Bachelor of Education in Language Education (Chinese Language & Literature), The University of Hong Kong
Mr. Tiger Lai is a Chinese Education graduate from the University of Hong Kong. He possesses more than 10 years of primary and secondary Chinese teaching experience. Having taught students from both local and international schools, he is extremely familiar with the school curriculum of both streams.
Mr. Tiger formerly taught Chinese at his alma mater, La Salle College, and has an in-depth understanding of La Salle's school curriculum. He is also highly experienced in exam strategies, and is the author of the IBDP Chinese B Writing Level 7 Exam Guide. The students he has coached come from different local schools, including Diocesan Boys' School, Fukien Secondary School Affiliated School, Hennessy Road Government Primary School, Kowloon Tong School (Primary Section), Marymount Primary School, PLK Camoes Tan Siu Lin Primary School, PLK Choi Kai Yau School, Pui Ching Primary School, Sha Tin Junior School, St. Paul's College Primary School, and more.
Mr. Tiger is well-known for incorporating special mnemonic methods to aid student learning effectiveness as well, and is highly popular among many elite school parents.
Bachelor of Science in Technology and Business Studies, Strathclyde University, United Kingdom
Mr. Mark Doyle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology and Business Studies from Strathclyde University, United Kingdom. He has also attained an ‘A’ Grade in the TEFL certification, which focuses on teaching approaches and methodology, lesson planning, and the structural, lexical and phonological aspects of English.
Mr. Mark possesses over 10 years of extensive English teaching experience across playgroup, kindergarten, primary and secondary students. Now a primary school exam specialist, he is well-versed with learning and exam strategies to prepare students for critical school exams. Mr. Mark is also a primary and secondary school interview specialist, coaching students successfully into top-tier schools.
Over the years, he has taught students from various top local schools, including Diocesan Boys' School (DBS), La Salle College (Primary & Secondary), and Rosaryhill School.
Mr. Mark is also an experienced Phonics instructor for young learners, and has a highly relational teaching style. He is known to design highly experiential, student-led lessons and adopt growth mindset and social emotional learning (SEL) approaches in his lessons.
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Minor in Economics), The University of British Columbia, Canada
MBA, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Mr. Billy Lau holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of British Columbia in Canada, and an MBA from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He achieved full marks in Advanced Placement Calculus BC.
He possesses over five years of Mathematics and Chemistry teaching experience, equipped with a thorough understanding of the HKDSE, IB, and SAT curricular requirements. He has a high success rate in improving students’ Mathematics skills, with a track record of helping weak-performing students boost their grades from F to A.
Mr. Billy has also taught kindergarten to secondary level students from top local schools such as St. Francis of Assisi's English Primary School, Good Hope Primary School, Diocesan Boys' School (DBS), Diocesan Girls' Junior School (DGS), St. Catherine Kindergarten, Kentville Kindergarten, Learning Habitat Kindergarten, and more.
His passion for maths and science has helped inspire students’ interest in STEM. Known to incorporate experiments and hands-on activities into his lessons, Mr. Billy keeps students highly engaged in class while honing their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
He is also a master in delivering Lego Education Programs to kindergarten, primary, and secondary students, with solid experiences in teaching STEM through assembling and coding robotics.
Prior to his career in education, Mr. Billy worked in the financial services sector with global brands including Citigroup and HSBC.
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, The University of the South, USA
Mr. Mike Corliss is an award-winning English teacher holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from The University of the South, United States. He is currently completing a post-graduate diploma in Early Childhood Education at The University of Hong Kong. He was awarded the Education Bureau (EDB) Certificate of Commendation for kindergarten teaching enthusiasm and pedagogy in 2019 - 2020.
Mr. Mike is a TESOL-certified teacher and an early-childhood education (ECE) specialist, with over 10 years of experience coaching kindergarten and primary students for eloquent English speaking and writing. Previously taught at Learning Habitat Kindergarten, he is an expert in play-based learning, with a high success rate in developing young learners' speaking confidence.
