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ITS' English tutors are all experienced, qualified language teachers with a great deal of experience in assisting students to excel in school or prepare for exams, including the IELTS.

Susan Smith, B.A. (Monash), G.Dip.Ed., G.Dip.App.Ling., M.Ed (NTU)

Director of Exam Services

Sue is a fully qualified teacher with experience from Australia and Asia. She has been registered to teach in Hong Kong since 2003. She teaches English Language and Literature to all levels and she is an I.B. examiner.

Andrew Hall, B.A. (Delaware)

Director
Director of External Programmes

ITS Tutorial School Central and Mong Kok

Andrew has been working as an EFL professional in Hong Kong for more than a decade, and did his EFL teacher training with academics affiliated with Homerton College, Cambridge. At ITS, Andrew teaches one-to-one English language and literature up to IB, A-level History, and also conducts small-group English language courses for primary-aged learners, leading to both Cambridge and Pearson Young Learner certificates.

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Aileen Valentine, B.A. Sociology, TEFL, TESOL, Teaching Adult Learners Diploma, Trainer Diploma

Aileen has been teaching English since 1995 to students of all ages in the UK, US, Greece and now Hong Kong. In Hong Kong, Aileen has taught in kindergarten, primary and secondary schools as well as teaching adults. She has also trained local teachers in Macau to help them teach English.  At ITS, she offers training courses in Business English, Plain English for Lawyers as well Aviation, Cabin Crew English, IELTS preparation  and more.

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David Rowlands, BA (Curtin University), Bachelor of Education (Edith Cowan University), Diploma of Education

David has a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in English Literature. He has over 30 years of teaching experience in very distinguished secondary schools in Hong Kong and Australia. Prior to joining ITS, he was the Head of English Department at Yew Chung International School Hong Kong. At ITS, David teaches English Language and English Literature at all levels including GCSE, A-Level and IB.

Stanley Butler, Higher Diploma (Monash), Advanced Certificate in Applied Language (RMIT)

Stanley is a highly experienced English specialist. He has over 10 years teaching experience in local schools and international schools around the world. He has also authored multiple ESL/SFL resources and is currently writing for a prestigious British publishing house.

Danny Harrington, M.A., (Oxford)

Co-Founder & Director- ITS Tutorial School Central and Mong Kok

Danny has been teaching in Hong Kong since 1997. He read Geography at Christ Church College, Oxford and teaches it at all levels, as well as Theory of Knowledge for the IB Diploma. His time at Oxford instilled in him the value of the tutorial style of intensive teaching that is provided at ITS schools. He also works on behalf of the University of Oxford to help candidates understand the admissions process. He has represented Education UK and UCAS in helping Hong Kong DSE students understand how to apply to UK universities. He sits on the Education Committee of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

Anne Murphy, B.A. (Tralee), Higher Dip. TEFL/TESOL

Director- ITS Educational Services Ltd

Anne has many years’ experience teaching English, linguistics and communications. She specializes in English as a foreign language and for specific purposes for any age group and is an accredited BULATS examiner. ITS Educational Services is the educational consultancy arm of ITS. It offers language and communications programmes for businesses, publishes the Hong Kong Schools Guide, and provides school placement services for families arriving in Hong Kong.

Christina Themar, B.A. (Wisconsin), M.A. (Tsinghua)

Christina has a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Political Science, and a Master’s in Public Administration in International Development. She has over a decade of experience teaching students of diverse cultural backgrounds, in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and North America.  A t ITS, she teaches English to IGCSE and History to A-Level and IB.

Ruth Puentespina, B.Sc., TESOL

Ruth has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has been teaching English and Psychology in Hong Kong since 2010. At ITS, she teaches Psychology to IB and A-Level.

Matthew Cooper, B.A. (Hons) (Sussex), CELTA

Matthew is a graduate from the University of Sussex with a first class Bachelor’s degree, joint majoring in Philosophy and English Literature as well as minoring in Psychology.  While studying at Sussex he worked as a proof reader and essay writing tutor and has also taught English as a second language.

Timothy Baek, B.A. (University of St Andrew)

Timothy graduated with a joint-honours degree from the University of St. Andrew in the UK, where he concentered his studies in English Literature, Philosophy, and Theology. At ITS, he teaches English Language and Literature, Philosophy up to IB level and Theory of Knowledge (TOK).

Andrew Newman, M.A. (Calgary) B.A. (Guelph)

Andrew has a Bachelor of Art’s degree with double majors in Political Science and History from the University of Guelph, and a Master of Art’s degree from the University of Calgary, Canada, where he also received a number of scholarships during his tertiary education. He has given lectures at university level and has spoken at various conferences in Canada and in the UK. Prior to joining ITS, he has also taught English in an international school in Asia. At ITS, he teaches English, History and Politics to all level.

Jim

Jim Kapernaros, BA (Deree American College), Master of Education (University of Hong Kong), Graduate Diploma of Education and Applied Linguistics

Jim has a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in English Literature. He has many years of teaching experience in a variety of secondary schools in Hong Kong and Australia. Prior to joining ITS, he was been involved in development of curriculum and is an honorary lecturer at universities across the world. At ITS, Jim teaches English Language and English Literature at all levels including GCSE, A-Level and IB.

David

David Rowlands, BA (Curtin University), Bachelor of Education (Edith Cowan University), Diploma of Education

David has a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in English Literature. He has over 30 years of teaching experience in very distinguished secondary schools in Hong Kong and Australia. Prior to joining ITS, he was the Head of English Department at Yew Chung International School Hong Kong. At ITS, David teaches English Language and English Literature at all levels including GCSE, A-Level and IB.

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Please note that ITS also has a range of tutors and specialist consultants that are not included below. ITS also has a range of part time and casual tutoring staff that teach some less demanded subjects or help out at busy times of the year. ITS is always looking for qualified people who wish to become tutors.

ITS is the sole non-formal Edexcel Academic Centre in Asia. providing both part-time and full-time programmes to take the UK IGCSE and GCE A-levels, here at our schools in Hong Kong or online. These qualifications lead to public UK examinations, giving students a pathway to the school, college or university of their choice.

Whether you have after-school support, take an add-on subject or undertake all your academic education with ITS, most teaching takes place in a tutorial-style environment with one teacher and one student or a small group of students. This allows for very flexible learning opportunities and for students to have a high degree of control in choosing and following a particular pathway. Our younger students go on to attend great schools in the UK and US and our older students access academic institutions such as the University of Oxford and London School of Economics and vocational institutions such as the London College of Fashion. As well as providing face to face and online classes, ITS also provides a range of free resources. We have produced a dictionary and glossary for English literature which you can view here.

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