Meet our Teachers

ACCESS teachers are experienced and professional.  They are university graduates, native English speakers,  and hold Canadian government-approved certification in TESL (Teaching English As A Second Language).  ACCESS teachers have exposure to teaching English overseas, as well as extensive experience teaching English to students of a variety of nationalities, ages, and abilities.  At ACCESS you will be in classes with students of many different nationalities.

ACCESS teachers understand the subtle differences in approach needed when teaching multinational classes ie: a Japanese student versus a Mexican student. They possess the knowledge and strategies required to get the most out of each and every student. Your teachers will care about you and will take an active interest in helping you to improve your English to the best of your ability. At ACCESS, you will have the opportunity to achieve your full potential in English.

Nicole

Nicole

I am a dedicated and energetic teacher who always has student welfare in mind. I have spent many years abroad teaching English to children and adults.

My longest stay was in China where I picked up a little Chinese. I was so well regarded as a teacher that I became a manager a year after working for EF Nanjing. I decided to return to Toronto to be with my family and teach in a different setting. I think Access is a great place to teach, and that the school provides a supportive atmosphere to grow and learn the English language and Canadian culture. I would be more than willing to discuss maple syrup and the joys of backwoods camping any day of the week.

In my spare time, I am interested in reading, learning new languages, hiking and kickboxing. I desire to constantly learn and try new things. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to talk to me in the hallways or just say 'Hi.'.

Education

McGill University, in Montreal - I double majored in history and anthropology.

Teaching experience

Western Town College in Old Toronto.

Pearl English, Mei Hua English, and EFin Nanjing - China.

Qualifications

TEFL, TESOL and TESL Canada certifications.

Cambridge certificates for young learners and for Module 3.

Countries I've lived in

China.

Countries I've visited

Most countries in Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the US.

Other languages

French and Mandarin.

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