• GCSE/IGCSE Biology: AQA, CIE, Edexcel and OCR
• GCSE/IGCSE Chemistry: AQA, CIE, Edexcel and OCR
• GCSE/IGCSE Physics: AQA, CIE, Edexcel and OCR
• GCSE/IGCSE Maths: AQA, CIE, Edexcel and OCR
• A-level Biology: AQA, Edexcel and OCR
• A-level Chemistry: AQA, Edexcel and OCR
• Medicine UCAS application: Personal Statement, interview, aptitude test preparation.
Since joining university, I have assisted 8 students with their studies, all of varying levels. I take pride in watching them improve and grow in confidence. I have tutored Sciences and Maths from the 11+ level all the way up to A-level. Last summer I helped a couple of students with their GCSE`s, they improved from a C to an A in their Sciences and achieved A*s in Maths.
During my A-levels, I was Chemistry and Maths prefect, and every week I ran drop-in clinics for year 10 pupils to help with areas they didn`t quite understand.
Having had some very influential teachers throughout Secondary School, I try to emulate them when tutoring. I am fully aware of how beneficial a one-to-one session can be and look to bring the best out of my pupils.
As another additional subject, I also offer Medical school application assistance. I have helped year 12 and 13 students with their personal statements as well as giving them mock interviews and feedback each session. This has resulted in successful applications from my pupils to Imperial College London for Medicine.
* Medicine (MBBS, BsC) - Imperial College London (present)
* A-levels: Maths (A), Physics (A), Chemistry (A), Biology (B), Religious Studies (B) - Merchiston Castle School (2014)
* GCSE: 9A*'s, 2A's (English Language and Religious Studies)
* Awarded school prize for Chemistry and Music
I was born and raised in Edinburgh and attended Merchiston Castle School. My parents are Chinese, so I grew up bilingual. After sitting my A-levels, I received an offer from Imperial to study Medicine, and moved down to London.
I am currently in my third year of studies at Imperial, thoroughly enjoying it.
Alongside my studies, I play rugby for the university team and also enjoy honing my music skills, having obtained grade 8 at piano and violin before I left school.
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” (Benjamin Franklin)
My teaching style is based around this motto. My sessions are as interactive as possible, explaining complex ideas in inspiring and interesting ways, making it simple to understand. I believe in setting a good base on which to build upon and then tackling exam questions and focusing on exam technique. Nothing is easy and I do expect the child to work hard in order to understand certain aspects, at the same time I am not stern.
Something I certainly found extremely confidence-building was learning beyond the restrictions of the course guide so that I walked into the exam hall relaxed, knowing that I had excess knowledge, and that the examiners could throw any question at me. It will also help the child’s understanding if they do intend to carry on the subject.
Of course I would not pile on too much information if the child does feel he/she is struggling, and would work at a pace they feel is comfortable.
Most important thing though, above all else, is to have fun and enjoy what you are learning, and I feel I can provide this.
For potential medicine students, I can provide tips and questions for BMAT and UKCAT practice. Along with this, I can prepare students for the various different university interviews, having experienced all of the ones which I applied for; Cambridge, Imperial College, St Andrews and Aberdeen. Another important field is the personal statement and I can help to improve it as well as relay it to other contacts I have to proof read it and offer constructive criticism.
What I do when I am not tutoring
I am currently a third year medical student, so am busy working and learning in hospital to become a doctor. In my spare time I enjoy playing rugby and badminton for Imperial, as well as keeping up piano and violin to relax.
''Ying has been an excellent tutor. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the lessons and gained confidence going into the exams.'' - Father of Cody, GCSE Chemistry.
''Amazing, down-to-earth tutor. His joy for what he does comes across in his manner of teaching and makes every lesson memorable. Always punctual, always smiling, and he knows his stuff. Ying won't let you down!'' - Angel, Year 12 Student, AS Chemistry.
''Ying is an excellent tutor. He's very professional and has been very patient with my son. Ying has been punctual, with excellent communication and well prepared to the sessions. Highly recommended!'' - Mother of Weilin, GCSE Maths and Sciences.
''Plans lessons well and is very well prepared excellent tutor and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.'' - Mother of Emily, A-level Biology
''Very calm and patient. Not intimidating so my boys feel at ease to ask Ying to explain as many times as they need.
The boys did not want me to arrange a tutor but were far more positive when they met Ying who is not a nerdy type but a young cool guy who also enjoys sport. Very approachable. They always say the session has helped them afterwards. - Mother of JJ and Zavi, GCSE Maths.
''Ying is an excellent tutor, who is engaging, warm and extremely bright, he has helped my son who has just sat his A2 in Biology. Ying tutored him for several hours a week for his Biology exam and my son was far more confident and prepared. Ying always went the extra mile and I would highly recommend him.'' - Mother of Orson, A-level Biology