Teachers at Worldwide School of English

Introducing our Director of Studies, Senior teachers and most of our permanent teachers
Teachers at Worldwide School of English

Alexis Smith


Originally from Canada Alexis has a Trinity College CertTESOL in Barcelona, Spain and studied Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Alberta, Canada.

She loves watching films, cooking and anything related to music

Jose Porras

Jose has an MTESOL (Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), B.A in Education, major in English Language Teaching and the CELTA. He loves listening to rock music and going to concerts. He also enjoys playing video games and going to the cinema.

Vishal Koshy

Vishal is a highly experienced and qualified English teacher and is one of our senior academic teachers. She has the CELTA and a degree in Education. In her spare time Vishal likes to cook, paint, read and play badminton.

Jeannine Potter

Jeannine is an American born New Zealander. She is highly qualified with a CELTA, a Diploma in Education and a B.A. Jeannine is a junk food and 80's music fan.

Sam Matthews

Sam is a New Zealander with a CELTA and a Bachelor of Tourism. Sam is a sportsman and a fan of hip hop music in addition to being a popular teacher here at Worldwide School. He also organises our social and activities programme

Caroline Early

Caroline is originally from England. She is an experienced and qualified teacher. She has a BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature and MA in International relations and a TESOL Certificate. Caroline is also a keen sportswoman and artist. After living in Queenstown and teaching at our Combo partner school LSNZ, she moved to Auckland. We are very happy to have her here!

John Putt

John is our Director of Studies and has been an English teacher since 1996. He has taught overseas as well as in New Zealand. He has been a senior academic staff member and Director of Studies for many years. He has the CTEFLA and DELTA certificates and a university degree. John is a New Zealander.

Freya McClements

Freya is one of our more experienced teachers and has taught English since 2000. She has a Bachelor’s (Arts) degree and the Trinity TESOL certificate. Freya is from New Zealand, with an Irish husband and 2 gorgeous twin daughters.

Ella Mrost

Ella is the senior teacher in charge of the Cambridge Programme and our school Librarian. She has taught English since 1991. She has lived in many countries and has many nationalities. Ella has the CELTA certificate and a BA in English as well as a diploma in librarianship and information systems.

Brian Coughlan

Brian has been an English teacher since 1999 and comes from Australia. He’s the senior teacher in charge of course develpment and has the CELTA and DELTA certificate and a university degree.

Sara Butcher-Bode

Sara is New Zealander and has been an English teacher for many years. She loves sport, yoga and watching her children do things.

Jeremy Woodfield

Jeremy is a New Zealander and has taught English since 2002. He has the TESOL Certificate and an Education diploma. Jeremy is one of our most popular teachers.

Michael Anthony Putt

Michael is a New Zealander and has lived in many countries. He has a BA (Commerce) degree in Management and has been an English teacher since 2006. Michael is one of our lively and popular teachers.