Meet Our Teachers

Adrian Peel topup learning teacher


Psychology BSc

I’m Adrian, from Brighton, England. I’ve been teaching students of all ages for over ten years, working at schools in the UK, China and Vietnam. I specialise in exam English (IELTS and Cambridge exams), but I also love helping learners get the skills they need to communicate fluently and confidently.

Agata TUL TTI Teacher


CELTA, BA + MA in linguistics

My name is Agata and I’m based in West Sussex, UK. I’ve been teaching English to students from all over the world for over 10 years. I love languages myself, having studied German and Swedish, as well as English at university. I enjoy meeting and getting to know new students and helping them become more confident speakers of English.



BA History and Politics

Hello! I’m Alana from London. I’ve been teaching ever since I left university. I enjoy teaching because I find it rewarding and I get to meet students from different cultures. When I’m not teaching, I like to read and dance.

Alex TUL TTI Teacher


CELTA, BA Linguistics

I’m Alex from London, England. I’ve been teaching students of all ages for over a decade, mostly in the UK, but also in Mexico and Japan. I enjoy helping students overcome their difficulties in English. in my spare time, I like travelling and listening to music that is (mostly) loud and fast.

Anna TUL TTI Teacher


Bachelors in Architecture

Hi, I’m Anna and I live in London. I have been teaching English for almost ten years and I have taught students of all levels and ages in Brazil, Portugal and the UK. I love helping students reach their specific goals and guiding them towards successful results. The most rewarding part of teaching for me is watching my students improve and become more confident in their speaking. I like my lessons to be fun and I love discussing interesting topics with my students.

I absolutely love teaching learners and helping them to reach their potential and achieve their language learning goals to become effective communicators in the English language.

Anthony TUL TTI Teacher


MBA Business Administration
PhD Philosophy/Theology

My name is Anthony, I am an experienced International native teacher for over 24 years. I have developed a successful international career as an educator and life coach. I have participated as a leader in different international organizations in Spain, the United States, Ireland, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. I have extensive experience teaching all levels and ages, Business Executive English, as well as all preparation examination levels Cambridge and IELTS being my personal speciality.

My philosophy of teaching is to create a positive creative atmosphere is helps stimulate the learning experience.

Aqsah TUL TTI Teacher

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BSc Social Science

Hi, My name is Aqsah. I’m from London. I have been teaching English for over 14 years in different educational settings. I have taught General English classes both face to face and online. It’s always a pleasure to meet students from all walks of life and listening to their incredible stories. I try to keep my lessons fun and engaging to help students feel relaxed and build their confidence in speaking English. I had the amazing experience to teach abroad in China for three years. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music and reading books that make me think.

Bentley TUL TTI Teacher


Public Administration B.A Hons degree
Level 3 Teaching

Hi My name is Bentley.
I am an experienced teacher of English and Public Speaking. I also sing in a band and do outdoor swimming…everyday!

Caroline Cheshire TTI TUL teacher

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Master of Education in TESOL with Distinction in Language Education 
Cambridge CELTA in Language Education 
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 

I am Caroline from Glasgow, United Kingdom. I have been teaching students of all ages, and at all levels, for over ten years. I have worked in a variety of educational settings, including; private language schools, state and private universities and various other language learning centres in both the United Kingdom and Spain. I have also worked with professionals in medicine and finance. I have worked with several large companies, including major banks, governmental and European Union bodies where I taught English for business purposes.

I absolutely love teaching learners and helping them to reach their potential and achieve their language learning goals to become effective communicators in the English language.

Caroline P TUL TTI Teacher

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MA English Literature
TKT Teaching Young Learners

I’m Caroline and I live in London. I’m originally from Cumbria, England’s Lake District. I love travelling, relaxing with friends, going on walks in the countryside and visiting galleries and museums. I enjoy teaching English and meeting people from so many different countries!

