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Ms Elaine Lin

 Sydney - Cherrybrook

Experienced Maths & Science Tutor

Sydney tutor in Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Mandarin, Maths, Physics, Physiology, Reading

I travel to these locations
Hills District, Northern suburbs, CBD

What subjects do I tutor?
*HSC Physics, Chemistry and Biology. *High school Science. *Mathematics from year 1 to year 10. *Fundamental courses for Science and Medicine students, including Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology etc. *Beginner to advanced level Mandarin.

What is my approach to tutoring?
Since I was in high school, I have noticed that many teachers simply encouraged us to do as many questions as possible in preparation of future exams. But the negative aspect of this is that many of my peers did not understand the basic concepts behind these questions, so that when the structures of these questions are changed in the exams, they do not arrive at the correct answers. This is an example of PASSIVE LEARNING.

However when I encountered my year 12 Physics tutor, I began to understand the most effective way to study, that is, ACTIVE LEARNING. He had self-compiled materials based on his teaching style, which he talked through by drawing diagrams. When we did not understand anything, we could stop and clarify. This is followed by completing class questions based on what is just been taught, then we correct them on the spot. All these solves most of our confusions, and our newly-acquired knowledge is consolidated via homework and tests. As a result, I completed year 12 Physics with a band 6 result and an everlasting interest in this subject!

Post-HSC, I had a strong desire to carry on using this approach to bring out the immense potential each students has. I believe that there is no "dumb" students, there is only lazy teachers.

So what is a lesson with me like?
1) Go through the concepts (or syllabus of HSC) by explanation using the appropriate teaching mode for the student (I love drawing diagrams, discussion with students to involve them more & analogies to make the concepts less abstract). All concepts gone through will be included in my theory booklet for HSC students.

2) Complete questions I made or found in the classwork booklet. During this time, students can ask whatever questions they may have, and we can clarify as many questions they have during class time.

3) HSC students will bring back home a homework booklet that is going to be marked & corrected. 4) HSC students can choose to do a topic test comprised entirely by me at the end of each topic. Its format is exactly the same as that of the HSC examination.

What have I achieved in the past?
I graduated from James Ruse Agricultural High School in 2015 with an ATAR of 99.00. This is a result of band 6s in Mathematics extension 1 & 2, state rank in Physics and Chemistry, English Advanced, and a high band 5 in Biology. Currently I am studying Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney (3rd year). I have been a tutor of Tutor Doctor and Cameron's Tutoring for the past 4 years, and now I am seeking my own students. 8/14 of my students have achieved a band 6 in the subjects I helped them with, and the rest achieved top band 5s. For the pre-HSC students, they had an average increase of 20 % in their yearly results. They came from a variety of schools, including Hornsby Girls High School, Penrith Boys High School, Turramurra High School and James Ruse Agricultural High School.

Where do I do tutoring at? I prefer to do tutoring at a public facility, such as local libraries and cafes. If you like, I can come over to your house if it is within the preferred distance range from my residence. I can also utilise Sydney University libraries (they are beautiful) if you like. Times for tutoring is very flexible, just give me a call or send me a text to arrange a time suitable for both of us!



-8 High School students from both selective and non-selective schools:
*Turramurra High School
*Penrith Boys High School
*James Ruse Agricultural High School
*Sydney Girls High School
*Hornsby Girls High School
*Castle Hill High School

4 Primary school students:
*Cherrybrook public school
*St Agatha's Catholic Primary School
*John Purchase Public School


-High School Certificate (ATAR 99.00)
-Current university student studying Physiotherapy at Sydney University.
-4 years of tutoring experience at Cameron's Tutoring and Tutor Doctor.
-Working with Children Check acquired in 2016, details provided upon request.


Primary School- $25
HSC and High School-$35

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Mention that you found this advertisement on Tutor Finder and you will receive your first lesson for half the normal hourly rate ($17.5 instead of $35).




Joined Tutor Finder on 18-Sep-2016 (updated profile on 04-Jun-2019)
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Reading (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)


Maths (Primary, Secondary)


Anatomy (Tertiary)
Biology (Secondary, Tertiary)
Chemistry (Secondary)
Physics (Secondary, Tertiary)
Physiology (Tertiary)


Mandarin (Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced)
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