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Iain MacDonald

Iain MacDonald

Helping children learn and grow is a powerful thing. Seeing wonder in their eyes is especially warming when they are starting to understand something new about the world.

Iain MacDonald graduated from the University of Manchester with a BEng in Chemical Engineering. He then moved to Hong Kong to pursue a career in teaching. Iain has a passion for outdoor pursuits and brings energy and fun to all of his English classes at i-Learner.

Qualifications

  • University of Manchester – BEng Chemical Engineering
  • University of Manchester – Post Grad Cert. Chemical Engineering
  • University of Toronto - TEFL Certificate

Student Work

How to Structure Revision Time

Preparing for exams should not be a last-minute rush of activity. If you think of it like self-organised homework, this helps you be more productive, get better grades, and feel less stressed. I often help my students prepare for their exams, and it’s always the ones who are organised and structured in their preparation who do best. During my own studies, I learned several useful… Read More

Teacher Diaries: Ms. Li – Teaching Philosophy

I aim to foster a learning environment that encourages students to be good inquirers. Challenging students to ask questions and to engage with the world, I hope to transmit the habit of constant exploration. This process provides practice of language in context that is meaningful to them. Students’ well-being is always of utmost importance to me and the interactions they have with their peers and… Read More

TEACHER DIARIES: MS. WANG – TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

There are three levels in Chinese learning. The first one is practicality. Language is a kind of tool for our human to communicate and transmit our experience and knowledge. To help students use language to obtain new knowledge, express feelings and ideas freely and accurately, I hope I can teach them vocabulary, grammar and skills in comprehension and writing, through the combination of life-situation and… Read More

Teacher Diaries: Ms. Ivy – Teaching Philosophy

Language is organic and requires an environment where the importance of exchange is positively reinforced. It is continually changing and an attitude that is open to change with a critical mind is fundamental. Students are not completely a blank canvas. They each carry with them the building blocks and a foundation, which are brimming with potential. In order for students to grow into confident learners,… Read More