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Mr. Adam is from UK and studied Accounting and Finance at Leeds Becket University. After graduating he went on to teach English at a boarding school in Dongguan. The experience gained from being a very respected teacher in a demanding private school has given him great insight to what it requires for young students to reach their full potential when learning English as a second language.

Mr. Adam

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.

Mr. Adam

Adam Whitehead was born in Kingston-upon-Hull, England. He studied Physical Geography at the University of Hull and then later completed his PGCE in Primary Teaching. He enjoys playing football and running. Adam has been a teacher for fourteen years and looks forward to the challenges teaching in Hong Kong brings.

Mr. Adam

Ms Adele is from Staffordshire in England and has spent many months visiting Hong Kong and Asia during the last 3 years. She completed her TEFL after discovering a passion for teaching young learners during a period of voluntary work in a school in the UK, and is looking forward to joining the Monkey Tree team. Ms Adele likes to travel to different countries, and enjoys hiking and beach days in her free time.

Ms. Adele

Mr Albert was born and raised in Oxford, England. With a degree in International Relations and a distinction in his TEFL course. Mr Albert has taught countless children to read, write and speak English at a variety of levels. He loves to teach in creative and interactive ways to ensure all of his students enjoy themselves as they learn.

Mr. Albert

Mr Aleksandr is an anthropology graduate who was raised in California, USA. His greatest passions in life are being in nature, traveling, and helping others. As a teacher, Mr Aleksandr brings a wholly student-centered approach to the classroom to instill confidence, ensuring that every learner is provided with the attention and respect necessary. During his time on Hong Kong, he plans on having achieved at least a basic conversational level of Cantonese within 12 months.

Mr. Aleksandr

Ms. Alet was born in South Africa. In 2016 she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Education at Stellenbosch University. She has taught at various schools in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. She believes that she is a life-long learner and is currently finishing her Honours degree in Educational Development. She loves travelling and experiencing different cultures.

Ms. Alet

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. Alex

Ms. Alex is from Cape Town, South Africa. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Communication Science at Varsity College and after graduating, completed her TEFL training. Ms. Alex enjoys long walks in nature, relaxing at the beach and has a passion for helping others. She looks forward to joining the Monkey Tree team!

Ms. Alex

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.

Mr. Allan

Miss Amy is from the UK. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Creative Writing. She has always had a passion for learning and creativity. Miss Amy is very excited to be in Hong Kong and thrilled to be teaching children English.

Miss Amy

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


Ms. Amy

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.

Ms. Anisha

Ms. Anthea is from the UK and graduated with a Bachelors of Art degree in Illustration and a Master’s degree in Contemporary Curation at the University of Southampton. She is also qualified with a TEFL. Ms. Anthea’s previous work experiences were in customer service as well as a support worker for children with learning difficulties. She loves Hong Kong as her family live here and she looks forward to spending time with all the wonderful children at Monkey Tree.

Ms. Anthea

Mr. Ariaan studied at the University of South Africa and obtained a TEFL certificate shortly after. Mr. Ariaan has taught all around the world including in South Korea and Hong Kong. He has a passion for teaching young learners and loves to travel.

Mr. Ariaan

Mr. Aron was born and raised in London, England. He studied at Middlesex University in Sports Coaching and Community Development. Mr. Aron loves playing sports especially football and was selected to represent in the Hong Kong Soccer 7s Tournament. He has worked in the UK as a primary school sports coach and has also worked as a soccer coach in Hong Kong. Mr. Aron is looking forward to working for Monkey Tree.

Mr. Aron

Mr. Arran grew up and studied in the UK graduating with a MSc (Masters) Business in Hospitality & Tourism Management at Northumbria University. He has also gained a BA in Business & Management. Mr. Arran received his TEFL Certificate in 2020 and is on his way to further extending his TEFL course! In his spare time, he enjoys exploring eateries, travelling and playing water sports!

Mr. Arran


Ms. Ashley

Ms Ava is from Weymouth, in the south of the United Kingdom. She studied Biomedical Science at Oxford Brookes University, and since then, she has completed her TEFL training and has gained experience in online tutoring. Ms Ava loves Hong Kong and all the amazing food, hikes and, experiences it has to offer. She is looking forward to teaching English and sharing her enthusiasm for learning.

Ms Ava

Ms. Badeera is currently pursuing a degree in English Language and Literature. She is passionate about teaching and helping others. She likes to talk and meet new people. In her free time, she loves to play around with fashion, styling and photography.

Ms. Badeera

Mr. Willem graduated with a Bachelor Of Commerce in Law through the IIE University. He grew up in Durban, South Africa. Mr. Willem also has 160 hours advanced TEFL Certificate, as well as 2 years teaching English offline and 9 months online teaching English as a second language. He has a passion for helping and allowing his students to grow in confidence.

