Staff Profiles

As a general note about all our tutors, we only employ those whose attitude to teaching and ability to teach impress us upon interview. They are our sole asset, and we depend on their quality to generate future teaching opportunities through recommendations from happy students and their mums and dads. AMG appreciates any feedback that you can give about our staff as it is a vital source of information for continuing staff evaluation and training.

I hope that all lessons at AMG are both useful and enjoyable, and I encourage all staff to liaise with parents as major stake-holders in their children’s education. Should you need any further details about our tutors, please don’t hesitate to contact me, Liz Gower, on 2526-4097, or at amgtuition@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

 

Dr Ged Wood (Senior Tutor)

Tutor of Biology and General Science FT

Ged has been working at AMG since 1999. He teaches general Science to 13+ level, Chemistry to IGCSE/GCSE level, and Biology to A2 and IB Diploma level. He has a BSc Hons degree in Physiology and a PhD in neurophysiology. He has a solid reputation for good teaching and a tremendous breadth of knowledge. He has a following in HK, as his students gain excellent results. He is a ‘tough’ tutor but has a quiet sense of humour that goes down well with his students. Please bear in mind that Ged prefers to talk to Hong Kong parents in Cantonese, as he has spent many years learning the language in order to communicate.

Becky Fox

Tutor of Biology and General Science PT

Becky joined AMG for the 2011/2012 academic year and worked with us for three years. She has always been extremely popular as a tutor and I am delighted that she is joining us again this Christmas (2016). She graduated from the University of Exeter (UK) with a Bachelor Degree in Biological Sciences, and was commended by the School of Biosciences for her contribution to the school. Rebecca is a gentle and well-informed tutor who excels at teaching the younger students towards the 11+ and 13+ General Science

Jeff Au (Tutor)

Tutor of Physics and Mathematics PT

Jeff has a Bachelor Degree in Physics (with Mathematics) from HKUST. At HKAL he gained an A in applied Mathematics. He has been tutoring with AMG since October 2007, and is a popular tutor. Sadly, his times with AMG are limited.

David Lam (Tutor)

Tutor of Mathematics and IT FT

David joined us full-time from August 1st 2014. He comes to AMG with a mass of relevant qualifications and experience: He holds a BSC (Hons) in Mathematics and an MSc Information Technology – both from the HK Polytechnic University. He has also held a PGDE since 2010 which he gained at the University of HK. He has been teaching since 1993 at a variety of schools in HK including Sear Rogers International and Caritas Chai Wan, and has taught Physics, Mathematics and Computer Studies throughout the secondary system. He has been a tutor and tutor trainer for the Math Olympiad School from 2007 and his students have gone on to take an impressive array of medals in this internationally recognized test of Maths skills. As you will gather from the above, David is not a fresh graduate, and we hope his maturity and experience will be appreciated by our students. His English is acceptable for Mathematical purposes, but he also speaks Cantonese and Mandarin, so it will be easy for all our parents to communicate with him. David is a quiet, dedicated teacher.

Colin Wong (Tutor)

Tutor of Mathematics and Physics

Colin joins us this academic year (15-16) having already been tutoring in HK for over a year. He is well-qualified with a Master of Engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine. He is familiar with the IB Diploma and the GCE, IGCSE and UK GCSE examinations, and will be teaching Mathematics to A level and Physics to Lower-sixth level and IB Diploma Standard level. He has a wide following due to his patience and care, particularly with younger students, although he is very adept at helping those aiming for higher qualifications.

Sarah Li

Tutor of Mathematics and Science (PT)

Sarah graduated from Cambridge University with an MSc (Hons) in Materials Science and she has a BA (Hons) in Natural Science from the same well-respected University. Her A level years were completed in Wycombe Abbey School in the UK where she gained all A’s including Further Mathematics and Further Additional Mathematics. She also gained A-levels in Chemistry and Physics. She worked as a tutor between 2012 – 2013 and since 2014, she has been helping students on a one-to-one basis.
Sarah will work with AMG on a part-time basis teaching Mathematics up to A Level and Biology, Physics and Chemistry up to IGCSE level.

 

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ENGLISH AND THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE

 

Kester Bramley (Senior Tutor)

Tutor of English FT/ Tutor of TOK / Tutor of LNAT

Kester has been teaching with AMG since March 2001. He studied English Literature at Durham University, and has TOEFL and TEFLA qualifications. At A level, he gained 4 A grades in English, History, Economics and General Studies, gaining the Joseph Priestly Prize for Academic Excellence , the TE Criek Economics Prize, and the DP Ackroyd English Prize. He also took a Special Paper in English Literature in which he gained a Grade 1. He is one of the most popular tutors at AMG, teaching the GCSE, IGCSE, AS, A Level and IB curricula, and his timetable is usually fully-booked. He also teaches towards the National Admissions Test for Law (LNAT) and he teaches for the IB Theory of Knowledge (TOK) qualification.

