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Mr. Max is a Hong Kong born Native English Teacher, he graduated from Lingnan University in 2021 majoring in English language and communications. Mr. Max is equipped with 3 years of teaching experience, and loves being around kids. He hopes that all his students can excel and develop love and interest for the English language.
Mr. Shane has lived in Hong Kong for over 20 years. After completing his Bachelor's in International Business, he decided to pursue a career in educating the next generation of future leaders. He hopes to give back to the city that has given him a lot. Shane has a deep passion for sports and regularly plays American Football every weekend.
Ms. Abby is a natural born world traveller! She has been exposed to several cultures after growing up in Dubai, U.A.E and hopes to engage with more Eastern influences here in Hong Kong. She has recently graduated from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, where she studied English and Japanese Culture. In her free time, she likes to take what she’s experienced and create multi/cross-cultural works of fiction. She can’t wait for the wonderful opportunities her students will give her to learn and grow!
Mr. Abraham comes from a small town called Odendaalsrus, in South Africa. He studied at the AAA School of Advertising where he obtained his bachelor's degree in Marketing Communications. Before joining Monkey Tree, Mr. Abraham was traveling the world for twelve years working as a Cabin Crew. He strongly believes that if the classroom environment is supportive, open and communicative, each child will feel safe, secure, special, and appropriately challenged.
Mr. Adam graduated with a bachelor degree of hotel management in South Australia. He then went on to work in various countries within this sector. Two years ago Mr. Adam found his true calling in teaching young learners. He enjoys playing a variety of sports in his free time.
Mr. Adam obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree and his love for children inspired him to complete his teaching certificate through a Cambridge Assessment Centre in South Africa. He is passionate about meeting new people, interacting with different cultures and travelling. He also takes pride in maintaining a lively environment in his presence. Mr. Adam was full of smiles when he was accepted for a teaching position in Hong Kong and can’t wait to interact with his students!
Mr. Adam is from the United States. He received a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and an MBA. Mr. Adam has tutored children in English and other subjects.
Alet Fourie comes from the friendly and sunny South Africa. She decided to come to Hong Kong, to experience the culture, people and food. She's really looking forward to staying in Hong Kong. She also enjoys walking, running, doing fun activities and spending time with her loved ones.
Mr. Alex is from South Africa, where he completed his B.Tech Degree in Photography in Durban. He has a passion for art, design and photography. He enjoys playing multiple sports and being active. Mr. Alex is very excited to learn and enjoy the culture of Hong Kong and to experience this beautiful city.
Mr. Alex is from Swansea in the United Kingdom, where he worked as a solicitor. After the birth of his daughter here in Hong Kong he decided to change his career and completed his TEFL course. He is looking forward to helping his students achieve their full potential!
Mr Alex was born in a military barrack in Germany, where his father was stationed at the time. After obtaining a language degree in Beijing Language & Culture University, Mr Alex furthered his education at Aberystwyth University. Mr Alex really enjoys Chinese culture and has a passion for teaching and mentoring. In his free time, if he is not making music, you will find Mr Alex enjoying local cuisine and exploring historical places in and around Hong Kong.
Mr. Alexwas born and raised all his life in the United States, where he graduated from university with a Bachelor’s in History. He has been teaching ESL for many years to many students in places like the US, China, Thailand and Hong Kong! Alex is always motivated to create an amazing experience and great English lessons for his students!
Mr. Alex is a cheerful teacher from England who has lived in Cameroon and France. He really likes to read books, study and do exercise. He also has been teaching for a few years and speaks about ten languages!
Ms. Alice is from the town of Ipswich, England, and graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in English Literature. During her time at university, she studied abroad in New Zealand and discovered her love for travel. She has combined her experience with tutoring children with her life-long desire to visit Hong Kong to come and work for Monkey Tree. She loves listening to music, reading, and going on walks.
Mr Allan is from the small town of George in South Africa. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Media, Communication and Culture and a TEFL qualification. Mr Allan has a passion for reading, writing and cinema. He is very excited about moving to Hong Kong and cannot wait to begin teaching students and finding fun ways for them to learn and enjoy his lessons.
Ms. Amy is from Dublin, the capital of Ireland. She obtained her bachelor’s degree is General Science and specialized in Chemistry. Ms. Amy loves to travel and try on different cuisines. She enjoys teaching young children and looking forward to join the Monkey Tree team.
Ms. Amy is from Manchester, UK. She got her degree from UWTSD in Ancient History and Archaeology. Ms. Amy likes to spend her free time doing arts and craft and exploring travelling as much as possible, her favorite city is Budapest. Ms. Amy has previously worked in China and Poland and enjoys getting to know all her students at Monkey Tree.
Andrew is new to Hong Kong but loves traveling and learning about different cultures. Andrew's interests are drawing, reading, watching shows, and hiking. Andrew wants to learn as much Cantonese as possible and get to know more about this special city.
Miss Anisha is 22 years old. She has an engineering degree in Aviation. She has completed her TEFL course to begin a new journey as an English teacher. She loves exploring new places and being in nature.
Anjuna is an English Teacher, Illustrator and Animator from England. She loves storytelling, travel, and reading books. She came to Hong Kong to discover more about Asia because she can speak some Japanese and can read Chinese Characters.
Mr. Antony is originally from Dorset in the United Kingdom. He moved to London where he completed his university degree at Thames Valley University. He relocated to Asia in 1992 and has been working in hospitality for five-star luxury hotels in locations such as Malaysia, Thailand, Viêtnam, Shanghai, Macau and Hong Kong. Mr. Antony wants to further his passion for assisting young people to reach their full potential by teaching English and interaction skills.
Ms. Areej was born and raised in Hong Kong. She completed her studies at The Education University of Hong Kong, for Early Childhood Education. Through her studies, she became a certified teacher. She is also certified to teach children with special needs. Ms. Areej loves teaching young children, she is always learning through teaching the children. She is very excited to meet the students of Monkey Tree!
Mr. Kirchner is from Pretoria, South Africa and obtained his Honors degree in Graphic Design at the North-West University. He's creative by nature and always seeks new ways to make learning fun. His passion for art and helping others excel in life is what led him to Monkey Tree. He built up experience working with various age groups as a facilitator hosting camps for team building, leadership and sporting events.
Ms. Ashlee is from Stellenbosch, South Africa. After receiving her Bachelor's degree International Studies in 2020, she completed her TEFL course a year later. Ms. Ashlee enjoys visiting parks, going on mild hikes and playing her saxophone and piano. She is excited to see what the future holds.
Mr. Ashley is from Swansea, Wales in the United Kingdom. He graduated university in the UK with his studies primarily focussing on Psychology. Mr. Ashley loves to travel and explore other cultures. In his free time, he likes to stay active by training martial arts, climbing and hiking. Mr. Ashley has come to Hong Kong to experience the culture and to further develop as a teacher.
