# Information About Liu - City of Westminster tutor - *(***46** reviews)

**46**reviews)

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This is how 2 referees rated Liu:

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### Subjects Taught

## Maths |
Hourly Rate |

A-Level | £40.00 |

University | £45.00 |

Casual Learner | £40.00 |

## Physics |
Hourly Rate |

A-Level | £40.00 |

Casual Learner | £40.00 |

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## Personal Description:

I choose to study mathematics for my degree as an interests. (so is my interest for physics) After the studies, it is come to me I should share my enthusiasm to younger students as well. Private tutoring as a part time job is a good point to start, with the help from me, I hope students to find the subjects more interesting rather than a dull subject to part in the school.

## Tutoring Experience:

Qualification-wise, I’ve got A for Mathematics & Physics at A-Level, obtained MA Mathematics (Hons) from Edinburgh University and MSc Mathematics from King’s College London.

Experience-wise, I've become a private tutor for three years now and I had taught over 250 students. The subject include mathematics, physics and mandarin. Range from KS3 to degree level.

Dec 2012 - Feb 2013: Teaching Assistant at Lister Community School

Oct 2014 - Jun 2015: Maths & Mandarin Tutor at Greig City Academy

## Tutoring Approach:

For the mathematics and physics teaching, I believe the conceptional understanding is much more important than memorize the method. Once the concept has been absorbed, the method of solving problem become rather trivial. Of course to maximize the efficiency of learning, an interests in the subject is essential. Hence I'd like to increase the students engagement by given information on more practical use of the knowledge or more news on advanced study.

Note: for people asking for university level maths. I will ask lecture notes or at least syllabus. Though undergraduate maths is taught at similar level, there are variation for each modules due to each lecturers' style. Just list a module name hardly tells what topics are required to study. Lecture notes are used to see the way that particular lecture taught, otherwise give me a syllabus I shall use my own lecture notes.

**Native Language:**Chinese

**Additional Languages:**Chinese, English (British)

**Availability:**Weekends / Weekdays (all times)

**References Available:**Yes (✔ On File)

## Qualifications:

**King's College London**(2011) - MSc Mathematics (Masters) (✔ On File)**University of Edinburgh**(2010) - MA Mathematics (Bachelors) (✔ On File)**Liverpool College**(2006) - A in Mathematics and Physics (College) (✘ Not On File)

### Liu's Feedback

Tutees Providing Feedback: | 46 |

Tutees Providing Positive Feedback: |

**Reply from Liu:**Thank you very much.

**From Dustin ( /5):**

*(A-Level Maths)*We had only one sessions and I couldn't stand the way he teaches. Gives me a feeling that I felt being look down on, and due to the fact that he speaks very fast as well as he's accent I find it hard to understand what he's saying. Asked him a question but he gives me a sense that he doesn't really care and expect me to know all this, even though it takes 5-10 mins for him to work out a question that only worth less then a 5 markerif I was knowledgeable enough, I wouldn't need a tutor. This tutor, not for me.

**Reply from Liu:**Given we are less than a month away from the final A-Level exams, shouldn't saying "You should know these." be the exact advice a tutor need to tell? It offers a clear indication of any weakness in the knowledge need to be consolidated. I believe my role is to point out the weakness and correct it, not about giving praises when a question is answers correctly. It is expected and aimed for during exam revisions.

**From Meritxell ( /5):**

*(GCSE Physics)*Liu is a very nice chap. It is rare to find a physics teacher so personable, who can look you in the eye. He was very thorough, knowledgable and my son liked him. We will be continuing to use him.

**Reply from Liu:**Thank you very much.

**From Elmir ( /5):**

*(University Maths)*

**Reply from Liu:**Thank you very much.

**From Wa Tim ( /5):**

*(A-Level Maths)*

**Reply from Liu:**Thank you

**From Jayden ( /5):**

*(Casual Learner Maths)*Was just one episode and I did not quite feel a connection with him.

