EF Education First Teachers

Shanghai & Fuzhou Teacher Ambassadors

Kids and Teens Teachers

Kelsey Siegel: kelsey.siegel@EF.com

Kelsey has traveled all the way from Miami, USA to Shanghai. As a recent university graduate, she was searching for a job that would fulfill her passion for teaching while also allow her to explore new cultures. Since her time here, she has experienced a positive outlook of China, which has exceeded her expectations. She loves the diversity of food, history and people, as well as the plethora of activities that Shanghai has to offer. Kelsey is not only active in her school, but in the EF community as well. She has taken full advantage of EFs TRT events, fitness classes, and has volunteered with the EF Hearing program. Kelsey works for EF Kids and Teens and has thoroughly enjoyed her experience working with the children as they continue to develop in the classroom. 

Alisa Liu: alisa.liu@EF.com

Alisa joined EF in June 2017 after graduating from university and now is the mentor specialist in SH10, Kids & Teens. While her major in college was engineering, she chose to devote herself to English education all because of her love for children and her belief that Education changes the world, which were confirmed when she took part in an AIESEC project for kids in distant community with international volunteers. After deciding to settle in Shanghai, she firmly aimed at joining in EF not just for the great reputation of the enterprise, but also for the wonderful opportunity to interact with people from different countries with various cultural background and develop herself in such a globalized environment. After nominated as the mentor specialist in her center, she determined to participate in the Teacher Ambassador program to be more involved in the prospective teachers’ development.

Advice for new teachers:  It could be challenging yet also  rewarding  to go out of your comfort zone and explore new things in your life. So why not give a shot?

Nancy Ji: Nancy.Ji@EF.com

Coming from the south part of China, Anhui province where you will find the famous Yellow Mountain. From her friends and colleague’s perspective, Nancy is a friendly and warmhearted person. She believes that teaching children is the most enjoyable and stimulating work that she has ever done. Before she joined EF, she was a teacher assistant in Disney English and a teacher in Rise Subject English. All the experiences she gained from teaching children better prepared her to be a teacher at EF as well as an aunt for her beloved niece and nephew. She started the journey with EF in May 2015, Zhang Jiang Center which is a small center, but it’s a place like home.

More Kids and Teens Teachers:

Bongeka Ndzishe: bongeka.ndzishe@EF.com 

Evelyn Jing: evelyn.jing@EF.com

Fay Wang: fay.wangsh@EF.com

Alexis Ciara Selby: alexis.selby@EF.com

 Kids and Teens Online Teachers

Margaret Radl: margaret.radl@EF.com

Margaret (Maggie) learned Chinese throughout high school and college so she always planned on moving to China after graduation. Spending almost four years as a camp counselor she knew she loved working with children therefore she quickly realized teaching would be the next step. This is her fifth time living in China so she’s had lots of adventures but one of her favorite's would be exploring the nature in Nanjing. With a background in environmental studies she always feels most at home amongst some greenery. Maggie’s favorite accomplishment through EF was planning a pancake breakfast for her entire team. There was are lots of intricate parts to putting together a team building event therefore it was one of her proudest moments.  Her best advice for new teachers is don’t be afraid to have fun. Some of the best lessons come from acting like a goofball as the kids respond very well to it. For those who are nervous to move to China.

Advice to new teachers: Push yourself out of your comfort zone! Many people who have been working for EF multiple years were first nervous when they moved to China and now they couldn’t picture their life any differently!

Keith Downing: keith.downing@ef.com

Transplanted from Panama City Beach, Florida, known as the “Redneck Riviera”, Keith uprooted his wife and newborn daughter with the hope of starting a new adventure in Shanghai. Keith traveled through Europe twice on EF guided tours before deciding to join the company that allowed him to experience new cultures as a teenager. Keith is a communication nut, travel enthusiast and a total foodie. You can find him each weekend rummaging through street vendors for food or relaxing in one of the many parks with his family. He began working with EF in March of 2018 with the Kids Online department located in Pudong.

Jason Julies: jason.julies@ef.com

Born in South Africa, Jason is no stranger to living with different cultures and languages. He spent most of his life travelling in his home country. He has always been drawn to teaching, and has been apart of numerous different training programmes, both at schools, and outside of the classroom. Jason says the most rewarding part of teaching is seeing his students put into practise what they’ve learnt in class.
Before joining the EF team, he was a school music teacher, teaching both kids and adults alike. He joined EF in November 2017 as a teacher for the Kids and Teens Online program, and is currently based at the online centre in 


Advice for new teachers:  Whenever you have the opportunity to do something, seize it. We only regret the chances we didn’t take.

Adult Center Teachers

Stella Che: stella.che@ef.com

Shanghai Online Teachers

Itumeleng Raseroka: itumeleng.raseroka@ef.com

Tumi was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa.  His family lived in four different cities in South Africa so travel was something he got used to from a young age. He considers himself extremely lucky to have studied and worked in Atlanta, USA for seven years. He now finds himself making a new home away from home working as an adult English teacher in EF's Shanghai online training centre. He's always enjoyed various sports especially soccer as its a great way to make friends with like minded people. His second favourite form of exercise is music events. Live music always takes him to interesting venues, and he enjoys exploring Shanghai this way with high hopes of exploring greater China! Mr Raseroka's interests have seen him in Sales and business development in financial services and IT asset management. Education technology is a particularly interesting field that he enjoys working in now!

More Online Teachers:

Charles Maez: charles.maez@EF.com

Jessica Patrick: jessica.patrick@ef.com

Fuzhou Kids and Teens Teachers

Brian Sokhela: brian.sokhela@EF.com

All the way from a small town in Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa called Vryheid. He tries to take part in as many social events as he can while trying not to spend too much money at once. He loves exploring this amazing city, trying out new restaurants and meeting new and fun people. If you are lucky enough to make it to the Fuzhou you will always find him greeting and talking to people. He studied to be a teacher and he has been teaching for a while and when he was teaching about 300 kids in South Africa He felt that something was missing. So a friend of his who was already working at EF told him about how he could teach and travel, well you know the result of that conversation, He is here now and loving it. He has made so many friends and has had the chance to see so much more of China than he expected. HE Taught at the online center in Shanghai and now he is teaching kids and teens in Fuzhou   

Advice to new teachers: Enjoy every moment, Be open to new ideas, food and cultural activities and you will open yourself up to new experiences. The worst thing you can do is say I should have…. I have been here for almost 3 years go with the flow.


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