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Benny Lau Cosmic Education Centre
Benny Lau
  • Bachelor of Laws, LL.B.,The University of Hong Kong 
    香港大學法學士(LL.B.)

  • Master of Arts in English Studies (Distinction),The University of Hong Kong
    香港大學英國語言文科碩士(優異)

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Laws, P.C.LL.,The University of Hong Kong
    香港大學法學專業證書(P.C.LL.)

  • Distinction in both HKCEE English Language and HKALE Use of English
    於香港中學會考英國語文科及香港高級程度會考英語運用科(UE)均考獲A級成績

  • Attained the Language Proficiency Requirement (LPR): Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers (LPAT)
    取得語文能力要求(LPR):教師語文能力評核(基準試)

  • Over 20 years of experience in teaching English
    20年以上英語教學經驗

A platform where good and proper English is taught.

Benny Lau

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 Publications 著作

Publication
  • Top Grade English Grammar and Exercises for Secondary 1

  • Top Grade English Grammar and Exercises for Secondary 2

  • Top Grade English Grammar and Exercises for Secondary 3

  • HKDSE Master Series - Writing to Perfection 1

  • HKDSE Master Series - Writing to Perfection 2

  • HKDSE Master Series - Idioms

  • HKDSE Master Series - Phrasal Verbs

  • HKDSE Master Series - Collocations

  • HKDSE Master Series - Sentence Structures

  • HKDSE Premier Series - English Reading Comprehension Mock Papers

  • Top Grade HKDSE English Language Paper 1 (Reading)

  • Top Grade English Reading Comprehension Exercises for Secondary 1

  • Top Grade English Reading Comprehension Exercises for Secondary 2

​以上書籍於各大書店、HKTVmall、My Book One 一本網店及出版社官方網頁有售

Philosophy of Teaching

Philosophy of Teaching 教學理念

  • Attend to individual needs of students
    照顧學生個別需要
     

  • Nurture well-rounded and competent English learners
    培養全面及能幹的英語學習者
     

  • Focus on English teaching and learning in the Hong Kong context and culture
    集中以香港文化為背景的英語教學及學習
     

  • Enhance students’ confidence and critical and logical thinking ability
    提升學生的自信判斷及邏輯思維能力
     

  • Increase students’ linguistic and inter-cultural competence in English
    增加學生英語上的語言及跨文化的表達能力
     

  • Make use of social happenings to develop English proficiency
    利用社會時事鍛鍊英語能力

From Students' Hearts 學生心聲

From Students' Hearts 學生心聲

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Carol, Wa Ying College
DSE English 5★★

Carol is a diligent and conscientious student, progressing steadily to achieve what she did. She is proof of the importance of a good English foundation.

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Michelle, Maryknoll Convent School
DSE English 5★★

Benny, to whom I’m deeply indebted, is indubitably an incredible teacher. Without him, I wouldn’t be able to rid myself of my vices (my propensity towards ‘ostentatious’ English); without him, I wouldn't be able to learn what natural, adequate and practical English truly is; and definitely, without him, I wouldn’t have achieved what I did today.

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Haaron , La Salle College
DSE English 5★★

Haaron is a quietly intelligent student, being able to come up with good ideas for his writing and having a good grasp of the English language .

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Heidi,  St. Paul’s Secondary School
DSE English 5★★

Heidi is naturally gifted in English and keen to explore different aspects of the language. Being a winner, Heidi has no difficulty achieving an excellent grade.

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Jane,  Heep Yunn School
DSE English 5★★

Jane reminds me of someone who, though a little hesitant and diffident, can have impressive  achievements with a little push and motivation.

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Teddy, Maryknoll Convent School
DSE English 5★★

I find Benny's lessons extremely intriguing and inspiring. Different from a lot of mainstream tutors, Benny offers a whole different way of learning English. Through interactions within the class and regular practices, the English language becomes fun and no longer difficult to handle. I believe Benny's classes are rewarding for a lifetime, as they offer not only the essence of the English language, but also the proper attitude to learn and to improve.

