The MG Circular- October 2020

THE MG CIRCULAR – October 2020 

The ideal plan for your ideal future 

Study the past if you want to define the future.


Applying to university can be one of the most daunting and stressful experiences of your life. We know – we’ve lived through it both personally and vicariously.

From choosing the right courses, to editing the fifth, sixth, and seventh copies of your personal statement, to the agony of waiting to find out if you get accepted anywhere – it’s no wonder we’ve seen students develop grey hairs during this period. Then you get called in for an interview and just dissolve into a jittery pool of anxiety.

One of our past students William Bognier (pictured above) aged 62 years during his uni apps. 
The MG University Application Consultation Program is the holistic answer to guide you through each step of the university application process from beginning to end.

Each student will be designated a seasoned tutor/consultant from their university of choice, who will be in charge of running the program in 3 stages:

Stage 1: Personal Statement 

Your consultant will coach you through the formulation of your personal statement, identifying key strengths and weaknesses. This is an important step in crafting your individual story and presenting yourself in the best light for your application.

Your personal statement will undergo at least three revisions with your consultant.

Stage 2: Pre-interview Diagnostics

Your consultant will identify vital soft skills or personality traits that interviewers like to see for your respective field. For example, while social skills are not a crucial requirement for engineering students, having the ability to clearly and concisely articulate your thoughts would most certainly be looked upon highly.

Stage 3: Interview Drilling Sessions 

As MG has access to a wealth of information from expert advisors and past applicants, we know exactly what kind of students universities are looking for.

This stage will be dedicated to practicing interview skills based on a database of previous interview questions and brain teasers. The questions will be dissected and you will learn how to answer them succinctly and judiciously. Practice written questions will also be given.

You will be provided with continuous guidance and feedback at every stage of the program, which will hone your capacity to perform at your best for the real thing.

To book a place in the MG University Application Consultation Program, please get in touch with us by calling +852 5598 1833 or sending an email to


The instrument to your IB Music success
IB Music isn’t a traditionally ‘tutor-able’ subject like you would expect with Maths or Science, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t help. Our resident musician Cyril provides interactive lessons to demystify the subject and guide you through both the IB Standard Level and Higher Level Music curricula.

If you are a prospective IB Music student but are still unsure about your choice, click the button below to see Cyril’s answers to frequently asked questions about the subject.

Click here
After all, who wouldn’t want lessons from this diva?


We’ve seen some truly terrifying file organization systems in the past; from misnamed folders and misplaced files to atrociously cluttered desktops. We cannot overstate the importance of staying organized in your academic success, so let us help you save time and avoid stress throughout the school year by using MG’s F.A.R.T.S. (Filing Assistance Regimental Timesaving System). To download a copy:

1. Click the button below to take you to the F.A.R.T.S. file on Google Drive.

2. Click ‘Download All’ in the top right corner.

3. Extract F.A.R.T.S. to an easily accessible place on your computer, e.g. the Documents folder or your Desktop.

Happy F.A.R.T.S.!



At MG, we celebrate excellence. Although scoring 98% on a test is absolutely an excellent result, we don’t just draw the line at academic results. Tutor or tutee, excellence comes in many different forms for us, whether it be an outstanding work ethic, the ability to make others smile or just being authentic and unique.

Our spotlight for this month features the MG icon himself: Angus Yam!

MG will not confirm nor deny any ghost stories involving Angus.
*Any reference to violence in the passage below is purely for satirical purposes and does not reflect the reality of our work culture whatsoever. 

On the day that MG was founded, young insurance salesman Angus Yam was sitting in his 2′ x 4′ cubicle brooding over the impossible sales targets that his plump, sweaty boss had set for him. He knew something had to change.

Then, it was as if a switch inside him had flipped – there was no turning back. Angus marched over to his boss’s corner office and booted the door open. It splintered into a thousand pieces as it collided with an adjacent trophy cabinet.


His berating was interrupted by a thunderous slap across the face which catapulted him across the room. Angus slammed his resignation letter onto the glass desk with a resounding crack, fracturing it beyond repair. At the bottom written clearly in red, size-72 font were the words:


“Hope your insurance covers that,” Angus jabbed as he sauntered out of the room, “my kids – they need me.”

Today, Angus is nothing short of an exceptional tutor, with level 6 being the minimum result of his IB Biology and Chemistry students. He employs a ‘teaching through joy’ approach and you can usually tell that he’s at the MG office if you hear endless laughter echoing throughout the corridors. Students can rest assured knowing that he has put his violent tendencies behind him, although if anybody wants to test that theory – please get in touch.

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