Simon Ireland

Profession: Herbalist & English teacher

Teaching Experience: I have been teaching English online for 1 year.

Interests: Travelling, hiking, camping, surfing, natural medicine, permaculture, wild food.

Education: University College Cork - Hons. degree Zoology (BSc)

College of Naturopathic Medicine, Ireland - Dip. Herbal medicine & Dip. Naturopathic Medicine

TEFl (160 hour)

Spoken Languages: English (Native)

Ms. Nicola (Ireland)

Profession: IT Technician, Teaching English, Alternative Therapies

Teaching Experience: I have been teaching English to adults and children for over 3 years. Prior to this I was an Virtual Teacher/Trainer for one of the biggest technology companies in the world.

Interests: Yoga, Running, Photography, Teaching English, Alternative Therapies

Education: Degree in Business Studies and Photography.

Spoken Languages: English (Native)

Cecil Holmes

Profession: I have extensive experience both a teacher and a Policy Advisor to the Government in Belfast which is in the United Kingdom. That aspect of my professional life focused on updating the Curriculum and Assessment Processes in all of our Primary and Post-Primary Schools. I was asked to undertake a particular challenge and that was to ensure that what was taught in our schools reflected fully the current and future economic needs of Northern Ireland. As a Policy Advisor, I had the opportunity to influence the curriculum of every young person in my country. Today, those young people, through the enhanced curriculum, being prepared much more effectively for Higher Education and for the World of Work. Teaching English as a Foreign Language has been the central focus of my life during the past decade.

Teaching Experience: My teaching career began in a large High School which catered for students from the ages of 12 - 19. I taught English, Business Studies and Geography. I remained in that school for 20 great years prior to moving to Government Service.

Teaching English as a Foreign Language has always been a great interest of mine. It is so much fun to see non-native speakers become both fluent and confident.

In this capacity, I have been developing teacher training courses in order to enable the local teachers to teach English in a fun but effective way. I, too, teach young people in different settings - individual tutoring, formal classes and young people at University.

Interests: I have a fascination with travelling and learning from other cultures. To that extent I have been travelling extensively in Europe, America and Asia. One my goals is to see more of South America as well as places such as Mongolia and Tibet. But, while I have my health, I plan to continue travelling.

I allow my imagination to flourish through the medium of oil painting.

I love reading and, selectively, watching television, especially News and Documentary Programmes. Additionally, I become absorbed in the many segments about other countries.

I am a fitness fanatic and love nothing better than spending two hours in the gym and running 10k runs or even a half marathon.

Education: I was born on farm not far from Belfast which is in the United Kingdom. As a farmer's son I lived in a rural area where I attended the local Primary School before moving to the local town of Ballymoney to attend Grammar School. After school I took up employment in the Government for two years. However, my vocational calling to become a teacher attracted me to the local University - The Queens University of Belfast. When I started my teaching career I also studied, part-time, for two further Degrees - Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education. I further enriched my professional expertise by undertaking a course in Guidance and Counselling, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Teaching is my passion particularly enabling learners to make amazing progress in the four skills (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening) of English Language competence. The learning process, in my experience, in both fun and rewarding.

Spoken Languages: English (Native)

Alejandro Cortez

Profession: Bachelor of Arts in English

Teaching Experience: The British Castle, Bogotá, Colombia — English Teacher JUNE 2016 - PRESENT
Teach English at foreign multinational companies. Levels A1 - C1 and Business English.

IBOUX Education Ltd., Dublin, Ireland — Online English Teacher APRIL 2016 - MAY 2017 (REMOTELY FROM BOGOTA)
Teach English through an online platform where student and teacher connect. Levels A1 - C1, and Business English.

The EDGE English Language Experience, Bogotá, Colombia — English Teacher DECEMBER 2013 - NOVEMBER 2014
Teach English at foreign multinational companies. Levels A1 - C1 and Business English.

Interests: I love to travel, read architectural magazines, go out for coffee and take my dog out for walks.

Education: University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas — Bachelor of Arts in English MAY 2010 - AUGUST 2014

Northwest Vista College, San Antonio, Texas — Associates Degree in Communication JANUARY 2011 - AUGUST 2013

Spoken Languages: English (Native)

Padraic C

Profession: Assistant Professor

Teaching Experience: Ansan University, Ansan, South Korea Mar 2014-Feb 2017 , Assistant Professor

Yeonsung University, Anyang, South Korea Mar 2013–Feb 2014
Assistant Professor

Kongju National University, Cheonan, South Korea , Mar 2012-Feb 2013
Assistant Professor

Soongduck Elementary School, Seoul, South Korea, Oct 2010-Feb 2012
English Language Teacher

Herald English Language Academy, Incheon, South Korea, Apr 2009-July 2010
English Language Teacher

Scoil Carmel High School, Limerick, Ireland Sep 2005-Mar 2006
English Teacher

Interests: I have lived abroad for 11 years so I love to talk about world culture, travel and food. I love sports, especially football. I also go hiking, snowboarding and diving occasionally. I'm into good movies and dramas, socializing with friends and these days I'm studying Spanish. I also like to dance but I'm not very good :)

