Dr Luke tutors GAMSAT, UMAT, maths, chemistry, and physics
Melbourne tutor in Algebra, Biochemistry, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, ESL, GAMSAT, General Science, Human Biology, IELTS, Mandarin, Maths, Maths Methods, Microbiology, Physics, Reading, Special Needs, Statistics, TOEFL, UMAT, mathematical methods, further mathematics, specialist mathematics, math,
maths, methods, further, specialist, physics, chemistry, organic chemistry,
biology, VCE, University, IB, UMAT, GAMSAT, Section III, SAT, GRE, Edutest,
mandarin, Chinese, ESL, English as a second language
I travel to these locationsCBD, Caulfield, Hawthorn East, Glen Waverley, Eastern Suburbs, Melb Uni, Kew, North Suburbs, west
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I have been tutoring since 1997 and provide one-to-one and small group tutoring. I am working as a part-time teaching associate at university. I was awarded a Ph. D. degree by the University of Adelaide in 2002 and had worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at CSIRO and the University of Melbourne for more than six years. The advantage of my being a tutor is that I have extensive practical experience in the subjects I tutor.
- As a postdoctoral research fellow for more than 6 years at CSIRO and the University of Melbourne respectively.
- As a private tutor for maths, physics, chemistry, biology, GASMAT section 3, UMAT, statistics, GRE, EduTest since 2008.
- As a part-time teaching associate at The University of Melbourne at present and I am a member of Australian Education Union (AEU) and Independent Education Union (IEU).
- As a research scientist in the area of molecular biology more than 7 years
I gained experiences not only in biology, but also in chemistry, physics and maths as well. With my extensive experience in
scientific research, I can explain abstract concepts and theories by using tangible examples, help students to understand the logic developments and intrinsic connections of concepts and theories, which ultimately help students to understand subjects thoroughly.
MY TEACHING PHILOSOPHY:
When one prepares a high-stakes test, the major challenge is short of time. I believe that one-to-one tutoring and small group tutoring are the most effective ways to get ready for the test. Not only can test takers choose the topics they need to study and the pace with which they are comfortable, but I can tailor the materials to suit students' background and needs. Learning also need intensive coaching just like learning to play tennis. Lots of skills and theories can be grasped quickly through practices under individual coaching.
EXPERIENCE IN HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS
I am familiar with the present VCE study designs (2016 - 2021), IB Diploma Programme curricula, SAT II subject tests for maths, physics, chemistry or biology. I tailor the key theories and skills stipulated by the study designs into tangible pieces and guide students to use these theories and skills in solving the past exam questions. I detail the school-assessed coursework (SAC) or internal assessments into tangible tasks, such as forming hypothesis, rationalising experimental designs, interpreting results and discussing errors and questions. After working with me for a period of time, most of students normally can get A+ in both SAC and the end of year exams. Quite a few of my VCE students were offered places for pursuing Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).
VCE SUBJECTS I TEACHt:
Foundation Mathematics (Unit 1, 2), General Mathematics (Unit 1, 2), Mathematical Methods (Unit 1-4), Further Mathematics (Unit 3, 4), Specialist Mathematics (Unit 3, 4), Physics (Unit 1-4), Chemistry (Unit 1-4), Biology (Unit 1-4).
IB SUBJECTS I TEACH:
IB Maths SL & HL, IB Physics SL & HL, IB Chemistry SL & HL, IB Biology SL & HL.
SAT I TEACH:
SAT I: The Reasoning test, SAT II Mathematics Level I & Level II, SAT II Physics, SAT II, Chemistry, and SAT II Biology (E, M).
UNIVERSITY SUBJECTS I TEACH:
Calculus, linear algebra, statistics, general physics, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, and biotechnology.
EXPERIENCE IN UMAT:
I have followed the Undergraduate Medical Admission Test (UMAT) since 2008. My expertise in biological research gives me many advantages to develop effective strategies to solve UMAT questions, especially Section I and Section III, which test student's ability in scientific reasoning. Students find my strategies very effective, especially in continuing the series, picking the meddle, completing the picture, logical reasoning. Quite a few of my UMAT students got an average percentile of 98% in UMAT and got offers for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.
EXPERIENCE IN GAMSAT SECTION III.
