Whampoa Garden

Ms. Dené

Ms. Dené is from Cape Town, South Africa. She has an honors degree in Psychology as well as a 120-hour TEFL certificate. Ms. Dené enjoys travelling, reading and painting. She can be described as a hardworking and patient individual who cares about the well-being of others.

Mr. Alex

Mr. Alex is 23 years old. He is from Cape Town, South Africa. He has a degree in marketing and does graphic design in his spare time. He obtained his TEFL certificate in 2016. He supports Tottenham Hotspurs and enjoys watching English football. He enjoys gaming in his free time and loves Marvel movies.

Ms. Kaylin

Ms. Kaylin is from Johannesburg South Africa. She graduated with an honours degree in English from Rhodes University and achieved her TEFL certification through PremierTEFL. Ms. Kaylin is passionate about the arts and travel. In her spare time, she loves to read, write and watch live music. She also enjoys theater and film. She has spent a lot of time travelling and loves learning about new cultures. Miss Kaylin loves how much there is to explore in Hong Kong as well as the diversity of the people who live here. She has had plenty of experience with children, having au paired many of all ages in South Africa and Ireland. She adores children and finds the little ones here in Hong Kong lovely to work with and willing to learn. Ms. Kaylin believes in keeping a positive atmosphere in her classroom and making sure each child is given the attention they need.

Ms. Ellen

Ms. Ellen is from a town in England called Chesterfield. She graduated from the University of Lincoln with a Bachelor’s degree in International Tourism Management after which, she has done a variety of jobs at home alongside travelling. Ms. Ellen loves working with children and shares their enthusiasm for learning, especially English! In her spare time, she likes to read, go out to eat, and explore new places- something which she is very excited about doing in Hong Kong!

Mr. Schalk

Mr. Schalk is from South Africa. He graduated from the University of Stellenbosch with a Management Accounting honors degree and previously worked in various industries in Cape Town and Johannesburg. He enjoys reading about current global events and sharing and obtaining knowledge from anyone that crosses his path. He is very excited and honored to live and work in Hong Kong.

Mr. Dean

Mr. Dean comes Port Elizabeth a coastal city in South Africa. After completing High school he attended the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree majoring in Botany and Geology. Mr. Dean loves adventures and loves exploring different countries and cultures. This love of traveling and adventure has brought Mr. Dean all the way to Hong Kong where he hopes to meet many interesting people and see many interesting sights.


Ms. Storm has been with Monkey Tree for more than 2 years now! Hailing from sunny Durban on the east coast of South Africa, she came from a corporate background where she worked in sales and marketing for almost 10 years before moving over to Hong Kong. Ms. Storm has always loved teaching people new things, and the last 2 years have been a rewarding, enriching experience. She loves being active, and exploring the beautiful hiking trails of Hong Kong along with finding all the hidden treasures that the city holds. Ms. Storm is an energetic, talkative person and loves sharing that enthusiasm with her students!

Mr. Darren

Mr. Darren was born and raised in Newcastle, England. He obtained his degree in Sports and Education from Leeds Metropolitan University, with a special interest in teaching. After gaining his degree, Darren moved to New York, USA, working with children in sport for almost 8 years. After leaving the United States, he moved back to Newcastle to complete his TEFL course and begin work in Hong Kong. He is excited to start a new chapter of his teaching career in Hong Kong with Monkey Tree.

Mr. Nicholas

Mr. Nick was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and grew up in South Staffordshire England. He studied international Politics & History at Aberystwyth University of Wales including a semester at Renmin University of China. He's looking forward to life in a big city having lived the quiet shire life.