Just finished IB with a stunning full marks of 45! The journey definitely wasn’t easy but I acquired knowledge on how to excel on the exams, tips I definitely want to teach to you if you also want to achieve academic excellence. Having just taken the IB, I will fully understand the most important aspects of the subjects I took – the concepts you definitely need to comprehend and some details that you will be fine with overlooking. I am skilled at explaining complex ideas by breaking it down into small subtopics and patiently walking it through with students. I have also taken the IGCSE with equal academic excellence and am confident in teaching the subjects to students who are struggling. Having taken many exams in school, I have also learned a few critical methods that are not taught by teachers but will certainly improve your performance in exams.
I have had multiple teaching experiences working with younger students which have given me a better understanding of how to most effectively explain difficult concepts and convey information. One such experience being the Long-Distance Learning Program I led in collaboration with NGO Noughts and Hearts to teach students in Inner Mongolia English as well as cultivate their critical thinking through discussions and debates. This experience was especially beneficial to me as an aspiring educator because it highlighted the problems encountered in online education lying in the difficulty of organising groups of students and building rapport with each student. As such, tackling these issues has enabled me to better deliver quality teaching to students.
As a result, my teaching style is flexible and adaptable. I am meticulous and thus will make abundant preparation for each teaching session by listing out topics to cover, arranging accompanying notes to facilitate the session, and composing exam-style questions to check students' understanding. However, I will also adapt my teaching style once I get to know the student and their learning style better, making sure they can learn more effectively in each session.
I am fully competent to teach biology, chemistry and maths at the level of IB and IGCSE as I have achieved both A*s and 7s in these subjects. Personally studying these subjects for the past 4 years, at different levels, means I fully understand the experience of learning the content of these subjects. I know which sections of the subject posed as challenges in my studies, and how best to explain them so students can successfully grasp the concept. Also, having taken the exams, I know which topics are more heavily assessed and which are most often ignored, thus allowing students to better understand their syllabus to organise their study time more effectively. Furthermore, I will also incorporate study tips and examination techniques that I have picked up over the past few years into each teaching session, thus making students better equipped to excel at their exams.
Currently, I am studying medicine at GKT Medical School of King’s College London, a prestigious university that offers one of the highest standard education in medicine. I am also fluent in Mandarin and would love to provide help in studying and understanding this cultural-rich language.
Looking forward to supporting your studies and future endeavours!