Mr. Benjamin is from Texas, USA where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington. He worked as an accountant for six years in different industries including a local municipality, a regional not for profit hospital, and a building materials supply company before deciding to complete a TEFL course in order to take a gap year to experience life outside of the US. He looks forward to experiencing life and culture in Hong Kong as well as in Monkey Tree.
Mr. Benson came from Canada, ge has accrued both experience in education and working life with a balance of Western and Eastern culture. With the University of British Columbia as the foundation of his studies and experience working in Real Estate, Media and Education. With an open-minded approach, he aims to act as a road-map to educational growth and beyond.
Mr. Brian grew up in Southern California. Before coming to Hong Kong, he spent 2 years teaching in Shenzhen. Mr. Brian loves the outdoors and sports, especially rugby!
Ms. Bruna is from Brazil but has been living in China since 2016. She completed her bachelor's degree in International Chinese Language Education in Macao in 2020. With a genuine appreciation for education, Ms. Bruna hopes to acquire even more experience in teaching in Hong Kong. She also hopes to make a positive impact on her students by creating a fun and interactive classroom, where her students can grow personally and academically.
Ms. Cara is from Cape Town, South Africa. She completed a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Business Marketing. Cara enjoys the outdoors and is passionate about helping others. She looks forward to bringing excitement and passion to the classroom.
Mr Francois is from Durban, South Africa. He graduated with his degree in psychology and communication science. He is a sporty individual who has represented his country for ice hockey from a very young age and has been involved in coaching kids for many years. Mr Francois always holds a big smile and this positive attitude is reflected in his work. He finds true satisfaction in helping others and looks forward to helping kids progress.
Mrs Carla is from Cape Town South Africa. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Drama and Theatre Studies at Stellenbosch University. After completing her degree, she managed an aftercare whilst completing her TEFL. She loves singing, making music and all things creative. She also loves teaching English and cannot wait to meet you!
Philip Carstens is 40 years old and comes from Centurion South Africa. His hobbies and interests are playing tennis, hiking and reading books. He decided to come to Hong Kong to experience the culture and delectable cuisine. His passion is to teach and make a difference in children's lives.
Ms Catherine is a friendly 25 years old teacher from Johannesburg, South Africa. Ms Catherine attended the University of Pretoria and completed her undergraduate and postgraduate degree in Visual Studies. She loves to travel and have always wished to experience different cultures. This encouraged her to become TEFL qualified, allowing her the incredible opportunity of exploring Hong Kong whilst teaching English.
Mr. Charl is from South Africa. He has previously been a volunteer teacher for special needs children at public schools. He has also been a supplementary tutor for university students. After graduating with a degree in psychology and sociology, he decided to focus on teaching English as a second language to young students.
Ms. Charlotte is from the UK. She studied Psychology and Criminal Behavior at the University of Bedfordshire, completing her TEFL shortly afterwards. In her free time, Ms. Charlotte loves swimming, badminton, and rewatching Disney films.
Ms. Chelsea studied a bachelor’s degree in Sociology in the United States. She worked at an ESL learning center near her while studying in university. She is passionate about showing young students that language learning can be fun and rewarding. She strongly believes that her friendly and realistic approach will allow students to feel comfortable and have fun while learning naturally.
Ms Lily is from Manchester, United Kingdom. She graduated with a degree in Business Management and has a TEFL certificate. Ms Lily is passionate about teaching English and she is looking forward to creating an enjoyable environment for her students. This will be her second year of teaching English to young learners in Hong Kong. Her hobbies include reading, shopping, and traveling. Ms Lily is looking forward to a great year at Monkey Tree.
Ms Christine is an energetic teacher who comes from South Africa. She has a master’s degree in Biological Sciences and has come to Hong Kong to teach English to learners at Monkey Tree. Both Ms. Christine's mom and sister are teachers in South Africa and in the Netherlands. Ms. Christine enjoys teaching children and loves to encourage learners by making lessons fun. By making lessons fun, Ms. Christine believes the child's memory of the lesson content is improved.
Mr. Chun is from Manchester in the United Kingdom. He studied art and design at the University of Worcester. Mr. Chun had been teaching project-based learning as well as English in Beijing for 5 years before relocating to Hong Kong, where he's looking forward to meeting his new friends at Monkey Tree!
Mr. Derek is from the city of Toronto in Canada. He obtained a Bachelor's in English and has a strong passion for passing down knowledge to the next generation. Mr. Derek likes to spend his free time shooting photos and reading books about social science and psychology.
Born in East London, Ms Cindy grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. After graduating from Stellenbosch University and working in the media industry, she found herself returning to her passion for languages. Here, in Macau, she enjoys imparting knowledge and teaching English to children. In her free time, if she’s not looking for new coffee shops/restaurants to try then she’s exploring the historical places within the three islands.
Mr. Connor is from the greater Los Angeles region. He has an academic background in Political Science and has experience volunteering in his community. He has family in Hong Kong and a passion to explore and meet new people from all corners of the world.
Ms Nella was born and raised in a small town call Middleburg, Mpumalanga in South Africa. She graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2017 having obtained a degree in Elementary Education. She had also completed her TESOL certificate in 2017 at a Thailand academy call Xplore Asia. Since then, she has been working abroad, teaching and creating English programs in her previous school based in Thailand from 2017-2018, moving to Macau in 2019. In her free time, she enjoys water sports, hiking and socializing with her friends.
Miss Courtney is 25 years old and comes from sunny South Africa. She studied a degree in film and loves all things creative. She has many pets and would like to own an animal sanctuary one day.
Mr. Dale is from Durban, South Africa. After completing his BA degree in Creative Writing, he decided to complete a TEFL course in order to embark on a new journey in which he could be immersed in different cultures while helping others along the way. Mr. Dale loves sport and adventure and can often be found playing golf, hiking or exploring everything that nature has to offer.
Mr. Daniel is from the UK. He has been living in Hong Kong for three years now. He has a kind heart and is very passionate about educating children. He is a singer, songwriter and loves helping children become more confident. He enjoys hiking and doing outdoor activities. Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Mr. Daniel worked in playgroups and nurseries in England.
For four years, Danielle worked for a nonprofit that helps refugees living in Canada. She moved to Hong Kong to learn how it feels to live in a country with a different culture and language. Danielle has a bachelor’s degree in English and a TEFL diploma. In her spare time, she loves reading and hiking.
Danika is a 31-year-old woman. She was born and raised in Gauteng, South Africa. She completed her degree in Human Movement Science at the University of the Free State. After which she completed her Tefl course in order to teach English. She has a firm belief in God. She enjoys being around good, positive people, and in her free time she enjoys being in the outdoors, doing weight training, and spending time with her friends and family. She has a pet rabbit called Fudge, whom she loves and adores.
Ms. Zhang, from Qujing in Yunnan, attained Mandarin certificate, has a rich experience in dubbing. She is cheerful, humorous, and she is good at getting along with children.
