We work with over 150 tutors around the world, with most of them stationed in Malaysia. Our tutors are graduates and professionals who are experts at their fields. Most of them graduated from top universities, so they know how competitive top university admissions can be, and what it takes for a student to succeed.
Tamara obtained her MEng degree in Materials Science from Oxford University. She was awarded an academic scholarship and several college prizes throughout her time at Trinity College, Oxford. Tamara then spent her 4th year at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US doing research on “Biodegradable Bone Screws”. Following this, she joined Shell and worked for 9 years in various roles starting out as a Materials Engineer in The Netherlands. After various commercial roles in Shell, she started PrepWorks in 2015 to provide guidance to students aiming for top universities, colleges and boarding schools. Tamara also obtained a certification from Harvard Graduate School of Education in Online Teaching and Learning Strategies and counsels 50+ students a year herself with the majority making it to their top choice school or university.
Aidan graduated with a B.A. (Hons) in Mathematics from Cambridge University in June 2012. He was an Assistant Vice President with the Research Division of Khazanah Nasional from 2013-2020. He has 6 years of experience tutoring in Economics and Mathematics for IB HL and IGCSE / ‘A’ Level. He also tutored students preparing for Oxbridge entrance examinations, helping them gain admission to Oxbridge and top Russell group universities. He believes in being well-read in current affairs when approaching the topic of economics holistically; for mathematics, he believes in building broad-based problem solving skills from a young age to counter the more rote-learning methods of standard math curricula. In his spare time, he enjoys calisthenics, mixology, tea, reading, travelling, classical music and jazz.
Bianca attended Garden International School for her IGCSEs, achieving the highest grades in the cohort of 12A* 1A. She received an academic scholarship to study her A Levels in Benenden School in the UK. In 2015, Bianca graduated with Honours in Law (Jurisprudence) in Balliol College, University of Oxford. She represented the university in the Blues Ballroom Dancing team around the UK. In 2017, Bianca completed her Bar Professional Training Course in City University, London and is now a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. Bianca is passionate about guiding students in their application to universities in the UK. She feels that university is one of the most important decisions one makes and should receive full and complete support and advice.
Celine was awarded a full scholarship to read MEng and BA in Chemical Engineering (via Natural Sciences) at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, where she graduated with a Second Upper Honours in 2017. While a student, Celine also published articles pertaining to academia and became an intern and campus leader for Teach for Malaysia in Cambridge. With over 10 years of helping others to achieve their dream grades and university offers, Celine is currently a PrepWorks tutor, specialising in subject tutoring, entrance test/essay competition coaching, and university admissions counselling. She was also awarded ‘Best Tutor’ by Prepworks in 2019. Teaching aside, Celine has amassed work experiences in Finance and Engineering here in Malaysia and the United Kingdom.
Chern Juin attended Kolen Tuanku Jaafar for his A-levels and was Deputy House Captain. He furthered his studies at University of Cambridge for his BA in Aerospace & Aerothermal Engineering. He was secretary of the Stephenson Society, and was very active in sports. He represented the university in badminton and was captain of the college badminton and basketball team. Chern Juin received recognition for his academic achievements, being the recipient of the Royal Aeronautical Society Prize, Morien Morgan Prize and Jaguar Land Rover Prize. He is currently working as a management consultant and has work experience in the automotive industry at Aston Martin Lagonda Limited and experiential design company, Holovis International Limited.
Chui-Joe attended The Alice Smith School from 2010-2013, completing 10 GCSEs (10 A*) and four GCE A-levels (2A*2A) and the AQA Baccalaureate (Distinction). After secondary school, Chui-Joe attended Oxford University, where she graduated in 2016 with a BA in History, First Class. She continued her studies at Oxford with a Masters in Philosophy in Traditional East Asia, from which she graduated with Distinction in 2018. She is currently undertaking a PhD in History at Oxford. Her research focus is historical writing in seventeenth-century China, Korea, and Japan.Chui-Joe’s experience in tutoring stems from five months as a graduate assistant in the History department at North London Collegiate School Jeju, followed by ad-hoc work recording lectures and advising on university admissions for students in China and Malaysia.
