Ken Kwok: My little teaching story…
Once upon a time, when I was still a little boy, I used to sit my teddy bears and Lego men around a table in front of their teacher – me for the days, weeks, years ahead…
Fast-forward to a couple of decades later. (Who would have guessed??) I took up part-time jobs tutoring students from 5 years old to ‘A’-level teenagers at tutorial centres in Hong Kong – whilst I was working hard on completing my full-time counselling psychology training at university.
Upon qualified as a counsellor in 2004, I joined a language centre in Hong Kong pursuing a career in teaching and I trained to become a Cantonese Chinese tutor. I haven’t looked back since.
Here I am, teaching Cantonese – from 2 to 80 years old – for the last 15 years in London in person, and around the world through the internet.
Life is an interesting journey, eh?
What I use in my teaching…
I am a strong believer of amalgamating knowledge from different disciplines into my work.
My teaching is grounded mainly in humanistic counselling psychology, educational psychology and cognitive psychology. Other disciplines, including social theories, Foucauldian theory and Jungian Analytic psychology add substances to my practice.
I regard being reflective as very important in my teaching practice.
This PDF file gives you some ideas about my class, teaching styles and myself in a nut shell.
Don’t forget to look at samples of the Textbooks!