Maria Gallagher

Profession: Activities Co-ordinator

Teaching Experience: I have worked as an au pair in Spain teaching two children English through games. I have also volunteered as a Teaching Assistant in a primary school. After I graduated university, I did an internship in research where it was my job to travel to secondary schools across the north west of England conducting group sessions collecting data from the students to be used by the British government to aid them forming the school curriculum on health topics. During this time, I also worked as a supply teacher. I now have a permanent job as an Activities- Coordinator and I also tutor English.

Interests: Culture, Psychology, Philosophy, documentaries, music, films, and literature.

Education: I graduated with a BSc (Hons) Psychology degree (2:1) in 2015 and I gained my Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate in January 2017.

Spoken Languages: English (Native: UK)


Rudi V

Profession: Teacher

Teaching Experience: 16 years - English. I specialize in IELTS exam preparation. I have 8 years experience teaching IELTS. Also, PTE tests. I am a certified Cambridge Oral examiner. I have taught ages 4 - Adults. Levels Beginner - Advanced. Including: General English and ESP courses. Medical English, Tourism etc.

Interests: Travel, guitars/music, Alternative medicine, sport, photography

Education: BA + CELTA Teaching Certificate Cambridge Uni + PhD Alternative medicine current

Spoken Languages: English (Native: UK), Afrikaans (Native), Vietnamese (Conversational), Dutch (Conversational)


Francesca JFR

Profession: Stay at home mother

Teaching Experience: I currently homeschool my oldest son for the past two years.
In the past I trained, licensed professionals, how to perform various aesthetic procedures.

Interests: Currently, I love to repurpose/metamorphosize furniture. There is something about a vintage piece, in need of some TLC, (tender love and care), that evokes a meditative, peaceful and calming disposition. It's a sense of control and self-worth with no judgement or goal beyond the joy of the transformation itself.
I enjoy geography and most aspects of science.
Dancing, reading and watching legal thrillers and good old fashion comedies. I have a unyielding passion for cooking...it not only satisfies hunger but it's endearing to the soul. Moreover I appreciate philosophical topics and familiarizing myself with other cultures.

Education: I finished and obtained my medical degree at University of Buenos Aires.

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


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)


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)


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

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, 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)


Tracy L.

Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; ESL Teacher

Teaching Experience: Private english lessons for one year while living in Italy; Online english lessons for one year while living in Italy and California to students in China; Three months teaching english with an english language school and providing private lessons since here in Chile (currently living abroad in Santiago, Chile).

Interests: Running, skiing, hiking, horseback riding, reading, trying new restaurants/eating, people watching, helping others, travel, travel, travel!

Education: Bachelors Degree in Psychology from University of Colorado, Boulder. Masters Degree in Social Work from San Diego State University. TEFL certificate from Via Lingua in Florence Italy.

Spoken Languages: English (Native: US / Canada)


Ruby Mei

Profession: Educator

Teaching Experience: • 2014-2016 STAR DANCERS STUDIO, Leander Tx, Instructor
- Instruct dancers on the foundation of dance based on American, Russian, French and Italian method of Classical Ballet.
- Choreograph appropriately according to age, gender, religious beliefs, style and theme.
- Observe and mentor students on interaction, behavior, and emotional reaction.

• 2013-2015 AUSTIN POOL PRO’S, Austin Tx, Guard/Driver/Mediator-Interpretor
- Life guard/ CPR and AED certified supervisor.
- Transport employees (coming from abroad) to and from contracted locations, and to and from shopping and entertainment outings.
- Assist our work abroad employees with communication, cultural understanding, and personal errands (Hospital, Bank, Etc…)

• 2010-2012 SAN MARCOS BAPTIST ACADEMY, Teacher/Boarding-Recreational Staff Member
⁃ Instruct students in Classical Dance, Ballroom Dancing, Dance History, Formal Interaction, and Etiquette of North American and European Culture.
⁃ Entertain students off and on Campus.
⁃ Chaperone students off and on campus.
⁃ Maintain a balance between student and classroom organization (no cliques due to language or culture similarities)
⁃ Assist students with personal school related issues.

