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Our Team

Our Teachers

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MR. JOHN GORTNEY

Georgia Institute of Technology

MR. JOHN GORTNEY

Georgia Institute of Technology

John comes from the US and graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with an honors degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has been teaching Math and Physics for 12 years in the US and HK and also holds a CELTA TEFL certificate from NYC. John worked in the U.S. as a biomedical engineer for 9 years before moving to HK. 

He specializes in: AP, SAT, SSAT  and IGCSE curriculums, but also teaches IB and A-levels. 

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MR. RAYMOND Y.C. KONG

University of Portsmouth

MR. RAYMOND Y.C. KONG

University of Portsmouth

Raymond completed his secondary studies and university in the UK where he graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a BA in Communication and English Studies. He then earned a masters degree in “English Studies for the Professions” in Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has worked in secondary schools in the UK and Hong Kong and has taught IGCSE, DSE, A-levels, IB English and Australian university undergraduate courses.

He specializes in: DSE and IELTS preparation.

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MR. JIMMY LI

University of New South Wales

MR. JIMMY LI

University of New South Wales

Jimmy studied engineering at University of New South Wales in Australia and has been teaching at ME for 11 years. 


Jimmy uses a tough, disciplinary teaching style to help students reach their full potential, especially students who struggle with personal responsibility and time management. He is committed to his students’ success and designs homework assignments for each student.

He specializes in: IETLS writing, DSE, Primary 6 Interview

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MS. CATHERINE GILORY

Liverpool Hope University

MS. CATHERINE GILORY

Liverpool Hope University

Catherine was born and educated in the UK. She graduated from Liverpool Hope University with a BA honours degree. After graduating, with a passion for education, she devoted herself to English teaching. She has taught in elementary schools in the UK for 6 years and holds a TEFL teaching certificate. Apart from teaching, Catherine is also actively involved in volunteer activities, dedicated to helping children with Down syndrome.

She now specialises in: phonics and interview preparation courses for kids who aged 3-7 years old.

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MR. JOHN PAUL WOOLTORTON

University of East Anglia

MR. JOHN PAUL WOOLTORTON

University of East Anglia

John was raised and educated in England. He graduated from University of East Anglia with a Bachelor’s of Arts and also holds a TESOL certificate. He has taught  in various schools in Hong Kong for over 10 years. John has two children who were born in Hong Kong.

He specializes in: HKDSE, IGCSE, SAT, IELTS and TOEFL.

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MR. ADEEL AHAN

Hong Kong University

MR. ADEEL AHAN

Hong Kong University

Adeel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the Hong Kong University where he received a full scholarship. He has been teaching Math and Science to international school students in Hong Kong and the UK for 6 years.

 

He now specializes in: IB, A-Level, IGCSE, ACT and SAT.

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MR. KEVIN CABRERA

Harvard Business School

MR. KEVIN CABRERA

Harvard Business School

Kevin is one of our native English speakers from Ireland. He graduated from France with a Bachelor's Degree and a TEFL certificate. He then earned a diploma from Harvard Business School. He has been teaching around the world since 2009. He has worked in schools and language centres, teaching everything from Phonics to business English, interview preparation and holds adult conversational classes. He is also fluent in French and teaches in our centres according to the Alliance Française curriculum. At the same time

He now specialies in: International school writing courses for students who aged Form 1 or above.

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MR. MAURICE MA

Queen’s University in Canada

MR. MAURICE MA

Queen’s University in Canada

Maurice was born in Hong Kong and He graduated from Queen’s University in Canada with a Bachelor’s Degree in of Science. He has been working in different English learning centers in Hong Kong for over 15 years and He has taught the students in a wide range of ages. 
 

His teaching experience is mainly in Grammar, Writing and Creative Thinking, especially for DSE, International School curricula and also for IELTS courses. He also teaches elementary adult classes.

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MS. JULIE YARNALL

Swansea University

MS. JULIE YARNALL

Swansea University

Julie comes from the UK where she graduated from Swansea University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and History. She then completed a Masters in Education from Open University. She has worked in secondary schools in the UK and taught at ESF (English Schools Foundation) international schools in Hong Kong for over 10 years.

