All of our passionate and dedicated teachers meet the highest international standards with formal qualifications and extensive experience in teaching English to students of all ages. Our minimum requirements for teachers are:

  • education to degree level or equivalent qualification
  • a certificate level qualification in teaching English as a foreign language such as Cambridge University CELTA or Trinity College London CertTESOL
  • at least two years’ teaching experience
  • high proficiency in the use of the English language.

 

Meet the teachers

Sophia Yakimova

Sophie has a degree in British and American Studies from Sofia University, the Cambridge CELTA, and specialist qualifications in teaching and examining young children and teenagers from NILE, IH World and Trinity College London. Sophie loves teaching children, teenagers and adults and in her free time, she enjoys travelling and reading science fiction. She is also trying to learn to paint. 

Soumia Steel

Soumia Steel

Soumia has the Cambridge CELTA and DELTA, and a specialist qualification in Teaching Young Learners. Before becoming a teacher, she worked for several years on EU-Mediterranean trade projects. Since then, she has worked for the British Council in Sri Lanka, Jordan and Oman. In class, she enjoys seeing a group of strangers slowly break the ice and open up to one another regardless of their age, gender and cultural background. Soumia loves travelling and is passionate about food.

Tanya Kirilova

Tanya Kirilova

Tanya is passionate about learning, teaching and communication. She has helped a number of professionals acquire greater confidence performing in English in the areas of banking, film and advertising, nursing, journalism, project management and so on. Tanya has an MA in Applied Linguistics and Literature from Sofia University. Her previous experience also includes teaching at Sohar University in Oman. Tanya is a keen walker, talker, dancer and a believer in the growth mindset.

Violeta Ruleva

Violeta has a BA in English and American studies from Sofia University, a Cambridge CELTA and is about to complete a specialist course in Teaching Young Learners. She is passionate about teaching and learning languages and worked for the British Council as a Teaching Assistant before she qualified as a teacher in her own right, something she had always wanted to do. Violeta loves travelling, discovering new cultures, meeting new people, playing the piano and reading in English and French.

Zlatina Filipova

Zlatina Filipova

Zlatina has an MA in English Philology, a Cambridge CELTA and Trinity College Certificate for Practising Teachers; she completed specialist courses in teaching young learners and business English and is a speaking examiner for Cambridge exams. With more than 17 years of experience with students from all walks of life, Zlatina is a cheerful, approachable person who aims to stimulate and inspire her students. She is interested in psychology and the arts, and enjoys socialising and travelling.