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Cheryl, Diocesan Girls' School
DSE English 5★★

Cheryl is a conscientious student,  always working to excel herself in English. Through hard work and a good understanding of the concepts of the English language, Cheryl eventually mastered it and achieved her goal of studying medicine.

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Jamie, La Salle College
DSE English 5★★

Benny is an exceptional English teacher whom I owe my success to. From the fundamentals to the advanced, he always delivers in a powerful, yet not flowery way. Not only do I under his guidance improve significantly in exams, but also in proficiency of the language, which undoubtedly helps in higher education and future career.

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Stefanie, Maryknoll Convent School
DSE English 5★★

Benny's lessons are not only conducive to consolidating students' learning in various fields - reading comprehension and composition - very often, they are also sprinkled with witty remarks, which help bring an air of lightness to the class as a whole and foster my immense fondness for the English language.

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Stephanie, Maryknoll Convent School
DSE English 5★★

Benny is my life-long idol for sure. He is the reason why I plucked up my confidence in English. Instead of teaching complicated yet useless vocabulary, he taught me practical elements of English, which are still paramountly useful in my writing now. Unlike other tutorial teachers out there, Benny has high expectations on my input and motivates me to do my best.

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Jason, Diocesan Boys' School
DSE English 5★★

Benny has an exemplary teaching philosophy with a high commitment towards his students. His sunny disposition facilitates learning in classrooms by providing a range of authentic and skillful techniques. Then he steps back to encourage students to discover English and to take ownership of their learning. During lessons, he poses questions and dilemmas to examine whether students have mastered a particular topic and have developed the skills more effectively.

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Annette, St. Mary's Canossian College
DSE English 5★★

Benny encourages students to strive for the best by building a robust foundation and applying what he teaches flexibly. With ample examples and clear explanations from him, I showed genuine improvement, which benefits me beyond secondary school education.

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Sabrina, Pui Ching Middle School
DSE English 5★★

It has been six years since and there was not once I left his classroom with empty hands. Benny is a doctor of English; he knows exactly what your problems are, and is always ready to take you miles further. His passion and proficiency guarantee fulfilling learning experiences, and his notes are simply life-long treasures to me. He is a shepherd to the lost, a lighthouse to the advanced. 
Benny is a teacher I adore, admire and highly respect. He keeps the key to the magical world of English. If you want to learn real English, learn from him. He never disappoints.

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Audrey, Good Hope School
DSE English 5★★

Benny's lessons are like a box of assorted chocolate - sometimes humorously sweet, sometimes sternly bitter, sometimes inspiringly robust. After two years of indulgence, I then realised the aftertaste is influential for a lifetime.

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Sophia, St Catharine's School for Girls
DSE English 5★★

There is no denying that DSE is a tough battle. Frankly speaking, I do not have a flair for learning languages. Therefore, there is no room for complacency. Though Benny constantly raises the bar, I am still one of his loyal fans. I attended more than 300 lessons taught by him in my secondary school life. The key to getting straight 5** is certainly diligence and Benny's teaching!

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Ariana , Good Hope School
DSE English 5★

Benny’s classes were challenging at times but I have learned much more practical English language skills from his lessons than any other class I have had. He held us to high standards and encouraged us to push beyond our limits. Benny’s high expectations in the classroom not only increased my English proficiency but have helped give me confidence in myself. His strictness is what makes him an effective teacher. Benny’s teaching has undoubtedly honed my reading, verbal and writing skills.

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Isabel, St. Paul’s Co-educational College
DSE English 5★

Benny is a strict and responsible English teacher. He treats every student seriously. We are required to memorise certain amounts of new words every week, which truly enriches our usage of vocabularies. The regular exercise given contributes lots to my English improvement.

