Our Current Teachers And Staff
Meet our current teachers and other staff. We all delight in helping your children learn the English language but if you want to know a little more then read on!
Chris is from England and studied for his degree at universities in England and France. Since graduating he has worked in various roles that required him to us the English language, creatively and more. He achieved a highly graded CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in 2002 and formed English Explorers in 2014.
He believes young children learn best through play and particularly enjoys that his job means he often gets to make loud animal noises!
Colin is degree educated and comes from England. He has worked in a variety of roles where he was responsible for children, including assisting with their language learning, and has also been in charge of groups of children at summer camps. He moved to Finland in 2017 and is always quite happy when winter is coming!
His favourite part of teaching is getting the children to join in enthusiastically in singing songs and loves to make kids laugh.
Kristiina is a creative writing graduate from England and so has an outstanding grasp of the intricaties of the English language. She ran a whole variety of fun children's activity sessions at libraries in Camden, London and so fits in perfectly with English Explorers! After planning it for a long time, she finally moved to Finland in 2018 and is delighted to now call it home.
She is especially talented at communicating with children on their level and loves to watch their grasp of English grow over time.
Mitch is an American graduate with plenty of experience working with children. Allied to his lauded language club work he has also done plenty of basketball coaching in Finland so is used to getting results with even the most active of children! A resident of Finland for over 15 years, Mitch is happily settled in this beautiful country.
Mitchell has enormous energy levels for his classes and takes huge pride in inspiring children into a love of English.
Katja is our Finnish speaker and so if you deal with us in suomeksi the chances are you have spoken or emailed with her. She also takes care of our endless requests for help on all manner of things in and around the office. Things couldn't run smoothly without her! She also helped launch the company and has been behind many of our best ideas.
A child at heart, she still enjoys games and creative play as much as any four or eight year old!