English and English Literature

Dr Michael Dorrell

English/English Literature/ TOK Teacher

    Dr. Michael Dorrell is a native English speaker, with BSc (Hons) 1st Class and PhD degrees from UK universities and is a long-time permanent resident in Hong Kong.

    He has a great deal of experience in teaching/mentoring to a wide variety of age groups. He has tutored and prepared teenagers for the Cambridge University PET, IGCSE English (first language), IGCSE English (second language) and IGCSE English Literature, GCE English and IELTS exams. He has been closely involved in the IB mentoring and tutoring of subjects such as English Language and Literature and Theory of Knowledge as well as the detailed applications process for university admissions around the world. He has also taught business English to adults in their company setting and has edited university undergraduate and postgraduate theses and dissertations.

    Joseph Hess

    English/English Literature Teacher

      Joseph obtained his Bachelor of Arts (1st class Hons) degree in Time Based Media from the University of the West of England in the UK, specialising in Visual Culture, Literary Adaptations and Scriptwriting. He has experience teaching English to a wide range of ages and abilities from upper primary and secondary to university and post-graduate students. He is capable of teaching IGCSE, GCSE, IB and HKDSE English Language/English Literature.

      With a lifelong interest in literature and a background in reader development as part of a dynamic library team in the UK, he is well placed to guide students to discover and explore the exciting challenges and joys of English for themselves.

      Jonathan

      English/English Literature Teacher

        Jonathan is a native English speaker who was born and raised in Canada. He completed his high school education at an international school in Hong Kong and had experience in the IB and IGCSE examinations, achieving a high score in his IB Higher Level English. He graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in English and focusing on English Literature. He has also obtained a certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).  He is currently studying his masters in English Studies through distance learning at University of Nottingham.

        Jonathan believes that teachers can affect a student for a lifetime and the best learning environment is one that is empathetic towards student needs and levels. He sets for himself the goal of making all his classes both informative and enjoyable. He is experienced in teaching the subjects of English Language and English Literature to students of different ages.

        Camille

        English/English Literature Teacher

          Camille has over five years of teaching experience in Hong Kong and London. Her students range from 3 to 17 years old. Apart from English Language, she has also taught English Literature at all levels in different curricula and exam boards, such as IB, I-GCSE, GCE A Levels, SAT, TOEFL, 11+, 13+ and First Certificate and so on. She has even prepared adults for the IELTS exam. In addition, she has experience in teaching English drama, phonics, reading, writing and speaking skills.

          Camille is a compassionate, fun-loving and interactive teacher who keeps her students’ personality and ability in mind while working with them and helping them excel.

          For her secondary education, Camille attended Marymount Secondary School. She later attained a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from City University of Hong Kong, but her passion for the English language drove her to study English Literature afterwards. She received her Master’s degree in English Literature from Queen Mary University of London and will soon be completing her PGCE in English at the University of Oxford. Her diverse education background enables her to use a wide range of systematic and analytical approaches in English language training, which all her students benefit from.

          Charmaine

          English/English Literature Teacher

            Charmaine graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in English and English Literature from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  She then obtained her Master’s degree in Gender, Literature and Modernity from the University of Warwick in the UK. She started her private English tuition when she was in university.  She has also been an English instructor at various institutes in Hong Kong.

            Charmaine believes that learning is an intellectual communication of knowledge, culture and experience, and the learning process should be fun, lively and not only be textbook-based. She has been teaching students of diverse backgrounds, ranging from Year/Grade 1 to undergraduate levels. With her passion in English Language teaching and her expertise in English Literature, she is well regarded by students and parents.

            Jeffrey

            Primary English and Mathematics Teacher

              Jeffrey is a native English speaker who was raised and educated in Scotland and England.  He is a passionate educator committed to teaching English and Mathematics from kindergarten to junior secondary levels.  He is particularly experienced in teaching choral speaking, phonics, Cambridge – Fun for Flyers, Letterland, TOEFL Junior, and Primary Mathematics. He has over five years of experience teaching Mathematics and English.