"Thank you for all your
kindness and your help. I feel really grateful to have taken your classes.
I will thank you all my life!" David, Shanghai
All our teachers are CELTA- or DELTA-qualified,
university-educated and experienced in teaching English to students in the
UK or overseas. We have regular staff meetings and development sessions
to introduce new and varied teaching ideas and to discuss the particular
needs of all our students.
Academic Management staff:
Born in Oxford,
Poppy has worked here as an English language teacher for 7 years and has
a First in English Literature from Exeter University. Before this, she worked
in London in fiction and magazine publishing.
She is dedicated
to Kheiron - students and teachers - and loves watching them flourish.
She is DELTA
(Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults) qualified and enjoys reading,
films, history, politics, business and socialising.
Chris: Academic Manager
Chris trained as a teacher in Buenos
Aires, Argentina, where he worked for several months before moving to Bogota,
Colombia. He worked at International House Bogota for almost two years,
teaching General and Business English at all levels. Chris returned to the
UK in 2011, and has been working for Kheiron since January 2012.
Originally from North Devon in South
West England, Chris studied at Cardiff University and graduated with a First
in Politics and Philosophy. He also has a Masters in Latin American Development
from the University of London and is currently studying for his DELTA.
In his spare time, Chris loves playing
and watching football, reading, practising Spanish, and cooking. His favourite
book is East of Eden by John Steinbeck.
The Politics and History of the Middle East at Durham University, Rebecca
obtained her CELTA from Oxford & Cherwell Valley College in 2005.
six happy years teaching in Istanbul, Turkey, before returning to study
for her Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). She has been working
at Kheiron since July 2012, and teaches classes at all levels.
In her spare
time, Rebecca enjoys cooking Turkish food and taking long walks in the countryside.
She also loves eating out and going to the cinema - her favourite film is
Monty Python's Life of Brian!
Kheiron in February 2013. He studied Maths at Oxford University where he
was a member of Mansfield College.
Mark spent a year teaching English in Shan Dong, China. He obtained his
CELTA in London, passing with a grade A.
Mark is passionate
about music, and has attained grade 8 in both the piano and the clarinet,
as well as a diploma in clarinet performance. Mark speaks Chinese, and also
Lydia trained as a teacher in Seville,
Spain, where she taught for a year before returning to the UK to study Arabic
and the History of Art at SOAS at the University of London. Graduating with
a First, she stayed on to complete a Masters in Islamic Art before returning
to teaching in Oxford.
Lydia is bilingual in English and
Spanish, having lived in Spain between the ages of 6 and 16. As well as
speaking French, Lydia learnt Arabic while spending the third year of her
degree in Damascus, and is currently studying Persian.
In her spare time, Lydia enjoys cooking
and gardening, and pursues her passion for Islamic art through volunteer
work at the Ashmolean Museum and Bodleian Library in Oxford.
Sean is originally
from Glasgow in Scotland. He studied English Literature and History at Glasgow
University, graduating with a First in 2008.
as a teacher in Vietnam and spent two years working in Ho Chi Minh City,
teaching General English and Exam Preparation courses. Sean
has been working for the Kheiron School of English since August 2011, helping
students prepare for IELTS and Cambridge exams.
When he isn't
working at Kheiron, Sean studies for a PhD in History at Oxford University,
so he doesn't have much free time to speak of!
Originally from Oxford, Alice studied
French and Spanish at Bath University. Following her degree, she gained
her CELTA and went to teach in France, spending 2 years in Aix en Provence.
Alice has been working at Kheiron
since early 2013, teaching advanced and exam classes in the evenings. In
addition to teaching, she is currently working in publishing, and in her
spare time enjoys running, travelling and cooking.
Lucy is from Stonehouse in Gloucestershire,
and attended Cardiff University where she studied Criminology and Sociology.
After travelling throughout Latin
America, Lucy attained her CELTA in Buenos Aires in 2011. After spending
several months teaching in Argentina, she moved to Bogota, Colombia where
she lived and worked for almost two years before returning to the UK in
In her spare time, Lucy enjoys walking,
writing, reading, knitting and going to the pub. Her favourite book is Catch-22
by Joseph Heller.