Tara Armitage

Profession: University teacher of IELTS and TOEFL

Teaching Experience: I have been an English teacher for 17 years, Teaching all levels and ages from Beginner to Advanced, Kids to Adult. I spent two years working as an IELTS examiner at A test centre in Perth, Western Australia. I have also taught business English to some of the Major, well known Co-operations. I am currently teaching in a University English Faculty specializing in IELTS and TOEFL IBT certification.

Interests: I love reading, I'm never without my Kindle digital book, but my main passion is travel.

Education: I graduated from Cardiff University Wales in the UK with an MA in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching and also have further teaching certificates in CELTA and TEFL

Spoken Languages: English (Native: UK), Indonesian (Fluent), Malay (Conversational)


Franck L

Profession: Freelance artist and designer / programmer

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: US / Canada), French (Native), Portuguese (Fluent), Spanish (Conversational), Italian (Basic)


Kenny X

Profession: IELTS Coach and Business Trainer

Teaching Experience: For Pro Sessions with me (IELTS, TOEFL, Business English, etc.), please be sure that you are making your reservations here:

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For the past 25 years, I've trained corporate executives and business owners in just about every aspect of business communication: public speaking, effective written communication, team leadership and motivation and much, much more.

Interests: I've lived in 17 different cities. I studied at one of the top universities in the world. I have a 30-year professional background that includes some of the coolest jobs you can imagine. (You might be surprised to hear what my favorite job was and why I loved it so much!) I have also founded two successful businesses of my own.

I love to meet people from different countries and different cultures. I'm currently in Fortaleza, Brazil, having an adventure of a lifetime. Just like you, I'm learning a new language: Brazilian Portuguese!

Education: I have a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, and I'm TEFL-certified. I'm also professionally trained as a public speaker and media spokesperson. My most valuable education, however, came from 30-years in the business world: as a journalist, executive trainer and successful entrepreneur.

Spoken Languages: English (Native: US / Canada), Portuguese (Basic)


Bryan L

Profession: Banker and Part Time English Tutor

Teaching Experience: I have taught English to call center agents as well as Chinese and Korean students for over 5 years. I have also taught working professionals from different countries Business English or Corporate Conversational English.

Interests: I enjoy traveling and exploring different countries. I especially love eating food from countries all over the world. My other passions would include movies, music, and watching live sport events.

Education: I graduated University of California Irvine with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and a Minor in Business Management.

Spoken Languages: English (Native: US / Canada), Chinese (Conversational)


Mary G

Profession: English teacher for university students and students learning to speak English

Teaching Experience: I have taught school for more than twenty years both in Alaska, USA and in Ontario, Canada. I have also had my own tutoring business. I tutored children and adults in English. I taught students to read, write and speak English. I have helped many foreign students with their English. I have also helped students prepare for job interviews and write essays. I know how hard it is to learn a foreign language so I admire my students for doing this. I love teaching!

Interests: I love to be outdoors, hiking, biking, swimming or sailing. I live near a lake in Canada so I get to go sailing a lot. I am also interested in psychology, history, geography and other cultures. I love talking to people and I love teaching. In fact, I love working for Cambly and talking to students from all over the world. For me, tutoring on Cambly is fun and very interesting.

Education: I have a B.A. in English from University of Alaska, USA. I also have my Ontario, Canada teaching certificate and I am registered with the College of Teachers in Ontario, Canada. I am a Reading Specialist and a Speech Specialist. I have taken many post-graduate courses in education, reading and speech.

Spoken Languages: English (Native: US / Canada)


Cynthia G

Profession: University Professor - English and writing

Teaching Experience: I have spent over 25 years effectively connecting with diverse classes and audiences as an adjunct professor of English and writing, a journalist, a photographer, a poet, a fiction and nonfiction writer, and a videographer. Standing in the intersection of my passions and experiences, I offer an electric curiosity and a fluid dynamism to what I do and to life. At my core, I am a teacher, writer, trainer, and communicator.

