Jihoon K.

University: Oxford

Degree Subject: Mathematics

Location: Oxford

Teaching Subjects:
Mathematics: Oxbridge Admissions Test, Oxbridge Interview, University Q&A, Personal Statement
A-Level: Mathematics
IB (HL): Further mathematics, Mathematics
IB (SL): Mathematics

Favourite interview question

"For any regular even polygon, suppose there is a point p inside the polygon not on any of the main diagonals. For each corner, join the corner to point p and continue the line until it touches the edge on the other side. Prove that there exists an edge which intersects at least 2 lines."

About Myself

Hey! My name is Jihoon Kang, a current 4th year undergrad studying mathematics at Oxford. I can offer help with Oxbridge mock interviews, MAT exams personal statements, and generally any questions you may have. I took the IB diploma, achieving 7s in Maths, Further Maths and Chemistry at higher level, with an overall score of 41. However, I have experience teaching A level maths too, having taught C1 to C4, as well as M1. I also achieved 7 A*s at GCSE, so hopefully I could be an effective tutor for you.

I am available to tutor most of the time, provided that they are online tutorials. I can use Skype, Wechat, and many other chat applications, so feel free to use whatever you want. Whilst for A levels I may not be able to effectively teach mechanics (except M1) - IB never taught me this! - I can cover almost every topic in mathematics, having covered most of them during IB!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me and I will try my best to reply as soon as possible!

Tutoring Approach

My approach varies from candidate to candidate. Some candidates would prefer to discuss in extra detail the topics in question, whilst some candidates would rather focus on exam techniques. In most cases, I adapt to the needs of the candidate to make their experience enjoyable and useful.

Teaching Experience

1. Tutoring scheme in sixth form, teaching maths to younger students in school (11-16 yr olds)
2. Tutoring fellow IB students HL mathematics informally (over Skype)
3. Volunteering tutoring work In South Korea, teaching a few students from a number of different schools for free (IB and A level maths)
4. A tutor in a tutoring organisation in South Korea, teaching students between the ages of 9 to 18 for 8 weeks.
5. Mock interviews with Gurume

Extracurricular Interests

I am a passionate volleyball player; I used to play for the University of Birmingham before coming to Oxford. I also do shooting at the rifle club, acting, playing the piano, and eating lots and lots of food!

Diana X.


I had sessions with Jihoon focusing on mock interviews.

For students who have a particular interest in maths and are looking for help for Oxbridge application, Jihoon is no doubt a perfect teacher!

His questions resemble interview questions and, more importantly, are also of great fun. He has a huge collection of all interesting questions which makes me amazed. What’s more, Jihoon is also good at understanding my thoughts and guiding me towards the correct direction with hints when I struggle. His passion for maths is more than obvious, and all of these make our discussion about maths questions very enjoyable.

What’s more, Jihoon is not only a good teacher but also a nice person and a good friend. He helped me a lot in maths as well as in other respects of my application and has really made a big difference to it.

Thank you sooo much!