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Mr. Max is a Hong Kong born Native English Teacher, he graduated from Lingnan University in 2021 majoring in English language and communications. Mr. Max is equipped with 3 years of teaching experience, and loves being around kids. He hopes that all his students can excel and develop love and interest for the English language.
Mr. Shane has lived in Hong Kong for over 20 years. After completing his Bachelor's in International Business, he decided to pursue a career in educating the next generation of future leaders. He hopes to give back to the city that has given him a lot. Shane has a deep passion for sports and regularly plays American Football every weekend.
Ms. Abby is a natural born world traveller! She has been exposed to several cultures after growing up in Dubai, U.A.E and hopes to engage with more Eastern influences here in Hong Kong. She has recently graduated from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, where she studied English and Japanese Culture. In her free time, she likes to take what she’s experienced and create multi/cross-cultural works of fiction. She can’t wait for the wonderful opportunities her students will give her to learn and grow!
Mr. Abraham comes from a small town called Odendaalsrus, in South Africa. He studied at the AAA School of Advertising where he obtained his bachelor's degree in Marketing Communications. Before joining Monkey Tree, Mr. Abraham was traveling the world for twelve years working as a Cabin Crew. He strongly believes that if the classroom environment is supportive, open and communicative, each child will feel safe, secure, special, and appropriately challenged.
Mr. Adam graduated with a bachelor degree of hotel management in South Australia. He then went on to work in various countries within this sector. Two years ago Mr. Adam found his true calling in teaching young learners. He enjoys playing a variety of sports in his free time.
Mr. Adam 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 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.
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 Aldrin is from Cape Town, South Africa. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Management at the university of Stellenbosch. He worked in the corporate banking industry and has a great passion for working people and education. Mr Aldrin is excited and eager to share that same passion with the Monkey Tree young English learners.
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.
Mr. Alex is from Swansea in the United Kingdom, where he worked as a solicitor. After the birth of his daughter here in Hong Kong he decided to change his career and completed his TEFL course. He is looking forward to helping his students achieve their full potential!
Mr Alex was born in a military barrack in Germany, where his father was stationed at the time. After obtaining a language degree in Beijing Language & Culture University, Mr Alex furthered his education at Aberystwyth University. Mr Alex really enjoys Chinese culture and has a passion for teaching and mentoring. In his free time, if he is not making music, you will find Mr Alex enjoying local cuisine and exploring historical places in and around Hong Kong.
Alex was 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!
Ms. Alice is from the town of Ipswich, England, and graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in English Literature. During her time at university, she studied abroad in New Zealand and discovered her love for travel. She has combined her experience with tutoring children with her life-long desire to visit Hong Kong to come and work for Monkey Tree. She loves listening to music, reading, and going on walks.
Mr Allan is from the small town of George in South Africa. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Media, Communication and Culture and a TEFL qualification. Mr Allan has a passion for reading, writing and cinema. He is very excited about moving to Hong Kong and cannot wait to begin teaching students and finding fun ways for them to learn and enjoy his lessons.
Ms. Amy is from Dublin, the capital of Ireland. She obtained her bachelor’s degree is General Science and specialized in Chemistry. Ms. Amy loves to travel and try on different cuisines. She enjoys teaching young children and looking forward to join the Monkey Tree team.
Ms. Amy is from Manchester, UK. She got her degree from UWTSD in Ancient History and Archaeology. Ms. Amy likes to spend her free time doing arts and craft and exploring travelling as much as possible, her favorite city is Budapest. Ms. Amy has previously worked in China and Poland and enjoys getting to know all her students at Monkey Tree.
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. Anna is from Houston, Texas. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Media Production at the University of Houston, and has since then acquired her TEFL certificate. Having had training at the Alicia Sanchez International School in Lafayette, Colorado, she is thrilled to continue playing a part in the development of the precious minds of the future. Hong Kong is already very dear to her, as she enjoys outdoor activities, music, and good company.
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.
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!
Ms. Ashlee is from Stellenbosch, South Africa. After receiving her Bachelor's degree International Studies in 2020, she completed her TEFL course a year later. Ms. Ashlee enjoys visiting parks, going on mild hikes and playing her saxophone and piano. She is excited to see what the future holds.
Mr. Ashley is from Swansea, Wales in the United Kingdom. He graduated university in the UK with his studies primarily focussing on Psychology. Mr. Ashley loves to travel and explore other cultures. In his free time, he likes to stay active by training martial arts, climbing and hiking. Mr. Ashley has come to Hong Kong to experience the culture and to further develop as a teacher.
Ms. Ashley is from Cape Town, South Africa. She has a degree in Education from the University of South Africa and has taught in Thailand and at home. During her time in Cape Town she worked as a Special Needs therapist and loves working with young learners. She enjoys reading fantasy novels and trying exciting foods from around the world. It is her first time in Hong Kong and is very excited to work at Monkey Tree.
