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Mr Adam was born and raised in Kent, United Kingdom. He loves to travel and enjoys sampling all the great food around the world. Mr. Adam had previously worked in the finance industry for years before deciding to pursue his interest in teaching. He is looking forward to meeting his students and being a part of this vibrant city.
Mr Adam is from South Africa, he graduated with a Bachelors degree in Marketing. Mr Adam has worked with children for a couple years coaching them different sports. This led to Mr Adam completing his TEFL course in order to teach abroad. He is very excited to be in Hong Kong and can't wait to see what the future has to offer.
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.
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 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. Alex was born and raised in Devon, UK. He studied Mandarin and International Relations undergraduate at University of Westminster in London and did his masters in Chinese/English Translation & Interpreting at Nottingham University. A keen linguist with an interest in teaching. Mr. Alex has come to Hong Kong to learn Cantonese and help youngsters with their English, hoping to instill them with the same passion for languages that he has!
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.
Mr. Alexander is a recent graduate of Tufts University with a degree in Biology. He has extensive experience teaching in various settings. He spent several months teaching English in Nepal, and many summers teaching tennis at various camps. Mr. Alexander has experience with one-on-one tutoring as well as teaching in classes with varying levels of ability. He enjoys making learning fun by using games and friendly competition in the classroom.
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.
Ms Amy is from Scotland, a country a lot colder than Hong Kong! She graduated almost 4 years ago with a degree in Politics and International Relations. Since then she has been travelling and working in International Development. Ms. Amy has a real passion for education and in her free time she enjoys an active lifestyle of aerial arts, hiking and yoga.
Ms Amy is a Geography and Environmental Science graduate from Scotland. At 18 years old, she began travelling the world and had visited 6 continents by the age of 21; it is her passion for travel that brought her to Hong Kong. Ms Amy had always found peace in being surrounded by natural surroundings like the ocean, desert, or tropical rainforests. Now, she has set herself a new challenge - to find peace in hectic city life.
Ms Amy is from Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa and studied a bachelor of arts in human kinetics and ergonomics as well as drama at Rhodes University. She has also completed a PGCE to be a drama teacher and a TEFL course in the past year. She loves teaching and traveling.
Ms Amy is from Cape Town, South Africa. She graduated with a degree in BCom Management Accounting at Stellenbosch University and then went on to do her PGCE at North West University before joining us at Monkey Tree. She enjoys traveling and is excited to have the opportunity to teach children of all ages and backgrounds.
Mr Andrew is from Johannesburg South Africa. He studied a BSS in History and Politics. He has worked in retail for the past 4 years and has a deep love of Bose audio products. Mr Andrew great with people and enjoys interacting with kids.
Ms Anna has always enjoyed working with children and has been teaching in Hong Kong since 2013. During that time, she developed interactive lessons and hands on activities where students had opportunities to speak English through games and role-playing exercises. Subsequently, Ms Anna completed a NET position where she gained experience teaching English classes in kindergarten, primary and secondary schools around Hong Kong.
Ms Anna is from a small, vibrant town called Grahamstown located in South Africa. She recently qualified as a teacher, graduating with a Bachelor of Education degree in Foundation Phase teaching. Ms Anna is fascinated by how the acquisition of second languages works as well as the development of young children, who she loves spending time with.
Ms Annemie is from a small town called George in South Africa. She graduated from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Technology. Before moving to Hong Kong Ms. Annemie worked as an Architect in Cape Town, South Africa for almost 2 years. Ms. Annemie likes to go to the beach and she enjoys hiking. She is very excited to explore Hong Kong. She is very creative and likes to learn new things every day. Ms. Annemie looks forward to being part of Monkey Tree.
Ms Ashleigh grew up in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, and has also lived in Johannesburg. She graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism majoring in Political and International Studies from Rhodes University in Grahamstown. Before graduating, Ms Ashleigh ran a student newspaper called The Oppidan Press.
Ms. Ash (Ashleigh) is all the way from Sunny South Africa and is very excited to be in Hong Kong to share her knowledge and experience. Ms. Ash obtained a degree in Psychology from the University of Pretoria. She is very excited about teaching in Hong Kong and can't wait to meet and learn from the kids.
Ms Dayle is from Durban, South Africa. She studied a Bachelor of Arts at Rhodes University in the Eastern Cape, majoring in Psychology and Linguistics. She decided to pursue teaching in Hong Kong to experience a new way of living and make a difference in children's lives. She is caring, gentle, and dedicated. In her free time, she likes to travel, read novels, and watch series. Her dream career involves working with children, pursuing Child and Family Psychology. She is very excited to be in Hong Kong and to be teaching children.
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.
Born in Australia and growing up in the Netherlands and Spain, Ben Caselin has a rich cultural experience. He studied Cultural Anthropology at Utrecht University and Global Migration at University College London. In addition to doing research into educational endeavours in West Africa and the United Kingdom, he has served as a regional coordinator for an empowerment programme for young learners in the Netherlands and taught English to college students in China.
Ms. Beth graduated from Towson University in Baltimore. She taught English in South Korea for the past two years, where she enjoyed learning Korean and traveling around Korea. She is excited to explore the beaches around Hong Kong!
Ms. Bianke was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. She studied a Bachelor’s of Communications Logistics at Stellenbosch University. After obtaining her degree, she worked as a part time au pair for a year. In her free time, she enjoys being active; her hobbies include hiking, swimming and cycling. Ms. Bianke loves spending time with friends and family, and looks forward to experiencing Hong Kong.
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.
Ms Brittney is from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. She graduated from Nelson Mandela University with a Bachelor of Education and majored in language studies. She is a creative soul and loves doing art in her spare time. Ms. Brittney is excited to teach in Hong Kong and to learn about new cultures.
Mr. Brodi is from Canada originally, but has lived the majority of his adult years abroad, beginning with the U.K, then Ireland, and most recently Hong Kong. His chief pursuits in life are of a scholastic nature, enjoying in particular reading history, philosophy as well as serious literary fiction.
Mr. Byron is a Bachelor of Commerce graduate specializing in economics and law at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He loves learning from new experiences and cultures and thought Hong Kong would be the perfect place to do this. He enjoys his sport and plans to join a few teams while he is here. He looks forward to meeting you all!
Mr Dale was born in South Africa and comes from a family of teachers. He is a passionate educator with a BSc Honors degree in Plant Science and Ecology and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. He has been involved in education since 2013 in various teaching roles. When he is not in the classroom, Mr Dale enjoys being outdoors, hiking, or playing golf. He cannot wait to explore all that Hong Kong has to offer.
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.
Mr Carl is originally from England but recently lived in Italy before moving to Hong Kong. He graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with an Honors Degree in Outdoor Leadership and Education and has over 15 years experience working with young people. In his spare time he enjoys photography, outdoor activities and traveling. Hong Kong is the first place he has visited in Asia and he's very excited to be here.
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. Ms Carmen loves interacting with children and is always excited to bring fun and energy to her classes.
Mr Cavan is originally from Connecticut, but has spent the last five years living in New York. He has three little siblings, who he has taught for the better part of 20 years. In addition to a Bachelor's in English Literature from New York University, he is certified in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. In his free time, Mr. Cavan enjoys reading and writing, having published several poems in online magazines.
Ms Vivian is from Canada and has graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Toronto. After graduation, Ms Vivian completed a 160-hour TEFL course and worked as a Cantonese-English interpreter. She is trilingual and has strong language skills. Her passion is to continuously learn new concepts and she is looking forward to working with young kids. Her aspiration is to motivate the new generation to reach success and achieve academic excellence. She is looking forward to leading the kids towards a bright future path.