Crystal graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. (Honors) in Economics and a certificate in Global Health Policy. After graduating, she spent two years at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur conducting population health research through the Fulbright Scholar Program. Crystal is currently pursuing her doctorate in medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, the medical college of Cornell University in New York City. She has been tutoring students for the SAT since 2012 and has guided students through the U.S. college admissions process since 2015. While at Princeton, she served for three years as a Peer Academic Advisor and enjoys mentoring students of all academic interests, from economics to the natural sciences and the arts.
Elizabeth is a recent law graduate from Sussex College, Cambridge and will be training to be a solicitor at Linklaters, London in January 2021. She has helped numerous students prepare for their law application to Oxbridge and top London law schools like LSE, UCL and KCL. Majority of the applicants under her tutelage secure interviews and a few have received offers to colleges like Mansfield College, Oxford and Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. She has also tutored A Level History, helping candidates achieve stellar results, and taught English to retirees and university students during the Oxbridge Summer Schools Abroad for 2018 in Kobe, Japan.
Puan Anis is recognized as a passionate and student-centered educator continually seeking to improve learning especially in Malay language. She earned a Bachelor degree (Hons) in Business Administration from MARA University of Technology, Malaysia (UiTM). Puan Anis is committed to her students’ success inside of the classroom and believes it is created through meaningful relationships. She has 8 years of experience in personal coaching to countless international school students, home schooling, private tutoring and government schools and helped students in every setting score distinctions in the examination. Majority of the students that she has coached are not native speakers, so Malay Language is a foreign Language for them. She enjoys spending time with her kids and reading motivational books.
Kylie has a Bachelor’s degree in Government from Harvard University and a Master’s in Business Administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Coming from a family of journalists, Kylie has always been inquisitive about human nature and adept at writing. She is passionate about helping people to fulfil their unique potential in life. Since 2014, Kylie has been guiding prospective university students through the process of self-discovery and storytelling so that they can write effective admissions essays and maximize their chances of getting into their dream university. Kylie’s students have gone on to Ivy League colleges in the US, such as Harvard, Princeton, Columbia and University of Pennsylvania, as well as to top Russell Group universities in the UK.
Nadia is a recent graduate from The University of Nottingham with a BEng in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. Nadia will be attending The University of Edinburgh's MSc in Carbon Management program through online learning in September 2020. She has had a huge passion for the sciences (particularly in sustainability) and enjoyed mathematics thoroughly throughout her school life. She has taught students ranging from 6-17 years old in a variety of subjects, mainly focusing on those related to her degree. She also assists applicants aiming for high-ranking universities such as University College London, University of Nottingham and University of Edinburgh, leading many of them to be accepted.
Graduating from law from the University of Bristol, UK, Nazya unexpectedly found her passion in teaching. With 14 years teaching experience in IGCSE English, SAT, IELTS and TOEFL and personal statement writing, she has helped students get into top universities worldwide and win international writing competitions. She also holds a certificate from Coach Training Edu, USA in Academic Life Coaching. This has helped her guide students and young adults more effectively through developing better learning skills, organisation, study techniques, emotional intelligence and executive function skills. Nazya believes that it is important for students to develop their creativity, critical thinking, confidence and independence through lessons that are interactive, challenging and engaging.
Pheng Chew is an Associate Legal Counsel/ Prosecuting Officer in Bank Negara Malaysia. He is in the Enforcement Unit of the Legal Department, where he specialises on offences under the legislation administered by Bank Negara Malaysia, such as the Financial Services Act 2013, Money Services Business Act 2011. He is involved in the prosecution of unlicensed money remitters, unlicensed money changers, bank officers who breach the banking secrecy provision, etc. He graduated with a B.A. (Hons) in Law from Fitzwilliam, University of Cambridge in 2018. He passionately embarks on the tutoring journey in 2019, as education is something close to his heart.
