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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.
Ms. Aaleyah is from the United Kingdom and she graduated from university with a BA in marketing. After receiving her TEFL qualification she is excited to start her teaching career at Monkey Tree. Her hobbies include reading, travelling and meeting new people.
Mr.Aaron graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor’s degree, completing his TEFL certification in the United Kingdom and having more than eight years of teaching experience. He enjoys helping his students to achieve and attain their goals and ambitions. His hobbies are to read books, travel and play football.
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.
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. 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.
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.
After receiving his Bachelor of Arts at The University of Gloucestershire and his Master of Arts at Goldsmiths University in London, UK, for Creative & Life Writing, Andrew acquired a love of the English language and its utilization across many fields. After some tutoring classes, he moved over to Hong Kong to pursue a career in teaching. He wishes to use this creative side with his energy to make his lessons as effective as possible for his students.
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. Anton is from Cape Town, South Africa. He has experience teaching English in various settings such as schools and language centers. His approach to teaching emphasizes the ability to use English effectively in real-life situations. His classes are fun and engaging, and he loves helping students achieve their goals.
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. Arum hails from South Africa and is a Middle Eastern Dance teacher who loves new adventures. She has a Master's degree in Drama in Education and Performance. Teaching is truly a passion for her as she loves to act, dance and sing. She also enjoys yoga and loves to perform.
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. 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.
Miss Bianca is 25 years old and from South Africa. She came to Hong Kong because she always wanted to go somewhere in the world and only heard great things about Hong Kong. She is looking forward to getting out of her comfort zone and exploring new things.
Mr. Brian is from Atlanta in the USA. After finishing his Bachelor's Degree, he moved to Germany where he taught ESL to young learners. He now teaches here in Hong Kong, where he enjoys meeting new people, trying exciting food, and exploring the big city.
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. 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.
Mr. Carel is from South-Africa. He moved to Hong Kong looking for some new opportunities and adventure. He is a big lover of sports and outdoor activities. He loves to bring his knowledge of different subject to people and enrich those around him.
Miss Engelbrecht is from South Africa and graduated from the University of Pretoria. She enjoys writing poems and baking. Miss Engelbrecht decided to come to Hong Kong, to experience the culture, people and food. She’s really looking forward to staying in Hong Kong and teaching here.
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!
Mr. Caro grew up in Upington, South Africa, obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree in Economics and Risk Management from the North West University of Potchefstroom in 2019,. He spent a few years working in the finance and investment industry, before realizing that he still wants to see more of the world. He decided to move to Macau, to teach young kids English with passion.
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.
Miss Catriona is from Scotland and has recently graduated with an MA English Literature and Creative Writing degree. She hopes to inspire and encourage young children to learn English in an exciting and positive environment.
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. Her hobbies include reading, shopping, and traveling. Ms Lily is looking forward to a great time at Monkey Tree.
Mr. Christiaan is from Bloemfontein, South Africa. He graduated with a bachelor’s in Communication arts and also completed his honours degree in Advanced Corporate Communications. He is a very warm and friendly individual who loves exploring different cultures and music.
Mr. Chris is from Sydney, Australia. He has a PhD in science. He has taught undergraduate science labs and after several years of academic research decided he wanted a change. Monkey tree was the perfect fit for him to grow his teaching ability. In his free time, he enjoys reading and baking.
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. Christo is from Cape Town, South Africa. He has a degree in human movement science and sport coaching. He also completed his post graduate certificate in education and his TEFL course. He loves spending time outdoor and being active.
Mr. Chris is from Australia and has a professional background in business. He holds an Economics degree and a Cert IV in Training and Assessment Chris is also a qualified Swim instructor and enjoys working with children and teaching them new skills. He is going to try Ocean Swims in Hong Kong
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!
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.
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.
Ms. Cresta is from South Africa. She has been teaching children for over 4 years. Ms. Cresta loves exploring new places and learning about other cultures. She is very passionate about helping her students reach their full potential.
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.
Ms.Darya is from Kazakhstan, and she holds a BA and a MA in English Studies. She enjoys exploring the city and learning about its culture. She is interested in music and cinematography.
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!
Ms Diva studied marketing at University of Tasmania. She is fun, outgoing and loves to be around her young learners. She enjoys travelling, eating, being with her dog and kayaking! Every lesson could be a new adventure and assured fun with her.
Mr. Eddie is from the United Kingdom and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Design. With a desire to infuse creativity into the classroom, he aspires to make English learning a fun and interactive experience for his students. During his free time, he enjoys traveling and exploring new technologies.