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.
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. Benjamin is from Texas, USA where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington. He worked as an accountant for six years in different industries including a local municipality, a regional not for profit hospital, and a building materials supply company before deciding to complete a TEFL course in order to take a gap year to experience life outside of the US. He looks forward to experiencing life and culture in Hong Kong as well as in Monkey Tree.
Mr. Benson came from Canada, ge has accrued both experience in education and working life with a balance of Western and Eastern culture. With the University of British Columbia as the foundation of his studies and experience working in Real Estate, Media and Education. With an open-minded approach, he aims to act as a road-map to educational growth and beyond.
Mr. 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.
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.
Ms. Bruna is from Brazil but has been living in China since 2016. She completed her bachelor's degree in International Chinese Language Education in Macao in 2020. With a genuine appreciation for education, Ms. Bruna hopes to acquire even more experience in teaching in Hong Kong. She also hopes to make a positive impact on her students by creating a fun and interactive classroom, where her students can grow personally and academically.
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. Calum was born in London, England and studied in Glasgow and Dublin. Mr. Calum enjoys reading books and watching films. He spends the majority of his free time doing one or the other. By moving to Hong Kong, Mr. Calum hopes to develop as a teacher and also learn more about HK cinema. In particular the films of John Woo and Wong Kar-Wai.
Mr Francois is from Durban, South Africa. He graduated with his degree in psychology and communication science. He is a sporty individual who has represented his country for ice hockey from a very young age and has been involved in coaching kids for many years. Mr Francois always holds a big smile and this positive attitude is reflected in his work. He finds true satisfaction in helping others and looks forward to helping kids progress.
Mrs Carla is from Cape Town South Africa. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Drama and Theatre Studies at Stellenbosch University. After completing her degree, she managed an aftercare whilst completing her TEFL. She loves singing, making music and all things creative. She also loves teaching English and cannot wait to meet you!
Ms. Carmen comes from the City of Gold, Johannesburg, in sunny South Africa. She loves watching movies, which is why she graduated with a bachelor's degree in film and television production. After working a year in the film industry, Ms. Carmen decided to travel aboard. She has worked on cruise ships for the last 3 years, spending most of her time in the kids' club on board, or making the most of her free time in the ports of the Caribbean islands or Bahamas. Ms. Carmen loves interacting with children and is always excited to bring fun and energy to her classes.
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.
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.
Ms. Lena is from Namibia, Windhoek. She completed her Bachelor of Commerce in Organizational Psychology and Labour Relations in 2021 in South Africa and also her TEFL Certificate. Ms. Lena loves the outdoors and traveling. She’s a very energetic and enthusiastic person and loves working with children.
Ms. Chelsea studied a bachelor’s degree in Sociology in the United States. She worked at an ESL learning center near her while studying in university. She is passionate about showing young students that language learning can be fun and rewarding. She strongly believes that her friendly and realistic approach will allow students to feel comfortable and have fun while learning naturally.
Ms Lily is from Manchester, United Kingdom. She graduated with a degree in Business Management and has a TEFL certificate. Ms Lily is passionate about teaching English and she is looking forward to creating an enjoyable environment for her students. This will be her second year of teaching English to young learners in Hong Kong. Her hobbies include reading, shopping, and traveling. Ms Lily is looking forward to a great year at Monkey Tree.
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.
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.
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.
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 England and has a degree in Illustration. He enjoys teaching through creativity and believes that lots of energy and laughter are the best ways for us to learn. Mr. Connor is very excited to welcome all of his students to his class!
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.
Courtney is 25 years old and comes from sunny South Africa. She studied a degree in film and loves all things creative. She has many pets and would like to own an animal sanctuary one day.
Mr. Dale is from Durban, South Africa. After completing his BA degree in Creative Writing, he decided to complete a TEFL course in order to embark on a new journey in which he could be immersed in different cultures while helping others along the way. Mr. Dale loves sport and adventure and can often be found playing golf, hiking or exploring everything that nature has to offer.
Mr. Daniel is from the UK. He has been living in Hong Kong for three years now. He has a kind heart and is very passionate about educating children. He is a singer, songwriter and loves helping children become more confident. He enjoys hiking and doing outdoor activities. Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Mr. Daniel worked in playgroups and nurseries in England.
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.
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Mr. Darryn is from South Africa where he completed a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of South Africa. After working in the aviation and boiler industries, he decided to pursue a career in teaching. He completed his TEFL course and looks forward to studying further in the field of education. He is excited to be teaching in Hong Kong and cannot wait to explore! Mr. Darryn enjoys travelling and loves all kinds of sports and music.
Mr. David is from Bristol, England. He studied a Business Management degree at the University of the West of England. Mr. David has travelled extensively since, including volunteering spells with a disaster response NGO in The Philippines, and most recently teaching English to children. He has a passion for adventure and mountain trekking, and je completed an expedition to Himalayan mountain range, successfully completing a traverse of Thorong-La, the highest mountain pass in the world!
