Tin Shui Wai

Ms. Lauren

Ms. Lauren is from Huddersfield in the North of England. She graduated with a degree in Education Studies from the University of East London. Ms. Lauren has previously worked in a preschool caring for 3-5 year olds which she found both entertaining and rewarding. Ms. Lauren loves travelling and has previously travelled South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand as well as often visiting European countries when she was growing up. She completed her TEFL earlier this year and is excited to join the Monkey Tree team here in Hong Kong.

Mr. Shaun

Mr. Shaun is from the UK and grew up in Newcastle. He graduated with an English Literature and History honors degree at York St John University. He later completed a Master’s degree in Creative Writing at Newcastle University. He has worked as a librarian, columnist and has two years teaching experience in Cambridge, London and Toruń, Poland. He completed his CELTA in 2014 and is excited to teach and live in Hong Kong. Mr. Shaun has also completed two full marathons and many half marathons. He is passionate about travelling, reading and writing stories!

Ms. Emily

Ms. Emily was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. She obtained her Bachelor of Social Science degree in Psychology and Sociology from Rhodes University in 2015 and has spent the last two years doing her postgrad in counselling. She completed her TEFL course in 2015 and did volunteer teaching in Surin, Thailand for a month the same year. Ms. Emily is so excited to start her new adventure at Tin Shui Wai Monkey Tree learning centre. Emily enjoys reading, hiking, swimming and cooking

Ms. Jessica

Ms. Jessica was born and grew up in a seaside town in Cornwall, UK! She has grown up with a love for interesting places and people, which makes Hong Kong perfect. Ms. Jessica recently graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth with a degree in Acting. She has always enjoyed the theatre arts (especially singing) and hopes to bring some of that flair into her classroom! Ms. Jessica recently started learning the art of Opera singing and hopes to continue that while in Hong Kong. She cannot wait to inspire young minds and create a fun, happy learning environment within Monkey Tree!

Ms. Somera

Ms. Somera has come from the U.K. She is 24 years old and studied at the University of Bradford accomplishing a first-class honors in psychology and crime. She obtained her TEFL qualification in 2017. Ms. Somera wanted to pursue her career in teaching because she loves working with kids and wants to help in giving them a better future. What a better place to do it than Hong Kong.

Mr. Craig

Mr. Craig is from Great Britain, growing up in the South of England. He spent 9 years in the British Army as a Royal Engineer, where he first started teaching junior soldiers and recruits. He studied Literature and History at the University of Wolverhampton and Radboud University Nijmegen, graduating from the University of Wolverhampton with a Bachelor of arts in History in 2016. He completed his TEFL certification after graduation. Mr. Craig enjoys travelling, cooking, keeping fit and Jujutsu.