Ms Chantelle is from a small town called Burgersdorp in South Africa. She has a Bachelor of Science Honors degree in Consumer Science. She is very passionate about cooking and trying new recipes. She enjoys taking hikes and being out in nature. She completed her TEFL certification last year. She is very excited to be part of Monkey Tree team.
Ms Chelsea is a South African born teacher with bachelor’s degree in social work from Stellenbosch University as well as a degree in Education from the University of South Africa. She previously taught at a wonderful school in Stellenbosch in 2017/2018. Her main aim is to inspire and encourage students in their own personal growth and become proud of their English accomplishments.
Ms. Chelsea is from Cape Town, South Africa. She has a degree in Film and Live Performance from AFDA and an honors diploma in Journalism from Rhodes University. Working with children throughout her career in film inspired her to travel abroad to Asia to teach and learn more about the diversity of the world.
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. Chloe is from the UK. She has a degree in English and Creative Writing and a Masters in Creative Writing and Publishing from the University of Chester. She is very much looking forward to meeting her students at Monkey Tree and encouraging their creativity. Outside of the classroom, Ms. Chloe likes to writing, reading and travelling.
Ms Sana was born and raised in the UK. She graduated from the University of Birmingham and has relocated to Hong Kong to pursue her career in English teaching! Ms. Sana is passionate about children and is very excited to meet her new learners at Monkey Tree! In her spare time, she enjoys playing lawn tennis, skiing and practicing yoga.
Ms Christelle is from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. She completed her university degree in English language and literature at the Nelson Mandela University. Ms Christelle completed her TEFL training during her last year of university before moving to Hong Kong. She enjoys traveling, trying new food and adventures!
Ms Christine comes from South Africa. She has a background in accounting and has worked in a corporate environment for few years. She has decided to move her career towards teaching, as her passion lies in making a difference in the lives of youngsters. She therefore cannot wait to meet and work with the students at Monkey Tree! Hong Kong is an energetic city where she longs to get immersed into the culture, hike and go exploring!
Ms Christine is from the United States. She attended The Pennsylvania State University. She comes to Hong Kong after teaching at a preschool in Zhengzhou, China. Additionally, she has volunteered teaching in Botswana, Uganda and the USA. She enjoys traveling, scuba diving, and cooking.
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.
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 Clarissa was born and raised in England and has lived in London for past 7 years. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Photography at Middlesex University, London in 2014. Ms Clarissa worked as an Forensic support worker before completing her TEFL training and moving to Hong Kong. She enjoys swimming and exploring. She looks forward to be a part of Monkey Tree.
Ms Claudette was born and raised in South Africa. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Media Studies, with the focus on cybersecurity for children, at Nelson Mandela University. She taught Communication Science, Public Relations, Media Studies, and Marketing, for six years at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. She is passionate about teaching and learning and enjoys seeing her students develop and grow. Ms Claudette loves vibrant Hong Kong and looks forward to teaching the young learners at Monkey Tree.
Mr Cole comes from the United States and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Cultural Studies & Communications, French, and Education. Education is his passion, as are traveling and leisure. He believes education (or lack thereof) is at the root of many issues, and strives to use it as a tool to help people.
Ms Colette grew up in South Bend, Indiana USA and lived in Chicago for 7 years. She has a BFA in fine art and a minor in education from Columbia College Chicago. During her free time, she loves to create, workout, explore new places, and horseback riding. She is thrilled to be teaching learners of all ages and hopes to bring loads of fun and smiles.
Mr Conor is an enthusiastic and energetic teacher born and raised in rural Ireland. He has a bachelor’s degree in English from Maynooth University and is a certified TEFL teacher. Mr Conor has prior experience teaching in St Mary’s National School in Virginia, Ireland. Mr Conor enjoys numerous sporting activities such as golf and rugby and is eager to explore the rich and beautiful mountains and hidden treasures that Hong Kong has to offer.
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.
Mr Corwin was born and raised in Canada. He obtained his bachelor's degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology from the University of Windsor. He has taught in both South Korea and Taipei. In his free time, he enjoys martial arts, hiking and running. Mr. Corwin is very excited to explore Hong Kong and meet his new students!
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, and is excited to facilitate growth and development!
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.
Ms Daley was born and raised in California, USA. She obtained her Bachelors of Art degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Sacramento. Before becoming TEFL certified and moving to Hong Kong, Ms. Daley worked as a Behavioral Therapist. When Ms Daley is not teaching, she enjoys exploring Hong Kong, reading, meeting new people, and trying new foods!
Mr. Daniel is from England. He Graduated from York St. John University with a bachelor’s degree in Film and Television, during which he worked on a documentary surrounding the Migrant situation within Calais, France. Mr Daniel is also a big football fan and supports Manchester United.
Mr Daniel is from South Africa. He obtained his Honors in Human Kinetics and Ergonomics at Rhodes University and completed his TEFL certificate in 2016. After completing his degree, Mr Daniel worked in Guangzhou, China for a year and 8 months, teaching physical education and English reading. In his spare time, he likes to participate in numerous sports, spending time outside, hiking, drawing, and reading.
Ms. Dani comes all the way from South Africa. She studied and obtained her bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, where she majored in Psychology and Industrial Sociology. After she completed her degree, she went on to do her PGCE at the University of South Africa. During her studies, she taught for two years before making the decision to see the world. She also taught in Chengdu, China for eight months.
Ms. Danielle was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. At Varsity College, she completed her studies and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in financial management. Danielle has also completed a few online courses, one of which being a Master Course in TEFL. Her hobbies include, travelling, running, hiking and exploring new cultures. She has travelled through Australia and Zimbabwe, and has taught English in South Korea.
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. 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 comes from England. He has a background in Media Production, attaining an upper second-class bachelors in the field from the University of Lincoln. However, Mr David’s true passion lies in education, and so he attained his teaching qualifications at the British Council accredited St. George’s International School of English. Mr. David believes that your child deserves the best possible space to learn English and he will facilitate this in every class that Mr David teaches.
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 David is from Winnipeg, Canada. He completed his Master of Science at the University of Manitoba.During his studies, he completed his TEFL and decided to teach in Hong Kong. Mr. David enjoys reading and cooking in his spare time. He looks forward to teaching his students over the next year.
Mr Davis is from California. He graduated with a degree in Visual Arts. Mr. Davis worked extensively with children as a youth football coach before obtaining his TEFL Certification. He has a passion for working with children and philanthropy. He is also a lover of the arts, football, music, and traveling. He is looking forward to exploring the city and getting in touch with his Cantonese roots.
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 George comes from London, England. He was raised in numerous countries across Europe and has lived in several continents around the globe. He completed his Bachelor Degree at The University of Sydney and has a background working in IT, communications, humanitarian assistance and teaching. Mr George came to Hong Kong in 2018 after completing his TEFL training. He enjoys bringing a positive attitude and fun learning environment to classes and takes great pleasure watching his kids progress in their English ability.
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 holds a Bachelors in Law and is an attorney from South Africa. Ms Denise is excited to be in Hong Kong and to discover all the exciting and unique things the most vertical city in the world has to offer.
Mr Derick is from the Netherlands and holds a BA in Visual Communications. He is an enthusiastic teacher who has lived in many countries, experienced many cultures and enjoys a creative style of teaching.
Mr Devon is from Port Elizabeth in South Africa. He has a Bachelor’s degree in business as well as a bachelor’s degree in law from the Nelson Mandela University. He loves children and is very passionate and energetic in his teaching.
Mr Dewald is from Durban, South Africa. Hong Kong is his first experience abroad and he’s extremely excited to start this new venture.
