My name is Victor Lin and I graduated from Melbourne Grammar School in 2013 with a perfect ATAR of 99.95. I am currently studying the Doctor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne, having completed a Bachelor of Biomedicine as a Chancellor's Scholar at the University of Melbourne in 2016. I have been tutoring Maths Methods (CAS) and Specialist Maths throughout my degree. In 2020, I will again be offering tuition in the subjects of Maths Methods (CAS) and Specialist Maths.
During VCE, I achieved a raw study score of 50 and a Premier's Award in Maths Methods (CAS), a raw study score of 46 in Specialist Maths, and First Class Honours in UMEP Mathematics, with a mark of 99. I also received a number of awards, scholarships, and prizes during my time in high school, including:
• Australian Student Prize (2014), awarded annually by the Department of Education to the top 500 year 12 students in Australia
• Melbourne National Scholarship (2013), awarded annually by the University of Melbourne to year 12 students with tertiary entrance scores of 99.9 or above
• University of Melbourne Extension Program Prize for Academic Excellence in Mathematics (2013), awarded annually by the University of Melbourne to the highest achieving student in Extension Program Mathematics
• Premier’s VCE Award for Mathematical Methods (CAS) (2013), awarded annually by the Department of Education to the top 5 Mathematical Methods (CAS) students in the state of Victoria
• Monash University Prize for Academic Excellence (2012), awarded annually by Monash University to the Year 11 student deemed the most outstanding from an academic perspective
My philosophy is that maths should not so much be learned as discovered. Many of the theorems featured in VCE maths can in fact be proven using results and techniques introduced at the start of high school. As a tutor, my aim will be to build in students an understanding of maths from first principles, so that it becomes clear to them how VCE maths ties in with the mathematical knowledge gained in previous years. Only then will maths become, for students, less of a chore, and more of an adventure, an experience not to be dreaded, but to be savoured. Moreover, I will introduce to students a range of study techniques, which I myself employed, to ensure that they are well-positioned to achieve the highest score they can possibly achieve.