I am familiar with the present VCE study designs (2016 -2020) for maths, physics, chemistry or biology. I tailor the key theories and skills stipulated by the study designs into tangible pieces and guide students to use these theories and skills in solving the VCAA past exam questions. I detail the school-asessed coursework (SAC) into tangible tasks, such as forming hypothesis, rationalising experimental designs, interpreting results and discussing errors and questions. After working with me for a period of time, most of students normally can get A+ in both SAC and the end of year exams. One of my VCE students was offered a place for pursuing Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). I have tutored the student Chemistry (raw score 49), Biology (raw score 45), Physics (raw score 40), Mathematical Methods (raw score 40). The student’s final ATAR was 99.55.
VCE Subjects (Units 1 to 4) I have taught:
Foundation Mathematics, General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Further Mathematics, Specialist Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology.
I have followed and tutored the Undergraduate Medical Admission Test (UMAT) since 2008. My expertise in biological research gives me many advantages to develop effective strategies to solve UMAT questions, especially Section I and Section III, which test student’s ability in scientific reasoning. Students find my strategies very effective, especially in continuing the series, picking the middle, completing the picture, logical reasoning. One of my UMAT students got an average percentile of 99% in UMAT.
I have been following GAMSAT since 2007 and I am familiar with the topics and theories frequently tested in Section III. I have summarised theories and concepts needed for section III and complied and classified the questions tested in previous years. I help GAMSAT takers to link the science concepts and theories with the Section III questions and develop effective strategies and practise skills to solve these questions. GAMSAT participants have greatly improved their scores in Section III after working with me for a period of time. One client has been offered a place to pursue MBBS at the University of Sydney in 2012, one was offered a place at Deakin in 2013, and one received an offer from Deakin for a MBBS place in 2014.
I am familiar with the knowledge and skills tested in Edutest and ACER scholarship tests. Two of my EduTest/scholarships students have been selected to attend The Mac.Robertson Girls’ High School in 2012 and 2013 respectively. Many of them got superior levels in their mathematics, numerical reasoning and verbal reasoning sections.
Experiences in other areas:
I also have experience in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), Chinese (Mandarin), and helping students to prepare for standard exams, such as IELTS, GRE, SAT.