Ms. Zhang (Mandarin)
Mr. Darren is an Environmental and Water Science graduate from Cape Town, South Africa. After completing his degree, he obtained his TEFL certificate and he worked as a teacher’s assistant at a local primary school. He enjoys spending most of his free time outside, either on the beach or in the mountains. Mr. Darren enjoys staying active. Surfing, skateboarding, tennis and soccer are a few of the sports he enjoys. He hopes to join a local soccer club in Hong Kong
Mr. Darryn is from South Africa where he completed a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of South Africa. After working in the aviation and boiler industries, he decided to pursue a career in teaching. He completed his TEFL course and looks forward to studying further in the field of education. He is excited to be teaching in Hong Kong and cannot wait to explore! Mr. Darryn enjoys travelling and loves all kinds of sports and music.
Mr. David is from Bristol, England. He studied a Business Management degree at the University of the West of England. Mr. David has travelled extensively since, including volunteering spells with a disaster response NGO in The Philippines, and most recently teaching English to children. He has a passion for adventure and mountain trekking, and je completed an expedition to Himalayan mountain range, successfully completing a traverse of Thorong-La, the highest mountain pass in the world!
Mr Dave is from the United Kingdom. His background is in journalism. Fun fact: he once met the Queen. He enjoys self-improvement and this was part of his motivation for moving away. He is passionate about fitness, travel, history and socialising. He hopes to inspire others, and in future to write a book!
Mr. Damon is from Pretoria, South Africa. He has a Bachelor's degree in Motion Picture Medium. After teaching in Japan, he hopes to now explore Hong Kong and learn more about its language and culture. As a teacher, he loves to see children improve their English and deeply values helping them achieve their goals.
Declan is an energetic and charismatic teacher who enjoys working with students of all ages. With interests in music and performative arts, Declan ensures that his students are always learning in a productive manner while also having fun in the classroom.
Ms. Denise studied a bachelor of science in Interior Design where she led a team to transform a multi-functional space for young children with special needs in the Philippines and is enthusiastic about teaching and helping the youth. Ms. Denise is fond of drawing and painting nature related elements in her pastime. With her good-natured demeanour, she looks forward to setting creative language learning experiences at Monkey Tree.
Ms Denise is originally from a small town outside Port Elizabeth in South Africa. She studied psychology and has a passion for working with young children. She is a hardworking and dedicated person and gives her all to her learners. She has worked as an online English teacher and after that she has taught at a school in South Africa.
Denise is from Johannesburg, South Africa. She studied Animal Health at the University of South Africa. She enjoys languages and teaching and has taught Ballroom Dancing for 10 years.
Mr. Deon is from Cape Town, South Africa. He obtained a Bachelor Degree of Commerce in Business Marketing in 2021 and completed his TEFL soon after. Mr Deon loves nature, going camping and hiking. He looks forward to bringing the same passion to teaching at Monkey Tree!
Mr. Donald is from South Africa and studied Investment Management at the University of Pretoria. He enjoys the outdoors and can’t wait to go on hikes in Hong Kong. He loves sports, especially playing and watching football. He cannot wait to see what Hong Kong has to offer and go on this journey with Monkey Tree.
Mr. Dylan was born and raised in South Africa. He obtained a Bachelor of Education degree, majoring in English and History, while working as a residential tutor and sports coach at a top South African private school. He taught History at secondary school level before deciding to come to Hong Kong to begin a new adventure and continue pursuing his passion for teaching.
Mr. Ed is from South Africa. He studied Psychology and Anthropology at Rhodes University in Grahamstown and has been teaching for a year. Mr. Ed enjoys playing sport and he is super excited to be teaching at Monkey Tree in Hong Kong.
Ms. Elaine finished her bachelor's degree in English Education with Honors in the Philippines, and not long after, she acquired her TESOL and CTEYL certifications. Currently, she is in the process of writing her master's degree thesis in English and Applied Linguistics. Her interests include cooking and spending time with nature. Ms. Elaine strongly believes that her creative and friendly approach to teaching the English language will allow students to have a learning environment that is comfortable and enjoyable.
Ms. Roseanne is from Pretoria, South Africa. She graduated from the University of South Africa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology Counselling. She has a passion for education and making an impact on the lives of her students. Ms. Roseanne enjoys outdoor adventures, reading, and being with friends and family. Ms. Roseanne is excited to teach and explore Hong Kong!
Ms. Elzahn is from Bloemfontein, South Africa. She obtained her degree from the University of the Free State. She loves taking care of and working with animals, especially dogs. For the past year she has been engaging with children at a daycare where she has spent time playing and educating young children. She is looking forward to having fun and teaching students.
Miss Emily is from Bath in the United Kingdom and has a degree in English Literature. She is excited to explore beautiful Hong Kong! She especially loves animals, books and exploring nature.
Mr Enslin is from cape town South Africa. He studied in Durban at UKZN where he obtained a bachelor's degree in BCom supply chain and economics. He is also a professional shower singer. He likes reading poetry and occasionally embarrasses the poetry world with his own poems. Lastly, he is looking forward to his time here at Monkey tree and influencing the children's mind in a positive manner.
Mr. EJ is from South Africa. He loves playing sports like rugby and enjoys taking walks in nature. Mr. EJ is thrilled to be in Hong Kong and even more so to be teaching here.
Ms. Fazile is from Russia. Before starting her teaching career, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in English Literature. She began her career in China, then continued in Vietnam and recently has moved to explore Hong Kong. Ms. Fazile is looking forward to meeting and teaching her students at Monkey Tree!
Mr. Ferdi is from South Africa and has a degree in politics and law. He is energetic and loves working with children of all ages. He loves spending time outdoors and going on hikes. He has experience teaching online and is looking forward to his time at Monkey Tree.
Mr. Francis is from a small old city called Canterbury in the southeast of the United Kingdom. He has a background in language education, having worked with asylum seekers in the UK with no prior experience of English. He has always had a passion for the learning and acquisition of languages.
Mr. Dominic is from Toronto, Canada. He has an honor’s bachelor’s degree in Sociology from York University and received his TEFL credentials at the University of Toronto. Passionate about teaching, Mr. Dominic values the importance of education for the next generation as he strives to provide excellent learning opportunities for his students at Monkey Tree.
Ms. Gabrielle studied International Hospitality Management at Bournemouth University, and later went on to work in Banquet and Human Resources departments in a five-star hotel. She loves interacting with others and has a great passion for teaching. She hopes to create a lively, positive and happy atmosphere for her students.
Ms. Gail is a teacher from Johannesburg, South Africa. She graduated from the University of South Africa with her Honours in Education and has since completed her TEFL qualification. Ms. Gail is looking forward to helping her students succeed at Monkey Tree. She is excited about living in Hong Kong and experiencing all it has to offer.
Gar is from the UK. He has a degree in BIT and a TEFL qualification. In his free time, he enjoys activities such as cycling, running, swimming, hiking, reading and listening to podcasts. He is looking forward to working together and improve the understanding of his students in regards to the English language.
