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Chemistry Book a lesson with Irene
Available Location : Shek Mun Branch & Fo Tan Branch
  • B.Sc in Chemistry in the Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Grade A in HKCEE Chemistry and Biology
  • Attained a score of 800 in SAT Chemistry and 5 in AP Chemistry
  • Experienced in tutoring Chemistry in IB, GCE, (I)GCSE, SAT and AP

Irene graduated with a BSc in Chemistry at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).Originally pursuing Nursing at CUHK, Irene discovered her passion for teaching after conducting private tuitions and receiving immense satisfaction. She came to realize that teachers play a significant role in guiding her students to achieve their potential. With this passion, she decided to transfer to Chemistry in order to become a Chemistry teacher. At the same time, Irene was active in various activities involving youths, such as organizing youth learning groups in GCyouth.net. In addition, she coordinated two simulation camps for secondary school students on selecting university subjects as well as mental preparation for the release of public examination results. In the process, she sought to develop her understanding of teenage issues in order to help them navigate various psychological and academic obstacles.

Soon after graduation, Irene joined the CANA team. Together with another CANA Chemistry teacher, they published a study guide and workbook for IB Chemistry and created teaching notes for different curriculums. In accordance with CANA’s teaching philosophy, Irene believes that small group settings enable a streamlined teaching method that matches the students’ learning style and individual needs. She also believes that the role of an educator is not only to teach students academic knowledge, but also to train students to explore their own learning methods and attitude.

Currently, Irene is the center manager. In addition to teaching, she manages the daily operation, develops courses, communicates with parents and teachers, and is involved in business development.


The tutor, being a graduate of Law from Cambridge, is very familiar with both legal concepts and the Oxbridge interview style. He is also one of the most articulate, critical and intelligent people I have ever met. During the sessions, he pushed and challenged me with the toughest and most difficult interview scenarios and questions. In many cases, I didn't know how to answer them, but he taught me that the most important focus was the reasoning process, not the answer itself. The training proved to be extremely applicable during my real interview.

Brian Successful applicant to Law at Oxford

The IB was tough and grueling program, but I credit my peers, teachers and the wonderful tutors at Cana for providing a challenging and fulfilling environment for me to learn. Cana tutors are not only knowledgeable in their fields but also approachable; willing and able to answer any questions I had on hand. Overall, I'm really happy with completing the IB and I can definitely say that the feeling of accomplishment after receiving my score made all the hard work worth it.

Eunice Canadian International School, 45/45 in IBDP

Cana teachers are experienced and dedicated – they’d go out of their way to make sure that I am well prepared for tests and assessments. I feel perfectly comfortable asking both difficult and easy questions because my teachers are understanding and accommodating. They answered each question with clarity and patience.

Teddy Li Po Chun United World College, 44/45 in IBDP

I am very impressed with the quality of the tutors. They are able to identify the students’ problem at once, maybe even before the students realize, and are able to deliver suitable and effective measures to help students. A struggling student will improve a lot; a proficient student will be able to further secure their marks. A truly wonderful education centre.

Richard DBS, 44/45 in IBDP

Cana provides valuable advice on college selection which helps my daughter to develop an appropriate college list and find a best fit college. We have a better understanding of the U.S. college admission processes. Cana also provides good guidance in selecting essay topics and approaches which allow Esther to articulate who she is and what matters to her in a genuine and impressive way.

Mrs. Ng Parent of E. Ng from South Island School

I knew I was in safe hands after my very first lesson with my consultant. The reading material provided much inspiration for my personal statement, and I was also pushed to navigate through difficult legal scenarios. Never did I imagine that I could feel so passionately about a subject, and would therefore like to thank “Cana” very, very much.

A.S. Successful applicant to Law at Cambridge