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Wai Yu (Tutor in Acton)

Wai Yu
Wai Yu
Acton, London W3
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Member Since: 24/08/2016
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Hong Kong Baptist University
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Hong Kong Baptist University
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##All my students are guaranteed to have B grade or above in A-level. Otherwise 50% of the total tuition fee will be refunded (Terms and conditions apply)##

A doctoral candidate in Physics at Imperial working on nanoscience. 100% of my regular students got at least B grade in the last A-level exam (A* x10, A x12, B x5). I mainly teach Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, FSMQ, Chemistry, Oxford and Cambridge Admission test for Physics and Engineering departments.

# Regular students: Students who had at least 30 lessons with me in all topics and completed the homework I assigned.

I have been teaching for more than 9 years in GCSE, A Level, HKALE, HKCEE, Oxford Admission test for physics and engineering, Cambridge admission test for engineering, and classical electrodynamics in univery. I was also selected to teach pan-Asia physics olympiads, Asian physics olympiads, and international olympiads to represent Hong Kong in 2014 and 2015. In that year, my students won 6 gold medals, 3 silvers medal and 2 bronze medal.

I have received offers from Oxford, Imperial College and Sheffield Univery in 2015 for my PhD study and eventually selected IC in plastic electronics. In 2017, I joined two highly ranked teaching organization to help financially disadvantaged students in 1-to-1 tutorial. One of my students improved from D/E grade to a solid B in physics and went to a top-ranked univery to study mechanical engineering.

My tutorial is highly exam-oriented in order to achieve top grades in a short period of time. For instance, there are multiple tricks to exploit calculators in mathematics exam to get you answers immediately. Also, my unique exam skills in physics can solve many multiple-choice questions within 10 seconds. Most students find my teaching is effective and difficult concepts to become easy. Not only I could help students from poor grades to higher grades, but there are also students who got a prediction of A/B and asked for my help to get a solid A* to get in top uni in the UK. I also offer tutorials for STEP/MAT/PAT/Cambridge EAA examinations for applying top uni (Cambridge/Oxford/Imperial) in the UK.

All my students can contact me by WhatsApp to ask questions for free and I usually reply within 2 hours such that our tutorial time can focus on exam practice and teaching.

Other than 1-to-1 tutorial, I also offer two different plans for students to suit their need.

1. <B Grade Guaranteed Scheme>
Aim to help A Level Physics/Mathematics to help students to get at least B grade if they had at least 28 lessons (Two hours per lesson) with me. If they cannot get a B grade or above, students would get 50% of the total tuition fee as refund.

2. <A* Targeting Scheme>
This scheme is for students who aim to get A*. We will go through tailor-made A* grade difficulty questions to achieve A* in A level Physics and Mathematics.

I am also capable of doing Univery Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics as I have obtained a minor degree in Mathematics and my master degree is mainly in chemistry.

December 2019:
Congratulations to Emily, Darren, and Philip who are selected to be interviewed at Oxford and Cambridge Univery! Emily and Phillip have also received an offer from Imperial!
August 2019 A level:
From 12 students, this year we have achieved
A* Grade x10
A Grade x12
B Grade x5

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)

2019 AS predicted grades: congratulations to all my regular AS students. We got all A/A* predicted grades!
Philip: A*A*A*A* (Physics, maths, further maths, chemistry)
Youhan: A*A*A (maths, chemistry, further maths)
Ellyss: A*A (Physics, maths)
Jacky Huang: A*A*A (Physics, mathematics, further mathematics)
Rosa: A*A (Physics/Chemistry)

August 2018
3 students in A-Level Physics (AQA and OCR)
A*, A(AS) , B (was D/E grade in AS before tutoring)

2 student in AS Maths (OCR MEI and Edexcel):

Feedback from A-Level Physics Student (2018 AQA Physics):

Honestly Jon
It`s been the biggest pleasure meeting you and your help has truly helped me this year
Especially with a subject that I never thought I would have any confidence in
I am truly grateful for giving me so much support
Meeting you has been an incredible experience
Thank you
Feedback from Imperial Physics Student (1st year):

Our tutor, Jon, seemed to be well prepared to explain all the phenomenological aspects we found troublesome during the experiments, and his pedagogical skills were found very useful, in contrast with the combination of demonstrators we had for the introductory experiments. His missing day meant a set of experiments with another tutor could not treat properly the phenomena as I expected.

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


£55 per hour for 1-to-1 tutorial (GCSE).
£65 per hour for 1-to-1 tutorial (A level).
£40 per hour per students for group tutorial.
(students are welcome to find any friends/classmates to do group tutorial)

Weekdays: After 4pm
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, Oxford Maths Admission Test, STEP, Cambridge Engineering Admissions Assessment (EAA) (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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We have a total of 11 review(s) for Wai Yu.

abdulrahman (Mr)

5/5 Rating

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

Paulette (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Amazing tutor

Dina (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Excellent teacher. My daughter enjoyed the first lesson. Dina

Yuan (Mr)

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)

4/5 Rating

My son loves him he’s very good

Harrison (Mr)

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)

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)

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)

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)

3/5 Rating

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

Julie (Ms)

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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