Mr. George is a South African born English teacher. He obtained his Law degree and his Master of Laws degree from the University of South Africa. Before joining Monkey Tree, Mr. George worked as a legal analyst and English teacher to students of other languages in Thailand. Mr. George really enjoys working with his students and using effective teaching methods to assist them in achieving their best effort. Through an open environment, that is supportive and communicative, he believes young learners will benefit the most from their lessons.
Ms. Courtney is from Durban, South Africa. She completed her postgraduate degree in Commerce and then found her way to teaching soon after. She is proud to be a part of Monkey Tree and believes that knowledge is power. Her passions include educating young minds and nurturing their love for the English language. She keeps her classes engaging and motivating with tons of fun activities.
Ms. Simone obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree in Durban, South Africa, She obtained her TEFL certification soon after. She has experienced working with young learners and considers it her biggest passion. She believes in making learning fun and interactive. She puts a lot of effort into creating a comfortable and welcoming environment in which to learn and develop a love for the English language.
Mr Matthew comes from Cape Town, South Africa. He studied Film and Video Production and has worked as a Video Editor, Content Producer and Director for Lifestyle Television. Last year, Mr Matthew completed a degree in Photography and his TEFL training. He is excited to be living in Hong Kong and looks forward to helping all his students reach their full potential.
Mr Gui was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro. He obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Social Communication and lived in different countries, including France, Norway and Chile. He has nearly eight years of experience working with diplomacy and business promotion. In 2016, Mr Gui moved to Beijing to learn Chinese and to work as an English teacher. Mr. Gui is not only passionate about teaching, but he also loves learning new languages. He can speak six different languages and intends to keep learning more.
Mr. Pedro obtained a bachelor’s degree in jazz drums in Portugal and a master´s degree at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. The extensive amount of time devoted to the study of languages led him to become fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish. After having taught drums for more than 10 years, Mr. Pedro decided to expand his teaching skills by becoming certified in teaching English to speakers of other languages (CertTESOL) at English for Asia in Hong Kong
Mr Han is from France. Following his passion for the outdoors he completed his degree in Adventure and Outdoors management in Southampton Solent University, UK. With a genuine appreciation for education, he completed his TEFL course to teach English as a second language. He hopes to help young ones learn English just as he had learnt when he was younger.
Ms. Heaven is from Chicago, Illinois, USA. She obtained a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature and Sociology before continuing to study Sociology during her Master's program. Ms. Heaven enjoys reading, crafts and anime. She is very excited to see all of what Hong Kong has to offer!
Henry is 24 years old and was born in England but has spent the majority of his life in Scotland where he got his degree in marketing. He later decided that a career in business wasn't for him so applied to Monkey Tree to pursue a career in teaching.
Ms. Denise is from the South of Africa. Her first degree is in Human Science and her honours in Management and Development. She has a great love for all children and believe that the emotional and cognitive development of children is of vital importance for the betterment of the world. She would like to further develop her passion for teaching in Hong Kong.
Ms Hufsah is from Hong Kong and graduated from The Chinese university of Hong Kong with a Bachelor’s of Science. Ms Hufsah has a passion for teaching and has taught kids of all ages. Ms Hufsah loves the outdoors and enjoys hiking in her free time.
Mr. Hugo is from Devon, United Kingdom. He has a degree in Geology from the University of Plymouth. He completed his TEFL qualification. He has a passion for the outdoors and outdoors activities which he hopes to continue while living in Hong Kong.
Ms. Humna was born and raised in Pakistan. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. With an interest in developmental psychology, she opted for teaching younger kids and help them in personal, social, and emotional growth along with the academic growth.
Mr. Humphrey was born and raised in Hong Kong. He attended university in Australia and obtained a degree in Commerce. He hopes to do a Masters of Education to further improve his teaching skills, and can’t wait to meet and interact with all of his students at Monkey Tree!
Jakki is from Miami, USA. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in Environmental Policy. She previously worked in politics before moving to Taiwan to teach English at an elementary school. Jakki loves to travel and is a language learner, spending her free time practicing Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, and Arabic.
Mr. JT is from Groblersdal, South Africa. He obtained a Bachelors in Law in 2019 and completed his TEFL soon after that with the intent of working abroad. Mr. JT loves being outdoors and doing thing like hiking and camping. He is also very fond of martial arts. He looks forward to bringing his experience and passion to the classroom!
Ms. Deep was born and raised in Hong Kong. She studied early childhood education, loves teaching children and inspiring them. She likes to make her class fun and engaging for students. In her free time, she loves reading books.
Mr Jason is from South African and has obtained a law degree from the University of Johannesburg. Mr Jason is a driven and passionate individual who loves interacting with young children. After obtaining his Tefl certificate Mr Jason is looking forward to the new challenge which awaits him in Hong Kong and at Monkey Tree. Mr Jason loves the outdoors and partaking in various sporting activities in his spare time.
Miss Karen is from Toronto, Canada. She holds a bachelor's degree in both Psychology and Criminology from the University of Toronto. She has more than 250 hours of training in teaching English to non-native speakers. During her free time, she likes to explore the city and meet new friends.
Joana Soares is of American / Portuguese descent and raised in Macau. She holds a TEFL certificate and obtained her Bachelor's degree in English Communications from the University of Macau. She is Fluent in 4 languages and also enjoys music and photography.
Miss Jodie is from South Africa. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Studies and Business French at the University of Cape Town. Miss Jodie is looking forward to exploring the local culture here in Hong Kong. In her free time, she enjoys Taekwondo and training.
Mr Janlu comes from Vredendal, South Africa. He obtained a bachelors degree of Commerce in Economics and International Trade in 2020, and completed his TEFL in 2021. He likes all kinds of sports and wants to share his knowledge with the younger generation.
Mr. John finished his Bachelor’s Degree at the City University of Hong Kong. He enjoys playing and watching rugby, going for hikes, and having a good conversation. John is excited to help his students build strong language skills, and develop good self-confidence.
Mr Jonathan is from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. He obtained a TEFL/TESOL certification in 2014 and Bachelor of Education Degree (B. Ed) in 2020. He has travelled and worked in the USA and China. Mr. Jonathan loves sport and adventure. As much as he enjoys teaching and sharing his knowledge, he is also passionate about learning from others and learning and growing from his experiences.
Mr Jordan comes to us from Dallas, Texas USA. He has previously taught English in Yokohama, Japan and he enjoys teaching kids all about the English language. In his free time, Mr Jordan enjoys traveling, going to concerts and sporting events, and playing drums. Mr Jordan is happy, excited and optimistic about the future.
Mr. Joe is from Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. He graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Media Studies. After completing a TEFL course, he moved to Hong Kong where he taught in kindergartens for 3 years. He gained further experience while teaching at an English academy in Seoul, South Korea for 1 year.
Mr. Josh studied a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and history at Rhodes University. He completed his TEFL certificate and went on to be a private tutor for a year in English and History at a local high school. He enjoys travelling, reading and hiking in his spare time. Teaching is his passion and he takes pride in helping students improve.
