Subjects & Staff Profiles

As a general note about all our tutors, we only employ those whose attitude to teaching and ability to teach impress us upon interview. They are our sole asset, and we depend on their quality to generate future teaching opportunities through recommendations from happy students and their mums and dads. AMG appreciates any feedback that you can give about our staff as it is a vital source of information for continuing staff evaluation and training.

I hope that all lessons at AMG are both useful and enjoyable, and I encourage all staff to liaise with parents as major stake-holders in their children’s education. Should you need any further details about our tutors, please don’t hesitate to contact me, Liz Gower, on 2526-4097, or at gower@amghk.com.hk

 

 

SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

  • Ged Wood

    Senior Tutor of Biology and General Science FT

    Ged has been working at AMG since 1999. He teaches general Science to 13+ level, Chemistry to IGCSE/GCSE level, and Biology to A2 and IB Diploma level. He has a BSc Hons degree in Physiology and a PhD in neurophysiology. He has a solid reputation for good teaching and a tremendous breadth of knowledge. He has a following in HK, as his students gain excellent results. He is a ‘tough’ tutor but has a quiet sense of humour that goes down well with his students. Please bear in mind that Ged prefers to talk to Hong Kong parents in Cantonese, as he has spent many years learning the language in order to communicate.

  • David Lam

    Tutor of Mathematics and IT FT

    David joined us full-time from August 1st 2014. He comes to AMG with a mass of relevant qualifications and experience: He holds a BSC (Hons) in Mathematics and an MSc Information Technology – both from the HK Polytechnic University. He has also held a PGDE since 2010 which he gained at the University of HK. He has been teaching since 1993 at a variety of schools in HK including Sear Rogers International and Caritas Chai Wan, and has taught Physics, Mathematics and Computer Studies throughout the secondary system. He has been a tutor and tutor trainer for the Math Olympiad School from 2007 and his students have gone on to take an impressive array of medals in this internationally recognized test of Maths skills. As you will gather from the above, David is not a fresh graduate, and we hope his maturity and experience will be appreciated by our students. His English is acceptable for Mathematical purposes, but he also speaks Cantonese and Mandarin, so it will be easy for all our parents to communicate with him. David is a quiet, dedicated teacher.

  • Jeff Au

    Tutor of Physics and Mathematics PT

    Jeff has a Bachelor Degree in Physics (with Mathematics) from HKUST. At HKAL he gained an A in applied Mathematics. He has been tutoring with AMG since October 2007, and is a popular tutor. Sadly, his times with AMG are limited.

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ENGLISH AND THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE

  • Deb Debes

    Senior Tutor of History and English PT

    Deb has been working with AMG since July 2001, and is an excellent tutor of both English and History. She graduated from Trinity Hall, Cambridge University in 1997 with a BA Honours degree in History, and was admitted as a Master of Arts in 2001. She then gained qualifications as a TEFL teacher. In 2007, Debs completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Education (English) at the University of Hong Kong, gaining the True Light Middle School of Hong Kong prize in Education for best overall results in theoretical and practical aspects of her course. As well as teaching, Debs writes English teaching materials for many publishing houses including support materials for the HKDSE.

  • Steven Wright

    Senior Tutor of English PT

    Steven has been working with us since December 2006, and has developed a special following because of his lively and interactive lessons and attention to detail. He graduated with a first Class degree in English Literature and Language from the University of East Anglia, School of English and American Studies. He is a prolific reader and has an eclectic set of interests, so his teaching is well-received by many students. He takes a firm, no-nonsense approach with his students, but his sense of humour ensures the lessons are nevertheless enjoyable. With more than ten years of experience with AMG, Steve is fully able to assist with IGCSE, A Level, and IB preparation.

  • John Quinn

    Senior Tutor of English FT

    John has been teaching with us since October 2001, helping students meet their goals in English language and literature. He gained a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from the University of Liverpool, holds the RSA Certificate in English Language Teaching, and worked after graduation in the Japanese Education system before making his home in Hong Kong. His particular strengths lie in helping students develop their written expression and building their vocabulary through careful text analysis and comprehension exercises. He prepares students towards the IGCSE, IB and GCSE AS and A2 examinations. He also helps structure well-formed essays with clear logical links and supports. He is able to help with the types of text analysis used in the SAT, SSAT, and LNAT tests, and he works with students aiming for the IELTS. For younger students, John is completely familiar with the testing structures used by the UK independent secondary schools, and has successfully helped students enter Winchester College, Tonbridge, Eton, Harrow, Wycombe Abbey, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Benenden, and many other top schools. John also offers guidance towards the interviews for these schools.

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ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS STUDIES

  • Florence Gan

    Tutor of Economics PT

    Florence has a Masters of Economics from the La Trobe University (Australia). She has worked at the Hong Kong Baptist University where she was an instructor in the Department of Economics. Prior to working at the HKBU, Florence taught Economics for the Warwick University Higher Education Foundation. In total, she has more than 17 years of working and teaching experience at Advanced levels. Here at AMG, she has taught students whose courses prepare them towards the GCSE, IGCSE, AS and A2 qualifications in Economics, as well as for the IB diploma in Economics.
    She is a popular teacher whose timetable fills rapidly at holiday times, as students returning from the UK schools oftentimes request her. Usually demand outstrips the number of hours that Florence is able to give to AMG. She is a fluent speaker of both English and Cantonese, but teaches solely in English (unless the student requests a break in that language).

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HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY

  • Deb Debes

    Senior Tutor of History and English PT

    Deb has been working with AMG since July 2001, and is an excellent tutor of both English and History. She graduated from Trinity Hall, Cambridge University in 1997 with a BA Honours degree in History, and was admitted as a Master of Arts in 2001. She then gained qualifications as a TEFL teacher. In 2007, Debs completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Education (English) at the University of Hong Kong, gaining the True Light Middle School of Hong Kong prize in Education for best overall results in theoretical and practical aspects of her course. As well as teaching, Debs writes English teaching materials for many publishing houses including support materials for the HKDSE.

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MODERN LANGUAGES

  • Hannes Dittrich

    Tutor of German PT

    Hannes has been working with AMG on a part-time basis since July 2008, and has a large following of students who attend his lessons during the holiday periods in particular. His personal weekly teaching schedule is usually rather fully-booked since he is a renowned personal tutor, and he teaching times are scarce and valuable.
    He is a native speaker of German, hailing from Heidelberg in Germany and has taught for Berlitz Language Centers in Hong Kong. He teaches towards the GCSE, IGCSE and IB programmes here in HK, and also helps our UK-based students prepare towards their AS and A2 examinations.
    His students find him to be approachable, confidence-inspiring and professional, and his teaching gains good results. I have been trying to persuade him to join us full-time since he joined us.

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