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- B.Sc. in Chemistry at 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
- More than 5-year teaching experience in tutoring Chemistry in IB, GCE, (I)GCSE, SAT and AP.
- More than 9 year teaching experience in tutoring Chemistry at school and tuition centres
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.
CANA's consultant team consists of graduates and students from Oxbridge, I think that the team is very reliable, trustworthy and supportive. The consultants organised the tutorial timetable nicely, helping me to avoid procrastination and make me feel well prepared before the interview. Apart from technical support, CANA consultants also gave me invaluable encouragement during the application process.
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.
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.
CANA gave me direction in my application process. They provided many resources that helped me understand the complex US admissions process and gave me insight into how university admissions officers would see my application.
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.
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Cana’s services have helped me realize my dream of getting into medical school. The tutors have given me confidence and courage to fulfill my own potential in a time of uncertainty and nervousness. They have given me knowledge that extends beyond my academic career, I have also gained friendships through Cana’s overwhelming hospitality.
OUR SUCCESS STORIES
Averager IBDP Score
50% scored over 40/45
27% scored over 43/45
Obtained A/A* in IGCSE
Obtained A/A* in GCE
Average Improvement in ACT Composite Score
Scored 700+ in SAT Math
Scored 660+ in SAT Reading/Writing
Oxbridge Law Success