Sarah graduated from Tunku Abdul Rahman University and is a full time English tutor with over 7 years experience in IGCSE English First Language and English Literature. Her students usually range from year 7-11. Her teaching style encompasses maximizing the individual student’s performance and fostering a positive learning environment. She recognizes the importance of intrinsic motivation as a holistic approach for students to not only improve academically but also in character building as well. Sarah’s students have not only improved their grades but also majority has scored A’s and A*’s in their IGCSE First Language and English Literature examinations. She enjoys playing the piano and spending time with animals.
An avid inventor, researcher and science communicator, Thomas has won the Intel ISEF Chemistry category in Los Angeles with his teammate for discovering caffeine termiticide. He has attended KYUEM to study his A-Levels and achieved stellar results, a key to his admissions into Christ’s College, University of Cambridge for Natural Sciences. He has received the Christ’s College International Award for outstanding academic performance. He has a lot of experience tutoring students in tertiary and secondary level for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Additional Mathematics and Biology. He aspires to help the younger generation to advance their knowledge and grow their passion for science through his lessons.
Muqriz is currently reading law at Universiti Tekonologi MARA, and is in his final year. Having joined the debate club since high school at St John's Institution, he is very passionate about debating from the start, and has been actively involved in the Malaysian debating circuit ever since. He was part of the team that hosted the World Universities Debating Championship in Malaysia which had an aim to ensure that international debating became an essential part of the circuit, and chaired the United Asians Debating Union in 2018. Ever since then, he has been teaching debates and public speaking in his free time, primarily to institutions with grassroots debating societies, ensuring that access to debating is spread across the nation.
Jesryna recently graduated with a First Class Honours in Jurisprudence (Law) from the University of Oxford, where she studied on a full academic scholarship. She is currently studying for her Bar Practice Course in London, and is a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. Over the past couple of years, Jesryna has tutored students looking to study law at top UK universities, guiding them on all aspects of the admissions process. Her goal has been to breakdown and demystify the admissions process, while showing applicants that the process is not as daunting as it may initially seem. Through tailor-made approaches to the needs of individual students, she hopes to be able to support applicants in achieving their goals.
Emily graduated with a triple first class Bachelor's degree in law from the University of Cambridge, having ranked fourth in her year out of 212 students. She is currently training as a barrister in the UK and will be enrolling on the LLM course at Harvard Law School in 2021. She thinks that law can be approached and studied creatively, contrary to the caricature of dryness that people attribute to it. To make sure she keeps up her creativity and approaches law with an imaginative mind, she reads a lot outside of her degree. Emily scored 10A* in IGCSE and 4A* in A-Levels. She was awarded the National Award for Highest Cumulative Mark across 8 Cambridge IGCSEs in 2015.
Wan Ting is an English teacher with over 7 years of experience and graduated from Tunku Abdul Rahman University with an English Language degree. Formerly a discipline teacher and Head of Department for a private school, she is familiar with secondary level English exams for IGCSE and GCE. A proponent of critical thinking, she believes that an enriching environment is necessary to promote better learning, and thus strives to create a classroom where students can express themselves and discuss their ideas. She writes on the side, and also indulges in artistic pursuits like drawing, sewing and resin craft. In 2021, Wan Ting has completed University of Oxford’s Critical Reading Course.
Born and raised in England by two wonderful parents, Andrew received quality education in a local grammar school, followed by a degree in Engineering at Oxford University. Since graduating from Oxford, he and his wife have settled in Malaysia to raise their beautiful daughter. Andrew used to work as a teacher, specialising in Math and Further Math, but now works as a pastor in the church. Although he seldom gets much time to himself, he enjoys reading during those moments.
A passionate London School of Economics and Political Science graduate in Mathematics and Economics, Ethan is currently a risk management consultant. He is looking to tutor IGCSE Mathematics, Additional-Mathematics and A-Level Mathematics whilst exploring real world application/occurrences of Mathematics.