Mr. Julian is an adventurous South African that has lived in multiple different countries and traveled all over the world. He loves to keep fit, stay healthy and loves sports but also enjoys the indoors, such as playing with video games and watching TV shows.
Mr Justin is from Ballito - a coastal town in KZN, South Africa. He has a Bachelor’s of Commerce majoring in digital marketing and management sciences, he also achieved distinction in completing his international TEFL course. His greatest passions in life are to surf, travel, and help others. Justin has a newfound love for teaching and being able to empower others to speak the English language. He is super energetic and loads of fun to have as a teacher.
Miss. Joyce is from Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom. She graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a Bachelor's of Science degree in buying & merchandising. She has a positive personality. Miss. Joyce loves rewatching Marvel movies and exploring arts and culture.
Kagiso Mojalefa is a passionate teacher with a bachelor's degree in Information Management obtained from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He also has a 120 hours TEFL certificate. Kagiso is a very enthusiastic and goal driven individual with the positive passion for educating people from different ages and cultures. His hobbies include playing chess, swimming and participating variety of sports.
Ms Karen was born and raised in Scotland. She has a bachelors degree in Business and Management and TEFL certification including specialising in teaching young learners. She loves children and has a passion for teaching. She has a lot of experience as she worked in many learning centres in Hong Kong. She has also worked in the United States and volunteered at a disabled children's home in Nepal. She loves reading and exercising in her free time. She has been to over 30 different countries and counting!
Miss Sherry was born in Tasmania, Australia. She graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Arts as well as from Central Queensland University with a Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning. Miss Sherry loves to sew and cross-stitch in her spare time. She also loves reading and playing with her pets.
Mr. Keegan comes from Cape Town, South Africa. He moved to Beijing where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Mr. Keegan worked in Beijing for three years before coming to Hong Kong. He has experience working with different age groups and is very passionate and cheerful when it comes to teaching.
Mr. Keeran was born in East London, South Africa but was raised in Johannesburg. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree majoring in Psychology and Criminology in 2017 and has recently graduated with a post graduate Honor’s degree in Applied Psychology. He is passionate about education, sports, outdoor activities and cooking. He is excited about his new journey with Monkey Tree and is looking forward to all Hong Kong has to offer.
Ms. Kelsey is from the United States. She graduated with a Theatre degree and previously worked in professional theaters in Michigan and Florida. This is her first teaching job, and she is excited to help students learn to express themselves in multiple languages.
Mr. Kieran studied psychology and education at Nottingham Trent University. Prior to moving to Hong Kong, he worked in a nursery in the UK and a summer camp in America as a windsurfing counsellor/lifeguard. He loves to travel and enjoys learning about different cultures.
Mr. Kenny grew up in USA. He studied cultural studies in Humboldt State University. In his spare time, he likes to go hiking and play basketball. He wants to travel around the world and learn more languages.
Ms. Kirstin was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa and studied at the University of the Western Cape. Her eagerness to travel and growing passion for teaching encouraged her to complete her TEFL course. She has a love for sports, sightseeing, eating good food and meeting new people.
Ms. Kristie is twenty-five-year-old from Cambridge, England. She studied animation at Sheffield Hallam University and graduated in 2016. Ms. Kristie has moved to Hong Kong to explore the culture and travel more.
Mr. Kyle attended Varsity College in South Africa, where he obtained a bachelor’s in Motion Picture Media and specialized in animation. He then focused his energy on completing his TEFL Certificate and was offered his current position at Monkey Tree, Hong Kong.
Ms. Lakeesia studied at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and obtained a Bachelor of Social Science, with majors in Management and Psychology. She always dreamt of traveling; she is looking forward to exploring the great Hong Kong whilst teaching English. She enjoys scrap-booking and crafts.
Miss Lauren is from Auckland, New Zealand. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in politics and criminology at the University of Auckland. Miss Lauren then continued her studies and received her Honours degree in criminology. In her free time, Miss Lauren enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her family and friends.
Lazelle is a friendly and fun teacher with a teaching degree from Stellenbosch University South Africa. Lazelle also obtained a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and an Honours degree in English Studies. Lazelle is excited to further develop her passion for teaching here in Hong Kong. In her free time, she loves listening to music and reading.
Originating from sunny South Africa, Mr. Liam holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree specialising in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. In his spare time, he enjoys immersing himself in nature and travelling around the world, experiencing its many diverse cultures. With his passion for life-long learning, he looks forward to being able to empower students with language learning at Monkey Tree!
Mr. Liam is from Ontario in Canada. He has a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature and a TEFL certificate. Mr. Liam has been tutoring students of all ages in English since 2020. Besides teaching, he also loves playing the flute, singing folk songs and telling stories.
Mr. Liam is BA social sciences graduate with majors in psychology and sociology. He is an enthusiastic and patient English teacher who loves creating a fun and interactive space for his students to learn in. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking many different dishes from around the world and enjoys playing soccer.
Mr. Lihle Nkula, better known as Mr. Li is from South Africa. He completed his undergraduate qualification in a bachelor of commerce majoring in financial management. Mr. Li then worked for Price Waterhouse & Coopers for 3 years, upon which he completed his TEFL course and moved to Hong Kong. Mr. Li is an eager teacher who brings a vibrant energy. His goal is to make sure all his students achieve their desired goals and progress through to their next classes. Outside of the classroom Mr. Li also plans on exploring Hong Kong and its cultural differences.
Mr. Lihle Nkula
Ms. Loretta is from Hong Kong and studied a Bachelor of Arts in Women Gender Studies and Food Ftudies at the University of Toronto. She has been teaching young kids phonics during summer and she is very passionate about it. In her spare time, Ms. Loretta enjoys hiking, dancing, and exploring new cafes in Hong Kong.
Ms. Loryn is from a city called Port Elizabeth in South Africa. She has obtained a degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology as well as a TEFL certificate. She has been teaching kids of all ages for five years and aims make English a fun educational experience.
Ms. Louise is from South Africa. She completed her degree in Political Science at the North-West University. She has a fondness for children and wants to contribute to their lives by teaching. Ms Louise also loves the outdoors and hopes to explore much of what Hong Kong has to offer.
Ms Luren comes from sunny South Africa and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources and Industrial Psychology. She decided to take on a new challenge and is really enjoying everything Hong Kong has to offer. Ms. Luren loves coffee, great food and spending time with friends. She used to do Rowing in school and still loves being outdoors. Her favorite place is being out in the bushveld seeing wild animals roaming free. Ms Luren has a passion for helping others and is looking forward to helping children reach their own goals.
Before joining Monkey Tree, Man was a research associate who graduated from the University of Leeds. In his spare time, he enjoys painting and learning new recipes to cook. To keep fit, he practices martial arts like Muay Thai and Judo. He started this journey because he loves teaching and wants to learn more about the culture in Hong Kong.
