Hi, I am Jeffrey and welcome to LearnMate. I am tutoring Indonesian, Chinese, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry for IB, HSC and VCE (I am based in Victoria so for anyone in NSW, we will have to conduct the lesson through Skype). In Year 12 I have completed the IB programme at an Australian School in Singapore and graduated in 2018. With it, I’ve scored a 6 in Mathematics HL, 6 in Physics HL, 7 in Chemistry HL and 5 in Chinese B HL. Unfortunately, I did not take Indonesian for IB but being an Indonesian myself, the language is native to me. My total grade for IB is 34 (a 92.10 ATAR).
Personally, I enjoy teaching science and mathematics especially since I am currently studying in Monash’s Engineering programme and from my hobby, playing with robots. Therefore I will charge a slightly higher rate for those taking Science and Mathematics as compared to the languages. Having lived in Asia for most of my life, tuition played a very important role in Asian society as families have high expectations for their sons and daughters. I had also gone for tuition myself and it did help me a lot in my studies.
With this new job, I might be a little nervous. However, I hope that I can spark an interest in the subjects that I am tutoring which would then motivate the students to study and therefore increasing their grades. This may include giving them notes, guiding through questions that the student does not understand, or in some cases with languages, I might be able to invite the student to go to an Indonesian or a Chinese restaurant to boost up their lingual skills.
MY LOCATION, COSTS AND AVAILABILITY!
I would prefer teaching in a public library such as the State Library of Victoria or Monash University Clayton Library. I am fine with coffee shops and Skype as well. I decided to charge $18 for language subjects and $25 for Mathematics and Science subjects. I am generally free from Friday to Monday so these days are the best days to conduct the lessons.