About our school

Kheiron School of English was established in 2007 and was British Council accredited from 2012 to 2020. Kheiron now operates as an online English school, enabling you to study English with us from the comfort of your own home, wherever you are in the world.

All our staff speak English as their first language and are Delta or Celta qualified in teaching English. All of us care passionately about helping every student to grow and to develop.

Through one-to-one classes, experienced teachers and a dedicated approach, our aims as a school are to enable each student to achieve their goals, such as passing an exam, feeling more confident at work, improving pronunciation or gaining entry to a UK or US based university.

Mission statement

Kheiron is dedicated to helping our students to improve their English language skills to the best of our ability and to providing a caring, quality, professional service at all times.

We are committed to being highly responsive and respectful to all students, staff and agents.

We aim to provide services that are excellent value for money.

We treat all our students equally, fairly and ethically and we are proud of our reputation of treating students as though they were family.

Kheiron is committed to being environmentally friendly and operates as a paperless organisation. We strive to contribute as little as possible to carbon emissions and by operating online, we remove the need for our dedicated students to travel to us.

Our approach

Our aim is to make our classes student focussed, varied, challenging, enjoyable and useful. We believe that the best way of doing this is to get to know our students, and design classes that meet their unique needs.

Our aims are:

To make our classes student focussed

When you start we will ask you to complete a short placement test and a needs analysis form so that we can find out a little more about your English level and confidence. You will have a language consultation to establish your particular needs and goals. You will then have regular reports to enable us to track your learning and progress. This information is important, because every student is different. They have different needs, different strengths and weaknesses, different motivations and priorities, different interests and experiences. We believe that getting to know our students helps us to plan our classes so that they are as useful and interesting as possible.

To make our classes varied, enjoyable and useful
We encourage our teachers to use their creativity and experience to plan the classes that they feel will be most useful for you, their students. Based on what they know about your needs and interests, our teachers might choose to work on a specific area of grammar or vocabulary, give you challenging reading or listening practice, or encourage a discussion to help develop your speaking fluency and confidence. In these classes, teachers might choose to use authentic materials like a magazine article or a podcast, maybe a section from a coursebook or grammar book, or nothing but the students’ own ideas and experiences.
To have a flexible approach so that anyone can study English with us, regardless of your daily commitments
Many of our students appreciate flexibility, and we do our best to help students to combine their classes with other commitments, such as work or family. Our approach ensures that you will have the opportunity to improve your English, whether you would like a class everyday, or once a week.

Our team

Poppy

Poppy

Principal

Originally from Oxford, Poppy started Kheiron in 2007. Having graduated with a First in English Literature from Exeter University, she later obtained her DELTA teaching qualification in 2012.

She loves reading books. Agatha Christie is her favourite author.

Poppy’s specialist teaching areas are academic proofreading and IELTS, TOEFL, Trinity, and Cambridge exam classes.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Born in London, Rebecca studied The Politics and History of the Middle East at Durham University. She later went on to obtain her CELTA in 2005 and is now enjoying studying for a DELTA qualification.

She spent six happy years teaching in Istanbul, Turkey, before returning to the UK to study for her Postrgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). She has been working at Kheiron since 2012 and teaches classes at all levels.

In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys photography, being creative in the kitchen, and watching films. Her favourite film is Monty Python’s Life of Brian.

Rebecca speaks Turkish.

Rebecca’s specialist teaching areas are academic proofreading, IELTS, TOEFL, Trinity, Cambridge exam classes.

Anu

Anu

Mark is our Teacher Training Coordinator. Originally from the Greater London area, he fell in love with Oxford when he first moved here in 2009. He has been at Kheiron since September 2017.

Mark obtained his CELTA in 2012 and is currently studying for his DELTA. He also has an MA from Oxford University, and is currently studying for a masters in Psychology.

Mark speaks Mandarin and Qinghaihua fluently, and is an intermediate speaker of Turkish.

In his spare time he enjoys reading and running. His favourite book is The Horse And His Boy by C S Lewis.

