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.
Hi! My name is Matthew, and I grew up on the Northern Beaches in Sydney, New South Wales. I graduated from Macquarie University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is currently studying for my second degree in primary education. Prior to joining Kidsmart, I obtained my TEFL certificate in 2014 and have been teaching young learners of various ages and levels for over three years. As a teacher, I believe students learn the most when they are enjoying what they learn. Therefore, it is important that as teachers, we create a classroom environment that is both stimulating and encourage hands-on learning for all ages. I think that all children are capable of developing skills, both critically and socially, when they feel comfortable expressing their own opinions and thoughts. More importantly, I believe the importance of developing a mutual learning environment is a key component in making education both fun and relevant to all students. It also allows me to be flexible in my teaching approach to individual learning needs are addressed. For me, this is the most amazing in the teaching profession; To be able to see children been passionate in what they learn, becoming independent and socially responsible individuals. In my free time, I help coach, both young learners, and adults, in public speaking and is also an avid marathon runner! I am excited about the prospect of working at Kidsmart and I look forward to meeting you soon!
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.