Friday, January 7, 2011

About me
Former Head of Department (Science)
Former Head of Physics

Former Hwa Chong JC student
Teacher Trainer and Mentor

Science Working Committee (Member, 2007)
SPA Assessor and Moderator
Project Work Assessor and Moderator
Nominated Most Caring Teacher Award (2007, 2008)
Outstanding Contribution Award (2007)
18 years teaching 'A' Level
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons, NUS)
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) (Merit, NTU)

National Junior College (Senior High)
Dunman High school (Senior High)
Serangoon Junior College

Author of H2 Physics notes
Author of Solutions to GCE H2/H1 Physics

Mr Daniel Yeo
HP : 97571205 Email:

What does a cat got to do with Physics?

New Syllabus (some changes)

Tuition will cover the following:
  • Will make sure you are very clear about the fundamentals. Give you ample practice to make sure you have understood and are confident to apply the concepts!
  • Will provide you concise notes, summary of important concepts and worksheets to help speed up your learning curve!
  • Will share with you my written solution to past year Cambridge papers, carefully written with feedback from Cambridge examiners! (This is not available in the bookshops).
  • Will share with you what Cambridge examiners are looking for and how you could present your answers effectively
  • Will share with you what to focus on for the whole syllabus!
  • Will teach you Planning and share with you resources to do this section well.
  •  Will provide you the mental support/encouragement to persevere on...

Winners don't do different things, they do things differently - Stephen Covey

Small Group Tuition (up to 3 students)

Flexible topic according to your choice
Flexible location (can be discussed)
Date and timing can be discussed
Fee: $450/student/4 lessons/ 2 hours
Once a week

Fee for 1-1 Tuition:

Flexible topic according to your choice
Flexible location (can be discussed)
Date and timing can be discussed
$100 to $200 per hour
2 hours per session
Once a week

Some testimonials

Ernest Tung (ACJC, 2015, scored A)

Mr Yeo has been a huge help in learning physics in JC. Before joining the class in the 2nd half of J1, I've been struggling with physics a lot, but after joining, the concepts were a lot easier to grasp and it really made learning physics much, much easier! Also, Mr Yeo has been really patient even if I was a little slow at times.

Edmond Ong (DHS, 2015, scored A)

In the midst of all the stress from the GCE A-Levels, it was assuring to be taught by Mr Yeo in Physics, a teacher who has such a strong grasp of the demands of the Cambridge H2 Physics Examination. On top of that, Mr Yeo's devotion in teaching is truly remarkable, exemplified in how he took the extra mile to compile summary notes for every topic, which benefitted me greatly in preparation for the A Level Examination. Physics was an immensely important subject to me as my passion lies in Mechanical Engineering. Hence, it was a great privilege to be taught by such a passionate and inspiring teacher in this subject. Attending Mr Yeo's lessons has been an enjoyment as it is filled with much positive energy from Mr Yeo's passion in physics and teaching.

Jay Shen (MJC, 2015, scored A)

Mr Yeo has played a key role in my JC physics journey, especially in helping me to grasp hold and fortify my weak concepts. His revision lessons have indeed been very helpful, with the notes that he gives being consistently comprehensive, sufficient in detail and most importantly, easy to understand. His vibrant personality has always engaged the class and motivated us to persevere on in this tough curriculum.

Outside of class, Mr Yeo is always open to any physics questions and would never fail to reply them. His knowledge and passion towards the subject has indeed facilitated his teaching in the classroom when he often gives us a brief synopsis of the origins of the theory and the significance of that theory. Because of this, his lessons are always very interesting and impactful, lightening our burden of having to do more memory work at home.

I am really lucky to meet such an enthusiastic teacher and I can assure that one is bound to learn something from such a wise and experienced tutor.

Li Yushu (DHS, 2015, scored A)

Mr Yeo has made my journey of exploring H2 physics an interesting and enriching one. He simplified the complex concepts using the most fundamental knowledge and enabled me to understand them effectively. His teaching style was easy to follow and his lecture notes were very concise. His worksheets covered a wide range of carefully selected questions, which helped to strengthen my learning. He was so experienced in teaching that whenever I encountered any confusion, he knew exactly where I got wrong and helped to clear my doubts. After one year's lessons with him, I gained my confidence and clarity in physics and I would like to express my deepest gratitude to him. A-Level Physics is not an easy battle, but Mr Yeo has guided me through it and has given me the strength and bravery to fight.

Thank you Mr Yeo!

Natasha Tay (ACJC, 2015, scored A)

Mr Yeo is a dedicated and sincere teacher who puts keen effort in his explanation. His concise physics notes and effective drilling practices are just some of the areas I have benefited from.

