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Wai Yu

Wai Yu
Wai Yu
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Acton, London W3
Feedback Score:
+17
Member Since: 24/08/2016
Last Login: 2 days ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 12 hours

My Qualifications

PhD
Imperial College London
Physics
N/A  (2020)
PhD
Imperial College London
Doctor of Philosophy
N/A  (2019)
MPhil
Hong Kong Baptist University
Physics
N/A  (2015)
BSc
Hong Kong Baptist University
Physics
2:1  (2012)

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Rates summary: 78.00 to 84.00 per hour
PrimaryKS3GCSEA-Level
General Science--£78-
Maths--£78£84
Physics--£78£84

Information about Wai Yu

As an experienced science tutor, I guarantee B grade or higher for A-level students who join my specialised program, with a 50% tuition fee refund if this standard isn`t met. With over 13 years of teaching experience, I`ve had the privilege of working with students from top UK schools, including St. Paul`s School, Westminster School, Hampton School, Lady Eleanor School, Manchester Grammar School, and Godolphin & Latymer School.

My expertise includes Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics across GCSE and A Levels. I also provide training for Imperial and Oxbridge admission tests for Physics and Engineering departments, and other univery entrance exams. In 2014 and 2015, I was honored to teach pan-Asia Physics Olympiads, Asian Physics Olympiads, and International Olympiads, representing Hong Kong. My students achieved remarkable success, winning 6 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze medals.

After being offered PhD poions at the Univery of Oxford, Imperial College London, and the Univery of Sheffield in 2015, I chose to pursue my studies in plastic electronics at Imperial College London. In 2017, I joined two highly respected teaching organizations dedicated to providing 1-to-1 tutoring for financially disadvantaged students. One of my students experienced a remarkable improvement, going from an E grade to a solid B in physics and eventually enrolling in a top-ranked univery to study mechanical engineering.

My tutoring approach is highly exam-focused, enabling students to achieve top grades in a short time. For example, I teach unique calculator tricks for mathematics exams to quickly obtain answers. My specialized exam techniques allow students to solve many multiple-choice questions within 10 seconds. Students often find my teaching effective, making difficult concepts easier to grasp. I have helped students improve from lower grades to higher ones, as well as those predicted A/A* grades seeking a solid A* to gain admission to top UK univeries. Additionally, I offer tutorials for STEP/MAT/PAT/Cambridge EAA exams for applicants to Cambridge, Oxford, and Imperial College London.

All my students can reach out to me via WhatsApp for free question assistance, typically receiving a response within 2 hours. This allows our tutorial time to focus on exam practice
In addition to regular tutorials, I offer two distinct plans tailored to students` needs:

B Grade Guaranteed Scheme
The B Grade Guaranteed Scheme is designed to help A-Level Physics/Mathematics students achieve at least a B grade by completing a minimum of 50 lessons (two hours per lesson). If they don`t achieve a B grade or higher, students will receive a 50% refund on the total tuition fee.

A* Targeting Scheme
The A* Targeting Scheme caters to students aiming for an A* in A-level or Level 8/9 in GCSE. We`ll work through tailor-made A* grade difficulty questions to achieve top results in A-level Physics and Mathematics. Due to changes in the new specification, past papers from the old specifications are no longer useful. This plan provides students with extra challenging practice questions as homework.

2022 A-level Results
Elise: A*A*A*A* Admitted to Univery College London
Sudeshna: A*A*A* Admitted to Imperial College London (Mathematics)
Liam: A*A*A Admitted to Univery College London
Dominic: A*A*A Admitted to Univery College London
Theo: A*A*AB Admitted to King’s College London (Computer Science)
Mary: AAA Admitted to Univery of Essex
Chan: A*A*A Admitted to Imperial College London (Chemistry)
Leung: ABB Admitted to Univery of Strathclyde (Mechanical Engineering)
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2021 A-level
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Anay: A*A*A* Admitted to London School of Economics
Riyad: A*A*A* Admitted to Univery College London (Chemistry)
Niam: A*A*A Admitted to Univery College London
Joan: AAA Admitted to Univery of Essex (Medicine)
Chakib: AAA Admitted to Imperial College London (Geology)
Deqin: AAA Admitted to Univery College London (Chemistry)
Dhian: AAA Admitted to Queen Mary Univery (Mathematics)

__________________________________________________________________________________2020 A-level
Phillip A*A*A*A* Univery of Cambridge (Engineering)
Emily (Grade undisclosed) Univery of Oxford (Chemistry)
Jacky A*AB King`s College London (Mathematics)
James A*A*A Imperial College London (Physics)
Tony A*A*A Imperial College London (Chemistry)
Ellyss A*AA Univery College London (Physics)
Rosa A*AA Univery of Warwick (Physics)
Dilan (Grade undisclosed) Univery of Reading (Finance)
Anuram (Grade undisclosed) Queen Mary Univery (Mechanical Engineering)
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2019 A level:

Zhenxin Wang: A*A*A*A* Admitted to Imperial College (Electrical engineering)
Rex Huang: A*A*A* Admitted to Univery of Oxford (Engineering)
Harrison: A*A*A* Admitted to Univery of Cambridge (Engineering)
Peng Jin: A*A*A* Admitted to UCL (Physics)
Tili:. A*A*A Admitted to Imperial college (Electrical engineering)
Alex:. A*AA Admitted to Imperial College (Computer Science)
Liqi Zhang:. A*AB Admitted to Univery of Manchester (Aeronautics)
Wing Guan: A*AC Admitted to Univery of Birmingham (Mechanical Engineering
Moomin:. AABB Admitted to King`s College (Physics)
Nandita: AAB Admitted to Univery of Bath (Robotic Engineering)
Henry Xu:. ABC Admitted to Univery of Bath (Pharmacy)
Rosa: A (AS student who took A2 mathematics in her year 12)


Availability: Available Subjects:
GCSE:Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths, Pure Maths
A Level: Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths, Oxford PAT, Cambridge EAA, STEP


Weekdays: After 12nn
Weekends: Anytime

Willing to travel: 20 miles

Experience: Univery Course private tutor: 1 student in Pharmaceutics (King`s College), 1 student in Mathematics (Hong Kong Baptist Univery), 3 student in Physics (Imperial College London)

Univery Admission Test: Oxford Physics Aptitude Test (PAT), Oxford Maths Admission Test (MAT), STEP, Cambridge Engineering Admissions Assessment (ENGAA) (2013-Present)

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Experimental and Computational Physics Demonstrator at Imperial College London (2015-Present)

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Asian Physics Olympiad Competition Teacher (2015) (3 Gold, 1 silver 2 bronze)

International Physics Olympiad Competition Teacher (2015) (3 Gold and 2 Silver awards)

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Students` feedbacks (See more feedback can be found at tutorhunt)

Abhishek(A-Level Physics, A* Targeting Scheme)
Genuinely couldn’t have asked for a better physics tutor. I wish you were my school teacher !You’re More helpful than all of my mechanics teachers combined tbh.
I’m really enjoying the sessions Jon. Thank you very much !

Kavita (A-Level Mathematics, A* Targeting Scheme)
Simply a great tutor, professional, helpful, committed.
I wish all teachers had this attitude towards teaching,

Alex (A-level Physics and Further Maths, A* Targeting Scheme)
I had enrolled onto first tutor and selected Jon, who tutored me in Physics and Further Maths. Jon provided me with weekly sessions on my subjects with material he prepared prior to each lesson with my input. Moreover Jon taught me quick and helpful methods which enabled me to deal with the questions effectively, which is important under exam conditions.

Jon had an in depth knowledge of the subjects he tutored me, which allows him to adapt his teaching for you specifically; and I felt comfortable that Jon had covered all the content required for my exams. Not only was Jon an amazing tutor he is a very pleasant person which makes the sessions more relaxed. Furthermore, Jon would always select the most difficult questions which really pushed me to a higher level in preparation for my exams.

Devyani (A level Maths, B Grade Guaranteed Scheme)
Wai Yu is tutoring my son for his A level maths, he has a vast amount of knowledge and exam techniques and has given my son alot of confidence.His lessons are very well structured and focuses on individual needs, he is able to show exactly how to gain those top marks!! I would highly recommend Wai Yu as a tutor for anyone struggling with Maths.

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We have a total of 18 review(s) for Wai Yu.

Sandra (Mrs)
27/01/2023

5/5 Rating

Dr Jon is an exceptional tutor, an expert in his field. He knows how to explain complex topics in an easy to understand way, sets a great pace, and provides through exam practice. Highly recommended!


M (Mrs)
04/09/2022

5/5 Rating

Thank you for all your support! Excellent approach! Happy to get an A and study engineering at first choice university.


Puspa (Mrs)
30/09/2021

5/5 Rating

Five Stars. Excellent and committed tutor. Great proven results and every lesson is planned ahead. Great results- My son achieved a grade A in Maths with the help of Wai Yu Assesses the student beforehand to see where help is needed and helps on the weaknesses. My son thoroughly enjoyed the Maths lessons.


Ajani (Miss)
27/02/2021

5/5 Rating

Very passionate, patient and encouraging Chemistry tutor who always ensures you thoroughly understand the concept before attempting exam questions to solidify and cement the knowledge learnt. He provides different approaches to grasp new content which I find very useful and engaging. Totally go by the quote “ learnt something new every day” because of him as he fills in the gaps of knowledge you had before and expands on it even more in ways you hadn’t previously.

