Michelle D Very responsive
Tutoring near Hurstville, Sydney, NSW & Sydney, Sydney, NSW


About

Hi, I am Michelle Ding. A recent 2019 graduate with an ATAR of 99.15. I was awarded the All Rounder Award for obtaining Band 6/E4 Across 10 of my units including Physics (92), Chemistry (93), Maths Ext 1 (97), Maths Ext 2 (92), and English Advanced (92). As an individual with an extreme passion for STEM, I aspire to complete a doctorate of Astrophysics and Mathematics in order to become a Theoretical Astrophysicist.

As a student who has completed the new science syllabus including science extension, I understand the difficulties in particular areas of the syllabus and will be able to guide students through concepts due to this experience. With NESA introducing online testing for the new course, Science Extension, a 1-unit subject built on the foundations of scientific thinking. I am one of merely 702 students in the state who have the experience to teach the course. This has allowed me to offer to tutor for prospective science extension students, which is currently not found at major tutoring companies.

My vision for tutoring is to empower my students to become motivated to improve. Contrary from most opinions offered at schools, I believe academic ranks do not illustrate ability and instead is a reflection for a consistent effort which allows both the students and me as their tutor to recognise areas of improvement. As separate individuals, I recognise that each student requires different strategies to maximise their marks. Therefore, each student will receive a personalised learning experience depending on initial knowledge, progress, age and learning style, with the work provided matching closely to specific school requirements and customer enquiries.


Current Subjects Offered:

Science and Mathematics for Yr 7-10
Chemistry, Physics, Science Extension, Mathematics, and Mathematics Extension 1 for Preliminary and HSC


Tutoring Types and Prices:

One-on-one $45/hr
Groups (2-5) $40/hr pp
Groups (>5) $ 30/hr pp

The Location of the tutoring session can be negotiated, if significant travel costs are involved, an extra $5 will be added on top of existing fees.

Trial lessons are also available for those interested at $20/hr (limited to one lesson per student)

If interested, please contact me with the student’s year, intended subject, availability and any extra requirements

Update on Cancellation Policy:
If lessons are not cancelled 24 hours before the start of a scheduled lesson, penalties exist and the lesson must still be paid for.

Achievements

  • ATAR 99.15
  • Vice SRC President and Prefect 2019
  • Band 6 across Physics, Chemistry, Maths Ext 1, Maths Ext 2, and English Advanced
  • National Titration Competition Gold

Education

Year 12 completed in 2019.
Mark achieved: 99.15 (verified).
Currently studying Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) at The University of New South Wales.

Interests

  • Singing
  • Food
  • Travelling
  • Markets

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Availability

Around Hurstville

Monday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Around Sydney

Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Travel policy

Any enquires which require public transport and is not within walking distance from Hurstville Library will involve a $5 surcharge/hr