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Meet our TEFL Trainers

Maximo Nivel’s TEFL Trainers are all-star teachers who have logged thousands of hours around the world teaching English as a Second Language.

Maximo Nivel’s TEFL Trainers are highly qualified ESL professionals. All of our trainers have either Masters Degrees and/or certifications in TEFL. They are passionate about training new ESL teachers and consistently work to bring positive energy, detailed knowledge, and a personalized approach to the TEFL Certification Program.

CLAUDIA BEHNKE

Claudia has a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and a Master’s in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language. Prior to starting her TEFL career, Claudia spent 2 years teaching in higher education in the United States. She is TEFL certified and has traveled, lived, and taught ESL throughout Latin America.

KAREN WILKE

Karen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary English Education. She has over 12 years of experience teaching elementary, middle, and high school, as well adult education classes. Karen is TEFL certified and has taught ESL in Asia and Latin America.

AUDRA WOOLDRIDGE

Audra has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development & Family Studies. Before teaching TEFL, she worked in outdoor leadership training and was involved with several non-profits in the United States. Audra studied in the Czech Republic and has taught ESL in Latin America.

SUZANNE HARLE

Suzanne has a Bachelor’s Degree in Community & Regional Planning and a Master’s in Education. Prior to starting her TEFL career, she spent 6 years working at institutions of higher education in the United States. Suzanne is TEFL certified and has taught ESL in Europe and Latin America.

IANI DE KOCK

Iani has a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities and an Honor’s Degree in Human Resource Management. She has worked extensively in both social research and teaching English. Iani is TEFL certified and has taught ESL in Asia and Latin America.

TOM KEARIN

Tom has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and an MBA in Finance. He is experienced in curriculum development for both ESL and teacher training, and he is a specialist in Business English and international English exams. Tom is TEFL certified and has taught ESL throughout Latin America.

KEN JONES

Ken has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, a Master’s in Organizational Development, and an MBA in International Business. He is an expert in curriculum design and is a specialist in Business English and international English exams. Ken is TESOL certified and has taught ESL in Europe and Latin America.