She now specializes in teaching IGCSE, DSE and IB English and is an experienced IELTS examiner.

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MR. JAMES MILBANKE BOOTH

University of Bergen

MR. JAMES MILBANKE BOOTH

University of Bergen

James is an English Teacher from the United Kingdom. He graduated from University of Bergen, Norway with a master’s degree in European Legal Studies. For the past eight years, he has taught both primary and secondary students in various schools across Hong Kong.

 

He has familiarity and extensive experience teaching DSE, Cambridge YLE (Starters, Movers, Flyers), Cambridge Key English Test (KET), Cambridge Preliminary English Test (PET), Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE), IELTS, IGCSE English and International AS and A-Level English exams.

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MR. JASON TONG

University of Manchester

MR. JASON TONG

University of Manchester

Jason graduated from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom with an honours degree of Economics and Sociology, and earned a masters degree of Science and Technology Management at the same university. He then studied and earned another masters degree of Business Administration at the Buckinghamshire New University in the UK. 

 

Jason has 8 years of teaching experience. He has served as a university professor at the City University of Hong Kong and Beijing University of International Business and Economics, teaching business degree courses. He then served as a visiting university professor at South China University of Technology, Hong Kong Hopkins Training and Education Group, Melbourne Polytechnic and Macau Business Management Education Center. He teaches courses including: Master and Bachelor (Honours) Degree of Business Administration, Global Marketing Strategy, Management Operation Strategy, Marketing Strategy and Thesis Research, etc. He also has 13+years in corporate finance. 

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MR. KELVIN LAU

City University of Hong Kong

MR. KELVIN LAU

City University of Hong Kong

Kelvin is our star Economics tutor. He graduated from the City University of Hong Kong with an honors degree in Business Economics (BBA) where he was awarded the Honor of Merit. After that, he competed a masters degree in Marketing Management at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has accumulated 16 years of teaching experience and is qualified as a professional financial consultant.
 

Kelvin has taught for universities, colleges, primary and secondary schools. He specializes in Economics for IB, A-Levels, AP and DSE curricula. Under his guidance, more than 95% of students have improved their scores, and more than 70% of them have reached their goals.

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MS. GLORIA

Griffith University

MS. GLORIA

Griffith University

Gloria graduated from Griffith University in Australia. She then continued to study at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where she studied and obtained TESOL, which is a globally recognized teacher professional qualification certificate. Since 2009, she has worked as an English teacher in different schools in Hong Kong. She is good at attracting the attention of students with interesting teaching methods.

 

She now specializes in: A-levels and GCSE courses, and she also teaches grammar courses.

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MR. STEVE IMRIE

Edinburgh Napier University

MR. STEVE IMRIE

Edinburgh Napier University

Steve is from the UK where he graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Information Management. Steve has been teaching English as a second language for 10 years (in Spain, Greece, Mainland China and now Hong Kong). Before becoming a teacher Steve was a training manager in British and Indian banks. He is also a life coach, writer and is training to become a speaking examiner for the British Council.
 

He now specializes in: general English skills such as speaking and writing, business English and practice for Cambridge exams (KET, PET and IELTS).

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MS. HOLLY

Keele University

MS. HOLLY

Keele University

Holly was raised and educated in England. She graduated from Keele University with a BA and University of East Anglia with a PGCE. She also holds a TESOL certificate. She has taught at a Secondary School and Sixth Form, which had the ethos of an International School, in England. She has taught MYP, IGCSE, HKDSE, A-Levels and IB for English, Religious Studies, Philosophy and Citizenship. She has been teaching in Hong Kong for four years and for 7 years in total.

 

She now specialises in: IGCSE English and English Literature.

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MS. SARAH LOUISE JONES

University of South Wales

MS. SARAH LOUISE JONES

University of South Wales

Sarah is from Wales where she graduated from University of South Wales with a Bachelor’s Degree in PGCE Leadership and Management (Education). She has completed a 120 hours TOEFL course and holds a TEFL certificate as an English Language tutor and has been teaching for 5 years. 


