English SSAT Tutors

Jon (English/ SAT)

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Bachelor of Arts, English, University College London

10 years of tutoring experience 

Jon graduated in English Studies from University College London and furthered his education with the Cambridge teaching qualification CELTA. He has divided his working life in Hong Kong between journalism, as a writer and editor, and tutoring, helping school students navigate curriculums of English for IB, IGCSE, SAT, SSAT and DSE. He has around 10 years of experience tutoring English and Literature subjects. 


He was a writer for renowned media and publishers such as the Krisflyer in-flight magazine, The Peak magazine and The Standard. Aside from exam prep, he focuses on helping students achieve clarity of thought in the study of Language and Literature, with a strong focus on practical guidance on producing well-written assignments.  

Bob (English)

BSc University of Southern California 

Milton Abbey School Alumni

Top scorer in GCE A-level English and Literature 

3 years tutoring experience in IB/ IGCSE English

Bob is a full-time English tutor who specializes in English writing, project essays, long English presentation, SAT. 

He has tutored many DBS students with improving their writing skills, grammar, and use of vocabulary. He focuses on students' command of the English language, literature and IB/ IGCSE exam skills. 

Aside from regular teaching and tutoring, Bob has been writing business plans for corporations and movie scripts. 

Bob believes that writing is important in life. A good command of the English language is indispensable in getting students ahead. 

Based in Hong Kong since 1995, Bob's past students hail from the best schools in Hong Kong such as Diocesan Girls' and Boys' School and St Paul's Co-Educational among many others. 

Bob has also established a solid track record in helping students with selection of US and UK universities and their applications. 


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3 years of IB/ IGCSE experience 


Jenyn has been an English and English Literature tutor for ten years. She is now doing her Ph.D degree in English Literary Studies and her thesis is about C. S. Lewis and modernism. She studied at 
Harvard Summer School (2012) and Pemproke-King’s-Program at University of Cambridge (2011), achieving A grades in all subjects.


She has taught students from both local and international schools in English and English Literature for GCSE, DSE and IELTS. Her tailor-made classes are easy to follow and the result is quick to see. Many students

have overcome their fear for literature and English writing by learning her special approach.


Jenny is also a music fanatic. She has reached grade 8 for piano and vocal. She plays some cello too. She had won international prices with The Hong Kong Children’s Choir as a soloist, and is currently a member
of The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Chorus. She loves to tap into every student’s special potential by being their best study pal.


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JOHN TAIT: B.A. UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE (which was then part of Durham University)

                     PGCE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON


                     IGCSE (FIRST AND SECOND LANGUAGE); IB


John has worked in Hong Kong for many years in both Yew Chung International School (Kowloon Tong) and in the Island School, ESF

( Mid Levels)


Throughout his time in the Far East, apart from Humanities, he has taught English at Yew Chung Secondary day school (IGCSE/IB) and

in the Community College ( Saturday morning classes preparing for DSE/IELTS) and he has also worked for ESF Educational Services (evening/Saturday classes) and for HKU Space (adult program).

He will continue teaching part-time in HKU Space and in their Community College in the coming academic year.


One of his hobbies is music and, for many years, he played piano (freelance) in various venues in Hong Kong, including Pacific Place, Times Square, the Island Shangri-La hotel and the Hong Kong Club.

he now focuses on his real passion - teaching, which he has always felt is the best job in the world! 

L. Lee (English/ Humanities/ Law)

J.D. Hastings School of Law, University of California (Berkeley)

3 years of IB tutoring experience 

Based in Hong Kong since 1997, L. Lee has taught/tutored at the university and secondary level for almost two decades. With his profound knowledge of the IB and AP systems, he has tutored many students from the likes of Hong Kong International School and ISF Academy and improved their performance dramatically. He had also successfully helped students entering Princeton University, University of Southern California and many other renowned universities in the United States.

A graduate of University of California at Berkeley in Social Sciences and Hastings School of Law (J.D.), he practiced law for almost two decades. He also served in the San Francisco City and County government as a Civil Service Commissioner and Judicial Arbitrator.



