Bob Chen


Physics, Chemistry Head Teacher


Iโ€™m not smart.

I was never smart.

I didnโ€™t get into James Ruse on my first try. I transferred from Normanhurst Boys, in Year 9 2016. For my first exam at James Ruse, I got 42%. By the end of Year 10, I was in the bottom 35% of my cohort for Science.


But in Year 12 I got:

  • 99.85 ATAR
  • State rank in Physics (7th in NSW)
  • 1st in Year 12 Physics James Ruse
  • 1st in Year 11 Physics James Ruse
  • 3rd in Year 12 Chemistry James Ruse
  • USYD, UNSW Medicine Offer


I transformed the way I studied. I no longer memorised facts. I no longer made notes. I applied research and developed an effective method of learning and practicing that I teach (more below). Itโ€™s not easy. But it can systematically help you achieve beyond your best. You donโ€™t need to be smart to achieve a Band 6. I believe everyone can get 90+ (Band 6) and even state rank if they follow my technique closely.


After high school, I went on to study Medicine at Griffith University from 2020-2021, achieving a Bachelor’s of Medical Science with Distinction, GPA 6.91/7. After achieving a 99th percentile mark in GAMSAT in 2021, I transferred to University of Sydney Medicine starting 2022, which is where I am studying now.



  • 98/100 in HSC Physics
  • 97/100 in HSC Chemistry
  • 95 in 4U Maths
  • 96 in 3U Maths
  • 94 in English Advanced
  • Full marks in all Yr12 & 11 Depth Studies for Physics
  • Full marks in all Yr12 & 11 Depth Studies for Chemistry
  • 3020 UCAT (94th Percentile)
  • 2nd in Asia for Yau Science Award 2021

My System

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Teaching differently

I learn and teach physics using the Why Why Why method. It gives much deeper understanding than at school.

This ensures that students can answer even the hardest questions in the exam.

Individual attention

I’ll spend time with you, and give extra resources until you feel confident. Also, ask me questions anytime, even out of class hours!
It’s the attention of a James Ruse state ranker private tutor, at a much lower price.
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Exam Style Practice and Feedback

I give exam style questions for homework every week. This means you continuously get chances to practice.

Critically, I will review your response. No other tutor does this in Sydney. I provide feedback on how to make your โ€œExplainโ€ a full marker.


My method has worked on students too!

  • Michelle Oh, 2021 Meriden Dux, got a 99.95, 98 in Chem, 96 in Phys, with 2 state ranks. Currently studying USYD Medicine
  • Jade Yang from Meriden moved from 49% in Year 11 Exams to 91 in HSC Chemistry.
  • Eric Vuong, from James Ruse, currently doing UNSW Medicine, went from 74 before trials to 95 after using my method. It wasnโ€™t easy. But after applying my method for 5 months, he saw impressive results.


You can too. Enrol today to achieve beyond your current best โ€“ everyone can get a 90%+.

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you need to state rank.

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