Tutors Response :

Thank you very much Ajani for your feedback. It was a pity that you were on the waiting list since November last year as my timetable was full until last month. Nevertheless, I feel so grateful that you were waiting patiently until a free timeslot is available. and I will continue to try my best to help you to get the best grade!
Dr. Jon


Rory (Mr)
02/02/2021

5/5 Rating

Very good math tutor!


Dragana (Dr)
09/10/2020

5/5 Rating

My daughter has recently started with tutorials (science GCSE) with Dr. Jon. I could immediately notice the change. She has reflected that she although initially was very nervous about having virtual tutorial with someone she has never met, she has been feeling incredibly at ease and said that she feels comfortable to ask questions until she really completely understands the topic. My 13 years old daughter noted that she is impressed by Dr. Jons’ patience and this helps her focus and expose freely. Also, while previously she has been deeply anxious about any science subjects, I can see that she is, even after several lessons gaining confidence and there are some sparkles of enthusiasm also. My daughter is amazed by the issues she is gaining insights and knowledge too. This has been already being translated to her excellent achievements in school. Dr Jon is exceptional tutor and we are lucky to be able to pursue these tutorials.


Sharon (Mrs)
15/08/2020

5/5 Rating

Wai (Jon) tutored my son for his A-levels for more than a year, and he has been tutoring my daughter for her GCSE. Jon is smart, friendly and patient. He sees the strength and weakness in his pupils and tutors accordingly. He has exptertise in preparation for Oxbridge, and I am very happy to report that my son has been accepted by Cambridge this year. This would not have happened without Jon`s help. I highly recommend him to anyone.


abdulrahman (Mr)
30/06/2019

5/5 Rating

Jon is an outstanding tutor. I would highly recommend him.


Paulette (Mrs)
11/03/2019

5/5 Rating

Amazing tutor


Dina (Mrs)
26/02/2019

5/5 Rating

Excellent teacher. My daughter enjoyed the first lesson. Dina


Yuan (Mr)
09/02/2019

5/5 Rating

I have been tutored by Jon for 10 months. He is an exceptional and inspiring teacher who helped me to achieved my dream to study engineering in Oxford University.

Before I wasn`t sure if I could study at Oxford because the PAT exam has become very difficult in last year. With his help, I constantly gain confidence and be able to achieve 3As in AS, and managed to get 84 out of 100, top 5% of all candidates, in PAT exam (top 5% of all applicants). After being selected to the interview, he continued helping me to prepare for it. The interview was highly challenging and stressful but we finally made it after all the preparation work we have done together. I`m so grateful to be admitted to Balliol College in Oxford, and it is all because of him.

He is now also helping me to achieve 3A* in A level Physics, Chemistry, and Further Maths. I would highly recommend anyone who wants to get into Oxbridge for Engineering/Physics/Math major.


Liz (Ms)
16/01/2019

4/5 Rating

My son loves him he’s very good


Harrison (Mr)
01/01/2019

5/5 Rating

Jon is an outstanding tutor with high standard teaching ability. He always encourages me to think, decide and attempt. He has taught me for five months for the Cambridge Engineering Admission test and the interview for Fitzwilliam College at Cambridge. Not only he taught me how to solve questions, he also taught me exam skills of answering certain types of questions, which enable me to think systematically. I had high confidence during both exam and interview, especially this is the interview for the best university in the world. Even though I have already achieved A* in Physics last year, Jon also inspires me by teaching physics beyond A-level syllabus to strengthen my problem-solving skill. Plus, Jon is always patient and encouraging even I made mistakes.


Hoda (Mrs)
05/11/2018

5/5 Rating

a very good teacher who inspired me to get a* in gsce and is now helping me in my A-levels


blaise (Mr)
28/10/2018

5/5 Rating

My daughter noticed the difference right on the first day. She commented that she made more notes than she makes in class. That says it all. I will recommend.


Omar (Mr)
28/10/2018

5/5 Rating

I’ve been tutored by Jon for 9 months and in that time he increased my grade from a D/E to a solid B. During this short amount of time, he really made me think as a physicist, explaining many theories in physics which were hard to understand at first. He really made me fall in love with the subject and made doing exam questions much more enjoyable. Jon pushes you as a student, making you strive to achieve the top grades, constantly growing my confidence in the subject as my grades climbed after every assessment I took in school. Honestly I struggled in physics a lot during my first year of A level and was really losing hope, but thankfully with Jon’s tutoring he helped me achieve my dream of studying engineering at a top ranked university.


Theo (Mr)
31/08/2018

3/5 Rating

My son has only had a lesson with him. He is very pleased with his method of teaching.


Julie (Ms)
15/03/2018

5/5 Rating

Mr Wai Yu is an exceptional tutor, he has taken time and care to create lessons plans, taking into account how my daughter learns.
He is clear, fantastically passionate about his subjects along with making the lessons engaging. My daughter can already see the progress in her A Levels. We both agree Mr Wai Yu is brilliant and we are very lucky to have found him.


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