John Quinn (Senior Tutor)

Tutor of English FT

John has been teaching with us since October 2001, helping students meet their goals in English language and literature. He gained a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from the University of Liverpool, holds the RSA Certificate in English Language Teaching, and worked after graduation in the Japanese Education system before making his home in Hong Kong. His particular strengths lie in helping students develop their written expression and building their vocabulary through careful text analysis and comprehension exercises. He prepares students towards the IGCSE, IB and GCSE AS and A2 examinations. He also helps structure well-formed essays with clear logical links and supports. He is able to help with the types of text analysis used in the SAT, SSAT, and LNAT tests, and he works with students aiming for the IELTS. For younger students, John is completely familiar with the testing structures used by the UK independent secondary schools, and has successfully helped students enter Winchester College, Tonbridge, Eton, Harrow, Wycombe Abbey, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Benenden, and many other top schools. John also offers guidance towards the interviews for these schools.

Steven Wright (Senior Tutor)

Tutor of English PT

Steven has been working with us since December 2006, and has developed a special following because of his lively and interactive lessons and attention to detail. He graduated with a first Class degree in English Literature and Language from the University of East Anglia, School of English and American Studies. He is a prolific reader and has an eclectic set of interests, so his teaching is well-received by many students. He takes a firm, no-nonsense approach with his students, but his sense of humour ensures the lessons are nevertheless enjoyable. With almost ten years of experience with AMG, Steve is fully able to assist with IGCSE, A Level, and IB preparation.

Rebecca Clayton (Senior Tutor)

Tutor of English Literature and Language Full time

Rebecca joined AMG in July 2011, and worked with us for three years. She has always been extremely popular as a tutor and I am delighted that she is joining us again this September (2016).
Prior to joining us she spent over two years tutoring in Hong Kong, both privately and for tuition centres. She has excellent qualifications to back up her love of tutoring: In 2004, she was awarded the Boulter Exhibition Prize for Academic Writing; she has a First Class BA in English from Christ Church College in Oxford and an MPhil in English Renaissance Literature from King’s College in Cambridge. She has also worked for Simon Mort Reports Ltd, reviewing business reports for their grammar, style and overall effectiveness of purpose, and as an editor for Savills (HK) Limited. She gives accurate and clear advice to students aiming for English examinations ranging from 13+ to A2 and IB level, and I recommend her with confidence.

Alicia Beale

Tutor of English and Creative Writing PT

Alicia comes to AMG with the following qualifications: A BA in English from Rutgers University, New Jersey, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from New York University, both in the USA. She is an experienced tutor, having worked for another reputed HK tuition centre from 2010 until 2013. She then became a visiting fellow with the University of Hong Kong from 2013 – 2015, teaching both creative writing and the freshman English course. She now works full-time with the Vocational Training Council, but her desire to teach creative writing put her in touch with AMG. Alicia is gentle and smart, and I expect her classes to be stimulating, fun and productive. She is available for Saturday tuition with AMG, and I believe that her contribution will add greatly to AMG and its continuing services to our students.

Debs Debes (Senior Tutor)

Tutor of History and English PT

Debs has been working with AMG since July 2001, and is an excellent tutor of both English and History. She graduated from Trinity Hall, Cambridge University in 1997 with a BA Honours degree in History, and was admitted as a Master of Arts in 2001. She then gained qualifications as a TEFL teacher. In 2007, Debs completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Education (English) at the University of Hong Kong, gaining the True Light Middle School of Hong Kong prize in Education for best overall results in theoretical and practical aspects of her course. As well as teaching, Debs writes English teaching materials for many publishing houses including support materials for the HKDSE.

Amy Regester (Senior Tutor)

Full-time Tutor of English, French and Spanish

Amy Regester is joining AMG in October 2017 to teach English, French and Spanish. She has a strong background in tutoring, having worked in HK for three years as a one-to-one and small-group tutor in the following areas: 11+ and 13+ ISEB Common Entrance, entrance for British Boarding Schools, training for the UKiset, English Language and Literature IGCSE and GCSE, French and Spanish IGCSE and GCSE, and Spanish to A-Level.
Amy also has a good knowledge of the UK boarding school system and will therefore be a valuable member of our team. She is young, personable, highly motivated and comes to us with excellent references. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in French and Hispanics (BA Hons) together with a post graduate teaching certificate for English Language. I recommend her most highly.