She now specialises in English Language, English Literature, interview courses for Harrow International School and CAT4. 

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MR. PATRICK CUMMINGS

MR. PATRICK CUMMINGS

Mr. Patrick is one of our English teachers, who has been in Hong Kong for more than two decades. He only takes on a few good students to help them get beyond the simple limits of classroom English. “Children can read more deeply from topics that interest them and then use that reading to enrich their own writing. Reading more and more difficult texts can be exciting and interesting; studying for big exams is not.”
Mr. Patrick comes from Canada, but has also lived in Great Britain and Australia. He has graduated from university four times (B.Sc. Biochem, TEFL, PGCE English Education, M.A. English) and secondary school twice.  
Hong Kong University Press's Dictionary of Hong Kong English was co-authored by Mr. Patrick. He has also published more than 300 articles in Ming Pao, under the pen name John Larrysson. Mr. Patrick believes that learning is fun and those people who stop learning after they graduate, or retire, are boring.

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MR. CONAN PHAM

Hong Kong University of
Science and Technology

MR. CONAN PHAM

Hong Kong University of ​Science and Technology

Conan studied Chemistry at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He not only won first prize in the mathematics and science competitions in high school, but also won the Sir Youde Scholarship. He has also maintained the top three in the class during his 4-year college studies. Afterwards, Conan completed a postgraduate degree at the University of British Columbia, the top ranked comprehensive research university in the world and the second-ranked university in Canada   where he continued to study chemistry, mathematics and published related works. 

He now specializes in: A-level, and DSE mathematics and science, He most enjoys helping students overcome their fears and obstacles with science.

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MS. DORA RADIC

MS. DORA RADIC

Dora is a native English teacher, originally from Croatia. Dora was educated in both IB and A-levels curricula. She studied with IATA for a Tourism Management degree. Dora has been teaching English in Hong Kong for 6 years. She has worked in learning centres, local primary schools and kindergartens across Hong Kong. She has experience teaching different age groups as well as different curricula.

 

She now specializes in reading comprehension for primary students.

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MR. HAMISH THOMAS

MR. HAMISH THOMAS

Thomas is from Australia and has been living in Hong Kong for 14 years where  he has been teaching for 4 years. In class, he feels it is important to have a balance of fun mixed in with the education side of things.

 

Thomas mainly teaches kids from 4 to 9 years old and he mainly focuses on English phonics and speaking.

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Lucia is a bilingual and CELTA qualified teacher. She was born in Hong Kong and graduated from the City University of Hong Kong with a degree in English Communications. Before joining ME, she worked for three years in Diocesan Girls' School (a top-ranked English medium secondary school in HK) as a Careers Offier.
Lucia has a passion for teaching and is highly organized. She is patient, attentive, and interacts well with students to ensure they are making progress. She specializes in teaching reading, grammar, and writing for primary to junior

secondary students.

MS. LUCIA

MS. LUCIA

City University of Hong Kong

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MS. SONIA

University of Plymouth

MS. SONIA

Sonia was born in Hong Kong and raised in the UK. She was educated in the UK throughout her school years and graduated from the University of Plymouth with a BSc in Human Bioscience and a Masters in Business Management (Finance). Sonia furthered her studies in Accounting with a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting from HKU Space and a TEFL teaching certificate. She has been teaching for the past six years in schools and learning centres in Hong Kong.

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MR. ARNOLD CHAN

University of Toronto

After completing his HK A-level and GCE A-level from St. Paul’s Co-educational College, Arnold went to Canada to continue his studies. He graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours BSc Degree (with Distinction) in Mathematics and Statistics and a Master of Engineering in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Arnold went on high-school and university students in mathematics and physics, and for the last two years, he has been working as a mathematics teacher in a Canadian high school. He has strong communication skills and a passion for teaching, as well as helping teenagers both in academic work and preparation for their future.

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