Our passionate and hands-on educators have a wealth of early years teaching experience. They have a combined experiences of 35 years teaching young children, and 80% of them have Master's degree. All teachers are from mainland China, and we cultivate the language and culture pairing following the mainland China's tradition.
Xia Lao Shi - Playgroup Specialist
- National Putonghua Proficiency - Level 1 A (國家普通話一級證書)
- Primary school & Preschool teachers for 10 years (Hong Kong)
I started teaching in 2001 and it has been a privilege to work alongside some great educators. I learned a great deal from them, and I really enjoyed learning through various creative teaching projects to teach children singing, arts and story telling. Throughout my teaching career, I found the most important way to bond with children is to be caring and sensitive to their needs. When we are kind and loving to our children, they open their hearts to us and we will enjoy our learning journey together.
I strongly believe in the benefits of learning through play, and in the importance of helping our children to experience joy and satisfaction in learning. I look forward to working with our parents to teach our children how to persevere and face difficulties in life, to cultivate our children's curiosity, to help them have an amazing childhood and discover their passion and happiness in life.
Shi Lao Shi - Preschool & STEAM Specialist
- Master of Arts in Social Policy at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
- National Putonghua Proficiency - Level 2 A (國家普通話二級證書)
Being a teacher was not my original plan. I graduated with an Accounting Degree from university and post graduate degree in Social Policy from Chinese University of Hong Kong. I fell in love with teaching after teaching during my summer breaks while in university.
After a few years of teaching, I am becoming more and more passionate about education and children. I take great pride and pleasure when I see my students make progress in their learning journey. I am also delighted to see the smiles on our parents' faces when they see their children taking a small step in this magical world. I love designing creative props for our story telling section, game boards for our children to get excited about, and making sensory play tools for the little ones. I am honored that I am part of your child's early learning development and excited about our learning journey together.
Zhu Lao Shi - Playgroup Specialist
- Master of Arts in Chinese Literature, language & Culture at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU
- National Putonghua Proficiency - Level 2B (國家普通話二級證書)
A teacher is one who can propagate the doctrine, impart professional knowledge and resolve doubts. When I was a child, I always thought it would be very meaningful to be a teacher. I pursued my childhood dream and now I love teaching every day.
I believe today's globalization involves a mix of cultures, and teachers have the responsibility to promote cultural exchange, and teach our children about our world, our different countries and cultures.
I enjoy playing and learning with children, and I think that our fun and interactive teaching approach is an effective means of cultural dissemination. I always feel happy when children are able to talk to me in Mandarin, especially when they make progress. I am super proud of them.
Miao Lao Shi - Preschool & Chinese Art Specialist
- Master of Arts in Contemporary Studio Art in Education at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
I majored in Arts, and through my NGO teaching tour, I realized that my true passion is in education. I enjoy spending time with children. Passing my passion onto children and watching their curiosity catching fire is such a delight. Personally, my degree and my working experiences in art galleries have made me realize how important it is to cultivate children’s creative thinking. I believe each and every child has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world.
I want to help children to develop their potential and assist them in discovering who they are, so they can express their own opinions and nurture their own ideas. I love designing our art curriculum that captures our children's interests and I love making their learning relevant to their daily lives.
Cui Lao Shi - Preschool & STEAM Specialist
- Master of Arts in Linguistics and Translation at City University of Hong Kong
- 2-year Psycholinguistic Research at CityU Language and Cognition Laboratory
- National Putonghua Proficiency Level 2A
Born and raised in China, I moved to Hong Kong in 2014 to pursue my master degree, specialized in language acquisition and translation. Before that, I was an English teacher for kids and adults, where I established my education spirit and first-hand working impression.
Before I joined in Mulberry House, I worked as researcher at CityU Language and Cognition Lab. The 2-year academic work enriched my understanding of language acquisition and equipped myself with specific, theoretical and evidence-based pedagogy. Working with highly reputed cognitive psychologist and linguists, I was engaged in research in Chinese reading, bilingual acquisition and audio-visual learning, which aligned my focus towards the developmental and educational milestones of children from 6 months to 6 years old.
As a kid lover, I sincerely hope those little angels grow up with happiness and love. And I believe the creative and playful activities at Mulberry House will foster their curiosity, awaken potentials and help them become confident multi-lingual communicators.