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.
Mr. Eli is a returning Monkey Tree teacher from California. Graduated from Cal State Los Angeles in Speech Language Pathology and soon completing a TESOL graduate degree. He is excited to be back in Hong Kong teaching his lovely students. He is always approachable and keen on teaching and learning. You can count on Mr. Eli for an effective and pleasant lesson anytime.
Miss. Eliza comes from Canada and grew up in England. She studied Modern Languages at Concordia University in Montreal and graduated with a degree in Spanish. She has been teaching English for 4 years and is passionate about educating children from different cultures. She enjoys yoga, art, dance, and travel and loves exploring Hong Kong.
Miss. Ellen is from South Africa and has always wanted to travel and experience different cultures and use her teaching degree aboard. She characterises herself as patient, empathetic and has a positive outlook on life. She enjoys teaching and helping her students grow.
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 Emilia is from the Isle of Wight, England. She studied Criminology at The University of The West of England. Emilia enjoys reading, cooking and exploring the beaches of Hong Kong.
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.
Mr. Ethan is from sunny South Africa. He has obtained a Bachelor of Education Degree and has been teaching for over 5 years. He is excited to bring his experience into the classroom and to show his passion of learning to his students.
Ms. Eunice is from Pretoria, South Africa, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies from the University of Pretoria. She has experience in a diplomatic environment. Eunice is enthusiastic and passionate about working with people. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, running, hiking, and writing.
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.
Miss Geordan was raised in Cape Town. She has recently graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree. She has also earned her TEFL qualification and therefore decided to move to Hong Kong to pursue her passion for working with young children.
Mr. Sean obtained a Bachelor's in Business Management and has taught English at a local primary school for 2 years. He has always had a passion for nurturing students' learning and displays care. When Mr. Sean is not teaching, he enjoys playing sports, exploring nature, and watching movies.
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. Grant is from Cape Town, South Africa. He specialized in the Architecture sector for many years. He also graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in Environmental and Development Science's. He was afforded an opportunity for a teaching position in Hong Kong. He found it exciting to appreciate new cultures and saw this as a great mechanism to add value in enriching and shaping young minds.
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.
Miss Herah is a remarkable individual with a diverse range of talents and experiences. She developed a strong passion for learning and is excited about the opportunity to inspire and empower young learners.
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.
Ms. Isabelle is from the United Kingdom after finishing her Bachelor Degree, she moved to Hong Kong where she taught ESL to young learners and taught GESE from the age of 3-12 years old. She enjoys teaching and learning with students from all ages.
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!
Ms. Ikra is an energetic and friendly teacher. Ms. Ikra studied and obtained a Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education. She is passionate about teaching young minds and is willing to give her best in everything.
Ms.Iryna loves exploring new cultures and meeting people. Before coming to Hong Kong, she had been living and working in Europe for many years. Her bachelor’s degree is in Journalism, but her true calling is teaching both children and adults!
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!
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.
Mr. Salmon is from Cape Town, South Africa. He studied English and taught as a high school English teacher in South Africa, as well as at a high school and learning center in South Korea. Mr. Salmon is passionate about traveling and languages and enjoys learning about new countries and cultures.
Ms. Jeanne was born and raised in South Africa. After completing university, she has enjoyed many opportunities to travel and work around the world. Having a great love for family life and happy children, she decided to complete her TEFL course to come and have fun with the children at Monkey Tree.
Mr. Jeff is excited about teaching for Monkey Tree in Hong Kong! He has a B.A. in Speech Communication, a Trinity CertTESOL qualification, and experience as a TEFL teacher in several countries. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and skateboarding.
Miss Jess is born and raised in South Africa. She studied at Rhodes University in Makhanda. She has an honours degree in Psychology and Human Kinetics and Ergonomics. She likes to play sports and spend time with her family in her free 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.
Jimmy is from the United Kingdom and has his BA Degree in International Hospitality Business Management from England. He has a background in International Luxury 5-Star Hotel. Jimmy’s hobbies include reading, jogging, wines, restaurants and travelling.
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.
Miss Joe is from South Africa and holds a Media and Film studies degree. She taught in South Africa for two years before coming to Hong Kong. Using her knowledge and teaching experience, she is keen to open the minds of the students she teaches. She enjoys new experiences and pushing herself outside her comfort zone.
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.