Chia Yi is currently in her second year of Medicine at Trinity College in the University of Cambridge. She has previously taught underprivileged children in Maths and English and found it to be a very rewarding experience. She has recently helped out with the Cambridge University Malaysian Society's Summer Outreach Programme, speaking to potential applicants about Oxbridge and admissions. She believes that providing reassurance to students pursuing this path is crucial, as they may be feeling anxious about their prospects.
Lavanya is a student at the University of Cambridge, where she is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Education and English. As a student she has a strong record of exam performance. Whilst completing her A-Levels she was awarded several academic prizes including “Top in the World for A-Level Literature in English”, “Top in the World for AS Literature in English, as well as “Top in World for AS Psychology”. She completed her A Level Literature in English with 99% average across both years and achieved full marks in her final year papers for the subject. Lavanya is passionate about using her experience of exam success to help students achieve their academic goals. She works with students to identify areas they’d like to improve on and tailors lessons to suit their needs. Adept and trained in delivering lessons online, she currently tutors in both English and Psychology.
Qin En graduated from Stanford University in record-time: he completed his Bachelor's of Science degree in Management Science & Engineering within 2 years, and achieved Distinction (top 15% of Stanford cohort). Since 2012, Qin En has helped dozens of high school students in Singapore and Malaysia with their US and UK college applications. His students have been admitted to Stanford, Brown, University of Pennsylvania, NYU, UWisconsin Madison, Imperial College London, UCL among others.
Han You is currently a second-year chemical engineering student at University of Cambridge. She has a varied teaching experience, from peer mentoring in high school to volunteer tutoring refugees. Before entering university, she spent 6 months teaching Maths and Science at her alma mater, boosting the pass rate of the class by 200%. She was awarded Top in the World in A-Level Further Mathematics and has gotten an average score of 98% in her 4 A Level subjects. She believes that in order to learn, one has to approach it with an open mind. This includes understanding the significance of the subject and being prepared to accept new knowledge. During her spare time, she enjoys baking and yoga.
Zi Khang graduated from the University of Cambridge in Mathematics and was the top scorer for A levels in Malaysia for November 2015. He has a burning passion for Mathematics and Sciences. Having participated in various Olympiads (including winning 2 bronze medals in the International Chemistry Olympiad) and thoroughly enjoying the process, Zi Khang hopes to spread the joy of problem solving and inculcate the love for Mathematics in his students. In his spare time, he either indulges himself in the world of anime or participates in the occasional online math or programming contest.
Yizhen read Law at the University of Oxford. She also holds an MBA from the Asia School of Business in collaboration with MIT Sloan. Yizhen is currently Chief of Staff at an Asean-based travel-tech company and has professionally served as an advisor to three CEOs from various businesses across Asia-Pacific. She thoroughly understands what university admissions officers are looking for, and has been coaching students for interviews and applications for the past 14 years. Yizhen believes that the strongest candidates are those who combine calibre with confidence and conviction, and her approach focuses on helping students uniquely distinguish their profiles. Her leisure pursuits include yoga, reading and designing bespoke cocktails as a freelance mixologist.
Amanda graduated from Balliol College, Oxford University with a BA in English Literature. As a teacher with over 30 years of experience, she offers online tutoring for a variety of subjects including maths, English and literature. In addition to teaching, she has worked in senior management roles in independent schools, both overseas and in the UK. She has been involved in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme as a teacher and programme coordinator. Her lessons involve active engagement with the student, using tools such as diagrams and geometry apps to help them understand better. She believes that effective communication is very important, and develops a personal plan to help students.
Luisa has a BSc in Psychology from HELP University and is accredited by the Association of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. She has been an academic life coach for the past 20 years, coaching teenagers between 11 - 19 years old. She has taught thousands of students with a proven track record of academic success, entering top universities around the world like Berkeley, Princeton and Oxbridge. Luisa is professional and has an attention to detail, remaining flexible and sensitive to changing situations and needs of a student. Her teaching style focuses primarily on a student’s strengths and growth, tailoring the right methodology for each student.
