GOLD $60/h
PLATINUM $90/h
EXECUTIVE $150/h

Zihan Xu

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MY TUTORING SUBJECTS

Mathematical Methods Year 11-12
Specialist Mathematics Year 11-12
Maths Year 5-10
Science Year 5-10
Physics Year 11-12

available locations

Online

Benowa

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Rating of 4.9 stars

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A bit about me

Hi there! My name is Zihan Xu (you can also call me Tommy if you want). I graduated high school from Somerset College on the Gold Coast and currently studying Bachelor of Actuarial Studies at UNSW. I achieved full marks for my internal assessments for specialist mathematics and mathematics method in year 12.
 
Actuarial Studies in a very "maths heavy" degree and I wouldn't choose to do it without my passion with maths. During my year in university I developed my knowledge far beyond the high school maths content. Now when I look back to my high school times I find there are lots of students who are able to achieve great marks while spending large amount of time on work and co-curricular activities.
Therefore I believe efficiency is very important. Based on my tutoring experience, different students have completely different study style and I will try to provide lesson that suits each individual students in my lesson to make sure that every students are studying efficiently. I am able to use my experience to pick out questions that have high chances to be tested on and to develop students' ability to independently solve complex unfamiliar questions by teaching them in an intuitive way to help them really understand deeply into the mathematical concepts behind those questions. I think this can effectively improve students' result in the future.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime:)
I look forward to becoming your tutor!

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MY TUTORING SUBJECTS

Mathematical Methods Year 11-12
Specialist Mathematics Year 11-12
Maths Year 5-10
Science Year 5-10
Physics Year 11-12

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Benowa

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What is Private Tutoring?

Private tutoring is the best option for anyone looking for individual, personalised help with their academic performance.

Private tutors can provide you with structured lessons to teach curriculum content, while also being flexible enough to answer questions as they come up, help look over assignments and assist in exam revision.

A high quality private tutor from KIS is not only a knowledgeable teacher who can answer all your questions, but an understanding friend who once had to face the same struggles that you are facing now.

Are your tutors any good?

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We specifically hand pick and recruit the best tutors and top scorers of every year level, vet them with a thorough interview and application process, and then we take them through an intensive training program so that they become the best, most compassionate tutors who really know how to teach.

On top of that, we don't just hire the best, we treat our tutors well with top rates, personal development opportunities, plentiful resources for their subjects, and 24/7 administrative support.

Are your tutors qualified teachers or graduate students?

KIS Academics aims to hire young tutors who are relatable, friendly but also super smart tutors who are great at explaining things.
We firmly believe that tutoring should be delivered by someone with a different perspective to teachers at school. This ensures that tutoring doesn't just become another few hours of school, but a completely personalised time where students are taught in a very different, and better way.
You can read more about this in our blog post: Should I get a graduate tutor, or a teacher?

Why are some tutors more expensive?

KIS Academics has an extensive process for hiring tutors. When deciding whether a tutor should be Gold ($60/hour), Platinum ($90/hour) or Executive ($150/hour), our team evaluate factors such as academic performance, years of tutoring experience, feedback and reviews from students, university experience and degrees, other qualifications and overall performance within KIS Academics.

The biggest consideration when upgrading tutors to Platinum or Executive is years of teaching experience and positive feedback and results from past students.

As tutors develop their skillsets further and gain more experience and feedback, they progress through the three levels- ensuring high quality services to match the price they charge.

Here's more info on our pricing

How do payments work?

Payments with KIS Academics are super easy.
Your 30 minute study skills consultation with your tutor is free

After your first lesson, we'll send an invoice to your email. You can pay it with your credit or debit card, or using Google or Apple Pay, just like when you buy something online! You can also pay via direct debit. Please note that we don't accept any other types of payment method.

Please make sure to pay this invoice within 3 days of your it being emailed to you.

All future invoices are billed after and only after lessons. We can save your card details to make payments easier, but if you don't want us to, just let us know at [email protected]. We'll never charge you before a lesson, and you'll always receive a receipt via email.
Here's some more information on how our payments work: How should I pay my tutor?

How long are lessons?

Lessons can be as long as you'd like them to be!

Because we provide private tutoring, all our services are personalised to you. So... if you'd like to do a 2 hour lesson in one week, just let your tutor know. If you'd like to do a 30 minute lesson in another week because you're really busy, just let your tutor know. If you want to make all of your sessions 1.5 hours instead of 1 hour... you guessed it! Just let your tutor know.

We're flexible and lessons can be the perfect length of time for the student.

How can I contact my tutor?

To request a tutor, just press the "Contact Me" button on your tutor's page and send them a message.