Mr. Willlem

Mr. Ben is from Boston in the United States. He has a degree in Marketing and International Business from NYU Stern in New York City. Besides Hong Kong and the US, Mr. Ben also lived in the Netherlands and India. Mr. Ben's hobbies include martial arts, karaoke, cooking, and swimming. He is also currently re-learning guitar after a 20-year break and hopes to begin making music with others soon.

Mr. Ben

Mr. Benji comes from Port Alfred, South Africa and has a Bachelor of Arts in English, German and Drama from Rhodes University. He has a background in online education and is very excited to teach in his new favorite city, Hong Kong.

Mr. Benji

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. Benson

Mr. Bob obtained a BA in English and a second one in Journalism. After finishing university, he moved to London where he continued studying and working for almost ten years before coming to Hong Kong. He has experience teaching languages to children and adults and is very passionate about different cultures.

Mr. Bob

Mr. Brad was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. He earned his Bachelor degree in Financial Economics and his Master’s in Business Administration from Anderson University in the USA. After graduation he completed his TEFL certification and decided to move to Hong Kong to be a part of the Monkey Tree family. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, running, dancing, and playing football.

Mr. Brad

Mr. Brandon is from the United States, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He moved to Beijing in 2014 and soon discovered a great passion for teaching students of all ages. Since then, Brandon has taught many students all throughout Asia and found much joy in enriching their lives by improving their English. He has an enthusiastic approach to teaching that focuses on building confidence within the students, as well as creating a fun and exciting learning environment where their English can flourish.

Mr. Brandon

Mr. Brandon studied a bachelor’s degree in Business Management at a university in South Africa. Upon graduating he decided to follow his passion for skateboarding and coach children wanting to learn the sport. After a year of doing this he realised that he enjoyed teaching and learning languages more than he did skateboarding. He has found joy in being around young, enthusiastic learners and has been teaching English ever since.

Mr. Brandon

Mr. Brandon is from Johannesburg, South Africa. He graduated from Rhodes University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Information Systems, Economics, and Management. He is a sports fanatic and enjoys socializing with his friends and meeting new people in his spare time. Mr. Brandon is excited to teach in Hong Kong and he is looking forward to experiencing the lifestyle and rich combination of eastern and western culture.

Mr. Brandon

Mr. Brett is a passionate teacher from London, England, where he grew up in a large family with 6 siblings. He has a degree in Business and Finance, and is a certified TEFL teacher. Mr. Brett's biggest passion is music, and he plays the piano and the guitar. Mr. Brett has a patient and kind nature and loves to help his students grow in confidence and ability.

Mr. Brett

Brian is from Ireland and he moved to Hong Kong in 2018. Brian is sporty and very enthusiastic about football. Often playing and watching every week. He also enjoys films and can be found at the movie theatres regularly.

Mr. Brian

Mr. Grant comes all the way from South Africa. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Motion Picture Medium, and a postgraduate marketing diploma. He used to perform on stage and loves helping others be creative. He comes from a family of teachers and is excited to help develop his students’ English skills in Hong Kong.

Mr. Grant

Mr. Calvin is from Naboomspruit, South Africa. He studied at the North West University (PUKKE) where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science and a Bachelors of Honors in Labor Relations Management. His previous experience working with kids made him pursue a career in teaching languages.

Mr. Calvin

Mr. Cam is from that beautiful slice of land at the bottom of Africa - South Africa to be precise! He holds a bachelor's degree in communications management and moved to Hong Kong in 2016. Mr. Cam has been teaching English since then and has enjoyed developing a passion for education. His hobbies include playing the guitar and watching series. He also loves going on hikes, to the beach and traveling around the world whenever he gets a chance!

Mr. Cam

Ms. Carissa is a graduate from the University of Pretoria in South Africa where she obtained her degree in Psychology. During her studies, she also worked as a private tutor and Au Pair. She has spent the last two years teaching English in China to a variety of different age groups and is also TEFL certified.

Ms. Carissa

Ms. Jamee is from South Africa where she studied film at Wits University. She loves animals and pets. She only started teaching now but she loves it already!


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.

Mr. Charl

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. Lily

Mr. Chris is a South African English teacher with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, he studied through Pearson Institute of Higher Education and graduated with Honours. He worked as a Student Registered Counsellor and went on to become a Registered Counsellor in South Africa in 2020. During his time as a Student Registered Counsellor, he gave psychoeducational workshops to children of various ages as well as seminars to his peers and the lecturer staff on mental health management. This experience ignited a passion for teaching.

Mr. Chris

Chris graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with a BA Honours in Business Management. Before he accepted his degree, he found the time to travel and experience different countries and new cultures. During his travels, he worked for a charity summer camp in the USA and worked with children and teenagers to provide education in a new environment. After finishing university, Chris went on to teach English in China working with children from three-years-old to 15-year-old. Now coming to Monkey Tree, he is looking forward to starting his new chapter in education.

Mr. Chris

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.

Ms. Cindy


Ms. Cindy

Ms. Claire is from South Africa from a small town in the vineyards called Stellenbosch. She loves yoga, going to the beach, dancing and hiking. Her favorite color is purple and she loves baking cupcakes and having tea with friends.

