheap. In the tuition business, the fee and class size is proportional to the quality of the tutor.

Naturally, popular tutors will not offer home tuition just as it would be very difficult to engage a well known surgeon in Singapore to pay us a home visit. Likewise, we do not expect a short queue for a popular hawker stall in Singapore."


Mr Dave Sim (Head of Academic for Physics and Maths)

"The Physics and Maths Cafe is a one stop station. We have spent more than 10 years as a student studying and scoring in exam, 10 years as a lecturer teaching and setting exam questions to differentiate the students. We have experience all these and learnt how to play the game well. You can leave it to us to prepare you for the paper. You will just have to enjoy the process.

What happens in the classroom is confidential and therefore we cannot reveal much. We will teach the students how to be smart, how to think smart, how to show the examiner that they are smart. We make everything look simple in class, such that everyone starts to feel that he is quite smart all of a sudden. But we know that this happy feeling should not stop there. We do not want you to just enjoy in class, and then go back home, forget everything that you understood in class. Our intention is to make you feel smart in class and keep this feeling with you for the rest of your life. I will make arrangements for this. You will never believe something so difficult can be so simple.

There are two other ways to find out more.

First, read the students’ testimonials and you may be able to learn more. The testimonials in the website are genuine as they are linked to the facebook account of the students.

Secondly, our fees are not cheap. But we have the largest intake of Physics and Maths students in Singapore. We occupy the entire level of a premium building which is bigger than half a football field. We even have our own library, cafe and shuttle bus. Small class size is not something to boost about as 9 out of 10 tuition centres will have a small class size by default unless the tutor is so good that students are willing to pay the money and the time to travel and listen to you. The students in Singapore are smart and two hours are more than enough to gauge the quality of teaching."


Mr Dave Sim (Head of Academic for Physics and Maths)

"The centre specialises in Physics and Maths. Hence, we offer many different timeslots for the same level and subject within the same week. We trust that you see this flexibility as an advantage. We understand the importance of an optimal class size for effective learning and the flexibility to be able to change class on an ad-hoc basis. In order to have a balance of both, all students are allowed to make a maximum of 3 out of 10 ad-hoc or permanent changes in a term without any surcharge."


Mr Dave Sim (Head of Academic for Physics and Maths)

"We have to be honest with you – we have not found a way to create TIME. While you are trying to catch up with those who have good results for their mid years, they are not slowing down for you. In fact, the good results motivate them to run faster or at least maintain their pace. Inevitably, you will only be able to run alongside with them if you are working harder than them for the rest of this journey. Indeed, this is necessary. To help you with this, we have thoughtfully prepared all the materials for the lessons that you have missed, with the tutors’ solutions for your own revision. Our materials are all printed in A5 size neatly packed into the Little Box of Secrets. This will help you stretch TIME."


Mr Dave Sim (Head of Academic for Physics and Maths)

"Although I cannot reveal what happens in the class, but I can tell you that I have put aside time to watch the video of all secondary and JC Physics and Maths classes every week. Existing students will realised that there is a video camera in front and at the back of the classroom, capturing both the tutors and the students. I looked at how the teacher teaches, and how the students are reacting. I have a stopwatch beside me to keep watch of every minute. My priority is for my tutors to present knowledge in the most interesting way, but yet in the shortest time. That's not a problem as this can be trained. I will even go to the extent to train the tone and the expression of the tutor during presentation so that the student will have to put in a lot of effort to forget what he has just learnt. It is my job to ensure that the tutors will 'wow' you every single lesson."


Mr Dave Sim (Head of Academic for Physics and Maths)

"As our vacancies are very limited, we cannot offer any trial lesson. Most of the students joined our Physics and Maths classes because their good friends or close relatives recommend us as the No 1 tuition centre in Singapore with the best teachers. "


Mr Dave Sim (Head of Academic for Physics and Maths)

"We do not sell. We have no trial lessons or other business gimmicks to boost enrolment. We are not very cheap but yet we have the largest pool of secondary and JC students in Singapore (look at the photo gallery). We can achieve that by not selling. 8 out of 10 of our students are recommended by friends and relatives and we will certainly like to keep it that way. I can set up a customer service team to attend to walk in or phone enquries. The team can make all potential customers happy and sell them our services. This will push our enrolment even higher. You may not believe it, a lot of people like to be sold and trust what the sales team say. Why are we not doing it? Firstly, how can you just trust what I say? Secondly, I dun think it is the right time for us to do that now. We are not keen to push profits by getting more admin staff or teachers now. Because I know I will not be able to train or get enough good teachers to meet the demands if we open up our sales channel. That's why we do not sell."


Mr Dave Sim (Head of Academic for Physics and Maths)

You do not have to choose me. We did not invest money in The Straits Times to become super tutors overnight. The Physics and Maths Café has already grow to become an established tuition center in Singapore. We have the most number of Physics students in Singapore (many times more). The reason why we can be who we are today is because we are different. You may not believe that we can teach that well. Read the testimonials from our students. They are not just making general positive statements, they are talking about how effective the lessons are and they are real people who can even be one of your friends.

But you will be surprised that not everyone is looking for the best tutor. There are some who look for the centre that is nearest their house or school. Some wants the tutor to come to their house. Some want the tuition fee to be more affordable. Some want the class size to be small. Some want good customer service.

The tuition market is not a transparent market at all. You do not go around trying different tuition centre in Singapore. This is not the same as going to a different carrot cake stall every week, and writing a blog so that you can rank all the carrot cake in Singapore. It is going to be difficult for you to choose. You have to listen to the people around you, instead of being attracted by the marketing techniques. Because once you do, you will get distracted and confused. I even have a tuition competitor who use a lot of money to buy over the domain www.physicscafe(.com) to redirect it to his own tuition website, passing off as The Physics Cafe. He is definitely not related to us. You can also see the content in www.ThePhysicsCafe.com duplicated in many other tuition websites too. Anyone can set up a tuition center, pay money and become a Super Tutor today. This is why we are not able to convince you that we are better than the rest. You do not have to choose The Physics Cafe over the other tuition centres. We can't teach every student in Singapore too. There are always options.


Mr Dave Sim (Head of Academic for Physics and Maths)

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