Mark’s specialist teaching areas are helping learners with pronunciation and working with beginners.

Kelly

Kelly

Having completed her degree in English Literature and Film Theory and a Masters in Film Theory at Kent University, Kelly went on to do a CELTA qualification and has been teaching for the last 6 years. She is now working towards her DELTA.

Kelly has a particular passion for Japanese cinema, which led her to spend one year teaching English in Tokyo, Japan which she loved.

Kelly has been with Kheiron since May 2016. In her spare time, she loves watching all kinds of films, black and white photography and listening to music.

Kelly’s specialist teaching areas is exam classes.

Gavin

Gavin

Gavin was born and bred in Oxford. After finishing school he went to live in Tarragona, Catalonia for 17 years, where he completed his studies and got his CELTA in Barcelona. He moved back to Oxford in 2018 with his wife and children.

He is fluent in both Spanish and Catalan and has over 14 years of teaching experience, ranging from Business English through to Young Learners. He is also a Cambridge ESOL Oral examiner and does translation projects from time to time.

He is keen musician and producer, playing various musical instruments and is the owner of a small studio.

His favourite things are cheese and wine, spending time with his wife and children and having a quality conversation over a good cup of coffee.

Gavin’s specialist teaching areas are Cambridge exam classes and Business and Legal English.

Our team

Poppy

Poppy

Principal

Originally from Oxford, Poppy started Kheiron in 2007. Having graduated with a First in English Literature from Exeter University, she later obtained her DELTA teaching qualification in 2012.

She loves reading books. Agatha Christie is her favourite author.

Poppy’s specialist teaching areas are academic proofreading and IELTS, TOEFL, Trinity, and Cambridge exam classes.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Born in London, Rebecca studied The Politics and History of the Middle East at Durham University. She later went on to obtain her CELTA in 2005 and is now enjoying studying for a DELTA qualification.

She spent six happy years teaching in Istanbul, Turkey, before returning to the UK to study for her Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). She has been working at Kheiron since 2012 and teaches classes at all levels.

In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys photography, being creative in the kitchen, and watching films. Her favourite film is Monty Python’s Life of Brian.

Rebecca speaks Turkish.

Rebecca’s specialist teaching areas are academic proofreading, IELTS, TOEFL, Trinity, Cambridge exam classes.

Anu

Anu

Anu is from Banbury, a small town on the outskirts of Oxford. She attended the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and studied MSc, Development. Prior to this, Anu spent 3 years in Brighton, studying History.

She obtained her CELTA in 2017 and has awards from the London Academy of Music and Drama (Reading for Performance).

In her spare time, Anu enjoys writing for various blogs and spending time in local coffee shops.

Kelly

Kelly

Having completed her degree in English Literature and Film Theory and a Masters in Film Theory at Kent University, Kelly went on to do a CELTA qualification and has been teaching for the last 6 years. She is now working towards her DELTA.

Kelly has a particular passion for Japanese cinema, which led her to spend one year teaching English in Tokyo, Japan which she loved.

Kelly has been with Kheiron since May 2016. In her spare time, she loves watching all kinds of films, black and white photography and listening to music.

Kelly’s specialist teaching areas is exam classes.

Gavin

Gavin

Gavin was born and bred in Oxford. After finishing school he went to live in Tarragona, Catalonia for 17 years, where he completed his studies and got his CELTA in Barcelona. He moved back to Oxford in 2018 with his wife and children.

He is fluent in both Spanish and Catalan and has over 14 years of teaching experience, ranging from Business English through to Young Learners. He is also a Cambridge ESOL Oral examiner and does translation projects from time to time.

He is keen musician and producer, playing various musical instruments and is the owner of a small studio.

His favourite things are cheese and wine, spending time with his wife and children and having a quality conversation over a good cup of coffee.

Gavin’s specialist teaching areas are Cambridge exam classes and Business and Legal English.

Join us on Facebook


All prices advertised correct as of 2020.