Mr. Stephen is from New Jersey, USA. He received a degree in English from Northeastern University in the city of Boston. After doing educational work as a tutor and in museums, he gained a passion for teaching and decided to get a TEFL certificate and take that passion abroad to Hong Kong. When not at work, Mr. Stephen can often be found reading, writing, playing games, watching basketball, visiting museums, or enjoying the natural world
Ms Mari is from Pretoria, South Africa. She obtained a be a fine arts degree in 2021 and completed her TEFL soon after. She enjoys being creative and wants to share that with the students. Ms Mari has a passion for children and would love to see her students develop and grow.
Miss Maria was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. She holds a bachelor's degree specializing in Interior Design and loves listening to music, discovering new places, and traveling the world. Miss Maria's goal is to create a fun environment for young children to learn English and to be their number one supporter in helping them achieve their goals. Miss Maria has always been young at heart and full of energy and she cannot wait to meet all her students.
Miss Regina is from Canada and has a degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Toronto. Her passions for teaching and traveling have brought her to Hong Kong for a new adventure. In her free time, she enjoys baking and printmaking.
Ms. Martie is a positive and vibrant Flemish woman from Belgium. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Communication Management and Real Estate, she traveled around Australia and Canada to eventually settle down in Amsterdam. One of her passions has always been teaching, so in 2020 she decided to change careers, get a TEFL certification and become an ESL teacher. In free time, you can find her either hiking in nature or strolling around downtown drinking some coffee.
Mr. Martin obtained a bachelor's degree in Fashion Design in South Africa before becoming a lecturer (teacher). He has worked (as a fashion stylist) in New York, Paris, and all over the African continent. He has experience teaching young adults and is passionate about transferring his knowledge. He enjoys exploring different markets, cultures, and food and also enjoys making small leather items by hand in his free time.
Miss Martine is from Cape Town, South Africa. She studied at the University of Stellenbosch completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. After her studies, Miss Martine went abroad to teach in Thailand, and she has since then travelled and worked in many countries around the world. She is excited to start her new chapter in Hong Kong teaching at Monkey Tree.
Ms. Maryke was born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa. She studied at Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Technology. Ms. Maryke moved to Hong Kong in 2018, and received her TEFL certificate in 2019. She loves animals and likes to volunteer her free time at TAILS, a non-profit organization dedicated to help animals in need. She also enjoys traveling, painting, and crocheting.
Mr Matt is from Maine, in the United States. He has a degree in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations from Clark University. He has worked in advertising and publishing secondary school textbooks for sight impaired students. Mr. Matt's brother, sister and father are all teachers so he is excited to continue the family tradition by joining the Monkey Tree team.
Ms. Joelle is a teacher from sunny South Africa. She has a diploma in Musical Theatre and Dance from Oak fields College. Her teaching career started when taught Drama at underprivileged schools after graduating. Thereafter, she performed in various children's theatre shows and her TV credits include live presenting, acting on a local series, and recently landing her first film. She is excited to explore Hong Kong and all its beautiful hiking trails, food, and culture.
Ms. Megan is from South Africa and has an Honors Degree in Psychology with a focus on child development. Ms. Megan has taught students in South Africa, South Korea, China and now Hong Kong. Ms. Megan enjoys swimming and hiking. Ms. Megan is excited to help her students develop their English skills!
Ms. Megan is from South Africa. She graduated with a BA Corporate Communications degree. She previously taught in Vietnam for 2+ years and truly enjoyed the experience, so much so that she moved to Hong Kong to pursue this very path. Megan is excited to see what the future holds!
Ms. Melany is a graduate of Architecture from the U.K. She loves music, reading and travelling to new countries! She strives to make her lessons engaging and entertaining in hopes to further motivate students to learn with excitement.
Ms. Mia is a South African / German citizen who grew up in Pretoria, South Africa. She completed bachelor degrees in Physical Therapy as well as Mechanical Engineering. She is passionate about the arts, such as music, drama and dancing, with many years of ballet training below her belt. She enjoys reading, exercising and socialising in her spare time. She is adventurous and spontaneous, with a love of life which she hopes to share with the Monkey Tree students through teaching.
Mr. Gary grew up in Toronto, Canada. He completed his Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto and has been teaching since 2017. After obtaining his TESOL certificate, he decided to take his passion for teaching to Hong Kong. He enjoys playing video games and reading adventurous novels, but above all, he loves a fun-filled and communicative class with children.
Mr. Michael Is from a small city in South Africa. He completed a degree in Civil Engineering. Mr. Michael likes to do outdoor activities like hiking and swimming, but also enjoys a good movie and games. He is very excited for his Hong Kong journey and also bringing his enthusiasm to the class!
Miss Natasha is of Persian descent, born in India and brought up in Hong Kong. She moved to London to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design with Marketing. While growing up, she watched her mum tutor kids, which ignited a passion in her for teaching as she always loved being with them. She hopes that her bubbly nature creates a fun learning environment for her students to enjoy being in, and to help achieve the goal of learning English.
Mr. Nico is from the coastal town of Durban - South Africa. He graduated with an honors degree in communication. He really enjoys trying different foods and is an avid sportsman with rugby being his favourite. Mr. Nico has a passion for teaching English and wants to see his students reach their full potential.
Before moving to Hong Kong, Ms. Nina was an English teacher in mainland China. She loves children and is passionate about English language teaching. In her spare time, she likes water sports, hiking and exploring new places.
Ms. Nthabeleng is a young, vibrant, and energetic lady from South Africa. She studied Industrial psychology at the University of the Western Cape. She is TEFL certified and has been teaching in China for over 3 years. She enjoys quiet time and reading.
Ms Pam was born and raised in Zimbabwe. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in French, Politics and Legal Theory at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. Ms Pam taught French at a pre-school in Harare and was a part of the communications personnel at a start-up company based in Harare, before she obtained her TEFL certificate. She enjoys reading and music, and she's excited to be a part of the Monkey Tree family.
Born and raised in San Francisco, United States and moved to Los Angeles after high school. Obtained a BA in economics administration studies. Few of my favorite things to do are traveling, learning and exploring new languages and cultures. Having moved to Macau and gained my TEFL certificate, I hope to use my passion in languages and introduce English to children in a fun and happy environment.
Ms. Patricia studied Associate of Arts in media, culture and creative studies here in Hong Kong. She worked briefly in early learning centers then later on worked in a local kindergarten school as a Native English Teacher. She is passionate in showing students the enjoyment of learning English and strongly believes that her nature of being funny and approachable will help create a lively learning environment.
Ms. Paxton is from Durban, South Africa. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Creative Brand Communication. After receiving her degree, she went traveling through the United States working as an au pair. She decided to complete her TEFL and head to Hong Kong. She is looking forward to experiencing a new culture.
Mr. Peter is from the United States. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from The University of Arizona while also earning his TEFL certification. He is very excited to explore Hong Kong and learn as much Cantonese as he can. In his free time, he enjoys reading, playing video games, and hiking.