-Natasha Tay ACJC

Sandy Woon (ACJC, 2015, scored A)

Physics has always been an elusive subject to me. Contrary to popular opinion where “you just got to understand how it works and everything will just flow from there”, my 2 year H2 physics journey has honestly proven otherwise. Up till my promotional exams in J1 I still did not know exactly what was going on in class. Every single time I tried to apply the concepts taught after an intensive self-study session or sitting through a lecture with my ears pricked up, I would ALWAYS end up at this point where the answer to the question defies my train of thought. Disappointment ensues and the interest in physics dwindles with my self-confidence. They say reward correlates with the amount of effort put in, but to me, it has never been that way.

I was completely defeated by the subject. I loathed every single bit of it. I even considered retaining just so I could change my subject combination. Because to me, hard work never pays off in this subject. If you were to tell me that I would eventually come to score an A in the A-Levels, in no way would I have believed you. I have never gotten anywhere above a ‘D’, let alone a distinction. Desperate, I consulted this “super physics tutor” who swears by his “condensed yet concise notes”, “step-by-step teaching methods” and more importantly a “93% distinction”. Surprisingly, it did not work for me AT ALL. To each his own, I suppose. His methods aren’t as effective for people like me who requires explaining-all-over-again whenever there is a lapse in my application, nor do his one-page summaries which were supposed to prompt a jolt in memory and bring the student back to the concepts taught in tuition class. I hit rock-bottom when after 6 months of tuition I still could not sit through a test without doubting every single answer I wrote after preparing so hard. Of course, I failed them all. I left the center after promos.

Miraculously, I managed to promote. In J2, a while after school re-opened, a close friend of mind introduced me to Mr Yeo, citing him for his tremendous patience and exuberance. I joined, NEVER to expect the change this teacher was about to bring to my life. You see, at that time, my self-confidence was in shambles; so is my attitude towards learning physics. I still remember the fateful Wednesday evening when I first met him. He walked in to the classroom, greeted me and asked about my results. I told him that I honestly did not think it will get any better and I will just resign to fate. He laughed, told me that everything will be fine, and that he is always there whenever I need help.

He is so much more than someone whose duty is to explain theories to a bunch of eager-eyed students and making sure they internalize them. What sets him apart from the rest is that he GENUINELY cares about the well-being of each and every student. He was always there when I needed help. He believed in me when I all I could do was to doubt myself. He took the time to care, and not only that, he made sure that I KNEW he cared. Not only was he good at teaching and explaining physics (not to mention his all-rounded comprehensive notes), he was good at the personality he reflected – inspiring, motivated, passionate. That, honestly, made all the difference.

I hate to sound all cheesy and corny but I would not be where I am now if not for Mr Daniel Yeo. They say whenever God shuts a door, somewhere he opens another window. For me, god shut ALL the doors and left a window open which I am so tremendously lucky to have chanced upon during the darkest hours of my JC life. Thank you Mr Yeo, not only for the A, but more importantly for what you have inspired me as a person. You will always remain my role model.

Rachael Chua (MJC, 2015, scored A)

Mr Yeo is one of the most passionate teachers I have ever come across. With his many years of experience as a Physics teacher, his passion to teach always seems to be growing. He is patient and very detailed when conducting his lessons. In class, he would input interesting application of physics concept making it more relatable for us to understand. This has certainly sparked my interest for physics in the real world.

Mr Yeo prepares his own notes and revises them to make sure they are up to date with the syllabus and apt for examinations. Summary notes are provided to allow fast recap before exams and ensure all key points are addressed.

Besides imparting knowledge, Mr Yeo has also played the role as a pillar of support to all his students. He would inject confidence in you; encourage you to break your limit slowly but surely guiding us to our goal. He gives valuable assessment base on your class and school performance and ways to improve thereafter.

“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” Mr Yeo is definitely more than a good teacher.

Charlotte Tan (DHS, 2015, scored A)

I had a hard time understanding physics concepts in Y5 as it seemed too abstract to me. However, after attending Mr. Yeo's Physics lessons, I was able to appreciate Physics better.

Mr Yeo's Physics lessons are always engaging and interesting. He is able to break down complex concepts, making it easier for me to understand Physics. Also, he is able to relate the Physics syllabus to our everyday lives, making Physics more relatable for learners like me. Furthermore, Mr. Yeo's strong passion in physics has made me more interested to know more about Physics and its application to our everyday lives. His self-made notes are concise and effective in conveying the key learning objectives of the syllabus, and at the same time, informative.

