Students should never shy away from learning a new language. I aim to create a learning environment open for discussion and expression so that learning English is more than reiterating from a textbook.
Joyce Wong graduated from University College London with a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences. As a native English speaker, she understands English deeply, and can help students fully express themselves. She has worked with children and young people in various capacities from running fundraising clubs to working as a private tutor.
- BSc (Biomedical Science) University College London
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