Ms. Claire

Miss Claudia is from a town called George in South Africa. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Economic and Management Sciences from the University of Stellenbosch and recently obtained her TEFL. In her spare time, Miss Claudia enjoys socialising with friends and spending time in nature. Miss Claudia lives by the moto, “Always try to see the good in each situation” and she hopes to have a positive impact on all her students.

Miss Claudia

Mr. Connor is a young, vibrant, and motivated teacher who is always trying to encourage his students to learn and participate in his class. After heading to university and completing a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Digital Marketing, he started work as an online English tutor teaching both adults and children. Now taking his talents to Hong Kong.

Mr. Connor

Mr Conor is from the United Kingdom. After graduating University, he decided to travel the world and has since stumbled upon a passion for teaching. Mr Conor is a charismatic individual who loves new challenges and experiences. He enjoys reading books, learning languages, and listening to music.

Mr. Conor

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.

Ms. Nella

Ms Courtney is from South Africa and has completed her postgraduate Honors degree in Psychology. She loves to travel to new countries, read and cook. After teacher training in the Czech Republic and teaching for a fantastic year in South Korea, she decided to move to Hong Kong to improve her skills and overcome new challenges. Ms Courtney understands the importance of a brilliant education and getting ahead in today's competitive society. She has a positive energy, is passionate about working with children.

Ms. Courtney

Mr Cuan was born and raised in South Africa. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Organization Psychology and Industrial Sociology. Whilst studying, Mr. Cuan was a student assistant for two years at a private school within the city. He enjoyed working with kids and teenagers, thus he started his post graduate certificate in education. He then did TEFL to get him to his dream city. He is exited to engage with the culture and especially the kids at Monkey Tree.

Mr. Cuan

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. Dale

Mr. Fourie is 23 years old and is from South Africa. He is fresh out of university and completed his studies at the end of 2020He is an outgoing person who enjoys spending time outdoors. He puts a high value on an active and healthy lifestyle. For him it is very important spending time building and maintaining relationships with his family, friends and community. He is very excited for his new journey at Monkey Tree and cannot wait to see what Hong Kong has in store for him.

Mr. Fourie

Mr. Daniel is from Cape Town, South Africa. He has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art, English and Visual Culture. He also has a post-graduate certificate in Education. He has taught students in South Africa and Korea. Mr. Daniel thrives in supporting students to improve their English language.

Mr. Daniel

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.

Mr. Daniel


Mr. Daniel

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. 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. Darryn

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. David

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. Dave

Mr. David is from the United States of America. He received a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Child Psychology. He loves computer games and hiking.

Mr. David

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.

Mr. Damon

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.

Ms. Denise

Mr. Dominic is from Birmingham in England. He obtained an undergraduate degree in Geography from the University of Liverpool. He first gained his passion for teaching during his time volunteering in schools in Uganda. Thereafter, he completed his TEFL qualification while teaching adults business English in the Czech Republic. He loves traveling and learning about other cultures.

Mr. Dominic

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.

Mr. Ed

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. Enslin

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. Francis

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. Gabrielle

Mr. Gavin is a farm boy all the way from South Africa. He has a degree in Brand Management from Vega School of Brand Leadership in Cape Town. He enjoys spending time in the outdoors and is very excited to begin his new adventure, teaching in Hong Kong. Mr. Gavin has a passion for working with children and cannot wait to see what life experience he can get from being exposed to a foreign culture.

Mr. Gavin

Ms Gemma comes from East London, South Africa. She went to Rhodes University for four years where she studied Psychology and Sociology, majoring in environmental sociology. This was followed by 8 months of online teaching, where she discovered her passion for teaching. Wanting to be more involved with the learners and better help them with their English brought her here to Monkey Tree. She hopes her passion for helping her students and patience will get the best possible results from her students.

Ms. Gemma

Ms Gina was born in Winchester, England, but grew up in South Africa. After two years of tutoring and au-pairing in the UK, she completed her TEFL course and decided to pursue her passion for teaching young students. She is passionate about Dramatic and Creative Arts and is always looking for ways to incorporate them into her lessons. This is her first time in Hong Kong and she is looking forward to helping each child reach their full potential at Monkey Tree.

Ms Gina

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. Matthew


Mr. Greg

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. Gui

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. Pedro

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.

Mr. Han

Mr. James is from a small village in England called Royal Wootton Bassett. He has a bachelor’s degree in Law from Oxford Brookes University and a TEFL qualification. He enjoys travelling and exploring new countries. Mr. James is very excited to be here in Hong Kong for the first time and is looking forward to all the hiking in the magnificent scenery. He also loves the football club Tottenham Hotspur and has a passion for reading and photography.

Mr. James

Mr. Harry is from Queensland in Australia. He studied at the University of Queensland and completed his CELTA certification soon after he got his degree. He enjoys playing rugby, playing video games and traveling around the world.

