Meet Your Talent 100 Mentor: Matthew Xu
Here at Talent we’ve amassed a variety of Mentors which have taught and encouraged our students throughout the years – guiding them through high school and the HSC.
We call our teachers and tutors ‘Mentors’ because they deliver more than simply theory. Talent 100 Mentors are all outstanding achievers, but it’s their passion for teaching and mentoring which matters most. Whilst an exceptional academic record is a must, our Mentors are also chosen for their ability to work with students of all levels and provide the pastoral guidance for future success.
Not only do we want to give thanks to these Mentors who have enriched the lives of many at Talent, but want to share their unique personalities and passions while also inspiring the next generation of high school students to strive for their best.
James Ruse Agricultural High School
Doctor of Medicine at Western Sydney University
Subjects taught at Talent:
Preliminary Mathematics Extension 1
HSC Mathematics Extension 1
Matthew’s Top 5 Study Tips:
Always aim to understand the underlying concepts for a deeper learning experience.
Always ask yourself why something is the way it is. Is that strange symbol just a national convention, or is it a logic jump that I’m not following.
Always ask for help when you’re stuck. Receiving a hint can help you view things in a different light.
Work consistently throughout the semester so that the idea stays in your long-term memory.
Let the subject grow on you. When you spend time learning the material deeply, you begin to appreciate its nuances and why we study it.
Click here to view our Talent 100 timetables for Term 4, and enrol in Matthew’s Mathematics classes at our Epping Learning Centre.