Kirsten O'Connor's educational background includes a BA.Ed in Primary Education and English from Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. She earned an M.Ed in Educational Leadership from The University of Southern Queensland, Australia and holds the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) from the Institute of Education, UK.
Kirsten was a class teacher and borough Leading Maths Teacher in Newham, London before moving to Tokyo in 2001. During her 17 years at The British School in Tokyo (BST) she was Head of Years 1 & 2, Deputy Head Teacher and for the last six years served as Head Teacher of the Primary School. She was also a member of IAPS (Independent Association of Prep Schools).
Under Kirsten's leadership, QUEST Tokyo will soon offer an additional suite of branded services through QUEST Learning Support and Therapy for parents and schools seeking support for children with learning challenges and disabilities in English.
Kirsten is Senior Education Advisor with Clarence Education Asia, working on developing the educational landscape in Tokyo. Projects include the opening of Phoenix House International School in Tokyo and Hokkaido on August 30th, 2021.
As a member of the BCCJ (British Chamber of Commerce in Japan) Kirsten was Head of Primary at BST when the school won Company of the Year in 2014. Kirsten is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Japan Fellows Network.
As you can see from our recruitment page, we invest much time seeking and appointing excellent tutors to our team.
We look for people who have specialisms, knowledge and experience but also those who share our passion for providing high quality learning experiences and a continuous drive for progress.
Our team is diverse and we like it that way. Our tutors are undergraduates, graduates, teachers, professors and all have experience successfully working to support others.
The team works hard to plan tailored, responsive learning progress for each of our students and groups. They continually seek well matched resources and share successes and advice readily.
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