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Dr Kate 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.
Hello, I’m Rachel, from Christchurch, in the South Island of New Zealand. I studied English Literature at the University of Canterbury before travelling to England, where I qualified as an ESOL teacher with an RSA Cambridge Dip TEFLA. In Europe, I taught a wide range of English levels and specialisations, including English for Academic Purposes, and Medical and Business English. In 2013, I returned to New Zealand to complete a Master’s in Creative Writing, writing my first novel, and tutoring undergraduate students of English and Creative Writing at the University of Auckland. I am currently completing a Creative PhD, and loving my busy life as KEA Director of Studies.
Hi, I’m Rob. I was born in England but moved to New Zealand at the age of four. I studied English Literature at Auckland University, and graduated with a Master’s degree. I began teaching English in Japan in the 1990s, and after a few years there I returned to New Zealand in 2002 and have lived here ever since. I developed a passion for teaching English while living overseas, and although I’ve also worked extensively in Mental Health, I returned to teaching in 2017. I enjoy supporting and encouraging students to build their English skills, by helping them to work on their strengths rather than focusing on what they can’t do.
Hi, I’m Andrea from the Czech Republic. I was one of the very few privileged young students who were chosen to learn English under the communist regime in the 1980s and that started my journey. Although there was a detour into mathematics and physics, in the end, I couldn’t resist the call of English and humanities. I studied pedagogical sciences at the Technical University of Liberec and earned Master’s Degree in Anglophone Studies at Metropolitan University in Prague. I’ve been teaching English for more than 20 years. I love playing the piano, travelling, doing pilates, dancing and painting stones.
Hi, I'm Giulia! I'm originally from Italy and I've been teaching English since 2015. I love helping my students become confident speakers and use the English language to communicate and achieve their goals. Travelling the world and learning about history, cultures, and traditions are part of my passions. I believe the classroom is where we build connections and everyone enriches it with their stories and background.
Hello. My name is Ian; I am from the UK. I am a passionate Cambridge-certified (CELTA) English teacher. I have taught English since 2001 across three continents; the Middle East, Europe and New Zealand. I enjoy helping and teaching students of all ages and love explaining grammar. I can speak two foreign languages, Arabic and Bulgarian, and therefore appreciate the difficulties students face while learning English.
Hi, 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.