Mr. Peter is from Glasgow, Scotland. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science, before studying Water Environments at the master’s level. Whilst studying, his passion to teach developed from undertaking garden workshops to coaching chess. In his free time, Mr. Peter enjoys hiking, rugby and is always seeking to try new foods and experiences. Mr. Peter is excited to further explore Hong Kong and share his enthusiasm for education.
Mr Philippe was born in Hengelo, the Netherlands. He obtained a Bachelor degree at Windesheim University and a TEFL degree afterwards. Mr. Philippe loves creating animations, spending time with his fiancée and reading international literature. But most of he enjoys seeing his students progress and take steps towards a great future!
Mr Pierre was born in Pretoria, South Africa and proceeded to do his bachelor's in science, majoring in microbiology and physiology at the North-West University in Potchefstroom. He is a very social person who is also very adventurous, enjoys going on hikes and experiencing more of nature. He came to Macau to travel and experience the world with all it has to offer and has fallen in love with teaching.
Ms Rachael is from the United Kingdom and completed her TEFL degree in order to fulfil her love of travelling. She originally studied History but decided to become a teacher because of her love for working with children. Before coming to Macau, she volunteered in a primary school in rural Fiji where she helped her students learn English and Maths. While there, she also did lots of hiking and completed a skydive! She enjoys meeting new people, eating good food and pushing herself out of her comfort zone. She's excited to watch her students progress and eat lots more dim sum!
Ms. Shreya is a Hong Kong-born Nepali. She completed her studies at The City University of Hong Kong. English was always been her favorite subject in school, so she hopes that her students have fun in her classes. When not teaching, Ms. Shreya enjoys reading and watching true crime documentaries.
Ms. Abi is from South Africa. She has three years of teaching experience in China and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, as well as multiple teaching certifications from Cambridge University. Ms. Abi enjoys using multiple teaching techniques to make classes as engaging as possible, and strives to encourage her students to perform to the best of their abilities. In her spare time, Ms. Abi enjoys photography and learning new languages.
Ms René is from the small city of Port Elizabeth in South Africa. Miss René studied at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University where she obtained her master's degree in criminal and labour law. Miss René spent a year teaching abroad in China, before coming to Hong Kong. Miss Rene's interests include traveling, learning foreign languages and reading.
Mr Ridge is a very spontaneous and charismatic teacher all the way from South Africa. He has a film degree which he obtained at the University of the Free State. After studying film, Mr. Ridge went on to work for a children's theatre production company where he presented shows about the importance of books and reading.
Mr. Robin is from the small city of Port Elizabeth South Africa. He has achieved a Bachelor's Degree in Cost and Management Accounting and also obtained a TEFL qualification. With the experience he has acquired teaching students of all ages, he aims to bring his passion and excitement for teaching to the classrooms of Monkey Tree.
Ms. Robyn was born in sunny Cape Town, South Africa. She studied at the University of Stellenbosch where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Humanities. Ms. Robyn loves culture and is looking forward to creating an enjoyable environment for her students. Her hobbies include dancing and singing. She is excited to be a part of the Monkey Tree team and looks forward to teaching and meeting her students.
Mr Rowan is from New Zealand. He studied teaching at Otago university in New Zealand. He taught for 3 years before finding work abroad working on private yachts. Rowan loves the outdoors. His hobbies are boating, fishing, hiking and skiing when it is cold enough. Rowan is really excited about life in Hong Kong.
Mr Royston comes from Christchurch, New Zealand. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and Education from the University of Canterbury. He has previously taught English in Beijing. This made him fall in love with all things Asian. He loves eating delicious food and exploring new places. He hopes to expand his teaching abilities and learn new things here in Hong Kong.
Mr Rudolph is from sunny South Africa. Rudolph developed a passion for teaching and decided to come to Hong Kong to explore this passion. Rudolph enjoys hiking with friends and playing guitar in his free time. It's a joy for him to help children understand and use English, which might help them tremendously in the future.
Mr. Rui is from Cape Town, South Africa where he matriculated and then moved to Portugal where he obtained his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Having lived in the United Kingdom for 9 years, traveling the world has been part of his corporate career. He moved to Hong Kong 7 years ago and now wants to use his experience to make English a fun and exciting language for young children to learn. He can speak 4 different languages. Mr, Rui has London Trinity College Theory & Music qualification and loves coaching tennis, playing sports, and discovering new places all over the world.
Mr. Ryan studied a bachelor’s degree in Business Management in South Africa and has since taught English in China and Vietnam. He stumbled upon teaching and now considered it a passion. Ryan takes pride in helping students improve their English.
Mr. Ryan is from Cape Town, South Africa. He graduated with a bachelor commerce finance degree. He loves sports and doing anything that is fitness related! He chose Hong Kong as it is an amazing place for all the things he enjoys, especially teaching. He can’t wait to bring his own enthusiasm to Monkey Tree!
Ms. Sarah is an energetic and cuddly teacher who is very excited to meet her new students. She is of British descent, born and raised in Hong Kong and is passionate in helping her students find the joy of learning English. Her hobbies include reading novels, playing volleyball and enjoying mother nature.
Mr. Alex moved from Jersey to Hong Kong with his family 1 year ago. He has a Proficiency English Diploma with Cambridge and a 180 Hour TEFL course with I to I TEFL. Mr. Alex has two children of his own and loves helping young learners achieve their greatest potential. Mr. Alex loves cutting hair, cooking and swimming.
Ms. Savannah is a bachelor of science graduate from South Africa. She is passionate about teaching children and creating an inviting, enjoyable and effective learning environment for her students. Her interests include science, cooking, baking, and painting.
Mr. Sean is from South Africa. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Musical Theatre in 2011. He managed a children’s theatre where he developed a passion towards helping young children succeed in being all they can be. He wishes to bring that same passion to his English lessons at Monkey Tree and cannot wait to explore Hong Kong and to start teaching!
Mr. Shiney is from South Africa and graduated with a Bachelor of Education degree. After teaching for 6 years, he decided to apply at Monkey Tree so that he can broaden his knowledge through his passion and love for educating young children. He enjoys singing in his free time and is eager to include this into his lessons. He is excited to meet new people, learn about different cultures and explore Hong Kong. Mr. Shiney was thrilled when he was accepted for a teaching position and cannot wait to bring his liveliness and talent into the classroom.
Ms. Shannon was born in Hong Kong but moved to Macau when she was little and lived there until she finished her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Macau. After graduating, she realized she wanted to teach children and obtained her TESOL training. She has now moved back to Hong Kong to pursue a career in education and is looking forward to teaching at Monkey Tree.
