Chinese Teaching Assistants (TAs)


TA Team Leader & Associate Principal's Assistant

Kathy (Chen Huiyan)

Hometown: Guangzhou, Guangdong

Year starting at Clifford: 2003

Grade level: Principal’s Assistant & TA Team Leader

Qualifications: Major in English, Bachelor of Arts, and Teaching Certificate of Elementary English.

Past Experiences: Working in Clifford School since graduation

“The most interesting thing in Clifford School is you can see both Chinese and Western styles in all aspects – teaching, daily life…etc.”


Grade 1

Sarah (Su Shilang)

Hometown: Guangzhou, Guangdong

Year starting at Clifford: 2017

Grade level: Grade 1

Qualifications: Degree in English

Past Experiences: Worked as a TA part-time while at college.

"I really enjoy watching the students becoming more and more interested in English and speaking English confidently."

Pumbaa (Wu Min)

Hometown: Changsha, Hunan

Year starting at Clifford: 2014

Grade level: Upper ELS

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts

Past Experiences: Worked at a English school for two years

“Love is very important for the teachers. I like to make friends with students, I respect the students and care about them. My job makes me happy.”

Nancy (Zhang Fan)

Hometown: Xingyang, Henan

Year starting at Clifford: 2017

Grade level: Grade 1

Qualifications: Degree in Tourism & English Translation

Past Experiences: Worked in hotel before coming to Clifford School

I am willing to help others so I will try my best to help the students and the teachers. I am so glad to have the opportunity to work at Clifford, which is a really great place. I love it!"

Karmen (Zeng Jiawen)

Hometown: Guangzhou, Guangdong

Year starting at Clifford: 2016

Grade level: Grade 1

Qualifications: Degree in English Translation

Past Experiences: Internship at International Education School at Guangzhou University. 

I love being with kids. During the time in Clifford School, I have learnt a lot. I studied with the kids and we all grew to be mature. I hope we all can be better in the future!”

Wing (Ma Yangyi)

Hometown: Guangzhou, Guangdong

Year starting at Clifford: 2007

Grade level: Grade 1

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in English

Past Experiences: I have worked at Clifford School since I graduated.

"I really enjoy working at Clifford Bilingual. It gives me a good chance to be more professional and more thoughtful, and I am able to learn from the western teachers and get more experiences in teaching."


Grade 2

Lily (He Yongli)

Hometown: Shunde, Guangdong

Year starting at Clifford: 2018

Grade level: Grade 2

Qualifications: Bachelor Degree in Western Culture & Communication

Past Experiences: Worked 5 years at an insurance company

“I enjoy learning, reading and talking with the students in Clifford School, especially when I see them make progress and say "thank you" to me!  

Tiffany (Song Jingfeng)

Hometown: Jiujiang, Jiangxi

Year starting at Clifford: 2013

Grade level: Grade 2

Qualifications: Degree in English Teaching

Past Experiences: Worked at a Chinese school for two and half years

“It is a great pleasure to be a teacher in Clifford school! I like the students very much! And I think to gain the interest of learning a second language is very important for the students.”

Jenny (Cheng Jieyi)

Hometown: Guangzhou, Guangdong

Year starting at Clifford: 2007

Grade level: Grade 2

Qualifications: Philosophy and Teaching Certificate

Past Experiences: Clifford Secondary School for 10 years

I care about my students. When they progress, I feel happy for them.

Effie (Huang Yunyao)

Hometown: Guangzhou, Guangdong

Year starting at Clifford: 2015

Grade level: Grade 2

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in English

Past Experiences: Worked at a company for a year, now I am at Clifford.

“I believe that interest is the best teacher. I will try my best to help the students cultivate interest in English learning. It is a great pleasure!”

Jill (Luo  Zitong)

Hometown: Guangzhou, Guangdong

Year starting at Clifford: 2014

Grade level: Grade 2

Qualifications: Degree in English

Past Experiences: Worked at Clifford school after I graduated

“I wanted to be a teacher when I was a kid, and I like to work with children a lot. It is my pleasure to see their progress in English learning.”


Grade 3

Zoe (Wu Zijun)

Hometown: Guangzhou, Guangdong

Year starting at Clifford: 2011

Grade level: Grade 3

Qualifications: Degree in English

Past Experiences: Worked at Clifford School since graduation

“I like to work at Clifford School as it has a very nice atmosphere for learning English. the students can try to speak English freely with our TAs. It is a great pleasure to work here!”

