As qualified teachers, parents and long term expats, Juliet and Stephanie have been teaching and advising families in Hong Kong for a combined 20 years.
Hong Kong has always been a transient city and the decline in expat packages means that busy parents benefit from support to make this move as efficient and seamless as possible. With elite international schools now opening across China and the recent launch of several new Hong Kong campuses, we are now seeing an alternative and legitimate educational path in the region, in addition to the traditional boarding school route to the UK. We want to offer Chinese and expat families an individualised, quality approach to help them make the best choice for their children. Each family is different and what is right for one might not be right for all. Whilst working closely with schools in the UK and Greater China, we make sure our advice is impartial and look for the right fit for the child.
.Juliet is an alumni of Malvern Girls’ College, Oundle School and Edinburgh University, where she was awarded an MA (Hons) in Psychology. She has a PGDE (Primary Education) and has taught EAL, IB PYP and British National Curriculum in Hong Kong. She has been tutoring children in Hong Kong for the past 15 years in all subjects, but has increasingly focused on UK Common Entrance (11+ and 13+). Her pupils have successfully gained places and scholarships to all top UK schools, including Eton, Harrow, Radley, Wycombe Abbey and Winchester. She has also prepared younger children to enter the highly competitive world of London prep schools. Whilst preparing children to be academically successful, she also emphasises the importance of having a well-rounded education and character, which is particularly important when interviewing for UK boarding schools. Juliet is able to perform and analyse a variety of assessment methods to help families make informed school choices. She is also able to offer parents reassurance and practical advice in relocation and decision making.
Juliet is a passionate believer in the importance of second (or multiple) language acquisition. She speaks several languages and spent two years studying Mandarin full time at Hong Kong University. Upon completion, she achieved the internationally recognised HSK Level 4 (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi). She regularly uses her Mandarin skills with her three bilingual children, who have attended both Chinese medium, bilingual and now British National Curriculum schools. She has a deep knowledge of Hong Kong schools and the needs of families, through her role as both a parent and a teacher. This profound understanding of both education systems and cultures means Juliet is uniquely placed to offer independent advice to Chinese and Western families in Hong Kong wishing to transfer to both international schools in the region as well as the UK.
Malvern Girls' College
MA (Hons), 2000
Hong Kong University
Activities & Affiliations
• Editor, Good Schools Guide (Hong Kong)
Stephanie is a graduate of Queen Mary, University of London where she was awarded a BA (Hons) degree in Human Geography. After relocating to Hong Kong in 2009, she gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, graduating with Distinction and honoured on the Dean’s List. She has taught in both local and international schools in Hong Kong which has given her a unique and in-depth understanding of students from kindergarten up to A-levels, and specialises in the International Baccalaureate curriculum and EAL.
Stephanie went on to work as a Business Development Manager before joining Quintessentially Group in Hong Kong. Seeing the opportunity to expand Quintessentially’s education division across the APAC region, Stephanie spent two years growing the team and successfully guided numerous students into elite schools across the globe. During her time at Quintessentially, Stephanie worked with numerous multinational banks and insurance companies servicing their HNW clients and advising senior management on their customers' needs and wants. She has also curated bespoke education events for both corporate clients and private customers and secured world class educationalists as guest speakers.
Stephanie is the voice of Oxford University Press’ Oxford Path series in Hong Kong and China and supports several Hong Kong based charities through her role as President of the St. David’s Society of Hong Kong
UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
Human Geography, BA (Hons), 2008
OF HONG KONG
PGDE, Distinction and
Dean’s List Honours, 2013
Activities & Affiliations
• Voice of Oxford Path Series, OUP Hong Kong & China
• President, St David's Society Hong Kong
Peter graduated from Jesuit College Preparatory School (Dean’s list) in the United States, scoring a 760 (99th percentile) on the SAT Verbal section and receiving a scholarship to Tulane University (BA). He also has two master’s degrees from The University of Hong Kong. Peter has an Education Bureau approved TEFL certification, specialised phonics training and was awarded a Certificate of Merit upon satisfying Hong Kong’s Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers (LPAT).
Peter has taught for nine years in China and Hong Kong from primary school to university(DSS and local). He has spent the last four years on the Hong Kong Education Bureau Primary NET Scheme, running a local school’s literacy programme. Peter is an experienced tutor and specialises in SAT prep, college admissions counselling, university entrance essay prep, and primary literacy and writing. Additionally, he was recruited to create textbook units and various other educational materials for Marshall Cavendish Hong Kong and D Mind Education.
Peter possesses a deep affinity for Chinese culture and language. He is currently preparing to take the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi 4 (汉语水平考试4) in July 2019 and level 5 by years’ end. In addition to SAT prep and American college admissions and relocation counselling, Peter has a wealth of knowledge about the Hong Kong education system.
Jesuit College Preparatory School
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Philosophy with Business and Sociology minors, 2009
The University of Hong Kong
Master of International and Public Affairs, 2016
The University of Hong Kong
Master of Business Administration, 2018