Our Teachers

Kevin Windell

Hi - my name is Kevin Windell. I'm from the UK but have been teaching in Greece for over 35 years. In that time, I've taught both general and business English to students at all ages and levels, from beginner to proficient. A large part of my focus has been on preparing students for important language examinations: Cambridge Key, Preliminary, First, Advanced and Proficiency, IELTS, TOEFL, IB, IGCSE and GCE.
In recent years, one of my main focuses has been on helping corporate clients, and I have worked with business people from some of the world's largest companies and corporations to improve their language skills and effectiveness in communication.
I have also produced teaching material for various major publishers, such as Oxford University Press and Addison-Wesley Longman, and have worked in language schools as a Director of Studies and course designer and coordinator.

Aty Pillai

Hello learners! I am a fully qualified UK teacher with a PGCE and QTS since the year 2001 and have been teaching English and Maths from Key Stage One up to GCSE for over twenty years now: as a 1:1 and small group intervention tutor in Primary and Secondary schools. My experience also includes being an A Level Lecturer/Coordinator and a Team Leader at a Sixth Form College, holding the responsibility of designing robust assignments, along with comprehensive resources and thorough assessments to ensure in-depth learning. I am quick to create a rapport with my students and am perceptive of their learning needs and preferences. In addition, I hold a CELTA teaching certificate (2004) which gives me the opportunity to embed EAL strategies into mainstream teaching.

Over the years, I have taught English and Maths at various levels to fulfil the UK National Curriculum specification and requirements of Exam Boards such as AQA, WJEC, Edexcel, OCR... My lessons begin with an introduction of clear learning objectives, a fun starter activity followed by a rich detail of content with relevant examples and comprehensive instructions to escalate learning. I feel equally comfortable delivering lessons to students of different cultures and diverse learning abilities and have taught SEN students as well as the more academically able Grammar School students; I scaffold my learning to meet explicit learning goals and use assessments to inform further instructions. My students find me pleasant, approachable, patient and knowledgeable and therefore they enjoy their learning journey with me.

I am an academic success and this is what I teach my students to achieve.

Rebecca Hayes

My name is Rebecca and I have been teaching English and EAL for 35 years. After graduating from the University of Southampton , I worked in local language schools teaching General English to adults and children . I specialised in all the Cambridge examinations and ran summer schools as Academic Manager.
My expertise lies in General and Academic IELTS for university preparation , immigration purposes and the workplace. I spent 10 years as the senior IELTS teacher on the Business University Foundation course at a local boarding school. During this time I devised my own topic - based syllabus to incorporate not only the writing , reading , listening and speaking skills required but a grammar and academic vocabulary course specifically targeted for IELTS success. This role was combined with responsibility for pastoral care and counselling students. I am passionate about student welfare and removing any barriers to learning.
In 2017 I took up the position of Secondary EAL Coordinator at a British International School in Abu Dhabi working closely with the Inclusion Department. I gained valuable experience of helping SEN pupils , taught IGCSE, set up English support groups and trained mainstream subject teachers in EAL strategies to improve delivery of lessons to non- native speakers. Working across the UAE , I also became familiar with the American Curriculum and taught English SATS for American university entrance as well as EmSAT and BMAT.
I'm currently combining my online work teaching international students all over the world with supply teaching in schools.
I'm looking forward to meeting you and helping you reach your goals in English.

Rebecca Mason

Hi, my name is Rebecca and I've been teaching English and music for 25 years.

I have taught all ages and nationalities from beginners to proficient. Preparing and guiding them for Cambridge Key, Preliminary, Cambridge First, Advanced and Proficiency, IELTS and IGCSE.

I also teach piano and singing ABRSM and Trinity Grades 1-8 as well as music theory.

I have taught both privately, one to one as well as taught in an international school.

I have a friendly, approachable and nurturing teaching style and believe that through encouragement students reach their true potential.

I also believe that music is a great way to embed language learning and helps with connected speech and pronunciation . I have done much research in this area and wrote a thesis to support this with qualitative evidence.

I deliver lessons and cater them to suit each individual student, finding out what their interests are l, to aid conversation and dialogue by using relative subject matter through reading current articles, TED Talks and Pod casts.

I have Cambridge Celta and Delta, BMus BA music, PGCE and QTS.

Maria Merrick

My name is Maria Merrick and I'm a fully qualified English teacher and trainer.

I've been working with Marilla Miles since 2016, teaching both individuals and small groups tailoring lessons to their specific needs. In addition to working with Marilla and her Camden Lodge students, I have hosted guest for intensive language lessons and cultural experiences and activities, and currently teach students online. I teach all ages and levels and have experience in preparing students for exams, including FCE and IELTS.

My background is in learning and development and previous roles have included, working as an independent training consultant and head of learning and development UK at the body shop International plc.

I look forward to working with you in the future and improving your use of English.

Lise Keating

I am a British born English teacher and OET specialist, now living in Devon. I have over twenty years of English Language teaching experience, six years online. I hold a Masters Degree in Medieval English Language and Literature and am CELTA certified. I am experienced in teaching General English, Business English, Exam Preparation (IELTS) and English for Academic Purposes. I also have significant experience of working in both the Pharmaceutical and Publishing industries, so I understand the importance of being able to communicate effectively with customers in business. In my lessons, I like to focus on helping my students develop natural and native-like pronunciation, intonation, vocabulary and phrases. Although my lessons are always goal-orientated, I believe that learning a language should also be fun.

In my spare time I enjoy running, reading and current affairs.

Philippa Stones

I am an English teacher and OET specialist. I started teaching English to international students in 1994 and have worked in the UK, Japan, Thailand, Spain and Australia, where I was very involved in the English for Health Studies and OET programs (teaching, materials development and test administration) at the Flinders University campus in Adelaide.

Mykola Domkin


My name's Mykola, I've been teaching English since 2016

I use only English in my lessons. I've got 10 years' experience speaking to natives. I'm TEFL and TESOL certified, meaning I can teach speakers to other languages.

I teach English to people who would like to break their speaking barrier, improve pronunciation and learn how to make proper and structured sentences - through a communicative approach, drilling, and grammar!

I look forward to meeting you.

Mykola :)