James Liu

  • 99% in Chemistry
  • 1st in Sydney Grammar Chemistry Exam
  • 99% in Maths Ext 1 (2nd Overall)
  • 97% in Physics (2nd in Exam)


  • Sydney Grammar Graduate
  • 99.85 ATAR
  • Chemistry: 99 (Rank 1st)
  • Physics: 97 (Rank 5th)
  • Maths Extension 1: 99 (Rank 2nd)
  • Maths Extension 2: 96 (Rank 3rd)
  • International Chemistry Olympiad 2023 Bronze Medal

About Me

Hey! I’m James, a recent graduate from Sydney Grammar School with an ATAR of 99.85, a UCAT score of 3400/3600, with full marks (900/900) in VR, and a Bronze Medal at the International Chemistry Olympiad.

But whilst that’s great and all, how does that help you?

Well, it might surprise you to learn that I didn’t put too much time into school chemistry (90% English), yet still managed to rank 2 in my school. What carried me through was the strong chemical intuition I had managed to develop through my Olympiad studies, and which now, I wish to pass on to you.

The Method:

People often say that chemistry is a lot of rote learning, and well, it is. But identifying underlying patterns, and going for knowledge that is just a little bit more advanced than the syllabus can reduce your workload, and make chemistry actually interesting.

In my classes, I shall:

  • Comprehensively go through syllabus points
  • Establish an overall framework to bind together various topic points
  • Use practice questions and real world examples to allow students to smoothly implement their framework

On a more mechanical level, send as many emails to me as you want about anything! I am passionate to help all my students succeed. I will also be happy to review assignments, and offer any tips for your assessments.

So, if you think I’m the right tutor for you, sign right up!