Learn English at Kiwi English Academy™ and benefit from our teachers’ vast experience, innovative teaching methods and caring attention to your language needs.

Our directors and staff welcome you to join our international "family". We understand the importance of your decision to study abroad and are committed to helping you to achieve your academic goals as well as to enjoy your New Zealand experience. Our teaching staff are chosen for their qualifications, experience and also for their interest in our students. We have staff from a variety of English speaking backgrounds to ensure students get accustomed to different accents.

If you want to learn English in New Zealand and you are looking for high quality courses, study English at Kiwi English Academy. We look forward to helping you learn English the right way.

Directors

Kate Herbert - Principal
Kate Herbert

Principal

Dr Kate Herbert

Welcome to Kiwi English Academy. My role includes day-to-day management of the school, including overall responsibility for the academic programmes offered at our school, as well as the additional services of accommodation placement, activities and secondary and tertiary placement.
Guy Herbert - Director
Guy Herbert

Director

Guy Herbert

I am a director of Kiwi English Academy working behind the scenes to make sure your experience at our school is a rewarding and memorable one. Among other things, I help plan and execute facilities upgrades, IT capability, school equipment and monitor the school's overall performance.

Academic staff

Our teaching staff are chosen for their qualifications, experience and also for their interest in our students. We have staff from a variety of English speaking backgrounds to ensure students get accustomed to different accents.

Johnny Kim

Hello My name is Johnny and I've been teaching at KEA since January 2014. I'm originally from South Korea but immigrated to NZ when I was in high school. I'm passionate about watching movies from different countries, learning new languages and also love trying international cuisine. As I am a second language learner myself, I understand how to enhance my students' learning.  

Mariana Tambovtseva

Hi, I am Mariana. I began my teaching career in Russia in 2001 and have been teaching English since then. I started working at Kiwi English Academy in 2015. I love guiding my students towards proficiency in the English language by facilitating communication in the classroom. I believe having students from so many backgrounds adds richness to the classroom environment.

Roselyn Naidu

Hi, I am Roselyn, and I teach Mathematics and Science at KEA. I am initially from Fiji and I have worked in Fiji and universally in the field of Environmental and Marine Science. I have worked with University of the South Pacific and the University of Fiji as an Assistant Lecturer in Chemistry. I am at present pursuing my PhD at the University of Auckland and attempting to build enthusiasm for science among students at KEA.

Anna Medvedeva

Hi My name is Anna. I am originally from Russia and I have been teaching English for over 15 years. In this time I helped many of my students improve their English, pass IELTS as well as complete NZCL courses at different levels. I enjoy the buzz and excitement of the classroom as we as the quiet anticipation of tests. I love seeing my students becoming confident in using English for various purposes and achieving their goals.

Administration staff

Elena Naoumov   - Russia Counsellor
Elena Naoumov

Russia Counsellor

Hello everyone!Welcome to Kiwi English. My name is Elena. I'm here to support our Russian students and agents, as well as to manage the office. Please come and see me upstairs ; I can help you enrol in a tertiary course, extend your visa, book a holiday and much more.                           
Emily Ward - Finance Administrator
Emily Ward

Finance Administrator

I'm Emily! I look after the finance at KEA. A born and bred Wellingtonian, I moved to Auckland in 2020 with my husband and daughter. When I am not crunching numbers or counting beans, I enjoy cooking, baking and spending time with my family. Feel free to ask me anything, I am always happy to help.                        

Motoko Sugimura - Japanese Counsellor
Motoko Sugimura

Japanese Counsellor

Hi, I'm Motoko from Japan. I've been in NZ since 2002. Living and studying in a foreign country is a big challenge for anyone. I'm here to support you choosing the right course for your study plan and also help you with your accommodation that you choose during your time with us.                                            
 

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