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.
0432 380 294
I work 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). I have worked as a postdoctoral research fellow for more than 6 years at CSIRO
and the University of Melbourne respectively. Having been working as a research scientist
in the area of molecular biology more than 25 years, I gained experiences not only in
biology, but 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.
I have worked as a private tutor since 1997 and provided one-to-one tutoring, group tutoring and online tutoring .
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). I have
tutored Chemistry, Biology (raw score above 45), Physics (raw score
above 40), Mathematical Methods (raw score above 40).
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, Statistics, General Physics, Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry,
Biochemistry, Genetics, 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 III 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.
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
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.
Thank you so much for your interest in my service. Meeting your needs is one of my
highest priorities. If you need more information, please go to www.bhgtutoring.com.au
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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 $90 at a library close to Melbourne CBD.
The hourly rate for high school subjects or regular bookings is $80 at a library close to Melbourne CBD.
The hourly rate on-line tutoring is $70.
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 $50/person for the group of two to five 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 $180 for two hours.
Special Offer - My hourly rate $50 for a group of two or more.
Working With Children Check
Yes, I'm cleared to work with children in Victoria until 26-Aug-2021 (details available on request)
Joined TutorFinder on 15-Feb-2011 (updated profile on 23-May-2018)