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Shaun C
Tutor in Swiss Cottage, North West London

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£40.00 / hour

Full-time tutor able to teach students of all abilities

I am a full-time professional biology tutor and have recently taught as a supply biology teacher at the independent North London Collegiate School, as well as state school The Astley Cooper School (Hemel Hempstead).

I have been teaching biology to A level, IB and GSCE students since 2007. I graduated from Imperial College London with a BSc (Hons) in Biology and also have an MSc (Environmental Management) from the National University of Singapore. In addition, I was also previously a full-time lecturer in biological and environmental sciences at Republic Polytechnic, Singapore. As such, I have strong content knowledge, am patient and able to tutor students of all academic abilities – whether from top schools or repeating their examinations as private candidates. I am able to succinctly explain topics which students typically find challenging such as meiosis, random segregation, independent assortment of alleles, oxidative phosphorylation, Calvin cycle, photophosphorylation etc. In addition, I have my own resources which I can share with students.

I am also available for short assignments (test/exam preparation, last minute assignment deadlines etc.)

Reviews and References

There are 20 reviews or references for Shaun.

Written by Hugo T

The BEST tutor I've ever had

Shaun is an extremely knowledgeable and inspirational tutor. Back then, I was in desperate need of a tutor who could lead a lost student back on track on his studies. Fortunately enough, Shaun was just that very person who helped me all the way, even outside of tuition hours where i could call him for help anytime. I would highly recommond him to anyone who is in need of last minute help or just need some extra help in Biology.
Subject:
Biology
Outcome:
From failing in all my school exams("Ungraded") and being ranked the last 10th percentile in my entire school to getting decent grades for my GCE A Levels
Written by Grace Y

Most effective and inspiring biology tutor

Shaun taught me H2 A level Biology from December 2014 to November 2015. Within a short period of 2 months, I improved significantly from a U to a B, which made me top of the class for biology and placed me at 83rd percentile of Raffles Institution (Junior College) (the best junior college in Singapore). It was a miraculous feat that never could have been achieved without Shaun's clear and concise method of teaching. He focused heavily on answering techniques, yet he never failed to make each lesson interesting with his thought-provoking discussions on the newest scientific discovery. Being highly resourceful, he also provided very comprehensive summaries and practice papers that helped to familiarise me with exam conditions and allowed me to sustain my top performance in Biology throughout the entire year. I fully recommend him for any student, be it a student keen on pursuing biology as a career choice or a student who is just struggling to keep up with the rigorous biology syllabus.
Subject:
Biology
Outcome:
Top in class for Biology for the entire year, expecting an A for H2 A level Biology (results to be released in March)
Written by Marcus T

Tutor reference for Yen Shaun Cheng

Teacher Shaun is an exceptional biology teacher with a penchant for "diffusing"(haha) knowledge to his students. His fun and interactive teaching style serves to reinforce key concepts. Most importantly, he constantly links new concepts to existing ones so that the retention of said knowledge would be prolonged.
Subject:
Biology
Outcome:
He has firmed up my foundation in biology and taught me key concepts that allowed me to achieve an A1 in the 'O' Level singapore examinations in 2014; where only 4 in the school achieved the
Written by Shuang S

The Most Encouraging and Friendliest Tutor You Will Ever Meet

For anyone looking for a Biology tutor, Shaun will be the best choice for you. :)

He is an experienced Biology tutor, who has tutored me for my GCE A Levels.
Initially, I didn't like Biology as much because I thought that the subject was boring and studying for something that I didn't like was too tedious for me. However, throughout the period, Shaun has heightened my interest for Biology and I found myself loving Biology more and more. Studying for that subject became more of a enjoyment rather than a burden to me.

Not only that, Shaun has also taught me many life-skills by sharing short stories and experiences that he went through in his life. This made me learn about many things, not just on Biology, but also about life as a whole. :)

Overall, Shaun is an affable guy and his flexibility in teaching gives him the edge over other tutors. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is in need of a Biology tutor!
Subject:
Biology
Outcome:
From failing in previous school examinations to passing and getting decent grades for preliminary exams nearing the GCE A levels examinations.
Written by Victoria C

Shaun Cheng - My Biology Tutor

Biology has always been a love-hate subject for me; with its demanding content and concise answering requirements. Under Shaun's tutelage for 3 years, he has been extremely meticulous in his explanations of content, as well as helpful in guiding my thought processes and answering techniques. With his advice and correction, I was able to tackle novel and difficult questions posed in the examinations. Shaun makes the subject of Biology fun to study with his clear explanations, and also never fails to clarify any of my questions. He goes out of his way to suggest different methods or means to memorise content-heavy topics, and I found it incredibly useful.
Subject:
Biology
Outcome:
For my O Levels, I achieved a distinction grade (A1) under the tutelage of Shaun. As i'm currently awaiting the results for my A levels, i'm confident that with Shaun's help I would do
Written by Elaine T

Reference

I learnt a lot over the course of 2 years, learning more about the subject matter and how I would apply it in the exams. Learning how to be exam smart is also another major take away. He always takes the extra mile to help out whenever he is free!
Subject:
Biology
Outcome:
Nil
Written by Xinyao N

A teacher you both want and need.

