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Alice Zhu

IB Cat 2IB Cat 1

Alice is a dedicated and experienced teacher with over 4 years teaching experience in Beijing and Shenzhen. She loves children and spends time with them in and outside of classroom. She also enjoys exchanging notes with parents, especially about children’s learning journey and their achievements. Alice pasionately believes that a good education is about providing opportunities for each child to develop into their own person by striking a balance between academic excellence, personal and emotional development.

Good academic results will enable children to go on to good universities and pursue successful careers. However, the development of each child, at a deeper level prepares our children to be a global thinker and explorer.

Anky Ming

IB Cat 2IB Cat 1

Anky graduated from Wuhan University of Technology in 2008 with a Master’s degree in English. She is a skilled and experienced elementary school teacher who loves children, cares about every further step they make, and has good relationship with children.

Her focus is on developing learner’s passions and attitudes, which enable them to learn, explore, and create actively.

She believes IB is the most appropriate way of educating learners because it helps them develop healthy personalities, inquiry, apply knowledge, and contribute to a better society.

Binbin Wang

IB Cat 1

Binbin is graduated from California State University, Long Beach and has been teaching for 5 years. She worked as a homeroom teacher in pre kindergarten class at a preschool in New York for three years. She has been to lots of workshops and trainings about teaching young children. She taught English class in a private elementary school after she got back to Shenzhen.

Binbin believes that classes should be led by students. Teacher’s role in the classroom should be facilitating students with their learning. Teachers shouldn’t be guiding students for everything. She hopes that her students can be responsible and independent and confident about themselves.

Daniel Johnson

IB Cat 1

Daniel is a certified teacher from the UK who completed his Bachelors of Education degree at Bishop Grosseteste University, England. Over the past 4 years, Daniel has taught a wide variety of ages in a number of different settings, including an 18-month teaching experience in Thailand. Daniel is a committed teacher who strives at all times to enable his learners to reach and exceed their full potential. He believes strongly that a positive learner-teacher relationship is the benchmark of academic success, so he makes a great effort to individualize learning to create a stimulating learning environment. His behavior management techniques are informed by student engagement and creative learning experiences. Furthermore, Daniel seeks to cultivate a student-led learning space powered by inquiring minds and responsible attitudes.

Elaine Ge

IB Cat 2IB Cat 1

Elaine has six years of teaching experience, including two years of teaching IB curriculum. Elaine has joined Hokmah International School section since we have started the programme. She loves children, and has a strong faith in them. Elaine also has gained strong rapport with parents and fellow teachers.

She has got the IB PYP course certification.

She believes education is lifelong learning, her goal is to prepare the children to be inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

John Hutton

IB Cat 1

John is from Scotland and has been teaching and performing music in Hong Kong and China for 20 years. He graduated in the UK as a social worker and worked with special needs there before coming to visit friends -and eventually living- in Hong Kong. John trained to be an ESL teacher at the British Council in Hong Kong and worked on programs teaching music to primary students before coming to Shenzhen six years ago.

Besides teaching, John has worked extensively in the field of writing, recording and performing music. Working with various musicians he toured extensively playing traditional Irish and Scottish music around South East Asia and has recorded music for educational use as well as traditional and original music.

John has, throughout his career, had great rapport with students and is a passionate teacher who cares deeply for their educational needs and emotional happiness.

Matthew Koo

IB Cat 1

Matt is a Canadian certified teacher who completed both his Honours of Science degree and his Bachelors of Education degree at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. Matt has worked with learners of all ages, specializing in classroom teaching and one-on-one tutoring. For the past two years, Matt has been exploring the world of Robotics and has since developed a successful educational Robotics curriculum for learners aged 6 to 14.

Matt is a passionate teacher who strives to help his learners reach their full academic potential. He aims to push his learners to do their best, all while maintaining a safe and friendly learning environment. Throughout his teaching career, Matt has worked extensively in developing a variety of differentiated teaching techniques and incorporating them into his classroom. As a strong advocate for inquiry-based learning, Matt uses activities such as games, puzzles, and scenarios in his lessons to give learners both an engaging and meaningful learning experience.

Sydney Wong

IB Cat 2IB Cat 1

Sydney Wong is a certificated school principal in Hong Kong and an IB trained administrator, he was also founding vice principal of the Hong Kong University Graduates Association College in 2006, prior to which he was a teaching consultant at the University of Hong Kong. Before that, he was an education administrator with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, managing schools in refugee camps.

Sydney specialises in curriculum development, with a particular emphasis on the liberal arts, humanities, inquiry based learning, critical thinking skills and project-based learning. He has been widely interviewed by the media, including the South China Morning Post, the Commercial Radio of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Education Bureau on his views on curriculum planning as well as his success of the humanities curriculum that he rendered to the schools he served.

Sydney has a BA (Hons), PgCEd., LLB(Hons) and two MEds.

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