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About Us

Our Teachers


About Our Teachers

According to Australian standards, all our teaching staff have recognized University degrees and ESL teaching qualifications. They have a wide range of experience in education in Australia and internationally. Most can speak at least 2 languages. All teachers are committed to a learner-centred education approach and are passionate about their students.


Laurie Finnigan

Senior ELICOS Teacher & Coordinator - Academic Delivery

Laurie has taught English in Australia and Japan. She also speaks several Asian languages. Laurie is passionate about her teaching and has a strong affinity with Asian students.

Years at ANCE: 2


Laura Hardy

Senior Teacher

Laura was formerly a school teacher in the UK before becoming an ESL teacher. She is very effective with interactive learning. Her warm personality and attention to students’ needs make her a very effective teacher.

BA (Hons); CELTA
Years at ANCE: 5


Beata Kaczmarek

English Teacher: Intermediate (day)

Beata has taught every level of English in Australia and Poland for over 20 years. She is very good with exam preparation and academic courses. Her teaching methods help students get good results in academic testing.

Years at ANCE: 7


Vicky Mavromatis

English Teacher: Upper Intermediate (day)

Vicky has taught English for over 20 years in Australia and Greece where she ran her own English School. Her attention to detail helps good students become better. Vicky is very good at identifying students’ needs.

B.BA, Grad Dip Teach CELTA
Years at ANCE: 4


Patrick de Havilland

English Teacher: Elementary (day)

Patrick has become a specialist in Elementary-Pre Intermediate English. His innovative lessons help student learn by doing. He is good at helping students to learn from each other.

BA, M.International Relations; CELTA
Years at ANCE: 3


Brianagh (Bri) Curran

English Teacher: Pre-Intermediate (day)

Bri is a dynamic passionate teacher who always gives her best for her students. She gives attention to individual student’s needs. She also brings new technologies to her classroom practice. Bri is also an actor.

B.Dram.Arts; CELTA
Years at ANCE: 2


Selena Long

English Teacher: Pre-Intermediate (day)

Selena has had more than 20 years experience teaching in schools and teaching English as a second language. She has brought her vast experience of education and learning methods to ANCE. She uses innovative and effective ways to help students learn.

DipTeach; B.Ed; Cert TESOL
Years at ANCE: 1


Nada Tesic

English Teacher: Intermediate (day)

Nada has been teaching English for over 20 years in Australia and Europe. She is a specialist in Business English, exam preparation and General English. Her effective personal approach to learning and caring attitude helps her students to reach their potential.

B.Bus (Accounting); CELTA
Years at ANCE: 3