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Maths

Hourly RateOnline Lessons
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Secondary £35.00£31.50
GCSE £35.00£31.50
A-Level £35.00£31.50

Chemistry

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Secondary £35.00£31.50
GCSE £35.00£31.50
A-Level £35.00£31.50

Biology

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Secondary £35.00£31.50
GCSE £35.00£31.50
A-Level £35.00£31.50

Entrance Exams

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14 Plus £50.00£45.00
College £50.00£45.00
University £50.00£45.00

Philosophy / Critical Thinking

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Secondary £35.00£31.50
GCSE £35.00£31.50
A-Level £35.00£31.50

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Personal Description:

Hi! I'm Shun. I'm an experienced and proven private tutor, currently a student doctor at the University of Cambridge. I'm friendly, enthusiastic and most of all, passionate about helping students achieve their potential. I am always willing to go the extra mile to help students who really want to do well and I believe this is reflected by my feedback score. I'm available to answer questions from tutees over the phone, text or e-mail. I believe in keeping rote learning to an absolute minimum, and my overarching aim is to get the students to really understand the concepts and ultimately be able to apply them in varied and difficult exam situations.

I have a strong academic record, averaging over 97% UMS for A-levels. I won the Sixth Form prize and was selected for a gold CREST award. My UKCAT score for medicine (2012) averaged 785 placing me in the top 1% nationally for 2012/13 UCAS entry. I received a BA in Pharmacology in 2015 for my research entitled "Visualizing G-quadruplex DNA using DNA origami frames under atomic force microscopy".

In my spare time, I enjoy going rock climbing, backpacking, playing guitar and sleeping in on the weekends :-)

Tutoring Experience:

I have over 5 years of one-on-one tutoring experience. In addition to one on one tuition, I have also worked extensively with a school in Cambridge as a consultant for their UCAS programme and run several UKCAT and BMAT workshops for their students. I designed a summer A-level sciences and UCAS programme for the school's medical applicants and worked with them from the personal statement through to the interview stage.
I have worked with a variety of students in terms of their ability levels, learning styles, and goals. I like to assess each of these during the first session and then plan accordingly.
I'm particularly proud of one experience I had with a student - he had been left with a 'U' in his CHM3 AQA A-level Chemistry module. With tuition over a period of 5 weeks over Easter, he went on to achieve an A in his re-sit. Another student (April 2016) went on to achieve 51/70 in a later mock AS biology exam, coming top of his year. He had been previously on a U in his previous mock in January, before we started working together.

Tutoring Approach:

My approach to tutoring is goal-orientated, based on the exam board syllabus and I work with the tutee and their parents to come up with a plan that we are all happy with. I am well-versed in the GCSE/A-level/IB examination syllabus for Maths, Chemistry and Biology for the major exam boards (e.g. AQA, OCR, Edexcel). This allows us to identify the problem areas and set tangible goals. I aim to get students interested and to really understand the topics - I never just read from the textbook! Any material that must be rote learned (e.g arbitrarily named chemical processes) I ask the student to read up in their own time, saving you time and money.

Through my 5 years of tutoring, I have found most students possess adequate knowledge in their subjects, rather, the problems I hear the most seem to be 1) "I don't know how to answer the question to get the marks" 2) "I get stuck and I can't think what to do next". This brings us on to what I believe are my two most valuable assets in regards to tutoring: teaching thinking skills and teaching exam technique. There is a drive by all the major exam boards in making the A-level sciences much more about understanding the material rather than pure factual knowledge, meaning these skills are more important than ever.

By delivering a goal-orientated and individualized approach to tutoring, I believe I can help any student achieve their academic goals and even surpass them.

Qualifications:

  • University of Cambridge (2018) - MBBChir: Pending (Bachelors) (in progress)
  • University of Cambridge (2015) - BA: Medical Sciences (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
  • Lancaster Royal Grammar School (2011) - A-level: A*A*A* (School) (✔ On File)
  • Lancaster Royal Grammar School (2009) - GCSE: 7 A* 3 A (School) (✘ Not On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: Chinese
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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