Jefferson Mok Tutoring


My name is Jefferson, a Hong Kong-born American citizen who studied at Columbia University.

There are many English tutors out there, but few who grew up in Hong Kong and understand the requirements and wishes of Hong Kong parents. I take this unique perspective to every interaction with my students, offering energetic one-on-one interaction while ensuring students fulfill their potential. No two lessons are the same - I tailor each session to the specific needs and learning style of every student. My students want to go to college in the U.S. or study at a boarding school or take an exam like the GRE or TOEFL or prepare for an international career. Above all, they want to improve their English writing and conversation skills.

As a journalist, media strategist, project manager, and former English teacher who has traveled widely, I offer years of experience in all forms of English communication. I have taught Business English to Chinese managers and employees at HP in Beijing and middle school lessons in Hai'An. I am a first generation immigrant from Hong Kong who moved to the U.S. when I was seven years old, so I know much about the college application process and how to adapt to school life in the U.S.

I hold two master's degrees (Journalism and International Affairs) from Columbia University, the Ivy League school in New York. I also studied French at Grinnell College and graduated with honors, so I am able to provide French tutoring up to the Intermediate level. I am very reliable and honest in my work, and have published many articles in newspapers. Please message to see writing samples if you need.

I am especially keen to work with students and professionals on sharpening their writing, enhancing their critical thinking skills, and providing dynamic feedback that is detailed and practical. I am able to provide tutoring via Skype to improve your writing and speaking with instant feedback, and provide other services like resumé review, career building advice, and pronunciation lessons. My rate is $300 HK (or $40 US) per hour. I know there are false offers circulating that use PayPal. We can discuss the payment method that is safest and easiest for both parties.. Payments occur at the beginning of each month.

Looking forward to meeting you and helping you or your child improve your skills, and please email me with any questions!

All best,