Medical Interview Tutor
Mr Firnaaz Mohideen offers first hand advice for applying to Medicine at the University of Cambridge. He is currently in the top 5% of his class in Medicine at St John’s College, University of Cambridge, where he is also a Supervisor, leading small-group supervisions and tutorials for first and second year medical students. Firnaaz has been consulting with students as they plan their personal statements and prepare for their interviews. His students have a very high success rate when applying to Cambridge or Oxford.
Principal Interview Tutor
Mr Don Ho is the Principal of International Scholars Tuition School and has been helping many Hong Kong students improve their confidence and skills as they prepare for their UK and USA boarding school interviews. In a typical interview skills lesson, Don tutors students on how to best prepare comprehensive answers that highlight their academic and extracurricular achievements. Don also helps students build their confidence by focusing on soft people skills, such as handshaking and making eye contact during mock-interviews.
Many students have also requested cross-cultural lessons to help them adapt to student life outside of Hong Kong. In these cross-cultural lessons, the topics usually include History, Geography, Government Systems, and the Current Affairs of the UK or the USA. Another popular cross-cultural lesson involves the differences in etiquette, manners and language between the USA or the UK and Hong Kong. Some of Don’s students study at Deerfield Academy, Lawrenceville School, St. Paul’s School, and Linden Hall in the USA; Harrow School, Tonbridge School, and Sevenoaks School in the UK; and German Swiss International School GSIS in Hong Kong. Don tutors English Literature, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Economics, and Business.
Senior Interview Tutor
Mr Calvin Chan earned his Bachelor of Mathematics at Imperial College London and his Master of Science in Mathematics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Both of the programs have difficult mathematical interview questions that require analytical reasoning and ‘out of the box’ thinking. Calvin has been tutoring Maths at IST since 2009.
Mr Ian Thomas is a retired Hong Kong Magistrate. Mr Thomas has law degrees from Queen Mary and HKU. Ian is our Law interview specialist, and is also experienced in Economics, Politics, Philosophy, and History. He has an outstanding record helping his law school applicants prepare for their UCAS application and interviews. As well, Ian tutors English Literature, History, Economics, Politics, Ethics, and Law.