Our Faciliatators

Our Facilitators

Chris

Hi there, my name is Chris and I'm from Devon, in the south of England. I have been teaching English as a foreign language for over six years and have taught in China, the UK, Hungary and Spain. I have a background in Music and studied Composition at the RSAMD in Glasgow, Trinity Laban in London and the University of York. After finishing my master's at York, I travelled to China to teach for a little while and fell in love with it. I've been teaching ever since!

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Patrice

My teaching journey began in 2011, after obtaining my Bachelors at the UWI, in Jamaica and subsequently, becoming TEFL-certified. My style of teaching focuses on the student's unique needs. I believe that every student learns differently and it is my responsibility to create a learning environment that allows each student to feel safe enough to explore and experiment with new information in order to maximize their fullest potential. I'm excited to meet and get to know you. See you soon!

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Russ

I am a passionate academic with extensive teaching experience. I am proficient in English, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese, as well as culturally sensitive with a deep understanding of the education sector. I obtained my Master’s degree from Moscow State University of International Relations, Russia’s top diplomatic school. I also have a PhD in history and politics from the University of Melbourne, the highest-ranking university in Australia. I am currently working on my academic monograph.

I am also a CELTA-certified English teacher and am passionate about helping students achieve high scores in the IELTS test as well as pursue further studies and vocations. My combined experience and proficiency in grammar, communication and education means I can help students to express themselves effectively in any scenario.

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Graciana

My name is Graciana and I have been a teacher of English for the last 14 years. I am from Mendoza (La tierra del sol y del buen vino) Argentina, in Latin America. I have been to countries like Chile, Scotland and England, where I lived for 8 months.
I love teaching English online because it allows me to meet students and teachers that I would never be able to meet otherwise! Plus, I also get to learn about other countries and cultures! In addition, I enjoy having fun lessons where creativity, discussion and ideas can flourish.

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Shelley

My name is Shelley. I have been teaching since 2009. 

I have worked as a Director of Studies (DOS), English for Academic Purposes (EAP) lecturer, and young learner specialists, in Spain, Italy, Mexico and the UK. 

I have masters degrees in Child Studies, Translation Studies, and TEFL and Applied Linguistics from universities in Spain, Sweden and the UK. 

I am passionate about the student’s experience in the classroom and how we can bring personalisation into our lessons to promote engagement. In addition to teaching, I write ESL/EFL (English as a second language and English as a foreign language) content, and materials for teacher training and blogs. 

I have taught many different age groups and nationalities and helped these students to achieve their goals. I look forward to helping you on your language learning journey.

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Nigel

Hi, my name is Nigel, and I’ve been a teacher since 2002. 

In those 19 years, I’ve taught in Indonesia, Japan, Chile, Bolivia, Russia, Oman, Cambodia, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Ukraine and Myanmar. 

My students have been young learners and adults, and I am experienced in teaching General and Business English. 

Travelling, walking in nature and watching wildlife are major passions, and I am also a keen songwriter. I love teaching because there is so much scope for creativity, for me and for my students alike.

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Patrick

I am a teacher from Ireland with 20 years’ experience teaching. I have taught all ages and levels and worked in many countries e.g. Malaysia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Oman, Taiwan, Ireland and Spain. I love teaching and always try to have an enjoyable, fun, interesting class. I am an experienced Zoom teacher and love to get to know new students from all over the world.

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Communication Skills

Nina

Hi there, my name is Nina. I am so excited to meet you and get to know you! I am from beautiful, sunny South Africa, where I currently reside. I have worked in many different industries and gained amazing worldly knowledge through these different work environments, but my true passion and purpose lies in education.

I have experience with remedial teaching and facilitating of all different age groups, from toddlers to teens, university students to high powered professionals and government officials. In my sessions, I am my student’s biggest cheerleader.

I would describe myself as enthusiastic, patient, dedicated, reliable, high-energy, flexible, encouraging but most of all loads of fun! The more fun and engaging the lesson, the more we retain. [And you don’t even feel like you are learning 😉] I love teaching, as I get to connect with many different people from all walks of life. I take pleasure in getting to know my students, understanding their needs and helping them achieve their goals. I believe that knowledge is power. Empowering others to know their full potential is what it’s all about. It’s meaningful, which makes me love what I do, even more. I can’t wait to meet you!

