Started her career as interpreter and translator
Elly holds a Bachelor of Interpreting and Translating in English and French with a specialisation in adapting texts for movie dubbing and subtitles and a Master in Applied Linguistics.
Speaks fluent Italian, French and Spanish
Elly got qualified as a CELTA Teacher in England and started teaching Business English, General English and prepared many students for IELTS exam.
Worked as Marketing Specialist and Student Services officer in language schools in Melbourne
Elly has an Italian background and thanks to her language studies, she has developed a great sense of cultural awareness which she believes to be one of her strengths. She travelled everywhere in Europe and came all the way to Australia to be able to work in a very multiethnic environment.
Fully understands the struggles of moving to a new country
Her passion for languages has always been a key factor all her life.
10-years of experience teaching ESL in Poland and Australia
Marzena holds a Masters in History and Philosophy and is currently completing her Ph.D in Contemporary European History with a focus on the Polish Solidarity Movement.
Focused and dedicated to her learners and their individual learning needs.
Marzena is task-oriented and passionate about getting her learners to reach their academic goals. She loves English grammar and adores teaching it, making it pleasant and relevant to student needs
Always smiling and ready for educational challenges.
Speaks Polish and studied French
Speaks Spanish and French
Yuly graduated from her Master’s degree in interpreting and translating Spanish – English at RMIT University and later on completed a Certiﬁcate IV in TESOL
Very creative lesson plans
Back home, she had ﬁnished a bachelor’s degree in teaching foreign languages English – French from the University of Pamplona.
Particular expertise in lower level classes
Yuly has over 3 years of experience teaching at International Schools and Language Centres, in Melbourne and Colombia.
Understands the challenges of living in a new country
Enthusiasm and passion for teaching is what drives Yuly to keep students on the edge of their seats creating inclusive lesson plans to maintain pupils engaged and motivated. Having learned English herself from an early stage, she clearly understands the obstacles that students face on a daily basis.
Passionate about creating a welcoming and inclusive classroom for students from all walks of life.
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Japanese, Karen moved into the Early Childhood Education sector, before attaining a Master of Education and beginning her English teaching career.
Loves singing and music and currently a member of an a cappella group.
Karen also has experience as a private IELTS tutor and as an academic editor.
Highly interested in travelling and learning about diﬀerent cultures, and especially trying diﬀerent cuisines.
She is enthusiastic about helping students become familiar with Australian culture and life in Melbourne.
Often encourages students to sing and learn using English songs.
Lived in Italy for two years and understands the trials and tribulations of living in a foreign country.
Tim holds a Bachelors degree in Sociology and English literature from the University of Auckland.
In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors, especially ﬁshing and camping.
Prior to his English teaching career, he worked in a variety of interesting jobs, from removing ice from chair lifts on a ski ﬁeld to managing bars, restaurants and even an Apple store.
Has a passion for animals, astronomy and science in general.
Tim taught English in Italy for the two and a half past years. During his teaching career, he has taught a range of ages and levels from children to IELTS exam preparation.
He comes from a family of teachers, his brothers are English teachers, his father taught maths and physics and his mother taught public health.
Tim has a passion for providing an educational environment that is fun, stimulating and sensitive to individual students needs.
Prior to becoming an English teacher, Sam worked as commercial analyst for Manchester United FC in London, UK
Sam is a passionate and caring teacher who takes his students’ progression seriously. He achieved a notable Pass B in his CELTA qualiﬁcation in 2017 and he uses a lot of what he learned to ensure that he’s thorough and rigorous when it comes to explaining English grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.
Is a passionate footballer and he is the captain of SMEAG’s futsal team.
Sam’s favourite classroom activities include (but are not limited to) running dictations, board games and interactive games such as Quizlet/Kahoots.
Is also a keen traveller, having visited 29 countries, and he has climbed mountains in the UK, The French Alps, Kenya and South Korea.
Sam is originally from Scotland (UK), but has lived away from his homeland for over 8 years. Since then, he has lived in London, China, Hungary, and, most notably, South Korea. During his two years in South Korea he studied and used Korean, which he feels has made him more understanding of the diﬃculties involved in learning a foreign language as an adult.
Has 10 years teaching experience in Taiwan, South Africa & Australia
Gabrielle grew up in the multilingual and multiethnic South Africa, which is where her love of languages began. Gabrielle is a creative and has a Bachelor of Fine Art degree - and started her career as a graphic designer.
Lived in four diﬀerent countries but loves Melbourne the best.
After completing the Cambridge CELTA teaching diploma she promptly sold all her worldly possessions and moved to Taiwan to teach everyone from kindergarten students to adults.
Curious about everything & everyone & will ask many questions
Gabrielle is passionate about creating a fun & dynamic classroom environment. She is determined to make you speak, in English, without a care in the world.