Ms Shardale was born and raised in Durban, South Africa. She has been travelling since the age of 5 where she first began school in Texas, USA. She has her Bachelor's degree in English and Media Studies. She has worked as a news reporter, co-host and associate producer for MixFM in Johannesburg and even managed a restaurant for a while. However, the call for teaching was strong. She has been pushed by her family to always reach for greatness. Shardale loves working with all age groups of kids and first started in 2012 in South Korea followed by Vietnam in 2016 before coming to Macau in 2017. She is our current Head Teacher and has thrived off her great team at FCK making the very best of her time with Monkey Tree.
Mr. Shervin grew up in New York City. He studied Mechanical Engineering at New York University but quickly found that his passion was in teaching. Mr. Shervin has previously taught in South Korea and is excited to work with students here in Hong Kong. He loves traveling and hiking and aims to summit the twenty tallest peaks in Hong Kong during his time here.
Mr. Shian completed his LLB Degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and graduated in 2015. After completing his practical legal training in 2017, Mr. Shian was admitted as an Attorney (or Lawyer) and practiced as one until deciding on an exciting career change mid-2019. Mr. Shian joined the Monkey Tree Team in August 2020 and has found working with his young students to be highly rewarding.
Ms. Dee is from South Africa and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, as well as multiple teaching qualifications from Cambridge University. She previously taught in China and enjoys making the classroom a fun place to learn and to develop her students. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking different types of food as well as playing the drums.
Ms Sophie is from the United Kingdom. She graduated from University of the Arts London with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She obtains her TEFL qualification in 2017. Her hobbies include travelling, reading, swimming, meeting new people and good food. She is looking forward to start teaching at Monkey Tree!
Mr. Steven is from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He studied at Nelson Mandela University where he obtained his bachelor's degree in Music Technology. He has many years of experience as a sound engineer in live musical theatre and taught piano lessons during his university years. He is now TESOL certified and has a passion for teaching English.
Ms. Suvani earned a degree specializing in Psychological Counselling in South Africa. She earned her TEFL qualification and Cambridge Young Learners Certification and taught English in China for 4 years. Her hobbies are photography and linguistics. She is looking forward to helping her students reach their full potential.
Ms. Tamara is from Cape Town, South Africa. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology as well as honor’s degree in Psychology at the University of the Western Cape. After graduating, she completed advanced TEFL training. Ms. Tamara has taught children in English and other subjects. In her spare time, she enjoys competing in strength sports such as powerlifting and strongman.
Ms Tamin-Lee is from South Africa. She studied Law and is a qualified Legal Practitioner who found her passion to be in working with young children. She completed the TEFL courses and looks forward to teaching in Hong Kong and getting to know the culture.
Ms. Teri is a bubbly blonde from sunny South Africa. She travelled after school and completed her TEFL in Thailand, she then studied further completing her BCom in marketing. Ms. Teri loves sport, the outdoors and is always up for a new adventure!
Mr. Tristan is an energetic and friendly teacher from South Africa studied. Mr. Tristan studied and obtained a BSc in Audio Engineering. Mr. Tristan became passionate about teaching when he was a guitar tutor. Now, he is looking forward to his journey as an English teacher where he hopes to inspire and challenge young minds.
Mr. Ben has studied in 4 countries. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in International Fashion Business in the UK. He has a strong passion in teaching young children and creating a fun environment for them to learn naturally. Mr. Ben hopes to support the students to achieve their goals. His hobbies are sports and singing.
Mr. Carel is from Cape Town, South Africa. After he completed his Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Mr. Carel worked as the Training Coordinator and English Teacher for a hotel group in the Maldives. He decided to move to Hong Kong to explore a different side of the world and meet new people. He enjoys studying different languages and is currently fluent in five languages. Mr. Carel is passionate about teaching.
Mr. Vansh really enjoys teaching English. He believes in building a special bond with his students by making the lessons as engaging as possible. He is very outgoing and likes to play a variety of sports.
Ms. Victoria was born in California and completed her first year of college. This led to her decision to pursue a career in teaching English, where she could use her talents and creativity optimally. She finished her Bachelor's degree in Music with an English Minor at The Education University of Hong Kong, taught English for over a year, obtained her CertTESOL from English for Asia.
Mr. Vince was born and raised in Hong Kong. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree of Aviation Management in City University of Hong Kong. He has experienced teaching kids in sports related activities and is looking forward to sharing his experiences and excel their growth. During his free time, he loves playing sports to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Mr. Vincent is from Leicestershire, England and moved to Hong Kong in 2019. He has a passion for teaching and inspiring children. He enjoys making learning fun and by using games to encourage friendly competition. Mr. Vincent loves snooker and bowling.
Mr. Daniel comes from London in the United Kingdom. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration and is TEFL certified. Prior to moving to Hong Kong, he travelled across Europe and North America and now he's excited to learn more about Hong Kong's traditions and culture. His background is working in Hotels and Properties and now he is enjoying being a teacher. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, reading and exploring places.
Mr. Vuks is from South Africa. He has an Honours Degree in Media & Cultural Studies and has been teaching English as a foreign language for five years now. Mr. Vuks is a sports enthusiast and enjoys playing rugby, football, and doing Olympic weightlifting. He’s looking forward to making Hong Kong his home for the foreseeable future.
Mr. Khan studied at Birmingham City University as a professional photographer and graduated in 2018. In the previous year, he finished TESOL and taught in various locations. Mr. Khan strives to be better every day, to overcome fresh difficulties, and to acquire more knowledge. He believes knowledge is the key to understanding.
Mr Waylon is from the coastal city of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. It was here that he attended the University of South Africa and obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Criminology and Diploma in Forensic Investigation. Mr Waylon moved abroad and taught in China for a year before deciding to move to Hong Kong. Mr Waylon enjoys learning different languages and discovering more about foreign culture.
Ms Tayla studied teaching in South Africa, where she spent time working before moving to Hong Kong. Ms Tayla would love to show her students how fun learning can be by engaging them in all her lessons. She loves art, animals and hiking in her free time. Ms Tayla loves interacting with students and helping them succeed!
Mr. Adam obtained a BA degree in Theatre Arts in the UK before looking to explore teaching. He worked in various social jobs, with the intention of making a move to teaching and travel. He has a deep interest in both language and culture which lead him to work with Monkey Tree in China. With a desire to experience more of the world Mr. Adam has moved to Hong Kong to continue his love of fun and engaging teaching.
Ms. Irene is from the United Kingdom, where she graduated from Northumbria University. She has a passion for teaching and loves being with children. She is excited to motivate her students to learn English, as well as encourage them to listen and speak English with confidence. She enjoys cooking, being in nature and travelling to different countries.
Ms. May is a very enthusiastic and passionate teacher and is extremely excited to meet her new students. Before joining Monkey Tree, Ms. May has experience cheerleading, has won multiple awards and has even been on TV! She enjoys reading books, writing stories, traveling, singing & camping.
Mr. Zubair graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Finance through the Coventry University. He was born and raised in Hong Kong. While studying in the UK, Mr. Zubair has worked with the National Health Service (NHS) of UK. He has an experience of teaching in a kindergarten in Hong Kong. Apart from teaching, he enjoys travelling and football.
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