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Jamie

Hello parents and students! I have been an online ESL teacher since 2015. I have also taught in Iceland, Taiwan, and the USA. I currently live in beautiful Phuket, Thailand. I have formally studied Thai, Korean, French, and Spanish, and I speak Icelandic fluently. I know a lot about the delicate nature of learning a language. It means a lot to me to enrich the lives of the students I teach. I look forward to seeing you in the classroom!

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Eleanor

Hi, my name is Eleanor, I am from Bournemouth in the U.K. I have been teaching English for 13 years, to a wide variety of people from around the world of all ages! I have taught in the U.K, Austria, Spain-where I currently live and online to students in China. I love to teach and facilitate learning, guiding students to recognize their own skills, talents, and ideas about things, allowing them to gain a good understanding of relevant topics and discuss them with confidence. I think it’s important for students to enjoy classes (and life!) cultivate creativity and learn how to make a difference.

I love to do yoga and meditation, spend time in nature, walk or cycle near the sea or in the mountains, read, listen to music, sing, occasionally play the guitar, and spend time with my friends and family. I also love to travel and visit new places. I have visited many countries- my favorites including India, Colombia, Turkey, and Italy.

I look forward to meeting you in the Shiminly classroom!

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Mary

Hi! My name is Mary. I am a traveler and have been teaching for the last 7 years. In those years, I've lived and taught in many countries, e.g., China, Vietnam, Russia, Poland, Ukraine.

I am experienced in teaching General and Academic English. I am also passionate about helping my students prepare for the IELTS test, understand English grammar, and overcome difficulties in expressing themselves. I have taught students from different cultural and professional backgrounds and helped them achieve their academic and personal goals. Nowadays, I am working towards my PhD in Education. Teaching online helps me meet lots of interesting people, as well as get to learn about many interesting cultures and traditions. I'll be glad to meet you and help you achieve your goals. See you soon!

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Ruth-Ann

Hello, my name is Ruth-Ann and I am excited and passionate to embark on this journey of teaching English to you. I have been teaching since 2011 after completing my Bachelors at the UWI Mona in Kingston, Jamaica and most recently a Diploma at Seneca College in Toronto, Canada. I aspire to create a safe, student-centered environment, with a focus on active learning, where students are always engaged and feel comfortable to express their thoughts, ideas and opinions. My classrooms are also spaces for exploration and discovery and each student is welcome to challenge themselves by maintaining a growth mindset where they always strive for improvement every day. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you!

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June/July Schedule

All Class times stated are IST.

Week: Monday, 20 June - Friday, 1 July

GRADES CLASS TIME 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Mon 20 June Tue 21 June Wed 22 June Thu 23 June Fri 24 June Mon 27 June Tue 28 June Wed 29 June Thu 30 June Fri 1 Jul
1 and 2 4:00 - 5:00pm Bees? Bees! Emotional Intelligence Email Pollution The 5 Senses Project Day: Helping the Earth What's for Breakfast? Paper Cranes 3D and 2D Project Day: Helping the Earth
3 and 4 4:00 - 5:00pm The Color Wheel Climate Change Good Game Spending Wisely Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs Project Day: The Solar System The Sun is a Superstar Racism Camouflage and the Environment Project Day: The Solar System
5 and 6 6:00 - 7:00pm Introduction to Climate Change Study Skills: Time Management Dance Trends Saying Sorry Chez Bestaurant Project Day: Let's Go Climbing Digital Citizenship 101 Managing Emotions Tereshkova & Women in Space Project Day: Let's Go Climbing
7 and 8 6:00 - 7:00pm Architecture: Famous Bridges Stress & Sports Introduction to ethics English Around the World Motivation Project Day: Visual Storytelling: Illustration Experiment Design: Introduction Animal Rights Writing for Enjoyment Project Day: Visual Storytelling: Illustration
9 and 10 5:00 - 6:00pm Greco-Buddhist Art Academic Stress and Time Management The Chernobyl Disaster Using Other People's Ideas Depression Project Day: Dwindling Resources: Sand and Soil The Classic Mediterranean AI Ethics: Dilemmas Elements of Fiction Project Day: Dwindling Resources: Sand and Soil
11 and 12 5:00 - 6:00pm What is Art? 1st Year of University: Reaching Out Nutrition in the Past Teamwork Strategies Applying to Jobs Project Day: Ecotourism Happy New Year What Do We Owe To Each Other? Pilobolus Dance Company Project Day: Ecotourism

