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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 UK and studied Accounting and Finance at Leeds Becket University. After graduating he went on to teach English at a boarding school in Dongguan. The experience gained from being a very respected teacher in a demanding private school has given him great insight to what it requires for young students to reach their full potential when learning English as a second language.
Mr Adam 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. 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.
Mr. Andrew is from Durban, South Africa where he went to Stellenbosch University and graduated with a degree in financial management. He got into teaching as he has spent time coaching and enjoyed working with children. He is excited to teach in Hong Kong and enjoy new adventures.
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 South Africa. She studied a Bachelor of Arts at Rhodes University, majoring in Psychology and Linguistics. 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.
Mr. Willem graduated with a Bachelor Of Commerce in Law through the IIE University. He grew up in Durban, South Africa. Mr. Willem also has 160 hours advanced TEFL Certificate, as well as 2 years teaching English offline and 9 months online teaching English as a second language. He has a passion for helping and allowing his students to grow in confidence.
Mr. Benson came from Canada, ge has accrued both experience in education and working life with a balance of Western and Eastern culture. With the University of British Columbia as the foundation of his studies and experience working in Real Estate, Media and Education. With an open-minded approach, he aims to act as a road-map to educational growth and beyond.
Mr. 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.
Mr. Brent is from Durban, South Africa. His qualifications include a Degree in Marketing and a 120-hour TEFL certificate. Brent has a passion for traveling, food and all things to do with sport! He can be described as hardworking, dedicated and lighthearted.
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. 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.
Ms. Carissa is a graduate from the University of Pretoria in South Africa where she obtained her degree in Psychology. During her studies, she also worked as a private tutor and Au Pair. She has spent the last two years teaching English in China to a variety of different age groups and is also TEFL certified.
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 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 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 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 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.
Ms. Belle completed her bachelor’s in English from UC Berkeley and her master’s in TESOL from HKU. With a passion for language, Ms. Belle believes every developing student must learn how to utilize language as a means of articulating one’s self-expression.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Mr. Dan is from England. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Filmmaking from Glyndŵr University in Wales. Mr. Dan also has an 150hour TEFL certificate. He enjoys playing football, hiking and acting.
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. Dani is a teacher originally from Cairns, a small tropical town on the North East Coast of Australia. She graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management in Brisbane, Australia. After graduating, Ms. Dani spent nearly a decade working in the Travel Industry and volunteering abroad. Her desire for learning and meeting new people has led her to spend time in over 18 different countries.
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. Darren was born in Scotland, grew up in England and has lived in London for over eight years. Darren studied Law at University and he loves history, which is what drew him to start his teaching adventure in the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong. As a teacher, Darren is very keen to learn, improve his skills as a teacher and meet his new students.
Mr. David is from the United States of America. He was graduated from University of Maryland College Park with a major in linguistics. Traveling around the world has also been a favorite pastime, so this has led him into a career of teaching English abroad. Mr. David taught English in a private academy in South Korea for two years before coming here to Hong Kong. He hopes to refine his English language teaching skills to younger children and to embark on more adventures in Hong Kong.
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 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.
Mr William is from London, England and has grown up abroad living in many different countries throughout his life. This has provided him with an ability to connect with people from all walks of life. His passion for teaching and working with children began during his time volunteering for the salvation army in Athens, Greece. Mr William really enjoys watching the progress of his students. In his free time, he likes to get out and explore the city or can be found cooling down swimming at the beach.
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 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 United Kingdom but has spent the past 5 years living in Toronto, Canada. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Human Geography from the University of Toronto. He is an avid sports fan is looking to join a football team whilst here in Hong Kong.
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.
Mr. Flavian is a South African. He studied Environmental Health at the University of Port Elizabeth. While working as an Environmental Health Practitioner, he did various health awareness campaigns at schools promoting a healthy and safe environment for all. Mr. Flavian’s interests are hiking, jogging and playing tennis. While living in the vibrant city of Hong Kong he sees himself exploring places that have not been fully explored by outsiders and to immerse himself in the culture.
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. 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.
Mr. Gavin is a farm boy all the way from South Africa. He has a degree in Brand Management from Vega School of Brand Leadership in Cape Town. He enjoys spending time in the outdoors and is very excited to begin his new adventure, teaching in Hong Kong. Mr. Gavin has a passion for working with children and cannot wait to see what life experience he can get from being exposed to a foreign culture.
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 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.
Ms. Gwyn has a degree in French and Psychology. She has taught English in France. She loves travel and meeting people from different cultures. Ms. Gwyn is very excited about coming to Hong Kong and meeting her new students.