Charlotte TUL TTI Teacher


CELTA, BA (English) + Graduate Diploma in Law (LLB)

My name is Charlotte and I am based in both Leicestershire, UK & Algarve, Portugal. I have been teaching English to students from all over the world for over 10 years. I love languages, having lived in Spain & Mexico previously and during this time worked with young students and adult students in International language schools. I studied English at university and also teach GCSE and A Level English. I enjoy meeting and getting to know new students and helping them become more confident speakers of English. I am a qualified solicitor in the U.K. and can teach Legal English too.
Claire TUL TTI Teacher


BA in Fine Art

Hi I’m Claire, I’m from the Republic of Ireland and I started my journey as an ESL teacher 5 years ago. I like to have a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere in my classes, so we will learn a lot and have some fun along the way! I want to help my students with all of their goals, whether that is passing an exam or building confidence in speaking the English language.

I lived and worked in Asia for three years and I am now working from Spain where I am learning a new language myself. I love that I have the opportunity to meet so many people internationally through my work. Travel, nature, music, art and food would be on the top of my lists of interests and subjects we can discuss!

Cristina P TUL TTI Teacher


CELTA BA equivalent English and German – Modern Languages and Literature

I have experience of teaching at Higher Education and training professionals in Europe, the UK, the Middle East and Japan. I have over 25 years of international teaching experience, preparing students for IELTS, as well as for other international English examinations. I help learners to improve their presentation skills, their writing for academic studies and building up their confidence when using English to communicate internationally. How can I help you?

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Hi, my name’s Danna. I studied English Literature and Pedagogy at university and have been hooked on teaching ever since! I love seeing the improvement in my students and helping them overcome whatever difficulties they have in using English. I also relish creating my own materials and really enjoy how teaching allows me to combine my creativity with my love of people.

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Hi, I am Emek and I live in London. I have been teaching English for 16 years and I take great pleasure in being able to help my students overcome language barriers and reach their goals. As someone who has worked hard to become a native-level English speaker, I fully understand and can accommodate for the challenges that my students face when learning English. Thanks to my friendly and approachable personality, I am able to establish good rapport with my students and often described as energetic and an enthusiastic teacher.

Freddy TUL TTI Teacher


BA Art and Art History
MA Art History

I’m Freddy. I’ve been teaching English across a range of levels and classes for over 15 years. Watching my students improve and achieve their goals are what I most enjoy about this job.

jamie mcgregor topup learning teacher


Ba (Hons) Media and Design
Level 3 Award in Education and Training

I’m Jamie and I live in Brighton, England. I’ve been teaching English for around 10 years in schools and online. I have lots of experience with teaching Cambridge exams as well as general English.
I enjoy teaching because I like meeting new people from all over the world and I love helping students reach their learning goals!

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CELTA, BA (Hons) Film Studies.

Hello, my name Kieren, I’m from originally from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire but have been working as an English teacher in several different schools throughout London – and once in Oxford – for ten years. I’ve acquired many great experiences as a teacher and have taught general English classes, Business English classes and IELTS exam classes and have met a number of interesting people from a whole range of different countries. I started my career largely teaching one-to-one classes wherein I also got to work as a private teacher for a number of interesting companies such as Facebook, Google, Airbus and Siemens.

In my spare time, I enjoy painting, creative writing, filmmaking and travelling and am currently learning how to cook and speak Italian.

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My name is Lauren, and I’m originally from Northern Ireland. I started teaching English in 2014, when I was living in Finland. Since then, I have taught students of all ages, proficiency levels, and nationalities – it is always incredibly fulfilling to be able to help my students reach their full potential as English speakers, and guide their progress in achieving their language learning goals.

My teaching is based upon enthusiasm, encouragement, and support – my aim is for students to feel confident and motivated in their learning journey. I believe that we learn languages most effectively through enjoyment and meaningful communication, so I try to ensure that my lessons are fun and engaging, with plenty of speaking opportunity. My goal is to guarantee that English language learning is a positive and rewarding experience for my students!

Leanne TUL TTI Teacher


BA in Journalism
CELTA Currently completing MSC in International Security and Global Governance

I’m Leanne from England but I currently live in Denmark. I’ve been teaching all ages for over six years, working at schools in the UK and China. I enjoy teaching all levels but particularly enjoy teaching IELTS and Business English. I am passionate about helping learners improve their skills to communicate confidently.

