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Mr. Matthew

Mr. Matthew is from Johannesburg, South Africa. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science honors degree in Property Studies from the University of Cape Town. He then spent the next year travelling around Europe where he got to experience new cultures and create long lasting friendships. He is passionate about sports and is eager to join some sports teams while living in Hong Kong. He is excited to explore Hong Kong and bring excitement to the classroom. He looks forward to meeting you all!

Ms. Marlene

Ms. Marlene is from Swellendam in South Africa. She studied Jewelry Design at the University of Stellenbosch. She came to Hong Kong to fulfil her love for teaching and to help young children grow and gain confidence in learning English as an additional language. She loves art, reading, nature, and exploring new places.

Ms. Helen

Ms. Helen is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has a degree in English and Philosophy. Prior to teaching at Monkey Tree, Ms. Helen worked at an educational publishing company is Los Angeles.

Ms. Natalie

Ms. Natalie is from Liverpool, UK. She graduated from University College London with a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and a CELTA qualification. As well as teaching English at Monkey Tree, Ms. Natalie also loves travelling, hiking and powerlifting.

Ms. Remy

Ms. Remy is from South Africa. After completing an Honours degree in Journalism, she worked as a news and arts & culture reporter. She loves to travel, so packed her bags and moved to South Korea where she taught elementary school students and wrote for a local magazine. After two years in Korea, she took some time off to explore South East Asia, India and Southern Africa. Ms. Remy enjoys hiking, swimming and the arts.

Ms. Celeste

Ms. Celeste is from South Africa. In 2016, she graduated from the University of Stellenbosch with a Bachelors degree in commerce. Before starting her career in finance, Ms. Celeste wanted to experience teaching English to students at Monkey Tree. She loves interacting with children, and watching them grow and develop fluency in the English language. On her days off, she enjoys visiting monasteries, museums or running along the promenade.

Ms. Molly

Ms. Molly is from Wisconsin, in the USA. She studied theatre and history at in Hope College Michigan. This is her second year in Hong Kong and first year teaching at Monkey Tree. She loves Hong Kong, working with kids, and exploring.

Mr. William

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. Barry

Mr. Barry is from London, England. Since graduating with a degree in English Literature and politics, Mr. Barry's experiences have been wide and enriching. They range from teaching English in Thailand and the Philippines to coaching a Korean league youth team in Busan, South Korea. A keen writer and footballer, he is enjoying passing on his knowledge to the youth of Hong Kong more than ever before.