Your tutor will get in touch with you directly by giving you a phone call or sending you a text message.

We recommend you save their mobile number as a contact in your phone, so you can get in touch with them easily in the future!

What happens during the study skills consultation?

Study skills consultations are a free, 30-minute meeting with your KIS Academics tutor.
While we are 100% certain that you'll love our tutors, students and tutors also need to have what we call a personality-match. Students need to like their tutor and be comfortable enough to share difficult problems, frustrating questions, and see them for a few extra hours every week.

So, during this consultation session, tutors will focus on getting to know their student, finding out what their strengths and weaknesses are and then building a plan on how to get the most out of tutoring. You can read more about it here: Free One-to-One Study Skills Sessions

How do I organise lessons?

You can organise lessons directly with your tutor - no need to download any apps or go to any websites, text message and email will do the trick!

Your tutor will be in contact with you via text or email to organise all lessons, meaning you can reschedule and reorganise lessons whenever you need to just by contacting them!

What happens during lessons?

Our lessons are completely personalised to the student.
Every lesson is unique, and the sole focus of the tutor is to help a student find their weak spots, then help them overcome these.
Because our lessons are completely personalised, what happens during lessons is entirely up to you!
If you have specific content or questions to go over with your tutor, you can do that with them.
If you don't, your tutor will have a vast array of curriculum resources and content to go through with you.

We usually recommend our tutors to spend the first part of the lesson working through any questions the student has, then to go through curriculum content together, and finally summarise and make plans for the next lesson at the end.

I want a different tutor, can I ask for someone else?

Yes of course!
KIS Academics prides itself on matching students with the best tutor for them . We are successful at doing this 92% of the time.
We rarely have people ask for a different tutor.
If you do need someone else, for whatever reason, please contact us by emailing [email protected] or calling us on +61 485 868 009.

What if I need to cancel a lesson?

That's okay! We know life gets busy, so we can be flexible around your schedule too.

All you need to do is get in touch with your tutor directly and reschedule the lesson for another time.

However, please keep in mind that we have a cancellation policy - if you cancel a lesson less than 1 hour before the time you arranged with your tutor, you'll get charged 100% of the lesson fee. This is to ensure our tutors' time is respected.

So please, if you need to cancel or move a lesson, do it well in advance!

You can find more details about this in our Terms of Service and Cancellation Policy

Can I get access to the online resources?

Yep! All KIS Academics Private Tutoring students will get access to KIS Plus. KIS Plus gives you access to 25+ Online courses for the Australian Curriculum worth over $12,000 dollars.

As a private tutoring student, you'll get access completely for free! Learn more about KIS Plus resources

Are there any terms and conditions?

Yep! You can find all the details in our Terms of Service.

The 3 main policies you should know for private tutoring are:

1. Regular lessons generate results. If you skip more than 3 consecutive weeks of lessons with us, you'll lose your tutoring position with KIS Academics
2. Lesson timing is flexible, but if you fail to show up or cancel less than 1 hour before a lesson, you'll be charged a last-minute-cancellation fee
3. Payments are all done online via TutorPay, and you'll only ever be charged after a lesson. Please make sure to complete any lesson payments within 3 days.
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Zihan Xu

97.00
ATAR
Trusted by KIS Academics
Available
Currently Unavailable
Gold (60$/h)
Platinum (90$/h)
I Studied At

Somerset College

I'm Currently Teaching

Mathematical Methods Year 11-12, Specialist Mathematics Year 11-12, Maths Year 5-10, Science Year 5-10, Physics Year 11-12

Available Locations

Benowa

Hi there! My name is Zihan Xu (you can also call me Tommy if you want). I graduated high school from Somerset College on the Gold Coast and currently studying Bachelor of Actuarial Studies at UNSW. I achieved full marks for my internal assessments for specialist mathematics and mathematics method in year 12.
 
Actuarial Studies in a very "maths heavy" degree and I wouldn't choose to do it without my passion with maths. During my year in university I developed my knowledge far beyond the high school maths content. Now when I look back to my high school times I find there are lots of students who are able to achieve great marks while spending large amount of time on work and co-curricular activities.
Therefore I believe efficiency is very important. Based on my tutoring experience, different students have completely different study style and I will try to provide lesson that suits each individual students in my lesson to make sure that every students are studying efficiently. I am able to use my experience to pick out questions that have high chances to be tested on and to develop students' ability to independently solve complex unfamiliar questions by teaching them in an intuitive way to help them really understand deeply into the mathematical concepts behind those questions. I think this can effectively improve students' result in the future.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime:)
I look forward to becoming your tutor!

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Zihan Xu