Melvin Teo

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JC Biology
Fun, Supportive, SLAY
My Experience/Achievements:
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Former tutor at The Learning Lab for 3 years
  • Previous Teaching Assistant at PJC
  • NUS Bachelors in Science (Major in Life Science specializing in Biomedical Science) with Distinction
About Me:

I’ve always had a passion for Biology as a subject filled with so much wonder - from the basic understanding of concepts to the application thereafter to various unique contexts in the current biomedical field. That aside, I love being able to connect with students - understanding their struggles, injecting passion, and breaking down difficult concepts into a subject that is fun to learn! Being a tutor at Zenith gives me that platform to support them in any way I can in their endeavors as they strive for their grades!

My students describe me as:

My students say that I’m “SLAY”! Lessons with me are always fun and interactive, even as I’m managing the learning pace of the class. I’m the most energetic and enthusiastic teacher you’ll find, and that’s always keeping my students awake in class! My students also appreciate the use of acronyms and analogies (and maybe some dances) to make them understand concepts better!

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What our students say

"I joined Zenith in J2 and it truly helped me tremendously in gaining a better understanding of my subjects! I was really confused on what I was doing wrong in my Biology throughout J1, but since joining, Zenith has equipped me with the proper exam skills to understand the questions. Melvin is really interesting and helped me understand mistakes and improve on my exam skills. He took a further step to help me 1 on 1 during consultations and this allowed me to rectify my mistakes more easily. The dedication he showed was like no other, they even extended their weekends and even late nights for both physical and online consults which were something that aided me tremendously during the busy As period. Melvin not only helped me with my Biology, but supported me through the stressful periods, which motivated me to persevere till the end!"

- Kshami, VJC, Class of 2023

"I feel that the most exceptional thing about Zenith is how passionate and helpful the teachers are. They always encourage questions to be asked
and are more than willing to spend their time helping people outside of class. The fun personalities of the teachers also brings much-needed life to the classroom, making each and every lesson engaging and pleasant.
The lesson content is also fantastic. Notes are concise and emphasise key points and practice questions often test common pitfalls and give more exposure to students on how to answer questions, thus reinforcing their knowledge and increasing their confidence.
This was especially helpful to me because while I had the requisite knowledge, I often lost marks due to poorly written answers.
With the help of my teachers I was able to improve my Bio grade to an A and I would highly recommend them to everyone in need
of academic assistance!"

- Jayden Khor, RJC, Class of 2023

"Bio had never been the subject I felt most confident in – I failed and dropped Bio in upper sec but still decided to study it in JC. There were many times when I felt disadvantaged compared to my peers who had scored well in Bio in secondary school. I was extremely unconfident in Bio and felt very anxious, especially leading up to A levels in J2. I started attending bio classes in zenith with Melvin and it was TRANSFORMATIVE!! Melvin is an incredible tutor who never failed to make lessons engaging and the content palatable through goofy acronyms and lots of charisma. I found myself looking forward to every class because it gave me a chance to review concepts taught in school, practise many A level and prelim questions, figure out which pieces of content were crucial to understand and have lots of fun. Melvin always welcomes questions, even at the end of class or over text, and would constantly push me to deliver my highest standard. Zenith also taught not just content, but also the skills needed to answer different question types. This was especially useful for paper 3, which emphasises data processing rather than hardcore memorisation. The numerous additional classes leading up to A levels where I got to practise prelim questions from the current year helped greatly in refining my answering techniques and highlighted the core ideas that schools were predicting for A levels. When it was time to sit for A levels, I no longer felt like an imposter among all the other Bio students in the hall. I knew that Melvin had taught me all the content and skills needed, and I sat for the exam with confidence. I am very grateful for the wonderful material offered and to be taught by an amazing teacher who made a subject I feared so much become one that I still enjoy now. Thank you Zenith and thank you Melvin :)"

- Ernest Tan, HCI, Class of 2023

"Zenith Biology was a very successful biology tuition which helped me improve my bio. I recalled that in JC 1, my bio was one of my weaker topics. My peers performed far better than I did, and I recall being really depressed and lacking confidence. My decision to seek assistance came soon after, and I subsequently joined Zenith. From then on, things looked a lot better. My biology tutor, Melvin, was the most amazing and friendliest person I have ever met! His sense of humor is excellent, and he adds a lot of fun and interest to the lesson. He is incredibly kind and accommodating, therefore I have never once felt ashamed or reluctant to ask him anything. Furthermore, compared to school notes, Zenith's notes are far more concise and understandable, making them much simpler to memorize. Additionally, they offer original and powerful mnemonics to help memorize difficult information—pretty helpful for a topic like bio that has a lot of stuff. My bio improved to the point that I was the mid-years class topper in less than a year! Melvin in particular, without Zenith, this would not have been possible! I heartily urge everyone to enroll in his program, where the material is interesting and entertaining in addition to being helpful."

- Stefanie, NYJC, Class of 2023

"I really enjoyed Melvin’s lessons 🤗 He is very nice, friendly and approachable and makes classes interesting and fun! 😁 Also tells us what is important in the exams and key points to take note that i find very useful. He is very slay and helped me get my bio A 🫰🫰🫰"

- Anna Yu, NJC, Class of 2023

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