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Mr Thomas Vu

 Brisbane - Carindale

Queensland’s most experienced mentor for med preparation

Brisbane tutor in Chemistry, English, Essay Writing, GAMSAT, Maths Methods, Maths Specialist, Medical Doctor, Medical Interviews, Medicine, Physics, UCAT

Service areas
Brisbane, Carindale, Online

(76 student reviews)

Tuition Prospectus

As a qualified full-time mentor for 12 years (Well over 10, 000 hours of tuition) I am able to ensure a supportive, always 1 on 1 mentoring environment, with a focus on the student being able to achieve independently outside of tutoring sessions. With the considerable volume of high achieving students I take on each term and week; assignment structures, essay-writing and exam preparation strategies are always fresh in my mind.

Having studied a number of prestigious courses which have rigorous specialisations in Research and Critical Problem Solving, I have mentored Secondary and University subjects for a number of years for professional development before moving towards a career in curriculum and medical student education.

For Parents - I have no problem discussing their progress with you, voicing concerns, constructing an academic performance report or discussing (Giving an honest insider opinion) on Career paths. You name it, I've likely done it.

My main strength which applies to all levels of learning is that I can teach 'Easy'.This is a concept that I have learnt over many years of being a student myself as well as by tutoring. If you explain something in a difficult way, using unfamiliar terms
and convoluted symbols - It will be difficult, unfamiliar and convoluted to learn. Textbooks and sometimes Teachers tend to produce information in this way. I teach by explaining concepts in a way that a young person would understand, that is easily remembered and that won't take weeks to consolidate.

I enjoy teaching and imparting my own personal wisdom to the younger generation. I've been through what they are experiencing and picked up plenty of tricks along the way. Students that I have taken on improve a whole grade by their second semester. From utterly lacking confidence or feeling that subject or teacher is too difficult, students sometimes report to me that the assignments that we submit are the best that their teacher has read in a long while, to the astonishment of their classmates. They 'like school better now' and tell me they subscribed to science channels on youtube. I take immense pride in my student's work and pride myself on Excellence, students tell me my editing is the most detailed they have ever seen and joke that I must get no sleep.I can properly teach the entire ATAR Chemistry, Physics and Maths Curriculums from memory without the need for the internet or textbooks. In the unlikely event I can't answer a question I will never leave a student without finding out a quality answer.

When a student engages in Private Tuition I am available for them to ask questions 24/7 within reason, on a moderated online platform of their choosing - I can proofread texts, brainstorm ideas and suggest projects - Students ask me to explain terms and concepts in easy to understand language as they go about their everyday life - They are constantly learning. I also specialise in mentoring high achieving students, perfecting assignments and exam nuances to give them that extra edge - I will run as fast as they can. All my year 12 graduates in this capacity achieve high ATAR(97-99) and many go on to study medicine, dentistry, and Law. To ensure quality over quantity the number of regular students I take on is capped with a waiting list up to 3 years in advance.

Medical Entrance Exams and Interviews e.g. UCAT, MMIs

I have extensive experience in coaching admission tests such as UCAT as a preparation question developer for the exam and its predecessor the UMAT. There is almost no UCAT question I can't answer and more importantly explain. I also have a formidable track record for my student's medical school interviews and application success through my expert insight into the the processes and expectations necessary. Over 250 students have successfully entered ATAR99+ courses such as medical school at universities across the nation and overseas - with over 100 of these being students I've taught since middle school. I cannot guarantee entry into medical school but because my students and I are always putting in 100% we seem to achieve our goals anyway.

How to Access Lessons

Please contact me to organise a tailored meeting - I interview all students before commencing lessons to ensure the student/guardians/myself are satisfied with the proposed plan, all your questions are answered from top to bottom, and to ensure we work well together to achieve the maximum result. This is necessary as I will be completely dedicated to the success of the student for the entire duration of their studies.

I hold a valid Government Blue Card for child-related employment. I have limited after-school hours on weekdays and on the weekends. Tuition will be conducted over zoom (if you are not in Brisbane) or at my home office in Carindale (preferred) as I have access to a comprehensive array of resources there.