I'm glad to have attended his tuition class as I've not only learnt Physics from it, I've learnt more about life. I will definitely remember him as a dedicated, committed, and passionate tutor who is willing to go the extra mile to help his students to do better and appreciate physics better.

Thank you, Mr. Yeo!

Benjamin Chan (DHS, 2015, scored A)

Mr Daniel Yeo is a marvellous Physics tutor who imparts his knowledge to his students efficaciously. His teaching methods are congenial to students of different ability and easily understood. His succinct topical concept notes subtly and aptly summarizes the crux of each topic, assuaging the vexation of onerous revision through convoluted lecture notes. Apart from Mr Yeo's teaching adroitness, he is also an amicable tutor who lends encouragement to students. He provides thorough weekly quizzes which assist students in accurately gauging their progress in Physics. These questions are brilliantly selected to challenge a myriad of essential skills in H2 Physics. Although my time with Mr Yeo was ephemeral, I am pleased with my massive improvement over the short 4 months. Regardless of the final results, I would still like to express my gratitude to Mr Yeo for all his help!

Bok Leong (DHS, 2015, scored A)

My first encounter with Mr Yeo was during a school lesson when he was a relieving for our usual teacher, and I remembered that he really cleared up many of my misconceptions of gravitation. His biggest strength as a physics teacher is his ability to break down difficult or complex questions into manageable bites that really helped me to get a clearer picture on how to go about tackling questions. His revision worksheets are also detailed yet concise, and he provides Cambridge answers that help you to really develop a knack for answering in Cambridge style (which is really important). In addition to his excellent teaching, he also goes the extra mile to talk to students during lessons and enquire about any difficulties they may be facing, as well as to answer questions on WhatsApp which is really convenient for us students. He also inserts quirky jokes or phrases to either lighten up the mood or to help us remember certain key phrases more clearly. All in all, I certainly am glad that I signed up for his class because he is really what you would call an all round teacher. If you are like me and struggling with physics due to misconceptions or just cannot wrap your head around the concepts, then Mr Yeo's classes are the perfect remedy for your woes!

Dylan Chuah (TJC, 2015, scored A)

Mr Yeo is a very proficient and superb physics teacher. He is able to explain and help me comprehend complex physics concepts. He gives clear and concise notes and plenty of practices. The practice he gives covers a wide range of possible permutations of questions that may come out in the exam.

He is a very friendly, patient and understanding teacher, and is eager to clarify any doubts we have.

I will definitely recommend any friend who needs help in Physics to him.

Hi Mr Yeo before I end, I would like to say a big Thank You for all the help you have rendered to me in the past 4 months.

Raeann Tan (CJC, 2015, scored A)

I have never understood physics and its basic concepts during the first few months of JC1 until I went to Mr Yeo’s physics tuition. Mr Yeo is a very dedicated physics teacher who is willing to teach his students and made sure we understood the true essence of physics. The way he teaches is very interesting and fun, he will crack jokes and tell stories once in a while and the time spent on reviewing the chapter’s overview was short but enough to capture the concepts which I personally found it very useful. He gives us important tips on Cambridge mark scheme and what they are looking for by his years of experience. After attending almost 1 and a half years of his class, I felt I have gained a lot and finally understood the basic concepts of physics. Mr Yeo is a very approachable teacher, and through my learning experience I have benefited from him. He is one of the best and most passionate teachers I have come across.

Thank You Mr Yeo!

Tan Yan Yi (SAJC, 2015, scored A)

Like every good teacher, Mr Yeo knows his stuff really well. But besides that, he teaches concepts in a way that is really easy to understand and apply. I was struggling with Physics (getting U grade for 3 straight exams) until I decided to go for tuition. The way Mr Yeo teaches is much easier to digest and I begin to see physics from a different angle and got a C for my promos followed by B for my prelims. In addition, he is always very patient even if we take a little longer to understand a concept and most importantly, he is always very encouraging which boosts the confidence of his students. Confidence isn't something to be taken lightly because going into the exam hall doubting your own capabilities won't help at all. Finally, his passion for teaching is really commendable. He would teach for 9-10 hours a day and still be full of energy in his last lesson! I'm really thankful for the efforts put in by him and it has definitely helped me greatly.

- Yan yi

Thank you for everything Mr Yeo!! I do mean every word I said above. Here's wishing you will continue having many, many years of successful career :) God bless!