Mr. Harry

Mr. Heinrich is from Cape Town, South Africa. His hobbies include cycling, hiking and exploring local restaurant. He can speak English, Afrikaans and a little bit of Xhosa, a native South African language. He is excited to explore everything that Hong Kong has to offer.

Mr. Heinrich

Mr. Henry is from the UK and has recently moved to Hong Kong. He went to the University of Manchester and has experience in teaching young children. Mr. Henry has two younger brothers at home and enjoys working with children. In his free time, Mr. Henry likes to do sports and play musical instruments.

Mr. Henry

Mr. Herman is from Sunny South Africa. He is 29 years old. Mr. Herman also grew up in n family where his parents were both teachers. He studied Agriculture at the Technical University of the Free State in Bloemfontein. Mr. Herman has a big passion for education. A fun fact about him is that he has an identical twin brother called Wessel.

Mr. Herman

Mr. Hansen is a dedicated teacher who wants the best for his students. Being familiar with phonics programs, he finds it enjoyable teaching it to children. With his previous teaching experience in a private school and being a homeroom teacher, Mr. Hansen makes a perfect addition to our Monkey Tree team.

Mr. Hansen

Ms Huang studies Chinese Literature for her post-graduate degree. She believes that every kids have amazing language potential. She has been teaching kids aged 3-12 for some days. Ms Huang thinks teaching through games is the best way and she want her students can learn in a happy atmosphere, while catching the charm of the Chinese culture.

Ms. Huang (Mandarin)

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.

Mr. Hugo

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.

Ms. Humna

Ms. Jamee is from South Africa where she studied film at Wits University. She loves animals and pets. She only started teaching now but she loves it already!

Ms. Jamee

Born in South Africa, Mr. James attended university in Cape Town and Kwa-Zulu Natal. After ten years of competitive gymnastics, he became a coach for five years and as a result, has experience working with children of all ages. He has a passion for teaching and loves the idea of being able to make a difference in the lives of others. .

Mr. James

Mr. Janus is from Pretoria, one of South Africa's capital cities. After graduating university, he worked as a social media marketer in the television industry for a few years before obtaining a TEFL degree and moving abroad. Apart from Hong Kong, Mr. Janus has also taught in China and South Korea. He enjoys travelling, reading and making embarrassingly lame jokes.

Mr. Janus


Mr. Jared

Mr. Jason is from Ireland. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Programming and Design at the Limerick Institute of Technology. Before coming to Monkey Tree, he worked as a Web/Graphic Designer. He later went on to complete his TEFL course in 2017. His hobbies include playing games, computers and art.

Mr. Jason

Ms. Jean was born and raised in Ireland. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Midwifery and her Diploma in Nursing from London South Bank University in the UK. She has lived and worked in London as a midwife/nurse for over 20 years. She completed her TEFL certification and decided to move to Hong Kong to be part of the Monkey Tree family.

Ms. Jean

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.

Ms. Joana

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. John

Mr Steven is from the United States and grew up in California. He graduated from the University of California, and then worked on numerous movies and television shows in Hollywood as a lighting technician. In 2018, Mr Steven decided to earn his TEFL certificate. Mr. Steven wishes to integrate art and entertainment in all his lessons, and hopes his students will have so much fun and love his classes.

Mr. Steven

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. Jordan

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. Joe

Mr. Josh is from Johannesburg, South Africa. He has a passion for teaching and has experience in many different teaching roles. He hopes to spend many years aiding his students to reach their goals whilst having fun doing it. He enjoys reading, hiking and playing video games.

Mr. Josh

Ms Kaera was born in sunny Durban, South Africa. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology from Rhodes University. Ms. Kaera loves the beach, hiking and trying new foods. She also enjoys shopping and reading. Ms. Kaera is very excited about teaching at Monkey Tree!

Ms. Kaera

Ms Kaitlyn comes from a small coastal town called Knysna, which is in South Africa. She graduated with an Honor’s Degree in Media Studies and taught at a Private College for four years. Ms Kaitlyn loves teaching and working with children, and is happy to be a part of the Monkey Tree team here in Hong Kong.

Ms. Kaitlyn

Ms. Kara is from sunny South Africa. Although she grew up in Durban; she studied a BBA in Brand Building and Management at Vega School of Branding in Cape Town. Ms. Kara decided to move to Hong Kong to broaden her worldview and immerse herself in the culture. In her spare time, Ms. Kara likes to go on adventures - making memories and friends along the way.

Ms. Kara

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!

Ms. Karen

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.

Ms. Sherry

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.

Mr. Keeran

Mr. Kevin is from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He obtained his Bachelor of Science Honor’s Degree in Environmental Geography from Nelson Mandela University and he has 5 years’ experience as a sustainability consultant to various industries throughout Africa.