As a writer and teacher, I am positively engaged by and attuned to the individuality of each classroom experience and each tutoring experience. I am not afraid to use humor, to learn from my students and classes, and to treat students with a continually renewed optimism and a real and rooted belief in their potential. As a writer and photographer, I am also decidedly focused on the inimitable nexus between an audience and art.

I teach essay writing, and research writing classes at three different colleges, each with a unique student population. I consider it my charge to meet each college student and class where they are and take them to the next step lesson by lesson, class by class, consultation by consultation, grade by grade, and semester by semester.

Interests: I enjoy hiking, sailing, permaculture, photography, writing, lectures, theatre, cycling, poetry, pets, art, independent films, gardening, and a myriad of music genres. I play piano and trumpet and am learning other instruments. As well, I am a volunteer with a couple community groups.

Education: My graduate degree in writing is from Johns Hopkins University. As well, I have taken classes and writing workshops at the following: University, American University, Sewannee Writers' Conference, Summer Literary Seminars, and the West Chester University Poetry Conference.

Spoken Languages: English (Native: US / Canada), French (Basic)


K Maiella

Profession: College Professor/United States

Teaching Experience: I have taught at the college level for over 5 years but have also instructed at the elementary and middle school levels for over 6 years. I have worked with adult ELL and challenged learners.
I also work with ILETS students. Typically success in achieving your desired goal in ILETS ultimately relies on consistent and persistent effort an applying the skills you learn. I recommend the following schedule to provide ample preparation time. Approximately 4 months prior to testing. It is best to take a minimum of 60 minutes 7 days a week. Of course, there will be study time needed outside of class which relies on how much effort and time you can put into learning. Without putting sufficient time and effort into ILETS preparation, it will likely be difficult to achieve your desired goal.

Interests: I love computers and facilitating​ courses that empower learners. Some courses that I facilitated include college English, Computer courses, and Speech Communication classes. I am interested in technology and how their use are evolving in the business sectors. I enjoy discussing media and what is happening globally. I frequently watch the Discovery channel and even the History channel. I have a passion for learning and helping others achieve their potential.

Education: I have 4 degrees, 3 certifications, and I speak 2 languages.I graduated from the University of Arizona at Phoenix with a Master's degree in Education with an emphasis in Instructional Design, E-learning, and Computers. I am completing my doctorate in Educational Leadership and Technology (ET). I also have a Bachelor's in Management and Human Relations, and an Associate of Science with an emphasis in Media Communications. I hold certifications in the business, legal, and medical fields.

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


Reggie Zanzibar

Profession: Teacher

Teaching Experience: American English Academy, Cairo Egypt
Teacher November 2011- March 2017
Taught group classes to adult ESL students
One on One classroom instruction for Special Education students;
Implement & Oversee Individualized Education Plans for students placed in my care
Develop & maintain IEPs and other records for students in my care
Classroom management;
Planning, preparing and delivering lessons to a range of classes and age groups;
Preparing and setting tests, examination papers, and exercises
Marking and providing appropriate feedback on oral and written work;
Devising, writing and producing new materials, including audio and visual resources;
Attending and contributing to training sessions;
Participating in marketing events for the language school;
Preparing information for inspection visits and other quality assurance exercises;
Freelance teaching on a one-to-one basis;
Basic administration, such as keeping student registers and attendance records.






Port Said International School, Port Said Egypt
Teacher November 2012- 2013
Classroom management;
Planning, preparing and delivering lessons for English, World History, American History
and Economics ;
Preparing and setting tests, examination papers, and exercises


Egyptian English Islamic School, Zagazig Egypt
School Director: June 2011 – November 2011

