We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion.
Dr. Heyi ZHANG
Dr. Heyi Zhang obtained both her Master and Doctoral degree at University of Cambridge, specialising in psychology studies and education respectively. She used to be a researcher in the Faculty of Education at University of Cambridge, now she works as a Lecturer at the Faculty of Education pf Beijing Normal University. Her paper was once published on “Learning & Instruction” – a top journal in education field. She also translated the book <<Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers: A Curriculum of Respectful, Responsive, Relationship-Based Care and Education>>.
Teaching experience and research interests: Child developmental psychology and early years educational areas, self-regulation learning strategy, early years family education, play and study, learning motivations, emotional understanding and regulation.
Dr. Winnie Sin Wai PUI
Dr. Winnie Sin Wai Pui was born and bred in Macao. She has carried out all sort of teaching and research works in different institutes in Macao. She obtained both Master and Doctoral degree in the University of Cambridge, specialising in merging education and special education curriculum design, the effect of student’s ability of self-regulation towards studying, and qualitative research on education research methodology.
Dr. Pui is an undergraduate supervisor at the University of Cambridge, a visiting professor at the City University of Macau supervising Master degree students, and a visiting professor at the University of Saint Joseph supervising PGDE students. Dr. Pui is also the founder of “Building Joy”, which aims to enhance children’s self-regulation skills, literacy and numeracy learning, and interpersonal skills using LEGO.
In recent years, Dr. Pui devoted to research and developing different curriculums, providing guidance to students on their academic path, as well as training professional teachers. Earlier this year, Dr. Pui accepted the invitation to be the Deputy Director of KnewSTEP Education to provide cultural exchange and learning experience to students and teachers in Guangdong-Hong Kong- Macao Greater Bay Area.
The recent publication of Dr. Pui included the study published in “Support for Learning”, discussing how to use different curriculum designs to enhance students’ ability of self-regulation, so as to assist teachers to respond to different needs of students while fulfilling lesson goals.
Mrs. Daryl Corlito
After gaining a B.A. (Hons) from Birmingham University, she entered the UK Civil Service and spent some years working for the Lord Chancellor’s Department in London. She entered the teaching profession in 1996, gaining her PGCE at Homerton College Cambridge. She has taught at primary schools in Cambridge for over 20 years; working with children from Reception to year 6. She has been a Maths Subject Leader at two primary schools and tutored in Mathematics and English up to GCSE level.
She studied Primary Maths teaching at Master’s level, gaining a MaST post-graduate certificate in 2012. She was also trained to mentor teachers with Cambridge University Faculty of Education and has subsequently trained many teachers on PGCE, Graduate Teacher and NQT courses.
She is an Ambassador for NRICH, which is based at Cambridge University School of Mathematics, and has trained teachers in this for Cambridgeshire Maths Hub. She continues to be interested in the teaching and learning of maths and likes to keep up to date with current pedagogy.
She is currently tutoring children of different ages and abilities in Maths and English. She also supports EAL and ‘New to English’ children who are developing their Reading and Writing skills. She lives in Cambridge, which she loves, and enjoys History, Maths and Reading. Her hobbies are: Cycling, Walking and Travelling.
She is very much looking forward to working with children from HK, Macao and China, it promises to be an exciting and unique experience.
Miss Samantha Ying Suet Wong
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Miss Samantha Wong moved to Cambridge, United Kingdom and completed her International Bachelor Programme in 2015. She was graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Music at the University of Durham. She has been to the World Choir Game in Cincinnati with her school choir team and won the Silver Prize in “Equal Youth Voice” Category. She has also participated in the choir performance organised for the Royal Family. Her final year dissertation was a cross-cultural comparison for diverse cultural speakers on the emotion ratings towards the same music samples.
Samantha is a private piano and flute teacher. She also plays the percussion in various concert bands and orchestra. Samantha is excited to be collaborating with Dr. Winnie Pui to establish a Music group under Building Joy, aiming to make world music accessible to children at a young age, developing children’s whole-person development and foster children to become a global citizen.