Can speak English, Afrikaans (a language from South Africa) & survivor
In her free time she’ll challenge you to a dance-oﬀ, or can be found power walking along the beachfront whilst listening to podcasts – or music that makes you move. She has been in Melbourne for over a decade & now considers herself a local.
Speaks Polish, English, French, and is learning Spanish
Natalia holds a Bachelor of Applied Lingustics, as well as a Master of Teaching and Translating in English and French.
Curious and always willing to learn new things.
Natalia understands the needs and problems of international students as at university, she devoted a lot of time to helping international student assimilate in her city. She herself was one too.
Curious about everything & everyone & will ask many questions
Natalia realises that students might have reservations and diﬀerent learning styles, so her aim is to create an inclusive classroom, making sure that no one feels left out or afraid to participate.
Speaks French and German
Daisy’s love of languages began relatively early at the age of 15 when she relocated to France as an exchange student for 1 year. Later, after completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Monash University majoring in French and Sociology, Daisy travelled overseas and worked in various roles in New York.
Lived in Asia, America and Europe and understands the challenges of relocation.
Her English teaching career began in Germany where she was invited to teach Business English in a community college and then later, at various German companies. Her teaching repertoire also includes exam preparation for the Cambridge Advanced certiﬁcate and conversational English for German natives. On her return to Australia she completed the Cambridge CELTA at Monash College and started to teach general English in Melbourne.
Provides a combination of serious and fun exercises in the classroom to inspire students
She speciﬁcally likes to develop the conﬁdence of her students so that they feel free to express themselves in English.
Has a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education & Master in TESOL
Anastasiia prioritises students’ development, taking on their daily and long-term progress as a personal mission. Anastasiia also holds a Bachelor of Arts with specialisation in English language; minors in Art History and Literature and a Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Speaks Russian Language
Since a very young age she has been travelling around the world, learning English and being exposed to diﬀerent cultures and teaching techniques in US and Europe. She believes that learning a language is a creative process in which one immerses oneself in a cultural setting and discovers diﬀerent ways of expression.
Has a natural passion for the English language from a self-taught perspective as well as a passion for teaching English classes, which are designed based on students’ needs rather than stereotypes
Anastasiia’s teaching style combines the importance of grammar and vocabulary with the relevance of the ﬂuency in a spoken language.
Graduated and complete her CELTA in 2016
Elena has always loved reading and learning about diﬀerent cultures, so when she needed to decide what to study at university, English Literature and Spanish seemed like the perfect degree.
Has taught English in China, Greece, the UK and now Australia
She spent her year abroad in Chile where she worked and studied and then travelled around South America before returning home to ﬁnish her degree.
Knows how wonderful it is to be able to communicate in another language
Being a language learner herself, Elena understands how frustrating language learning can be and the struggles that come with living in another country. She also hopes that she can help boost her students’ conﬁdence to use English outside the classroom while they are living here in Melbourne.
Loves to dance and did ballet as a child
Heather is from Northern Ireland originally but has not lived there since she was 18. She has a degree in International Development and worked for an international non-governmental organisation before becoming an English Teacher.
Went shark cage diving in South Africa and likes to think she is quite adventurous
She loves to travel and has spent time in Italy, India and Palestine.
Would love to travel to all the countries in the world beginning with I – so far she has been to 4 out of the 8!
She completed her Cert TESOL in Austria where she developed a love for helping students to learn English in a fun and interactive way which she aims to bring into each of her lessons to make them memorable for her students.
Holds a Masters Degree in TESOL
Miguel ﬁrst became interested in teaching in high school but worked in IT from university graduation until he decided that he wanted to follow his dream. He has mostly taught in Australia but has worked in Thailand, China, Korea, Japan, and Malaysia as well as having travelled extensively in Asia, America and Europe.
A teacher for over 15 years
Miguel is very interested in culture and history and his major in his Bachelor degree was History. Travel and learning new cultures is a great interest. Other hobbies include sports and eating out.
Has taught in 6 countries
Miguel has worked in every level of a school from teacher and coordinator, to Director of Studies, so he understands the student process from every angle. He also has experience in universities from his time as a Director of Studies.
Holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tasmania and a Master of Arts from Swinburne University of Technology.
His ﬁrst teaching experience came in 2007, when in a spur of the moment decision, he left his career as a sports journalist in his hometown of Devonport and moved to China to teach English at a Middle School in Quzhou City, a ﬁve-hour drive from Shanghai.
Works as a freelance writer and broadcaster
Handling classes of up to 60 excitable teenagers didn't inspire him to take it up as a full-time career, but after moving to Melbourne and struggling to break back into journalism, he gave teaching another go and hasn't looked back. He worked for a year in Jakarta and then in numerous schools across Melbourne, teaching everything from General English, IELTS, EAP to developing a course based around the history and geography of Melbourne.
Loves reading and writing
Cade still works as a freelance writer and broadcaster having been published in The Guardian, The Age and The Jakarta Post among others and commentates Cricket and Australian Rules Football.