Ms. Elise is from the USA. She has a BA in Music and an MA in TESOL. She has been living in Asia for the past 4 years. From 2014-2017, she was a classroom kindergarten English teacher in Shenzhen, China. While not teaching English, she is a dedicated yogi. For 6 months, she traveled from China to Indonesia then to India to study and deepen her yoga practice.
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. Elliot is from Barrow-in-Furness in the UK. He studied Film and Media in Manchester before working in marketing at a technology company. In his spare time, he likes to eat lots of delicious food and go to the gym. He’s very happy to be part of the Monkey Tree team!
Ms Elzaan was born and raised in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. She completed her TEFL certification in 2018 and obtained a Bachelor of Technology in Public Relations Management in 2017 and a Diploma in Information Technology: Software Development in 2013 from the Nelson Mandela University. She is passionate about education, nature conservation and photography and is looking forward to exploring all that Hong Kong has to offer.
Ms. Elzahn is from Bloemfontein, South Africa. She obtained her degree from the University of the Free State. She loves taking care of and working with animals, especially dogs. For the past year she has been engaging with children at a daycare where she has spent time playing and educating young children. She is looking forward to having fun and teaching students.
Ms Emily is from Minnesota in the United States. She has degrees in English and Theater from St. Olaf College. After University Emily worked as a middle school teacher specifically working with at-risk youth. After receiving her TEFL certificate she moved to Hong Kong to begin working at Monkey Tree and couldn't be more excited! In her free time Emily enjoys theater, music, hiking, and traveling.
Ms. Emma grew up in Zimbabwe, Uganda and Kenya. She has a degree in Politics and Philosophy from the University of Cape Town, and two ESL qualifications. She has spent the last four years teaching English in mainland China, and is excited to spend time in Hong Kong, teaching children and hiking.
Ms. Emma is from Liverpool in England. She graduated from Newcastle University with a BSc in Biology. She has previously volunteered in a primary school and looks forward to teaching in Hong Kong! She loves to draw, watch movies and to travel and explore when she can. She is looking forward to living in Hong Kong and learning about its rich culture.
Ms Emma comes from Wales, UK. In 2017, Ms. Emma graduated from Aberystwyth University with a bachelor’s degree in International Politics. Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Ms. Emma spent one-year teaching in a small town in Hunan Province, China where she found a passion for teaching. Ms. Emma speaks two languages – English and Welsh. .
Ms Erin grew up on farm in South Africa. She worked as an au pair/English teacher in Italy after school. She has her degree in Hospitality Management and holds a level 5 TEFL. She is very excited to start teaching in Hong Kong and is looking forward to getting to know the children, she believes she can make a difference.
Mr. Fletcher is an Economics and Management graduate from Rhodes University in the small, but exciting town of Grahamstown, South Africa. He is an avid sportsman and coached a range of teams back home. Coaching a number of young children caused Mr. Fletcher to realize his passion of educating thus decided to join Monkey Tree and also continue his cricketing career.
Ms Flora is from Cape Town, South Africa. She obtained a Bachelor of Administration degree in branding and business management. Ms. Flora completed her TEFL certificate through the TEFL Academy. She has a passion for working with children and has many years of au pairing experience. In her free time, Ms. Flora enjoys cooking, socializing, taking photos and traveling.
Mr. Francois is from Pretoria South Africa. He obtained his Bachelors of Education majoring in English at the North-West University of Potchefstroom in South Africa, and has experience in teaching English at a school. He enjoys working with children very much and making a difference in their lives.
Ms. Frankie is from the very friendly northern England, although she grew up in sunny Mallorca, Spain. She studied Tourism Management and Marketing at York St. John University. Ms. Frankie is a very positive and hard-working person. Her hobbies include writing, reading, travelling and anything food related.
Mr Fraser is a BA Geography graduate from the University of Nottingham - graduating in the summer of 2017. Despite being a keen traveler, this is Mr. Fraser’s first time in Asia and his first teaching position after his completion of the TEFL qualification in July. He enjoys playing and watching most sports with a particular passion for swimming, tennis and football, and is looking forward to continuing these as well as trying his hand at hiking and surfing. In addition to helping out at his local school back in London, Mr Fraser is also a qualified sailing instructor, teaching children of all abilities how to sail - something which should help to prepare him for teaching in the hands-on and fun environment of Monkey Tree.
Mr. Freddie has recently graduated from The University of Leeds with a Bachelor’s Degree in Classical Civilizations. As a former rugby coach, he has found passion in teaching children, which led him to the completion of his TEFL qualification earlier last year.
Mr. Fred is a 24-year-old Hotel School graduate from Pretoria, South Africa. Having travelled extensively through Asia, visiting countries such as India, China and Cambodia, Mr. Fred jumped at the opportunity to teach in Hong Kong. As a semi-professional musician and a lover of new experiences, he enjoys meeting people from all walks of life and exposing himself to the diverse cultures of the world.
Ms. Gemma is from Cornwall in the UK. In 2005, Miss Gemma obtained a BA (Hons) degree in English Studies and American Studies at the University of Gloucestershire. She has spent the last eight years working with vulnerable Young People and families throughout the UK, as well as obtaining a TESOL qualification. In her spare time, she Gemma enjoys baking, crafting and movies.
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.
Mr. Hendro is from South Africa. He studied Psychology and Anthropology. He is excited to discover new cultures, learn from them and if possible teach a new generation the wonders of English.
Mr Grant is very excited to be working with Monkey Tree. He is from Kansas City, Missouri in the United States. He studied Business Administration at the University of Missouri Kansas City. Mr. Grant used to work in a finance internship, and as a barista. His hobbies include reading, learning new languages, and hiking.
Mr Grant is from South Africa and has two degrees, one in Social Dynamics with a psychology and political science major from Stellenbosch University, and one in Marketing Management majoring in business management from IMM. He likes to keep busy in his free time by going to the gym and keeping healthy. He doesn't mind the odd hike and hopes to do as many as possible while in Hong Kong.
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 Greg is from Glasgow, in beautiful Scotland. He has an Honors degree in Environmental Management and Planning. Mr Greg has worked in a nuclear power plant and lived in Italy. He loves to teach children how to read and write. Mr. Greg is excited to be a part of the Monkey Tree team.
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 Tim is from South Africa. He studied at The Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town. He studied a Bachelor of Education, majoring in English Home Language and Mathematics. He loves the ocean and loves watching movies and spending time with friends.
Ms. Heather is from England and she studied History of Art and Archaeology at the University of London. She has a TEFL qualification and is looking forward to helping students develop and improve their English skills. Ms. Heather likes to paint, visit museums, go hiking and travel to different countries in her free time.
Ms Cara is from Pretoria, South Africa. She has a degree in languages, majoring in French and English. She is passionate about languages, teaching, and travelling. Ms Cara is very excited about joining the Monkey Tree family and can't wait to have fun with all the little monkeys!
Mr Henk was born in South Africa where he also studied. He works in the business and legal fields, but has always been passionate about teaching and learning. He enjoys the classroom, teaching and training students to reach their goals. He is exited to combine his knowledge and background in order to also live out his passion for learning. He loves the vibrancy of Hong Kong and is excited to teach students in this wonderful city. He hopes to guide and shape students to also become passionate about their own learning and life journey.
Mr Henry was born in Hong Kong and raised in England. He studied Music Business at the University of Sussex. He enjoys travelling, sports, music, and can play several instruments.
Mr. Hua is from Shandong, graduated from the Department of Sociology of the University of Minnesota with a certificate in teaching English as a foreign language. In 2018, he obtained a master's degree in Chinese Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Level 1 in Putonghua. Mr. Hua Yefu is cheerful and patient, responsible and responsible for his children.
