Meet our teachers of kids and teens

All of our passionate and dedicated teachers meet the highest international standards with formal qualifications and extensive experience in teaching English to children.

Our minimum requirements for teachers are:

  • Education to degree level or equivalent qualification
  • A certificate level qualification in teaching English as a foreign language such as Cambridge University CELTA or Trinity College London CertTESOL
  • At least two years’ teaching experience
  • High proficiency in the use of the English language

Meet some of our teachers

Mhairi Downie

“I love being a teacher! I get to have fun in the classroom and it’s really satisfying to know that I’m helping people at the same time. I particularly love teaching children as they have so much energy and enthusiasm and just soak up everything you teach them.”

 Before moving to Burma she taught English at the British Council in Cairo, Egypt for two and a half years. She has certificate level qualifications in teaching English to adults and children (CELTA/CELTYL).

Mhairi Downie British Council Burma teacher