Mr. Kevin

Mr. Simon graduated in England with a degree in primary teaching. Afterwards, he gained extensive teaching experience working in China full time for three years. Mr. Simon has a love for travel in Asia and spends his free time hiking, socializing and making movies. H

Mr. Simon

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. Kieran

Ms. Kim originates from South Africa. She has recently obtained her bachelor’s degree in Foundation Phase Education. The quotation which best supports her teaching philosophy is: ‘Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn’ ~ Benjamin Franklin. Ms. Kim thoroughly enjoys reading and spending time outdoors.

Ms. Kim

Ms Kim was born and raised in Benoni, South Africa. She holds a BA in Visual Communication with experience in the publishing industry as a Managing and Assistant Editor. She has previously taught in public schools throughout Ha Long Bay, Vietnam and has tutored Business English online to adults from around the world. Miss Kim is a passionate teacher and is committed to the achievement of her students.

Ms. Kim

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.

Mr. Kenny

Ms. Alex is from a small town called Grahamstown in South Africa. Back home, she studied Journalism and Philosophy at Rhodes University, and hopes to become a great novelist one day. Ms. Alex spends many days painting, and writing poems and stories. She has come all the way to Hong Kong to experience the rich culture of the big city and share her love of the English language.

Ms. Alex

Ms. Kirsty graduated from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. She is very passionate about helping children achieve their potential and is very excited to be a part of the Monkey Tree team. Ms. Kirsty enjoys traveling, the outdoors, and is a foodie and looks forward to exploring all that Hong Kong has to offer.

Ms. Kirsty

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. Kirstin

Mr. Kit is from Scotland in the United Kingdom. He has a BsC in software engineering and a HnD in sports coaching. Mr. Kit has his TEFL teaching certificates completed. He loves playing games and sports and wants to be able to help his students understand the English language better.

Mr. Kit

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.

Ms. Kristie

Ms. Kruti has a Bachelors's degree in English Literature. She recently obtained a TEFL Certification to pursue her passion for teaching and is thrilled to be a teacher at Monkey Tree. She is passionate about protecting our planet Earth, animals, traveling, learning different cultures and cuisines. She is looking forward to helping her young students reach their full potential.

Ms. Kruti

Ms. Kelly is from Korea, but she has spent a large part of her life in China and Hong Kong. In her free time, Ms. Kelly likes hiking, reading, and watching movies. She has a passion for traveling and enjoys exploring new cultures. Ms. Kelly is excited to meet her new students and help develop their English skills!

Ms Kelly

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

Mr. Liam is from Ireland and has been living in Hong Kong since 2016. He has much experience with teaching young learners and enjoys seeing his students reach their full potential. Mr. Liam is happy to be a part of the Monkey Tree team and looks forward to teaching and meeting his students.

Mr. Liam

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.

Miss Loretta

Mr. Lorne is from Hertfordshire in the UK. After finishing his studies at the University of Plymouth he has taught in Milan, Italy and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and is very excited to be teaching here at Monkey Tree in Hong Kong.

Mr. Lorne

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. Louise

Mr. Brandon is from the USA. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in the USA, and he received his PhD in Hong Kong. He has lived in Hong Kong for several years, and he has teaching experience at tutoring centers in Hong Kong as well as at the university level in both Hong Kong and the USA. He is excited to be a part of the Monkey Tree team!

Mr. Brandon

Mr. Luke is an American New Zealander who loves travelling and learning new things. He graduated from the University of Auckland. He enjoys playing basketball, going for hikes, and having a good conversation. Luke is excited to help the students to develop not only their English skills, but their sense of self-confidence too.

Mr. Luke

Ms. Lynn is from Cape Town, South Africa. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems and Economics where she worked as a Software Developer. She decided to change her career path and completed her TEFL certificate. She loves children and has a passion for growth and development in young children. In her spare time, she loves exploring and cooking.

Ms. Lynn

Ms. Mandy graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from the University of London. While studying for her degree, she gained experience in teaching English as a Second Language to primary and secondary students across Hong Kong. She is passionate about teaching students of all ages. In her free time, she enjoys island-hopping and exploring the beauty of nature.

Ms. Mandy

Mr. Marcus was born in Hong Kong and raised in the United States. He has an undergraduate degree in Architectural Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. He loves aqua scaping and fishing during his free time and traveling.

MR. Marcus

Mr. Mark is from London, England. He received a BSc in Psychology and a PhD in Experimental Linguistics from London University and a TEFAL from Prague. He moved to Asia six years ago and has taught English in Hong Kong and China in both schools and teaching centres.

Mr. Mark

Mr. Martin is a joyful teacher from Birmingham, England. He has a degree in Sociology and studied at Aston University. He also studied a Master’s degree in Social Research Methods at University of Liverpool for six months. He has travelled around Europe for six months and volunteered on family farms.

Mr. Martin

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.

Mr. Martin

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.

Ms Maryke

Mr. Matt is from Port Elizabeth, South Africa and has a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Nelson Mandela University. He has previous experience teaching online and as a private tutor. Mr. Matt has a passion for helping his students grow. Mr. Matt likes to spend his free time hiking, free diving and exploring the culture of Hong Kong.