Mr. Hua (Mandarin)
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)
Ms. India from Manchester, United Kingdom. Ms. India has spent much of her adult life travelling the world and working with children in different factions domestically and professionally. Ms. India graduated with a bachelor’s degree in two institutions Manchester Metropolitan University and University of North Carolina. She brings a passion for the bilingual development of children and a philosophy that in order to educate the next generation we must approach their curriculum with an international outlook.
Ms. Inge is a 23-year-old teacher born in South Africa who has come to Hong Kong to pursue a career in English teaching. She is passionate about children and believes that it is important to teach children English from a young age. She loves the beach and to explore the outdoors and she is excited to be living in Hong Kong.
Ms Isabel was born and raised in South Africa. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Pearson Institute of Higher Education. She worked in administration and finances before she completed her TEFL and moved to Hong Kong. She enjoys reading, writing and walks in nature.
Mr Jack is from the country of Ireland! He has a degree in Geography and English from the national university of Ireland Galway. He achieved a level 5 TEFL certificate and has now moved out to Hong Kong. Mr Jack is very excited to experience all the new wonders that this city has to offer. He is looking forward to meeting all his new students and knows that both of them will have a lot of fun learning together!
Mr Jack was born and raised in Exeter, England. He completed a bachelor’s degree in human geography. Mr. Jack is passionate about travelling, having back-packed across Europe twice for many months each time, visiting loads of countries. Mr. Jack loves football, as well as many other sports, and plays plenty. Mr. Jack loves working with kids, and is eager to work for Monkey Tree.
Mr Jack was born in North Yorkshire, England. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Media Writing in which he acquired from the University of Greenwich in London, England. His hobbies include hiking, collecting records, listening to music and eating out. Mr. Jack is extremely excited to be living and working in Hong Kong and looks forward to experiencing the sights and sounds of the city.
Mr Jacob is from the USA. He earned a bachelor of science degree at Cameron University. He majored in psychology. Jacob enjoys hiking, exploring and learning new things. This is his first time to be in an Asian country and he is excited to be here.
Ms Jaime was born in the United Kingdom where she completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She enjoys figure skating and dancing and hopes to continue training in Hong Kong. Ms Jaime is a very happy and enthusiastic teacher and is looking forward to working for the Monkey tree team.
Mr. Jake is from England. He has BA (Hons) degree in History from the University of Derby. Prior to Monkey Tree, Mr Jake has taught History at A level, and has taught in South Korea. He enjoys playing and watching football, being a big Manchester United fan, and he also enjoys playing table tennis.
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 is from Nottingham, United Kingdom. He studied illustration at Birmingham City University (Uk). Mr James is a creative individual who loves to draw, make music and explore this huge planet. He found his admiration for teaching through his family who are mostly teachers. Mr. James feels happiest when he can give others something special they can carry with them through their life. He hopes to bring many happy and joyous memories for the students here at Monkey Tree.
Ms Jamie is very happy to be with everyone at Monkey Tree. This is Ms. Jamie’s first English’s teaching job in Asia. Ms. Jamie likes to run distance races competitively, play sports and also has a Master’s degree in Psychology and Education and a Physical Education degree too.
Ms Janha is from South Africa and has recently completed her post graduate degree in Communication for Social Change. Her hobbies include photography, travel, and community service. She loves to learn new things and meet new people.
Ms Janie is an energeticteacher from Cape Town, South Africa. She has a degree in Counseling and would love to have her own Art Therapy Practice one day, where she would solely focus on working with children and teenagers. She absolutely loves working with children and have done so for the past 5 years in positions like Aupairing and being an assistant teacher. Her other hobbies include going on hikes, spending time in nature, painting and journaling. Ms Janie has a go-getter spirit and is always ready to take on a new challenge or adventure, whilst at the same time making sure that she is well prepared and organized for the matter at hand.
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.
Ms. Jengira is half Thai, half American but was born in England. She studied Film and Media at the Manchester Metropolitan University and worked in fashion marketing. She decided to teach in Hong Kong as she has travelled around Asia before and loves it! Ms. Jengira enjoys eating food and going the gym in her spare time. She can’t wait to be part of the Monkey Tree team!
Ms Jenna is from England and studied Theology at Bishop Grosseteste University. She taught English, history and drama in mainland China. Ms. Jenna enjoys cooking, hiking and acting. Her teaching philosophy is to assist students to see each mistake as a new opportunity to learn, creating brave and curious individuals, ready to face the world and change it for the better.
Ms. Jessica is from California, U.S.A. She studied her B.A in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside and attained her TEFL while working in Hong Kong. She has been working as a teacher in Hong Kong for four years. She enjoys sightseeing, shopping, and reading.
Ms Jess comes from South Africa with a teaching degree and has been teaching for the past 4 years in Port Elizabeth. Teaching runs in the family as Ms. Jess's dad is a headmaster at a school and her cousin is currently teaching at another school in Hong Kong. Ms. Jess decided to move to Hong Kong to experience a new and different lifestyle. She looks forward to being part of the Monkey Tree team.
Ms. Johané grew up in a small, but picturesque town that is at the heart of the Cape Winelands district in South Africa. She graduated from Stellenbosch University with a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies. After graduating, she set out to Tianjin, China, where she discovered her passion for children and teaching.
Mr Steven is from the United States and grew up in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from the University of California with a Bachelor’s degree in Film and Media Studies, 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, and in 2019, he left everything to move to Hong Kong and teach English. 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 Jonathan is from the United States. He graduated from Mansfield University in Pennsylvania, USA. He studied business in Paris, France and obtained the Celta English teaching certificate from Strasbourg, France. He enjoys working with kids and hopes to help many children improve their English during his time at Monkey Tree.
Mr Jon is from UK. He graduated from Aberystwyth University with a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing in 2016. In his spare time, he is a keen sportsman, enjoying football and bouldering, as well as having a passion for reading. He is excited to experience the unique culture of Hong Kong and to meet his students!
Mr Jonathon’s hometown is Boston, USA. He is a 2018 Bentley University graduate with United States ESL tutoring and volunteering experience! Mr. Jonathon loves traveling and is excited to be teaching in Hong Kong!
Ms Claire is from a town called Bolton in the North of England, and studied Psychology at Lancaster University, with a particular interest and enjoyment of child and developmental psychology. After graduating with a BSc, she joined the Metropolitan Police Service in London. She spent 15 years as a Police Officer, training at New Scotland Yard to become a detective. She has a passion for travel and experiencing different cultures which brought her to Hong Kong to pursue a teaching career and looks forward to embracing all that this exciting city has to offer.
Ms Jordy grew up in South Africa. She obtained her Bachelors of Commerce Degree from Stenden, South Africa. Ms Jordy then decided to take a break from her hospitality career in Mauritius and pursue her passion in teaching! Ms Jordy feels that being a teacher is the most heartwarming jobs there is!
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. Joseph is from UK, and can speak two languages – English and Welsh. He has a bachelors degree in business and management from a university in his home country. Following his graduation, Mr. Joseph took the leap to move to China for a year to teach English. Mr. Joseph is a very happy person, and can always be seen with a smile on his face. He’s very much looking forward to getting started and working with the Monkey Tree family!
Mr. Joe is from Oregon, USA. He studied engineering and worked as one for several years before traveling to Asia for adventure! Mr. Joe has a passion for learning, development, and watching others grow. He loves music, hiking as well as training the body and mind.
Mr Joshua studied Chinese in his home country of South Africa. After completing his studies, he relocated to Taiwan for two years where he began his career as an English teacher while immersed in the culture and language that he had learned so much about. Mr Joshua has recently moved to Hong Kong and started a career with Monkey Tree in his efforts to both grow as a teacher and to discover a new side of the Chinese language and culture. Mr. Joshua enjoys outdoor activities in his spare time and creating lessons that are fun and full of energy.