I've taught in other places as well, But these opportunities I have listed were much different than any other place I've had to teach at.

Education: • 2000-University of Texas at Austin
Highschool, Austin Tx,
Diploma
Homeschooled through a distant
education program by UT.
Study’s equivalent to university
cirriculum. Graduated with college credit
at a 4.0 GPA.
• 2000-2001-University of Texas at Austin/
Distant Education, Austin Tx
No degree received
Studied in the Field of Science through UT’s distant education program.
• 2013-2014-Austin Institute for Massage
and Spa Therapy’s, Round Rock TX,
A Credited Massage Therapist
Study’s in this field include a wide range
of Biology, Anatomy, Kinesiology,
Pathology, Neurology, Physiology,
and law in the Health Department of
Texas.

Spoken Languages: English (Native: US / Canada), Macedonian (Basic), Spanish (Basic), Chinese (Basic)


Charea M.

Profession: Teacher

Teaching Experience: Let's see! Where to begin! I have been a teacher's assistant, a pre-school teacher, and english conversation assistant while living in Spain, a Spanish teacher, and currently I am a governess, I teach english as a foreign language (TEFL) and I am a private Spanish instructor!

Interests: Let's see...as far as interests go, I love to eat, I love to talk, and I love to cook, so that works out well for me! I like DIY (Do-It-Yourself) projects, trying new things, and conversing and spending quality time with my friends and family!

Education: I attended J.N. Andrews University, a small private school out in the midwest region of the USA. While there I completed a double major--Communications with an International Emphasis and Spanish for Translation.

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


Mark S Bingham

Profession: English Teacher

Teaching Experience: Marmara University Istanbul Turkey
Bilgi University Istanbul Turkey
Garanti Bank Istanbul Turkey
Kempinski Hotel Istanbul Turkey
Dae Ryun High School Daegu South Korea
Katona Joszef High School Kecskemet Hungary
Qatar Petroleum Doha Qatar
Saudi ARAMCO Jubail Saudi Arabia

Interests: History, travel, music, films, sport and more.

Education: Staffordshire University UK
BA(hons) International Relations
Trinity College Cambridge TESOL

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


Suzan E

Profession: Photographer

Teaching Experience: I have 20+ years experience as an elementary school teacher in all Grades K-5. I have worked with English Language Learners and am familiar with effective teaching strategies for students who are just learning to speak English. In my career as an educator, I have also done some private tutoring with adults who were working on improving their skills.

Interests: Photography, Art, Parenting, Different Cultures, Education, Cooking, World History, Gardening, Travel, Self Esteem Building

Education: Long Island University,
Master's in Science - Elementary Education

Hofstra University,
Bachelor in Fine Arts Specializing in Photography

Spoken Languages: English (Native: US / Canada)


Handel Forde

Teaching Experience: I've been tutoring here at Cambly for two years and I love it! I worked as a volunteer at a library Computer Lab, in Northern California, where I assisted first-time computer users during instructional lectures as well as on a one-to-one basis. I also helped library patrons who had issues with their Kindle and Nook tablets. Helping beginners is fun and quite an adrenaline rush!

Interests: Romance Languages, Ancient Rome, Computers, Jazz, 80's music, Grunge music, Classic Rock, College Football (American Football), the Bay Area, Public Transit Advocacy, Volunteering.

Education: I have a BA in History and Classical Civilizations from the University of California at Berkeley

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


Derek H

Profession: Hydraulic Engineering and Sales Technician

Teaching Experience: In-house training and teaching of hydraulic high-pressure components, such as pumps, valves, piping, and related components.

Interests: Photography, reading and writing poetry, blogging, listening and collecting vinyl music records of the 1960's to 1980's, singing karaoke, collecting stamps - philately, cooking spicy meals and experimenting with different flavours and dishes. I also do some film freelance acting and play bit part as a movie extra. Love meeting new people.

Education: I went to high school in a town named Barberton, in the eastern part of southern Africa. Later on, I went to a high school in Witbank English High School.
At school I studied English, math, biology, commerce, art, history, and geography.
I did some more schooling at the Johannesburg Technical College, National Technical Training- NTC 1 and 2, Mathematics.

