About our tutors



Miranda Ma

Miranda Ma is the coordinator of the English Writing and Communication Centre. She has an MA in TESOL and English (Rhetoric & Composition concentration) and a BA in English Studies. Miranda’s professional interests lie mainly in second language writing, peer review, and writing center administration & pedagogy.


Regina Zeng

Regina Zeng is an English Language Teaching Assistant at the English Language Centre. She took her MA in Comparative Literature from University College London (UCL). Her research interest lies in Comparative Literature, Postmodernism, Magical Realism, and Feminism. She is willing to help you with your English writing!


Christine Cheng

Christine Cheng is currently an English Language Teaching Assistant at the English Language Centre. She received her BEd (Secondary Education) and BSocSc (Politics & Public Administration) at HKU, and MLitt in Legal and Constitutional Studies (International Law) from University of St Andrews. She is passionate about Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), Language Across Curriculum (LAC), and creative writing. Christine has enjoyed experiences as a student teacher and tutor, and looks forward to working with UM students at the EWCC.


Elizabeth Leong

Due to her tremendous interest in language learning, Elizabeth was directed to English language studies and was awarded a BA in English Studies by the University of Macau in 2019. After earning a BA, she pursued a master degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at the University of Edinburgh and graduated with merits in 2020. During her studies both in Macau and overseas, she has gained a great deal of  experience by partaking in exchange programs and school visits in Singapore, Russia and Scotland. Profoundly, she has found the value of interculturalism and a good command of the English language facilitating and mediating communication between cultures.

She appreciated the significance of language outputs and the relevant productive skills, and observed university students’ Willingness to Communicate (WTC) in the classroom and their motivation of learning English in her master dissertation. Elizabeth fully embraced her previous experience of being an IELTS/English tutor and helping students to improve their speaking and writing skills in the Institute Elite of Macau. She looks forward to having an amazing time here in the ELC with all the UM students.


Tom Leong

Tom Leong is an English Language Teaching Assistant at the English Language Centre. He completed the degree of English education (Secondary education ) in UM and he is well trained in tutoring and solving students’ difficulties. He will guide you along with your English writing and learning.


Alice Lee

Alice S. Lee is a senior instructor at the University of Macau, where she has been teaching since 2004. Alice has a PhD in English (Composition and TESOL) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She enjoys talking about writing and working with multilingual student writers.


Teresa Lam

Teresa Lam is a Senior Language Instructor at the ELC. She holds a Master of Education in Social Education and a Bachelor in English Studies. Before joining the ELC, she taught General English and English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses to undergraduates in different tertiary institutes in Macao. Teresa also has experience with a variety of students, ranging from primary students to adults. She is particularly interested in educational technology, learner motivation and learning styles.