Linda Italiano

Profession: Currently: volunteer teacher; English teacher. In the past: shop assistant, secretary, bank teller.

Teaching Experience: I've been teaching English privately for over 25 years.
I started off helping middle school and high school students with their homework. Then I began offering private English courses to small groups of complete and false beginners.
I helped one Chinese girl achieve an IELTS band 7.
I've also been doing voluntary teaching for 40 years.

Interests: I love teaching!
I also love melodious, harmonious music and I've studied several instruments.I’ve also played in an orchestra and sung in a Sardinian choir.
The way the human mind works fascinates me and I enjoy psychiatry.
I love animals and nature in general.
I'm very concerned about world conditions and our future.
Gardening.
Food.
Handicrafts.
Voluntary and humanitarian work.

Education: 11 years of primary and secondary schooling in Australia, winning two scholarships.
Various courses of vocational training.

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Italian (Fluent)


Colin Hancock

Profession: Entrepreneur

Teaching Experience: I have countless hours of conversation with members of the public.

Interests: Travel and get to know about different cultures.

Education: Languages High School
120 Hours TESOL Certificate

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), Italian (Conversational)


Franck L

Profession: Freelance artist / programmer - Languages: English, Português, Français, Español, Italiano - Interview Preparation

Teaching Experience: Teaching assistant School of Visual Arts
Private language tutoring

Interests: Visual arts, computer programming and web design, cuisine, investing, film and TV, world events

Education: visual arts
computer programming

Spoken Languages: English (Native), French (Native), Portuguese (Fluent), Spanish (Conversational), Italian (Conversational)


Alex Rubbo

Profession: Semi-retired: Lecturer & Teacher (IELTS/ESOL/EFL, Maths, Functional Skills English and Maths); Sales Manager; Business Analyst

Teaching Experience: EFL/ESOL: Japan 1989 - 1991, UK 1991 - 1996 & 2010 - 2015 (IELTS Specialist);

Functional Skills Maths & English: UK 2012 -2015

Interests: Music, Photography, Travel, Cinema, Theatre, Art, Industrial Design, Language, Cooking

Education: University of Toronto, BASc Engineering Science; International House, RSA/Cambridge Cert TEFLA; Open University, PGCE in Secondary Mathematics

Spoken Languages: English (Native), English (Fluent), Italian (Fluent), French (Conversational), Japanese (Basic)


George Dev

Profession: ESL Teacher/ IELTS Examiner

Teaching Experience: Online teaching experience, ESL Headteacher in a major ESL school in China and at Universities. IELTS Examiner.

Interests: Mainly travelling between Europe and Asia.

Education: Chartered Accountancy with KPMG, Forensic Auditing at University of South Africa

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Native), Italian (Native), French (Fluent), Portuguese (Conversational), Chinese (Basic)


Francesco Barese

Profession: english teacher

Teaching Experience: -4 years teaching and tutoring experience online/offline (ages 6-24)
-BA degree in teaching english as a second language
-self taught speaker of 4 languages

Interests: in my free time i love composing music ,i love to live in asia (i lived in Thailand for 3 years and now i will be moving to the Philippines soon), and i absolutely love dogs. my life doesnt feel complete unless i have a dog by my side

Education: BA teaching english as a second language from siam technology college

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Italian (Native), Spanish (Conversational), Thai (Conversational)


Gabrielle Ok

Profession: Translator, Chef, Musician, Artist, Writer

Teaching Experience: I taught English for 1 year in the Ukraine, music for 1 year in the Middle East and English for 2 years in Southeast Asia. Also, I have experience with teaching smaller groups and private students.

Interests: Music, art, movies, sports, travelling, languages, science, outdoor activities, yoga, different cultures, gardening.

Education: Bachelor's degree in Tourism, specialty: Food and Drinks from the Technical Professional College of Jacó, Costa Rica.
I also studied at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Israel.

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), Italian (Conversational), Portuguese (Basic), Hebrew (Basic)


pam s

Profession: TEFL certified teacher, Rural Economic Development Consultant (retired), Grant writer

Teaching Experience: I tutor ESL students in my hometown. I taught grant-writing workshops and college classes in rural economic development. I taught my children and now my grandchildren to read and write.

Interests: Travel, Reading, Writing, Meditation, Yoga, Hiking and spending as much time with my grandchildren as possible.

Education: American University in Paris, France 1970-71

Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington 2005-2007

American International School in New Delhi, India 1965-1968

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


Alexandra O'Loug

Profession: TEFL Certified Corporate English Teacher

Teaching Experience: I have 3 years of english teaching experience within Chile and Italy.

In Italy I worked with adults for John Peter Sloan. Mr Sloan's schools use a very distinct method of language learning through humour and I found this to be rather effective.
Currently, I am working for a school which operates primarily in the business sector of Santiago and I am based in a consultancy firm. My lessons are usually on a 1 to 1 basis.

Interests: I have a wide range of interests from health and fitness, politics, current events, food, travel, and language learning so any of these topics could make their way into my lessons!

Education: Pensby High School for Girls Sixth Form College (A2 Levels) Psychology (B) Art (B) English language (A)
London School of Economics (BSc) currently studying International Relations

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Italian (Fluent), Spanish (Conversational)


Pietro R.

Profession: Retired (Police Officer from Canada)

Teaching Experience: 5 Years of teaching in Canada
2.5 years of teaching English to Mexican students in Cancun.

Interests: Reading, movies, painting, outdoor leisure activities

Education: McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Bachelor Of Arts (Major in Communication and a Minor in Political Science

Spoken Languages: English (Native), French (Fluent), Italian (Fluent), Spanish (Fluent)