Robert Thompson

Director of Studies, English teacher
Gold Coast Campus

Robert is an enthusiastic, sincere and highly qualified educator with over 17 years of experience teaching from school-aged children through to international adult students in Australia and abroad. He has a Bachelor of Education, TESOL qualifications and is currently studying for a Master of Education (Guidance and Counselling).

On a personal level he is hardworking, thorough and committed to gaining the best results for his students. He enjoys working with people of all ages and cultures and eagerly welcomes new challenges for learning and professional development. 

Originally from Adelaide, Robert has lived on the sunny Gold Coast in Queensland with his family for many years. He enjoys all that this idyllic destination for study and relaxation has to offer and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Shelley Barons

English teacher
Sydney Campus

Shelley approaches her classes with a fresh, fun and functional approach, having recently retrained in TESOL at Western Sydney University, after over 20 years’ experience as a book editor in the field of education. She enjoys the challenge of teaching a multi-level classroom, with students from Elementary to Advanced English.

She takes a genuine interest in her students and believes that sharing information about our many and varied cultures and promoting tolerance and acceptance is what modern multicultural Australian society is all about.

Shelley has lived in Sydney all her life and although a native English speaker, feels like she is learning new and interesting things about her own language every day as she explores it with her students.

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