Jesvin graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computer Science from De Montfort University, UK under a scholarship. Within a short period as a teacher in an international school, she headed the mathematics department and became the program manager of Steven Covey 7 habits ‘Leader in Me’ program. Under her guidance, the school became the 1st school in Malaysia to be awarded ‘The Leader in Me School’ by the Franklin Covey Organisation. She has also done research on e-learning readiness during her masters in Instructional Design & Technology (MIDT) in OUM, thus using her experience and knowledge on edtech to help students and teachers adapt to virtual learning easily. Her aim is to relate math with real life situations and eventually build students’ interest and confidence.
Ashley graduated from Universiti Tenaga Nasional with a degree in Marketing. In university, she joined a club called ENACTUS, which aimed to help improve the quality of life and standard of living of their target audience. After a year of working as a sales and marketing officer, she had the opportunity to become a Teach For Malaysia fellow in 2017. She taught in a national secondary school for 2 years while obtaining her Postgraduate diploma in Education (TESL) from Malaysian Teacher Education Institute Temenggong Ibrahim Campus. She then joined an international school, teaching lower primary students. She aspires to help people be the best versions of themselves, and teaching is one way to achieve it.
Andrew graduated from University of Sydney in Psychology and is a certified professional coach and facilitator. He runs his own coaching practice, Scaling People Asia PLT and has coached over 200 clients. He guides people to discover themselves and their potential while developing clarity on how to move forward wherever they are in their lives. He aims to equip children with skills, know-how and experience in setting up businesses to help them realise their ability to serve the greater good of humanity for generations to come.
Hanna graduated from the University of Nottingham with a first-class degree in Education (with TESOL). She has since been teaching at an international school for two years. Hanna constantly finds new hobbies to take up and currently does crochet and resin art. With her passion for researching mental health, she has won an award as the best presenter in a research competition for her thesis titled, ‘Mental Health Literacy of Pre-Service TESOL Teachers.’ In addition, she was one of the finalists for the Rhodes Scholarship (2020) program that funds students for their postgraduate degrees at Oxford University. She believes that education is more than just a platform of knowledge; but it is a safe place to discover oneself.
Marcus is currently studying medicine in King’s College, University of Cambridge and is the recipient of the King’s International Studentship awarded for excellent academic performance. Before university, he scored 4A*s in A Levels and 10A+ in SPM. He has experience in teaching mental arithmetic and was involved in tutoring prospective medical students in university admissions tests and personal statement writing via workshops and various outreach programmes. He believes that it is paramount to provide every passionate student all the tools and information they need throughout their university admission process, as these can instil confidence and encourage them to perform better. In his free time, he enjoys cooking different cuisines and hiking.
Tasveen completed her Diploma in Law and Management at Temasek Polytechnic. She furthered her studies, obtaining a Bachelor of Business (Management) at the Singapore Institute of Management (Global Education). Discovering her passions for imparting knowledge, she pursued a second Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Since then, she has taught in various international schools in Singapore and Malaysia for the last 6 years. She has taught in Pathlight School, the first autism-focused school in Singapore, established by the Autism Resource Centre. Tasveen is a certified educator for children with ADHD and autism. She loves reading motivational books, researching teaching resources and has a deep passion for the arts.
Brendan is currently studying for a Master’s in Natural Sciences, specialising in Physics in the University of Cambridge. His teaching experience includes involvement in companies such as PrepWorks, MABECs and others, along with private tutoring for A Levels students. Several of his students have gone to universities such as Imperial College or University of Cambridge. Having obtained a Top Gold medal in the British Physics Olympiad, he has also given classes for Physics Olympiad preparation. He tries to build up a firm foundational understanding in students, allowing them to visualise the problem; the math is later used as scaffolding to supplement the central idea. Having previously struggled with the material himself, he has developed methods of explaining ideas in different ways to students.
Vignes is currently studying medicine at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge. He achieved 10 A+ in SPM and 4A* in his A levels. His teaching experience includes teaching underprivileged children and refugees in English and Maths. He also provided guidance to his juniors on their university applications to study medicine in the UK, and is a volunteer for Cambridge University Malaysia Society’s outreach programme. He believes that, with correct study techniques and personalised guidance, one can achieve top results and create an outstanding application despite being in a competitive environment. In his free time, he likes baking and reading.