Rationale for the medical preparation course fees

Ensuring that you are happy with the pricing and that the issue of fees are out of the way before lessons commence allows me to fully focus on teaching the student at the highest level. I am not a medical student or school-teacher teaching as a side hustle. I have taught high achieving students full-time year round with minimal holidays for over a decade. My students are often the Duxes of their school, the top ATAR 99s of their state, or in competition with their friends for who can get the most medical school offers. I often experience teaching students who would be heartbroken receiving an ATAR 99.5 as the cutoff for their desired medical school is ATAR 99.75. I take students from learning basic content and assignments in Year 10, to mastering them by Year 12, to smashing their UCAT and Interviews - A complete package from start to finish into the medical school of their choice with an over 90% success rate. I once had 11 of my students enter the same medical school in the same year. The rate is definitely good value compared to some other high level tutors on this site which charge several times the amount. Again, think about the cost of missing out on direct entry to medical school (the unwanted back-up degree university cost, preparing for the 5 hour GAMSAT exam, maintaining a high GPA, accommodation and missed salary to name a few). The long and short of it: the quality of the outcome goes well above the initial investment.

Announcements

Update 4/01/2017:- Happy New Year - Congratulations to my UMAT students who received 98, 97 & 95 percentiles - no one received lower than 77 which is a new record!
4 OP 1's and 7 OP 2's! Great Work Class of 2016.
Update 30/01/2018:- 11 OP 1's for Class of 2017. Update 12/02/2018:- I may accept a limited number of additional students on a selection basis. (Please send an email or text message with as much detail regarding your request as possible - I am engaged full-time so calls will not reach me) Spaces will be limited as I am assuming a management role in a number of projects
Update 7/09/18:- 8 students between 90 and 99 percentile in UMAT!
Update 15/12/18 :- 5 OP 1s so far for 2018!
Update 05/08/19 :- 35 students above 90 percentile for UCAT 2019!
Update 14/12/19 :- 17 OP 1's and 2's
Update 15/1/20 :- 23 offers from Medical Schools across students so far!
Update 19/12/20 :- 11 students ATAR 99 and above!
Update 2/1/22:- 31 students ATAR 98 and above! 4 Students ATAR 99.95
Update 10/10/22:- Congrats to my 17 students with UCAT 3000+
Update 20/12/22:- Congrats to my top five students this year ATAR 99.95 99.95 99.95 99.90 99.80
Update 20/12/22:- Limited weekly subject lessons until 2024, weekends are fully booked until 2025. I have UCAT and medical school interview training slots remaining.
Please enquire regarding ATAR and UCAT masterclasses/workshops held during school holidays

Update 1/8/23:- Congrats to my UCAT students who all averaged an incredible 3100+ (95%ile) this year in UCAT, and to my new top scoring student of all time 3460!
Update 24/11/23:- Congrats 20 out of 22 Year 12 UCAT students who received medical interview offers!
Update 15/12/23:- Congrats legendary class of 2023 - 22 students receiving an ATAR 99+ including one of the top 3 99.95s in the state and two college duxes