Tng Yong Li (DHS, 2015, scored A)

Mr Yeo is not only a teacher, but also a friend to all his students. His constant encouragement, as well as his willingness to answer any queries, made him a most approachable teacher. The effort Mr Yeo puts into his notes and lessons are evident, and he constantly seeks to improve and better his materials so as to benefit students more. Being a consistent U student for Physics, I did not hope for much when I first entered Mr Yeo's class. However, as he imparted both his knowledge and skills, Physics, a previously insurmountable obstacle, now became manageable. My grades improved dramatically within a short span of time, and I was able to jump to a C in the next examination after I first began lessons. With Mr Yeo's lessons, I also grew to appreciate Physics more as a subject, and found joy in learning about it and its applications. I believe what was most inspiring was how Mr Yeo not only sought to help us achieve an A for Physics, but also, to make it a more enjoyable journey for us and remind us of the joy of learning.

Teo Zhi Xiang (SRJC, 2015, scored B)

I am so thankful to have Mr Daniel Yeo as my JC tuition teacher. I have experienced several Teachers' teachings from school, but none was as brilliant as his. His teaching is clear-cut and efficient and I am always sure to benefit from each and every one of his lesson. The vast knowledge he has acquired from decades of teaching certainly shines during his classes and the careful remarks he makes for the subject. He is cognisant of the common errors students will make and also the types of questions for each chapter, allowing his materials to be detailed and all encompassing. His effective teaching method is certain to aid learning no matter how dry the subject can be at times. Furthermore, he constantly checks on his students' progresses and is sure to give words of encouragement or praises. (This goes on even throughout the A levels period when lesson has ceased) In addition, Mr Daniel Yeo goes the extra mile and takes his lesson beyond the classroom by being readily available to answer our burning questions or clarify some mind boggling concepts through the use of WhatsApp. On a more personal level, Mr Yeo is a very friendly teacher with and eccentric sense of humour :D. As such, I am extremely grateful to be under his guidance.

Pei San (AJC, 2015)

As a student who faces a lot of struggles in Physics, Mr Yeo has never failed to enlighten me and is always very patient in explaining Physics concepts. Not only that, Mr Yeo always emphasize that his students have to be clear in understanding what he had said and he delivers what he has to say in the simplest and most effective way. Mr Yeo tries his best to make learning interesting by relating us to personal and real life experiences, helping us to visualise the problems better. Throughout the whole journey to A levels, Mr Yeo has always been there for us, encouraging us and his cheerful personality has really instil positivity in us. Mr Yeo takes care of all his students in the class, especially the weaker ones like myself and his passion for Physics has made me view Physics in a very different way after I have joined his classes. Mr Yeo always pushes us to stretch our potential and at the same time he is always very concerned about our well-being. I am indeed very grateful to have Mr Yeo as my Physics tutor, thank you Mr Yeo!

Yu Fang (TPJC, 2015)

Mr Yeo is a caring and enthusiastic teacher. He always pushes his students to do their best while at the same time try to make learning interesting and fun as Mr Yeo often show videos of physics concepts and experiments in class so that students can visualize and understand better. This helps to create a better learning environment for students. As Mr Yeo always say 'leave nobody behind'. He makes sure that everybody understood the concepts that he have taught before he continues with his lesson. Dedicated to his students, Mr Yeo never hesitates to stay back after class to help his students and even if he is busy after the lesson, he will get students to text him the question and reply efficiently. I have definitely benefitted from his lessons and I am grateful for the help Mr Yeo has given me.

Samantha Ong (TPJC, 2015)

When I first joined Mr Yeo's tuition class during the second half of my year in JC1, I was having difficulties understanding all the physics concepts I have learned so far. However, after attending his lessons, Mr Yeo widened my landscape of Physics, and helped me cope with my misunderstandings of the various concepts. In fact, by the end of the year, I have improved tremendously from a U grade to a B grade. Thereafter, I continued taking part in his lessons, and learned much more. His style of teaching is very concise and comprehensive, enabling me to get an even greater picture of the subject itself. Moreover, his lessons are really entertaining and interesting, so I was able to enjoy them while gaining greater insights. All in all, I am really thankful and appreciative of what he has taught me so far, and it was definitely fortunate for me to be his student.

Alvin (A for Physics, 2014, ACJC)

Mr Yeo delivers clear and concise physics concepts that are extremely easy to understand. Being eloquent and humorous, he constantly brightens up the classroom with humor in relation to Physics. As an encouraging and understanding tutor, Mr Yeo never neglects any students in class and constantly pushes us to do our best. Being a student of Mr Yeo allowed my H2 Physics grades to make a remarkable jump from a grade E(28th percentile) during my school preliminary examinations to a grade A during the actual 'A' level examinations. This is only possible due to Mr Yeo's infectious passion and love for Physics, making me love the subject which in turn allowed me to enjoy studying it. Being a student of Mr Yeo has been a blessing to me. For without it, I would not have been able to understand the many difficult concepts in Physics, much less enjoy it.

