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Peta Duncalf

English Language Teacher

Qualifications :


Subjects :

English, ESL/EFL, Corporate/Business English

Peta has been resident in Asia for the past 30 years. During this time, she has taught English to both individuals and groups from all walks of life. She has lectured in Taiwan,Thailand and Japan to Equestrian students and for Riding for the Disabled. Her ability to teach and communicate has helped to increase the confidence of her

students and allowed them to acquire the necessary skills to achieve their goals.

Peta has taught school students ranging from 3 year olds preparing for primary school

entrance exams up to students preparing for DSE. She has successfully prepared numerous students for entrance exams to some of the most prestigious schools in Hong Kong and overseas.Peta has also taught business English to students working in high fashion frontline sales, finance and international commerce for a range of high profile companies.

On becoming a teacher:

I really enjoy interacting with people and find it so satisfying to watch my students progress, develop and realise their potential. I find young people to be so full of enthusiasm and vitality. I love to travel and learn about new cultures and history of different countries. Teaching has opened so many opportunities for me to be immersed in local people’s daily lives enabling me to have a true insight into the culture of new countries.

My other interests:

I am very involved in the Equestrian world in Hong Kong. I ran one of the HKJC riding schools in Pokfulam for 13 years and taught local staff both English and prepared them for oversea Equestrian exams. This was very rewarding to be able to help improve Equestrian care and influence staff to progress and develop their careers.

During the Beijing Equestrian Para-Olympics in 2008 I met an inspirational equestrian rider who had been born without legs. Her courage and grace was a total inspiration a reminder that with hard work and determination that anything and everything is possible.

Some people I find admirable and inspirational:

So many people have inspired me during my life but I think Nelson Mandela would stand above the rest the way he steered his country to a peaceful national reconciliation during such turbulent times to give his people hope for the future.

South Africa was one of the first countries I worked in and at that time Mandela was imprisoned it seemed for life.

Top tip to younger self:

Never underestimate what you are capable of and to remember everything you’ve ever wanted is one step outside your comfort zone.

Dulwich College Singapore

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

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