OTTI Tutors

Shaun Wilden

Shaun Wilden is the IH World online course manager and tutor on the IH COLT Course. He’s been involved in English language teaching for over thirty years but these days is more of an education technologist, holding an MA in technology and education. As well as working for IH world he teaches digital literacy and online course design at the University of Oxford. His last book, mobile learning, was published by Oxford University Press. His current areas of interest and research are learner expectations in peer-to-peer social presence within asynchronous courses, and feedback literacy in online courses. He is a trustee of IATEFL. As a hobby, he makes the TEFL commute podcast for teachers. Other than that he is something of a boardgame geek.

Adam Bejsovec

Adam has been working as a teacher, teacher trainer and academic manager since 1998 in different countries and different settings. He’s currently based in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where he works as a teacher training coordinator for IH, tutoring CELTA, Delta and YL courses. He also spends quite a lot of time working online, tutoring courses for the Distance Delta, ITI and IH OTTI. He strongly believes in CPD, individual approach and localisation of teaching and training. His work has always been his hobby so the boundaries between his work and free time are fairly blurred. Apart from the ELT, he loves cooking, bowling, Turkish & Scandinavian literature and an occasional movie, run and swim.

Amanda McLoughlin

Amanda has worked in ELT for more than 20 years as a teacher, trainer and materials writer and holds an MA in Professional Development for Language Education. She specialises in YL and CLIL methodologies.

She is passionate about yoga, long dog walks on the beach and reading.

Andriy Ruzhynskiy

Andriy has been teaching English and Russian to students from all over the world since 1984. His teacher training career started in 2002, when he became an SIT TESOL trainer, and then in 2007 he got licensed to run CELTA and IHCTL courses as well. He has run teacher training courses in about 15 countries, from Canada to New Zealand. Andriy is convinced that this is a real blessing to have this job as it gives him fantastic chances to meet super professional people all over the world. He regularly takes part in conferences and workshops on teaching techniques and approaches in his country and abroad. He is also a singer with a Ukrainian folk group.

Chloé Pakeman-Schiavone

Chloé is director of studies at IH Pescara and she tutors on the IH Director of Studies course.

She has been working in ELT since 2006, starting in a summer school and working her way up to DoS. She is a Cambridge examiner at all levels and has also taught in state secondary schools: first in the EAL department of a secondary school in the UK, which informed her approach to inclusive practices and work on motivation; and she currently teaches maths in English in Italian secondary as part of the Cambridge iGCSE programme.

Chloé has written a course on CLIL which is approved by the Italian Ministry for Education and enjoys working with schools to develop CLIL programmes. In her “free” time, she is a very busy mum of two who enjoys a good ELT conference.

Choreanne Frei

Choreanne has been working in ELT as a teacher, trainer, academic manager, training manager and workshop presenter in different contexts since taking her CELTA in 1998. As someone who strongly believes in CPD, she has gained many additional ELT qualifications since then. Whilst Choreanne feels at home in different teaching contexts, she particularly enjoys in-company teaching with a focus on Business English, ESP, coaching business skills and teaching exam classes. As a trainer, she enjoys observing trainees and helping them access their potential to become confident teachers in different settings. In her free time, Choreanne is hardly ever seen without a book, a Rubik’s cube, her mobile phone, and a cup of tea.

Christopher Walker

Chris is the Director of Studies at International House Bielsko-Biala, and also the Editor of the IH Journal.

He tutors on a variety of courses, including CAM, CLIL, and the IELTS courses.

He has over 15 years of experience in EFL and holds an MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL from the University of Leicester.
He is passionate about teacher development and teaching grammar and has spoken on both topics at a number of conferences.

In his free time, Chris enjoys literature - both reading and writing. He has even self-published a few books of stories.

Elena Malinovskaya

Elena tutors on CELTA, IHCYLT face-to-face and IHCYLT Online and teaches various groups of learners around the world.

She has been working in ELT since 2005 as a teacher, academic manager and a teacher trainer. Elena is one of the authors of national coursebooks of English in Belarus designed for primary and secondary school as well as pre-school.

Outside the ELT world, she loves exploring bits and pieces of neuropsychology, learning about birds and re-reading ‘Harry Potter’.

Emma Cresswell

Emma is a freelance teacher, teacher trainer and CELTA trainer. Currently based in Aberdeen, she has previously worked for IH in Argentina, Portugal and Spain and the UK. As well as tutoring on OTTI, Emma is also an IHCYLT and IHBET trainer and regularly presents at different national and international conferences, both online and face-to-face. Emma has been tutoring on the IH COLT since 2014 and never ceases to be intrigued by the developments in both online teaching and learning. When not online, Emma's interests involve photography, cookery and a good book!

