Meet our TEACHERS
Kid Smart School (Tsing Yi)
Hello! My name is Rachel Forrest and I have been teaching in Hong Kong since 2003. I come from Australia and with 14 years of experience, education is an area I value. I try to pass my passion about learning and knowledge onto my students in the classroom by encouraging students to ask questions and independent thought. My personal goal is to make learning enjoyable and to ensure my teaching is creative and interesting. I want students to have the opportunity to interact with me and each other in the classroom and to learn topics that are meaningful and relevant. I have worked in different kindergartens, primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong and I look forward to teaching and meeting your children at Kid Smart School.
My name is Marufa Begum Anne and I have been in Hong Kong for 13 years and hold a Celta degree in teaching. My journey as an educator began in 1991. Since then, I have taught primary, secondary and university students. I have also worked at an IB accredited school.
My career has also taken into the corporate sector, namely a bank and infrastructure giant Siemens. I have a MBA and post graduate degree in Computer Science. My strong academic background and the variety of challenges I have faced in my professional life has made me a mature, sharp and competent person, giving me an insight into the myriad of challenges learners must tackle. Such knowledge has also allowed me to empathize with them.
It is vital I believe for both teachers and students to develop a healthy relationship. Teachers should always be attentive to their pupils. The dedication shown by students, on the other hand, is a clear testament to the success of a proud teacher.
My job as a teacher begins long before I enter the class room. I absolutely love planning each lesson and constantly think of new ways to make the curriculum relevant and exciting. I have made teaching a life-long pursuit because I want to inspire my students to aim higher and really like what they are learning.
Look forward to seeing you all at KidSmart!
Hello! My name is Jacqueline Kane, I’m originally from London, England but have had the privilege of calling Hong Kong my home for over 30 years. Knowing and understanding the importance of education, I followed my passion and have been an English teacher for over 20 years. Having taught through the full spectrum of running my own playgroup, teaching in kindergartens and primary classes to personal tutoring, gives me a truly rich and diverse teaching experience. I believe that children have an innate ability to learn and absorb information, especially when engaged in meaningful, fun, interesting and interactive projects. Nurturing their confidence and skills to help them achieve their fullest potential with guidance and support, I love to watch them develop into happy lifelong learners. It is a pleasure to be working at Kid Smart and as a naturally happy and positive person with strong communication skills I look forward to developing a close relationship with both students and parents alike.