Mr Dave is from the United Kingdom. His background is in journalism. Fun fact: he once met the Queen. He enjoys self-improvement and this was part of his motivation for moving away. He is passionate about fitness, travel, history and socialising. He hopes to inspire others, and in future to write a book!
Mr. Damon is from Pretoria, South Africa. He has a Bachelor's degree in Motion Picture Medium. After teaching in Japan, he hopes to now explore Hong Kong and learn more about its language and culture. As a teacher, he loves to see children improve their English and deeply values helping them achieve their goals.
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.
Mr. Deon is from Cape Town, South Africa. He obtained a Bachelor Degree of Commerce in Business Marketing in 2021 and completed his TEFL soon after. Mr Deon loves nature, going camping and hiking. He looks forward to bringing the same passion to teaching at Monkey Tree!
Mr. Dylan was born and raised in South Africa. He obtained a Bachelor of Education degree, majoring in English and History, while working as a residential tutor and sports coach at a top South African private school. He taught History at secondary school level before deciding to come to Hong Kong to begin a new adventure and continue pursuing his passion for teaching.
Edrick is from Fairfax County, United States of America. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurial Management and completed his TEFL in 2021. He has been working in a corporate office but teaching is his real passion. He's had previous experiences teaching kids and adults in different English classes such as English for beginners all the way to Business English.
Mr. Ed is from South Africa. He studied Psychology and Anthropology at Rhodes University in Grahamstown and has been teaching for a year. Mr. Ed enjoys playing sport and he is super excited to be teaching at Monkey Tree in Hong Kong.
Ms. Elaine finished her bachelor's degree in English Education with Honors in the Philippines, and not long after, she acquired her TESOL and CTEYL certifications. Currently, she is in the process of writing her master's degree thesis in English and Applied Linguistics. Her interests include cooking and spending time with nature. Ms. Elaine strongly believes that her creative and friendly approach to teaching the English language will allow students to have a learning environment that is comfortable and enjoyable.
Ms. Roseanne is from Pretoria, South Africa. She graduated from the University of South Africa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology Counselling. She has a passion for education and making an impact on the lives of her students. Ms. Roseanne enjoys outdoor adventures, reading, and being with friends and family. Ms. Roseanne is excited to teach and explore Hong Kong!
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. Ernest is an English teacher from South Africa. He is very excited to be in Hong Kong! He loves going on hikes, enjoying different cuisines and discovering new places. He knows how to teach in a creative and fun manner which allows him to build rapport with his students. He has a passion for teaching English and enjoys spending time and playing games with students.
Ms. Fazile is from Russia. Before starting her teaching career, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in English Literature. She began her career in China, then continued in Vietnam and recently has moved to explore Hong Kong. Ms. Fazile is looking forward to meeting and teaching her students at Monkey Tree!
Mr. Ferdi is from South Africa and has a degree in politics and law. He is energetic and loves working with children of all ages. He loves spending time outdoors and going on hikes. He has experience teaching online and is looking forward to his time at Monkey Tree.
Mr. Francis is from a small old city called Canterbury in the southeast of the United Kingdom. He has a background in language education, having worked with asylum seekers in the UK with no prior experience of English. He has always had a passion for the learning and acquisition of languages.
Mr. Dominic is from Toronto, Canada. He has an honor’s bachelor’s degree in Sociology from York University and received his TEFL credentials at the University of Toronto. Passionate about teaching, Mr. Dominic values the importance of education for the next generation as he strives to provide excellent learning opportunities for his students at Monkey Tree.
Ms. Gabrielle studied International Hospitality Management at Bournemouth University, and later went on to work in Banquet and Human Resources departments in a five-star hotel. She loves interacting with others and has a great passion for teaching. She hopes to create a lively, positive and happy atmosphere for her students.
Ms. Gail is a teacher from Johannesburg, South Africa. She graduated from the University of South Africa with her Honours in Education and has since completed her TEFL qualification. Ms. Gail is looking forward to helping her students succeed at Monkey Tree. She is excited about living in Hong Kong and experiencing all it has to offer.
Gar is from the UK. He has a degree in BIT and a TEFL qualification. In his free time, he enjoys activities such as cycling, running, swimming, hiking, reading and listening to podcasts. He is looking forward to working together and improve the understanding of his students in regards to the English language.
Mr. George is from the United Kingdom. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Liverpool and a TEFL qualification. Mr. George has experience teaching English in the classroom as well as online to people of all ages. He enjoys teaching in creative and interactive ways to provide the best learning experience for his students.
Ms. Courtney is from Durban, South Africa. She completed her postgraduate degree in Commerce and then found her way to teaching soon after. She is proud to be a part of Monkey Tree and believes that knowledge is power. Her passions include educating young minds and nurturing their love for the English language. She keeps her classes engaging and motivating with tons of fun activities.
