School English Teachers and Support Staff at Glasgow School of English

A guide to the people you'll meet during your time with us

Our teachers are all qualified, with most having Cambridge CELTA or Trinity TESOL certificates. Our Director of Studies, Senior Teacher, Academic English teacher, as well as a couple of our General English teacher, have a Diploma in TESOL. We have bachelor and master’s degrees in a wide variety of subjects, including foreign language, business, English language, English literature, economics and psychology, as well as professional qualifications, such as accounting.

Between us we have more than 150 years of teaching experience!

 

Vicki

Vicki

Director of Studies

Vicki spent the summer of 2004 teaching at the school, and then jetted off to teach in Beijing, China for 3 years before returning to Glasgow. She has also taught in Japan, Poland and the Czech Republic. || View full profile...


Kay

Kay

Senior Teacher

Kay, who has been our Senior Teacher since 2014, has a wealth of teaching experience, having worked as an English teacher in Rome for 20 years. Naturally, she speaks Italian, so say ‘ciao’ to her when you see her! || View full profile...


James

James

Teacher

James started teaching in Italy in 1990. He worked there for 4 years, which he loved. He then taught in the much colder climes of Edinburgh before spending ten years in the non-teaching wilderness. He returned to teaching in 2012, joining the school. || View full profile...


Lily

Lily

Teacher

Lily has been at the school since it opened in 1997. She has seen thousands of students come and go! Born and raised in China, Lily completely understands the joys and difficulties of learning English! She is fully bilingual. || View full profile...


Gavin

Gavin

Teacher

Gavin has been at the school since 2009. He lived and taught in Spain for two years and also has teaching experience in Hungary. || View full profile...


Marion

Marion

Teacher

Fluent in German, Marion has been at the school since 2008. With over 30 years of teaching experience, it’s fair to say she’s "been there, done that". || View full profile...


Brian

Brian

Teacher

Brian first started teaching in 1995, so he has lots of teaching experience under his belt. He has taught both here in Scotland and in Catalonia, Spain, where he taught a wide variety of courses and students for many years. He has been teaching at GSE since the beginning of 2015. || View full profile...


Beth

Beth

Teacher

Beth started teaching in 2013. She has taught in Melbourne, Australia and here in Scotland. She has been at GSE since the beginning of 2015. || View full profile...


Joey

Joey

Teacher

Joey started teaching in 2012 and he’s taught both here and in Barcelona. He has a particular interest in task-based learning, which you may get to experience in his lessons. He’s interested in politics, Scottish history, travelling and folk music. He thinks that Glasgow is a fascinating place, so ask him for ideas about places to visit and things to do here! || View full profile...


David

David

Teacher

Aussie David has meandered through dozens of countries and taught in China, France and Australia before coming to Scotland. His other job is an artist and he has a degree in Sculpture. He is a keen cyclist, and has spent more time on his bike than most people have spent on their feet! || View full profile...


Clive

Clive

Teacher

Originally from North Yorkshire, Clive Parker first started teaching with the school in the summer of 2008. He is passionate about language and travel. He speaks French and Spanish, and has written a book about his epic 7000km cycle through Central America. || View full profile...


Robert

Robert

Teacher

Our financial operations expert, Robert started teaching English in 2012. His previous career took him to France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Kuwait, as well as a few remote locations throughout the UK. || View full profile...


Paul

Paul

Teacher

Our Academic English teacher, Paul, first started teaching English in 2006. He spent the majority of that time teaching in China. As well as helping students prepare for university study, he is interested in the teaching areas of conversational English, Business English and grammar. || View full profile...


Laura

Laura

Teacher

Laura is from Glasgow and joined the school in 2009, having previously taught at a college here. Laura has been teaching on our IELTS Preparation course for the last few years, where she has helped a great number of students reach their exam goals. || View full profile...


Accreditations
Glasgow School of English is recognised by UKVI as a Tier 4 sponsor to bring students into the UK on Tier 4 General Student Visas under licence number 18EC8KTJ.