Mr. James is from a small village in England called Royal Wootton Bassett. He has a bachelor’s degree in Law from Oxford Brookes University and a TEFL qualification. He enjoys travelling and exploring new countries. Mr. James is very excited to be here in Hong Kong for the first time and is looking forward to all the hiking in the magnificent scenery. He also loves the football club Tottenham Hotspur and has a passion for reading and photography.
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 comes all the way from the small country of New Zealand! She studied Screen & Media Studies at The University of Waikato and has already spent some time teaching English in South Korea. Ms. Heather loves to travel and has been to over 40 countries! She is very happy to be teaching again and cannot wait to have fun with all the monkeys in Hong Kong!
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.
Ms. Ace is from London in the United Kingdom. She graduated from the University of South Wales where she studied Performing Arts with a focus in theatre directing. After university, she completed a TEFL course and moved to Hunan, China where she taught English for a year. Ms. Ace is excited to be in Hong Kong and hopes to have many amazing new experiences!
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 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 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. Jane has flown in from Johannesburg, South Africa. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhodes University, and majored in Legal Theory and Psychology. During her time at Rhodes she also tutored Psychology students. Ms. Jane continued to the University of Pretoria where she graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB).
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. 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 South African and has obtained a law degree from the University of Johannesburg. Mr Jason is a driven and passionate individual who loves interacting with young children. After obtaining his Tefl certificate Mr Jason is looking forward to the new challenge which awaits him in Hong Kong and at Monkey Tree. Mr Jason loves the outdoors and partaking in various sporting activities in his spare time.
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.
Born in Bristol, Mr. Jon grew up in Surrey, United Kingdom. He graduated from the Open University with a BSc (Hons) in Computing and IT and continued to complete TEFL shortly after. He is very excited to learn and share cultural similarities, develop himself as a teacher and a person, whilst giving as much back as possible to his students.
Mr. Jeremy was born in the United States and received his bachelor's degree for Biology from Bowling Green State University. He has previous teaching experience in the US and South Korea, and has traveled to Europe and Africa before coming to Hong Kong. He enjoys exploring new places, meeting new people, and trying all of the great food Hong Kong has to offer.
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 beautiful South Africa. She has an honours degree in Zoology from the University of Johannesburg and has been teaching English for 2 years. She loves dancing, hiking and traveling and is really looking forward to traveling in Hong Kong and teaching at Monkey Tree.
Ms. Jess is from South Africa and went to Rhodes University, where she got a Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Psychology and Literature in English. She decided to teach in Hong Kong for a new challenge and to share her love for reading. She is looking forward to experiencing and getting to know the vibrant personalities of Hong Kong’s children!
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. John is a friendly individual from Durban, South Africa, he has lived in Durban most of his life. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics and information systems. He loves technology, looking after children, teaching them English and is interested in gym, soccer and triathlons.
Mr Steven is from the United States and grew up in California. He graduated from the University of California, 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. 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 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.
After completing his studies, Mr Joshua 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. Joshua is an approachable and energetic teacher from the United Kingdom who is excited to be joining the Monkey Tree family. He has spent the last year teaching English in Seoul, South Korea. Mr. Joshua is looking forward to using his newfound skills and natural ability for teaching to good effect with Monkey Tree. He has a degree in politics from De Montfort University in the United Kingdom and has a TEFL certification.
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. Kara is from sunny South Africa. Although she grew up in Durban; she studied a BBA in Brand Building and Management at Vega School of Branding in Cape Town. Ms. Kara decided to move to Hong Kong to broaden her worldview and immerse herself in the culture. In her spare time, Ms. Kara likes to go on adventures - making memories and friends along the way.
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. 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.
Mr. Simon graduated in England with a degree in primary teaching. Afterwards, he gained extensive teaching experience working in China full time for three years. Mr. Simon has a love for travel in Asia and spends his free time hiking, socializing and making movies. H
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. Alex is from a small town called Grahamstown in South Africa. Back home, she studied Journalism and Philosophy at Rhodes University, and hopes to become a great novelist one day. Ms. Alex spends many days painting, and writing poems and stories. She has come all the way to Hong Kong to experience the rich culture of the big city and share her love of the English language.
Ms. Kirstin was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa and studied at the University of the Western Cape. Her eagerness to travel and growing passion for teaching encouraged her to complete her TEFL course. She has a love for sports, sightseeing, eating good food and meeting new people.
Mr. Kit is from Scotland in the United Kingdom. He has a BsC in software engineering and a HnD in sports coaching. Mr. Kit has his TEFL teaching certificates completed. He loves playing games and sports and wants to be able to help his students understand the English language better.
Mr. Kyle attended Varsity College in South Africa, where he obtained a bachelor’s in Motion Picture Media and specialized in animation. He then focused his energy on completing his TEFL Certificate and was offered his current position at Monkey Tree, Hong Kong.