Violet (Zhong Jingting)

Hometown:  Qinzhou, Guangxi

Year starting at Clifford: 2008

Grade level: Grade 3

Qualifications: English Teaching

Past Experiences: Worked at a Chinese school in 2007

“I am glad to work at Clifford Bilingual. I have learned a lot from the western teachers and my English skill has improved. I enjoy helping the students in class. It is great to work here.”

Susan (Yang Qingshan)

Hometown: Beihai, Guangxi

Year starting at Clifford: 2010

Grade level: Grade 3

Qualifications: Degree in English Teaching

Past Experiences: Worked at a foreign trade company for one year

“I have learned a lot from different foreign teachers. I am really enjoying staying with the kids and watching them grow up as enthusiastic; positive and confident students.”

Amanda (Xu Ya)

Hometown: Guangzhou, Guangdong

Year starting at Clifford: 2012

Grade Level: Grade 3

Qualifications: Degree in Foreign Trade

Past Experiences: Worked at Guangdong Peizheng College for three years.

“As a teaching assistant, I like the children and I really enjoy my job. I will help the children to learn English. I have gotten along well with the children and their parents in my three-years teaching experience.”

Mindy (Zhou Mingyi)

Hometown: Ji'an, Jianxi

Year starting at Clifford:  2018

Grade level: Grade 3

Qualifications: Degree in English

Past Experiences: Worked in a primary school

“I love children, and I like to be a teacher to stay with children. I hope they can learn the new knowledge happily.”


Grade 4

Cici (Li Zhengsi)

Hometown: Shaoguan,Guangdong

Year starting at Clifford: 2015

Grade level: Grade 4

Qualifications: Degree in Business English

Past Experiences: Worked at an English training company for two years

“I really enjoy assisting the students in their English practice and have fun with them. I feel happy when they make progress.”

Cathy (Tang Lingzhi)

Hometown: Yiyang, Hunan

Year starting at Clifford: 2001

Grade level: Grade 4

Qualifications: Degree in English Teaching

Past Experiences: Over 10 years working at Clifford School

“I love teaching and studying with children. It is very interesting but it is also challenging. For me, children are not only my students, but also my teachers. Working with them, I feel very relaxed and pleasant.”

Hallie (Wang Haixia)

Hometown: Wuhan, Hubei

Year starting at Clifford: 2004

Grade level: Grade 4

Qualifications:  English Teaching Certificate

Past Experiences: After graduating from university, I came here. I have been here a long time!

"Students are active and cute. It is fun to work with them!”

Raina (Zeng Yuxin)

Hometown: Heyuan, Guangdong

Year starting at Clifford: 2018

Grade level: Grade 4

Qualifications: Degree in International Trade & English Certificate

Past Experiences: TA at an International English school for 4 years

I like learning English and I like children, so they made me become an English teacher. Working with a foreign teacher can help me learn more  teaching skills and working with kids can help me learn about different children perspectives."

Lee (Li Zhiyong)

Hometown: Zhanjiang, Guangdong

Year starting at Clifford: 2018

Grade level: Grade 5

Qualifications: Degree in International Trade & English Certificate

Past Experiences: TA at Clifford summer school

It is a great experience for me to work here. I love the environment here and hope I can make great progress for me and the students."

 


Grade 5

Mandy (Liu Lan)

Hometown: Jingzhou, Hubei

Year starting at Clifford: 2017

Grade level: Grade 5

Qualifications:  Degree in English Teaching

Past Experiences: Worked at a English training center for three years.

I really enjoy studying and speaking English with students, and I hope I can see how they have changed."

Evelyn (Wei Xian)

Hometown: Guangzhou, Guangdong

Year starting at Clifford: 2016

Grade level: Grade 5

Qualifications: Degree in English

Past Experiences: Worked at an English school in Ireland as an intern for two months

“During the time I studied at Clifford School, I have met a lot of great teachers who inspired me a lot and I decided to become a teacher here 15 years later. So chase your dream and never give up!”

Jack (Luo Tao)

Hometown: Guangzhou, Guangdong

Year starting at Clifford: 2017

Grade level: Grade 5

Qualifications: Degree in English Teaching

Past Experiences: Worked at Les Clefs d'Or China for 6 year

Spending time with children at campus and witnessing their growth will be a wonderful experience. I'm so lucky for having such a good chance!"

