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.


Cyrus Yung

Cyrus Yung is an English Language Teaching Assistant at the English Language Centre. He has a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau. His research interest lies in Criticism, Postmodernism, and Feminism. Cyrus looks forward to having an amazing time here in the ELC with all UM students. He is willing to help you with your English Writing!


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.


Stella Sio

Stella Sio is an English Language Teaching Assistant at the English Language Centre. She has a BA in Chinese-English translation and interpretation, and a MA in English Linguistics. Her research interests mainly lie in Translation Theories and Practices, Multimodal Translation, and Second Language Acquisition. Stella has experience of being an IELTS/English tutor with a variety of students. She looks forward to working with all UM students.


Mollie Yuan

Mollie Yuan has achieved a BA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and a MA in English Studies. Education passion motivates her to help students get outstanding academic writing performance in some English proficiency tests, like IELTS/PTE/TOFELHer research interests lie in Postcolonial studies, Romanticism, as well as Ecological literature. Mollie looks forward to helping students with English learning, and appointments from students will be highly appreciated.


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.


Azita Kuok

Azita Kuok is an ELC instructor who mainly teaches University English (EELC1012) and looks forward to give speaking or writing consultations to improve students’ English by helping them to identify their problems and giving them suggestions for making improvement.


Alan Chan

Alan Chan is an Instructor at the English Language Centre of the University of Macau. He received his MA in Applied English from the University of Macau. He used to teach high school English and worked as the panel chairperson. His research interest includes pragmatics, semantics, EFL/ESL pedagogy, and language learning anxiety.


Joshua Lee

Joshua is a Senior Instructor at the ELC.  He has a M.A. TESOL in English from San Francisco State University.  As a graduate student, he worked as a writing tutor at the Learning Assistance Center.  He also coached students for public speaking competitions.  Additionally, he has judged speaking and writing competitions.