He is known to incorporate musical and physical engagement elements into his teaching for young English learners, adopting multi-sensory learning strategies proven to maximise learner engagement and knowledge construction.
Mr. Mike is also an expert in creating highly engaging online lessons especially for young learners.
Bachelor of Sociology, Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Mr. Anderson Cheung is a Sociology graduate from Hong Kong Shue Yan University. He is specialises in teaching Mathematics across kindergarten, primary, and secondary levels in various settings, but he believes small group learning is most beneficial to young children.
A patient and compassionate educator, Mr. Andy excels at using games and toys, such as playdough and building blocks, to break down abstract maths concepts into simple, tangible ideas. By incorporating relatable, real-life objects and scenarios in lessons, he has helped many young learners cultivate a love of maths.
In addition to making maths fun and relevant, he is experienced in teaching students with special educational needs, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, and autism. Mr. Andy designs suitable lesson plans and fosters constructive learning environments to deliver effective lessons for students with and without special needs.
Mr. Andy has taught young children from various local schools, including Yaumati Catholic Primary School and Evangel College (Primary & Secondary Section).
Bachelor of Arts in English Studies, City University of Hong Kong
Ms. Angela Leung holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Studies from City University of Hong Kong. With over three years of experiences coaching kindergarten and primary students English language and literature, she is trained in improving children's reading, writing, grammar, phonics, and interview skills.
Ms. Angela is a creative and dedicated educator with a sound passion for everything English, including writing and communication. She is specially enthusiastic about cultivating a love for English reading in young learners through teaching children's literature.
Her love for English stems from her love for art and storytelling from a young age. Her pursuit for knowledge and spiritual growth has only proliferated after graduating from City University of Hong Kong. She then spent a couple of years in the UK to fully immerse herself in British English and culture.
Prior to joining Qurio, Angela worked in both the education and retail industries. Retaining the best of both worlds, she is committed to creating and delivering fun and innovative learning experiences for young learners, so as to inspire and cultivate their spirits and minds to not just excel in academia, but in life.
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, The Education University of Hong Kong
Ms. Heidi is an Early Childhood Education graduate from The Education University of Hong Kong. Born in Fujian, she possesses over 5 years of Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) teaching experiences in local and international kindergartens.A seasoned teacher and lively storyteller, Ms. Heidi excels at using stories, dramas, and play-based learning methods to strengthen students' Chinese language skills, as well as to foster a love of learning in children. She is also a primary school interview expert, with solid understanding of the admission interview requirements of top schools in Hong Kong. Ms. Heidi places a strong emphasis on developing young children's speaking and listening skills. She is a trained GAPSK (General Aptitude Putonghua Shuiping Kaoshi) exam instructor and Mandarin recitation instructor. During her teaching career, she has taught young children from top local and international kindergartens, including The Independent Schools Foundation Academy, Creative Kindergarten (Heng Fa Chuen) , and Deborah International Pre-school/ Play School.
Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies, The University of British Columbia
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education), The University of Hong Kong
Ms. Merian holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian Studies from The University of British Columbia, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education) from The University of Hong Kong.
She possesses over 10 years of extensive English teaching experiences coaching early years and primary students, with a specific focus on helping young learners develop language skills through fun and interactive experiences.
Ms. Merian is a passionate and dedicated educator and a former curriculum leader, with a strong belief that children learn best through play. Throughout her education career, she has devised various teaching strategies to enrich young learners’ English language knowledge in the most enjoyable and effective way possible.
Ms. Merian has lived in both the United States and Canada. Her exposure sparks her enthusiasm in bridging cultures through English teaching, whilst equipping students with the qualities of a global citizen.
She has taught hundreds of students from top local and international schools, including Small World Christian Kindergarten, St. Stephen's Girls' Primary School, Hong Kong International School, and the English Schools Foundation primary schools.