Xin Yee (A for Physics, 2014, CJC)

At the start of my journey in JC, I found it hard to understand the concepts in Physics and I struggled with it in term 1 of my first year. However, after I joined Mr Yeo’s class, I then started to understand how Physics works and was better able to link the concepts together. 

Not only are his notes clear and comprehensive, he also makes the lessons interesting and goes straight to what we are required to understand in our syllabus. He would show videos at times which I found it to be very useful and would enable us to visualise better. After attending Mr Yeo’s lessons, I always find topics which were previously very confusing to be actually easy to understand. He does not just teach the concepts, he also explain how they come about which I think is very essential in the study of physics.

Furthermore, Mr Yeo is also a very dedicated teacher who is always willing to go the extra mile just to make sure that his students understand what he said. He does not hesitate to offer his help even after class when we have questions to clarify.

To me, Mr Yeo is definitely one of the best teachers I have ever known. I am truly grateful for his patience and guidance throughout my journey in JC. I enjoyed and learnt a lot from his lessons and I believe that everyone in his class will also benefit from his teaching.

Jonathon Phua (straight As, 2013, HCI)

Mr Yeo is one of the best teachers I have known. He is a very dedicated and experienced teacher, who often stays behind after class to explain the tough physics concepts to me. Before joining Mr Yeo’s class, I was very confused with the complex concepts and ideas behind those topics taught in H2 Physics. Mr Yeo is able to break down these complicated concepts and explain them in a simplified manner which makes learning Physics much easier and less arduous.
Mr Yeo is a dedicated teacher who does not hesitate to stay behind after every lesson to explain the Physics concepts behind every equation and Physics law. As a slow learner, I really appreciate his help and dedication. He takes great care to answer each and every of our doubts in detail, and does not mind explaining certain concepts over and over again until we understood everything.
I found his summarized notes extremely helpful, with all the essential concepts, equations and definitions neatly presented in bite-sized pieces which is much easier to digest. They come in handy before major tests and examinations where time is of the essence, making my learning journey much more enjoyable.

My Physics journey is akin to a marathon, and Mr Yeo served as a great coach, helping me up when I fall, cheering me on when I needed them most, and assisting me to overcome any hurdles that I faced. I am really thankful to have him as my Physics tutor, who is an exceptional teacher and an excellent mentor.

Lee Ying Ting (A for Physics, 2013, HCI)

Mr Daniel Yeo is an extremely committed teacher who has great passion for Physics. He is a teacher who is able to related well to his students, therefore allowing me to feel at ease to ask questions, no matter how simple they were. His lessons are well planned and engaging, and he is able to help students who learn at a slower pace too.

Before attending Mr Yeo's lesson I studied Physics by memorizing formulas and by doing many practices. However, he taught me the importance of understanding the concepts and learning to apply them to different questions. His teaching has helped me improve tremendously from struggling to pass in school to an 'A' at A-level.

I am fortunate to have had Mr Yeo as my tutor and he is very encouraging and inspires us to do something we truly enjoy in future. Thank you, Mr Yeo!

Jonathon Yee (A for Physics, 2013, RVHS)

Experience is the best teacher and Mr Yeo has the experience! Mr Yeo is a teacher proficient in his teaching pedagogy. He is able to cater to the needs of different students as well as to engage the whole class. The notes he prepares are concise, clear, and consists of relevant diagrams to aid our understanding. His meticulous and patient personality ensures that even the smallest details are not short-changed. He takes the effort to make sure the concept is understood well by everyone.  Mr Yeo includes relevant examples and information within (and outside of the syllabus) to provide us an in-depth knowledge of the subject.

Eyu Yanwen (Straight As, 2012, DHS)

Mr Daniel Yeo is a dedicated teacher, always there for his students. His passion for Physics is what inspires me to strive hard and do my best for the subject. He is very approachable and caring, making my physics journey an enjoyable experience. I am lucky to have had Mr Yeo as my tutor and he’s definitely the one I would recommend to my peers! 

Before I attended Mr Yeo’s lessons, I faced difficulties understanding physics concepts and applying them to novel situations. It was concise notes and challenging questions carefully handpicked and prepared by Mr Yeo that helped me tremendously in achieving my ‘A’ for A level Physics. 

He is truly a great teacher who stresses that grades while important, are not everything in life. He encourages us to pursue our passion and shares with us his life stories which are indeed inspiring. He is not merely a teacher in class, but also a life mentor. Thank you Mr Yeo!

