I love the environment of Talent 100! It is much more than a general tutoring business, it offers excellent resources and facilitates friendliness between students and staff. The opportunity to personally engage with the students and pass on my own experiences will be highly gratifying.
A graduate of Knox Grammar School, where he was the dux of his year, Michael is currently studying a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) and Doctor of Medicine at the University of Sydney. Apart from sporting a perfect ATAR, he has accumulated a raft of academic accolades. He was the recipient of an academic scholarship at Knox as well as receiving an award for Outstanding Service to the School. He was also the National Champion in the Da Vinci Decathlon competition in 2013, as well as the runner up in the International Championships in 2013. Despite his extraordinary intellect, Michael has his flaws, "I have really poor depth perception so doors are my worst enemy".
Michael's tips for success in the HSC? "Have a planned timeline of what you want to study that is tailored to when you are most attentive", and remember to "have balance, keep up extracurricular activities as you should aim to impress in many domains and more importantly, you need breaks".
- Talent 100 Mentor
- Michael Liu
- Learning Centre
- School Attended
- Knox Grammar School
- Bachelor of Science (Adv.) and Doctor of Medicine at the University of Sydney
- 3rd in State for Chemistry, Dux of the School (Knox Grammar School), Academic Scholarship recipient, Outstanding Service to the School (Senior) Award, Da Vinci Decathlon National Champion 2013, International Runners‑up 2013.
My top 5 study tips
1A schedule that you are comfortable with. Have a planned timeline of what you want to study that is tailored to when you are most attentive.
2Use the Syllabus! This should guide how you structure your notes, how you practise questions and how you can predict what will be in your HSC.
3Have balance, keep up extracurricular activities as you should aim to impress in many domains and more importantly, you need breaks.
4Use your peers and teachers! By peer marking you not only strengthen your cohort but develop knowledge and perhaps perspectives on topics.
5Talk to past HSC students - like Talent 100 Mentors! Their experiences and tips can be unique and make you stand out in the HSC.