Mr Josh is from the south coast of England, he has a BA in Chemical Engineering from the University of Hull. He has done a 168-hour TEFL course and is very excited about living in Hong Kong and is enthusiastic about teaching for Monkey Tree. He loves to listen to music and learn about new cultures.
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 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. Kalinda is from Minnesota in the United States. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Luther College before traveling around Europe and Asia. She enjoys hiking, listening to music, shopping and trying new foods. She is excited to explore Hong Kong and bring excitement to the classroom!
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. Katharine is from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. She graduated from Nelson Mandela University with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Biochemistry and Microbiology. After graduating, she obtained her TEFL and decided to come teach and live in Hong Kong. In her free-time she enjoys reading books, drinking coffee and going to the beach. Ms. Katharine is very excited to meet all her new students!
Ms. Kate is an American from Colorado. She is passionate about all things related to food, wine and travel. She has studied 6 languages and is fluent in 3. Her Business Communication degree and a minor in World Languages allowed her to spend the past 10 years in Italy managing export markets for bespoke wineries. She is so excited to be working with young learners again in one of her favorite cities!
Ms Katie went to Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland where she had the time of her life studying German and Spanish Applied Languages and Translation. She was delighted to be given the opportunity to move to Hong Kong to teach her native language with Monkey Tree. She hopes that she can share her enthusiasm and passion for languages with the children at Monkey tree.
Ms. Kaylin is from 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 has had plenty of experience with children.
Ms. Keira is from Scotland. She studied geography and geology at the University of Aberdeen. Ms. Keira likes reading, playing sports and travelling. Miss Keira has taught English in Vietnam, Kuala Lumpur and Bali. She is happy to be teaching here in Hong Kong.
Ms Kerry is from Bournemouth, England. She graduated from the University of Gloucestershire with a Bachelor of Arts Honours in English Literature and Creative Writing and obtained her TEFL certification in 2017. When Miss Kerry isn't working she likes to explore, travel, write and find new places to eat! Ms. Kerry is excited to be teaching in Hong Kong and helping her students achieve their goals.
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.
Ms. Kezia is from South Africa and used to live in Cape Town. She studied at Rhodes University and has an Honours Degree in Political Science. Ms. Kezia has always wanted to teach in Asia and loves to use songs when teaching difficult concepts. Her favourite things are dim sum, ice cream and visiting new places.
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. 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! Teaching young learner's is a huge passion of hers and she is thrilled to be a part of the Monkey Tree family in Hong Kong!
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 Kristin hails from Kimberley, also known as the Diamond City, in sunny South Africa. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Management from UNISA. She enjoys dancing, reading, singing and traveling. She is happy to be a part of Monkey Tree as she loves teaching kids.
Ms Kristina comes from Canada. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, from the University of British Columbia. Before coming to Hong Kong, she had previously taught in public schools throughout Hanoi, Vietnam. Ms. Kristina is passionate about following current global events and learning about how to improve the education of students internationally.
Mr Kyle comes from South Africa where he has finished his studies at Rhodes University and will soon graduate with his Masters degree in hydrology. 5 years’ experience of being a housemaster gave him the opportunity to develop and build strong relationships with young children. The enjoyment he found in working as a student housemaster, along with a strong desire to travel and explore, have now lured him to Hong Kong!
Mr Kyle is from Pretoria, South Africa. He loves working with children and has done so through coaching Hockey for the past 10 years, ages varying from 3 years old to 18 years old. He has a BSc in Construction Management and is currently studying further to become a full-time teacher as he believes working with children is more fulfilling.
Ms Lauren is an English teacher from Manchester, United Kingdom. As a graduate from The University of Chester, with Bachelor's degree in English Literature, Lauren decided to pursue her interest in travelling and teaching by moving to Hong Kong. Lauren can't wait to become part of the Monkey Tree team and looks forward to helping her students grow!
Ms. Lauren was born and raised in a small coastal town in South Africa. She loves being outdoors, cooking, baking, reading and doing anything creative. Ms. Lauren qualified as a Graphic Designer after completing her Bachelor of Technology at Nelson Mandela University and her love of children and keen interest in teaching led her to completing her TEFL qualification.
Mr. Lee is from Manchester, England. He studied Information Technology with Business Studies at Sheffield Hallam University. Following his studies, Mr. Lee took several backpacking trips across South East Asia and New Zealand. When he is not teaching, he likes to play football and read fantasy books.
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.
Ms Leeza is from Huntsville, Alabama. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She grew up living and traveling throughout Asia, Europe and the Middle East. She completed the CELTA, which was her first experience teaching. In her free time, Ms Leeza enjoys cooking, going to music venues, and exploring new places. She is extremely excited to tackle her new adventure of teaching and living in Hong Kong!
Mr Liam is from the United States. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and philosophy from the University at Buffalo in June 2016, and earned his CELTA certificate in Belfast, in December 2016. Mr. Liam was an English language teacher in Japan and Turkey before coming to Hong Kong. He enjoys traveling, reading and writing, and watching good movies.
Ms Lisa was born and raised in Manchester, United Kingdom. She graduated with a European and International Law Bachelor’s Degree from University of Sheffield. She completed her TEFL in 2016 and decided to move to Hong Kong soon after. Her hobbies include shopping, hiking and travelling around the world.
Ms. Lohandi was born and raised in South Africa. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa. Ms. Lohandi completed TEFL training before moving to Hong Kong. She enjoys reading and exploring. She looks forward to be a part of Monkey Tree.
Ms Louisa is from Devon on the South coast of England. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University for the Creative Arts. Before teaching at Monkey Tree, she worked as a journalist and publicist in London for five years. Ms Louisa enjoys the great outdoors and can often be found hiking, snorkeling or mountain climbing in her free time. She also enjoys traveling and pottery. She is very happy to be teaching young learners and enjoys putting a smile on people’s faces.
Ms Lucy is from Birmingham in the United Kingdom. She studied at the University of Bedfordshire. After completing her degree, she has gone on to work and travel around the world in a variety of countries. In her spare time Ms. Lucy enjoys seeing her friends, playing sports, being active, cooking and going on adventures, she is super excited to explore Hong Kong.
Mr Luke is from South Africa. More specifically, he is from a small town called Underberg. Mr Luke is looking forward to living in a big city and really looking forward to teaching young students English. Mr Luke likes to play sport and go hiking during his free time.
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 Riaan is from Bloemfontein, South Africa. He completed his degree in Business Management and Industrial Psychology. He likes to spend his time outdoors doing sports or indoors reading a book. Mr Riaan loves teaching and working with children.
Ms Marcie graduated from The University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelors in Liberal Arts and Sciences. She majored in the English language, concentrating on media, rhetoric and culture and her minor was in psychology. Ms Marcie studied Spanish at Deusto University for a semester. After she came back, Ms Marcie missed Spain so much. Ms. Marcie obtained her TEFL in Barcelona and taught secondary level students.
Ms Marcelle is from Durban, South Africa. She obtained her BA degree in English & Psychology through the University of South Africa (U.N.I.S.A). Ms Marcelle taught in her home country for three years and loves working with children of all ages. She is so excited to be living in beautiful Hong Kong! Ms Marcelle enjoys swimming, cooking & watching movies in her spare time.
Ms. Maria is from Ireland and has recently graduated with a master’s degree in Cardiac Health. Alongside nutrition and healthy eating, working with kids is also one of her passions. She has previously volunteered in India working with disadvantaged children and now wishes to pursue teaching by helping Monkey Tree learners fulfil their full potential.