Education: Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden 2014-2016
Master of Arts and Social Science in Adult Learning and Global Change

Carlow College, Republic of Ireland 2001-2005 Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Theology and English Literature

I-to-I TEFL Teacher Training, Brisbane, Australia 2009
120 hour TEFL Certificate

Spoken Languages: English (Native)

Mark Hennigan

Profession: English Language Teacher

Teaching Experience: I have been an English Language Teacher for over 5 years, teaching in Ireland, Spain, Argentina, and Japan. I have taught all levels from Beginner to Proficiency. I also have experience in General English, Conversational English, Academic English, and Exam Preparation (especially PET, FCE, and CAE)

Interests: Movies, Music, Videogames, Writing, Football, Hanging out in Cafes, Reading, Travelling, History, Philosophy, Politics, Playing with my nieces

Education: International House Sevilla: Celta (A)
NUI Galway: MA in Literature and Publishing (2.1)
NUI Galway: BA in English and Psychological Studies (2.1)

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Basic)

Eileen D

Profession: Art Instructor and English Teacher,

Teaching Experience: I have been an Art instructor for many years in Canada and in Ireland. I also teach English as a second language, holding private and group classes.

Interests: I have many interests, Of course Art is one of my favorites! I love painting flowers, landscapes, seascapes and almost anything that catches my eye.. I enjoy many types of crafts, including sewing. knitting, crochet. Upcycling furniture and other household item is high on my list of things to do!
I consider myself an environmentalist, I am very passionate about what is happening now in our world.
I am vegetarian and I love cooking, creating new recipes and experimenting with new food ideas.
I keep up with world events daily, climate, politics, and all the interesting news items.
I enjoy traveling, long walks, beaches, sunshine.. nature in all of it's wonder.. yoga, meditation, dancing.
Of course I enjoy spending time with my family and friends spread across many countries.
I am very involved in family history and culture, spending many hour delving in to old records and archives!
I could go on and on, but we will find more common interests when we talk!

Education: I did my Secondary and University schooling in Montreal, Canada, I studied Arts and Sciences, intermediate French.
Later I studied Real Estate and worked in this profession for some time. I became an Art Tutor and I hold private and group and private classes. I have also taught English as a second Language in Ireland and in Dominican Republic.

Spoken Languages: English (Native)

Selah G

Profession: Teacher of English as a Foreign Language

Teaching Experience: I've taught English as a foreign language to students and business professionals for over 25 years, and still love each and every day of my job. I've lived and worked as an English teacher in Finland, France, England, Ireland, Israel, and the United States, and specialize in working with business professionals and college students.

Interests: I love business, high-tech, geopolitics, world cultures...and pets! At one point, I even ran my own pet-sitting business, and love each and every kind of animals--especially my two cats.

Education: I got my Bachelors Degree from Eastern Michigan University in the United States, and got a Masters degree in Social Anthropology from the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies. I obtained my University of Cambridge Certificate and Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language in 1990 and 1995, respectively. I obtained a Paralegal certification from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas in 2005.

Spoken Languages: English (Native), French (Basic)


Teaching Experience: I have taught in Ireland, Spain and France. I have over five years of EFL experience.

Interests: I have a wide variety of interests including sports with an emphasis on football, travelling (over 25 countries so far), music (recorded with various groups and have toured), literature (reading and writing), TV Shows (The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones), world Politics, business and history. I also love going out and meeting new people.

Education: My bachelors degree is in Drama and English. However I am currently completing my post-graduate in Journalism. I have also completed teacher training course with Macmillian and TEFL.

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Conversational)


Teaching Experience: iTalki (October 2013 until presently)
Freelance Teacher.
I basically prepare the lessons and advertise on this site and they take a commission from my student fee.
I teach students from all over the world and different levels. I tailor lessons to their specific needs and help them achieve their goals whether that be exam preparation or for their profession.

Learn English Online School of Dublin Ireland (July 2013 until presently)
English Teacher
Teaching students of all levels, ages and nationalities.

Saint Saviour's Dublin (2011 until presently)

Volunteer teacher of English as a foreign language for Saint Saviour's Dublin for past 2 years until presently where I teach all aspects of English to a variety of levels and ages. Levels range from Basic to Advanced.

Tutor group (August 2013 until February 2014)
English Teacher.
I teach english to students from China and Taiwan via the internet. All levels and subject matter covered.

Interests: I like to spend my free time taking part in various sporting activities including football and running. I am an avid fan of boxing. I also volunteer for my local Special Olympics basketball team where I am a coach and mentor to the athletes.

Education: TEFL Certificiate 2012
TESOL Certificate 2012
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Accreditation 2010
Insurance Foundation Certificate 2004
Business Studies Certificate from Ballsbridge College 1997
Leaving Certificate 1994

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Irish (Native)