I enjoy working with children and witnessing how much they learn and grow. It is my firm belief that teachers, as facilitators in the classroom, need to promote a learner-oriented atmosphere that is both purposeful and enduring. This is why I value so much the importance of understanding who my learners are, what kinds of knowledge and experience they bring to the group, and what they want to achieve. This way, I can tailor a curriculum that fits their needs.
Rachel graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a degree in Primary English Education. She has teaching experience in several local primary schools which gives her an insight into the common learning difficulties faced by students in Hong Kong. Also, she undertook an immersion program in the University of New South Wales (Sydney) where she was able to learn about the Australian approach to education. She strongly believes that a secure and stimulating atmosphere is the key to happy learning. Therefore, she emphasises a process approach in her class and she likes encouraging her students to learn through mistakes. Recently, she also obtained a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education.
- The University of Hong Kong - BEd Primary English
- The University of Hong Kong - MEd Early Childhood Education
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