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28A

 

Luke Matthias

Head of English, English Teacher

PGCE(i) from the University of Nottingham (Distinction)

The Cambridge English Language Teaching Award (CELTA)

Bachelor of Arts in English from the College of William and Mary

Luke Matthias has been at SCIE since 2014, and has taught English and Drama during this time. He is currently undergoing the National Principal Qualification for Senior Leaders (NPQSL) and expects to be awarded this certification in 2021.

Previously to working at SCIE, Luke worked as an English teacher for various institutions such as EF English First and ILA Vietnam. He has a range of experience with many other fields outside of academia, including the mortgage and retail industries. Luke enjoys using his life experience to help him in the classroom, and he is always looking for ways to continue his education in the future.

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Jonathan Ben-Israel

English Teacher

Bachelor’s in English with education and East Asian Studies, University of Toronto

Master’s in Ancient texts, Fudan University Shanghai

PhD in History University of Toronto

Jonathan is an energetic and positive teacher who has lived in China and taught English and English literature for periods since 2010. He is interested in cultural exchange, food, history and literature. He is excited to share in the amazing world of English language literature and culture with his students.

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Clare Symons

English Teacher

BA Honors in English and American Literature with History and Theory of Art of University of Kent Art and Design

BTEC Art Foundation Course of City College Brighton and Hove

Ms. Clare has taught English for more than 9 years, including teaching in England and Oman.

8A

Jenny Ross

English Teacher

MA Education and PGCE, University of Sheffield

BA in English, University of Sheffield

Jenny has 10 years of experience in teaching, examining and working with education NGOs. She has taught English Language, Literature, Drama and ESL in the UK and Spain before coming to China.

54A

Mike Dawick

English Teacher

Diploma in Teaching from Auckland College of Education

Master of Arts in English (First Class Honours) from University of Auckland

Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults from Auckland Technical Institute

Bachelor of Arts (English Major) from University of Auckland

Mr.Dawick has been working as an English teacher for twenty years. He has been a former Assistant Principal in ACG English School.

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Kevin McCaustlin

English Teacher

BEd of Atlantic Baptist University

BA of Arts in Political Science/Philosophy of Saint Mary’s University.

He has experience in English teaching for more than 10 years. He has taught in Canada, Germany and China.

52A

Eddie Caffrey

English Teacher

Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communications of University of Leicester

PGCE University College Dublin

BA in English and History of National University of Ireland.

Eddie Caffrey has more than 16 years teaching experience. He has lived and worked in Korea, Colombia, Australia, Ireland and Uganda.

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Simon Thorniley

English Teacher

Durham University Education PGCE, University of Teesside English.

Mr. Simon has been teaching Language, Literature and Media Studies for 20 years in the UK, Slovakia, Shanghai and The Netherlands. He also moderated exams for exam boards including Cambridge International Exams and Edexcel.

51A

Kaisar Marogi

English Teacher

Bachelor of Education of University of Windsor

Bachelor of Art in English Language and Literature of University of Windsor

Ontario College of Teaching Certification

Mr. Kaisar has three years of teaching experience. He taught English in United Arab Emirates and China.

21A

 

Sunday Liu

English Teacher

TELF Certificate

B.A Professional English of University of Idaho, US MSc

Language Education of University of Edinburgh, UK

Sunday taught Math and English at the Moscow High School and the University of Idaho.

55A

Nancy Zhu

English Teacher

Master of Education of Chinese University of Hongkong

Bachelor of Arts ( English Language and Literature) of Central China Normal University.

Nancy has more than ten years of experience teaching English in different international schools and Educational Institutions.

59A

 

Zoe Chen

English Teacher

Postgraduate Certificate in Education of University of Nottingham

Bachelor of Arts (English Major) of Fuzhou University. Zoe joined SCIE in 2008.

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Aaron Owen

Assistant Head of English

PGCE in Secondary English of Manchester Metropolitan University

BA (Honours) in English Literature of University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Mr. Owen once served in Japan as language consultant and in China as English teacher more than ten years.

33A

Karen Clancy

Head of G-Level, English Teacher

MASTER OF EDUCATION, Deakin University

PGCE Australian Catholic University

Bachelor of teaching Graduated with Distinction, Deakin University

Bachelor of ARTS, Deakin University

50A

David Carroll

English Teacher

BEd. Memorial University of Newfoundland

BA in English Language and Literature, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Mr. David Carroll has taught English for three years. He has taught in Canada and China.

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Sean Patrick

English Teacher

Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Colorado at Denver

State of Colorado Language Arts Teaching Certification

Sean has taught English internationally in Egypt, Niger, Mauritania, and Malawi.

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Philip Norton

English and Humanities Teacher

PGCE in Secondary History, University of West of England

BA (Hons) in Economic History, University of Portsmouth

Philip has taught in China, Rumania and Singapore. He was a Humanities teacher at SCIE from 2011 to 2016.

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Steve Boyland

English Teacher

Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Waikato

Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching, University of Waikato

Mr. Boyland has taught in his home country and the UK, and at international schools in the Middle East and China.

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Curtis Zimpfer

BA in English and Music theory, Saint Joseph’s University

Curtis Zimpfer comes from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He’s been living and teaching in Shenzhen for seven years.

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Jane Ford

English Teacher

PGCE in Secondary English,University of Edinburgh

BA in English Literature,University of Melbourne

Jane has experience of teaching Language and Literature for more than 15 years in Scotland UK.

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Abi Graves

English Teacher

MA Nineteenth Century British LIterature, University of Reading

BA English Education, Illinois State University

Ms. Abi Graves has 14 years of experience teaching in Thailand, Pakistan, Taiwan, and Oman. She loves talking about literature with her students.

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Ruth Cooper

English Teacher

MA Medieval History (Distinction) – King’s College London

Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary, English) – Birmingham City University

BA(Hons) History (i) – King’s College London

Ruth spent two years with the Teach First Leadership Development Programme working in Derby, UK. In her previous role, she was Reading Coordinator and has a passion for inspiring students to love literature. Ruth has also lived in New Zealand.

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Eoghann MacLeoid

English Teacher

MA (Hons.) English Literature and Philosophy, University of Aberdeen

LL.B Law, University of Edinburgh
PGDE, University of Strathclyde

Prior to teaching at SCIE, Mr MacLeòid has been teaching since 2017 in Scotland.

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Jack Smith

English Teacher

Master of Arts (First Class Honours) in English Literature and History, University of Glasgow

Postgraduate Diploma in Secondary Education (English), University of Glasgow

Jack is an English teacher with two years of experience from Scotland, United Kingdom.