Lakshand is currently studying for a degree in Physics and Philosophy at the University of Oxford. During his summer in Year 11, he volunteered at an orphanage to teach Mathematics. In year 13, he volunteered for a student mentorship programme where he taught younger students (aged 10 - 16) Maths and Science. Though teaching someone how to pass an exam is something universally done in classrooms, he believes that giving someone an understanding of the underlying concepts in subjects like physics and maths is far more valuable. It allows for a greater appreciation of the subject, and Lakshand incorporates that philosophy in his tutoring. He enjoys playing badminton, rock climbing, playing the guitar, and reading.
Karen is a current clinical medical student at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge. Karen received the Cambridge Trust Scholarship and intercalated in Manufacturing Engineering. She received 12A*s for her IGCSEs with 2 Top of the World and 2 Top of Malaysia awards. She then received a scholarship to attend A Levels in a top college in the UK, where she achieved 4A*s and a Merit. Karen has provided one-on-one tutoring for interviews, personal statements and applications for medical schools in the UK and Hong Kong. She recognises the importance of having a mentor’s personalised help and strong intrinsic motivation for the best applications and to thrive in challenging times. Karen is a Cambridge Varsity pistol shooter and enjoys running.
Ishan read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford. Currently, Ishan works as a management consultant for a Big Three firm. Ishan believes that Oxford looks for students that can demonstrate genuine intellectual curiosity. It is this spark that he tries to cultivate in the students he mentors, introducing them to material that they can enjoy. Ishan began his tutoring journey working with underprivileged and refugee children in PJ. He believes that getting an education is a privilege that we ought to not take for granted. Since then, Ishan has helped students gain admittance into Oxford, as well as other top UK universities. Outside of work, Ishan has a passion for boxing and enjoys reading books from his grandfather's library.
Aaron is a Bank Negara Malaysia Kijang Scholar and is currently reading an Economics degree at the University of Cambridge. He is experienced in helping students through the transitioning phase to university and has also written articles to help future students better prepare themselves for this transition on CollegeLAH and Bridging Gaps, Building Life. He has been helping students to navigate through the Cambridge Economics admissions process for over 2 years. Having completed internships at both the Central Bank and the Securities Commission in Malaysia, he is more than willing to share his passion for economic policy. In his free time, he enjoys playing futsal and badminton.
Melody is a graduate of IPGM (Institut Pendidikan Guru Malaysia) and a qualified teacher with over ten years of teaching experience at Malaysia Chinese primary school (SJKC). Her core teaching subjects are Mandarin and Maths for Primary 4 to 6. She believes that by cultivating student interest, they get to discover the charm of the Chinese language in a happy learning environment. In addition to teaching, she is involved in different kinds of stage performances - a Mandarin emcee for open events; a debater who won Best Debater Award in IPT Malaysia North Zone Mandarin Debate in 2007; a Champion of Chinese public speaking and singing competition; and as a performer of Chinese traditional dance.
Mabel has just completed her Bachelors in Entrepreneurship at Sunway University. She started teaching at the age of 17 and has taught in Enopi. After college, she volunteered to teach English for Korean speakers for a summer camp. Once university began, she provided private tutoring to students from government schools and international schools. She also teaches special needs students as well as preschoolers. With her past struggles and experience in learning, she helps students who are facing problems in understanding by providing other methods of explanation. During her free time, she likes to hike, play the piano and sew clothes.
Lily is currently studying law and international relations at the Royal Holloway University of London, with hopes of pursuing a career in this field. She has prior experience in teaching, particularly for the subject of English. Her students range from primary to GCSE. As she has studied English at GCSE and A level, she is aware of the skills that students need to build up for the coming years. She found this to be a very useful tool in giving students a confidence boost when they are studying harder content. She is able to tutor students from different perspectives for them to gain greater insight, create their own interpretations and develop their own writing strategies.