Johanna considers herself to be a citizen of the world. She has lived in both Georgia and Poland, and now Hong Kong is her new home. She loves the outdoors and being active and is very excited for this new adventure in her life.
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 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, originally from Birmingham (minus the accent) and with a Spanish twist, has been an ESL teacher for nearly 7 years. After graduating from Aberystwyth University, Wales, Joe went straight out to teach English in Beijing, China. Initially motivated by his constant desire to travel, Joe also became passionate about learning and education. One of his strongest points in the classroom is patience, something he attributes to supporting a terribly mediocre soccer team from his native city. Joe can often be found exploring the city or, most likely, eating.
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.
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!
This is Ms. Nim and she has just finished her Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management. She enjoys teaching tiny people very much and learns so much from it. She gets very happy when she sees so many cute little faces coming it to Monkey Tree every morning.
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.
Keith was born and bred in the UK. After completing his masters in graphic design, he decided to move to Hong Kong to pursue a career in teaching. Keith is very energetic and passionate as he would like to bring his art and creative side to the classroom to make the lessons more interesting.
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.
Miss. KG is from South Africa. She is an Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa and also has a Master’s degree in Law. Ms. KG has a passion for learning and teaching. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling and watching Ted Talks amongst other things. She is kind, compassionate and friendly towards students which fosters a comfortable and enjoyable learning environment for her students.
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.
Ms. Kimberly is from Maryland in the United States. She received a Bachelor's degree in History. Ms. Kimberly enjoys trying new food, travelling to new places, and going to the movies.
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.
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.
Mr. Liam is from Cape Town, South Africa, and graduated B.A. in psychology with distinction in 2021. He has experience teaching English as a second language to both adults and kids. On his off days, Mr. Liam can be found in the outdoors taking in nature or amongst the tall Hong Kong skyscrapers experiencing the vibrancy the city offers.
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.
Miss. Lianne is a Traveller, language lover and big-time foodie. She has lived in a few countries outside of her home country Jamaica but has never lost the desire to explore and see more. She fell in love with teaching in Japan and decided to continue. She loves teaching students about her culture. You can usually catch Miss. Lianne doing something musical or some serious martial arts in her free time.
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.
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Mr. Linda is a graduate from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. He holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management and a TEFL certificate. He is passionate about education and is enthusiastic about teaching the many young bright minds in Monkey Tree. He is a former footballer turned amateur pool player. He enjoys the outdoors and exploring new adventures.
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.
Mr. Lou is originally from Dundee, Scotland where he studied Textile Design. After getting his degree he volunteered at local charities and youth centers which involved taking children out on daytrips and getting them involved in art projects. Mr. Lou is very excited to be in Hong Kong where he can help his students improve upon their English skills.
Ms. Luiza was born in Brazil. She holds a Business Administration degree and is also a certified Master SCUBA Diving instructor. She aims are fostering self-esteem in children, transforming timidity into confidence, and teaching the value of character and integrity. She loves traveling, experiencing new cultures, and exploring marine life.
Ms. Madelynn is from Canada. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English with a minor in Japanese. She loves good food and is always checking out new cafes and places to eat. She’s also known as a beverage fiend. She enjoys watching movies, listening to music, and playing games.
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.
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 Marion is from Cape Town, South Africa where she completed a Bachelor of Education. She has always wanted to be a teacher! Her interests include travelling, hiking and reading.
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.
Miss Mary is a friendly person from sunny South Africa. She is kind and cares a lot about other people. She has a passion for teaching and in her free time she likes to draw and read. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Science. She is very excited to be in Hong Kong!
Mr. Matthew is a bachelor's graduate from South Africa. His interests include: listening to music, watching shows, reading manga, and video games.
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Miss. Maxine who graduated with Honour’s in Communications and completed the TEFL Level 5 (180 hours) Certificate. She is a positive person with an enthusiastic outlook on life; she loves being outdoors, learning about new cultures and is a big foodie! Teaching is her passion, and student development is the goal. By achieving a positive impact on her students future, she already knows that she‘s winning at her job!
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.
Miss Michelle comes from South Africa. She has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. She has taught English in many countries. Most recently she was a teacher in South Korea. She loves teaching and traveling.
Ms. Michelle is a passionate and enthusiastic and she enjoys teaching young children. Before joining Monkey Tree, Ms. Michelle had experience in teaching Ukelele to young children. She also enjoys singing, listening to music, hiking and watching movies.
Miss Bei has had experience in childcare centres, private tutoring and with playgroups. She really enjoys being around children in general because they give her so much joy and make her laugh. Miss Bei spends her free time practicing yoga!