Ms. Simone obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree in Durban, South Africa, She obtained her TEFL certification soon after. She has experienced working with young learners and considers it her biggest passion. She believes in making learning fun and interactive. She puts a lot of effort into creating a comfortable and welcoming environment in which to learn and develop a love for the English language.
Mr Matthew comes from Cape Town, South Africa. He studied Film and Video Production and has worked as a Video Editor, Content Producer and Director for Lifestyle Television. Last year, Mr Matthew completed a degree in Photography and his TEFL training. He is excited to be living in Hong Kong and looks forward to helping all his students reach their full potential.
Mr Gui was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro. He obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Social Communication and lived in different countries, including France, Norway and Chile. He has nearly eight years of experience working with diplomacy and business promotion. In 2016, Mr Gui moved to Beijing to learn Chinese and to work as an English teacher. Mr. Gui is not only passionate about teaching, but he also loves learning new languages. He can speak six different languages and intends to keep learning more.
Mr. Pedro obtained a bachelor’s degree in jazz drums in Portugal and a master´s degree at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. The extensive amount of time devoted to the study of languages led him to become fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish. After having taught drums for more than 10 years, Mr. Pedro decided to expand his teaching skills by becoming certified in teaching English to speakers of other languages (CertTESOL) at English for Asia in Hong Kong
Mr Han is from France. Following his passion for the outdoors he completed his degree in Adventure and Outdoors management in Southampton Solent University, UK. With a genuine appreciation for education, he completed his TEFL course to teach English as a second language. He hopes to help young ones learn English just as he had learnt when he was younger.
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.
Denise Hoffman 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.
Mr. Hugo is from Devon, United Kingdom. He has a degree in Geology from the University of Plymouth. He completed his TEFL qualification. He has a passion for the outdoors and outdoors activities which he hopes to continue while living in Hong Kong.
Ms. Humna was born and raised in Pakistan. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. With an interest in developmental psychology, she opted for teaching younger kids and help them in personal, social, and emotional growth along with the academic growth.
Mr. Humphrey was born and raised in Hong Kong. He attended university in Australia and obtained a degree in Commerce. He hopes to do a Masters of Education to further improve his teaching skills, and can’t wait to meet and interact with all of his students at Monkey Tree!
Mr. Jake obtained an honors’ degree in Australia and has several years of tutoring experience. More recently, he began teaching English to young students, and after moving to Hong Kong is looking forward to continuing this work in a new city. He has a sincere appreciation for education and creativity, and he is excited to be your teacher this year.
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 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.
Joana Soares is of American / Portuguese descent and raised in Macau. She holds a TEFL certificate and obtained her Bachelor's degree in English Communications from the University of Macau. She is Fluent in 4 languages and also enjoys music and photography.
Miss Jodie is from South Africa. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Studies and Business French at the University of Cape Town. Miss Jodie is looking forward to exploring the local culture here in Hong Kong. In her free time, she enjoys Taekwondo and training.
Mr. Joe was born in Liverpool, England and raised in Wales. Mr. Joe obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of Manchester in the UK. Prior to attending University Mr. Joe spent 2 years travelling Asia and Latin America, working with children in both Thailand and Colombia. Mr. Joe enjoys cooking, hiking and playing rugby and looks forward to having a great time in Hong Kong!
Mr Janlu comes from Vredendal, South Africa. He obtained a bachelors degree of Commerce in Economics and International Trade in 2020, and completed his TEFL in 2021. He likes all kinds of sports and wants to share his knowledge with the younger generation.
Mr. John finished his Bachelor’s Degree at the City University of Hong Kong. He enjoys playing and watching rugby, going for hikes, and having a good conversation. John is excited to help his students build strong language skills, and develop good self-confidence.
Mr Jonathan is from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. He obtained a TEFL/TESOL certification in 2014 and Bachelor of Education Degree (B. Ed) in 2020. He has travelled and worked in the USA and China. Mr. Jonathan loves sport and adventure. As much as he enjoys teaching and sharing his knowledge, he is also passionate about learning from others and learning and growing from his experiences.
Mr Jordan comes to us from Dallas, Texas USA. He has previously taught English in Yokohama, Japan and he enjoys teaching kids all about the English language. In his free time, Mr Jordan enjoys traveling, going to concerts and sporting events, and playing drums. Mr Jordan is happy, excited and optimistic about the future.
Mr. Joe is from Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. He graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Media Studies. After completing a TEFL course, he moved to Hong Kong where he taught in kindergartens for 3 years. He gained further experience while teaching at an English academy in Seoul, South Korea for 1 year.
Mr. Josh studied a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and history at Rhodes University. He completed his TEFL certificate and went on to be a private tutor for a year in English and History at a local high school. He enjoys travelling, reading and hiking in his spare time. Teaching is his passion and he takes pride in helping students improve.