**Reply from Liu:**We had one lesson, you don't feel there is a connection, so we didn't continue, but there is nothing wrong my teaching.

**From Seb ( /5):**

*(University Maths)*Very understanding, patient and helpful!

**Reply from Liu:**Thank you very much.

**From Jordan ( /5):**

*(A-Level Physics)*Amazing! Really liked the way how he approached and was also really good at condensing a large amount of information into small parts. Would come back next time for more.

**Reply from Liu:**Thank you very much.

**From Tejal ( /5):**

*(University Maths)*Amazing tutor, very professional and the lessons were extremely public, had a lot of content to learn in under a week for a statistics exam and Liu compressed everything for me and made everything easier. Thanks Liu.

**Reply from Liu:**You are welcome, keep up with the work.

Leo

**From Emmanuel ( /5):**

*(A-Level Maths)*

**Reply from Liu:**Thanks

Leo

**From Marie ( /5):**

*(GCSE Maths)*Mr has provided 3 lessons one in which he politely waited on my son's late arrival and still provided a full lesson. He is very adaptable. The lessons are tailored to my son's individual needs. My son is enthused as well as engaged whilst learning. There is also healthy banter and humour which always encourages learning. So far I am very pleased with my choice.

**From Terese ( /5):**

*(A-Level Physics)*My daughter had her first two tutoring sessions with Liu yesterday. He was very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. My daughter liked that Liu was very passionate about Physics and Maths, just like she is. I liked that Liu was honest about the amount of work that is expected of my daughter, as she needs to apply herself and work hard. I firmly believe that Liu will be able to help her reach her potential. I am very pleased with our choice of tutor.

**Reply from Liu:**Thank you very much about the comment, I shall continue to work hard to push her to the best abilities.

Leo

**From Noor ( /5):**

*(GCSE Maths)*Really great tutor! Has helped achieve the results i need and helped me understand things very quickly. Defiantly recommend! 5/5

**Reply from Liu:**Thank you very much.

Leo

**From Shadin ( /5):**

*(A-Level Maths)*Liu is a very very good tutor, he helped me through my foundation year level maths when I had a very low knowledge of maths. He is always very patient, highly recommended!

**Reply from Liu:**Thank you very much.

**From William ( /5):**

*(A-Level Maths)*This guy. This guy's awesome. I re learned the whole of core ! maths in 2 hours

**Reply from Liu:**Thank you very much, good luck with the studies.

Leo

**From Sahara ( /5):**

*(A-Level Physics)*He didn't meet our needs.

**Reply from Liu:**I am happy to refund you on your fees if you think you have wasted your money on me.

We had only one lesson and I do not think I did a bad lesson, so I cannot agree with rating you give for me.

Leo

**From Valeria ( /5):**

*(A-Level Maths)*Leo has helped me a lot with S1 stats material, his explanations are clear, therefore anyone (even someone with my level of mathematical knowledge) would be able to understand the material. I would recommend him as tutor to anyone who is struggling with any kind of math, as he is a high-qualified, although incredibly sarcastic teacher.

Maria

**Reply from Liu:**Let's put some comedy into the learning, make it a bit more fun. Thanks for the comment, hope the study continues well.

Leo

**From Omo ( /5):**

*(A-Level Physics)*Liu is a brilliant tutor! He is very professional and approachable.

**Reply from Liu:**Thank you very much.

Leo

**From Mohammed Shuyeb ( /5):**

*(A-Level Maths)*Amazing tutor, certainly worth it if you want to understand a concept rather than just learning them. Unlike most tutors, he can give a reason as to how Maths and Physics is useful and I have benefited a lot from him

**Reply from Liu:**Thank you very much.

Leo

**From Nikolay ( /5):**

*(A-Level Maths)*I had about 2-3 weeks to prepare for my maths exam (C (1-4) + Stats) to get into my 1st year undegraduate course for economics. I was struggling to get a good result (around 50% in the past papers) so I contacted Liu for some tuition. We managed to cover all the topics in 2 weeks. Well and now I am at the Royal Holloway. I got A for my maths exam. Great tutor!