Conducted analyses to identify and validate training requirements, document results of analyses, and develop and recommend alternative training strategies for consideration of decision-makers.
Designed, develop, produce, and implement instruction in a systematic manner. Select instructional media, materials, and equipment to meet learning objectives. Plan, supervise, and accomplish production of all instructional materials. Identify the relationship between training deficiencies and training system modification requirements.
Responsible for writing training materials, including tasks, learning objectives, format, organization, content, lesson maps, instructional strategies, methodologies, learning events and activities, test items, interface design and controls.
Developed testing instruments to pretest learners previous learning levels; measure cognitive, psychomotor, and performance accomplishments during formative and summative evaluations; test achievement at the end of a course of instruction. Develop testing plans, test administrators guide, and a cross-reference list of test items and related learning objectives.
Assisted in formative and summative evaluations and in applying the findings for improving training and instruction.
Stayed abreast of current developments in learning theory and instructional system theory and techniques




Mokhatam International School, Cairo Egypt
LICENSED TEACHER – GRADE THREE : 2010-2011
Taught academic, social and motor skills.
Prepared course objectives and outlines following curriculum guidelines.
Used audiovisual aids, lectures, and demonstrations to present subject matter.
Prepared, administered, and corrected tests; recorded results.
Maintained order in classroom and playground; taught rules of conduct.
Counseled pupils, interacted with parents and coordinated field trips.





REGINALD HARRIS


Futures Educational System/EduSystems International, Cairo Egypt
CURRICULUM COORDINATOR/ LEAD TRAINER: 2009-2010
Enhanced curriculum to generate student interest
Designed and implemented new teacher induction training
Designed and implemented professional development training
Created a teacher mentoring program
Created a Learning Management Portal
Designed and taught phonics program
Designed and taught Language Arts Package



Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI
LICENSED TEACHER – GRADES TWO AND TWO/THREE SPLIT: 1996-1998
HANDICAPPED CHILDREN’S AIDE/TEACHER’S ASSISTANT IN SPECIAL ED: 1992-1996
INCLUSION FACILITATOR FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION CHILDREN & FULL CLASS
Effectively interacted with cognitively disabled children in Grades one-five. Instructed children about their addresses, telephone numbers, and minor geography to build esteem and prevent incidents. Also taught transportation and monetary information.
Took their mental concept of failure and turned it into focus on achievements. Generated self-esteem and enhanced reading through repetitiveness.
Dedicated to teaching; cared about the children; provided professional demeanor.
Successfully taught GED classes: Students passed their tests and received their GEDs.
Enhanced curriculum to generate interest among at-risk children from minority neighborhoods. Facilitated plays and artwork (set painting, drama, music, etc.). All participated and entertained other students and parents.
Praised by mentor; increased learning abilities among most students; strict but fair.
Went beyond budget and expectations for supplies; known by children to be caring.
Participated in small group education and field trips for handicapped children.

Taught academic, social and motor skills. Prepared course objectives and outlines following curriculum guidelines. Used audiovisual aids, lectures, and demonstrations to present subject matter. Prepared, administered, and corrected tests; recorded results. Maintained order in classroom and playground; taught rules of conduct. Counseled pupils, interacted with parents and coordinated field trips.

Education: American International College, Springfield, MA
MASTERS IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION : 2013

University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI
WISCONSIN TEACHER CERTIFICATION: 1996 – GPA 3.8

Carroll College, Waukesha, WI
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: 1992

Spoken Languages: English (Native: US / Canada)


Steven Alan M

Profession: Pharmacist

Teaching Experience: For 9 years I was a TaeKwon-Do black belt instructor. I was also a teaching assistant for several classes while attending the University at Buffalo.

Interests: My interests include: learning Japanese, camping, hiking, backpacking, surfing, paddle boarding, boating, martial arts, movies, and traveling.

Education: In 2010 I graduated from the University at Buffalo with a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Pharmacology and Toxicology. In 2014 I graduated from the University at Buffalo with a PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) degree.

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


Becky D

Profession: Retired international flight attendant

Teaching Experience: I taught Spanish and world history in Los Angeles at the high school level

Interests: My interest are travel foreign languages and cultures archaeology and anthropology history art photography tennis movies music and politics

Education: I have a degree from University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA). I have a BA in archeology and anthropology and also studied Spanish, French, Greek, Arabic and Portuguese.