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Eunis, Diocesan Girls’ School
DSE English 5★

Benny is a strict and responsible teacher. He ensures his students understand the usage of the vocabulary given, instead of giving out a list of synonyms of a word. During writing, he does not solely focus on the structure of the passage like what other teachers do. He takes time to check whether our arguments are logical. This strengthens our critical thinking skills, which is often overlooked by teachers in mainstream tutorial centres. 

Thanks to him, I had a significant improvement during school exams. However, his lessons are way more than just achieving excellent results.
Benny’s lessons provide a chance for students to revel in the world of English, which is rarely seen among tutorial centres.

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Claudia, St. Mary’s Canossian College
DSE English 5★

Words cannot describe Benny’s passion in education. Unlike other teachers who tend to spoon-feed, he displays dedication to ensure the students understand the concepts behind every learning material. Even Benny is strict and he sets high expectations for all students, I believe his traits greatly enhance my achievement. Benny’s intelligence and attitude are definitely inspiring.

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Yannes, St. Mary’s Canossian College
DSE English 5★

I am proud of being a Benny’s student. He is truly an outstanding teacher as his passion for teaching and dedication to his students is very obvious. Most importantly, his self made learning materials got me interested into the world of English. Improvements can be seen clearly in tests and exams with the accurate use of vocabularies and sentence patterns. He is definitely one of the teachers that I am genuinely thankful for in these three years.

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Harris, Evangel College
DSE English 5★

Without Benny’s lessons, I am sure that I would be nowhere close to achieving level 5* in English, 2021 HKDSE. Remember back when I was in junior secondary, which I had not yet met Benny, I struggled to get a pass in the English subject, with an average score of 50. 
It all changed after joining Benny’s English tutorial since secondary 4. Benny’s challenging reading comprehensions taught us to read the questions carefully and avoid careless mistakes. Simultaneously, the “translation of phrases” and “paraphrasing” allows us to understand uncommon phrases to be used in writing. And the list goes on. All of the above added up as skill sets that gave me a huge leap from having an average score of 50 to 70, within only the first term of secondary 4. 
Yet there is still no room for complacency. As we move on to secondary 5 and 6, the difficulties step up and Benny’s lessons continue to provide resources for us to cope with the challenges. Handouts such as “cohesive device”, “useful phrases in writing” gave us the ability to spice up our passages to a higher level, while reading comprehensions and “collocations” continue to inspire.
I would like to express my gratitude to Benny for accompanying me throughout the journey of preparing the HKDSE exam. Without Benny, I could never get the lengthy questions from paper1 right, nor completing paper3 on time, and would still be using basic sentences to construct my paper2 passages. Lots of thanks to Benny for transforming me from a student aiming 3 in English to achieving 5*, 5 and 5***in the three English papers!

Honourable mentions: 
The extra class back in secondary 4 was really fun and rewarding, given us extra knowledge in English literature!
I had a great time practicing for speaking exam with Benny and the class, which allows me to cope with my nervousness and rising adrenaline while speaking. Despite having speaking exam cancelled, such exercises did help me with my interviews and I am sure that it will continue to be beneficial to me through out my life.

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Anson , SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School
DSE English 5★

Most English tutors teach difficult vocabulary unheard of by even native speakers. Benny is certainly not one of them. Instead, he focuses more on training our critical thinking skills and acquainting us with social happenings. This drastically improve both my reading and writing skills. Benny can be strict from time to time but this is also what motivates me to strive for excellence.

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Minnie, St. Stephen’s Girls’ College
DSE English 5★

Benny is an extraordinary teacher. Despite overwhelming students with vocabulary and phrases, he underlines the attitude of mastering a language. Reciting, practicing and flexible application are all very pivotal. Even the best teacher cannot guide you forever, yet his teachings can always be the beacon in the dark. So can Benny’s words.

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Eki, Diocesan Girls’ School
DSE English 5★

Benny is a responsible teacher who gives his students constructive comments, for example, how to present ideas in a more structured way. Unlike other teachers in franchised tutorial centres, he equips his students with practical English vocabulary, collocations, and sentence structures. Polishing my writing skills and enabling me to speak in English with confidence, he is definitely one of the most inspiring teachers I have ever met.

