Glenn Yu – Mathematics Tutor
Meet Glenn Yu our newest Mathematics Tutor and member to the growing Stepping Stones Education team.
Glenn’s achievements include graduating with an ATAR of 99.05 from Sefton High School, achieving Band 6’s for Mathematics Extension 1 and Mathematics Extension 2 for the HSC, making it on the list for Distinguished Achievers, and being awarded the much coveted Premier’s Award for All-Round Excellence. Currently, he studies a Bachelor of Actuarial/Bachelor of Commerce at the University of New South Wales.
Glenn is a tutor with a strong passion for education. He enjoys working with students and pushing them to discover their academic abilities and spark within them an appreciation and love for Mathematics.
Let’s get to know a little bit more about Glenn with a quick interview!
1. Provide us with a short bio about yourself Glenn
I graduated from Sefton High School with an ATAR of 99.05, I will be studying a double degree at UNSW for a Bachelor of Actuarial and Commerce. In 2016 I was awarded the Premier’s Award for All-Round Excellence in the HSC. Apart from my studies I enjoy playing the piano, drawing, reading fantasy novels, and volunteering in various initiatives in the community.
2. What do you love most about tutoring?
I love being able to be part of a student’s success as they achieve their goals through the support and guidance I provide them. I love being able to bring out a student’s potential and love for learning and surprising themselves with the results they have to achieve. I find fulfilment and fun in educating others, a lot of this passion comes from my love of learning and striving to achieve more.
3. If you could tell your high school self one piece of advice what would it be?
To set goals, big AND small.
Having something big in mind that you want to achieve is a great motivator when succeeding, however, it’s important not to forget the smaller details. Planning out and achieving those small goals in between your big dreams, are what give you the fulfilment and joy as you work yourself closer to your main goals. It’s important to be able to not only think of the big picture but also the small ones that make up that picture as well.
4. What do you love most about Stepping Stones Education?
I really admire the extent to which Stepping Stones Education is able to cater to students of varying levels. The staff here are all friendly, and all strive to the common goal of being ‘stepping stones’ for the high school students as they work themselves towards the HSC. Everything is organised and always centred on providing a fulfilling and enjoyable experience for the students.
5. What do you recommend all students do regularly to improve their mathematics ability in high school?
As you go through practice questions, keep a record of the harder questions by highlighting or placing a star next to them so that you can come back to them at a later stage to attempt them, it’s generally important to never leave a question not attempted. By keeping track of the harder questions you found difficulty with, you’ll also generally be able to remember them more clearly by using this marking technique as they appear in examinations.
6.You were involved in the Chemistry and Physics Olympiads, tell us a little bit about it.
An extremely challenging yet valuable competition that I participated in while in Year 11 was the Chemistry and Physics Olympiads. I highly recommend those passionate about science to do it as it certainly gives you a glimpse into what it personally takes to apply the theory you’ve learnt in the classroom to the real world in solving difficult and unique problems. It’s definitely an experience unlike what you would face in the usual course of school, so I highly recommend it.
Thank you so much for your time, Glenn! We look forward to many great memories together!
Don’t forget you too can join in on Glenn’s Maths classes for a free trial lesson today! Contact us now by calling 0449 691 996 or by filling out our free trial lesson sign up form at this link CLICK HERE.
By Thomas S Phabmixay
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