||Cert. TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language)
||Since joining a teaching centre in March 2017 I have maintained a private tutoring practice.
The majority of my client's children range between 2 years old to 6 years old, though I work with N1 to P5 on a weekly basis.
Professionally I am a senior teacher, in addition to teaching children I am responsible for managing a team of five native English teachers across two centres and am also responsible for training teachers who have recently joined the company.
||Education and Background:
In April 2016 I completed my masters degree in Psychology, specialising in the health behaviour of children. This also marks half of my training completed as a Psychologist, but I decided to pause this and go into English Teaching. In 2013, I completed my undergraduate degree in Applied Psychology where my area of interest was the experience of children in the foster care system.
I am 26 years old, during my childhood my parents were foster carers. This gave me a unique upbringing, although I am an only child, I was accustomed to being around and growing up among 9 foster children over a 15 year period. This has given me an equally unique insight into the individual needs and challenges that children can experience across their life span.
||One To One
|Fees Expected (HKD):
||I use a simple and flexible approach designed by myself, embedded in psychological research and underpinned by the following teaching values:
Practicality - I only do what I know works well. As a teaching centre teacher by profession, I am always seeking to improve my own teaching practice and the practice of the other teachers.
Patience - Although I offer a firm and structured session, my first point of action is always patience. Through close observation and avoiding anger, I place myself in the position where I can evaluate a child more thoroughly and meet their learning needs.
Positivity - Whether seeking to overcome a child's challenges, difficult behaviour or planning long term goals with parents, I maintain a positive and optimistic mindset and have found this to be the most critical part of my teaching approach. In particular, without praise and reward for a child's good behaviour, their progress and confidence can be severely hindered, and so this is greatly embedded in my practice.