Name: Xie Xiu Jia
Age: 13
Graduating Year: 2014
Years at Tutor Time: 6
Schools attended after Tutor Time: Chinese International School

Tell us a little about yourself
My name is Xiu Jia and I’m from Hong Kong. I’m turning 13 this year. I attended Tutor Time from 6 months to 6 years old and I was mainly at Braemar Hill campus.

When did you graduate from or leave Tutor Time? Which schools did you go to after Tutor Time?
I graduated K3 at Tutor Time in 2014, then I went to CIS (Chinese International School). It’s funny because CIS is right down the road from Tutor Time in Braemar Hill, so I still see it everyday. I remember interviewing for primary school. It was really scary because there were a lot of new students and teachers I had never met before.

What are your hobbies and passions?
I love basketball and volleyball, they are definitely my favorite sports. I’m also a big bookworm and I read almost one book a week. Recently, I’ve picked up playing the piano and I’m really enjoying it so far.

What do you aspire to be in the future?
I don’t really know what I want to do in the future. Sometimes, I think about becoming a professional basketball player but we’ll see. My mom and dad also told me that when I was younger, I used to say that I want to be a photographer or journalist who travels the world. That does sound like a lot of fun because I am interested in writing.

What are some of your proudest achievements?
I think my proudest achievement is definitely being named MVP (most valuable player) on my basketball team. My brother also plays basketball so I’ve always been playing with him since I was small. He teaches me a lot and I think that’s why I got the MVP award. Also, I got a Heads Achievement this year for the first time, which means my grades are higher than the 90th percentile.

What are your fondest memories from Tutor Time?
I loved my teachers! My English and Chinese teachers were always so fun and full of energy. They always gave us really fun activities. I still remember making a giant Christmas tree with my whole class.

Is there anything you want to say to our Tutor Time students and teachers?
I want to say thank you to my teachers because I think that they really helped me enjoy my time at Tutor Time. I always have great memories when I walk past Tutor Time on Braemar Hill.