Mr. Matt

Mr. Matthew originates from the city of Cape Town in South Africa. He completed his degree at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and has an academic background in conservation and environmental studies. Matthew is energetic, positive and enjoys laughing whenever he can.

Mr. Matthew

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.

Mr. Matt

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.

Ms. Mia

Mr. Michael is from Canada, and has a bachelor's degrees in English, and History, with a minor in Film. He is new to teaching children, but has taught adults. He looks forward to helping children to improve their English skills.

Mr. Michael

Mr Michael is from South Africa. He enjoys a variety of sports and loves traveling in his free time. After working as a project manager for 2 years, he developed a passion for teaching and took up a second job to teach Chinese students over weekends. Today Michael is living out his passion for teaching by working for Monkey Tree. He is looking forward to the future and he is excited for the adventures still to come!

Mr. Michael

Ms. Claudia is from Australia. She has a bachelor degree from Oxford Brookes University, UK. Since her graduation, she has worked in Seoul, South Korea as an English teacher and in business roles. In her free time, she likes listening to music, sightseeing and working out.

Ms. Claudia

Mr. Mitch is from Cape Town, South Africa and graduated from Varsity College with a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Management. After his studies, he completed his TEFL certificate as he wanted to travel and explore the world. In his spare time, Mr. Mitch enjoys gaming, listening to music and trying new food!

Mr. Mitch

Mr. Mustafa is 30 years old and from the UK. He graduated with a university degree in 2015 and had travelled all over the world since then. He gained a passion for languages and learned Japanese in his spare time. He is excited to embark on a new future with Monkey Tree, Hong Kong.

Mr. Mustafa

Mr. Myles sought to pursue a degree in Engineering at the University of Leeds, with Psychology, and with a focus on Education and Development. Whilst studying Mr. Myles applied to work as a Learning Support Assistant at a Special Educational Needs school in the UK. The children there had a range of intellectual disabilities and comorbid disorders, and displayed challenging behaviors. This provided the foundations for his desire to become an Educator.

Mr. Myles

Ms. Nadine is from South Africa and received her degree in Financial Management from the University of Pretoria. As she enjoys engaging with different cultures and sharing her love of language. She hopes to teach as well as learn from her students. She finds laughter often inspires learning and will encourage humor and joy in all of her lessons.

Ms. Nadine

Mr. Nathan is from the UK. He studied a BA and MA in History at the University of London. He has taught English since 2015 in Cambodia, China and online. He enjoys reading and traveling.

Mr. Nathan

Mr. Neil is from Liverpool City in England. He studied illustration and graduated with honors from the University of Huddersfield. Before coming to Monkey Tree, he worked as a Youth Exchange Project Coordinator across Europe helping young people learn and practice English. In his spare time, he likes to paint gigantic murals and go scuba diving.

Mr. Neil

Mr Nicholaas is from the from the United States of America. Before he came to Hong Kong, he spent a year in Shenzhen also teaching English with young learners and he had a great time doing it. Mr Nicholaas really likes sports and his favorites are basketball and soccer. He hopes to be able to attend a lot of the Hong Kong Soccer League games in his off time from Monkey Tree. One thing he has learned is that if you try your best no matter what, good results will end up coming your way!

Mr. Nicholaas

Ms. Nikki comes from Scotland. She has a degree in Management from the Robert Gordon University. She completed her TEFL course last year and has previously taught English in Hanoi, Vietnam for 6 months earlier this year.

Ms. Nikki

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. Nina

Mr. Noel is from Ireland and graduated from university with a Business Management degree. Mr. Noel found a passion for teaching when he was a company trainer. In 2020, Mr. Noel then decided to teach kids whilst travelling Asia. Mr. Noel is passionate about history, sports, food, and travel and is excited to explore Hong Kong and sample the famous cuisines.

Mr. Noel

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.

Ms. Pam

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. Paris

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. Patricia

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.

Ms. Paxton

Mr. Peter is from Cumbria, England. He graduated from the University of Manchester with a master’s degree in Biology. He has a love of nature and is looking forward to exploring the many beautiful hiking areas Hong Kong has to offer. He has always been passionate about teaching others and is looking forward to continuing this with Monkey Tree.

Mr. Peter

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. Peter

Mr. Philip is a Korean-American who was born in Korea, but was raised in U.S.A. He studied computers and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity from the state of Maryland. Mr. Philip looks forward to working with all of the students and teaching them to the best of his abilities.

Mr. Philip

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. Philippe

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. In her free time she looks forward to trying all the local food and exploring hidden gems in Hong Kong and Macau. She's excited to watch her students progress and eat lots more dim sum!

Ms. Rachael

Mr Raffaele has previous teaching experience in the United States as a university professor in the field of communication. He earned his Master of Arts in communication studies. Mr Raffaele speaks 4 languages fluently (English, Italian, Spanish and Romanian) He enjoys outdoor activities and is looks forward to exploring Hong Kong and learn more about its many secrets.