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


Sarah Sharp

Profession: Middle School English Teacher

Teaching Experience: I have taught English at both language schools as well as traditional educational institutions like universities and middle schools. Having spent almost 6 years teaching, I have helped people with various goals. I have given English Business classes directly in the boss´s office as well as in a university classroom. I have helped people prepare for English exams such as the TEOFL, Cambridge First and TEOFL iBT. I have also given conversation classes both to groups as well as individuals. I have worked with a variety of age groups from adults to children.

Interests: I am a free spirit and have a sense of adventure. I enjoy being active. On the weekends, I like to go mountain climbing, bike-riding or running with my dog. I also enjoy reading, writing and learning interesting things about people and the world.

Education: I have a B.A. in Education with an emphasis in Spanish. I graduated in 2005.
I have a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology. I graduated in 2009.

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


Tim G

Profession: Customer Service/ Sales/ Tutoring

Teaching Experience: I have been to many seminars and self help programs. Also many training seminars for sales. I owned 2 businesses in the United States so I had to train my employees for various jobs. I sold both my businesses.
I helped with home schooling for my 3 children when they were young.

Interests: Art, Books/Literature, Cooking, Working out/Fitness, Media, Movies, Music, News, Social Events, & Religion is a very important part of my life.

Education: Martian County High School in Stuart Fl

Spoken Languages: English (Fluent)


Al Colins

Profession: Teacher

Teaching Experience: More than 5 years experience of both online and offline teaching work
Experienced in teaching exam reviews for TOEFL, IELTS and TOIEC
Has experience in teaching group classes and K12

Interests: Lifestyle and People, Music, Pets, Professions, Sports, History, Academics and World news

Education: Graduate of Bachelor in Education

Spoken Languages: English (Native: UK), Tagalog (Fluent), Japanese (Basic), Spanish (Basic)


Marie Rivera

Profession: Writer

Teaching Experience: 2 years volunteer conversational English tutor (beginner through advanced levels)

Interests: Traveling, politics, culture, social issues, science, environmental issues

Education: Bachelor's of History, Fordham University, New York
TEFL 150 Hour Master Course

Spoken Languages: English (Native)


Andy B

Profession: English Tutor;International Logistics Provider;Musician/Songwriter

Teaching Experience: I spent 40 years in the international logistics industry as a Customer Service/OPS specialist.During that time I had the privilege of training interns from Europe/Asia and Latin America and on a daily basis taught them the intricacies of the English Language including conversation and pronunciation and basic English sayings and currant events.

Interests: I believe variety is the spice of life and my interests mirror that.I am a singer/songwriter and musician,playing all keyboards.I have created a Personal Budgeting System and have written an ebook on this subject.I am a native New Yorker,living now in Los Angeles and have also lived in New Orleans,Boston and Colorado.I am the proud father of 2 grown daughters and 4 grandchildren.

Education: I am a High School Graduate with 1 year of college communication training.I have been certified as a Foreign Freight Forwarder,including Hazardous Material Specialist and Certified TSA Training.

Spoken Languages: English (Native: US / Canada)


Brittney Elliott

Profession: TESOL Instructor

Teaching Experience: Certified TESOL instructor with public speaking experience

Education: Degree in Mass Communications from the University of South Florida

Spoken Languages: English (Native: US / Canada)


Jazz Roudan

Teaching Experience: I have taught English in a number of countries around the world mostly in an informal setting with my colleagues and business partners. I have some experience teaching formally, however this was all volunteer related work in impoverished areas such Nepal and India.

Interests: Wildlife conservation, forest conservation, endangered animals and plants, biology and medicine, health and fitness, sport, food, culture, customs, life in general and you.

Education: I am currently in the process of doing an open university degree and I completed my high school and A-levels with flying colours. I have a vast knowledge base of herbal medicine and of course conservation and wildlife. I am well versed in medicine and history as general topics.

Spoken Languages: English (Native: UK)