# Our Team

### Bob Chen

Director
State Rank Physics 2019
1st in Ruse Phys
3rd in Ruse Chem

Bob is a James Ruse graduate who came out with amazing HSC results. He started private tutoring afterwards and now has extensive tutoring experience. He started tutorgum in 2020 to bring his knowledge in cracking hard Physics and Chemistry exams questions to even more students.He emphasises the importance of mental effort in learning and incorporates this into his materials.

Learn more about Bob ### Johnny Tran

5th in James Ruse Physics
99.50

I graduated from James Ruse , coming 5th in Physics and 9th in Chemistry, with a ATAR of 99.50 and UCAT of 95th percentile. This has helped me get into USYD Med.I focus on developing a deep conceptual understanding for students. This is through carefully planned lessons and also 1-1 attention when I notice students struggling. I will improve your knowledge and exam technique and give you extra help if you need it. You can feel free to ask me any question, any time - including outside of class!

Learn More about Johnny ### Peter Chen

Maths Adv State Rank 2022
100 in Maths
1st in Normanhurst Boys (Dux)

Hey there, I’m Peter Chen. In 2022, I graduated as the Dux of Normanhurst Boys with an ATAR of 99.75 and a state ranking of 6th in Mathematics Advanced. This year, I will be studying Actuarial Studies and Advanced Maths at UNSW.Let me tell you a story though. In my Year 8 yearly assessments, I scored a devastating 55% and 37% in Maths and Science, which probably placed me in the latter 30 ranks of my grade. However, in year 12, I managed to turn that all around, where I ranked 1st in Mathematics Advanced and Extension 1 and 2nd in Chemistry.

Learn More about Peter ### Eric Qin

State Rank in 3U Maths (99)
98 in 4U Maths

“Hey weren’t you really dumb?”I entered Sydney Boys with a reserve placement of 34, and in year 9 I received an all time low ranking of 198/210. Most of my time was wasted playing video games, watching youtube and voice calling with friends.I finished the HSC with an atar of 99.85, finishing top 10 internally and achieved a state rank mark for chemistry, and received a state rank for mathematics extension 1.

Learn More about Eric ### Sandra He

1st in Meriden 3U Maths
1st in Meriden 4U Maths
1st in Meriden Chemistry
99.80

I graduated from Meriden in 2022, finishing Year 12 ranked 1st at school for Chemistry, Maths Extension 1 and Maths Extension 2. I achieved a 99.8 ATAR with marks of 96 in Chemistry and Maths Extension 2, and 97 in Maths Extension 1.I improved my marks a lot by slowing down, forcing myself to precisely think about how each step or conclusion was connected to the previous one. I strive to teach in the same way, helping you to pinpoint those gaps and fill them in to make sure each concept is solidified.

Learn More about Sandra ### Nathan Nguyen

Chemistry State Rank Mark
4th in James Ruse
99.70

I graduated from James Ruse in 2021, with a 97 in Chemistry - same of that as a state rank, placing me 4th in James Ruse for Chemistry. I got an ATAR of 99.70 and am currently studying UNSW Medicine.I focus on understanding the concept thoroughly. That means no more getting told “just because”! In my lessons, I delve into the “why” behind the content so you can confidently answer HSC-style questions with the bonus help of my own tips and tricks. You'll also get as much 1-1 attention as you need - and I will catch you if you fall. You can feel free to ask me any question, any time - including outside of class!

Learn More about Nathan ### Jun Kim

99.65 Sydney Boys
6th in Ext 1 Maths

Hi, I’m Jun Kim. I graduated in 2022 from Sydney Boys High School with an ATAR of 99.65 and a UCAT score in the 95th percentile. In my school, I ranked top 10 for both Extension 1 and Extension 2 Mathematics. I am currently studying UNSW Medicine.However, in Year 9, I ranked 100th out of 208 people and when I told people that I would be in the top 40 the following year, they laughed and said it couldn’t be done. In Year 12, I ranked 6th in the Trial HSC.

Learn More about Jun ### Niklesh Anantha-Siva

James Ruse Graduate
1st in James Ruse Yr 11 Chemistry
State Rank Mark in 3U Maths (99)
97 in 4U Maths

Hey, I’m Niklesh. I graduated from James Ruse Agriculture High School in 2021 and am currently studying actuarial studies and advanced mathematics in UNSW. I was 1st in James Ruse for Chemistry as well as achieving 100% in the Australasian Problem Solving Mathematical Olympiad. But I wasn’t always doing well.I didn’t actually get into James Ruse on my first try, I only transferred to Ruse in year 9 from Penrith High School. I never understood the fundamentals of maths. Yet fast forward to the end of year 12, I’ve obtained a 99 and 97 for HSC maths extension 1 and extension 2 respectively.

Learn More about Niklesh ### Jonathan Tian

99.00 ATAR
North Sydney Boys

My story is probably the same as you, dear reader. Once an unmotivated and underachieving student, I found myself at the mercy of poor grades during the beginning of my time as a senior (Yr11~), ranking in the bottom half of the grade for maths and bottom for physics.However, upon Yr12 and the HSC looming overhead, with the invaluable assistance I received not only from fellow peers and teachers, I was able to achieve the results I did in what little time I had left.

Learn More about Jonathan ### Jerry Yan

99.60 James Ruse
95 in Physics and Chemistry

Hey, I’m Jerry Yan, a 2021 James Ruse AHS graduate, with an ATAR of 99.60 and achieving a 95 in both Physics and Chemistry.I will be able to share with you the tips and tricks that I have accrued, whether it be concerning exam technique, offering a holistic explanation or summarising the key points to crafting a high scoring long response 6 or 7 mark HSC questions.

Learn More about Jerry ### Frederick Lu

2nd in Ruse Extension 2 Maths
98 in Ext 2 Maths
98 in Ext 1 Maths

By the end of year eight, I was comfortably in the bottom 30% of my James Ruse cohort, with my low of lows coming via a 40% performance in a science exam. I wasn’t just breaking down academically; like many young high schoolers, I was foolishly killing valuable time with video games.But, as year nine rolled around, the tide began to turn. By the end of Year 12 I was 2nd in Ext 2 Maths and achieved a 99.85.

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