Chen Lao Shi - Preschool & Chinese Art Specialist
- National Taipei University of Education
- Bachelor of Primary Education
- National Putonghua Proficiency-2A
- 4 Years Teaching Experience in Primary School
When we grow up all the way, the first people we met is our family then might be teachers. It is obviously known that a teacher is so important in our life. I met many caring and loving teachers in my childhood and I still remember them in mind. Therefore being a teacher becomes my dream.
As a teacher is not only a career but a vocation with much love. Teachers have to give a lot of love and care. When teachers transfer the knowledge and explore the life, at the same time, emphasis on character and personality development is also the priority. Learning never ends, and character development is highly potential. I hope as a leading role to keep company with the children to learn together, enrich their world and also nurture good character. Having courage to express themselves, learning happily, growing strong and face the challenges in the future optimistically.
He Lao Shi - Preschool Specialist
- Certificate of Early Years Putonghua Teaching - The Chinese University of Hong Kong 香港中文大學專業進修學院幼兒普通話教學法證書
- Japanese Language and Literacture - Nanjing Jinling Foreign Language College 南京金陵外語專科學校日文系
- National Putonghua Proficiency - Level 2 A (國家普通話二級證書)
- Preschool teacher for 7 years (China & Hong Kong)
I love children and thoroughly enjoyed teaching at Tutor Time, WYA, and the Po Leung Kuk kindergarten over the past 7 years. It was a privilege to teach over a thousand students, and I miss those students every day. I joined Mulberry House because the school inspired me to keep innovating and creating new methods to teach young children. Children wants to learn and I want them to also enjoy the learning process, seeing their progress and enjoying themselves while learning in Mandarin has been a really rewarding experience.
Te Lao Shi - School Manager
- Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) - Jinan University, China
- National Putonghua Proficiency- Level 2A
I was born and raised up by education professionals. My parents influenced me deeply with their passion and dedication for teaching. They are my role models on how to empower children along their holistic development journey. Following their footprints, I started teaching young children as a volunteer since Grade 12. After university graduation, I started teaching Mandarin, from part-time to full-time basis, humbling serving the community led by my calling.
In 2009, I received full scholarship from Jinan University Confucius Institute for postgraduate education in Mandarin education as a foreign language. I was heavily involved in various of projects promoting Chinese tradition and culture. I relocated to Hong Kong after marriage and dedicated my service in early years education in playgroups. At this stage, as a young mom, I have got more perspectives on nursery and early childhood education.
A 15-year teaching and administration working experience teaches me that education is not only about transferring knowledge, but more importantly, the process of raising the children with ethics, merits, humanity and love for life. I am passionate about education in all ways, and I hope my dedication can help your child grow happily.
Wong Lao Shi - School Curriculum Director
-National Putonghua Proficiency Test – Class 1A
- Preschool experiences for over 10 years (Beijing and Hong Kong)
- Professional training for broadcasting, hosting and singing in Beijing National Radio
- Qualified lecturer at International Mandarin Chinese Institute of Beijing
I come from a family of teachers. My passion in teaching hasn’t reached its limits, but on contrary my passion for teaching continues to grow day by day. From Beijing to Hong Kong, from teaching kids to adults, I have escalated all the steps from a junior teacher to a director role which I’m embracing fully now. I continue to feel like I’m learning every day through my students who truly inspire me. Observing my students and colleagues succeeding is
my greatest satisfaction in this job, and I feel very appreciative that my teaching method is being recognized from parents and loved by kids.
Teaching and learning are closely related, and their success resides in the students. In order to create the most suitable learning methodology in a very enjoyable atmosphere for my students, I always try to open up their horizon through diverse learning topics which helps to build their confidence in learning a new language. It is critical in my
view to develop their learning through every day life experiences and situations that they may encounter later on after the class. Also to cultivate a good learning habit, I want to make the class the most entertaining. And if I get a smile from those kids at the end of the class, then I take this as a bonus for myself. Teachers are playing a critical role in children’s education, whether it’s during the class or outside as they must provide a good direction. They are somehow the best “assistants” the parents can count on outside of the family
house. And we hope to join forces in the best possible way to make them happy kids with good educational background!