SI-UK IELTS Instructors
Head Of IELTS
Maria is passionate about teaching and believes that establishing a good rapport with learners from various cultures is crucial in helping them build confidence in their ability to achieve goals both academically and socially.
Maria has taught students from China, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, South Korea, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Singapore, Russia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Latvia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Chechnya, Morocco, Libia, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Colombia, Spain, Italy, Germany, Ghana, Somalia, Congo and Finland.
After graduating with honours from the University of Kent at Canterbury, James earned a CELTA (the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) in Norwich. He went on to earn a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Diploma with Trinity College London in 2013, and the IDLTM (International Diploma of Language Teaching Management) with the University of Brisbane in 2015.
James taught Academic English preparation course at numerous locations such as in Canterbury, Norwich, Cambridge, London and also in the UAE, before moving to Japan in 2004. James has been teaching IELTS, TOEFL and EAP at SI-UK since 2010 and is now part of the SI-UK London IELTS team.