Sonia studies Economics and Management at King’s College London, and she loves all things finance related. During her A Levels, she spent a lot of time tutoring students from Year 7 and above for subjects like Mathematics and Economics. Besides that, she loves volunteering as well. She has experience in fundraising, planning events and even teaching refugee students sports and other skills. Overall, she loves building a healthy and fun relationship with her students as she believes that it has been the biggest contributor to her success at teaching. She believes that learning should be fun, and there is never anything too difficult for students to pick up.
Having been a practitioner within the disciplines of law, communications, discourse, applied linguistics, and education for two decades, Pei Lee’s ethos for education embraces an inter-disciplinary engagement for a meaningful teaching-learning experience. She is a strong proponent for learners to be imbued with the core strengths of logic, reasoning, and critical thinking. She was trained in law (University of London) and education (University of Malaya). Her journey as an educator is perennially motivated with the aim – to spark that epiphany within each of her students. In her spare time, she is an avid pursuer of the arts – music, fiction, creative writing, poetry, and aesthetics.
Yu Han currently works as an in-house strategy manager at a fintech firm in Hong Kong. She holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Prior to this, she completed her SPM with 12A+ and A-Levels at Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar (KTJ) with 4A*, and was awarded "Top in World for A-Level Economics" in 2014 and "Top in Malaysia for AS-Level Economics" in 2013 by CIE. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder.
Salman is currently studying for a Masters in Advanced Computer Science at the University of Oxford. Previously, he was at King’s College London where he graduated with First Class Honours in Mathematics. Before university, Salman attended Kolej MARA Banting where he scored 44 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB), achieving the top 1% in the May 2018 cohort globally. He also scored a perfect 20 points for the Mathematics HL Internal Assessment. Salman has 4 years of experience tutoring Mathematics HL to IB students. His philosophy is that mathematics is not just numbers and equations but rather an effective language for problem-solving. In his free time, he loves to code almost anything and play table tennis.
Adreena obtained her MEng degree in Civil and Structural Engineering from The University of Sheffield. She was active in various extra-curricular activities during her 4 years abroad. She became the Welfare Officer of a Malaysian student association in Sheffield and organized many social/cultural events. She was elected as the International Engineering Ambassador for Sheffield's Department of Engineering. She enjoys socialising, painting, baking, embroidery and constantly finds new hobbies to take up. She believes that all students are unique. It's the responsibility of teachers to assist each student in developing their own potential and learning styles. She also believes that teaching through hands-on activities, classroom discussion, and the use of humor will prompt students to think creatively and explore their natural curiosity.
Shannen obtained her MEng master degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Bath, where she graduated with a First Class Honours in 2020. While a student, she was the campus ambassador for Young Malaysia Engineer in University of Bath. At the undergraduate level, Shannen focused on process simulation and energy optimisation. She has work experience in the Engineering and Digitalisation field in the United Kingdom, Singapore and Malaysia. Shannen tutored students aged from 9-17 years old looking to pursue their education at top UK high schools/universities. She provide tailor made approaches to the needs of individual students, guiding them to achieve their academic (subject tutoring) and non-academic (i.e. summer volunteer work, sport team etc) goals. Shannen is fluent in speaking and writing English and Mandarin.
Jin Tik is currently an economist at a global investment bank in Singapore, with prior work stints at Khazanah and KWAP, the sovereign fund and public pension fund of Malaysia. He attended Stanford University on a Khazanah scholarship, and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Economics in 2012. During his undergraduate career in the US, Jin Tik was involved in several volunteer teaching programs (e.g. mentor kids in underprivileged communities, train English teachers in China). He has also recently served as an alumni interviewer for Stanford undergraduate admissions. When it comes to the US college application process, he firmly believes in early preparation as it takes time for the student to construct a narrative that best reflects his or her abilities and personality.