Yelina (Liao Hengping)

Hometown: Chenzhou, Hunan

Year starting at Clifford: 2015

Grade level: Grade 5

Qualifications: Degree in English Teaching

Past Experiences: Worked at New Oriental School in GZ for four years

“I really enjoy working with the kids. Each teaching opportunity has added to my passion for education, and I learn a great deal from the kids as I witness their growth and success.”

Vicky (Chen Tingting)

Hometown: Guangzhou, Guangdong

Year starting at Clifford: 2014

Grade level: Upper ELS

Qualifications: Degree in English Teaching

Past Experiences: Worked at a Chinese school for one year

“I always believe working hard can bring us more opportunities. 'Trying My Best' always cheers me up. I like the students. I like teaching.”


Grade 6

Maggie (Ye Juan)

Hometown: Wuhan, Hubei

Year starting at Clifford: 2015

Grade level: Grade 1

Qualifications: Degree in Agriculture, TEM-8

Past Experiences: Worked at English training schools for 10 years

It is a great pleasure to watch the students grow from very shy to speak English and being confident to have conversations. I really enjoy the work as a TA at Clifford Bilingual."

Eva (Sun Qin)

Hometown: Jingzhou, Hubei

Year starting at Clifford: 2010

Grade level: Grade 6

Qualifications: Degree in English Teaching

Past Experiences: Worked at Clifford School since graduating

“I’m happy to work here. It is amazing to see the students improve their English skills.”

 

Emma (Ma Yuanhua)

Hometown: Shaoguan, Guangdong

Year starting at Clifford: 2015

Grade level: Grade 6

Qualifications: BA Degree in English, Teaching Certification

Past Experiences: Lingnan College for 2 years and Huamei International School for 2 years

“English education was what I learned at college. I consider it as my lifetime career. I love kids. It is amazing to see them grow and learn. I feel happy to see them make progress gradually.”

Timmy (Tan Ting)

Hometown: Hengyang, Hunan

Year starting at Clifford: 2016

Grade level: Grade 6

Qualifications: Degree in English

Past Experiences: Worked at an English training school for one year.

“As we all know, the teacher plays an important role during the teaching process, a good teacher should be patient; be passionate, with strong personality and a powerful will. I am young, but I will try my best to make everything go well.”

David (Yu Dawei)

Hometown: Jilin City, Jilin

Year starting at Clifford: 2005

Grade level: Grade 6

Qualifications: Degree in English Teaching

Past Experiences: I started my teaching career at Clifford school.

“I can always learn something from the students.”


English Language Support (ELS)

Grace (Zheng Jieling)

Hometown: Zhanjiang, Guangdong

Year starting at Clifford: 2014

Grade level: Lower ELS

Qualifications: Degree in English Teaching

Past Experiences: Been working at Clifford since I graduated from university

“I encourage students to voice their opinions and to approach English study in their unique ways, because I believe study is a personalized process.”

Wendy (Sun Wenjuan)

Hometown: Guangzhou, Guangdong

Year starting at Clifford: 2017

Grade level: Lower ELS

Qualifications:  Degree in English Teaching

Past Experiences: Worked at a US company for 6 years

“I love kids, and I am very happy to study with the kids. What's more, I'm shy to speak English, so this is a very good opportunity to help the students to practice spoken English. I like this job, and I will try my best to do well.”

Chantel (Tan Yanxin)

Hometown: Guangzhou, Guangdong

Year starting at Clifford: 2011

Grade level: Upper ELS

Qualifications: Degree in English Teaching, TEM 8, BEC higher

Past Experiences: Tutoring experience in university and Clifford School

“The years at Clifford have allowed me to develop my teaching skills as a professional teacher. Students’ development in their English study and personalities is always a great pleasure for me!”

Sharlene (Wang Shiyu)

Hometown: Zhuzhou, Hunan

Year starting at Clifford: 2007

Grade level: Upper ELS

Qualifications: Majored in English Education

Past Experiences: Worked at Canadian International Education for two years. Currently studying Masters in Education at Guangzhou University.

“It brings great joy to my heart to watching them develop through the years. I am very proud to be part of fostering and encouraging our students’ growth.”