Jessica Goh (Straight As, 2012, DHS)

I joined Mr Yeo’s physics class just 3 months before the A Levels. Back then, I had many misconceptions and loopholes in my knowledge, which made studying physics tough. However, his comprehensive revision notes provided me with a concise summary of the main learning points for each topic. In addition, the practice questions that he conscientiously compiled gave me lots of exposure to different question contexts and tested whether my fundamentals were grounded.
I vividly remembered one of his lessons in which I struggled with a difficult question and soon become frustrated. Mr Yeo did not rush into explaining the answer straight away, but instead advised me to understand and appreciate the physics concepts behind the question before systematically taking me through the thought process to arrive at the answer. Since then, carrying this mentality has aided me in staying calm when faced with atypical questions during the prelims and A Levels. I was then able to analyse the information given in the question and think of relevant physics concepts to craft my answers. Notwithstanding that, Mr Yeo was able to demonstrate the occasional diagrams and experimental equipment in physics questions which greatly enhanced my visualisation of physical processes.
Within a short span of time, I improved significantly from my mediocre grades to eventually an A in the A Levels.
Mr Yeo’s passion for physics and dedication to teaching is indeed infectious, and I am really grateful to have him as my tutor! 

Lee Jun Tang (Physics A, 2012, VJC)
Mr Yeo is definitely one of the best teachers I have known. He is a very experienced and approachable teacher. He prepares his own notes for all his chapters which are exam-oriented, and are more comprehensive than the lecture notes in school. He is always able to explain the concepts thoroughly and is always ready to clear our doubts. He is also humorous in his lessons, making his teaching lively and interesting. Grasping the concepts was much easier through Mr Yeo's help, as he could explain them in a simple way, with illustrations using real life examples.

Most importantly, he has many short cuts that are extremely useful to apply during examinations.

Mr Yeo is indeed a tutor whom I highly recommend.

Eric Fok (Straight As, 2011, RVHS) 
I joined Mr Yeo's revision class about 6 months before the A level examinations, his lessons revolve mainly around practice questions, which are very helpful. In addition, he encourages us to share our misconceptions and weaknesses with the class before clarifying them, this allowed me to learn what mistakes people tend to make and learn from them as well.

Mr Yeo made physics very interesting as he always linked concepts to real world applications which are not seen in school notes. More importantly, like all good teachers, Mr Yeo has a great passion for physics, which influenced me to like it as well. The lesson pace is also very suited for all students as he would help the weaker students and push the stronger ones to improve further. His commitment to teach also shows when he stays back after each lesson to listen to our questions.

He definitely helped me in this subject by imparting both his knowledge and passion for physics to me. Thank you Mr Yeo!

Shane Leung (Straight As, NJC 2011) 

Truth be told, I find it hard to exactly describe what I feel about him, and who he is.

When I first met him, I was very impressed with the way he portrayed himself. It felt more like the definition of a 'True Teacher' I rarely saw in my school life. He was very sharing, kind, understanding, but most of all engaging. As time went by until we had to part ways, I only felt my time spent with him enriching….He will ensure that you do understand what he is teaching. He will ask you to clarify your understanding, and ask for you to even pose tough questions to him for your learning that both of you can work together to success. However, what is more amazing is his character and personality, which only fuels my respect for him further. His passion for teaching truly has led him to being a private tutor, as he has given up a great many things to pursue his desire to teach physics (please, if you do wish to ask him about his life story, proceed at your own discretion, but I will not elaborate on what details surround his life). His engagement with me has been fruitful as he imparts nuggets of wisdom, to both life and studies (namely physics), such as maintaining consistency and placing great effort.

He is also very easygoing, lighthearted, and humorous. Furthermore, I know he will not say this of himself, but I say he is a very humble, kind and caring man.

Through my two years with Mr Yeo, I was very happy to be working with him. He provided excellent material and made sure that what he taught could be assimilated into my brain, and even went further so as to encourage me and my fellow peers in class. Throughout my entire two years of working with Mr Yeo, I can say with conviction that I have enjoyed every step of it; from when I felt down in physics, to when I felt great about my scores.

Sheryl Ho (2009, RJC)
Straight A's

I was taught by Mr Yeo for only 2 months just before my A level examinations, but I daresay that he has managed to change my perception of physics in this short span of time. Initially, Physics was one of the toughest subjects that I had to grapple with, and I was quite disheartened as my A level examinations were approaching. However, Mr Yeo never failed to clarify my doubts and he would often further question me on certain concepts to ensure that I had a solid foundation. Sufficient worksheets were provided every lesson, and these practices were very helpful as they were often timed and there was a combination of both easy and challenging questions. I began to enjoy Physics and I became confident of getting an A for Physics.

