Our teachers

MTS works with some of the best teachers in the UK and Ireland. They are all excellent language speakers with a passion for helping students do their best.

Yvert de Souza

Yvert is a teacher, teacher trainer and examiner with over 25 years of experience in schools in the UK, Japan, Portugal and the Czech Republic. He has taught all levels from beginner to proficient, all ages from 7 to 70, and a wide range of different courses. Yvert is Academic Director for MTS.

Martin Thomas

Martin has been an English language teacher for over 25 years in both state and private schools in Hungary, Spain, Italy and the UK. He now specialises in IELTS preparation. He has written a range of English materials for Pearson and Macmillan and co-authored two IELTS books on Writing Tasks 1 & 2.

Peter Saunders

Peter has extensive experience in English for Academic Purposes (EAP), and he has been an examiner for 25 years. He holds a Masters in Educational Technology and TESOL from Manchester University with distinction, a Postgraduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education from the University of Oxford, and he is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Jonathan Meeson

Jonathan has worked all over the world as a CELTA/TEFL teacher. He is an expert in IELTS preparation and English for business. He particularly enjoys meeting new students and creating an entertaining and productive learning environment.

Vera Regi

Vera has been teaching Portuguese with passion and enthusiasm since 2004. She teaches Portuguese as a mother tongue as well as a foreign language. She has worked for the International School of London since 2014 and for MTS Online School since 2018.She enjoys teaching students from a wide range of backgrounds and language experiences.

Michael Hughes

Michael has been teaching English as a Foreign Language for over 25 years, and also has many years' experience as a teacher trainer, a manager and an examiner. He is DELTA qualified and has prepared candidates for a wide range of exams.

Sona Lisa Bose

Sona is a DELTA qualified teacher who has written two books on the IELTS exam and also writes her own travel and lifestyle blog. She enjoys photography, reading and baking.

Emilia Jagnieza

Emilia has been teaching English as a foreign language in London since 2003, and teaching and designing IELTS courses since 2009. She’s a DELTA qualified teacher, and holds an MA in Linguistics as well as Qualified Teacher Status. She’s an expert in teaching reading for IELTS.

Mariama Sheriff

Mariama has over 13 years' experience teaching general English, English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and exam preparation classes in the UK and Paraguay. She enjoys supporting students so that they can progress in personally relevant ways.