Mr Justin is from Ballito - a coastal town in KZN, South Africa. He has a Bachelor’s of Commerce majoring in digital marketing and management sciences, he also achieved distinction in completing his international TEFL course. His greatest passions in life are to surf, travel, and help others. Justin has a newfound love for teaching and being able to empower others to speak the English language. He is super energetic and loads of fun to have as a teacher.
Miss. Joyce is from Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom. She graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a Bachelor's of Science degree in buying & merchandising. She has a positive personality. Miss. Joyce loves rewatching Marvel movies and exploring arts and culture.
Ms Karen was born and raised in Scotland. She has a bachelors degree in Business and Management and TEFL certification including specialising in teaching young learners. She loves children and has a passion for teaching. She has a lot of experience as she worked in many learning centres in Hong Kong. She has also worked in the United States and volunteered at a disabled children's home in Nepal. She loves reading and exercising in her free time. She has been to over 30 different countries and counting!
Miss Sherry was born in Tasmania, Australia. She graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Arts as well as from Central Queensland University with a Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning. Miss Sherry loves to sew and cross-stitch in her spare time. She also loves reading and playing with her pets.
Mr. Keegan comes from Cape Town, South Africa. He moved to Beijing where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Mr. Keegan worked in Beijing for three years before coming to Hong Kong. He has experience working with different age groups and is very passionate and cheerful when it comes to teaching.
Mr. Keeran was born in East London, South Africa but was raised in Johannesburg. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree majoring in Psychology and Criminology in 2017 and has recently graduated with a post graduate Honor’s degree in Applied Psychology. He is passionate about education, sports, outdoor activities and cooking. He is excited about his new journey with Monkey Tree and is looking forward to all Hong Kong has to offer.
Ms. Kelsey is from the United States. She graduated with a Theatre degree and previously worked in professional theaters in Michigan and Florida. This is her first teaching job, and she is excited to help students learn to express themselves in multiple languages.
Mr. Kieran studied psychology and education at Nottingham Trent University. Prior to moving to Hong Kong, he worked in a nursery in the UK and a summer camp in America as a windsurfing counsellor/lifeguard. He loves to travel and enjoys learning about different cultures.
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.
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. Kirsten was born in Namibia and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has a Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurship, has been teaching for the past 6 years and has just completed her degree in Education. In her spare time, you will find Ms. Kirsten cooking up a storm, decorating cakes, making jewelry or hiking / travelling to beautiful places!
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.
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.
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.
Ms. Laura is a very enthusiastic and passionate teacher and is ecstatic to meet all her new students. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in strategic brand communication in 2018 in South Africa and completed her TEFL Certificate in 2020. Ms. Laura enjoys socializing with friends and family and doing outdoor activities.
Lazelle is a friendly and fun teacher with a teaching degree from Stellenbosch University South Africa. Lazelle also obtained a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and an Honours degree in English Studies. Lazelle is excited to further develop her passion for teaching here in Hong Kong. In her free time, she loves listening to music and reading.
Originating from sunny South Africa, Mr. Liam holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree specialising in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. In his spare time, he enjoys immersing himself in nature and travelling around the world, experiencing its many diverse cultures. With his passion for life-long learning, he looks forward to being able to empower students with language learning at Monkey Tree!
Mr. Liam is 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.
Ms. Loretta is from Hong Kong and studied a Bachelor of Arts in Women Gender Studies and Food Ftudies at the University of Toronto. She has been teaching young kids phonics during summer and she is very passionate about it. In her spare time, Ms. Loretta enjoys hiking, dancing, and exploring new cafes in Hong Kong.
Ms. Loryn is from a city called Port Elizabeth in South Africa. She has obtained a degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology as well as a TEFL certificate. She has been teaching kids of all ages for five years and aims make English a fun educational experience.
Ms. Louise is from South Africa. She completed her degree in Political Science at the North-West University. She has a fondness for children and wants to contribute to their lives by teaching. Ms Louise also loves the outdoors and hopes to explore much of what Hong Kong has to offer.
Ms. Lucy was born in Canada and raised in Hong Kong. She is very passionate about educating students through fun and interactive experiences. She has taught students for several years in Hong Kong. She enjoys going to the beach and traveling during her spare time.
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.
Ms Luren comes from sunny South Africa and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources and Industrial Psychology. She decided to take on a new challenge and is really enjoying everything Hong Kong has to offer. Ms. Luren loves coffee, great food and spending time with friends. She used to do Rowing in school and still loves being outdoors. Her favorite place is being out in the bushveld seeing wild animals roaming free. Ms Luren has a passion for helping others and is looking forward to helping children reach their own goals.