Ms Maria was born and raised in Macau. She has lived in several countries i.e. the UK, Germany and Portugal. Before obtaining her TEFL certificate, she was awarded with a First Class BA in Fashion and Textiles Design. With valid experience having worked in a Nursery in the UK, she has a great passion for children and teaching. Her favourite hobbies include reading, travelling and visiting exhibitions!
Ms Marina comes from South Africa. Ms. She obtained her honors degree in Audiology, at the university of Pretoria; and subsequently after graduating she opened up her private practice in South Africa; where she worked with infants and young children, as well as older patients who were hard of hearing. Ms. Marina loves adventure and being outdoors, especially hiking and running.
Mr Mark is originally from England and studied Music at Bath and Bristol University. When he is not teaching English, Mr. Mark works as an Open Water Scuba Instructor and has taught in countries such as Italy, Croatia and Hong Kong. He loves being in the ocean whenever possible and interacting with new people. During his free time, Mr. Mark likes to make ceramic pottery, play his violin, and go rock climbing around the city.
Mr Dan comes from sunny South Africa. He earned his BSc in Forestry and Wood Product Science from the University of Stellenbosch. After earning his TEFL certification, Mr Dan spent a year in Thailand teaching English through Math, Science, and Language Arts. Following Thailand, he spent months in Vietnam doing English center work. Mr Dan enjoys the conviviality of sharing meals with friends, learning about new places and people, and jamming guitar in his spare time.
Mr Mathee is from a small town in South Africa called Oudtshoorn. He studied Molecular Sciences at Cape Town University. Mr. Mathee came to Hong Kong to broaden his skill set in teaching and share his knowledge of the English language with other students.
Mr Matt is a qualified Natural Science, Geography and English teacher. He has completed his Post Graduate Certificate of Education, Psychology degree in Human Kinetics and Ergonomics Degree. Mr. Matt is from South Africa, but was born in Zimbabwe. He has also been working in different schools for four years as a coach and substitute teacher.
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!
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 Matthew grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa where he studied a Bcom in Financial Management which he completed in 2015. He is excited to explore Hong Kong and the many cultures of the world. He is extremely happy to be part of the Monkey Tree family and hopes to add value and happiness to each of his students’ lives.
Mr. Max studied pre-med at the University of Central Arkansas while double majoring in Exercise Science and Chemistry. He recently received his 120-hour TEFL certification. Mr. Max has a strong passion for food and hopes to try every local and famous food spot while he is in Hong Kong. Mr. Max also enjoys photography and loves to combine photography and food to document his travels and time in Hong Kong.
Ms Megan is from Minnesota in the United States. She graduated from Concordia College with a bachelor’s degree in Mandarin, French and global studies with an Asian studies concentration. After graduating, she moved to Zhuhai, China to work as a teaching assistant. She had the opportunity to visit Hong Kong and fell in love with the city. Ms. Megan loves traveling, going to the beach and spending time with friends. She is very excited to be teaching at Monkey Tree!
Ms. Mel is a Human Rights lawyer from South Africa. She obtained both a Bachelors of Commerce and a Bachelors of Law with honors from the University of Johannesburg. Ms. Mel has worked as a Human Rights lawyer in South Africa for the last 5 years. She is currently taking a sabbatical from law and looks forward to working in Hong Kong.
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 is from England. He study student psychology, English and history. He attended the University of Warwick for modern history. However, his interest in children’s education began with his at a small publishing firm . Here he was responsible for many educational books, history books in particular, and authoring non-fiction books. He aspires to bring his passion into his lessons at Monkey Tree.
Ms. Michaela is 22 years old and comes from the West of Ireland. She had a degree in English and History from Maynooth University. She completed her 120-hour TEFL course in 2017 and is very excited to be living in Hong Kong and to join the Monkey Tree team.
Ms Michaela was born and raised in South Africa. Ms. Michaela graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marketing communications from AAA School of Advertising in Cape Town. Since graduating, Ms Michaela has worked with children of different age groups. She enjoys exercise, drinking copious amounts of strong coffee and eating healthy foods! Ms Michaela looks forward to her new adventure in Hong Kong, her new favorite city!
Ms Mikalia is from Cape Town, South Africa. She recently completed her degree in Criminology after which she moved to America where she worked for six months. She has a TESOL certificate and is excited to start her career at Monkey Tree. Outside of work, she enjoys travelling, experiencing new adventures and exercising.
Ms Millie is from England in the UK! She recently graduated from university with a first-class degree in film production. In her spare time, she loves photography, music and exploring new places!
Ms Monica was born in Spain but raised in England. She has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and health studies and has a TEFL qualification. She has recently traveled around Asia and fell in love with the people and the food.
Ms Morgan is from Seattle, Washington, in the USA. She studied History and Women’s Studies at the University of Kansas. She spent 3 years working at an art museum as an Operations Manager and giving art tours to groups of schoolchildren. Ms. Morgan is very excited to be working at Monkey Tree and in her free time she likes to write novels and read about history.
Ms Emma was born and raised in South Africa, where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Botany and Zoology at Rhodes University. She has nearly finished her Botany Master’s Degree, and has spent the last few years trying to find a career she can really sink her teeth into. After tutoring young children in Maths and Science, she believes she may have found that career in teaching, so she completed a TEFL course and moved to Hong Kong in order to pursue teaching full-time.
Ms Kaylynn is a kind, patient teacher from South Africa. She has a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and is a qualified Yoga Instructor. She has taught previously as a private tutor in her home country and as a teacher in Italy. She loves outdoor activities, cooking and being with friends and family.
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 Natalie is from Belgium and has an English father. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in psychology she worked for a while in finance. Two years ago, she decided to change career paths and got her CELTA degree. She is now happily combining her love for travelling with the joys of teaching. She feels very lucky to be able to continue living her dream thanks to Monkey Tree and looks forward to meeting you all!
Ms. Natalie is 24 years old and has a master’s in photography from Middlesex University London. She has previously worked with students from the university of Hong Kong to improve their IELT's score.
Ms. Nat was born in London, United Kingdom. She has an English Literature degree from the University of Swansea. She completed her TEFL course in 2018 and is very excited to be working and living in Hong Kong. Ms. Nat enjoys socializing, dancing and eating!
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.
Mr Nathan was born in Chicago, but has spent the last eight years traveling and teaching English. After graduating, he went to teach in South Korea for one year. After which, he traveled through Asia and Europe and eventually went to teach English in Vietnam. He has traveled through Central and South America by motorcycle and is excited to have the opportunity to live and teach in Hong Kong now!
Ms Niamh comes from the west coast of the small island of Ireland. She has obtained her bachelor’s degree in traditional music from the University of Limerick. At 22, Ms Niamh completed her TEFL and moved overseas as an English teacher for the first time. Ms Niamh is excited to meet all the monkeys in Hong Kong this year!
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.
Mr Nicholaas is from the from the United States of America. He lived in Charlotte, North Carolina before moving to Hong Kong to pursue teaching. 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. Nick attained his BA at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia and his CELTA at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He is very excited to be teaching in Hong Kong alongside the wonderful team at Monkey Tree. Mr. Nick is an avid cyclist and when not working enjoys reading, hiking, good food and kayaking.
Mr Nico was born and raised in England. He obtained a bachelors degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences from the University of Lincoln, England. During this time Mr Nico frequently volunteered in primary schools teaching students Physical Education. After graduating, he worked and travelled in Australia for two years before moving to Hong Kong. Mr Nico is passionate about teaching English. In his spare time he enjoys an active life style of outdoor activities and exploring new cultures.
Ms Gracie is a teacher from South Africa. She has a business degree from the University of Cape Town and a Master Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Last year, she taught mostly kindergarteners in Vietnam and the year before she taught a range of Taiwanese citizens online from New York. Ms. Gracie has also been a language tutor in France and an au pair in Cape Town. She loves travel and children and has a passion for the fun, youthful energy that comes with them.
