Our Academic Staff

 

Enhance Education Academic Staff

A.     Management Team:

Dr Tom Craig-Cameron, PhD Genetics, BSc, TKT: Principal (UK). Formerly Director of the British Council in Malaysia and Pakistan, he has many years of management experience in education including chairing the quality assurance scheme for English language schools throughout the UK. He was also Counsellor for Education and Culture at the British Embassy in China and Education Attaché at the British Embassy in Washington DC, USA.

Mrs Sue Back, BA Geography, PGCE, Cambridge CELTA: Deputy Principal - Academic  (UK). A highly qualified and professionally accredited teacher in UK where she specialised in teaching primary school students, Sue also is a qualified English language teacher and has taught English to junior and secondary students in Japan and Malaysia. She is specially trained in teaching handwriting, spelling and reading skills.

Mrs Emma Talbot, BA Psychology & Sociology, Cambridge DELTA and CELTA: Senior Teacher (Canada).  Holds a double degree in Psychology and Sociology and is qualified as a teacher trainer for Cambridge University’s English language teaching programmes. She has taught English to all levels and age groups in various countries including UK, Australia, Taiwan and Malaysia – where she taught in the British Council in both Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

Mr Jamie Carter, BA Business Studies, MA Education, Cambridge CELTA: Senior Teacher (UK). Jamie joined us after working in Perak for 4 years as a mentor to English teachers in 8 primary schools under a major Ministry of Education project.  Before that he worked for 6 years as an Instructor and Instruction Manager in a Berlitz language centre in Seoul, South Korea.  He has taught English to students of all ages and levels ranging from pre-school children to adults including executives and professionals. He enjoys travelling, photography, hiking, and has a passion for technology.

Ms Kelly-Anne Bazlik, BA Cultural Anthropology, Cambridge CELTA: Lead Teacher (Canada). With over 12 years of teaching experience, Kelly-Anne has worked in schools and language centres in Egypt, Kenya, Myanmar, South Korea and Uzbekistan.  She has devised and taught English courses to students of all ages and proficiency levels and also has taught literacy and numeracy courses based on the UK National Curriculum. She joined us from Lundu in Sarawak where she mentored English teachers in local schools under a major Ministry of Education project.

Mr Andrew Bolderson, BA Philosophy, Cambridge CELTA: Lead Teacher (UK). Andrew taught in China for 8 years in universities and language centres in Dalian, Shanghai, Quanzhou, Ningbo & Xiamen.  He has taught all ages and proficiency levels especially teenagers, university students and adults. In addition to regular English classes Andrew has taught creative writing, debating and critical thinking.  He has prepared students for IELTS and TOEFL examinations and has taught the staff of major companies such as Bank of China, Volkswagen, and HTC. Before becoming a teacher Andrew worked as a journalist in Wales.

Mr Martin Sullivan, BSc Psychology, PGDipl.Theol., CertTESOL: Lead Teacher (UK). Martin joined us after working in Kuala Lumpur as a teacher trainer for the Ministry of Education, as a Senior Trainer in a communication skills company, and as a teacher in the British Council. Previously he had been Director of Studies at a major UK language school and had taught English in various centres in UK, Italy, Abu Dhabi and Japan.


B.      Teachers:

Ms Joelle Louise Finck, BA Econ & Politics, Trinity CertTESOL, Cambridge DELTA: Teacher (UK). Before moving to Malaysia in 2015, Joelle taught English for 8 years in London to international students from many countries.  She has taught all levels from Beginner to Advanced and has prepared candidates for Cambridge and IELTS exams.  At her last centre in London she was Assistant Director of Studies and participated in teacher training and assessment programmes.  Before becoming a teacher she worked for several major UK companies including Channel Four TV. Joelle is an accomplished ice skater and musician, and enjoys swimming and knitting.

Ms Emmy Bronsema, MSc Business Administration, Cambridge CELTA: Teacher (Netherlands). Emmy joined us after spending two years as an English teacher development mentor on a Ministry of Education project at five primary schools in rural Sabah, managed by the British Council.  She also managed a book project that helped teachers, pupils and parents improve their reading.  Previously at language schools in Japan she planned lessons and taught children at kindergarten, elementary school, junior high school and high school as well as adult students of varied ages and levels. In her early career she worked as a market researcher for Rabobank and for three years as an analyst for Fitch Ratings in London.

Mr Benjamin Davies, BA History & Politics, MA TESOL, Cambridge CELTA & CELTA-YL: Teacher (UK). Ben joined us after teaching in Vietnam for 2 years where he prepared and taught classes to young learners, adults and corporate clients.  Before that he taught English at several summer schools in UK and undertook voluntary teaching including a spell working with street children in Ecuador. He enjoys travel, outdoor activities, reading and music – he plays guitar and double bass.

Ms Daphne Fanning, BA History, TEFL Diploma: Teacher (USA). Daphne has taught English to all ages and levels in specialist English centres and in a school in both Vietnam and Indonesia.  She has particular experience in teaching phonics and reading to pre-school children, and has mentored and helped to train other teachers. Before taking up her teaching career Daphne held management posts in USA.

Mr Tyrone Fowler, BA Psychology, BA Journalism, Cambridge CELTA: Teacher (South Africa). Tyrone has taught in British Council centres in Abu Dhabi, Myanmar and Penang, before which he taught in language centres and a boy’s school in South Korea. He has experience in teaching all ages and proficiency levels and recently specialised in teaching working adults on company courses. He is also a qualified IELTS oral and written examiner. An accomplished musician, Tyrone has taught guitar to children of all ages.

Ms Emilia Fuller, BA Philosophy, CertTESOL: Teacher (UK). Emilia taught English as a Second Language to all ages and levels at the Prince of Wales’ Island School in Penang.  Before that she worked on magazines in Malaysia and China and at various companies in UK including Asia House and the major bookshop Waterstones. She has travelled extensively in Asia, South America and Europe.