Mr. Raffael


Ms. Siu

Ms. Tia is from Hong Kong. She studied a BA in international Hospitality and Tourism Management at Northumbria University. She is passionate about languages, travelling and photography. Ms. Tia loves meeting new people and loves children!

Ms. Tia

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.

Ms. René

Mr. Richard is from the United Kingdom. He has lived and worked in many places around the world, including China. During his time in China, Mr. Richard would visit Hong Kong as often as possible and really liked it here. He enjoys creating a fun and relaxing environment for all his students.

Mr. Richard

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. Royston

Mr Ryan is from Cape Town, South Africa. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting, from the University of the Western Cape. He has since completed his articles to become a member of the South African Institute of Professional Accountants. He loves learning new things and has decided to use that love of learning to teach kids English. In his spare time, he loves to play video games and exploring.

Mr. Ryan

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

Ms Salwah has two years of teaching students in Hong Kong and really enjoys it! She is a passionate and dedicated to her work and loves to see the smiles on her students’ faces. She likes spending time with her students and getting to know them.

Miss Salwah

Mr. Sanjok has been living and studying in Hong Kong for over 10 years. He has a Bachelor Degree in Business from the University of Wollongong and a TESOL certificate. In his free time, Mr. Sanjok loves to play football and watch Manchester United FC’s matches. He hopes that one day he’ll visit all the countries in the world.

Mr. Sanjok

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.

Mr. Alex

Ms. Sasja is from South Africa. She would love to incorporate certain elements of her current skills set to become a successful teacher to support the vision of the Monkey Tree group. She firmly believes in continuous self-leadership, growth, and would like to add to her formal education in the future.

Ms. Sasja

Ms. Shannon was born in the UK where she graduated with Honors in Business Management. She has experience working as an Au Pair in Spain and Turkey and is very passionate about teaching English as a foreign language to young children. Ms. Shannon loves to travel and she is really looking forward to travelling around all of Hong Kong and its neighboring countries.

Ms. Shannon

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. Shannon

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 comes from a family of academics with her mum being the Dean of Education in Mpumalanga, so she couldn't help but follow in a great lineage of footsteps to be a teacher. 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. On the side, she also loves organising get togethers and cooking for all those dear to her.

Ms. Shardale

Mr. Shawn is from South Africa. He has his Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Management. He is eager to work with Monkey Tree students and is excited to be living in Hong Kong.

Mr. Shawn

Ms. Sheldon is from Manchester, UK. She graduated from her university in Leeds, UK, with a BA (Hons) degree in International Tourism Management and has also been rewarded with her TEFL certificate. Ms. Sheldon is looking forward to meeting everyone at Monkey Tree and to take the next step in this exciting new career!

Ms. Sheldon

Mr. Sheldon is a South African English teacher originally from the coastal city of Durban. He studied Psychology and is TEFL certified. Before moving to Hong Kong, Mr. Sheldon spent several years teaching English in China. He has a passion for music and helping students reach their full potential.

Mr. Sheldon

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.

Mr. Shian

Ms. Shireen is from Canada. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Child and Youth Studies and has always had a great passion to assist children to ensure their optimal development. Shireen had volunteered abroad in Peru to carry out an English workshop and completed a year placement in a kindergarten classroom. Ms. Shireen loves to dance, sing and enjoys anything that sparks creativity.

Ms. Shireen

Ms Sophie is from the UK and was born in Hong Kong. She has a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies from Royal Holloway University and a Master’s degree in Acting at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. She found a passion for teaching after working as an assistant ballet teacher for one year and went on to complete her TEFL qualification. Ms Sophie is very excited to return to Hong Kong and to start teaching the Monkey Tree students.

Ms Sophie

Steven is from Minnesota in the United States. He has a degree in Construction Management and worked in the railroad industry for 7 years before moving to Hong Kong! Steven loves interacting and teaching kids and can’t wait to have a positive role in their development while they learn English!

Mr. Steven

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.

Mr. Steven

Ms. Madi is a young Australian who recently moved to Hong Kong. Miss Madi has provided private tutor and drum lessons for young children. In her spare time, she loves to make music, play sports and take photos of Hong Kong.

Ms. Madi

Mr. Storm was born in Johannesburg South Africa. He studied a Bachelors of Communication, Logistics and Supply Chain Management. His particular strengths lie his ability to motivate himself, set goals and develop positive relationships with people of all ages. He has lived and worked in South Africa/ England and Germany. This has given him the opportunity to understand different cultures and has helped him develop the skills to work with a wide range of people.

Mr. Storm

Ms Catherine is from Indiana in the United States of America. She attended Ball State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in general studies with a concentration in Psychology of Human Development. She also earned a two-year degree in Early Childhood Education. Following her studies, Ms Catherine spent 10 years working as a preschool teacher. In her spare time, she enjoys figure skating, reading, and traveling. Ms Catherine is very excited about working at Monkey Tree and experiencing life in Hong Kong.