Mr Nico is from South Africa and grew up on a farm in the North-West Province. He has a graduate degree in electronic engineering and a passion for photography and architecture. He has spent two and a half years in South Korea teaching English to young learners. He loves exploring new places and learning more about new cultures and people. He is very excited to live and teach in Hong Kong!
Ms Nicole is an English teacher born and raised in Sydney, Australia. She graduated from the University of New South Wales with a bachelor of International studies with which she did an exchange year in China. Her interest in Asia and connection to her heritage has led her back to Hong Kong. Ms Nicole has always loved encouraging and challenging children to their best potential. She brought this energy to her teaching in her previous roles in China, and can’t wait to use her experience and passion to the monkeys at Monkey Tree.
Ms Nicole grew up in Durban South Africa. She obtained her Bachelor of Commerce Degree in International Hospitality Managemen. Ms. Nicole lived in Mosselbay where she worked at a 5-star Game Reserve as an assistant Food and Beverage Manager. She then worked as a Marketing Manager at a law firm. Ms Nicole loved learning and she wanted to spread her enthusiasm for education to children. She decided that Hong Kong is the perfect place to start her teaching career. She believes that providing a positive and engaging environment is essential for children to learn at their fullest potential.
Ms Nikki graduated from Stellenbosch University with her Honor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. She worked as a Civil Engineer in South Africa for a year, thereafter she went to London to audition to be a real-life Disney Princess for Disneyland Paris. Ms Nikki was however unsuccessful in her audition, but was still passionate about being a positive role model for children. 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 Noëlene is from a small coastal town called Jeffrey's Bay in South Africa. She enjoys spending time at the beach. She loves staying fit and active by working out, going on hikes and dancing. She enjoys travelling, discovering new places and meeting new people. She is very excited to start this new adventure at Monkey Tree.
Mr. Oliver (Ollie) is from Brighton in England. He attained a BA (Hons) in Social Work from the University of Sussex and has previously worked as a social worker in a children and families team in the UK. Last year, Mr. Ollie undertook training in teaching English as a Foreign language and successfully completed a teaching internship at Southwest Petroleum University in Chengdu.
Mr Rio comes from Westminster, London. He has taught before in England and in Madrid, Spain. He aims to build many relationships during his time teaching in Hong Kong. He is a film and sports fanatic and likes to keep fit and work towards many life goals.
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 Tricia was born in Germany and raised in England. She obtained her degree in English Literature from the University of Portsmouth. She completed TEFL before coming to HK. Her hobbies include reading, running and travelling.
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. Gordon is from a small town in South Africa. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Data Mining at the North-West University. Seeing as he has a passion for learning and teaching, he decided that teaching English in Hong Kong would be a rewarding life experience. Gordon enjoys reading, traveling and exercising. He hopes to learn as much as he teaches during his stay in Hong Kong.
Mr Peter was born and raised in Kentucky. He completed his bachelor’s degree in sports administration and psychology from the University of Louisville. Shortly thereafter, he earned his TEFL certificate and decided to make the move to Hong Kong to pursue teaching. He really enjoys the outdoors, eating food, playing sports, and discovering new places.
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 Phil grew up in California and graduated from San Diego State University, where he had several years of university tutoring experience in science and writing. In addition, Mr. Phil has spent four years working in children's day camps. He has extended family in Kut Hing Wai, Kam Tin here in Hong Kong and can speak Cantonese. In his free time, Mr. Phil enjoys playing basketball, reading, and spending time with family.
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 Qiu is from Quanzhou, Fujian Province. She graduated from the 211 University of the Mainland - Fuzhou University, and he has a Master's degree in Putonghua at the Hong Kong Institute of Education in 2017. Ms Qiu has a sense of responsibility, she loves education, and likes to get along with children, and is committed to let students learn more in interesting classrooms.
Ms. Qiu (Mandarin)
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!
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.
Ms Rebecca is from South Africa. She has completed Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Communication. She is a diverse individual and has executed this within her career. She has worked in the hospitality industry, childcare, administration and now teaching! After obtaining her TEFL course.
Mr Reece was born in the United Kingdom. He is from a small town called Warrington. He recently graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Music. Before joining Monkey Tree, Mr. Reece was teaching students how to play the guitar for 3 years. Mr. Reece enjoys running, sightseeing and football. He is looking forward to working for the Monkey Tree team.
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 Reyneke grew up in South Africa where he attended North West University. Mr. Reyneke has a passion for teaching and always aims to set a good example for his Students. He enjoys outdoor activities like golf, swimming, and trail running. Mr Reyneke enjoys a healthy lifestyle. He gets along well with others and always makes an effort to build a healthy relationship with his colleagues.
Mr Richard is from Wales, United Kingdom. Before moving to Hong Kong to work at Monkey Tree, he taught English for two years at a primary school in South Korea. He has a degree in Human Biology as well as two TEFL certificates specializing in teaching young learners. He likes to create lessons where children can have fun and learn English at the same time. When Mr Richard isn’t teaching, he likes to travel and explore new places, learning about different counties and cultures.
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.
Mr Rob is from Toronto, Canada. He graduated from York University with a degree in history. He obtained his TESOL certificate and has spent the past 3 years teaching children in Seoul, South Korea. Mr. Rob loves teaching children and always enjoys the energy and positive attitude they bring with them.
Mr. Rob has moved all the way to Hong Kong, from Chichester in the United Kingdom. He graduated from the University of Plymouth in 2016, with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Following university, Mr. Rob obtained a 140-hour TEFL teaching qualification. Mr. Rob enjoys cycling, making food, and trying new things.
Mr Robert is from Cape Town, South Africa. He graduated with an honors degree in Psychology, providing counselling and group therapy to children and teenagers alike. Having au paired for a year, Mr. Robert enjoys working one-on-one with students and giving them the attention they need.
Mr Rory was born in Singapore and lived in Hong Kong where he went to school for a number of years before moving to Spain and eventually the United Kingdom. Whilst in the UK he completed a BA Honor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism before gaining a distinction for his Master’s degree in Film production. Mr. Rory is a fun loving, friendly and enthusiastic teacher and is looking forward to working for the Monkey tree team.
Ms Rosh is from South Africa. She graduated from North-West University with a degree in Corporate Communication and Graphic Design. Before coming to Hong Kong, she spent 6 years teaching ESL in South Korea and 2 years in Vietnam. In her free time, she enjoys roller skating and designing furniture out of recycled plastic. Ms Rosh is very excited to be a part of the Monkey Tree family.
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 Ryan completed his degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics with an additional major in English Literature from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. He spent several years managing the operations of several small companies back home before he decided to move abroad and join us in Hong Kong. He has a passion for food, travel and exploring new cultures; and is excited to be joining the Monkey Tree team.
Ms Hannah was born and raised in England and has a passion for working with children. Before coming to Hong Kong, she had been teaching English for 15 months in China. In her free time, she likes to travel, do yoga and learn new skills. Ms. Hannah is excited to be part of the Monkey Tree family and hopes to help students boost their English.
Mr Samir is from London, United Kingdom. He has a master's degree in ancient history and archaeology from the University of Leicester. He loves learning about different cultures and is excited to start teaching English to a new generation in Hong Kong.
Mr Samson was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Shortly after graduation Mr. Samson obtained his TEFL certification. He is passionate about learning and teaching. Mr Samson enjoys traveling, reading, and playing sports such as soccer and golf.
Mr. Sam is from California in the United States of America. He graduated from the University of California San Diego with a degree in History. He loves sports and can’t wait to explore all of the nature Hong Kong has to offer. Hong Kong is one of the most interesting cities in the world and he looks forward to being a new part of it.
