Meet Your Talent 100 Mentor: Shirley Chen

Meet Your Talent 100 Mentor: Shirley Chen

Here at Talent we’ve amassed a variety of Mentors which have taught and encouraged our students throughout the years – guiding them through high school and the HSC.

We call our teachers and tutors ‘Mentors’ because they deliver more than simply theory. Talent 100 Mentors are all outstanding achievers, but it’s their passion for teaching and mentoring which matters most. Whilst an exceptional academic record is a must, our Mentors are also chosen for their ability to work with students of all levels and provide the pastoral guidance for future success.

Not only do we want to give thanks to these Mentors who have enriched the lives of many at Talent, but want to share their unique personalities and passions while also inspiring the next generation of high school students to strive for their best.


Shirley Chen



Alma Mater: 

James Ruse Agricultural High School


Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Sydney


9th in the State for Physics

AJ Gilmore Prize for Physics (2016)

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Subjects taught at Talent:

Preliminary and HSC Biology

Shirley’s Top 5 Study Tips:

Never get discouraged by a couple of bad results. It is never too late to turn things around as long as you learn from your mistakes and keep trying.

Practising with past exam questions is extremely useful and often helps more than simply memorising your notes.

Study groups are a great way to revise. Don’t hesitate to ask your friends and peers about their opinions and to learn from them. In turn, explaining your answers to others also helps consolidate your own knowledge.

Make your notes according to the syllabus! This way you will be confident that you have covered everything!

Eliminate distractions! It is important to keep your notes and your desk neat in order to make your study efficient. A short concentrated block of study is always better than studying for hours while distracted by your laptop or phone.

Click here to view our Talent 100 timetables for Term 4, and enrol in Shirley’s Biology classes at our Epping Learning Centre.

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