Mr Yeo is a very dedicated teacher and I will remember him as the tutor who went the extra mile to clarify my doubts over the phone just the day before my physics exam, and he would even send me extra worksheets for practice whenever I requested. Mr Yeo is a very experienced and interesting tutor, and I am certain that other students will benefit greatly from his lessons too!

Varunna (2009, VJC)Straight 'A's

Mr Daniel Yeo is a caring and approachable teacher who is very passionate about physics. He is willing to stay back after classes to clarify anything we may not understand and his love for the subject is contagious as I find myself appreciating the subject more and more which allows me to excel in the subject even further.
Mr Yeo is able to clearly explain concepts which seem difficult. However, with his simplified explanations, it is better understood by fellow students and I. His immense experience also gives him an edge as a better teacher as he is able to answer all sorts of questions that span across the entire syllabus.
Learning materials given by Mr Yeo are also very comprehensive and include a large variety of questions. They include both specific questions and integrated questions across various topics which allows us to be much better prepared for our examinations.

Kristle (2009, NYJC)Physics - 'A'
Despite being under his guidance for less than a year, Mr. Yeo has definitely left his mark on me by proving himself to be a passionate, genuine and warm teacher. He is one who truly cares about his students and is undoubtedly absolutely fervent about Physics, judging by the way he never ceases to marvel at the subject.

Being one who was initially rather discouraged by the subject, Mr. Yeo’s continuous encouragement and consistently clear explanation opened up the door to a whole new realm of learning for me and has helped me not look upon studying Physics as a chore, but as a means of better understanding this amazing world we live in. He channels his zeal and zest for the subject into his teaching and it has rubbed off onto me, and I am certain, onto many of his students as well.

A teacher to me is one who inspires and encourages his students to consistently question and to pursue new knowledge. Mr. Yeo is the perfect embodiment of a teacher and from the scores of tutors that I have had throughout my entire learning life, he sits right at the top and is someone whom I will always remember for the rest of my life. He has left an indelible mark in my learning life and has earned my admiration for his commitment and dedication for everything he has done.

To teach is to touch lives forever. You have touched mine, Mr. Yeo, and I hope you continue touching the lives of many others.

Leong Pei Yi (2008 HCI)
Straight A's
(Environmental Engineering, NUS)
Mr Yeo is a dedicated and inspiring tutor with an avid passion in teaching. Lessons with him are not just sessions after sessions of intense preparation for the A levels, but also wonderful learning journeys where I grew to have an appreciation for Physics. Initially, I was disheartened as I did poorly in Physics and wanted to give up. However, Mr Yeo encouraged me to ask questions and clarify my concepts. This rekindled my enthusiasm for Physics and I became a more motivated learner.

Under Mr Yeo’s guidance, I could not only see the improvement in my Physics grades, but in other subjects as well, as I learnt to treat them with the same positive attitude. Besides helping his students to excel academically, Mr Yeo also inspires them to find their direction in life. He is truly a great teacher.
And once again thank you for having been such a great Physics tutor! I could not have gotten the A without you!

Andrew Lee (2004, RJC)
straight A's (Law, NUS)

William Arthur Ward once said: “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” Mr. Yeo is certainly a great teacher. Not once did he ever give up when I could not grasp some concepts, on the contrary, he would double his efforts to ensure I had all doubts cleared usually at the expense of his own time. Through his teaching I learnt an important life lesson, that is, to succeed in anything, one must grasp the basics firmly, have a solid foundation and from there scale the heights of our potential. Not only did he transform my average physics grade to an A, he inspired me to fulfill my personal potential in physics.

Mr. Yeo is truly a magical teacher, a teacher who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next peak!

Koo Chieh Yang (2003, RJC)
straight A's with distinction in physics 'S' paper
(Medicine, UK)

Mr Yeo played a pivotal role in my A-level examination, helping me to achieve an 'A' for physics and a Distinction in my physics Special Paper. I remembered doing poorly in physics because I was unable to grasp the concepts well, but what Mr. Yeo did for me was to break them down into simple comprehensible components, and ensured that my fundamentals were strong before gradually building on them.
I am sure many will appreciate Mr. Yeo's patience and effectiveness in explaining the difficult physics concepts!

Teo Jia Hui (2007, VJC)
straight A's, distinction in H3 science research
(Materials Science and Engineering, Imperial College of London)

I think to most people, the A-level is probably one of the most trying period in their lives. There are undoubtedly many subjects to cope with, and of course goals (results) to achieve and this was the same for me. I am glad that during that period, I had help from Mr. Yeo, and I know that I made the right choice in his classes.

