Our Team

Inspire and empower students

Julianna

Director

University of Cambridge
Badminton School

Graduated from the University of Cambridge with a MA in Mathematics, Julianna has completed Stanford University’s course on Maths Teaching. With years of experience in teaching and admissions consulting, Julianna has helped numerous students gain admission to top boarding schools and universities. Having been through different education systems herself, she is uniquely positioned to understand the needs of her students. Julianna has also been interviewed by various publications for her experience in consulting and teaching.

Ollie

University of Oxford
Eton College

Educated at Eton College, Ollie obtained a first-class degree in Ancient and Modern History from the University of Oxford, where he studied for a postgraduate degree in Creative Writing, meaning that he is in the very rare position of having been accepted to study in three different Oxford departments (Classics, History and Continuing Education). With experience tutoring Common Entrance, school interviews and Oxbridge applications, Ollie knows how to get the most out of his pupils, tailoring his approach for each individual.

Teresa

Yale University
Phillips Academy Andover

Teresa is a native of Beijing, China. She went to Phillips Academy Andover as a one-year senior and graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in History. While at Yale, she studied in France and Japan on exchange programs and lived in Korea briefly in between jobs. Teresa currently works and resides in Hong Kong, and is a feature writer at Ampla.

Patrick

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Phillips Academy Andover

Patrick graduated from MIT with a Bachelor in Biology. He went on the Cambridge-MIT Institute Exchange program while at MIT and completed a J.D. course at Boston University School of Law, followed by a LLM. at UCL. Patrick has worked as a lawyer for a few years before becoming an education consultant six years ago, providing counseling on US university and boarding school admissions.

Jo Jo

University of Oxford
Badminton School

With a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford, Jo Jo has since completed her Master of Laws in International Legal Practice and is qualifying as a certified public accountant and barrister in Hong Kong. Jo Jo’s rich knowledge in the legal and finance sectors enables her to enthuse students with her real-world experience. Jo Jo also teaches debating and critical thinking, and runs public speaking courses using VR technology.

Charly

University of Cambridge Oundle School

Charly received her B.A. in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Cambridge, specialising in Chinese Studies. As a professional translator, Charly has particular experience of tutoring English as a second language, both on a one-to-one basis and group basis from ages 4 to 40+. She is skilled in providing personal statement writing guidance, as well as Common Entrance and independent school entrance exam preparation for English, History and Humanities papers.

Godfrey

University of Warwick
Rugby School

Godfrey graduated from the University of Warwick with a Masters degree in Engineering and Business. Prior to that, he studied at top boarding school, Rugby School, in the UK. With vast experience tutoring students boarding school admissions exams, GCSE and A-Levels, Godfrey can also teach a wide range of subjects, from Maths and  Sciences, to English and Geography.

Janet

University of Cambridge
Wycombe Abbey

Janet enjoys teaching humanities subjects as well as Business Studies, Economics, English and Maths. Educated in both Hong Kong and England, she has helped students of all ages with interview and entrance exam preparation, university admissions in addition to IGCSE, A-Level and IB exams. Janet studied Land Economy at the University of Cambridge and her extensive work experience from the education, property and financial sector enables her to work with students of all ages in an engaging manner.

Michael

University of Cambridge
Peking University

Michael received his B.A. in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Cambridge, specialising in Chinese Studies. Having spent his years abroad studying at Peking University and working as an education consultant in China, Michael is experienced in providing professional advice to Chinese families on overseas education. Based in London, Michael can accompany families on school visits and interviews in the UK.

Thomas

University of Oxford
Winchester College

While Thomas was at Winchester College, he was a Goddard Scholar, as well as the Head of House at Morsheads. He then went on to the University of Oxford to study Classics. On top of being a tutor of classical languages, literature and history, Thomas is able to advice students on various aspects of boarding school life and admissions procedures, such as the interviews and assessments.

Kitty

Imperial College
Badminton School

Educated at Badminton School, Kitty obtained a First Class Honours degree in Biomedical Engineering, followed by a MSc degree specialising in Medical Physics, both from Imperial College. Kitty has experience teaching students subjects such as Maths, Sciences, as well as educating young children Programming. As the former Departmental Representative of her degree, she also understands university admissions and is well placed to assist with school and university applications. 

Alex

University of Oxford
Abingdon School

Educated at Abingdon School, Alex graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA and MSci in Natural Sciences, specialising in Experimental and Theoretical Physics. Alex is currently in his third year of a PhD at the University of Oxford, in the Optical Quantum Technologies group of Professor Brian Smith. Having studied at both Cambridge and Oxford, Alex is able to advise students on the Oxbridge applications based on personal experience.

Edwin

University of Cambridge
Harrow School

Edwin attended Harrow School on a music scholarship, and was made a member of the Guild while studying there – for excellent contribution to Harrow’s artistic enterprise. He carried on to read music at the University of Cambridge on an organ scholarship. After obtaining his MPhil in music, Edwin worked as a researcher at Cambridge’s Judge Business School. He is now pursuing a PhD at Cass Business School on a full scholarship, and explores the innovation process in professional service firms.

Jamie

University of Cambridge
Winchester College

Jamie studied at Winchester College, where he represented the school at the inaugural Winchester International Symposium. He then obtained BA and MSci degrees in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, specialising in Chemistry, where he was also a Flight Commander on Cambridge University Air Squadron in the RAF. He now works as a strategy consultant in London. With his broad range of experiences, he is able to offer interview coaching to Ampla’s students in a wide variety of contexts. 

Our experienced tutors have taught students from the following schools:

HK International Schools

  • •American International School
  • • Canadian International School
  • • Chinese International School
  • • French International School
  • • German Swiss International School
  • • Harrow International School
  • • Hong Kong International School
  • • Independent Schools Foundation
  • • International Montessori School
  • • Island School
  • • Kellett School
  • • Nord Anglia International School
  • • Singapore International School
  • • South Island School
  • • Victoria Shanghai Academy
  • • Yew Chung International School

HK Local Schools

  • • Diocesan Boys' School
  • • Diocesan Girls' School
  • • Good Hope School
  • • La Salle College
  • • Maryknoll School
  • • Marymount Secondary School
  • • Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School
  • • Raimondi College
  • • St. Paul's Co-educational College
  • • St. Paul's College
  • • St. Paul's Convent School
  • • St. Stephen's College
  • • St. Stephen's Girls' College

UK Boarding Schools

  • • Badminton School
  • • Benenden School
  • • Brighton College
  • • Charterhouse School
  • • Cheltenham Ladies' College
  • • Eton College
  • • Harrow School
  • • Queenswood School
  • • Queen Margaret's School
  • • St Paul's School
  • • St Swithun's School
  • • Tonbridge School
  • • Winchester College
  • • Wycombe Abbey
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