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.
Miss Nadine is from Scotland, UK and has worked as a teaching assistant there for 5 years. Miss Nadine also has a bachelor of science degree in Music Technology and loves live music, the outdoors and photography. Miss Nadine likes to have a fun and happy learning environment and is looking forward to her career at Monkey Tree.
Ms. Nairah is from Johannesburg, South Africa, where she graduated with degrees in Commerce and Law. She has a passion for teaching and learning and spent three years at her university working as an academic tutor. Ms. Nairah is new to Hong Kong and likes to spend her free time travelling, learning about different cultures and trying new things.
Ms. Mia has a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Upper Iowa University. She worked in a local kindergarten as a Native English Teacher and enjoys watching movies on Netflix, hiking and food blogging.
Miss Adeela has completed her Bachelor in Aviation and alongside gained a TEFL certificate. She is excited to start her career at Monkey Tree and she hopes to inspire young children through fun and play. She loves meeting new people and travelling to explore in her leisure time.
This is Nasma. She loves to sing and dance. She also loves teaching English!
Natasha is from Cape Town, South Africa. She holds a Master in Public Health degree as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & History) degree and an Honours (History) degree. She enjoys traveling, meeting new people, music, dancing, having good conversations, writing when inspired and appreciates watching movies with well written storylines.
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. Alex is from South Africa. He has a Master’s degree in Botany and a certificate in Copy-editing. Before coming to Hong Kong, Mr. Alex worked as support staff at a private school for five years. He wanted to come to Hong Kong since his childhood.
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Miss Nichole is from Cape Town, South Africa. She obtained a BTech in Nature Conservation. She discovered her love for teaching through Environmental Education. She loves baking/cooking, playing the guitar and bird watching.
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.
Mr. Patrick is from the United Kingdom. He graduated from university with a BENG in mechanical engineering. After receiving his TEFL qualification, he jumped at the chance to come to Hong Kong and start a new career here. His interests include history, racing and travelling.
Perry is from England and has been teaching for 13 years in countries including India, Ukraine, Spain and Egypt. He loves animals, playing music and exploring new places and finding new adventures. He believes that humour makes the world a better place and is hoping to one day learn the word platypus in Cantonese.
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!
Ms. Priyanka is friendly and fun Teacher from Nepal. She completed her associate degree in English in Professional Communication. In her spare time, she enjoys painting and exploring nature.
Miss Annie has three years of experience of teaching different level of students. She has worked with nursery kids, lower and upper primary students, as well as secondary students. She believes in fostering students' natural curiosity to drive learning and her aim is to help students to reach their academic goals.
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. 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 Rebecca is from South Africa. She has completed Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Communication. She is a diverse individual and has executed this within her career. She has worked in the hospitality industry, childcare, administration and now teaching! After obtaining her TEFL course.
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.
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. Roelou is from Cape Town, South Africa. He studied for a bachelor in Commerce at the University of Stellenbosch. He is a gentle giant with a big heart who loves working with children. He is now TESOL certified and ready to give his best to ensure all his students receive the best English education possible.
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 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 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!
Meet Sadia, a passionate and dedicated educator who truly believes in the transformative power of education. With previous experience working with children, Sadia has honed her skills in cultivating a positive and inclusive learning environment where every student feels valued and empowered. Sadia is committed to fostering critical thinking, creativity, and a lifelong love of learning with her students. Sadia is excited to inspire and guide the next generation of learners, equipping them with the necessary skills and confidence to thrive in an ever-changing world.
Ms. Dina is from the Philippines. She loves to travel and enjoys going on adventures. She is looking forward to teaching children and learning from them. She can’t wait to start at her center!
Mr. Sam obtained a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Geography from Rhodes University, during his studies he also obtained his TEFL certification. After his studies, he worked in the agricultural sector and has since transitioned over to teaching English as a second language. Mr. Sam enjoys the outdoors and anything to do with nature and the ocean.
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. Sebastian is from Durban, South Africa. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction majoring in English and Psychology. He enjoys hiking, music and photography and is excited to see the many sights and opportunities this beautiful city offers!
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.Sid has been living in South Africa for most of his life. He has an extensive educational background and has multiple degrees specializing in business, supply chain management, and logistics. During his time off, Sid enjoys taking part in various outdoor activities and keeping active by playing sports, such as basketball, football, tennis, and going to the gym.
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.
