Name: Jeffrey Wang
School: James Ruse
What is your number 1 tip for students?
Write notes, man. Not to reread them cause you never will, but because a form of physical repetition does actually drill whatever you’re writing into your brain. Also, I got to trade my notes for eco notes so much that I never had to write notes for it, so there you go.
What did you gain out of tutoring and how would you describe your experience at Talent?
I wanted to learn phys and chem before the school did it; passed with flying colours. I wanted to learn 3u maths before the school did it; did that too. Currently in the process of doing the same thing with 4u.
It’s friendly. There’s no exorbitant pressure, just friendly competition.
Best part would definitely just be the atmosphere. You come to class and it’s never some hell march or awkward seminar where one guy just talks forever; everyone talks a bit and laughs at each others’ jokes and you come off still having learnt a full lesson in half the time it would’ve taken you at school.
Having the term notes as a textbook is like the difference between eating a cake, and eating crumbs. It’s such a simple change, but when you actually put all the notes together, you get to manipulate the information in ways you couldn’t before—like reference specific pages or read in the order you learnt it in.
Who was your mentor and how did they help you?
I had a few maths mentors, ranging from David Sadler to Rahul. They were fast, relaxed, and never, ever unwilling to re-explain a section. Having a younger mentor like Rahul made the class a lot more jovial to have a relatable teacher, and we all did the work faster to chat with him. Cheers, Rahul.
But also having a teacher (David) who’s been writing textbooks longer than you’ve been alive does instill confidence, yeah.
What are you planning to study in the future?
I wanna do psychology. And maybe law. Probably both.
How would you describe your Talent experience in a few words?
If I could describe Talent-100 in one word, it would be: Welcoming.
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