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Michael Li – Director of US Admissions

Mike studied at the University of Colorado – Boulder with coursework at Harvard University (Math and Economics), while also doing statistical research for Colorado State University. Mike moved to Hong Kong in 2009 to work in the finance sector, but after two years of working in and with regional hedge funds and private equity funds, he decided to direct his efforts towards education. Mike teaches math at all levels, coordinates SAT classes at ITS, and oversees all student applications to universities in the US.

Albert Cheng, B.A. (University of California, Irvine)

Albert read Economics at University of California, Irvine. At ITS, he teaches Economics and Maths to all levels and has over eight years of SAT teaching experience in America and Hong Kong. Because of his international SAT experience, Albert has been able to help ITS re-define the SAT curriculum so that it is more effective for local Hong Kong students. As an admissions counsellor, Albert helps students applying to university in North America (both US and Canada).

Ruth Puentespina, B.Sc., TESOL

Ruth has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has been teaching in Hong Kong since 2010. At ITS, she teaches Psychology to IB and A-Level and is one of our SAT Writing Experts, having been deeply involved in the development of ITS’ SAT curriculum. Ruth also doubles as our top Examinations Assistant for the A-Level exams administered at the ITS Central Exam Centre every January, May/June and October.


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.

Sabrina Swatee, B.Eng. (Hons) (HKU)

Sabrina has a B. Eng (Hons) in Electronic and Communication Engineering from the University of Hong Kong. She has over ten years of experience teaching Maths and Physics to a range of age groups at international schools in Hong Kong. She also teaches Maths for common entrance level and has prepared many students for acceptance into top boarding schools in the UK.

Kanchan Dandwani has a BSc and Masters in International Relations and History from the London School of Economics. Kanchan has many years of experience of teaching both IB and A-Level History, and at ITS, teaches History to all levels, and English up to GCSE.

SAT II Subject Teachers

David Lam, B.Sc. (HKU)
SAT II Math Levels 1 and 2

Vice Principal - ITS Tutorial School TST
ITS Education Asia

David graduated from the University of Hong Kong and joins ITS specialising in pure mathematics, probability and statistics and financial mathematics. David has tutored in schools in Hong Kong since 2006.

Chau Kwai Sum holds a bachelor in Science in Physics and Maths from Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has authored numerous textbooks in Physics for both local and international curricula, and has many years of teaching Physics Mathematics and Further Maths at international schools. At ITS, Chau Kwai Sum teaches Physics and Maths.


Dr. Xavier Daniel, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (University Paul Sabatier)
SAT II Biology E/M and SAT II French

Dr. Xavier DANIEL holds a PhD, masters and bachelors degrees in Biology from the University Paul Sabatier in France, and he has also conducted post-doctoral research in UCLA in the US and UNINE Neuchatel in the Switzerland. Xavier has taught molecular biology in the University of Neuchatel , Switzerland. He teaches Biology and French to all levels.

Ivan Serrano Arias, B.Sc. (San Pablo C.E.U. University)
SAT II Spanish

Ivan is a native Spanish teacher who has worked in Hong Kong for over three years, teaching Spanish to students from kindergarten to university level. He has taught a range of syllabuses, including IGCSE, IB and A-level Spanish and has also assisted a number of adults with Business Spanish. Ivan is an official examiner for the DELE exam, the official qualification certifying levels of competence in the Spanish language.


Donald obtained a bachelor's degree in Oriental Studies (including Linguistics) from the University of Cambridge. He teaches French, German and Latin to all levels. Prior to joining ITS, Donald taught at a number of universities in Hong Kong.


Jack Li is a member of the maths department. A graduate of UBC with a BSc of Science in Mathematics, he was admitted on scholarship and achieved high level of academic achievement during his studies. He joins the ITS team with experience in investment banking as well as online education. Jack teaches mathematics to all levels.

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