Shaun is an excellent tutor. My biology grades used to fluctuate a lot before until he begun tutoring me. He is a patient, caring and supportive tutor. He never gave up on me and pushed me to be the best I could be at biology. He makes hard concepts easy to understand through clear explanations and makes constant links between concepts to help you remember, relate and gave a more in depth understanding of the topics. It is also a great added bonus that he is a very friendly, committed and patient and would not mind repeating explanations if you did not get it the first time. If I needed to a biology tutor to get me through IB biology HL again, I would not hesitate to get him as my tutor again. Best teacher ever! Thanks for everything Shaun!
Subject:
Biology
Outcome:
An Unsteady 4-5 in Biology HL to a high 6 in the IB exams.
Written by Adarsh B

Mr Shaun - A Bio Beast

I have to say that Mr Shaun is an excellent tutor. He makes the lessons seem very lively and engaging for the student. It's very easy to understand what he says, as he is able to take complex information and help break it down into smaller pieces for the student to learn. This really helps with contextual information, creating a solid base for knowledge to later be supplemented - which is very essential for subjects such as biology.

Additionally, there are a lot of usage of diagrams which again help condense the information we are required to know, into an easy-to-understand format which can be simply memorized.

He also carries with him sample questions dating back to even 10 years before, and this helps lessons as students can employ their theoretical knowledge into questions and make sure they can answer it. As an IB student, Mr Shaun had a lot of questions to give, ranging from multiple choice to data analysis to essay questions, all provided with a mark scheme. This helped me learn how to answer the questions, taking into account things such as key words and presentation of the answer.
Subject:
Biology
Outcome:
With Mr Shaun, I was able to develop my own understanding of biology and score the equivalent of A's in all of my exams. I have greatly benefited from his help and would highly recommend him to a
Written by Clarence C

Excellent tutoring

Shaun taught me H2 biology for the Singapore A levels. During the lecture periods before exams, he'd go through chapters with me in advance to improve my knowledge of thst particular chapter. He helped me to clear my doubts in any topic which I was uncertain about, after the lectures

During periods of revision before exams, I would do tutorials, past year papers s and other school prelim papers, which Shaun would tirelessly work to mark each and every paper. Then on the weekends, he would go through with me my mistakes and provide methods to prevent making the same mistakes again

Shaun also allowed a very flexible schedule. This allowed me to finish more papers for him to grade, as well as give me more time to focus on other subjects when needed, or for covurricular activities.

Shaun pooled resources from all his students by sharing prelim papers,lecture notes and other cheat sheets from his various students, allowing all of us to benefit from each other's study materials. It came in both hardcopy and softcopy, and really helped me in improving my grades with all the insights from other schools, as well as the extra practice
Subject:
Biology
Outcome:
Grades improved from C/D to expected A/B
Written by Tanvi A

IB Biology - Reference

Initially, IB Biology was a subject I found overwhelming because of the amount of content that had to be grasped. After Shaun Sir's tutoring, I not only found the subject easy to understand, but I also became immensely interested in it. He would skilfully condense information into the most relevant points that were required from an exam perspective. His guidance on exam technique and revision tips during the final stages of my preparation for my exam were invaluable, as it enabled me to understand the way in which questions should be answered.

However, his teaching went well beyond the objective of doing well in exams; he would illustrate each of his points with real-life examples that allowed me to see the relevance of the material I was learning. His patience and commitment towards teaching is evident in the way he addresses the individual needs of each student and tries to build upon weak areas. I will always be grateful to him for making by IB Biology journey such a memorable one!
Subject:
Biology
Outcome:
I received a 7 in my final IB Biology exams (May 2014) and gained admission to a medical school of my choice!
Written by Jesher H

Tuition for Biology

Shaun's knowledge in Biology is very in depth. I would highly recommend him as he was helping my son in the advanced level of biology where none of the tutors i find where able to .
Subject:
Biology
Outcome:
My son passed his Advanced Placement Biology with a score of 4 and did well for the school's exam
Written by Francesca P

Subject:
Biology (A-Level)
Written by Yuxiang L

Excellent biology teacher

Mr Cheng is an patient and understanding teacher who never fails to clarify my questions and explain concepts throughly, he introduces new and effective study techniques and emphasizes on regular practice tuned to the students needs.
Subject:
Biology
Outcome:
Thought the short 1 year plus, Shaun has helped me achieve regular improvements and consistent good results in my class tests and examinations, helping me obtain an A grade in biology for Cambridge A
Written by Anne F

Help with biology coursework

My son is retaking some of his Biology A levels and having left school last June, needed some guidance and motivation to re-write his biology coursework. Despite a very short deadline, Shaun helped him choose a subject and find sources of information, and gave him precise guidelines on how to use this information and put his coursework together. Shaun is incredibly dedicated, patient and friendly and has really inspired my son. I would definitely recommend him as a biology tutor.
Subject:
Biology (AS)
Outcome:
N/A yet
Written by Linda B

Very impressive

My daughter was enthused from the start and can't wait for the next lesson
Subject:
Biology (GCSE)
Written by Paula M

Subject:
Biology (A-Level)
Written by Linda B

Excellent tutor

Our daughter has become enthused with her science due to the patient way Shaun teaches
Subject:
Biology (GCSE)
Outcome:
Much more confidence in taking her GCSE
Written by Stephanie M

Great tutor

Really good at explaining and identifying issues and solving them.
Subject:
Biology (A-Level)
Outcome:
Anticipating seeing him again in a few weeks!
Written by Ella K

Subject:
Biology (A-Level)
Written by Xuan Y

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Education and Qualifications

Shaun's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
Imperial College London
Degree
Biology
Grade
2nd
Institution
National University of Singapore
Degree
MSc (Environmental Management)
Grade
4.03/5.00

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