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WeEnglish employs only the best tutors—native speakers who are well-educated, well-trained, and engaging.  Our faculty are graduates of top tier American institutions and all instructors are certified to teach by internationally recognized and accredited schools.

Brianna Reyes, Tutor

Brianna is an American language teacher with eight years experience in education, both in the United States and abroad. With an undergraduate degree in Classical Languages and Historical Archaeology, a Masters in Applied Linguistics with a concentration in ESL Education, and teaching certification in both Latin and English as a Second Language, she has a wealth of experience in pedagogy, methodology, curriculum development, and implementing engaging and interactive lessons and projects. She has spent the last three years teaching English both in-person and online in Spain, and focuses on language development through literacy skills. 

 

Brianna believes that students learn better when they're engaged and having fun, are simultaneously challenged and supported, and can set language goals and use language to create things that are meaningful to them. She loves reading, writing and laughing alongside her students, and building strong relationships with students and families. 

Heather Burton, Tutor

Heather graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Environmental Science. While in school, she worked for her university’s life science museum, where she presented live animal shows. She also interned with the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. where she taught children and adults about plant science. She has now been teaching science for three years. Most recently, she traveled to elementary schools around the state of Utah to deliver engaging science programs. She loves guiding students through scientific processes such as observing, making predictions, experimenting, and creating scientific models.

Geoffrey Hughes, Tutor

Geoffrey Hughes has taught in China, Japan, and South Korea for a total of four years. He has taught a range of ages from elementary school to high school in both the United States and abroad. Geoffrey graduated with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education (grades 4 – 9) from Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio with a teaching license for the subjects of reading, social studies, science, math, and language arts. Geoffrey attended Bowling Green State University in Ohio for his master’s degree in Cross-Cultural and International Education. During this master’s program he focused on linguistics and earned a TESOL certificate.  Geoffrey is currently in a doctoral program at the University of Iowa where he is an instructor of teacher education courses.

Bailey Brinkley, Tutor

Bailey holds a Bachelor’s in Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture and started teaching Spanish as a second language to children in the United States. After graduating from college she moved to Mallorca, Spain in order to immerse herself in the Spanish language and teach English in a local high school. After working in the public school system for three years she started working in a small English academy preparing students for the Cambridge English exams, where she worked with students from ages three to 16. In the summers she ran an English immersion summer camp and review classes for students that needed the extra help. She also works periodically one-on-one with students preparing for university abroad or adults that are preparing for English fluency exams. 

Hiromi Matzuda, Tutor

Hiromi is a Florida native with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain. She is a TEFL certified teacher with over 10 years experience teaching in schools, academies and multinational companies, having taught at the European Commission, General Electric (GE) and EagleBurgmann, amongst others. Hiromi has experience preparing students for Trinity, Cambridge, TOELF and SAT exams. In addition to this, she has worked as a Program Director in English Immersion summer camps which are funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education.  

 

Hiromi’s professional career has also gone further than teaching as she also has experience in translation. She has translated for several different projects such as the FIFA Women’s World Cup and the Rugby World Cup in 2019. Hiromi has a passion for teaching and tries to make sure that her students have fun in her classes in addition to improving their English. She believes that enjoying the learning process is the first step towards reaching proficiency in any given subject. She looks forward to seeing you in class very soon.

Aronne Guy, Tutor

Aronne Guy is an ESL teacher, writer, and essay consultant. She began tutoring during her undergraduate studies and has continued her work with supporting students ever since. She received a Masters in TESOL from City University of New York, Hunter College, and is proud to be a graduate of a university that began as a teachers college and continues its tradition of providing a first-class training for educators in many fields.

Her teaching philosophy is one of motivating and inspiring students to achieve their best. As a musician, she has researched the similarities between the way that language and music work in the brain, which informs her teaching practice. Like learning an instrument, learning a new language is a process that involves mind and body working together. She currently divides her time between California and New York City, depending on the time of year.

Lisa Schab, Tutor

Lisa is a teacher with over 20 years of experience. A native of Washington, she graduated from Washington State University with a BA in Elementary and Special Education, specializing in the area of At-Risk Students. During her first four years of teaching, Lisa was a Special Education resource room teacher in the states of Washington and California. She then spent 17 years of her teaching career as the Intermediate and Middle School teacher at Seattle Children’s Hospital, where she taught a wide variety of subjects, ages, and thousands of students from the United States and around the world. With a desire to live and teach abroad,
Lisa accepted a position with the Spanish Ministry of Education teaching English to students in a Spanish primary school. In addition to her job at the public school, Lisa gives private English classes to a wide variety of students, specializing in individualized designed instruction to learners of all ages. 