Emma Gowing

Emma is a teacher, teacher trainer and academic manager based in Madrid. She is currently Academic Director and Teacher Development Manager for a large academy in Madrid and has previously worked as a teacher, teacher trainer, and director of studies at IH Buenos Aires and IH Madrid. She is also a CELTA tutor and has taught a number of pre-service and in-service teacher training courses for primary and secondary teachers as well as tutoring on the IH OTTI Diploma for Academic Management. She has presented at a number of conferences including the IH AMT and also written an article for the IH Journal. She currently has a keen interest in teacher well-being and ethical management.

Fari Greenway

Fari Greenway is the Academic Director at IH Academia Británica Córdoba and Huelva, where she coordinates a team of Academic Managers supporting teachers and students. She has spoken at various national and regional teaching conferences and has been published in English teaching journals as well as writing teacher's books and workbooks. She studied English and linguistics at university and went on to complete the DELTA before starting work with IH Córdoba in Spain where she has lived with her husband and son for over 13 years. She is a firm believer in lifelong learning which is why she took part in a number of OTTI courses herself before becoming a tutor.

When she’s not working, she enjoys organising, baking and ceramics.

Francesca Key

Cesca is a teacher/trainer based in Prague. She has been teaching for the past eighteen years and has worked at IH Opole, Poland and IH Akcent Prague. She now works in a bilingual kindergarten/primary school and tutors on the IHOVYL. She also occasionally does freelance training for kindergarten and primary school teachers in the Czech Republic.

Cesca has a degree in Philosophy and completed her CELTA, IHCYL, IHVYL, DELTA and IHCOLT with International House.
She loves children’s literature and likes to hike, cycle and do puzzles in her spare time.

Giovanni Licata

Giovanni has been working as an English language teacher for fifteen years and has had the opportunity to teach all age groups and levels. His first teaching job was in a tiny language school in Rome where he was mainly teaching Business English to local companies. Years later, after CELTA and Delta, He has had the opportunity to teach all levels and age groups. Since he started training pre-service and in-service EFL/ESL teachers he has explored different contexts and worked in Europe, Asia and the US. Over the years, he has developed an interest in sociolinguistics and the use of authentic text in the classroom. His dream is to open an Italian-style wine bar in California and serve top-quality wine and bruschettas. 

Graham Coffey

Graham tutors on the BET course for IH OTTI. He also teaches EAP for universities and as a teacher trainer for the British Council on various projects.

Graham spent many years working as a senior project manager and is an accredited counter-fraud investigations manager. He likes to travel and watch films.

Jayne Mullholland

Jayne’s teaching career started with taking the CELTA at IH Cairo in 1987. After completing her DELTA, trained on CELTA courses in IH Barcelona, Madrid, New York City and London and most recently in UAE, establishing Initial Teacher Training and CLIL Courses for the Ministry of Education.

Jayne has an M.Ed. and PGCE in ESOL and Literacy and works mainly in the UK FE sector. In 2019, she completed the IH COLT course and has since been an online tutor for the Introduction to CLIL and the CAM as well as online CELT-S and EAP courses.
When she isn’t at work, she enjoys being outside and planning for new adventures.

Kate Knight

Kate is a DELTA-qualified teacher and teacher trainer based in the UK. She has worked in ELT since 2007. Before becoming a freelance trainer, she worked in a language school in Italy for 13 years as an academic manager, trainer and teacher. As well as tutoring on the OTTI she is also a CELTA trainer and tutor for the IHCYLT and IHVYL courses. She also tutors on ELT training courses for both primary and secondary school teachers.

Krupa Raguram

Krupa has been in the English Language Teaching field for over 17 years. She has extensive experience of teaching general English, business communication skills, spoken English, IELTS exam preparation, young learner, train the trainer courses and summer schools. After an initial PRESETT at British Council, she went on to study CELT YL and DELTA. While working as the academic coordinator, she completed the Certificate in Academic Management course. In addition to teaching and leadership roles, she has focused on developing her niche area of expertise which is ‘teacher training and development’. She has presented at international and local ELT conferences, written blogs on ELT and published articles in teacher education magazines. Krupa firmly believes that empowering teachers is one of the most important aspects of enhanced academic quality in classrooms. She would like to make upskilling and capacity building accessible to teachers from second-tier and third-tier towns. She is volunteering with an NGO that runs schools and is helping them build teacher competence.

Lisa Doid

Lisa tutors on the Young Learner and Very Young Learner courses. She has worked in ELT since 2006 as a teacher, teacher trainer, academic manager and school owner.

She is passionate about CPD and has a particular interest in helping teachers develop their skills in teaching children and teenagers. In her free time, she enjoys knitting and crocheting while listening to podcasts on all sorts of topics.

Lisa Philips

Lisa Phillips has been working in the ELT industry for over 20 years in a range of contexts around the globe.  She has experience as a teacher, trainer, presenter, materials writer, Academic Manager, examiner and inspector, and has been tutoring with the IH Online Training Institute since 2012.  In what feels like another life, she studied drama and literature at university before finding her passion in teaching.  She successfully completed the DELTA in 2005 and is a believer in Lifelong Learning and continual goal setting.  "A healthy sense of curiosity and adventure can go a long way."