Ms Pier Garcia, BSc Pyschology & Sociology, Cambridge CELTA: Teacher (UK). Pier has taught students of all ages and levels in UK, Czech Republic and South Korea including Cambridge PET & FCE examination classes. She has also worked as a volunteer with children and adult students in USA and Peru. Pier enjoys drawing and painting, and relaxes with yoga and swimming.

Mr Jordan Griesemer, BA Youth Ministry, Cambridge CELTA: Teacher (USA). Jordan taught a wide range of subjects including English, art and music in a school in Illinois for 5 years before specialising as an English teacher in a school in South Korea for 2 years. In USA he planned and led student Bible study classes and regularly preached in his local church.  Jordan also has experience in web-site management and in the use of social media in marketing.

Mr Gareth Jelley, BA English Language & Literature, Cambridge CELTA: Teacher (UK). Before joining us, Gareth taught English for 9 years in several Chinese cities including Xi’an, Tangshan and Haikou. He designed and taught general English language lessons to students of all ages and proficiency levels in both universities and private language schools.  He also taught specialist literature and TOEFL and IELTS preparation classes, and helped to train Chinese teachers of English. Gareth enjoys reading, writing and cycling. He is married with two children.

Mrs Amanda Jones, BA Politics & Psychology, Cert TEFL, CertTESOL: Teacher (UK). Mandy enjoyed a long career in the financial services industry having worked in various roles for major international firms in London and Paris. She has taught French to children in London and since moving to Malaysia she has focussed on teaching English to learners of all ages and levels.

Mr Barry Paul Jones, BA History, Cambridge CELTA: Teacher (UK). Barry taught children and adults in Beijing for over four years before moving to Indonesia where he taught mainly school-age children.  In between he taught English at a UK summer school for teenagers. He enjoys organising extra-curricular activities for his students and meeting parents and customers. Before becoming a teacher Barry was an office manager in London.

Ms Tania Kettell, BA Geography & Psychology, Cambridge CELTA: Teacher (UK). Tania has taught English to pre-school and school students in Taiwan at an established language centre and in Cambodia where she was a volunteer teacher at a Development Association Centre for under-privileged children. Before that she worked in a UK educational publishing company. She has travelled extensively in South East Asia.

Mr Christopher Leed, BA Politics, Cambridge CELTA: Teacher (UK). Chris spent two years as an English teacher development mentor on a Ministry of Education project in Sabah, managed by the British Council, where he advised and supported teachers in five rural primary schools. The project improved Malaysian teachers’ ability to plan and deliver quality English lessons. Previously he taught students of all ages from kindergarten to adults and all levels from elementary to advanced at a language school in Japan. He also taught IELTS and TOEIC preparation classes. Before becoming a teacher he worked in the banking industry in UK for ten years.

Mr Stephen Lewis, BA Journalism & Italian, Cambridge CELTA: Teacher (UK). Stephen taught English to pre-school and school children in Taiwan where he also specialised in using interactive storytelling to help very young children to learn English as complete beginners.  He also taught teenagers at a Language Camp and as a volunteer in Cambodia taught underprivileged primary and secondary children. Before that he worked as a manager in a leading British on-line educational publishing company.

Mr Denis McDonald, BSc Applied Computing, ITTT TEFL Cert, Cambridge CELTA: Teacher (Ireland). Denis began his teaching career in South Korea where firstly he taught children of all ages in language centres and formal schools followed by courses for teens and adults including TOEFL preparation courses. He joined us after working as a mentor to English teachers in remote rural schools in Sarawak under a major Ministry of Education project.

Mrs Anne L. O’Doherty, MBA, BA, PGDip.Education, DipTESL, ACCA: Teacher (Ireland). A fully qualified accountant and teacher, Anne has many years of experience in teaching both English and accounting to students in Penang. She was a Principal Lecturer in Accounting in a major private college and before that she taught general and business English at the British Council for whom she was also an IELTS Examiner; latterly she has been teaching English writing and study skills.

Ms Emily Jane Outram, BA Japanese, Cambridge CELTA & CELTA-YL: Teacher (UK). Emily first worked as a Japanese-English translator for a major company. After gaining her English teaching certificate she worked for a major language school in Vietnam where she was promoted to senior teacher. She has taught students of all ages and proficiency levels including those preparing for Cambridge exams from Starters to FCE levels. Emily enjoys travel and has visited over 40 countries.

Ms Emma Pearce, BSc International Relations & Sociology; MEd Applied Linguistics; Cambridge CELTA: Teacher (UK). Emma taught English in South Korea for 5 years at an English academy, a girl’s high school and a specialist reading academy.  She has experience in teaching general English to children and teens of all ages and levels, in teaching phonics, and in the special area of teaching critical reading skills. She enjoys travelling, swimming and hiking, and when possible does voluntary work with disabled children.

Ms Stephanie Plozza, BA International Studies, TESOL Certificate: Teacher (Australia). Stephanie has broad experience of teaching English to students of all ages and levels in public and private schools, institutes and training centres. She has also prepared students for the Cambridge IELTS examination. She joins us after working in Zanzibar for three years, initially as a volunteer teacher, and is accompanied by her husband.

Mr Garvan Sheehan, BA Media Production, MEd Applied Linguistics, TEFL Cert: Teacher (Ireland). Garvan taught English for over 8 years in China at all levels from kindergarten to university students and adult IT professionals.  He has worked in different types of schools including China’s biggest language centre network, a university, primary and secondary schools, and a kindy. Garvan is especially interested in cross-cultural communication and socio-cultural linguistics. He is married with one child.