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Ka Yun

Ka Yun

I am half Chinese, half Thai. I grew up from a mixed-cultural background, having lived in Hong Kong, Singapore, and currently London. I'm holding both HKSAR and British citizenships.

Having gone through the GCSE and IB system myself, I offer students specialised support in subjects including Biology, Chemistry and Mandarin Chinese (Standard or Higher). I am also familiar with the A-level system as I have been teaching students in London over the last 7 years.

I am also keen on supporting beginners or business professionals who are interested in learning Mandarin Chinese.

I am a good listener, and a patient tutor. I always seek to build a trusting relationship with the tutees, whose learning progress and comfort is a top priority.

Aside from academics and tuition, I am also a freelance artist, specialized in oil painting, charcoal sketches and watercolours.

Tutoring Experience

2014 - Present: Private tutor, Bonas Macfarlane, London, UK
• Math, Sciences and Mandarin Chinese (8, 10 years old)
• Mandarin Chinese (Beginner and GCSE, 13 and 15 years old)

2011- 2016: Academic mentor, Exscitec – Higher Education Industry, London, UK
• Utilised communication and teaching skills to convey scientific ideas (stem cell biology, medical science strands) to classes of 15-20 high school students from different backgrounds.
• Became a positive and motivational role model for young students.

Oct-Dec 2013: Private tutor for A-level and GCSE Biology and 11+ Math, Bangkok, Thailand
• Provided support for regular school works.
• Successfully prepared the students for their unit tests
• Taught exam preparation techniques for GCSE and A-level.

Tutoring Approach

  • Structured teaching with goals
  • Alignment of the teaching with syllabus
  • Exam techniques and time management
  • Past paper practices
  • Generation of structured revision notes
LanguagesEnglish (British), Thai, Chinese, Cantonese
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University of Oxford (Wolfson College)2014DoctorateD Phil in Ophthalmology
Imperial College London2009BachelorsBSc in Biology
United World College of South East Asia2005SchoolInternational Baccalaureate

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