James JD

Profession: Session Musician / Accent Coach / English Teacher

Teaching Experience: As well as working as a TEFL qualified English teacher in various institutions over the past decade, I have spent the last few years on Cambly teaching thousands of students. I have over 15,000 lessons taught on Cambly, covering daily conversation, business English, IELTS and TOEFL speaking preparation and accent coaching.

Since 2008 I have been working as a professional session musician, and during that time I have also worked as a music teacher, teaching piano, ukulele and music theory

Interests: I am a professional musician living in Turkey, and over the last 12 years I have performed as a pianist on stages around the world with hundreds of bands and artists. I also enjoy working in the studio as a sound designer, session musician and film maker.

When I'm not working as a musician, I enjoy learning Turkish, cooking, hiking and camping in the mountains and doing film and video editing. My other interests include electronics, psychology, travelling and meeting new people

Education: I went to school in England and did three years of A Levels (usually we only do two years in the UK, but I couldn't decide what I wanted to study so I did an extra year to add extra subjects!)

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Turkish (Conversational)


Joseph A

Profession: My first profession was mechanical engineering currently high school teacher and online language teacher

Teaching Experience: I am, currently an English high school teacher.I have had many years of teaching English as a second language I am also, an online English language teacher. I have been with Cambly for Three years.I am also Ielts qualified .

Interests: watching movies, music, videos, travelling, cooking ,camping, out door activities, and fishing.MY passion football, (soccer) and learning of the many cultures around the world also i enjoy building houses and renovating old houses .

Education: My education, was entirely in Australia. After finishing high school. I commenced my 4 year course in mechanical engineering. After which, i completed my teaching certificates .

Spoken Languages: English (Native)


Marco Fernandez

Profession: I am currently an English teacher as well as a manager for a medium sized telecommunication company.

Teaching Experience: I have been teaching for over 12 years now with students from 3 years at private schools in person and online, to adults that are in high-level management positions that need to increase their professional vocabulary related to their own industry or more general business setting conversation as well as discussions they may have regarding conversation etiquette in the US.

Interests: I love learning, my hobbies include motorcycle riding daily to and from work. Archery with my son and wife every weekend as well as running at least 10 kilometers on a daily basis during my free time. I am also an avid reader of world history and current world events. I truly love traveling and learning about other cultures.

Education: I am TEFL certified for 150 hours and I hold a Bachelors degree in English literature.

Spoken Languages: English (Native)


Andy Bry

Profession: English Teacher

Teaching Experience: I have been teaching English here in the Philippines for over six years. I have worked at two different English schools and taught on-line. I teach ESL and IELTS to a wide variety of International students of all ages. My youngest student was 5 years old and the oldest 67 years old.

Interests: Most sports but particularly football (soccer), rugby, F1, boxing, MMA and American Football. I enjoy cooking all types of International food but I particularly like making desserts for my children. I enjoy watching films and occasionally watching tv as well as reading. I tend to become interested in anything that is...interesting!

Education: I went to school in the UK achieving qualifications in:
English Language & Literature, Welsh Language & Literature, Mathematics, Biology, Geography and Art & Design.
After leaving school I attended college and achieved a BTEC qualification in Modern History.
More recently I have obtained on-line qualifications with Cambridge English Teacher in How to teach IELTS and Grammar for Teachers as well as TEFL Graduate certification.

Spoken Languages: English (Native)


D. Bruce Wilson

Profession: Certified Primary/Junior School Teacher & Certified ESL Teacher / Trainer/ Administrator

Teaching Experience: I have been teaching around the world for nearly 30 years. I have worked in Canada, Japan, China, Thailand, Egypt and soon returning to work in an International school in Sanya, China.
I have extensive experience in a wide variety of subject areas and age groups. I have taught Kindergarten to grade 12, university classes to corporate business classes to specialty classes like TOEFL/TOEIC/ IELTS and even travel courses.

Interests: I love travelling and sports. I have been to 64 countries and still counting. I used to play rugby and basketball at a high level.
I have a 8 year old daughter who now is my main focus. We do a lot of science experiments and exploring the world online and first hand.
I play the piano and guitar but not well but absolutely love music from all over the world.
I love learning about peoples views and opinions on the world and try to keep myself well read on what is happening around the world.

Education: I graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in Social Science and then I went on to York University and received my degree in Education. I have also taken numerous courses in ESL/EFL and Special Education as well as Physical Education. I most recently finished my 120 hour TESOL certificate course from National Geographic Learning.
I believe learning is ongoing and that it is important to continually be reading and taking courses. Which I have done over my close to 30 year career.

Spoken Languages: English (Native)


Elaine Small

Profession: Author, Song Writer, Musician, Writer, Internet Researcher

Teaching Experience: I am a trained Sabbath School Teacher. I have taught students at church for many years. As a Sabbath School Teacher, I teach lessons that are found in the bible. I have to review the lesson before teaching the class. I have trained employees for many years. I taught children at the secondary school as a substitute.

Interests: Music, writing, reading, crocheting, knitting, playing the keyboard, guitar, organ, accordion, and other musical instruments. Singing gospel songs, going on missionary trips, prison volunteer, feeding the homeless, visiting nursing homes. Vegan cooking, being creative in the kitchen, fitness, health, Seventh-day Adventist Christian, other cultures.

Education: SUNY at Brockport. Studied Criminal Justice and Theatre.

Spoken Languages: English (Native)


Melissa Daniel

Profession: Online English teacher, Psychologist,

Teaching Experience: Over 15 years of teaching experience including 4 years of teaching online. Students ages ranging from preschool- senior citizen.

Interests: I love to travel and spend time with my animals. When not teaching I can be found working in my garden, reading a book, taking a walk, or going for a drive and enjoying a new adventure. I enjoy acting and have done many roles in local movies and commercials. I love teaching. I am a simple, calm person who enjoys talking to everyone.

Education: Masters of Science - Clinical Psychology

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


Franck L

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

Teaching Experience: Over 3 years of online language tutoring
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 (Basic)


Bev C

Profession: IELTS and ESL Instructor

Teaching Experience: I have over 35 years experience teaching in schools, universities and language institutes in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
I have taught English, IELTS, Academic English, General English, presentations, academic writing, and I've enjoyed many conversations. I don't do TOEFL prep. I don't teach children.

Interests: Current affairs, small business start-ups, education, space exploration, environment, food, culture, travel, hiking, music, volunteering ...

Education: I am a qualified English teacher with a Higher Education Diploma (Sec) and B.Ed (Hon) from South African universities, and a CELTA from Ireland.

Spoken Languages: English (Native)


Reon W

Profession: Certified TEFL teacher, Operations Excellence manager and Process expert in Optics. I am also a dog trainer.

Teaching Experience: I have taught English at the University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. I've taught English at an American language center in Yekaterinburg Russia. In Russia, I taught one on one lessons, group lessons, corporate client business English, intensive conversation classes, IELTS preparation classes and Everyday English online classes.

Interests: My interests are:
The outdoors, animals, dogs and dog training, motorcycles, history, traveling, working with my hands and survival skills. There's plenty more, but these are my main interests.

Education: N3 Fitting and turning. N4 machine design. Process expert/ lean manufacture CZV Germany. TEFL level 5 (TQ.UK)

Spoken Languages: English (Native)