Mr. Stephen is from New Jersey, USA. He received a degree in English from Northeastern University in the city of Boston. After doing educational work as a tutor and in museums, he gained a passion for teaching and decided to get a TEFL certificate and take that passion abroad to Hong Kong. When not at work, Mr. Stephen can often be found reading, writing, playing games, watching basketball, visiting museums, or enjoying the natural world
Ms Mari is from Pretoria, South Africa. She obtained a be a fine arts degree in 2021 and completed her TEFL soon after. She enjoys being creative and wants to share that with the students. Ms Mari has a passion for children and would love to see her students develop and grow.
Ms. Martie is a positive and vibrant Flemish woman from Belgium. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Communication Management and Real Estate, she traveled around Australia and Canada to eventually settle down in Amsterdam. One of her passions has always been teaching, so in 2020 she decided to change careers, get a TEFL certification and become an ESL teacher. In free time, you can find her either hiking in nature or strolling around downtown drinking some coffee.
Mr. Martin obtained a bachelor's degree in Fashion Design in South Africa before becoming a lecturer (teacher). He has worked (as a fashion stylist) in New York, Paris, and all over the African continent. He has experience teaching young adults and is passionate about transferring his knowledge. He enjoys exploring different markets, cultures, and food and also enjoys making small leather items by hand in his free time.
Miss Martine is from Cape Town, South Africa. She studied at the University of Stellenbosch completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. After her studies, Miss Martine went abroad to teach in Thailand, and she has since then travelled and worked in many countries around the world. She is excited to start her new chapter in Hong Kong teaching at Monkey Tree.
Ms. Maryke was born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa. She studied at Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Technology. Ms. Maryke moved to Hong Kong in 2018, and received her TEFL certificate in 2019. She loves animals and likes to volunteer her free time at TAILS, a non-profit organization dedicated to help animals in need. She also enjoys traveling, painting, and crocheting.
Mr. Matt is from 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. 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 Matt was born and raised in the United Kingdom. He is from a small city called Swansea. He recently graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Aston University in Birmingham. Before coming to Monkey Tree Mr Matt had taught children how to play badminton for over 2 years and he has also obtained his TEFL certification. Mr Matt enjoys playing badminton, going to the gym and travelling. He is very excited to be part of the Monkey Tree team.
Mr Matt is from Maine, in the United States. He has a degree in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations from Clark University. He has worked in advertising and publishing secondary school textbooks for sight impaired students. Mr. Matt's brother, sister and father are all teachers so he is excited to continue the family tradition by joining the Monkey Tree team.
Ms. 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.
Ms. Micea is a young vibrant 23-year-old South African from a small town called George in the Western Cape. After high school she went on to study at the Nelson Mandela University and completed her Bachelors in Education. She loves working with children and is always eager to explore.
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. Gary grew up in Toronto, Canada. He completed his Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto and has been teaching since 2017. After obtaining his TESOL certificate, he decided to take his passion for teaching to Hong Kong. He enjoys playing video games and reading adventurous novels, but above all, he loves a fun-filled and communicative class with children.
Mr. Michael Is from a small city in South Africa. He completed a degree in Civil Engineering. Mr. Michael likes to do outdoor activities like hiking and swimming, but also enjoys a good movie and games. He is very excited for his Hong Kong journey and also bringing his enthusiasm to the class!
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.
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. 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 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!
Ms Nikki graduated from Civil Engineering. She worked in South Africa. Ms Nikki then decided to become an English Teacher for Monkey Tree in Hong Kong. Ms. Nikki loves children and looks forward to a fun year ahead!
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. Nicole is from Hong Kong. She received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She is artistically inclined and is constantly looking for ways to incorporate art into her lessons. Other than that, she enjoys hiking, being outdoors and going on food trips!
Ms Pam was born and raised in Zimbabwe. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in French, Politics and Legal Theory at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. Ms Pam taught French at a pre-school in Harare and was a part of the communications personnel at a start-up company based in Harare, before she obtained her TEFL certificate. She enjoys reading and music, and she's excited to be a part of the Monkey Tree family.
Born and raised in San Francisco, United States and moved to Los Angeles after high school. Obtained a BA in economics administration studies. Few of my favorite things to do are traveling, learning and exploring new languages and cultures. Having moved to Macau and gained my TEFL certificate, I hope to use my passion in languages and introduce English to children in a fun and happy environment.
Ms. Patricia studied Associate of Arts in media, culture and creative studies here in Hong Kong. She worked briefly in early learning centers then later on worked in a local kindergarten school as a Native English Teacher. She is passionate in showing students the enjoyment of learning English and strongly believes that her nature of being funny and approachable will help create a lively learning environment.
Ms. Paxton is from Durban, South Africa. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Creative Brand Communication. After receiving her degree, she went traveling through the United States working as an au pair. She decided to complete her TEFL and head to Hong Kong. She is looking forward to experiencing a new culture.
Mr. Peter is from the United States. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from The University of Arizona while also earning his TEFL certification. He is very excited to explore Hong Kong and learn as much Cantonese as he can. In his free time, he enjoys reading, playing video games, and hiking.
