Meet the Team: Lina
Name: Lina Zhou
High school: Caringbah High School
HSC subjects: English Advanced, Mathematics Ext 1 & Ext 2, Chemistry, Business Studies
Currently studying: Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts at UNSW (2nd year)
Role at EIM: I am the co-editor of the HSC101 videos and I help with back-office shenanigans.
Advice: Don’t feel too pressured by others’ expectations because at the end of the day, if you’re trying your hardest and you’re satisfied by your own efforts, that’s all that matters.
What made you want to work at EIM?
EIM is legit a second home to me. I used to come here everyday after school to study or to chill but mostly study lol. Eventually I became so used to the everyday shenanigans that I really grew to appreciate and love what this place stood for. Even though I wasn’t sure how much I could contribute back – in terms of being able to teach content – I was still eager to try. And voila here I am working amongst a group of wonderful and talented people, day in and day out.
Describe yourself in 3 words
Slow, gullible, potato.
What was your favourite subject to learn in high school and why?
If I were to choose a favourite subject it would definitely be maths and all its extensions lol. No surprises there. Generally it would be because I was good at it; well better at it than my other subjects. At school, my teacher was very chill (Mr Laurendet, to those who may know him) and learning the content was basically free reign. Also the people with whom I was surrounded by when learning maths were among the best company I know (both at school and EIM). So you could argue that I only enjoyed maths because of the people I was with at the time but I did thoroughly enjoy the satisfaction of being able to complete proofs and difficult questions.
There are two types of people in this world. What are the two types?
Those who set a million alarms to wake up and those that set only one. I am definitely the former.
What are you most grateful for?
If I were to answer this truthfully, I’m afraid there is no one thing that I am MOST grateful for. I’m grateful for a lot of things and these include; the health of my friends and family, being in the company of such great friends, and of course, not being allergic to any foods so I can eat to my heart’s content (which is a lot lol).
If you could speak another language, what would it be?
I know this is gonna sound really basic but I really do wish that I could speak Chinese (mandarin). Ever since I was wee child, I’ve never been to any weekend Chinese school of any sort. So I’ve always been lacking in being able to speak Chinese, especially when those Chinese ladies stop you on the street and ask you about something. But alas, gone will be the days that I glare at my friends for help as this year I’ve decided that I will major in Chinese studies. So now I am currently learning how to read, write, speak, and all that jazz and I’m not as uncultured anymore 😀
Behind the scenes at EIM, we have an incredible team of people who strive to help you do the best you can. We hope this blog series helped you get to know all the people who contribute to the amazing learning experience for every student who walks through our doors. Check out all of our other posts if you haven’t already!