Our Teachers

Check out our teachers’ bios to learn more about the great team of instructors we have here at English from A to Z!

 
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Sandra

Teaching is a way of life for me. I have taught a wide variety of subjects and grades in different countries. I have traveled in five continents and lived in four continents. Learning geography, history, and languages are some of my favorite subjects. Also I enjoy being a student as well as a teacher.

As an ESL Specialist/Teacher for almost a decade, I have taught foreign students and coordinated the ESL Program at a school in Germany. The age range was from 11-20 years old, with a wide variety of languages and cultures represented in my ESL Classroom

I enjoy the nuances of grammar and linguistics but also practical applications. I have helped ESL students to prepare for college-level tests, such as the SAT and Advanced Placement tests, and have also been a test proctor for college-entry tests.

In addition, I have taught ESL students in developmental reading courses and regular English classes.

While living in Germany from 2002-2016, I was able to learn enough German language to communicate verbally and read newspapers.

Currently, I am learning Spanish and teaching English while living in South America.

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Stephen

Hello everybody! My name is Stephen. I have had 36 years of teaching and training English in many different countries, as well as working online with many students. I am based in England, not far from the legendary city of Nottingham!

You can, of course, take lessons with me online - it saves coming to listen to me whilst sitting under the branches of the Robin Hood Oak Tree in Sherwood Forest.

I can offer you support in the following type of courses: Beginner to Advanced General English, Beginner to Advanced Business English, and TOEFL exam preparation. I look forward to training with you! You will be most welcome!

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William

“Hello, my name is William and I am an English teacher from Canada. I have been teaching English for approximately 5 years in a number of different countries.

I have had the opportunity to teach in Japan, Vietnam and China, gaining a wealth of experience and learning to perfect my teaching skills! I have worked with students from all ages and all walks of life. I believe that as a teacher, it’s important to always be learning.

I not only enjoy teaching my students, but enjoy learning about their unique opinions and perspectives on the world. I am looking forward to helping you improve your language skills and hope to work with you in the near future!”

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LaurA

Laura recently moved back to the United States and is now based in Selma, Alabama. Previously, she lived almost 25 years abroad, in France, India, Nicaragua and Mexico. She has traveled to 60+ countries, for work and tourism.

She works in the area of Economic Development and has also taught English to university students in Boston, France, India and Nicaragua. She has both an MBA in entrepreneurship and an MA in English Literature.

She is fluent in French and proficient in Spanish. She is keen to interact with international clients looking to improve their English, for writing speaking or for work.

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Natalie

Greetings! My name is Natalie and I am a teacher from Cape Town, South Africa. I have a Bachelor's degree in Communication Science and a Post Graduate in Education as well as a TEFL certificate. 

I have been teaching and tutoring for the past 10 years. I have taught a variety of subjects but I have a passion for the English language and for encouraging students to learn to love it as I do. I love travelling and learning about new cultures. I have been lucky enough to travel to 30 different countries so far and have met some wonderful, interesting people along the way. I have extensive experience in teaching younger learners but I enjoy teaching students of all ages. I am patient and encouraging while still ensuring that I challenge students and keep them interested. 

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Ben

Ben is the founder and head teacher of English from A to Z. He has been an ESL teacher and instructor for the past five years. Ben earned his TEFL / TESOL certification from the International TEFL Academy back in December of 2013.

He has a wide variety of experiences in teaching English as a second language to students from around the world. Ben has taught English for companies and organizations such as Berlitz Inc. and the Huntington Learning Center.

In addition, Ben spent a year living in Istanbul, Turkey where he taught English to high school students and also gave private tutoring to Turkish adults. 

Continuing his adventures overseas, Ben recently lived in Medellin, Colombia and volunteered at a public high school helping Colombian students to improve their English proficiency as part of the Ministry of Education's 'Bilingual Colombia' national initiative. He worked for a non-governmental organization based out of Bogota, Colombia.