Experienced & Passionate

Meet our teachers

Harum Natali

Solo, Indonesia

“I love watching students develop and grow in confidence when they begin to master English. When my students develop, I develop, too.”

Hello! I graduated from the Faculty of English Letters at Sanata Dharma University in Yogyakarta with a Degree in English Language and Literature. I spent many years in Jakarta teaching in the English literature faculty at BINUS University. I joined IELC in 2006 and I have helped thousands of students to excel in the IELTS and TOEFL exams. I teach all levels and also help design IELC’s merchandise and posters.

Toby Phillips

Somerset, United Kingdom

“I love to travel and to teach, I am looking forward to seeing what the beautiful islands of Indonesia have to offer.”

Hi, I taught English for three years in South Korea before joining IELC in 2016. I have a Bachelors’ degree in Forensic and Crime Scene Science from Bournemouth University and a CELTA certificate in teaching English. Over the past few years, I’ve traveled around Southern Africa, Australia, and East Asia. Travelling around Indonesia has been great – I’ve been to so many amazing places!

Daniel Christian

Solo, Indonesia

“I love meeting and speaking to people and teaching English gives me that opportunity”

Hello everyone, I got my bachelor’s degree in English Literature from STBA Lia in Yogjakarta and a Masters’ Degree in Translation from UNS University in Solo. In 2008, I lived in Exeter, the UK where I studied advanced English for one year. Before Joining IELC in 2014, I taught at the UNS Sebelas Maret language centre. I teach all ages and levels but my favorite class to teach is academic writing.

Ligar Setyadi

Salatiga, Indonesia

“My parents taught me that if I want to see the world improve, I must become a teacher since when I teach, I always learn. I look forward to seeing you in class!”

Hello! I attended Satya Wacana University and graduated Cum Laude with a degree in English Language and Literature. After finishing my studies, I taught English at Kota Bahasa in Salatiga before moving to Solo in 2014 to work at IELC. I teach a lot of the kid’s classes – they keep me young and energetic!

Trevor Cooke

Ottawa, Canada

“The trouble is you think you have time”

Hi everyone, I grew up near the border of English and French Canada so learning language is in my DNA. I got my Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from McGill University and have had a desire to teach English since my late teens. I joined IELC in 2017 and am happy to say I enjoy almost everything about living in Solo.

Christian Chandra

Pekalongan, Indonesia

“Teaching is my passion. My personal motto is ‘work hard and play hard! Do your best and God will take care of the rest’. I’m a newcomer to Solo but I love living here – Solo is a great city.”

Hi, I’m Christian, I graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from Satya Wacana Christian University. Straight after graduation I taught English at the Bina Bangsa Semarang International School before joining IELC in 2014. I’m one of the experts in teaching young kids, I really enjoy working with children and seeing them improve and gain confidence.

Albert Yuwono

Salatiga, Indonesia

“I am delighted to teach at IELC and I can guarantee that learning English will be one of the most valuable investments for your life. I cannot wait to meet you in class!”

Hello everyone, I have a Bachelor’s Degree in English literature and a Master’s Degree in Translation Studies from UNS University. I also have diverse work experience, having worked as a liaison officer, radio announcer and master of ceremony. My passion however, is teaching English and meeting new students. I love getting my students to talk about all kinds of topics and we have a lot of fun in my classes!

Erlysa Suryanto

Jakarta, Indonesia

“Moving to teach in Solo has been great. I get to meet students from various ages and it makes teaching even more fun!”

I got my bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Bina Nusantara University in Jakarta. Despite being a computer science graduate, teaching English has always been my passion and I taught English in Jakarta for many years before joining IELC in 2015. I mostly teach the older kids’ classes and academic classes for IELTS and TOEFL.

Shabrina

Tulung Agung, Indonesia

“Sharing and seeing other people happy are the best things in life”

Hi, my name is Bina. I studied English literature at Brawijaya University and continued my masters studies at UGM in 2012. I taught the International Program at Universitas Islam Indonesia. The love of my life led me to Solo and my love of teaching led me to IELC. I love writing and you can visit my blog at anadzhani.blogspot.com, just random writings but I hope they are enjoyable to read.

Uswatun Khasanah

Sukoharjo, Indonesia

“I love working together with students to achieve their learning goals”

Hi! I’m Uswa. I have a bachelor degree in English language and Literature from Universitas Sebelas Maret. I was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to pursue my master’s degree in the US. I also completed a TESOL (Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages) certification while there. I taught for 3 years at UNS Language Center.

Prilia Nareswari

Semarang, Indonesia

“I believe that once you speak English, you can connect with people all over the world”

Hi! My name is Prilia Nareswari. I graduated from GBSC, a private college in the US, with a BA in Integrative Studies (Intercultural Studies and Counseling). I also completed an online TEFL certification while I was there. I love learning foreign languages, especially English. I started learning English by listening to music, reading books and watching movies with no subtitles.

Muhammad Anas

Semarang, Indonesia

“You are learning English every day, whether you realize it or not. All you have to do is just enjoy and love every part of the process”

Hello everyone! I earned both my Bachelors and Masters degrees in Economics from Diponegoro University. My choice of becoming a teacher was inspired by one of my professors. I find teaching very rewarding, especially when my students become more confident. I like watching movies and playing video games and believe it or not, that’s what made me love learning English in the first place.

Nick Viana

Toronto, Canada

“I’m in the pursuit of happiness, which I think is created by good food, great company and the right attitude. Life is short and we should all work to live instead of living to work”

Hi everyone, I have a passion for teaching and travelling. That’s what brought me to Solo! I grew up in Canada with Portuguese and Indian ethnicity so I’m a mix of East & West. I have a Trinity college Certificate in Teaching English as well as a Diploma in Marketing and another in Business Administration. Before joining IELC in 2015, I worked in sales, private tutoring, summer camps, and magazine editing but teaching is my favorite job so far!

Yuni Safitri

Surabaya, Indonesia

Hello! I have a degree in English Education from the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education at Jember University. I taught for more than 5 years at a private school in Surabaya. I love writing and teaching young learners. I have been writing journals for 18 years. I also love giving students creative writing tips. I have even helped my students publish their stories in school magazines. I am happiest when students learn English. See you in class!

Jake Luther Burke

Hertfordshire, England

I got my degree in International Studies majoring in South East Asia area studies with Indonesian language. During my bachelors, I decided to use my savings to get my teacher training (CELTA) in London. Shortly after I found work teaching adults in the Netherlands, and I realised quickly that teaching English is a great way to learn about different cultures and meet new and interesting people from all walks of life. In my free time I love exploring new places, cooking, listening to music and reading. I have also played the drums for over 15 years and I hope to find a band in Solo.

Maya Arinda

Salatiga, Indonesia

Hi, my name is Maya. I love learning English and making friends. I graduated from the English Department of Satya Wacana Christian University in 2012 and I taught English back in my hometown Salatiga. For me, teaching is a joy because I can make new friends and share fascinating insights with my students in class. I enjoy listening to the Beatles, watching comedies and reading detective novels in my leisure time.