**Reply from Liu:**Good luck on future study.

Leo

**From Rungratri ( /5):**

*(GCSE Maths)*He is consistently on time and has easy methods of teaching.

**Reply from Liu:**Thank you very much

**From Adam ( /5):**

*(GCSE Maths)*Before working with Liu I had very little knowledge of mathematics. With his help I gained confidence and a wider understanding of the subject. Owing to his patience and commitment I passed my NQT Skills Test first time, something I could not have done without him.

Adam

**Reply from Liu:**You have work hard as well, good luck on the future teaching.

Leo

**From Stef ( /5):**

*(University Maths)*Had Liu for university level maths/ economics! Great tutor, couldn't recommend him more.

**Reply from Liu:**Thank you very much for te feedback, I shall continue to do my best.

Leo

**From Matthew ( /5):**

*(A-Level Maths)*Liu is tutoring me in Maths and I have no doubt that he knows the subject well. His understanding is very well learnt and he helps me to understand how to be thinking about the questions in the same way. He also understands the best ways to go about answering questions to earn the necessary marks.

**Reply from Liu:**Thank you very much for the feedback, I will continue to do my best.

Leo

**From Aamir ( /5):**

*(A-Level Maths)*I am supremely satisfied with the way that Liu helped my daughter prepare for her A-level Maths exams.

He came at short notice and was always accommodating.

I really wish I had found him earlier.

I hope he is still tutoring when my younger children are ready.

Liu is a maths and physics genius.

**Reply from Liu:**Great to hear, I continue to do my best… Leo

**From Dave ( /5):**

*(A-Level Physics)*Liu's style of teaching has really helped my daughter improve her understanding of the subject and has also helped with the test grades that she has since received. He was also open to mixing subjects (Physics/Maths) during the tutoring session too.

**Reply from Liu:**Thank you very much, I will continue to help out.

Leo

**From Sylvia ( /5):**

*(A-Level Maths)*too early to make an evaluation

**From Bisi ( /5):**

*(A-Level Physics)*It's been a few weeks now since Liu started tutoring my son in Physics, and i can honestly say that he is brilliant! He knows his subject well and delivers excellently.

**Reply from Liu:**Thank you very much, I will keep up with the good work.

Leo

**From Fred ( /5):**

*(Casual Learner Mandarin)*Very good tutor! I really feel like I'm making good progress and the lessons have been great fun.

**Reply from Liu:**Thank you very much.

**From Leon ( /5):**

*(A-Level Physics)*No problem at all and Clear explanations given all the time. Leo is a very helpful tutor he was reliable, willing to be flexible on timing to his tutee. Leo has made me from the knowledge of nothing in physics to understands the difficult concepts of Physics much more clearer to me. 100% recommended

**Reply from Liu:**Thanks, I do my best.

**From Chidinma ( /5):**

*(University Maths)*he is a very good teacher

**Reply from Liu:**Thank you

**From Kaleb ( /5):**

*(A-Level Physics)*Liu

Was punctual and polite. He clearly knows his material and was able to provide a helpful tuition session to my son studying AS maths.

Thank you.

**Reply from Liu:**Thank you

**From Lidia ( /5):**

*(Casual Learner Mandarin)*

**From Victoria ( /5):**

*(University Maths)*Appalling he made appt cancelled it right before my daughter's finals in Pure Maths Bsc he tried to pass her on to someone else he knew not first tutors tutor and let us down very badly at one of the most significant periods of my daughter's life. I lost my money ie paid. First tutors and never got a tutor, after Liu has messed us about too late to rearrange and when I called first tutors re my fee they refused to refund my registration fee. Very very poor service. Luckily no thanks to Liu or First Tutors my daughter got a 2-1 in Pure. Maths but the story could have been different. Definitely would no recommend you as you took no responsibility for your awful tutor! Victoria Smyth

**Reply from Liu:**I know it is important for you daughter, so I offered help from my friend who graduated with a 1st class (Hons) from University of Edinburgh, then was offered at a place at University of Cambridge. My friend went there did a postgraduate in Mathematics. She has an outstanding academic record. (i.e. better than me)

The tutee turn down the offer herself, I am still willing to teach, but the tutee said no more help is needed, she is fine to study herself. Hence there is no lesson arranged and I did not cancel it.

