Our instructors know the test

Learn From the Experts

Our senior TOEFL  & IELTS tutors take the TOEFL and IELTS exams regularly. This allows them to know the tests, know if their techniques work, and to train other teachers in best practices.
In fact, our own books and materials were designed by former IELTS and TOEFL examiners.

Our Academic English classes are taught by instructors with Masters in TESOL.

Steve Partensky

SENIOR FACULTY/PROGRAM DEVELOPER

ESL, Academic English instructor
TAHS English Institute, 2011-Present
TESOL Convention contributor 2013
IELTS and TOEFL official examiner
Education
M.A. TESOL, Wollongong University

Brian Kim

FACULTY & INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADVISOR

ESL, Academic English instructor
LC/SP Specialist
TAHS, 2015-Present
Education
MA in Composite Speech
TEFL Certificate
International TEFL and TESOL Training

Julia Desmond

SENIOR FACULTY

TOEFL, iELTS, SAT, TOEIC instructor
Oxford intensive school of English, 2011-2013
Officail ETS Speaking Scorer
Education
Harvard University (MA Liberal Arts)
American College of Education (MA TESOL)

Victoria Ridge

FACULTY

12 years teaching experience
Education
La Salle University, PA. (BA Communication)

Essie Martinovsky

FACULTY

9 years of teaching experience
TEFL Certificate
TEFL International Teacher Training

Center, Barcelona, Spain
Education
MFA, New York University
B.A., Human Development, University of Chicago

Sara Brande

FACULTY

ESL, Academic English instructor
LC/RD specialist

TAHS, 2015-Present
TEFL Certificate
International TEFL and TESOL Training
English Structure and ESL practicum
TAHS, 2015
Education
B.A., History, Brandeis University