Mr. Rafaello comes from Melbourne, Australia and he has a background in science and finance. However, teaching runs deep in Mr. Rafaello's family as his mother was a teacher for over 20 years. Mr. Rafaello decided to put his passion for helping others into good use and in early 2018 he decided to make a life change and moved to Hong Kong. Mr. Rafaello always has a smile on his face and he looks forward to being part of the Monkey Tree team.
Mr. Nate is from the United States. He graduated from Luther College with a degree in Biology and Nordic Studies. After graduating, he got his TEFL and decided to come to Hong Kong to teach. He has worked with kids before and always enjoys the energy and positive attitude they bring with them. He is excited to play Ultimate Frisbee in Hong Kong as well as explore all the opportunities this city has to offer! He looks forward to meeting his students and helping them grow!
Ms. Lohandi was born and raised in South Africa. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa. Ms. Lohandi worked as an Administration Clerk before completing het TEFL training and moving to Hong Kong. She enjoys reading and exploring. She looks forward to be a part of Monkey Tree.
Ms. India is a 25-year-old British English teacher from Manchester, United Kingdom. Ms. India has spent much of her adult life travelling the world and working with children in different factions domestically and professionally. Ms. India graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Politics with Education in 2014 from two institutions Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and University of North Carolina, USA. Previous to Monkey Tree, Ms. India was working in Italy as an Assistant Teacher in an International School. She brings a passion for the bilingual development of children and a philosophy that in order to educate the next generation we must approach their curriculum with an international outlook. She enjoys discovering new cities, food and people!
Mr. David was born in Seattle, Washington and raised in Southeast Kansas. He has Bachelors of international business and a degree in English. Mr. David worked as a business analyst for two years before completing his TEFL training and moving to Hong Kong. David enjoys writing, a good cup of coffee, and going on adventures!