Louisa Cristo

Louisa has been working as a teacher, trainer, and manager for almost twenty years. She’s worked in the States, the UK, Portugal, and Spain where she is currently based. She has been published in English teaching journals and has spoken at several conferences around the globe. She is currently a DoS, teacher trainer, and tutor on the IHWO OTTI DoS course. When she is not working, Louisa writes poetry, paints, composes music, and travels with her husband!

Lucie Cotterill

Following non-teaching roles in (amongst other things) customer service and sales, Lucie started teaching English in 2002 and, after taking her DELTA in 2005, moved into educational management, as the Director of Studies at IH British School Reggio Calabria, Italy. Her current role there is Director of Innovation, a role which, amongst other things, requires her to keep up with the latest developments in ELT, school leadership, teacher training, recruitment and educational technology. In January 2020, Lucie started working for IHWO as the DoS Community Coordinator, a role which she loves because it allows her to interact with, and learn from, all the talented educational managers in the IH network. Her areas of interest include educational management, particularly feedback and the learning organisation, and technology, and she is regularly invited to speak at conferences on these topics. Since 2021, Lucie has been a member of the IATEFL Inclusive Practices and SEN SIG, acting as a Social Media Coordinator and she is also a member of the AISLi Educational Committee. In her free time, Lucie loves eating nice food in the Southern Italian sun, watching stand-up comedy, and solving brainteasers.

Melissa Owen

Melissa has been a teacher at IH Cordoba in Southern Spain since 2001, teaching VYLs, YLs, teens and adults of all levels. She has been an online teacher for IH for the last 5 years, specialising in the IHVYL and IHCYLT courses. An occasional materials writer for one of the big EFL publishers, Melissa completed her CELTA, DELTA, IHVYL, IHCYLT and IHCOLT with International House.

Nick Havard

Nick has been working in ELT since 2005, he has worked for International House in Poland, Italy and Thailand, as well as other schools around the world. He tutors on CELTA and IELTS courses, both face-to-face and online. He enjoys working in CPD, particularly with newly-qualified teachers.

In his free time, he enjoys cooking, swing dance and travel.

Paula de Nagy

Paula de Nagy has been involved in teaching since 1982. She initially trained as a secondary school teacher but all her teaching experience has been in the area of ELT. She started off as a teacher, was part-owner in a school where she learnt about being a DoS and then joined IH where she taught, was a DoS and worked as a trainer. While working as a Director of Teacher Training in Lisbon, she spent most of her time working on CELTA, DELTA, YL courses as well as training State School teachers. She is currently a freelance trainer. She has been involved with IHWO OTTI courses since its early days: she has both trained and written materials for the following courses: YL, CAM, DOS and TT courses. When she is not busy with training face-to-face or online courses, she assesses CELTA and DELTA courses.

Samantha Coffey

Sam is an experienced teacher trainer, English language teacher and examiner. She’s been teaching English language since 2000 and has lived and worked in countries such as Estonia, Spain and more recently Ireland where she returned to university as a mature student to complete a Master’s degree at the University of Limerick. Sam now lives in the UK and has been teaching online since March 2020.

Sam enjoys travelling and growing plants and flowers from seed. She also loves Pilates and is an avid reader of historical and crime novels.

Xana de Nagy

Xana is a teacher/teacher trainer in Lisbon. She was brought up in South Africa and has been teaching since 1984. She took DTEFLA in 1987 and has been doing teacher training since 1990. Most of her time is spent working on CELTA (both face-to-face and online) and on training YL teachers. She has also trained on IHCAM, DELTA, IHOCYLT courses and run teacher development sessions for state school teachers. For IHWO OTTI, she has tutored on IHCYLT, IHOCYLT and IHCAM. She has always been interested in teaching children and did her MSc in TEYL. She has also worked in the state sector in Portugal training teachers to teach English to children. This included VYLs (Nursery) and YLs and Teens which prepared her for teaching large classes.

Zorica Kovacevic

Zorica Kovacevic is the Manager and the DoS at the International Teacher Training & Syllabus Centre in Serbia. She holds an MA in ELT methodology and has long experience in teacher training, including working as the MCT& ACT on CELTA courses and different OTTI courses: IHC, Train the Trainer, Observation and Feedback, CAM and DoS courses. She also worked as an IHCYL local tutor. Her fields of interest are learning as a process, learner autonomy, action research to improve learning and teaching, teacher development as well as curriculum and syllabus design. Zorica is the author of many ESP courses, such as English for Journalism, English for NGOs, English for visual artists and many more.

She was also very active in introducing quality standards for Serbian language schools.

In her free time she enjoys long walks by the Danube, doing yoga and meditating. And - she loves cakes :)