Henry Lee (Tutor)

Tutor of English Literature and Language FT

Henry came to AMG from the UK, where he has lived his whole life. He has an MA in Romantic and Sentimental Literature from the University of York in the UK and a BA in English Language and Literature from Hertford College, Oxford University.
He is academically very able, gaining excellent A Levels (4 A*, 1A), and 12 A* GCSEs.
Henry is pleasant, well-spoken and is now an integral part of our strong team of English tutors. His lessons are thoughtful and gently delivered and have been very well-received. His wonderful lesson feedback and liaison with the parents of his students leads me to recommend him most highly. He prepares students for their Entrance examinations, for their iGCSE and GCSE’s, for A levels and for the IB Diploma. He also teaches students towards the IELTS examination.

 

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ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS STUDIES

 

Walter Wu (Tutor)

Tutor of Economics and Business Studies FT

Walter joined AMG in July 2012 as a full-time tutor of Economics and Business Studies having been teaching since 2009, first as a private tutor for University-level Commerce and Economics Courses and later as a one-to-one and small group tutor guiding students towards the Edexcel IGCSE and GCE Economics and Business Studies qualifications. He took the IB Diploma at Sha Tin College before heading to Vancouver to study at the Sauder School of Business in the University of British Columbia entering with a President’s Entrance Scholarship and garnering the following scholarships along the course of his Degree:

  • The Trek Excellence Scholarship (Top 5% of students in undergraduate year of faculty)
  • The Sauder School of Business Dean’s Scholarship
  • The Stuart Clark Gilmour Memorial Scholarship

He is an exceptional teacher.

Florence Gan (Senior Tutor)

Tutor of Economics PT

Florence has a Masters of Economics from the La Trobe University (Australia). She has worked at the Hong Kong Baptist University where she was an instructor in the Department of Economics. Prior to working at the HKBU, Florence taught Economics for the Warwick University Higher Education Foundation. In total, she has more than 17 years of working and teaching experience at Advanced levels. Here at AMG, she has taught students whose courses prepare them towards the GCSE, IGCSE, AS and A2 qualifications in Economics, as well as for the IB diploma in Economics.
She is a popular teacher whose timetable fills rapidly at holiday times, as students returning from the UK schools oftentimes request her. Usually demand outstrips the number of hours that Florence is able to give to AMG. She is a fluent speaker of both English and Cantonese, but teaches solely in English (unless the student requests a break in that language).

 

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HISTORY

 

Debs Debes (Senior Tutor)

Tutor of History and English PT

Deb has been working with AMG since July 2001, and is an excellent tutor of both English and History. She graduated from Trinity Hall, Cambridge University in 1997 with a BA Honours degree in History, and was admitted as a Master of Arts in 2001. She then gained qualifications as a TEFL teacher. In 2007, Debs completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Education (English) at the University of Hong Kong, gaining the True Light Middle School of Hong Kong prize in Education for best overall results in theoretical and practical aspects of her course. As well as teaching, Debs writes English teaching materials for many publishing houses including support materials for the new HKDSE.

 

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MODERN LANGUAGES

 

Hannes Dittrich (Tutor)

Tutor of German PT

Hannes has been working with AMG on a part-time basis since July 2008, and has a large following of students who attend his lessons during the holiday periods in particular. His personal weekly teaching schedule is usually rather fully-booked since he is a renowned personal tutor, and he teaching times are scarce and valuable. He is a native speaker of German, hailing from Heidelberg in Germany and has taught for Berlitz Language Centers in Hong Kong. He teaches towards the GCSE, IGCSE and IB programmes here in HK, and also helps our UK-based students prepare towards their AS and A2 examinations.
His students find him to be approachable, confidence-inspiring and professional, and his teaching gains good results. I have been trying to persuade him to join us full-time since he joined us.

Bobby Geangalau (Tutor)

Tutor of French and Spanish FT

Bobby is a registered teacher in Hong Kong and began work with AMG in September 2007. He has a Bachelors degree in French Language and Literature and Spanish Language and Literature which he completed in 1994 from the Ministry of Education and Al. I. Cuza University, Romania. From 1994 – 1996, he taught Modern Languages in Iasi in Romania, in a school which used the Baccalaureate examining system. He moved then to Casablanca, Morocco, where he taught French and Universal Literature from 1996 – 2001. Between 2001 and 2003, he taught French and Universal Literature in Kirkenes in Norway before heading to France (2003-2005) where he taught in both Saint Etienne and Lyon (French, English and Universal Literature). From 2005, Bobby taught in Dongguan at the International College. At AMG, he has taught towards the GCSE and IB examinations, but like most modern linguists, he prefers generating language skills in the target language to simply preparing for exams.
Bobby is a quiet, serious teacher, whose passion for the languages he teaches is evident. He has a rare sense of humour and his regular students get on extremely well with him.

 

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NOTE: AMG is currently seeking further tutors for Mathematics, Geography, Economics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics and English.