Ronan comes from Dublin, Ireland. He graduated from the University of Wolverhampton, UK in 2000. After graduating, Ronan worked in the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) before moving to Malaysia in 2003. He has been teaching English in Malaysia for twelve years to all ages and nationalities. His passion for teaching and improving the way in which English is taught led him to create The Emphasis Method and to establish Emphasis English Academy to practice and promote that methodology.
Andrew is from St. Helen's, near Manchester in England and he holds a Bachelor of Arts from Manchester Metropolitan University. He also has a Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PGCE level 5 equivalent). Andrew is a very friendly guy who loves music and film. He's a fun teacher who quickly develops a great rapport with his students and encourages them to participate fully in class.
Steve was born in Scotland and grew up in Coventry, England. Steve has a Bachelor of Science degree from Sheffield University and three certificates in Teaching English as a Second Language. Steve has been teaching English since 2012 in various countries in Asia. Steve is a very patient teacher who is always very supportive of his students.
Carol Anne was born in Northern Ireland and spent the majority of her adult life in Scotland and England. She has a BA in English and German, a CELTA and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics. Carol Anne has taught in Malaysia before in both language schools and an international school and is delighted to return to Malaysia, a country close to her heart. Carol Anne is a very enthusiastic teacher who uses her natural creativity to enliven her lessons and make them engaging and interactive for her students.
Petrina is from Oregon in the USA. She has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin and a Certificate in English Language Teaching as well as a long list of other qualifications and awards. Petrina has been training, coaching and teaching all ages for more than fourteen years and is very passionate about helping people. Petrina is a very caring teacher and enthusiastic person and her classes are always very interactive places where children can learn to express themselves in a fun way.