OliviaChemistry / Theory of Knowledge Book a lesson with Olivia
Available Location : Sheung Wan Branch & Shek Mun Branch
- B.Sc. (Hons) in Environmental Science from University of Toronto
- Full scholarship from the UT Foundation
- Top graduate of the Department of Physical Science
- Attended Li Po Chun United World College of H.K
- Attained 41/45 in the IB Diploma
- Experienced in tutoring Chemistry and Biology for various curricula including IB, GCE, and GCSE
Olivia graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.Sc (Hons) in Environmental Science. From a young age she understood the importance of making good choices. The decisions she made during her education in particular opened up many possibilities for her. Upon the completion of the HKCEE, she transferred to Li Po Chun United World College of H.K. for an international education. Though the transition was tough, the two-year experience was an eye-opener. She learned the importance of critical thinking and developed a deep appreciation of the value of knowledge and global perspective. Her drive for academic excellence empowered Olivia to attain 41/45 in the IB Diploma, receive the Dr. Cheng Yu Tung U of T Scholarship, and complete her undergraduate study as the top graduate in her department.
After working in the environmental sector for two years Olivia met Joyce. Joyce’s vision to start an education institution that allows more people to benefit from an international education sparked the same passion in her heart. Olivia believes that every student is different and attempts to tailor her teaching approach to maximize their learning.
To her, education at CANA is relational. It is about walking with the students. It is also about sharing the burden with the parents. Over the years, she has listened to many troubled parents as a friend and has been able to relieve part of their stress through her knowledge of the curricula and teaching experience. Olivia expects all the teachers at CANA to have the same attitude towards their students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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