Jish received a full scholarship to read Jurisprudence at Merton College, University of Oxford, from which he graduated in 2015, winning prizes for best first and second year law student at Merton. For the past six years, Jish has been a solicitor at a global white-shoe law firm, prior to a planned return to Malaysia in 2022. Jish had counselled students in their applications to Oxford and law firms, and been involved in various charities to teach under-privileged kids. He believes that students should be supported in finding a balanced and sustainable approach to academics. Ultimately he believes that learning how to think critically and to ask the right questions are far more important than being taught the subject itself.
Alysha graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Economics and Anthropology (Hons) from the University of Pennsylvania. During her time at university, Alysha was the recipient of two undergraduate research grants, where she conducted independent ethnographic fieldwork on racial ontologies and identity in Malaysia. Alysha believes strongly in access to education for all and combatting education inequality. She has helped aspiring students navigate the US college application process and provided guidance on US application essay writing through CollegeLAH and Project Access on a volunteer basis since 2020. In her spare time, she enjoys swing dancing, and exploring art exhibitions and museums.
Jia Zheng is currently a second-year Engineer at Trinity College, University of Cambridge and a recipient of the Cambridge Trust Scholarship. He was awarded Top in Malaysia in A2 Chemistry and A2 Mathematics, as well as a Top in the World for AS Mathematics. He is in contact with the Cambridge Admission Team which aims to always provide the latest information to all prospective students. In 2021, he initiated the Cambridge Malaysian Bridging Fund in hopes to encourage more Malaysians to apply to Cambridge by covering their application costs and providing support. He believes that having confidence in oneself is key to persevere through hardship, and having a mentor will help instil confidence and to thrive during challenging times.
Yen Min is currently a 2nd-year student at the University of Cambridge, studying English. In 2019, she was awarded the Reach for the Stars scholarship to complete her A-Levels at Alice Smith School, and attained all A*s for A-Levels. Passionate about creative writing and journalism, she held the post of Theatre and Culture Editor at the Cambridge Tab Newspaper, and is now actively involved in writing for the Varsity Newspaper as well. With 2+ years of experience in tutoring primary and secondary students, Yen Min believes in the importance of adapting her teaching style to accommodate a diverse range of student needs, and firmly values positive reinforcement and critical thinking when teaching English.
Michael Lee is a Computer Science student at the University of Cambridge. He sat for International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme examinations and achieved a perfect score of 45. Since then, he’s tutored IB students and coached a debate team. He’s also helped peers and juniors with university admissions advice. He is a Senior Editor for the Singapore Policy Journal at the Harvard Kennedy School. He believes that university admissions is a game of chance. His main aim is to work with the student, as a team, to shape genuine interest in a field of study and point these passions in the right direction. He wants to shape students into someone deserving of admissions into their desired course.
Alistair attended the Alice Smith School for his A levels and IGCSEs and received academic scholarship to study his chosen university degree. He holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol; received with First Class Honours. He has helped some applicants in their university admissions and others in their professional career applications. In his free time, he enjoys reading and playing golf. He believes that the best way for students to mature and develop, is to build upon fundamental understanding and passion for learning rather than teaching the typical “how-to’s” in academics.
Hilary graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2020, where she read Geography and Management Studies at both the Department of Geography as well as Cambridge Judge Business School for her undergraduate degree. In university, Hilary was an active member of the Cambridge University Malaysian Society and Project Access Singapore, where she had opportunities to mentor aspiring university students and present at university outreach programmes. Prior to university, Hilary was an ASEAN Scholar (funded by Singapore's MOE) in Singapore, where she received 8As for her Singapore GCE A Levels exam.
Rohan has a first-class degree in English Literature from Cambridge University and a Masters with distinction in Linguistics from Oxford University. As an undergraduate, he had three broad areas of interest: Chaucer, the Victorians and the English novel in the 20th century. At the postgraduate level, his main focus was on child language acquisition. He has been working as an English tutor in Malaysia for the past 10 years and continues to be passionate about bringing out the best in his students. His students have gone on to Ivy League colleges in the US and to top Russell Group universities in the UK. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the piano; he is a Fellow of the London College of Music in piano performance.