Spoken Languages: English (Native: US / Canada), French (Conversational), Spanish (Conversational)


Bill Ace

Profession: Teacher

Teaching Experience: I have been a teacher for 20+ years. I have spent most of my teaching life working in Thailand teaching ESL and i have considerable experience in teaching younger students. I worked in international kindergartens for 7 years and in the evenings taught at a wide range of businesses teaching business English

Interests: I like all kinds of sport and watch sport regularly.
I also read widely often as a result of helping students with assignments

Education: I was educated in the UK and have an upper second class degree in business from Staffordshire University and a post graduate diploma in education from Mission College.

Spoken Languages: English (Native: UK)


Gavin Ster

Profession: ESL English Trainer

Interests: Basketball, Chess, Music, Video games

Education: Clarendon College, Glenmuir high..

Spoken Languages: English (Native)


Michael Shine

Profession: ESL teacher

Teaching Experience: I have been teaching ESL in universities, institutes, and international companies for the last 20 years. I also have online teaching experience, having taught European and Asian students in this way since 2010. I can teach all kinds of English: general, exam preparation, and business.

Interests: I enjoy playing sport, watching movies, and listening to music.

Education: I have a BA degree in Education from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Spoken Languages: English (Native: UK), Spanish (Fluent)


Stephanie HI

Profession: Retired Classroom Teacher / Athletic Coach / Special Needs Advocate / Certified Professional Life Coach / Tutor for Cambly!

Teaching Experience: 25+ years of Teaching and Athletic Coaching.

I have taught all age groups from Pre-K gifted programs, elementary school, High School English, History, Art & Job Skills as well as Technical School Anatomy/Physiology, Microbiology & Phlebotomy.

I also spent over 25 years as a Coach at both the Club level and High School Varsity teams in Gymnastics, Tennis, and Soccer.

In the past 10 years, I have spent time doing motivational speaking, workshops, ​and life coaching individual clients.

IELT​S EXAM PREPARATION is a true joy for me!! It is important that IELTS students try to set aside 5 days a week with a 30-minute​ time frame for each session to get maximum results.

Interests: Sports of any kind! Nutrition and working on a clean eating lifestyle, as much as I can because I absolutely love cultural foods!
I have such a broad base of interests, I don't believe I have too many things that I dislike!
I am an antique lover, which I think comes from me being a history fanatic. I like to look through YouTube videos for the latest comedic or inspirational clips along with Pinterest for ideas for the next DIY project. I love the outdoors and exploring, animal lover and advocate, and an avid reader when I need a quiet moment. Movies of any kind, but have been watching ones with historical settings lately. Conversation with anyone about almost​ anything!

Education: Linfield College w/ a BA Education & Sociology as a double major

Antioch University w/ a M.Ed in Special Education.

Numerous University classes in Art and Art Education.

American College of Professional Education for a program in Certified Medical Assistant and Phlebotomy - later to become an instructor for the school.

I have also obtained a Professional Life Coaching Certification.

Numerous college courses over the years geared towards teaching diverse cultures and ethnicities along with ethics and student learning styles.

Spoken Languages: English (Native)


Joel Wilson

Profession: English Teacher

Teaching Experience: I have been an ESL, English as a Second Language Teacher, for 20 years. I have worked at Kids Club in Busan, South Korea and for W. School at their Guri, Dosim, and Deosko branches in South Korea. I co-taught with local Thai teachers at the Daruna Bilingual Program in Ratchaburi, Thailand. I tutored adult learners at the Berlitz Language Center in Philadelphia, USA. I was also a Signals Intelligence Instructor in the US Army. This past 2016-2017 school year, I completed a 1700 hour AmeriCorps contract as a Reading Tutor in a local public elementary school in Delaware, USA. After many years of teaching experience, I have come to the conclusion that the best way to learn English is not by studying grammar or vocabulary, but instead by acquiring the language through authentic communication.

Interests: I enjoy traveling, meeting new people, experiencing different cultures, and eating spicy food such as Kimchi. I also enjoy watching Sci-Fi movies and TV series, especially Star Wars, Supernatural, and Stargate SG1, but NOT Star Trek because "to boldly go" is a split infinitive error!