Lisa is passionate about teaching and loves to help her students develop confidence with the English language. When not teaching, Lisa enjoys traveling and learning about cultures around the world. She also enjoys reading, cooking, yoga, and spending quality time with family and friends. She currently resides in Spain.

Sharon Ho, Tutor

Sharon Ho is a California native whose primary focus is in international education and global engagement. For her undergraduate studies, Sharon earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Anthropology and East Asian Cultures through the University of California, Irvine. She recently earned her international MBA degree through CIMBA Italy in partnership with the University of Iowa. 


Sharon has lived in five countries and taught English abroad for five years in Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea, earning her TEFL certificate during her teaching career. As an international educator, Sharon has developed curriculum and established departmental objectives and goals for institutions abroad and its students. Sharon speaks four languages and has traveled

extensively. In addition to traveling, she enjoys watching movies, swimming, learning languages, listening to music, and scuba diving.

Caroline Weerstra, Tutor

Caroline has more than twenty years of teaching experience in a wide range of subjects and academic levels, including English composition, science, and mathematics.  She is currently employed at Roberts Wesleyan College in New York teaching writing and statistics courses. She has also taught at an ESL summer program in Quebec for young children, and she has written several books of children's curriculum.  Caroline received her BA in biochemistry from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. She received her Master of Public Health in epidemiology from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.  Caroline loves teaching, and she believes that providing students with skills and understanding at an early age builds confidence so that they continue to thrive academically throughout their school years and beyond.

Isabel Vazquez, Tutor

Isabel Vazquez is a native English teacher with almost 15 years of teaching experience.  She has lived and taught in 4 different countries and has taught students from all over the world in the United States.  A native of California, she graduated from San Jose State University in 2001 with a degree in Linguistics, followed by an MA in TESOL in 2002.  In these years, she has worked with many different levels in many environments.  She has taught international students preparing for university degrees at Cal State LA, UC Davis, College of the Marshall Islands, and Qatar University.  She has taught high school in Philadelphia, English teaching majors in Albania, and beginners through advanced students online in Second Life. She currently lives in the UK where she is learning more and more British English and is looking forward to teaching online again.

Dylan Rowland, Tutor

Dylan Rowland is a 25 year-old traveling teacher from Texas. He holds a Bachelor's in Russian Language and Literature, with further studies done in English as a Second Language, Italian and American Literature. In the two years since his graduation he has worked as an ESL teacher in South Korea, teaching 3rd through 6th graders, and also as a General English and Literature teacher in Kazakhstan, teaching 2nd, 10th and 11th graders. Simply put, Dylan greatly enjoys helping others, and helping others progress through their education is an incredibly rewarding experience for him. He understands all students have their own needs and approaches tutoring and teaching each student with focus and an observant eye.

Dylan's hobbies include playing guitar and drums, music production, origami, movies, philosophy, games and using travel as a means for obtaining new experiences that can be used to reinforce his teaching. His long-term plans are to gain enough experience to become a full time traveling teacher that can move from country to country helping those in need of educational help and those with little to no options for obtaining an education. 

Jenna Thompson, Tutor

Jenna received her BA in Business Administration from Northeastern University and her MA in TESOL from Payap University. She has taught EFL in China, Thailand, Senegal, and The Gambia at a range of levels (elementary, middle school, high school, and university) over the past 12 years. She most recently worked as a teacher trainer and English Language Fellow (US Department of State) at Beijing Normal University. In addition she also taught at Qufu Normal University from 2014-2016 working extensively with pre service teachers. Before arriving in China she also served as an EL Fellow and teacher trainer in Senegal. Jenna currently resides in Ecuador where she works independently as an English Language Specialist.

Kara Smith, Tutor

Kara is from the United States and received her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Creative Writing. After graduation, she completed an intensive TEFL teaching course and started teaching English. She has lived and taught English in the United States, Europe, and in Asia. Kara has experience teaching all ages and levels, and has taught at kindergartens, elementary schools, high schools, and businesses. Kara also has online teaching experience, and has been teaching children in China for two years. Kara is currently working on her Master's Degree in International Humanitarian Action, with a focus in International Law. Kara loves to teach and have fun in her lessons, and values conversation and being able to develop a relationship with the student so that she can make the lesson designed for their needs. Kara has been teaching English for five years and looks forward to teaching for many more! 