The rating is no justified.

**From Lara ( /5):**

*(A-Level Maths)*Leo was a very helpful tutor - he was reliable, willing to be flexible on timing and showed a lot of integrity - on the few occasions he was unable to explain complicated questions during the lesson, he took the effort to mail me complete solutions outside of lesson hours. I would recommend him

**From Elena ( /5):**

*(A-Level Maths)*Liu was able to help my daughter to prepare for her AS Math exam at a very short notice. She found the lessons easy to understand and Liu being very friendly and approachable. We are very grateful and happy with the support she received. Would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a quality math tuition.

**Reply from Liu:**Thank you very much, I enjoy the experience very much.

**From Diana ( /5):**

*(GCSE Physics)*My daughter was very happy with Leo. No problem at all. Clear explanations given (GCSE Physics). Have no hesitation in recommending Leo.

Diana

**Reply from Liu:**Thank you very much.

Leo

**From Ona ( /5):**

*(Secondary Maths)*Liu is a responsible and very good tutor.My son finds his teaching methods easy to understand and likes Liu very much.We would recommend him to anybody who needs some help in science or maths.

Thank you ,Liu, very much.

Best regards from Ona & Andrius

**Reply from Liu:**Thank you very much for the feedback.

Leo

**From Ernest ( /5):**

*(A-Level Physics)*Liu has really made several of the more difficult concepts of Physics much clearer to me. His teaching method is amazing in its simplicity; connecting nearly every topic under one subject to make clearer references in the future.

I am very pleased.

**Reply from Liu:**Thank you very much.

**From Latifa ( /5):**

*(A-Level Maths)*Arrived on time, very knowledgeable but my son was not too keen.

**Reply from Liu:**Thank you

**From Joy ( /5):**

*(A-Level Physics)*Excellent help for my son who now feels more knowledgeable and confident about his AS level physics examination.

**Reply from Liu:**You are welcome

**From Iruka ( /5):**

*(A-Level Physics)*He is funny and friendly and, the lesson is very productive

**Reply from Liu:**May I ask what do I need to improve to achieve a 5?

Leo

**From Nishith ( /5):**

*(Secondary Maths)*Hi Liu,

Thanks for all the help yoy gave Ishaan for his Maths and we wew were very happy with your services, good luck.

regards.

Nishith.

**Reply from Liu:**Thank you very much

**From Rahena ( /5):**

*(A-Level Physics)*We found the right help at the right time, he was excellent overall, in behaviour and in teaching, thank you very much Liu :)

**Reply from Liu:**Thanks

**From Eni ( /5):**

*(A-Level Physics)*

**Reply from Liu:**Ok, I take this as nothing wrong with my lesson then.

**From Liem ( /5):**

*(A-Level Maths)*I am an A level student, currently in year 13. I am studying Edexcel A-level Mathematics with Statistics. I live in Dulwich, south east London and Liu travels to my house. Liu is an excellent teacher, better than previous tutors that I have had, who charge nearly double what he charges. I highly recommend Liu, if you are looking for a teacher who is not overpriced and still excellent.

**Reply from Liu:**Thanks.

From Reynel (3/5):(A-Level Maths)The sessions with Liu were good but my son found it difficult to follow what was said as there was some lack of explanation. However, we found that Liu pushed my son up a grade which we are very happy about. We wish Liu all the best.