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Meet Our English Tutors

Hertford Academy has an outstanding team of tutors in English, all graduates from top universities in the United Kingdom. We offer specialized academic tutoring for IB English (Lang & Lit, Literature, and Language B), GCE A-level, IGCSE and SAT. We also provide training for IELTS, for professionals and aspiring university students. Visit each tutor's page to learn more, or Contact Us

Dr Alex Beard

Senior Tutor in English and History

Alex is our Senior English Tutor at Hertford. He graduated from Oxford University at the top of his year group, and stayed in Oxford to become a Lecturer and then Research Fellow in Modern Languages. He teaches a range of age groups for Hertford, but specializes in IB English and IB English literature, as well as History at all levels.

Hong Kong IB English Tutor  | Alexander


English Tutor

Cheryl graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Politics and East Asian Studies, and has taught her native languages (English and Chinese) in a wide range of contexts, including at Harvard and for well-known language software provider Rosetta Stone. She is an accomplished writer with extensive experience at teaching SAT and US application essays.

IB English Tutor | SAT Tutor | Cheryl


English Tutor

Kaitlyn graduated with a degree in Psychology from York University in the UK, where she completed a final-year research paper on students' recognition of Chinese characters. A native speaker of both English and Mandarin, she is also an experienced language learner, who has taught herself Japanese to an advanced level. 

IGCSE English Tutor | IELTS Tutor | Kaitlyn


Tutor in English, French and Latin

Liliana graduated from Oxford University with a First-class degree in Latin and French, and went on to complete a doctorate in English literature. She has taught literature at several universities in Europe and China, and speaks 5 languages. But if there is one thing she loves even more than her languages, it's teaching the IB Diploma.

IB English Tutor | SAT Tutor | Liliana
English Anchor


Director and English Tutor

A graduate in Law from The University of Kent, Simon has taught English in Hong Kong for seven years, at several schools and high-profile tuition centres, and is experienced across a wide range of English language programmes. At Hertford he specializes in IGCSE and IB English and runs Hertford's IELTS programme. He is probably our most popular tutor.

IELTS Tutor | IB Engish Tutor | Simon
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