Amy began teaching English outside of Bangkok, Thailand shortly after graduating college. Upon returning to the US, she began teaching English to adult learners for the New York State Board of Education in the state capital of Albany, New York. She moved to New York City to pursue a Master's degree in TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages) at Hunter College and will receive her degree in 2017. She has been teaching levels 1 and 2 at NYEA since 2014.
David Knoll has been teaching at NYEA for more than two years. Born and raised in New York City, surrounded by people from different backgrounds, David developed a passion for learning about culture and language and the origins of each. Traveling to Spain, Germany and Japan, and also teaching for one year at the Politecnica University in Quito, Ecuador, increased his interest in language and cultural development. He says, "I am very excited to embrace the multinational environment at NYEA and to learn and grow within it -- offering my background and American heritage, as well as absorbing the endless amount of culture that exists worldwide."
Frank Clements is from the Washington, DC metro area. Frank received a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from Randolph-Macon College in 2003. Before NYEA, Frank taught English and studied International Politics & Economics at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.
He says, "Teaching at NYEA is great, as it allows me to welcome international students to my home country and help introduce them to all that New York City has to offer."
Kate was born in North Carolina, USA, where she was raised and lived most of her life. After attending North Carolina State University, she taught English in Thailand for 3 (three?) years. Kate says "I am passionate about teaching English, traveling and photography. One of the reasons I am so passionate about teaching English is the international exchange of learning and understanding that happens with teaching. I love working at New York English Academy because I believe New York English Academy is one of the best places for international students to come and learn English in one of the most exciting cities. I enjoy getting to know each student and am excited to teach students from all over the world!"
Originally from Long Island, New York Michael has been teaching at NYEA for the past 4 years. He is currently a Senior Instructor and teaches Level 5. Michael has broad experience teaching English in multinational corporate settings in South Korea. He has also taught at the university level in Japan.