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!


Wendy Wen

Wendy Wen is an English Language Teaching Assistant at the English Language Centre. She received her M.A. in English Studies (Linguistics) from the University of Macau. Her interests cover English teaching, sociolinguistics and media discourse. She has experience tutoring English writing and speaking. She is willing to offer help and share her ideas with you at the EWCC.


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.


Nicole Deng

Nicole Deng is an English Language Teaching Assistant at the English Language Centre. She holds a B.A. in Applied Translation Studies and had her MA TESOL studies at the University of Warwick. Nicole used to be a private IELTS tutor and had teaching experience in ESOL classroom. Her interests lies in genre studies and spoken interaction. She is more than happy to offer help to students.


Janet Beth Randall 

Janet Beth Randall is an Instructor at the English Language Centre.  She received her MA in Applied Linguistics and from Georgia State University and is especially interested in how language learners can use corpus tools in their own learning. She has worked with writers of all levels: from beginners working on sentences to experts working on dissertations.  



Sam Newton

Sam Newton is an Instructor at the English Language Centre. He holds at MA in TESOL from San Jose State University and is passionate about helping students articulate their ideas in both writing and speaking as well as sharpening their critical thinking skills.


Michael Lichtenstein

Michael Lichtenstein is a Language Instructor at the ELC. He holds a Master of Science degree in Multidisciplinary Studies, Program for International Educators. He enjoys working with students throughout the writing process, especially organizing ideas and brainstorming. Michael hopes that writers will be able to take something away from each session that will help them improve their future writing assignments.


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.