Mark T TUL TTI Teacher


MA Politics

Hi, I´m Mark from Glasgow. Over the last 16 years, I have been teaching, training teachers, and working in education management in Spain, Hungary, the USA, Qatar, the UK, and Poland. I find helping learners achieve their specific goals (IELTS and Cambridge exam preparation is my primary focus) hugely rewarding.

Michael TUL TTI Teacher


My name is Michael.
I have been teaching at TopUp Learning for almost 3 years.
I have the Trinity College Certificate in Teaching English to speakers of other languages and the Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages.
I also have a Masters degree in Contemporary History and Politics, and a Master degree in Social Research and Psychosocial Studies.
In my spare time, I like to go to the movies.

Owen TUL TTI Teacher

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Cambridge Celta, Bachelor of Arts in Humanity 

I am an experienced and qualified English language teacher with skills gained in multiple cultural contexts and environments. I am friendly, outgoing and capable of generating rapport with students of all academic levels and backgrounds. I find teaching a pleasure and have taught English for the IELTS and FCE exams as well as ESP, business and academic English.

Ralph TUL TTI Teacher.


Trinity CertTESOL
BA Philosophy

Hi, I’m Ralph, and I’m from Buckinghamshire in England, although I’ve lived in London for 14 years now. I’ve been teaching English for the last four years. I love languages and as well as English, I speak French and German, and also know Latin. I’m a bit of a grammar geek, so I’m happy to spend as long on it as my students like! But even more than that, I love meeting new students from different parts of the world and finding out what life is like for them. I try to make my lessons as fun as possible, and to create a relaxed environment in the classroom where students can express themselves and become more confident. In my spare time, I enjoy creative writing, and would love to be a published author one day.”

Robert Kallwass topup learning teacher


TEFL 120 Teaching certification
BA English and Communications
MA American Literature studies

I am Robert Kallwass, a passionate and experienced teacher in multiple fields including work experience teaching English as a second language, University-level Literature, and work with NATO and the Spanish Ministry of Defence. I have been teaching English for over five years and look forward working with students of all ages and levels.

Ronni W TUL TTI Teacher


BA Hons in History of Art
Young Learner CELTYL
DELTA Modules 

I’m Ronni, and I’m from London in the UK. I ‘ve been teaching English for 12 years, and have taught people of all ages in Vietnam, Argentina, Spain and the UK. I love teaching because I’m passionate about language and communication and get to share this with my students, as well as getting to meet people from all around the world!

Sapir TUL TTI teacher


BA Music

I’m Sapir from London. My background is originally in music and music teaching. I used to be a secondary school music teacher and then discovered my passion for teaching English. I love having the opportunity to meet so many amazing students from different countries, cultures and walks of life. In my free time I enjoy making music and working out. I also teach spin classes once a week!

Sarah Jarvis


Hi, I’m Sarah and I’m from Manchester, England! I became a teacher in 2015 and have been teaching around the world, so far in Hungary, Vietnam, Cambodia, Amsterdam, London, and Brazil. My lessons are fun, friendly and communicative, and there is nothing that I love more than helping somebody to achieve their language learning goals. I have experience of teaching all ages and abilities, both in person and online, and I look forward to hearing your story and how I can help you to be successful and confident in using your English language skills.
Terry TUL TTI Teacher


I have taught English more or less all of my adult life. I have a CELTA qualification and a B.A in Design and Moving Image. I have taught all levels from A1 to C1 of general English, business English and English for other types of professionals (like Human Resources, Finance and Legal English). I have had numerous nationalities in my classes including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, various European nationalities, Russians. Saudi Arabian, Kuwaiti and Iraqi pupils to name just a handful. I have taught IELTS, TOEIC and more recently at Top Up learning the Cambridge C1 exams.
Vesna Mitrovic


Degree: BA in English Language and Literature
CELTA (Pass A)

I’m Vesna from Ljubljana, Slovenia. I have lived in London since 2010 and I have been teaching English for 19 years, in schools in the UK and Slovenia. Although I specialise in exam preparation classes (IELTS in particular, and Cambridge exams) I love teaching all levels. The part of teaching I enjoy most is teaching students from different countries and learning about their cultures. For me, teaching is not just a job, it’s a way of life, and I am extremely happy when my students achieve their goals.

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