I have been following GAMSAT since 2007 and I have expertise in the topics and theories frequently tested in GAMSAT Section III. I have summarised theories and concepts needed for GAMSAT section III and complied and classified the questions tested in previous years according the science developments. In this way, the GAMSAT takers find my lectures are easy to follow and to grasp. I help GAMSAT takers to link the science concepts and theories with the GAMSAT Section III questions and develop effective strategies and practise skills to solve these questions. GAMSAT participants have greatly improved their scores in GAMSAT Section 3 after working with me for a period of time. One client has been offered a place to pursue MBBS at the University of Sydney in 2012, one was offered a place at Deakin in 2013, quite a few received offers from Deakin and Monash for a MBBS places. A few got offers from medical schools from UK.
Experiences in tests for Scholarships and selective schools:
I am familiar with the knowledge and skills tested in Edutest and ACER scholarship tests. Two of my EduTest, scholarships students have been selected to attend The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School in 2012 and 2013 respectively. Many of them got superior levels in their mathematics, numerical reasoning and verbal reasoning sections.
As a statistics tutor in Melbourne, I provide tutoring and consultancy for statistics in biological, medical, psychological and economical areas. I provide help from understanding the complex concepts and theories, designing and analysing statistic data, and interpreting the statistic results from common used statistic programs.
I helped students with RMIT，MATH2199，Probability and Statistics ； La Trobe University，BUS5SBF，Statistics for Business and Finance ；The University of Melbourne, ECON10005，Quantitative Methods 1&2 ；Monash University, ETC1000, Business and economic statistics.
Statistics is a theory of information, with inference making as its objective and widely used in medical, biological, psychological, and economical research and daily work. It is now regarded as a separate field, analogous to physics not as a branch of mathematics but as a theory of information that utilises mathematics heavily.
I have been using statistics in my scientific research work since 1988 and helped many clients and students who learned and used statistics from a wide range background, such as to analyse clinic date, design and analyse the psychological surveys, study quantitative methods used in commerce and economic areas. I have developed a strong expertise in statistics.
I provide tutoring and consultancy for statistics in biological, medical, psychological and economical areas. I provide help from understanding the complex concepts and theories, designing and analysing statistic data, and interpreting the statistic results from common used statistic programs.
EXPERIECE IN OTHER AREAS:
I also have experience in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), Chinese (Mandarin), and helping students to prepare for standard exams, such as IELTS, GRE, SAT I, SAT II Biology, SAT II Maths, SAT II Chemistry, and SAT II Physics.
I normally tutor in the inner city suburbs of Melbourne and try my best to be as flexible as possible. Please do advise the time you prefer and I will try my best to find a suitable time slot for you.
With technology develpments, more and more students prefer online tutoring. I am very flexible for this option, please advise the time you prefer. I would give a $10 discount and would like you pay before the session we book. Could I have your mobile number, to which I can text my account details. Please send the the screenshot of the payment.
Just before the session, I will create a web whiteboard, and send you a link. Here we can write and draw. We can use FaceTime, google Hangout, or even Skype for talking. I find the FaceTime is the easiest. Please give me the user ID for the talking method you choose and the mobile number in case we meed to second line of connection. To save time, please send me the materials with which you would to work. If there is multiple pages, please compile into one pfd file.
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Ph. D. degree in molecular biology by the University of Adelaide in 2002
Master of Teaching (Secondary) at the University of Melbourne in 2013
Work with Children Certificate
The RATE for one to one tutoring:
My hourly rate for university subjects or casual bookings is $100 at a library close to Melbourne CBD.
The hourly rate for high school subjects or regular bookings is $90 at a library close to Melbourne CBD.
The hourly rate for on-line tutoring has a $10 discount from their corresponding subjects.
The RATE for group tutoring:
Students are encouraged to form their own group. I will try my best to meet your requirements for time, venue and topics. The hourly rate is $60/person for the group of two, $50 for the group of three and $40 for the group of four or more students.
Rate for home visits
If your place is within a walking distance from a train station or tram stop, I might be able to do home visits. The charge is $200 (high school subjects) or $220 (University subjects) for two hours.
Working With Children Check
Yes, I'm cleared to work with children in Victoria until 26-Aug-2021 (details available on request)
Joined Tutor Finder on 15-Feb-2011 (updated profile on 14-Jun-2019)