Senior English Teacher and Teacher Trainer
BA Fine Art 2:1 (Middlesex University), Cambridge Diploma in TESOL
Melissa has been teaching English since 2003 and had worked extensively in Russia and Italy- she’s a fluent Italian speaker- before she relocated to London, starting work at SGI in early 2011. Her teaching experience extends to all levels and types of English and she has extensive familiarity with the Cambridge suite of exams, working as a Cambridge examiner for both FCE and CAE.
Melissa’s work at SGI has enabled her to extend her skills into teacher training and she is now one of our key teacher trainers, she is a course leader and regular input and teaching practice tutor on our Trinity CertTESOL courses and is a teaching assessor on our Trinity Diploma course.
Melissa has also been involved in running our English Teacher Refresher courses for a number of years, both in the UK and in Russia, and co-wrote the material for our new refresher courses that we launched in 2015, including the option on Methodology for Secondary Teachers of English.
She has recently co-authored an FCE preparation course book for Italian secondary school students.