- Talent 100 Mentor
- Abidev Kuhasri
- ATAR / UAI
- Learning Centre
- School Attended
- James Ruse Agricultural High School
- Doctor of Medicine at the University of New South Wales
- Australian Science Olympiad- Gold Medal in Chemistry in 2014.
Invited to attend the Summer School for Chemistry Scholars.
Awarded Silver Medal for Physics.
Member of Ruse Robotics Team - won the National Robotics Championships and competed in the International Robotics Championships in the USA in 2013.
Member of the Oxford University Space Odyssey research team (2012‑2013).
I have enjoyed teaching at Talent 100 because they shares my philosophy toward education and creates great environment for effective learning. Our founder Richard's belief that the HSC requires smarter studying is absolutely correct because you want to aim to use every minute of study wisely. But, at the same time, when you are at Talent 100, it's not like being in a classroom with a teacher at school. Since we've all been in your shoes, we understand the challenges you face. We've faced them too!
As a graduate of James Ruse Agricultural High School, Abidev is currently studying Medicine at the University of NSW. He has competed in the International Robotics Championships in the USA and was a member of the Oxford University Space Odyssey Research team. He was also awarded a Gold Medal in Chemistry and a Silver Medal in Physics at the Australian Science Olympiad. In addition, he represented the high school debating team for six years and is performing in a NIDA production 'The Rolling Cawley' because he loves to perform whatever, whenever, any day of the week!
Abidev believes reducing procrastination means you can achieve a greater balance and result for the HSC. The 20 minute strategy (studying one subject intensively for 20 minutes then take a short break before moving to the next) worked best for him, singing with his guitar in his breaks.
Top 5 Study Tips
1Find a balance - It's easy to get overwhelmed by the HSC and the workload that accompanies it but you need to take time out of your day to do something enjoyable.
2Try the 20 minute theory - My principal taught me a great method to avoid procrastinating. Try doing 20 minute sessions of study, have a small break between each and do a different subject for each session
3Find the preparation method that suits you - I used to listen to a specific music playlist before every Maths exam just to get pumped before an exam. Everyone has their own method, find yours!
4Make it simple - Don't overthink or over complicate the content in your subjects. Follow the KISS (Keep it simple and stupid) method.
5Two of the easiest ways to check your knowledge is to do past papers and to teach a friend or someone in your family about what you are learning. It might annoy them at first, but keep persisting and they will eventually give in!