Martin Campion
Durham University, Cambridge University
Senior Education Counselor

A graduate of Durham and Cambridge universities, Martin Campion has over 20 years’ experience as Head of Higher Education Guidance at a leading international school and now as an independent consultant. He is the first and the only higher education advisor in Hong Kong to receive the Peggy Templeton Strong Award, given each year by the Council of International Schools to one outstanding college counsellor worldwide. In 2016, he also received the Yale University Educator Award.

Though British, Martin has taken a strong interest in what he regards as the wonderful diversity of the American Higher Education scene. He has taken part in numerous conferences and has attended programs at 148 US and Canadian campuses, to date. At the same time, he has continued to advise and support applications to the UK (including Oxbridge guidance), Hong Kong, Australia and elsewhere for hundreds of senior students.

 

Patrick Campbell
Senior Education Counselor

Undergraduate and Post-graduate qualifications from USA (AA), England (LDipTESOL), South Africa (BA) and Hong Kong (PGCE and MEd). Currently studying Masters level modules in Mental Health Psychology (Eng) and Counselling (Aus).

Patrick has recently joined GRTalent as a part time counsellor and consultant, having spent 25 years working in Hong Kong local and international schools. He has more than 20 years of experience as a careers and higher education counsellor, supporting more than 2000 students in their applications to more than 30 different countries. He brings a strong background of school-based and counselling experience to the GRT team.

He has a wide range of teaching and mentoring experience that includes the school subjects of English Language and Literature, Science, Physical Education, Theory of Knowledge and Psychology. He has also coached basketball and rugby teams, has lead the Model United Nations group and has been the senior supervisor for the HKAYP Silver Award programme.

His passion is to support students and families in discovering their ‘best fit’ with regards to their future pathways, and to enjoy seeing students progress towards a healthy and meaningful future in line with their interests, skills and aspirations.

His current studies are a reflection of his desire to better help students find hope and direction in their futures, which aligns with their talents, skills and interests.

 

Patrick Ho
B.Com (University of Sydney)
Senior Education Counselor

Patrick Ho is a Senior Education Counselor at GRTalent. Raised in Australia, he obtained a Bachelor Degree of Commerce, specializing in Finance at the University of Sydney. Having a passion in the education industry, he became a TEFL-certified teacher at the same time. Since initially coming back to Hong Kong, he took on several academic English roles including designing lesson plans and teaching English to primary and secondary students. Building on his teaching experience, he advanced into the role of an education consultant, specialising in guiding students to U.S. boarding schools and universities. In his time as an education consultant, he has trained students for admittance into highly selective boarding schools and universities such as Choate Rosemary Hall, Westminster School, Peddie School, University of California – Berkeley, Johns Hopkins University and Carnegie Mellon University

 

Ruth Chee
BA (UBC)
MA (PolyU)
Education Counselor

Ruth takes pride in her ability to socialise with others and the thrill she gets when speaking in front of a group. Her academic background was devoted to the study of Psychology, and she has extensive tutoring experience in Psychology and English at a secondary level. It was her interaction with students where she discovered her enthusiasm towards counselling adolescents.

Ruth was born in Toronto and studied in both Hong Kong and Canadian local schools before entering an ESF international school in Hong Kong. With strong dedication towards the subject, she didn’t think twice before deciding a major in Psychology at the University of British Columbia at her home province. Ruth holds a Masters degree in Applied Psychology and specialises in counseling, education psychology, as well as mental health.