Regina Deppen, Tutor

Regina Deppen stunned her seventh grade English teacher when she read A Tale of Two Cities unabridged and by her own accord. Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she now calls Spain home. She holds a B.A. in Spanish philology from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, where she spent a semester abroad at the prestigious University of Salamanca in Spain. She has over 10 years of experience working for the book industry with various publishers such as Random House and Harper Collins in the capacity of marketing, buying, and sales. 

Regina first became interested in teaching during a community outreach volunteer program at her university, where she volunteered to teach adult Latinos living in the community English. She continued to teach while in Salamanca, and upon graduating from university, acquired a position with the Spanish Ministry of Education teaching English in a Spanish high school. It is a position Regina still holds currently. In addition to her job at the public school, she also gives private lessons to students between the ages of eight and thirty two, and of all levels. Regina has extensive experience preparing students for various Cambridge English level tests such as the First Certificate and Advanced levels.

Diana Dorell, Tutor

Diana has a passion for working with young adults and helping them find their voice. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, an alumni of Teach for America (Bay Area corp ‘03) and is currently a professional ghost writer and copywriter. She is a former high school English teacher (9-12th English) and holds a professional teaching credential in both California and Arizona. Her students have been accepted to universities such as John Hopkins, Stanford and NYU.Diana has a passion for working with young adults and helping them find their voice. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, an alumni of Teach for America (Bay Area corp ‘03) and is currently a professional ghost writer and copywriter. She is a former high school English teacher (9-12th English) and holds a professional teaching credential in both California and Arizona. Her students have been accepted to universities such as John Hopkins, Stanford and NYU.

Veronica Beaver, Tutor

Veronica graduated from American University in Washington, D.C. where she majored in Spanish/Latin American Studies. During her time at University, she taught both English and Spanish to D.C. residents and recent immigrants. After University, she was awarded a Fulbright grant to teach English in a secondary school near Madrid. A TESOL certified teacher, she has taught primary and secondary school students, as well as adult learners, in Spain, Turkey and the U.S. Veronica currently resides in Galicia, Spain, where she works as an ESL instructor.

Bryan Noaker, Tutor

Bryan has been an educator for more than 26 years. He began his career at Milton Junior High School after completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Education at Bloomsburg University. One of his first teaching assignments was in ESL to assist with the school's growing Spanish speaking population. For the next 12 years, he taught history and psychology in the Milton district and continued to work with the ESL population. Bryan then accepted a position in the district's administrative team as an assistant principal after receiving a Master of Science degree from Bucknell University. During his administrative tenure, he attended the National College of School Leadership in London, England, and participated in a joint fellowship for Duquesne and Temple Universities.  In 2008, Bryan led students and fellow teachers to Vietnam and Cambodia for the construction of a school in Kampong Cham, Cambodia. The efforts of “Team Educate Cambodia” resulted in the construction of a modern school for more than 700 students.  Bryan has also served as a visiting principal and educator in Zhengding, China. He currently teaches ESL and TOEFL preparation classes for The Pennsylvania College of Technology/Penn State University and enjoys working with students of all ages.

Claire Schadler, Tutor

Claire has over twelve years of experience in English language education.  In her most recent role, she teaches English and Education courses in the Language Department at the Universidad Regional de Sureste in Oaxaca, Mexico. She received her B.A. in Asian Studies with a focus on China from Bard College. She went on to get a CELTA Certificate from the International House in Barcelona, Spain. She has been a Visiting Lecturer at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies in Nagoya, Japan, a Summer School Instructor at Harvard University’s Intensive English Program, and an instructor at the Universidad del Istmo in Tehuantepec, Mexico. Claire received her Master’s degree in TESOL from The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey in Monterey, California. During her years there, she worked in the Intensive English Program helping international students develop the English language skills they needed to thrive in undergraduate and graduate programs in the United States.

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Want to Join our Team?

 

WeEnglish teachers must:

  • Have native fluency

  • Hold a Bachelor's degree

  • Possess a TEFL or CELTA certification, M.A. TESOL, or be certified to teach in the U.S.

  • Have 1+ year of classroom (or online) teaching experience

If you meet these qualifications and are interested in applying to be a WeEnglish tutor, please send a cover letter and your resume to info@weenglish.college.