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Gigi Cheng

Gigi Cheng

Reading is the best way to learn a language. It allows students to learn new words in context while being engaged in different stories. This helps students realise why they need to excel in a language – to fully understand what others have to say and to communicate their own views and thoughts precisely. I believe in and dedicate myself to fuelling students’ motivation and interest  through exposure, understanding and practice.

Gigi Cheng graduated from City University with First Class Honours in English Studies, further developing her strong passion for the English language and literature. Having been a part-time English tutor for over three years, she firmly believes that anyone can learn English through reading. She enjoys working with English learners of all levels and ages. In her free time, Gigi is an avid reader, especially of adventure and fantasy novels. She also writes fiction and prose as an artistic outlet.


  • BA (English Studies) The City University of Hong Kong


How to Craft Compelling Characters

A lot of focus is placed on characterisation in creative writing. However, developing the relationships between characters takes this to the next level. You can give your characters more depth and make them realistic and relatable by considering how they connect with each other. Take a look at the tips below on developing this aspect of your writing. Start by determining the nature of the… Read More

Preparing for Secondary School Interviews

Preparing for the interview is an integral step in securing admission to the secondary school of your choice. Here are some tips for parents and students to get ready for the interview: Research the school(s) beforehand. Look up the school’s mission and values. Make sure its educational philosophy suits your learning needs. Research the offered academic programs and extracurricular activities. Get information on school culture… Read More

How I Write…and Keep Going

Writing is a huge part of who and why I am. I have been telling stories for as long as I can remember, and have shared my written work online since tweenhood. It can be challenging to keep going at times, but I always look for ways to carry on telling the stories I wish to tell. My work is a reflection of my own… Read More

Reading Poetry Around the Globe

Most of us are familiar with gushi from Chinese classes and Shakespearean sonnets from English Literature lessons. But did you know that cultures all over the globe have their own poets and poems that are equally worth reading? Reading writers from around the world opens your eyes to many more forms of poetry. For example, French villanelles have five three-line stanzas and a final four-line… Read More

Breathing Life into Characters

Without characters, there is no story. A character’s motivations and growth give stories direction and meaning; therefore, it is essential that characters are given depth. To breathe life into characters, follow these steps: Firstly, illustrate details of characters’ appearance, habits and behaviour that relate to their personality and role in the story. For example, a brave warrior wears many medals of honour and always touches… Read More