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. Nix is from South Africa. She went to Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth where she graduated with a Diploma in Tourism Management and an honor’s Degree in Education. She has a passion for teaching and inspiring students to find their ‘ah-ha’ moment and become life-long learners.
Ms. Katie is from London, United Kingdom. During her time at the university, she taught English and Mathematics to students with disabilities. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, spending time at the beach and enjoying city life.
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. Cindy is from Surrey in United Kingdom. She likes to travel to new places and try different foods. She completed a bachelor’s degree in Law and had previously worked in a law firm in the UK. Ms. Cindy bilingual in English and Cantonese, and also knows basic Mandarin. She is looking forward to discovering more of Hong Kong and teaching children English!
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.
Mr. Scheepers is from South Africa and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Marketing. He has completed his TEFL course and has a passion for youth development and previously taught children modelling and self-confidence classes. He also worked closely with the education department at his university.
Ms. Peggy was born and raised in the USA but found her passion for traveling the world after she graduated from Drake University. She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with professional teaching experience in the USA, China, and now Hong Kong! Peggy loves the joyous spirit of young learners and creating bonds with her students. In her free time, she loves to draw, dance, and explore the outdoors.
Mr. Lo’s background is quite diverse. Born in Hong Kong but raised in Australia, Mr. Lo graduated from the University of Oregon, USA, with a Bachelor of Sciences Degree. Mr. Lo has also attained a TESOL certificate from the Trinity of College London. In his spare time, Mr. Lo enjoys working out, reading short novels and listening to prog rock music.
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.
Mr. Brandon is from the USA. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in the USA, and he received his PhD in Hong Kong. He has lived in Hong Kong for several years, and he has teaching experience at tutoring centers in Hong Kong as well as at the university level in both Hong Kong and the USA. He is excited to be a part of the Monkey Tree team!
Mr. Peterson comes all the way from San Francisco, California. He studied Business at San Francisco State University and Hult International School of Business and has already spent some time teaching English in Shanghai. Mr. Peterson loves to travel, eat, workout, and explore. He is very happy to be here and believes a mind is horrible thing to waste while never too late to change.
Mr. Luke is an American New Zealander who loves travelling and learning new things. He graduated from the University of Auckland. He enjoys playing basketball, going for hikes, and having a good conversation. Luke is excited to help the students to develop not only their English skills, but their sense of self-confidence too.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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!
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. Mike was born in Durban, South Africa. He studied chemical engineering at the University of Cape Town. He loves to be active, play sports and experience new things. He is excited to be a part of the Monkey Tree team as well as to explore all of what Hong Kong has to offer.
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. Michele comes from sunny South Africa. She has an honors degree in Psychology and a Post graduate degree in Teaching. She loves traveling and working with children. Ms. Michele has a passion for English and reading, and loves to make learning fun. She is looking forward to helping her students love learning as much as she does.
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 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.
Mr. Myles sought to pursue a degree in Engineering at the University of Leeds, with Psychology, and with a focus on Education and Development. Whilst studying Mr. Myles applied to work as a Learning Support Assistant at a Special Educational Needs school in the UK. The children there had a range of intellectual disabilities and comorbid disorders, and displayed challenging behaviors. This provided the foundations for his desire to become an Educator.
Ms. Nadia grew up in the United States, living in New York for 15 years where she graduated with honors. After graduating high school, she attended university in England at the University of Buckingham, earning an Honors Bachelor of Arts in English Literature at 21. University of Buckingham is the oldest of 5 private universities in the UK with intensive Honor degrees where a BA/BSc is earned in only 2 years. She is excited to teach in Hong Kong and discover a new place and culture with new adventures.
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. 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 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 Nicholaas is from the from the United States of America. Before he came to Hong Kong, he spent a year in Shenzhen also teaching English with young learners and he had a great time doing it. Mr Nicholaas really likes sports and his favorites are basketball and soccer. He hopes to be able to attend a lot of the Hong Kong Soccer League games in his off time from Monkey Tree. One thing he has learned is that if you try your best no matter what, good results will end up coming your way!
Born in Scotland, Mr. Nick has lived around the world in a variety of countries, in France, Australia, Germany, China, and the UK. He graduated with first class honors from the University of South Wales in 2017 where he studied theatre. Since Graduating, Mr. Nick has worked in the UK and taught English in Hunan province of China. Working at Monkey Tree in Hong Kong represents a new and exciting experience for Mr. Nick.
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 from sunny Durban, South Africa. She obtained her Bachelor of Honors Degree in Psychology from the University of South Africa. She loves working with the children at Monkey Tree and enjoys motivating them to reach their goals whilst learning English. Ms. Nicole loves traveling and hopes to do various trips in the near future. Ms. Nicole is a fun, loving and caring person.
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 Management. 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.
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. Nikki comes from Scotland. She has a degree in Management from the Robert Gordon University. She completed her TEFL course last year and has previously taught English in Hanoi, Vietnam for 6 months earlier this year.