Ms. Catherine

Suzie Clarke is from the beautiful city of Cape Town in South Africa, where she graduated from the University of Cape Town with a science degree majoring in Chemistry and Genetics. She loves to spend her time hiking, surfing, and doing anything else that involves spending time in the sea and in nature! Suzie is absolutely thrilled to now be able to live her dream of teaching English in Hong Kong, and she cannot wait to be a part of the Monkey Tree community!

Miss Suzie

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. Tamin-Lee

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. Teri

Mr. Terry is from New Zealand. He studied visual arts at Waikato Institute of Technology in New Zealand. Mr. Terry has teaching experience in Lion dance and Muay Thai. He enjoys the food and culture in Hong Kong.

Mr. Terry

Mr. Thai is from Queensland in Australia. He graduated from the Queensland University of Technology. He came to Hong Kong two years ago and is having a wonderful time. In his spare time, he loves taking his two little daughters to the park.

Mr. Thai

Mr.Ti-Jan is from South Africa. He obtained his Bachelors from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa. Before joining the Monkey Tree team, Mr. Ti-Jan worked as an Architect. He loves the outdoors and is very excited to embrace all that Hong Kong has to offer.


Ms Cai, from Fujian, graduated from a university in Fujian. She immigrated to Hong Kong in 2016 and has a second-class certificate in Mandarin. She is cheerful and amiable, responsible and patient.

Ms. Cai (Mandarin)

Mr. Trafford is twenty-one and recently graduated from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Law, and is hoping to practice as a lawyer in the near future. He is mixed race, British and born in Hong Kong. In his spare time, Mr. Trafford enjoys exercising and travelling.

Mr. Trafford

Mr. Tyler is from the Midwestern United States. He graduated from The Art Institute of Chicago where he studied studio art and creative writing. He enjoys making art, writing, watching movies, playing basketball, and trying new foods. He is excited to be living in Hong Kong with its fast-paced lifestyle and rich culture.

Mr. Tyler

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. Carel

Ms. Vanisha was born and brought up in Hong Kong. She studied Communication Studies at Northeastern University in Boston, USA. She is passionate about teaching, traveling and fashion.

Ms. Vanisha

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.

Ms. Victoria

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. Vincent

Mr. Wade studied Archaeology at the University of Pretoria in sunny South Africa. Tutoring and training fellow students and staff wherever possible, he pursued a career in education so as to have the opportunity to travel and experience different cultures. Always eager for adventure and the outdoors, and sharing those experiences with the young.

Mr. Wade

Ms. Jessie is from England and recently graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University. She completed her TEFL whilst in Hong Kong and hopes her background in the arts help her in creating fun and engaging lessons that students will enjoy and learn from. She enjoys reading, crocheting, and music.

Ms. Jessie

Ms. Sophia graduated from Carleton College in Minnesota majoring in Sociology and Asian studies. Then she graduated from CUHK with a Master’s degree in Marketing. She has been in Hong Kong for a year and loves the city. She enjoys golfing and wants to become a professional golfer.

Ms. Sophia

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. Khan

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. Waylon

Mr Will joined Monkey Tree after completing his degree in film studies. After his studies, he decided that he wanted to share his passion, energy and enthusiasm for teaching. Mr Will hopes to provide the best teaching service possible and wants to help every small monkey in and around the centre to speak English well. Mr Will's interests include filmmaking, photography, sneakers, and sightseeing.

Mr. Will

Mr. Winston is from Devon, England. Winston has completed his TESOL course with the passion in teaching young learners around the world. Winston loves extreme sports including surfing, mountain biking and scuba diving.

Mr. Winston

Ms Lauren was born and raised in South Africa. She completed a BA degree in English and History as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. Before moving to Hong Kong, Ms Laruen worked as an Au Pair in Cape Town. She likes to spend her spare time reading, hiking and exploring new places.

Ms. Lauren

Ms Wu is a Chinese language teacher came from Mongolia and moved to Hong Kong in 2018. She is cheerful and patient in lesson and teaches kids based on their characteristics. She wants her students learn in a happy classroom.

Ms. Wu (Mandarin)

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.

Ms. May

Ms Xu moved to Hong Kong in 2017 from Fujian, China. She has been rewarded as Outstanding tutor for GAPSK. She is a cheerful, patient and responsible person who loves to stay with kids.

Ms. Xu (Mandarin)


Mr. Amin

Ms Ku came to Hong Kong in 2018 for post-graduate study. She is a energetic and responsible teacher. She thinks the best way to teach is to make students learn actively with curiosity . That is why her lessons are full of games and joy.

Ms. Ku (Mandarin)

Mr William is from the UK. He has obtained BA Honors degree in Leisure & Tourism from the College of St Mark & St John in the UK and a TESOL certificate from the Trinity College of London. As well as teaching in Monkey Tree, Mr. William also manages two football teams and enjoys travelling.

Mr. William

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.

Mr. Zubair

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