Mr. Peter is from Glasgow, Scotland. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science, before studying Water Environments at the master’s level. Whilst studying, his passion to teach developed from undertaking garden workshops to coaching chess. In his free time, Mr. Peter enjoys hiking, rugby and is always seeking to try new foods and experiences. Mr. Peter is excited to further explore Hong Kong and share his enthusiasm for education.
Mr. Matt comes from the small town of Port Elizabeth, in South Africa. He has a Financial Management degree, and has also completed his postgraduate studies in Marketing. Mr Matt thoroughly enjoys running and keeping active. He cannot wait to bring positivity and joy to his students by creating a fun classroom environment.
Mr Philippe was born in Hengelo, the Netherlands. He obtained a Bachelor degree at Windesheim University and a TEFL degree afterwards. Mr. Philippe loves creating animations, spending time with his fiancée and reading international literature. But most of he enjoys seeing his students progress and take steps towards a great future!
Mr Pierre was born in Pretoria, South Africa and proceeded to do his bachelor's in science, majoring in microbiology and physiology at the North-West University in Potchefstroom. He is a very social person who is also very adventurous, enjoys going on hikes and experiencing more of nature. He came to Macau to travel and experience the world with all it has to offer and has fallen in love with teaching.
Ms Rachael is from the United Kingdom and completed her TEFL degree in order to fulfil her love of travelling. She originally studied History but decided to become a teacher because of her love for working with children. Before coming to Macau, she volunteered in a primary school in rural Fiji where she helped her students learn English and Maths. While there, she also did lots of hiking and completed a skydive! She enjoys meeting new people, eating good food and pushing herself out of her comfort zone. She's excited to watch her students progress and eat lots more dim sum!
Ms. Shreya is a Hong Kong-born Nepali. She completed her studies at The City University of Hong Kong. English was always been her favorite subject in school, so she hopes that her students have fun in her classes. When not teaching, Ms. Shreya enjoys reading and watching true crime documentaries.
Ms. Abi is from South Africa. She has three years of teaching experience in China and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, as well as multiple teaching certifications from Cambridge University. Ms. Abi enjoys using multiple teaching techniques to make classes as engaging as possible, and strives to encourage her students to perform to the best of their abilities. In her spare time, Ms. Abi enjoys photography and learning new languages.
Ms René is from the small city of Port Elizabeth in South Africa. Miss René studied at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University where she obtained her master's degree in criminal and labour law. Miss René spent a year teaching abroad in China, before coming to Hong Kong. Miss Rene's interests include traveling, learning foreign languages and reading.
Mr Ridge is a very spontaneous and charismatic teacher all the way from South Africa. He has a film degree which he obtained at the University of the Free State. After studying film, Mr. Ridge went on to work for a children's theatre production company where he presented shows about the importance of books and reading.
Ms. Robyn was born in sunny Cape Town, South Africa. She studied at the University of Stellenbosch where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Humanities. Ms. Robyn loves culture and is looking forward to creating an enjoyable environment for her students. Her hobbies include dancing and singing. She is excited to be a part of the Monkey Tree team and looks forward to teaching and meeting her students.
Mr Rowan is from New Zealand. He studied teaching at Otago university in New Zealand. He taught for 3 years before finding work abroad working on private yachts. Rowan loves the outdoors. His hobbies are boating, fishing, hiking and skiing when it is cold enough. Rowan is really excited about life in Hong Kong.
Mr Royston comes from Christchurch, New Zealand. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and Education from the University of Canterbury. He has previously taught English in Beijing. This made him fall in love with all things Asian. He loves eating delicious food and exploring new places. He hopes to expand his teaching abilities and learn new things here in Hong Kong.
Mr Rudolph is from sunny South Africa. Rudolph developed a passion for teaching and decided to come to Hong Kong to explore this passion. Rudolph enjoys hiking with friends and playing guitar in his free time. It's a joy for him to help children understand and use English, which might help them tremendously in the future.
Mr. 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.
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. 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.
Ms. Annabel obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology in the United Kingdom. After finishing university, she taught English in Thailand and Shanghai. She strives to support each student and wants to ensure that her students achieve their full potential through her guidance and knowledge of child centred learning.
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!
Ms. Shannon was born in Hong Kong but moved to Macau when she was little and lived there until she finished her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Macau. After graduating, she realized she wanted to teach children and obtained her TESOL training. She has now moved back to Hong Kong to pursue a career in education and is looking forward to teaching at Monkey Tree.
Ms Shardale was born and raised in Durban, South Africa. She has been travelling since the age of 5 where she first began school in Texas, USA. She has her Bachelor's degree in English and Media Studies. She has worked as a news reporter, co-host and associate producer for MixFM in Johannesburg and even managed a restaurant for a while. However, the call for teaching was strong. She has been pushed by her family to always reach for greatness. Shardale loves working with all age groups of kids and first started in 2012 in South Korea followed by Vietnam in 2016 before coming to Macau in 2017. She is our current Head Teacher and has thrived off her great team at FCK making the very best of her time with Monkey Tree.