Ms 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.
Mr. James is from the United Kingdom. He has a bachelor’s degree in English and Film from the University of East Anglia. He taught English in Korea at a public school for 3 years. Mr. James loves to travel and has been to over 40 countries! He looks forward to being part of the Monkey Tree team.
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 Philippe was born in Hengelo, the Netherlands. He obtained a Bachelor degree at Windesheim University and a TEFL degree afterwards. Mr. Philippe loves creating animations, spending time with his fiancée and reading international literature. But most of he enjoys seeing his students progress and take steps towards a great future!
Mr Pierre was born in Pretoria, South Africa and proceeded to do his bachelor's in science, majoring in microbiology and physiology at the North-West University in Potchefstroom. He is a very social person who is also very adventurous, enjoys going on hikes and experiencing more of nature. He came to Macau to travel and experience the world with all it has to offer and has fallen in love with teaching.
Ms 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.
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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 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 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 has a passion for food, travel and exploring new cultures; and is excited to be joining the Monkey Tree team.
Ms. Sam studied Biogeography at Millersville University in Pennsylvania. During her time in University, Ms. Sam was a Science Camp counsellor, this is where she realized she enjoyed teaching. After working in her nation’s capital as an Environmental Lobbyist, Ms. Sam decided to make a career change and pursue education.
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.
Ms. Louise comes from a small town in Ireland. She has just moved to Hong Kong from London where she was previously working in finance. Ms. Louise completed her TEFL just before moving and is looking forward to joining the Monkey Tree team and teaching kids. She enjoys travelling, trying new food and taking hikes.
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.
Mr. Declan is from South Africa and has been teaching English in Vietnam last year. He has been teaching a vast variety of students from public primary and secondary school to university and business professionals. Mr. Declan’s teaching style is based on engagement and humor. He likes to see the students go from strength to strength in terms of confidence in the English language.
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!
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.
Mr. Stuart is a South African with a very enthusiastic attitude who likes to travel. He has studied Project Management and Hospitality, and has a B. Com degree in International Hospitality Management. He loves solving problems and is always up for a challenge. Mr. Stuart stays active by jogging and hiking, and has found Hong Kong to be the perfect place to do this. He feels that it is important to learn about new cultures and the people that come with it.
Ms. Sune is from South Africa. She studied English literature and literary theory at the University of Pretoria. Ms. Sune then completed her TEFL course to follow her passion for teaching. She is excited to be in Hong Kong and explore everything this place and its people have to offer.
Ms Tamin-Lee is from South Africa. She studied Law and is a qualified Legal Practitioner who found her passion to be in working with young children. She completed the TEFL courses and looks forward to teaching in Hong Kong and getting to know the culture.
Ms 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. Terry is from New Zealand. He studied visual arts at Waikato Institute of Technology in New Zealand. Mr. Terry has teaching experience in Lion dance and Muay Thai. He enjoys the food and culture in Hong Kong.
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.
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. Lou was born and raised in South Africa where she obtained an honors degree in Biokinetics and practiced as a physical therapist for 6 years. She has a passion for working with children and is very excited to be in Hong Kong and teaching at Monkey Tree.
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. Victoriais 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. Jessie is from England and recently graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University. She completed her TEFL whilst in Hong Kong and hopes her background in the arts help her in creating fun and engaging lessons that students will enjoy and learn from. She enjoys reading, crocheting, and music.
Mr. Khan studied at Birmingham City University as a professional photographer and graduated in 2018. In the previous year, he finished TESOL and taught in various locations. Mr. Khan strives to be better every day, to overcome fresh difficulties, and to acquire more knowledge. He believes knowledge is the key to understanding.
Mr Waylon is from the coastal city of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. It was here that he attended the University of South Africa and obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Criminology and Diploma in Forensic Investigation. Mr Waylon moved abroad and taught in China for a year before deciding to move to Hong Kong. Mr Waylon enjoys learning different languages and discovering more about foreign culture.
Mr. Wesley comes from the diverse country of South Africa. After completing numerous qualifications including a bachelor’s degree in business management, he decided to use his knowledge to teach others. Mr. Wesley has a true passion for teaching and enjoys working with children. He prides himself on creating a positive teaching environment in the classroom to ensure a comfortable learning experience. Mr. Wesley is an avid sports fan and enjoys socializing with friends.
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.
Mr. Will is from Essex, England. He has a bachelor's degree in History from Aberystwyth University, as well as CELTA and TEFL. Mr. Will has previously taught EFL in South Korea for two years. A passionate believer in the value of education, Mr. Will seeks to utilize EFL teaching to provide his students with the same opportunities he has had. He enjoys reading, eating and travelling!
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)
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)
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