Week: Monday, 4th July - Friday, 15 July

GRADES CLASS TIME 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Mon 4 July Tue 5 July Wed 6 July Thu 7 July Fri 8 Jul Mon 11 July Tue 12 July Wed 13 July Thu 14 July Fri 15 July
1 and 2 4:00 - 5:00pm Constellations and Mythology People and Feelings Do it Yourself! Fruits and Veggies Chores Project Day: Making Constellations Helping Hearts The Art of Recycling Shaping our World Project Day: Making Constellations
3 and 4 4:00 - 5:00pm Intro to Reading Strategies Picture Composition Rules Wind Power The Orchestra Project Day: Chinese Zodiac Online Interactions Make It, Fake It, Recreate It Food Labels Project Day: Chinese Zodiac
5 and 6 6:00 - 7:00pm Prisoner's Hat Riddle Climate Change and Animals Demoralization Mind Your Concentration! Mayan Calendar Project Day: A Picture is Worth a Million Words What's on TV? Drones Being a Responsible Friend and Student Project Day: A Picture is Worth a Million Words
7 and 8 6:00 - 7:00pm The Hero's Journey Troubleshooting Counting Systems Understanding Depression Giving Advice & Making Suggestions Project Day: Environmentalism: The History of Climate Change Climate Change & the Role of the Government Young Scientists Fiction: Folk Tales Project Day: Environmentalism: The History of Climate Change
9 and 10 5:00 - 6:00pm Coffee Being Happy Out-of-this-World Inventions Crowded Cities Project Day: Flash Fiction 1 The Polite Pest Using Scientific Articles Dealing with Conflict Project Day: Flash Fiction 1
11 and 12 5:00 - 6:00pm Senior Year Around the World How to Choose a University Introduction to Sociology Art as Activism Managing Money Project Day: Unconventional Artistic Media The Legend of the Jiujitsu Suffragettes Ancient Art: Cave Paintings Keep it Professional Project Day: Unconventional Artistic Media

Week: Monday, 18th July - Friday, 29 July

GRADES CLASS TIME 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Mon 18 July Tue 19 July Wed 20 July Thu 21 July Fri 22 July Mon 25 July Tue 26 July Wed 27 July Thu 28 July Fri 29 July
1 and 2 4:00 - 5:00pm Bees? Bees! Emotional Intelligence Email Pollution The 5 Senses Project Day: Helping the Earth What's for Breakfast? Paper Cranes 3D and 2D Project Day: Helping the Earth
3 and 4 4:00 - 5:00pm The Color Wheel Climate Change Good Game Spending Wisely Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs Project Day: The Solar System The Sun is a Superstar Racism Camouflage and the Environment Project Day: The Solar System
5 and 6 6:00 - 7:00pm Introduction to Climate Change Study Skills: Time Management Dance Trends Saying Sorry Chez Bestaurant Project Day: Let's Go Climbing Digital Citizenship 101 Managing Emotions Tereshkova & Women in Space Project Day: Let's Go Climbing
7 and 8 6:00 - 7:00pm Architecture: Famous Bridges Stress & Sports Introduction to ethics English Around the World Motivation Project Day: Visual Storytelling: Illustration Experiment Design: Introduction Animal Rights Writing for Enjoyment Project Day: Visual Storytelling: Illustration
9 and 10 5:00 - 6:00pm Greco-Buddhist Art Academic Stress and Time Management The Chernobyl Disaster Using Other People's Ideas Depression Project Day: Dwindling Resources: Sand and Soil The Classic Mediterranean AI Ethics: Dilemmas Elements of Fiction Project Day: Dwindling Resources: Sand and Soil
11 and 12 5:00 - 6:00pm What is Art? 1st Year of University: Reaching Out Nutrition in the Past Teamwork Strategies Applying to Jobs Project Day: Ecotourism Happy New Year What Do We Owe To Each Other? Pilobolus Dance Company Project Day: Ecotourism

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