Teachers

Gabriel Clark English Teacher

Gabriel Clark

Teacher / Academic Director

About Gabriel

Where are you from?
I'm from Brighton, in England.

What are your qualifications?
I got my CELTA (a Cambridge teaching certificate) in 2004, and I have a Master's in Teaching English and Applied Linguistics, specialising in how English is used around the world.

What’s your background?
I've been teaching for 13 years.

Where do you live now?
I’ve lived in Yemen, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, the UK, Turkey and Russia. Now I live in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

What makes you a good teacher?
I feel like I'm born to teach! I like seeing my students get better and more confident with their English, and I find it really rewarding. I'm very sociable, so I also enjoy meeting lots of different types of people and really enjoy the conversations we have.

The best part is talking to people from different cultures, who often make me think differently about the world.

Tell me a bit more about yourself.
I love music. I play a few different instruments, and I'm always writing music, playing in bands and doing concerts.

 

Lisa Miller English Teacher

Lisa Miller

Teacher / Co-ordinator

About Lisa

Where are you from?
I’m from Australia.

What are your qualifications?
I have two degrees and a CELTA (a Cambridge teaching certificate).

What’s your background?
I’ve been teaching English since 2011. I’ve taught students from all corners of the world. I’m also a Cambridge English examiner.

Where do you live now?
Since I left Australia ten years ago, I’ve lived in Germany, Russia, the UK and Turkey. I’m currently living in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

What makes you a good teacher?
I specialise in English testing and editing, and I have a great eye for detail.

Tell me a bit more about yourself.
Before I started teaching English, I worked as a professional musician. I love the outdoors and spend my free time cycling, hiking and travelling.

Terri Rogers

Teacher / Business Specialist

About Terri

Where are you from?
I’m from St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

What are your qualifications?
I have a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems. I earned an Information System Auditor certificate in 2007 and a CELTA (a Cambridge teaching certificate) in 2014.

What’s your background?
I have 30 years' experience in the business world as an Information Systems Auditor, which required a strong working knowledge of all critical business processes from HR to Finance. I’ve been teaching for 3 years.

Where do you live now?
I live in Istanbul, Turkey.

What makes you a good teacher?
I’m a people person. My student’s success is my success. It’s rewarding to help my students reach their business and personal language goals. I’m very social and enjoy meeting people from all over the world.

Tell me a bit more about yourself.
I love films, nature, music, animals and technology. In my spare time, I am a dedicated volunteer at Bu Paws, an organization in Istanbul, Turkey, dedicated to improving the lives of street dogs.

Krisia Justesen

Teacher

About Krisia

Where are you from?
Bermuda.

What are your qualifications?
I am CELTA trained, with over ten years' experience helping people learn English in three different countries.

What's your background?
My educational background is in Plant Science, but I have business experience as well as some radio experience.

Where do you live now?
Aarhus, Denmark.

What makes you a good teacher?
I love teaching. I enjoy finding new ways to teach through using language. I like to teach my students to think in English so they don't have to figure out the grammar -- it just flows!

Tell me a bit more about yourself.
I've lived in 8 different countries and love meeting new people. I enjoy spending time with my family, travelling, scuba diving, skiing, cooking and playing music.

English teacher Kendra Peterson

Kendra Peterson

Teacher

About Kendra

Where are you from?
I'm from Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

What are your qualifications?
For teaching qualifications, I have both my TEFL certification and DELTA. In university, I studied art history, anthropology and English. I will be starting my Master's in Linguistics in the near future.

What’s your background?
I have lived around the world and worn many hats, working as a corporate trainer, a marketing specialist, an assistant producer at a film company, and even as a zoo keeper.

These experiences, along with my 8 years' teaching, give me a well-rounded background from which to help learners with various different objectives.

Where do you live now?
I've just moved from Istanbul to Barcelona.

What makes you a good teacher?
I am an effective teacher not only because of my knowledge and experience in and out of the field, but because I easily connect with my students and truly understand their aims.

Whether they are to achieve a particular score on a proficiency test, complete a presentation, improve negotiation skills or just improve their level of general English, my students' success in reaching their goals is my own success and is what drives me.

Tell me a bit more about yourself.
I love to travel, experiencing new cultures and facing new challenges. I try to learn to cook at least one dish from each country I visit. Currently, I'm perfecting my paella and sangria here in Spain.

Our Teachers Have:

A Cambridge Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)

or

A Cambridge Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (DELTA)

and

A university degree (Bachelor’s or higher)

Many years’ teaching experience (or experience in the business world) including teaching English at universities

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