Alphonsus Y

My Passion & How I Inspire

As a tutor, I wanted to ensure that I could create a warm, friendly and engaging environment for students so that I could easily identify gaps in their knowledge and motivate them to think independently. I believe one of the most successful ways of doing this is by being personal, relatable, using positive reinforcement and encouragement when things go well or even when they go wrong. Additionally, I love to use humour of course appropriately to really connect with students and breakdown any walls to help our sessions from being personal and integrated. After all, tutoring is different from being in a school as it relies on the session being personalized and tailored to the student. I know as a student and as a tutor, if I can create an environment like this, it would make students look forward to tutoring and want to work through their problems. Pulling from my experiences revising for exams and tutoring, I understand the importance of always looking at the syllabus and past paper questions to keep the focus of our knowledge relevant.

My Experience

I have taught in a variety of settings back home in Hong Kong for over 2 years and these include working at a well established education center targeted to students from age 3-18 where I taught IB/ A-Level/ GCSE Biology and aided with Medical School Applications. In addition I worked as a private tutor helping students in IB HL Biology, Chemistry, Economics and SL Mathematics, English Literature and TOK where I helped with difficult topics, coursework, essays and with university applications. Finally, I have experience teaching English to younger children from the ages of 4-10 years old through fun activities and storytelling.

Subjects That I Teach

  • Biology
  • Biology - A-Level
  • Biology - IB
  • Biology - GCSE
  • Biology - Medical School Application
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry - A-Level
  • Chemistry - IB
  • Chemistry - GCSE
  • Chemistry - Medical School Application
  • Economics
  • Economics - A-Level
  • Economics - IB
  • Economics - GCSE
  • Economics - Medical School Application
  • Physics
  • Physics - A-Level
  • Physics - IB
  • Physics - GCSE
  • Physics - Medical School Application

My Qualifications

2nd Year Medical Student at Unversity College London (International Applicant), 41 IB Points scored at Island School (English School Foundation HK), Deputy Head Boy, School Prefect, House Prefect, Form Captain, 1st Place at HK Speech and Drama Festival, Junior Prize Giving Award for Academics

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Fun fact

I have been performing as a dancer for 9 years now in styles such as Hip-Hop and Breakdancing.