Mr. Shervin grew up in New York City. He studied Mechanical Engineering at New York University but quickly found that his passion was in teaching. Mr. Shervin has previously taught in South Korea and is excited to work with students here in Hong Kong. He loves traveling and hiking and aims to summit the twenty tallest peaks in Hong Kong during his time here.
Mr. Shian completed his LLB Degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and graduated in 2015. After completing his practical legal training in 2017, Mr. Shian was admitted as an Attorney (or Lawyer) and practiced as one until deciding on an exciting career change mid-2019. Mr. Shian joined the Monkey Tree Team in August 2020 and has found working with his young students to be highly rewarding.
Ms. Dee is from South Africa and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, as well as multiple teaching qualifications from Cambridge University. She previously taught in China and enjoys making the classroom a fun place to learn and to develop her students. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking different types of food as well as playing the drums.
Mr. Steven is from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He studied at Nelson Mandela University where he obtained his bachelor's degree in Music Technology. He has many years of experience as a sound engineer in live musical theatre and taught piano lessons during his university years. He is now TESOL certified and has a passion for teaching English.
Ms. 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. Suvani earned a degree specializing in Psychological Counselling in South Africa. She earned her TEFL qualification and Cambridge Young Learners Certification and taught English in China for 4 years. Her hobbies are photography and linguistics. She is looking forward to helping her students reach their full potential.
Ms. Tamara is from Cape Town, South Africa. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology as well as honor’s degree in Psychology at the University of the Western Cape. After graduating, she completed advanced TEFL training. Ms. Tamara has taught children in English and other subjects. In her spare time, she enjoys competing in strength sports such as powerlifting and strongman.
Ms Tamin-Lee is from South Africa. She studied Law and is a qualified Legal Practitioner who found her passion to be in working with young children. She completed the TEFL courses and looks forward to teaching in Hong Kong and getting to know the culture.
Ms. Teri is a bubbly blonde from sunny South Africa. She travelled after school and completed her TEFL in Thailand, she then studied further completing her BCom in marketing. Ms. Teri loves sport, the outdoors and is always up for a new adventure!
Tiffany-Amber is from South Africa and always believed that she would become a psychologist. However, while obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree of Arts at the University of Stellenbosch, she discovered her passion for teaching while volunteering. Tiffany is excited to be a part of shaping the minds of tomorrow and cannot wait to experience the culture and cuisine that Hong Kong has to offer.
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. Tristan is an energetic and friendly teacher from South Africa studied. Mr. Tristan studied and obtained a BSc in Audio Engineering. Mr. Tristan became passionate about teaching when he was a guitar tutor. Now, he is looking forward to his journey as an English teacher where he hopes to inspire and challenge young minds.
Mr. 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.
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. 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. Vuks is from South Africa. He has an Honours Degree in Media & Cultural Studies and has been teaching English as a foreign language for five years now. Mr. Vuks is a sports enthusiast and enjoys playing rugby, football, and doing Olympic weightlifting. He’s looking forward to making Hong Kong his home for the foreseeable future.
Mr. Khan studied at Birmingham City University as a professional photographer and graduated in 2018. In the previous year, he finished TESOL and taught in various locations. Mr. Khan strives to be better every day, to overcome fresh difficulties, and to acquire more knowledge. He believes knowledge is the key to understanding.
Mr Waylon is from the coastal city of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. It was here that he attended the University of South Africa and obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Criminology and Diploma in Forensic Investigation. Mr Waylon moved abroad and taught in China for a year before deciding to move to Hong Kong. Mr Waylon enjoys learning different languages and discovering more about foreign culture.
Ms Tayla studied teaching in South Africa, where she spent time working before moving to Hong Kong. Ms Tayla would love to show her students how fun learning can be by engaging them in all her lessons. She loves art, animals and hiking in her free time. Ms Tayla loves interacting with students and helping them succeed!
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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.
Ms. Irene is from the United Kingdom, where she graduated from Northumbria University. She has a passion for teaching and loves being with children. She is excited to motivate her students to learn English, as well as encourage them to listen and speak English with confidence. She enjoys cooking, being in nature and travelling to different countries.
Ms. May is a very enthusiastic and passionate teacher and is extremely excited to meet her new students. Before joining Monkey Tree, Ms. May has experience cheerleading, has won multiple awards and has even been on TV! She enjoys reading books, writing stories, traveling, singing & camping.
Mr. Zubair graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Finance through the Coventry University. He was born and raised in Hong Kong. While studying in the UK, Mr. Zubair has worked with the National Health Service (NHS) of UK. He has an experience of teaching in a kindergarten in Hong Kong. Apart from teaching, he enjoys travelling and football.
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