Teaching with Dipont
Beijing National Day School
Nick Nightingale, English
Over the past 25years in Asia, my life and work have taken me from Mumbai to Melbourne.
Changchun High School
John Humphries, Centre Principal
The role of a Centre Principal is to make sure that the teachers have what they need to teach, that students have what they need to learn and to create a collegial atmosphere conducive to teaching and learning.
Changzhou Foreign Languages School
One of the positive things about our program is the focus on promoting critical thinking skills. As the year has progressed I have seen students go from passive listeners to active leaders in classroom discussions.
Chengdu Foreign Languages School
Andy Sanchez Bautista
Working with young people is such a rewarding job for me. In CFLS I have an opportunity to inspire my students as they face the academic challenges, strengthening their core values and developing a good attitude to help them to get ready to face the uncertain circumstances that lie ahead of them.
Chengdu Shishi High School
Ryan Strugnell, Teacher of Maths and Physics
I was a Civil Engineer in my previous career in New Zealand, but in terms of personal passion, I really enjoy interacting and "journeying’ with youth.
Dalian No.24 High School
Gavin Wheatley, Economics
After graduating I worked for a short time in the hospitality industry before I decided on a career in education.
Hangzhou Foreign Languages School
I taught Mathematics to secondary school students in the United Kingdom in both selective schools and leading independent schools for many years where I was also heavily involved in co curricular activities particularly sport and outdoor pursuits.
Hangzhou No 14 Secondary School
Thomas Merchant, Mathematics
My ultimate goal is to help students become first-rate people, capable of making important and long-lasting contributions to their society and the world.
High School Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University
My role here is two-fold. My first role is teaching English, primarily English language acquisition but some literature as well. Keeping students engaged is paramount so I try to make learning as interesting and fun as possible. My second role here is to prepare students for university in the West. The cultures are significantly different and it's important that they understand as much as possible about the differences in order to minimize the transition and increase their chance of success.
Nanjing Foreign Languages School
I enjoy the competitive nature of the IB programme. The interactions with the students and my colleagues are very rewarding so I kind of look at it as a benefit.
Nanjing Jinling High School
I have an extended role of motivating, mentoring and challenging students to exercise their academic prowess in a way that makes them independent learners, who take responsibility for their learning process.
Ningbo Foreign Language School
My greatest joy as an educator is to see how different global educational practices come into play in shaping the world in terms of technology advancement and fusion of different cultures.
Ningbo Xiaoshi High School
Jenna Farmer, English Teacher
I completed my teacher training in English in 2008 and then spent the next four years working as a Secondary School English Teacher in the United Kingdom.
Ningbo Zhenhai High School
Eldred Apanya, Physics teacher
Before joining Zhenhai High School of Ningbo, I have had many years of Physics teaching experience in the United Kingdom. I will be in my fifth year at Zhenhai High School of Ningbo from September 2016; the students in Zhenhai High are unparalleled in their respect, dedication and sweetness. Teaching here is a dream.
RDFZ AP Xishan
Kevin Kelly (English)
Prior to moving to China, I taught high school English for several years in the Philadelphia public school system. Teaching in Beijing, as I do now, is a much different experience, and for the most part more enjoyable. The main difference is the students, and the energy with which they approach their studies every day.
Shenzhen Foreign Language School
After graduating from university I taught in Spain and the U.S.A for several years before coming to China. I worked at Dipont centers in Xi’an and Chengdu before finally settling in Shenzhen.
Suzhou Experimental High School
Mark Brown, Teacher of English Literature
I spent two years teaching English in Korea before returning to UBC to complete studies in Education.
The High School Affiliated to Renmin University
After graduating from The University of Nottingham with a mathematical physics degree and completing a PGCE in mathematics education, I took up my first teaching position in the UK. Two years later, I moved abroad to teach.
Tianjin Foreign Language School
Dr. Wayne D. Riley
I entered college as a mathematic s major and then in my second year I switched to chemistry while continuing a minor in math. It was a newly developed interest in nutrition that led me to chemistry. I obtained a master’s degree in chemistry and I was fortunate to work with Exxon Chemicals, followed by jobs with the Dutch-Akzo-Nobel and then the German-Degussa Chem
Wuxi Jiangsu Tianyi High School
Thomas Donnelly,Chemistry and Environmental Science
During my 30-year career as a public school teacher, I taught different levels of biology, oceanography, ecology, chemistry, physics, general science and mathematics at the middle school and high school level.
Wuxi No. 1 High School
Before joining Wuxi No. 1 High School I had over seven years of mathematics teaching experience. I Taught Mathematics at different levels, that is both IB HL and SL and A level Mathematics. Having graduated with a Masters degree in Applied Mathematics, I taught at Harvard International Education Group in Shanghai and Shanghai Expert Tutors for one year.
Xi'an Gaoxin No. 1 High School
Teaching is my fifth career (the military, the law, accounting and IT). So discipline, evidence, logic, and structure are deeply embedded into my teaching practice.
Zhangjiagang IVY Experimental School
I was born in London, England and following my graduation from university with a degree in Economics and travelling around the world for a few years I decided to come to live in China. Before I joined this centre I had been working in China for 3 years in the Shanghai area. I moved over to China originally in 2012 to begin teaching English in Zhangjiagang, left for a few years to work in other schools in China and then came back!