Introduction to the Main Team
Miss Wong, Regional Coordinator
Miss Wong graduated from one of the well-known Russell Group universities with an honour in Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences. She previously worked in one of Hong Kong public schools and was inspired by the Principal and the school secretary to return to the UK to pursue a postgraduate study in Education as well as Special Education Needs course. Since returning to the UK, Miss Wong had been working in a secondary school and invigilating in Maths and Chinese subjects for many years.
Miss Wing Wong is a registered childminder with Ofsted based in Southampton, England since late 2017 (Registration number: EY555542). She is qualified to offer childcare and tutoring services for children aged between 5 and 18 years old.
Moreover, Miss Wong commenced her career in one of the famous guardianship companies in the Association of Guardianship Organisation and has built up her experience and network on offering guardianship services and education advice to overseas students and parents. The overseas students will be looked based on their personal needs and will be monitored by assistance and guidance; this is to ensure their safety and wellbeing whilst studying in the UK.
Dr. Chan, Principal Advisor
Dr. Chan has been invited to be our principal advisor in a volunteer capacity. He graduated with a doctorate from a prestigious university in the United Kingdom. He was also educated in the United States and Hong Kong. He has a thorough understanding of these education systems and is aware of many difficulties overseas students may face under different systems.
Furthermore, Dr. Chan has extensive international experience. He has worked in different countries and regularly speaks at scientific conferences around the world. During his teaching period at university, he tutored a lot of students with lower academic ability. His pedagogy helped his students improve significantly and achieve excellent results eventually. Over the years he has mentored children, adolescents and adults from different backgrounds and nationalities, and has brought positive impacts to their lives.
Mr. Wong, Host families Operator
After studying Computer Program in Hong Kong, Mr. Wong moved to the UK in 2007 and his family became a Designated Host Family from one of the well-known accredited guardianship organizations a few years ago. His family members passed all rigorous reviews such as police checks. Mr. Wong has now joined the company and is the operator in arranging host families for our students; managing our home stay services and making sure our company is working in line with the national standards and regulations as well as monitoring other host families’ boarding services can reach the national fostering arrangement levels.
Whilst being a host family, Mr. Wong the “Home Daddy” and his family have built up experience in taking care of international students. Not only do they provide food and shelter to the students, where necessary he also takes care of his students’ life and psychological adaptation in establishing a trusting relationship. In addition to ensuring the safety and well-being of the overseas students at their schools and in their host families, with love and passion his family has been helping those students to adapt into new fostering environment and integrate with the host family.
Dr. Leung, Special Needs Volunteer
Dr. Leung graduated with Bachelor of Science in Canada, before attending medical school in the UK. She is now practising in a London hospital.
Dr. Leung helps the director in areas relating to programmes for special educational children, helping them to get a more appropriate education curriculum to suit their special needs.
Mr. Yap, UCAS adviser
Maurice Yap is a second-year student at Imperial College London studying Computer Science. As a British-born Chinese, he received primary and secondary education in the UK and has a strong understanding of the British education system and the UCAS university application process.
Alongside his studies, he works for a private-sector technology education provider as a tutor for groups of children aged 8 – 17, putting to use his wealth of experience in education. He also volunteers as an English language coach at Imperial College, helping foreign students, researchers and staff to improve their English skills and to develop their understanding of British culture. As well as this, he sits on the committees of Imperial’s Computing Departmental Society and Overseas Societies Committee.
Maurice has previously worked as a personal tutor in various subject areas including Mathematics, Music, English, Religious Studies and the sciences, focusing primarily on pupils with Special Education Needs. He has also delivered musical instrument tuition on guitar, bass, piano and music theory. Maurice is also heavily involved in music and has been a member of many bands and orchestras throughout the past couple of years. He is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin and has good knowledge of German.
Ms. Wendy Wong, Career Mentor
Ms. Wendy Wong is a CTA qualified Senior Tax Manager at Ernst & Young assisting businesses and their internationally mobile employees and senior executives on social security matters.
Ms. Wendy Wong graduated from the University of Southampton in 2013 with a First Class Honours bachelor degree in Accounting and Finance before enduring her career in tax with Deloitte as a graduate where she gained her professional tax qualifications ATT and CTA.
As an acting Career Mentor at the University of Southampton and University of Greenwich, Ms. Wendy Wong engages with undergraduate and postgraduate students in providing them with industry insights and one-to-one career planning support to increase their knowledge of the finance and accountancy industry.