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Bryan, La Salle College
DSE English 5★

Instead of teaching flamboyant vocabulary and rigid sentence structures, Benny emphasises teaching students how to use English fluently and naturally. After taking Benny’s lessons, not only were my grades improved, but I also felt more competent in reading and using English generally. Benny is truly a lifelong teacher of mine; he might have taught me for less than one year, but his influence is longlasting.

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Renzo, St. Joseph’s College
DSE English 5★

Benny is probably one of the best English teachers. Not only are the things he teaches very practical, his serious personality also encouraged me to strive for the best. He is definitely not the typical teacher who only blindly teaches students to use rare vocabulary, which is the reason I have not regretted attending his lessons even once.

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Melody, Maryknoll Convent School
DSE English 5★

Benny is a teacher who makes improvement seen in a month’s time. Not only does he teach useful vocabulary and sentence structures, but also a positive learning attitude. Without that, I would never have been able to survive learning English. He is also earnest in teaching, making sure that he gives us the correct answers. He is definitely a responsible tutor and role model. One of the teachers you wouldn’t want to miss in your life.

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Jerry, Queen Elizabeth School
DSE English 5★

Benny is easily the strictest tutor I have met. Some people are intimidated by his high standard, but I see it as the reason for my rapid improvement in English in just half a year’s time. Unlike other tutors, Benny’s teaching is not only limited to examination skills, but also English that is for everyday use. What I have learnt from his lessons are far more than just knowledge – the dedication to the pursuit of excellence.

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Wesley, Wah Yan College Kowloon
DSE English 5★

Benny’s lessons permeate a special atmosphere, the sternness of which drives every student to be at full attention. He defines high goals for everyone. As long as he spots mistakes in students’ writings, be it missing a 's' or a minor grammatical mistake, he does not hesitate to point out the errors. Yet, it is because of his conscientiousness that imbues us with the correct attitude of learning the English language. His strictness definitely propels students to strive for excellence.

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Ashleigh, Pui Ching Middle School
DSE English 5★

Benny is a coconut. Attending his classes, I thoroughly understood the idiom, 'don’t judge a book by its cover'. With his powerful words and encouragement throughout the entire DSE battle, I did have a significant improvement in the language proficiency. Now, I am a flower blossoming in his passion for education.

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Sharon, Maryknoll Convent School
DSE English 5★

Pushing yet rewarding, Benny's teachings ignited my interest in English. Without his motivation, I must not reach where I am at now.

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Derek, La Salle College
DSE English 5★

Benny is a unique and unmatched English teacher. Instead of distributing standardised notes like the other tutors in chain tutorial centres, he focuses on individual abilities of every single student and provide tailor-made guidances for us. Although it is undeniable that the workload of his teaching is quite demanding, it pays off at the end of the day. 

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Jennifer, Kwun Tong Government Secondary School
DSE English 5★

Benny is one of the strictest tutors I have encountered but it was his high standard which drove me to try my best. Unlike others, Benny taught me that there’s no shortcut to excelling in English except putting in real effort. He was such a role model that he always demonstrated the right attitude towards learning English. The writing styles and common mistakes he emphasised are very useful and they still guide me through my use of English today. He really is a respectable and professional tutor.

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Pinky, Holy Trinity College
DSE English 5★

Unlike formalized English tutorials brimming with paper analysis and drilling, Benny’s lessons nurture students’ competence in English insensibly through unique lesson design. The lessons are intensive that not only words and explanations are provided, but also example sentences and highlights of their usage, such as the positive/negative meanings implied, the part of speech and the collocating words. Benny as well identifies words that appear confusing from students’ work, grouping and addressing them, preventing and clearing up students’ misconceptions. Attending Benny’s lessons would take one’s English beyond examinations.