Mr. Savoi was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has a degree in Politics and International Relations, a certificate in Business Risk Management, and a 150-hour Master TEFL course. Mr. Savoi loves to travel and learn about new cultures, play sport and keep active. Mr. Savoi is very sociable and enjoys interacting with children.
Mr. Scott comes from the green, hilly lands of Wales in the United Kingdom where he studied Computer Forensics at the University of South Wales. He has lots of fun teaching and had previously taught in Shenzhen before coming to teach in Hong Kong. When Mr. Scott isn't teaching, he loves to listen to music, read books and try to learn new languages.
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.
Mr. Shaun grew up in the small city of Port Elizabeth in South Africa. After completing his Honours degree in Construction Management, he worked a bit for his dad while looking for jobs. During this time, he also completed his TEFL course.
Mr Sheldon was born and raised in Durban, South Africa. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in criminology from UNISA an online university in South Africa. Mr. Sheldon taught English online for a year and a half before deciding to move to Hong Kong. He enjoys reading, gaming and any other kind of thing that is fun.
Ms Simoné was born and raised in South Africa. She studied Education, Psychology and Criminology. As far as teaching experience goes: She worked at a Reading Centre as well as a Young Engineers Centre - a centre where you teach math and science through Lego Bricks! After a year of being a private tutor for a grade 1 learner, she decided to come to Hong Kong to teach English. She loves books and animals. She’s looking forward to joining a great group of teachers at Monkey Tree.
Ms Sophie is from the United Kingdom. She graduated from University of the Arts London with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She obtains her TEFL qualification in 2017. Her hobbies include travelling, reading, swimming, meeting new people and good food. She is looking forward to start teaching at Monkey Tree!
Ms Stephani recently started her career at Monkey Tree. She graduated from the University of South Africa with a Bachelor’s Degree in Genetics and Microbiology. She is from a small town in South Africa where she has been working for a diagnostic laboratory for seven years, until she decided to join the Monkey Tree team. She believes education holds the key to the future and believes that teaching is a very rewarding career.
Mr Steven was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and graduated Summa Cum Laude in his class. Mr. Steven worked as an operations manager for 15 years before completing his SIT TESOL certificate and moving to Hong Kong. Mr Steven enjoys chess, golf, reading, writing, documentaries, and some good adventure!
Hailing from South Africa, Ms. 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!
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 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.
Mr Tarek was born and raised in South Africa. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Business Management. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music and playing sports. Mr. Tarek worked as a Procurement and Logistics Manager before completing his TEFL training and moving to Hong Kong.
Ms Tarryn is from Johannesburg, South Africa. She graduated with an Honor’s degree in Geology from the University of Pretoria and thinks science is cool. Ms. Tarryn has always enjoyed sharing her knowledge and helping others to improve themselves. Ms. Tarryn hopes to aid the little Monkeys at Monkey Tree to realize their full potential in English and in life.
Mr Tiaan is proudly South African who obtained his Bachelor of Commerce in Management Accounting at Stellenbosch University. He then worked as an accountant for 3 years and qualified as a Professional Accountant (SA). He is enthusiastic and friendly with a passion for teaching English and seeing students be the best they can be. He enjoys playing guitar, hiking and traveling and is very excited to be working at Monkey Tree in Hong Kong.
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)
Ms Tiffany is originally from Washington State, in the USA. She obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration from Gonzaga University, and later chose to pursue a TEFL certificate. She originally moved to Macau in 2012, and lives here with her husband and her two dogs. She enjoys playing video games, eating spicy food, and taking her dogs for walks in the park. She loves Macau, and is very excited to join Monkey Tree!
Mr Toby comes from London. He studied at the University of Manchester and has previously taught at camp in the US. He can’t wait to meet all his students and help improve their English. It will be a fun ride!
Mr Trent was born and raised in South Africa. He received his Honor’s degree in Biotechnology from Rhodes University. He is motivated to teach English and wants his students to have fun while learning. Mr. Tent enjoys outdoor activities and exploring new places. He is excited to learn about new food and cultures as well as sharing his knowledge about South African culture and the English language.
Ms. Tricia is from Canada. She has a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature obtained from Ryerson University. She is very excited to be living in Hong Kong and teaching with Monkey Tree. In her free time, Ms. Tricia enjoys hiking, travelling and learning new languages.
Ms Tyler is from Johannesburg, South Africa. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Sport Science and Honors degree in Human Movement Science, specializing in Sport Science. She has been an English teacher in Beijao, China for the past year. She is very excited for the buzz and new start here in Hong Kong.
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 was born and raised in South Africa. He recently completed his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape. Mr. Tyler enjoys sports especially surfing and wake boarding. He is excited to explore all that Hong Kong has to offer and is looking forward to meeting you all.
Ms Vee is from South Africa. She obtained a BA degree in 2013 and worked part-time as a tutor. She enjoys the contagious enthusiasm and creative energy of young learners and hopes to help them become excellent communicators. She enjoys travelling and reading.
Mr Simon is from Johannesburg, South Africa, he studied Sound Engineering and Business Management, in Perth, Australia. Mr Simon used to teach music and also worked in a children’s theatre. Mr Simon is excited to share his enthusiasm for teaching with the Monkey Tree team!
Ms. Victoria Ms Victoria is thrilled to be teaching with Monkey Tree. Ms Victoria grew up in Leeds, England. She has a BA degree in Criminology. After graduating, she decided to explore the world. She is very excited to live and work in her new favorite city, Hong Kong!
Mr Vincente is from Cape Town in sunny South Africa. He obtained his bachelor's degree in Marketing Management from the IMM graduate School of Marketing in the beautiful Winelands town of Stellenbosch. Mr Vincente lives an active lifestyle and likes to keep fit by playing sports such as rugby and cricket as well as hiking whenever the opportunity presents itself. Mr Vincente hopes to make a positive impact on everyone in Hong Kong that crosses his path, especially all his students at Monkey Tree.
Ms. Vivien is from Johannesburg, South Africa. She has a Bachelor's in Performing and Visual Arts, majoring in Fine Art and Psychology. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, playing guitar and exercising. She came to Hong Kong because she wanted to take her teaching abroad and hopes it will be a really great adventure.
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 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 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.
Ms Winnie was born and raised in England. Prior to Monkey Tree, she obtained a Bachelor's degree in Communications and worked in various Public Relations roles located in London, before completing her TEFL training and moving to Hong Kong. She enjoys exploring new cities, restaurant hunting and kayaking. She looks forward to be a part of Monkey Tree and meeting all the students!
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 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 Wu finished her post-graduate degree in HKBU. She is a kind and caring teacher, who always make her classroom cheerful. She wants her students to make use of what they have been taught in lesson.
Ms. Wu (Mandarin)
Ms Li, from Hubei, graduated from Nanjing University with a master's degree certificate and a second-class certificate in Putonghua. She used to be an international school teacher in Jiangsu and worked in Hong Kong in 2018. She teaches in accordance with children's aptitude, according to each child's personality characteristics, seeking creative teaching methods suitable for different children.
Ms. Li (Mandarin)
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)
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.
Ms ZhuZhu (nickname in lesson) obtained her master degree from City University of Hong Kong and a Level 2A certificate in PSC. She studied in Montessori education which hopes to provide a learning environment full of love and freedom for students.
Ms. Zhu (Mandarin)
Ms Zoë is from South African. She loves laughing, singing and live music, playing any sort of game and eating delicious food especially if it includes cheese! Ms Zoë studied for 3 years directly after high school and obtained a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Sociology. She played soccer while she was at university and supports Liverpool!
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