Mr. Yeo is a dedicated tutor who engages the students during lesson. His clear and detailed style of teaching physics proved to be very effective for me, and made me appreciate physics and subsequently I went on to do well in the A-level examination.

Mr. Yeo is not just another tutor but one who really cares for his students. I remember clearly that he would come half an hour early for lesson so that we could consult him on specific areas that we were unsure about. His lesson not only includes tutoring but also a whole range of supporting notes and papers which was very useful, and Mr. Yeo would make use of these resources to reinforce the teaching.

I have benefited greatly from his lessons and believe that he has the same to offer to other students as well.

Koo Chieh Shen (2004, ACJC)
straight A's
(Dentistry, NUS)

Learning physics under Mr Yeo was a remarkable experience. He taught me how to understand the subject and love it, before eventually moving on to conquer it! With his sheer commitment to the subject, it is with grace that he patiently delivers the most direct of facts in a manner worth learning. Mr. Yeo imbued me the ability to be focused and disciplined in all aspects. His emphasis on a good foundation and his systematic approach of teaching allowed me to rationalize and simplify problem instead of simply reaching for the solution.

Mr. Yeo has a deft touch and a keen eye for the subject, but most importantly it is his care and concern for the student that makes him endearing to me.

Chng Koh Lin Colin (2006, SRJC)
straight A's
(Medicine, Australia)

The style of teaching that Mr. Yeo demonstrates is a unique one indeed. Quite often, he would use demonstrations to generate interest among his students and explain the relevant concepts involved. Many of us look forward to attending his interesting and enriching lessons. In addition, he is always glad to answer any physics questions.

Physics used to be my least favorite subject. However, learning with Mr. Yeo has made me relish this thought provoking subject. It was definitely a blessing to have him as my physics tutor.
Aarti Khemlani (2006, SRJC)'A' for physics
(double degree, NUS)

One of the most memorable lessons I have attended in my life was a physics lesson in which the lecturer, Mr. Yeo, asked for a well-built volunteer to blow a ping pong ball out of a funnel via a tube connected to the funnel's stem. A straightforward task one might presume, yet, try as the volunteer might, the ping pong ball refused to budge. The lecturer topped the performance off by turning funnel upside down, blowing into the tube and watching everyone's jaw drop as the ping pong ball defied both gravity and common sense by sticking to the funnel. Throughout the rest of the lecture the lecturer explained to a riveted audience the logic and physics behind the experiment. He truly showed us how interesting physics of fluids could be!

Mr. Yeo's tutorials were no less engaging and I always left a tutorial session feeling that not only had my doubts been cleared but I also learnt other concepts and ideas which I had never even thought of. He manages to explain extremely complicated theories and views so that they make perfect sense and always makes us think out of the box and apply the textbook knowledge we learn to practical situations and never has a shortage of real life examples to illustrate any topic we are covering. The topic and theme summaries he leads us through at the end of every topic and theme were very useful and served to link all the knowledge we had gained into a usable sequence and also provide a platform from which we could see how all the topics in the theme were related. Additionally, it aided in answering examination questions which tested our understanding of an entire theme and not just surface knowledge of a topic.

Overall I feel I am fortunate to have had a teacher as knowledgeable, interesting and likable as Mr. Yeo.

Shamiah (1998, SRJC)'A' for physics (Civil Engineering, NUS)
A teacher whom you can call a tutor, mentor, friend as well as a big brother is what I would describe my former junior college tutor, Mr. Yeo. I would not be where I am today if not because of him. His systematic approach in teaching physics has made me fall in love with the subject and encouraged me to pursue my interest in civil engineering. His great emphasis on building up foundations has made me realize the importance in knowing the fundamentals as it is the answer to all questions. This has indirectly influenced the way I lead my life as I realize that there is no shortcuts in reaching the top.
His approachable and easy going nature has also made him a person whom students can turn to when they need extra help in their studies. His advice, moral support and guidance is really helpful to students who feel lost or demoralized. The extra effort he puts in coaching his students outside curriculum times showed to me his dedication as a teacher. His encouragement and advice has made me realize my full potential and made me feel more confident of myself.
Besides being a great tutor, I am happy to be given a chance to be his colleague while working as a relief tutor. His openness in sharing his work experience and knowledge has been very useful to me when I was teaching my students. He not only praised me for my good points but also emphasize on my weak points so that I can further improve myself.
I am really grateful to him as he made me what I am today.


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