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Gladys, Wa Ying College
DSE English 5★

Benny is not the typical kind of tutors you may have expected. Contrary to the examination-oriented teaching mode advocated by many tutors, Benny focuses more on learning English itself. Throughout years of learning, not only do I enrich my vocabularies and sentence structures, but also become conscious of grammatical issues. Consequently, my language proficiency is greatly improved by virtue of Benny's teaching. As of now, I am still a die-hard fan of Benny with the appreciation of his attitude towards teaching. Dedicating himself to teaching, Benny writes his own learning materials meticulously, thereby catering to the needs of students by not forcing them into memorizing something difficult and useless. With Benny's nourishment, guidance and nurture, the once flower seedling is now radiating beams of beauty.

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Janice,  Logos Academy
DSE English 5★

Janice is focused and therefore takes in the concepts of English quickly and effectively. Going the extra mile is what makes Janice stand out.

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Nicole,  Heep Yunn School
DSE English 5★

Nicole shows a strong interest in English and is keen on exploring it. Because of her enthusiasm, her dream comes true and she goes to law school.

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Bridget,  Sacred Heart Canossian College
DSE English 5★

Bridget has a natural flair for English and can master the language easily. With a more sustained effort, she is on the way to success.

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Emax,  St. Mary’s Canossian College
DSE English 5★

Emax is diligent, able to express her ideas well and finally makes headway in advancing her English proficiency.

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Edwin,  St. Paul’s Co-Educational College
DSE English 5★

There is no question that Benny is dedicated to teaching. Lesson time is often efficiently used, while he can always grab my attention as he tries to make English less dull. Benny’s classes allow me to widen my vocabulary quickly, since new vocabulary is presented in many different ways. He points out alternatives to words that I overuse in essays, and introduces words which look similar to one another. I will certainly miss being in his class.

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Jeffery,  La Salle College
DSE English 5★

Jeffrey has progressed a lot in his English, being able to articulate his opinion, and to use grammar and vocabulary correctly. With an understanding of the language, he deserves what he has got.

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Celia,  Good Hope School
DSE English 5★

Celia is a diligent student, able to make use of what she learnt to write good essays and express her ideas lucidly.

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Michael,  La Salle College
DSE English 5★

Michael aims high in English and is therefore determined to make the grade. Industry is what enables Michael to perform well in English.

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Kristy,  Holy Family Canossian College
DSE English 5★

Kristy is in my class for more than five years and develops an interest in English, making great strides in her knowledge of the language.

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June,  TWGHs Wong Fut Nam College
DSE English 5★

Benny’s lessons can always get students revelling in the world of English language with his charisma that captures our full attention in class and the well-planned teaching schedule packed with intriguing topics.
He is such an experienced teacher that can always point out our misconceptions and common mistakes precisely. His strictness, constantly-raising-the-bar high standard, definitely renders his students to strive higher.
I’m so grateful to be part of his magical class, which shapes who I am right now.

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Ian,  Wah Yan College Kowloon
DSE English 5★

Ian is conscientious and is not afraid to put forward ideas in English writing - a student with a heart and enthusiasm.

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Matthew chu,  Creative Secondary School
IB, English level 6

It is my pleasure to have Benny as my English tutor for 3 years. I am truly impressed with his conscientious attitude and patience in teaching, which encourage me to enhance my English significantly. Besides, he changed my attitude towards English from being reluctant to enthusiastic. What he teaches is not only suitable for exams,  but also applicable in daily life and future career. He is definitely a professional English tutor.

Hazel

Hazel, Good Hope School
DSE English 5★★

From Form 2 to Form 6, Hazel developed a strong sense of the use of the English language by making good and correct use of vocabulary and grammar. With diligence and persistence, she achieved what she desired, hence her success.

Mandy

Mandy , Good Hope School
DSE English 5★

Mandy is a keen learner of the English language, being conscientious and enthusiastic about details. Mandy has said that now her concepts and perceptions of English have been altogether changed.

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