Our Teachers

What makes a good English language teacher? It goes without saying that a good teacher must be an expert in his/ her field of knowledge. To achieve this, a teacher needs to remain up to date with current research and developments in his/ her education field. As all of us who have sat in a classroom know, however, a good teacher is more than this; the teachers we remember in our lives gave us more than a knowledge of their subject; they gave us an insight into human nature, how to care and to behave towards others and helped us grow emotionally without us being aware of it. 

They open our eyes to a wider world, showed us possibilities and opened possible doors to our futures. A good teacher shows his/ her humanity to students and it is this sharing of the heart that teaches us the invaluable and unseen life lessons that make us better people.

Students come to NSW International English to learn English. A key factor in the learning of any language is to be able to loose one’s inhibitions and to make mistakes. It is only through trail and error that we learn. The freedom to make mistakes in a learning environment only comes to a classroom when the teacher creates an atmosphere that allows for trail and error, that rewards effort and that fosters encouragement. It is personality that provides a teacher with the ability to do this, not simply knowledge. 

While NSW International English’s TESOL teachers must have relevant qualifications, it is their personality, love of people and enthusiasm for teaching that shines through which has made them part of our teaching team. These gifts may come with experience but may also be innate to some teachers. Our teachers therefore range in age from people in their twenties to some in their sixties. 


Catherine Day 

ELICOS Teacher 


Philip Martin Crain

ELICOS Teacher 


Alexander Lewis Cowell

ELICOS Teacher 


Joshua Graham

ELICOS Teacher 


Brianna Melinda Hyndman

ELICOS Teacher 


Alyssa Jee

ELICOS Teacher 


Gregory Matuszyk

ELICOS Teacher 


Raeleen Foung Yee Wong

ELICOS Teacher