Contact

Experience

☆ Managing Director for Imperium Education (Aptitude Test/Psychometric Test Development)
☆ Employed as GAMSAT (Graduate Medical School Admissions Test) Preparation Program Developer
☆ Top Consultant/Course Facilitator/Question Writer for Undergraduate Medicine Admission Tests (UMAT/UCAT) Preparation Courses
☆ Tournament of Minds Chief Judge: Regional - Maths Engineering, State - English Literature, Science Technology, Spontaneous Challenge, Australasian Finals - Maths Engineering - http://www.tom.edu.au/
☆ University Ambassador/Careers Advisor
☆ University Chemistry Course Tutor
☆ University Course Internship Provider
☆ Interview Panelist and Chair for Multiple Medical Schools
☆ Tutoring for over 12 Years - Thousands of hours of tuition, graduated hundreds of students, with students staying on until they finish year 12 and some for four years and counting (Families 8+ years).
☆ Extensive experience with Core subjects Years 7-12
☆ Experience with the Senior IB program aiming for 42-45
☆ Experience in teaching all coursework including the Sciences (e.g. Senior Biology & Chemistry), Music Theory, Legal/Social Studies/History, English Writing and Shakespeare.
☆ Extremely familiar with Assessment structures and teaching styles of all major metropolitan schools e.g. Brisbane Grammar, Brisbane State High, Somerville etc
☆ Tertiary Tuition & Assignment Editing,
☆ 1000+ Assignments Assisted with no results below B, Since introduction of ATAR system no assignments below A (17/20 or 22/25) in Year 11, A+ (18/20 or 23/25) in Year 12
☆ University Careers Ambassador
☆ Decade of experience understanding how my students best learn with highest student UMAT/UCAT results 99th+ percentiles, Highest student ATAR 99.95, and Over 200 students receiving offers to study ATAR 99 courses primarily Doctor of Medicine
☆ Award Winning Photographer/Creative Writing/Critic/Communications and PR/Visual Media - https://www.triplejunearthed.com www.aaabackstage.com www.speakertv.com www.semplesize.com www.australianmusicscene.com theprfiles.com www.livewireau.com
☆ Directing Editor at livewireau.com national arts magazine accredited by Australian Universities

Qualifications

☆ Multiple University Qualifications
☆ Justice of the Peace (Qualified)
☆ AmusA
☆ OTE Languages Certifications e.g. Vietnamese, Latin, TESOL

Rates

The minimum hourly rate for private tuition is $120 and $140 for Year 12 students. Lessons after 8pm have an additional fee of 20% (Last lessons finishing at 10pm).

Year 11 & 12 students who require two hours or more per week may inquire for a reduced fixed rate. Lessons must be prepaid in term blocks of 10 lessons or more. I will provide a lesson policy following our meeting re: cancellations etc.

UCAT coaching has a competitive rate of $275/hr or you can inquire regarding a six month complete course $3850 with comprehensive lesson plans, insider question techniques and specialised practice question design and review. As I provide exclusive UCAT content compiled at my own expense, included in the lesson pricing, you stand to save hundreds without taking short and superficial commercial workshops. I am also introducing online workshops at popular request that run throughout the year. Payment plans available for the complete course.

Medical Applications/Essay comprehensive review is priced at $750 (Includes: a first private coaching session tailored to your personal story before you write your application, 5-10 hours of my own review of your draft application, the final intensive editing consultation specific to your medical school)

Medical Interview Coaching is $375/hr or $2125 for a complete course including full mock exam targeting the intended university. Discounts are available for group or course bookings but the 1-on-1 rate is non-negotiable.
MMI Mock Interview and Feedback session $750
Full Panel Mock Interview and Feedback sessions $1500

University assistance, GAMSAT, and other services are at a tailored rate upon request.
I can provide a full fee schedule upon meeting for a consultation
You can compare the rates with other experienced tutors who provide these services

Student Discount

Special Offer - UCAT is currently discounted for complete programs

Gender

Male

Registered

Joined Tutor Finder on 05-Jul-2014 (updated profile on 15-Jan-2024)
Tutoring Location
  • Online Tutoring
  • Phone Help
  • Tutor's Place in Carindale
  • Private Tuition

English

English (Secondary)

Maths

Maths Methods (Secondary)
Maths Specialist (Secondary)

Science

Chemistry (Secondary)
Physics (Secondary)

Study Help

Essay Writing (Secondary)

Health

GAMSAT (Tertiary)
Medical Doctor (Tertiary)
Medical Interviews (Tertiary)
Medicine (Tertiary)
UCAT (Tertiary)

"Thomas is extremely knowledgeable in a wide range of subjects and is up to date with almost all school systems and what teachers are looking for. He is very flexible in the manner he teaches and always tries to teach in a way that caters to that specific student. Also, there was several times where he helped with assignments and test study on late notice, and assisted with various other subjects. Overall, excellent tutor"

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