MA in Business & Economic Reporting (partially funded by NYU’s tuition scholarship) This is a joint degree of MBA at Stern School of Business and intensive writing class.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: BA (Hons) Language & Communications majoring in Mandarin and English.

Ying Wa Girls’ School: A-level with two distinctions in Government and Public Affairs and History; Two credits in Chinese and English

An award-winning financial journalist at the world's renowned media outlets in Hong Kong and New York. Kandy can help with all kinds of writings - self-pitching personal statements for university applications, journalistic skills and essays for exams. 

Kandy obtained a master's  at New York University in the United States, majoring in journalism and MBA Studies. 

Deborah (English/ Humanities)

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10 years experience teaching English as a Foreign Language in Hong Kong.


BA (Hons) in English Literature and History of Art, York University, UK.


CELTA, Cambridge Certified.


Deborah specialises in teaching English and Literature at Hudson.  Prior to joining Hudson Academy, she was an English teacher at Kiangsu-Chekiang School, teaching the English curriculum.  She has also helped many foreign students when at York University with editing their Honours and Masters academic writing, which subsequently lead her to her career in teaching foreign students.  She has also tutored locally for SSAT and SAT examinations.


In addition to this, Deborah has a passion for English Literature and passing on her love of evaluating literature writing, both classic and modern and improving students’ academic writing skills in this field.  Deborah is originally from Cheltenham, which has two of the top leading boarding schools in the UK.




Linda (English/ Literature/ SAT/ Humanities)  

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MBA, Thunderbird , School of Global Management, Glendale, Arizona, USA  


BA (Art History), University of Virginia  


7 years of IB English experience    


With more than 14 years of experience teaching English and English Literature all over Japan, USA and Hong Kong, Linda has a stellar record in teaching. Linda has helped students from many renowned local international schools such as AISHK, CIS, CDNIS, FIS, GSIS, HKIS, Li Po Chun 

UWC and many others. She also has students from top local schools like Diocesan Girls’ & Boys’ Schools, La Salle, Maryknoll, St Paul’s Co-Ed and many others.   

Based in Hong Kong since 2005, Linda has taught/tutored at the university and secondary level for almost two decades. With her profound knowledge of the IB and AP systems, she was also an award winner of CELTA Award from the University of Cambridge in 2005


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Fabian (English)

Phd Sociology, University of Hong Kong (Enrolling)

MSc Medical Anthropology, University of Oxford

B.A. Sociology, University of Canterbury

Fin graduated from Oxford University in 2013 and is currently a PhD student in social science at HKU. He is an accredited Cambridge English Language (CELTA) instructor and has previously taught at renowned Swiss international schools such as the Lyceum Alpinum in Zuoz and the International Summer Camp in Crans Montana .


He specialises in essay composition, critical thinking skills and IB subject groups 1 (Studies in language and literature), 2 (German and English) and 3 (Individuals and societies).


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MSc (Global History), London School of Economics and Political Sciences 


JD, City University of Hong Kong


Michael is an experienced tutor also in the English and History area. With a thorough understanding of the Canadian English curriculum, his teaching skillset is readily applicable to teaching for the IB/MYP, A-Level and I/GCSE curricula. His specialty is academic writing and he was consistently ranked among top of his graduating class. He is passionate about teaching and strives to improve student's usage in English. He Is the award winner of “International Mobility Award” in 2010 for his teaching of English in Vietnam and India. Michael has demonstrated his high potential in academic standing and teaching throughout the years. Prior to joining Hudson, he had interned at a number of highly regarded law firms such as Oldham, Li & Nie. 

Daniel (English/ Humanities)

City, State

M.A. Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Sciences

B.A. East Asian Studies, Brandeis University

2 years of IB English experience

Daniel is an English instructor who specializes in English writing, SAT and SSAT. At Hudson Academy he has helped many students from leading schools such as ISF Academy, Victoria Shanghai Academy and German Swiss International School with improving their writing and vocabulary dramatically, often in a short time. In every class he conveys passion in the assessment of current affairs and literature and leads his students to develop thought-provoking analyses based on a list of carefully selected classic and contemporary works. 

John W.

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University of Toronto

Special Needs Teacher 

3 years of international school teaching experience 

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