Adam Tucker was born and grew up in Norwich, East Anglia and went on to receive a BA (Hons) in Business Studies at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland. After studying at Texas State University, USA, he attained Texas Educator Certification for middle and high schools. Adam then decided to move into the EFL industry and studied for his Cambridge CELTA and DELTA in London. Most recently, he completed a British Council Professional Award for Teacher Educators at NILE, Norwich.
Over the past 10 years, Adam has taught English as a foreign language to students of all ages from all over the world. During his time as senior teacher at an international language school in London, he organised and delivered teaching workshops and provided training for new teachers. In addition to private language school teaching, Adam also has several years of experience teaching Cambridge and Trinity exam preparation courses in Italian state schools. He has taught in London, Naples and Lazio, and is currently the co-owner and academic director of an English school near Rome, Italy. As part of this role, Adam conducts in-house language assessments, designs and delivers tailored courses, in addition to observing and providing constructive feedback to the teaching team.
Adam is passionate about using a student centred approach to learning and engaging learners by employing a range of technology in the classroom. He believes that as 21st educators we must not shy away from using technological innovations in order to enhance the learning experience.
School Director and Teacher
Elisabetta graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education Studies with a specialisation in Psychology at Roma Tre University, Italy. She decided to continue her further education and completed a Master’s Degree in Lifelong Learning, with a dissertation titled “An Autobiography – A Tool for Reflection and Self-Empowerment.” Following university, she moved to London and worked in several roles, including summer schools and student services at LAL Language Centres, London. Being surrounded by teachers, her passion for languages grew so she decided to get the Cambridge CELTA and specialisation in Teaching to Young Learners.
She successfully opened a school in Italy, teaching English as a foreign language to all ages as well as teaching in state schools for Cambridge Examinations. She also volunteers in pre-schools to engage early young learners with English.
Her pedagogy draws from the educational theories on behaviour psychology and education to pragmatic elements of drama and TPR. In her teaching she emphasises the communicative aspect, bringing the students’ personal likes into the classroom, making sure their approach to studying reflects the 21st century skills, such as collaboration and the ability to think critically and creatively.