Our Teachers & Staff
All Englist teachers are highly educated and experienced instructors who speak English at a native level. Our admin team is equally committed to running our operations in ways that will best support our philosophy and our students. We take our curriculum seriously and aspire to elevate the level of English writing education in Taiwan by demanding as much from our staff as we do of our students.
Adam | Boss and Founder
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- UC Berkeley | Bachelor’s Degree
- National Chengchi University | Master’s Degree
- Tree House Academy | Academic Director
- Taroko Software | Senior Marketing Specialist
Adam came to Taiwan in 2010 and has been involved in English and writing education ever since, including years spent at Tree House Academy and Englist. As such, he has a decade of teaching and curriculum composition experience.
Adam founded Englist to address a growing need for practical and advanced writing skills on the part of students in Asia. He firmly believes that the strongest writers are the strongest thinkers, so in order to prepare for the rigors of high school and collegiate academic writing, students must develop their critical thinking, communication, and analytical abilities alongside practical skills like mechanics, structure, and style.
Jon | TOEFL, IELTS, SAT Expert and Teacher
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- University of Tasmania | Bachelor’s Degree
- Monash University | Master’s Degree
- Kojen English Schools | Teacher (high school, university, adult levels)
- Transcend Admission Consultants | College Application Preparation Consultant
- Elite English Language Institute of Training and Education | Teacher
Jon has lived and taught in Taiwan for 15 years. His areas of expertise include TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, GEPT subjects (especially English, history, literature, and writing), academic skills, business English and corporate training (including email writing, resume writing, and preparing for a job interview), and college application essay preparation. His attitude towards teaching involves building a relationship with students, treating them with respect, care, patience, and concern.
Andrew | Elementary Education Manager and TESOL expert
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- George Mason University | Bachelor’s Degree
- TESOL training program | Founder & Teacher
- High School English Teacher
- Kindergarten English Teacher
Andrew is from Iowa in the United States, and of the five years he has taught in Asia, the last three have been spent teaching in Taiwan.
Andrew has experience teaching everything from phonics to kindergarteners to high school level English. He also loves finding new and creative ways to make learning relevant, engaging, and fun for all of his students.
Aaron | Fundamentals Teacher
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- San Francisco State University | Bachelor’s Degree
- Tree House Academy | K3 Teacher
- JumpStart Academy | K5-6 Teacher
Aaron came to Taiwan in 2012 to teach kindergarten and elementary students at schools like Tree House Academy, JumpStart, and now Englist.
His specialty is literacy for young learners – he has taught dozens of children how to read in English and has a passion for taking students from ABCs to beginning comprehension. This makes him uniquely suited and exceptionally qualified to oversee our Early Elementary after school classes.
Patricia | Academic Manager
- Shih Hsin University | Bachelor’s Degree
- Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages
- Cat’s Tianmu | Academic Supervisor (8 years)
Liz | Operations Supervisor and Media Director
- New York University | Bachelor’s Degree
- Taiwan News | Editor
- ICRT (International Community Radio Taipei) | News Anchor
- Next Animation Studio | Managing News Editor
Liz is a writer and editor with over 10 years of experience producing the news for print, digital, radio broadcast, and animation.
She was an editor at Taiwan News, a nationally syndicated English language newspaper, before moving on to take a position as a morning news anchor at ICRT. She later joined Next Animation Studio (formerly Next Media Animation) as a writer, then product manager, before eventually being promoted to the position of Managing News Editor of the international news division.
Liz joined Englist soon after its founding in 2018. As a journalist and life-long writer, she found value in the Englist’s curriculum and its mission to improve the quality of English writing education in Taiwan and beyond.
Landon | Teacher Extraordinaire
University of North Carolina, Charlotte | Bachelor’s Degree
Tree House Academy | G1 & G3 Teacher
Happy Marian | K2-3 Teacher & G3-6 Teacher
Landon has lived and taught in Taipei for over six years. He has been a teacher at Tree House Academy as well as Happy Marian. He recently joined Englist as a Basic Writing teacher.
Landon’s area of expertise is teaching writing and grammar to elementary students. He has instructed many classes from grades one to six and enjoys the challenge of teaching English as a second language. Beyond that, he takes great pride in helping students along the path to becoming better writers and speakers.