Miss Siwani comes from the land of Mount Everest, Nepal. She is friendly, free spirited and patient. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (English major) from the City University of Hong Kong. She believes in the power of education to help people reach their dreams and goals and hopes to use her teaching skills to inspire her students.
Miss Somen completed her bachelors in Global Business Management here in Hong Kong. She has experience in tutoring students and has previously worked as a native English teacher at other learning centres and in a local kindergarten school. In her free time, she enjoys baking and trying out new recipes.
Ms. Sophia is from California, USA and decided to move to Hong Kong to explore a new place and because her mother is originally from Hong Kong. She has taught English and Math in the US and greatly enjoyed it. She enjoys hiking, listening to music, reading, and exploring Hong Kong in her free time.
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!
Ms. Stella is from Winnipeg, Canada. She studied Nursing at the University of Manitoba and worked as a Surgical nurse for 3 years before she left for Hong Kong. Ms. Stella loves all kinds of furry friends (yes! Little monkeys too!) and she will always make sure she has time to spend with her dog Scully.
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.
Miss Suzaan is from Cape Town, South Africa. After obtaining a Bachelor in Commerce and PGCE from the University of Stellenbosch she completed a TEFL certificate. Miss Suzaan is excited about experiencing the culture and cuisine in Hong Kong. She is passionate about teaching and hopes to make learning fun for all her students.
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.
Mr. Trevor is a compassionate and versatile language teacher with a wealth of experience in English language teaching, spanning over 5 years. He is a dedicated educator who is committed to helping his students achieve their language learning goals and fostering a deep appreciation for the English language.
Ms Tarryn is from Johannesburg, South Africa. She graduated with an Honor’s degree in Geology from the University of Pretoria and thinks science is cool. Ms. Tarryn has always enjoyed sharing her knowledge and helping others to improve themselves. Ms. Tarryn hopes to aid the little Monkeys at Monkey Tree to realize their full potential in English and in life.
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!
Ms. Thaania is from Cape Town, South Africa. She obtained her Bachelor's degree majoring in Psychology and Linguistics at The University of the Western Cape and completed her TEFL soon after. She decided to move to Hong Kong to experience the culture and food as she loves trying new and different cuisine. In her free time, she enjoys travelling and visiting different restaurants all over Hong Kong.
Mr. Thomas is a Native English Teacher from the United Kingdom. He studied political science and Western philosophy in Canada before pursuing a career in teaching. He believes teaching children is a privilege and strives to deliver the best education possible to the next generation of Hong Kong. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, gardening and reading.
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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.
Vandy started teaching EFL English in May 2019 and when Hong Kong was easily accessible after COVID-19, she leapt at the chance to teach in this beautiful city. She has fallen in love with teaching and is constantly amazed at how quickly and easily young learners absorb knowledge. Her favorite pastimes are any fitness activities and photography. When she has to stay indoors, she enjoys drawing or painting. If she had to choose one goal for this year, she would want to instill a lifelong love for learning in all learners.
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. Pun was educated in England and has recently moved to Macau. He studied at Leeds Beckett University and since his graduation, he has worked as a chef, a graphics designer, and a swimming coach. He recently discovered his interest in teaching, and decided to expand his horizons through Monkey Tree.
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.
Mr. Wayne is from Bloemfontein in South Africa. After finishing his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, he did his TEFL course. He now teaches in Hong Kong where he enjoys hiking, trying exciting and exotic foods and exploring new hideaways in Hong Kong.
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.
Mr. Wilson was born and raised in Canada with family in Hong Kong. He studied in the United Kingdom and received a Master's Degree. He is energetic and loves to teach kids English. He is in Hong Kong to learn about his ancestral roots.
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. Yanga is from Cape Town, South Africa. He com pleted his Bachelor of Law degree at the University of the Western Cape. He then found his passion for teaching in Vietnam and completed his TEFL certificate, followed by his Post graduate education certificate at the University of Derby. Yanga prides himself in creating an interactive, fun learning environment for his students. He enjoys helping his students achieve their language goals. His hobbies include hiking, tennis and drawing on the weekends.
Mr. Yohanan obtained his degree in Secondary English Education and had been a shadow teacher at a school, he decided to join Monkey Tree so that he can expand his knowledge through his passion for educating young children. In his free time, he enjoys hiking with friends.
Miss Sabiya studied Early Childhood Education. She has five years of experience working with children. Ms. Sabiya enjoys painting and travelling. At Monkey Tree, she aims to create positive learning environments to help children achieve their English learning goals.
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