We are Dragons
Dedicated to teaching Chinese
Founder & Managing Director
Marcus fell in love with China in 2006, while living with a Chinese family in Shanghai and learning Mandarin. He set up Dragons to spread his passion for Mandarin Chinese. At the same time as managing the company, Marcus still teaches Chinese every week, as he never wants to lose the spark of education.
Julian brings a wide experience of leadership in education and publishing. As CEO of the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), a UK-based group of primary and secondary schools, Julian is deeply passionate about excellence in education.
Online Teaching Specialist
Simon has over 20 years experience in sales, spending the last 8 years in a commercial capacity within public affairs. He is a self-confessed technophile and is very excited to be developing the online teaching strategy for Dragons. To relax, he can often be found alongside his wife cheering on their three children in various sporting activities.
Head of Teacher Training
Hébe has been studying Mandarin for over 10 years. After teaching in Qingdao, China, she decided to follow her dream in education even further by pursuing her Master degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages at Zhejiang University which she completed in 2018. She has a great interest in Chinese language and teaching methodology.
Teaching Resource Specialist
Brent has over eight year’s teaching experience in countries around the world and a degree in English Literature. He also studied Mandarin at Cheng Kong University, and Advanced Chinese at Manchester University. He started teaching for Dragons in 2016.
Head of Operations
Corinna holds a BA in Political Science from Kingston University. She has over 6 years sales & operations management experience in business events and has recently completed PRINCE2 Foundation course. Corinna is passionate about languages, fluent in English & Spanish and keen to start learning Mandarin.
Elliot has worked for Dragons Teaching for 8 years and has now decided to take his experience to the Iberian pensinsula! He is a much-loved member of the Dragons team and will continue work with us on a consultancy basis. Buena suerte!
Andrew holds a 2:1 degree in Chinese Modern & Classical, obtained from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. In his spare time he enjoys practising yoga, experimenting with cooking and daily meditation.
William taught Chinese at secondary schools for 6 years. He also has a background in video production and marketing. He co-wrote Dragons’ Secondary School Chinese resources. He studied Chinese at Oxford and East Asian Studies at Yale, specializing in classical Chinese literature.
Private Tuition Coordinator
My name is Shenelle and I have a degree in criminology. I’ve worked in sales (in particular, retail) for the past 5 years and would consider myself a positive, dedicated and passionate person. During my spare time I enjoy baking and designing desserts. I am also keen to learn Mandarin!
IT Project Manager
Varun is central to Dragons in Europe’s IT programme and strategy. His expertise, details and perfectionism meet in perfect harmony with our continuous plans for the diversification of offerings on our e-learning portals.