Meet the Teachers

English

Kelly Yang

Kelly Yang

Ms. Kelly Yang, Founder, is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard Law School. Kelly entered college at the age of 13 and Harvard Law School at the age of 17. In 2005, at the age of 20, Kelly became one of the youngest graduates of Harvard Law School. She is the bestselling author of(…)

Paul Smith, Head of Model United Nations (MUN)

Paul Smith, Head of Model United Nations (MUN)

Paul is the head of Model United Nations (MUN) and Admissions at KYP. A world class MUN instructor, Paul was both a high school delegate and university staff member at the National High School Model United Nations (NHSMUN) conference held annually at the United Nations in New York City. As a published writer, Paul enjoys(…)

Alli Malone

Alli Malone

Alli Malone has over 17 years of experience teaching English and writing. She’s taught at many of the primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong, including ESF, developing literary programs as well as training teachers. A graduate of the University of Waterloo, Alli brings passion and excitement into her classroom. Alli enjoys inspiring children to(…)

Greg Forse, Debate

Greg Forse, Debate

Greg Forse is the coach of the Hong Kong National Debating Team. Greg’s love for debate started when he was a secondary student at Island School, when he represented Hong Kong at the World Debating Championships. While on the Hong Kong National Debating Team, Greg spoke in seven debates for Hong Kong and was ranked as 33rd top speaker in the world.

Sarah Dahl

Sarah Dahl

Sarah Dahl, KYP Summer Teacher, is a student at Barnard College of Columbia University. She has extensive knowledge and experience with competitive debating, having debated competitively all throughout high school and coached competitive debating in New York public middle schools. An avid and enthusiastic writer, Sarah is an editor for a popular Columbia news blog.(…)

Bryce Lim

Bryce Lim

Bryce Lim, KYP Summer Teacher, is a junior at the University of Cambridge and prior to that attended Chinese International School where he received a 43 out of 45 on the International Baccalaureate. He has extensive knowledge and experience with competitive debating, having been on the CIS debating team. He is also an expert at(…)

David Abraham

David Abraham

David Abraham, KYP Summer Teacher, is a junior at the University of Chicago, where he is a triple major in Economics, Political Science, and History. At UChicago, he is very active in Model United Nations and has won numerous awards for MUN. He is also a highly experienced debater, having debated nationally and competitively in(…)

Kim Thomson

Kim Thomson

Kim Thomson is a graduate of the University of London where she received her Bachelor’s Degree as well as the University of Cambridge where she received her CELTA. An experienced teacher, Kim is passionate when it comes to teaching writing. Her specialty is teaching Creative Writing. She loves getting kids’ creative juices flowing and watching(…)

Stephen Percy

Stephen Percy

Stephen Percy graduated from University of Melbourne (International Studies) and University of Cambridge, UK. An experienced English teacher, Stephen taught students in Australia prior to joining KYP. At KYP, Stephen teaches Critical Reasoning, Global Thinking, and Creative Writing. He is passionate about current events and literature and enjoys passing on that same enthusiasm to his(…)

KD Grandbois

KD Grandbois

KD graduated from the University of Minnesota. KD is an experienced teacher, particularly in early childhood education and lower primary education, having taught in the United States and in Hong Kong prior to joining KYP. She enjoys inspiring her students to become more creative thinkers, while improving their English. She has done extensive work with(…)

PS Lau

PS Lau

PS is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, where she matriculated in the Writing Seminars, a top-ranked creative writing program, and minored in Classics. Previous to joining KYP, she taught at a non-profit English immersion camp. A passionate and dedicated teacher, PS loves helping her students become better creative and critical writers!

Chinese

Dr. Yang

Dr. Yang

Dr. Yang (and Kelly’s Yang father!) is the Head of Chinese at KYP. He teaches Chinese Critical Reasoning (Putonghua) at the Beginners, Introductory, and Intermediate levels. He is an esteemed medical doctor, scholar, writer, and teacher. Dr. Yang speaks native Chinese (Putonghua) and is a graduate of Tianjin Medical University in Tianjin, China. An avid writer, Dr. Yang has been published in numerous Chinese publications, including medical journals. Prior to joining KYP, Dr. Yang worked at the University of California in its award-winning Biology and Microbiology department. At KYP, he enjoys working with kids and inspiring them in Chinese!