TEACHERS & SUPPORT TEAM
I started teaching 20 years ago, and in 2012 I went to Spain to train as an English language teacher. I love teaching students from Beginner to Advanced level. It’s wonderful to see them improve their English and become more confident every day. I really like working with students from around the world – I often learn something interesting too! I studied American Studies and English at university and have a PGCE and CELTA .
I joined Malvern House London in 2021, and I also have experience teaching in Vietnam and Australia. I have taught General English of all levels, IELTS and English for Academic purposes. I also ran clubs for pronunciation, grammar, conversation and the job application process in a previous role. I really enjoy meeting people from other countries and learning about their cultures and languages.
I am an enthusiastic teacher with 11 years+ experience gained in the UK and abroad. I’ve worked as a Director of Studies, a teacher trainer with QTS status and I’ve taught in international American schools all over Europe. I have a BA in English language teaching & Creative Writing, an MA in American and Canadian Studies and a few postgraduate degrees, including Spanish language teaching awarded at King’s College London. I specialise in teaching exam preparation classes and English for academic purposes.
I’ve been a teacher since 1997, and I come from a family of language teachers. I studied English Literature and Linguistics, and specialised in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics. One of my lecturers inspired me to consider teaching English language as a way to deepen connections between people of different cultures. I went on to develop my skills with a CELTA course, and a Diploma in TESOL in 2015. Over the last six years, I’ve been teaching the Cambridge exams, such as the First, Advanced and Proficiency exams, and the IELTs.
I started teaching English in 2000 and have always loved my job. I really do love meeting people from all over the world. As well as in Brighton, I've worked in Portugal and Vietnam. Over the years, I've taught all levels and most English exams. I love teaching IELTS as I get a lot of satisfaction from empowering people to achieve their goals and IELTS can be life changing. I have a CELTA and a diploma in TESOL and I live in Brighton with my teenage daughter and I can't imagine living anywhere else. There's no other city in the UK quite like it
I am the Centre Director for Malvern House Brighton and also the Director and strategic lead for the development and execution of Language in Action, our Junior & Summer Camp offering. With a strong background in the travel language industry, I work closely with key Sponsors and Partners to ensure that we offer exciting and innovative learning opportunities for individuals and groups.
Director of Studies
I have been involved in language education since 2004, when I got my first teaching job in London. From the start, I loved the fact that every teaching day was different, and I really enjoyed learning new ways to support my students with their individual needs and goals. I completed a teaching diploma (Cambridge DELTA) in 2007 and an MA in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics in 2010. Since then, I have worked as a teacher, teacher trainer and academic manager and I am now excited to be working as Director of Studies at Malvern House Brighton.
Sales and Student Services Manager
I have worked in international education since 2003, when I took my CELTA qualification. I taught English in the UK and Italy for many years, becoming DELTA qualified in 2014. I have held positions in academic, centre and operations management before arriving at Malvern House to take up the post of Sales and Student Services Manager in January 2022. In this role, I deal with all non-academic aspects of the student journey, ensuring everyone has the best possible experience during their time with us here in Brighton.
Student Services and Accommodation Office
I hold a Master’s Degree in Tourism and Intercultural communication and I have been involved in the travel language industry for several years. I am also an accredited tour leader in Italy. My role as Student Services and Accommodation Officer is to welcome new students, help them with any queries and problems, anything accommodation related, anything to do with our social programmes, and to generally be a friendly approachable presence in the school that students can seek out.