Education: Masters of Education, American Military University 2016

Bachelor's of Science in Speech, Emerson College 1995

Spoken Languages: English (Native: US / Canada)


Julie A Buckingham

Profession: English Language Tutor

Teaching Experience: For many years, I have been working one-to-one teaching adults, young people and children in the community and in local schools. I am now a qualified TEFL tutor and have been teaching students from all over the world on Cambly now for three months - from beginners to intermediate. I also teach 1:1 in my hometown with Polish students who need help to gain confidence in their spoken English and who want to improve their job prospects and be able to communicate with the people around them because they get little opportunity to do this

Interests: Running (slowly) three times a week, caring for my dog Max, spending time with family and volunteering in the community (running children and young people's events and whole family sessions). I enjoy spending time with my family (especially my 3 year old grand-daughter) and I keep up-to-date with news items.

Education: I am a qualified TEFL teacher with a keen interest in communities and helping others to gain confidence. I am a native English speaker and I love learning about different countries and cultures - help me to learn more! I bring a wide range of experience into my teaching including attendance at University and I gained a Foundation Degree in Managing Community and Voluntary Organisations plus Counselling Qualifications (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution Focused Practice). I am a qualified Tutor in teaching Listening and I am also a trained Mediator.

Spoken Languages: English (Native: UK)


Amelia P

Profession: Marketing Communications

Teaching Experience: I have my TEFL/TESOL certification from International TEFL Academy in Leon, Nicaragua. During the course I completed 180 hours of classroom studies and 10 hours of practicums teaching beginner, intermediate, and advanced learners between the ages of 13 and 55. Over the years, I have prepared and delivered dozens of presentations to peers to help them learn about and understand various corporate or organizational initiatives. I am a clay artist who has taught many classes to adult learners interested in pottery and sculptural techniques. In my fourth year of university, I was a Teaching Assistant (TA) responsible for conducting 1 1/2 hour classes weekly with approximately 25 students. I also graded their papers and assigned their final grades for the year.

Interests: Pottery, sculpture and the arts (clay, glass, metal, wood, painting, textiles); marketing and communications; community building; heritage restoration; urban design; music; dance; social justice; travel; food, beer and wine!

Education: 1988 Queen's University, Kingston, ON Canada, Honours Bachelor of Arts, Film Studies;

2007 Fanshawe College, London ON Canada, Graduate Certificate in Corporate Communications and Public Relations;

2012 Western University Continuing Studies, Certificate in Project Management;

2017 International TEFL Academy, Leon, Nicaragua, TEFL/TESOL Certificate (Level 5).

Spoken Languages: English (Native: US / Canada)


David Baker

Profession: TESOL/ESL Teacher

Teaching Experience: I have been teaching TESOL and ESL for the past 10 years

Interests: I love Baseball, Hapkido, audio books and dogs

Education: University of South Carolina

Spoken Languages: English (Native: US / Canada)


Joseph Cachia

Profession: english language teacher from AUSTRALIA

Teaching Experience: volunteer teaching for twelve months iam now currently teaching english full time at a school in my province for the last 10 months i also do some private tutoring for kids at my village

Interests: watching movies music videos travelling cooking camping out door activites fishing

Education: My education through primary to secondary was in Australia i then commenced a four year course in engineering i recently completed my tesol/tefol certificate

Spoken Languages: English (Native)


Jason (American)

Profession: English Teacher

Teaching Experience: I've taught around Southeast Asia for the past seven years. I've taught in elementary schools, high schools, language school and with corporate clients as well.

Interests: I enjoy the NHL, NFL and I am now learning about football which is played in the rest of the world. I also like music and movies, as well as the old cinema classics and to learn new languages.

Education: I attended Camden County College which is located in the United States and from there went onto Rutgers University. I majored in music with a minor in law.

Spoken Languages: English (Native: US / Canada), Thai (Basic)