At the British Council, our diverse team of teachers shares a common passion: empowering learners of all ages. All our educators hold CELTA qualifications and undergo rigorous training. Some specialize in children's education, while others excel in adult instruction.

What truly sets us apart is our shared commitment to excellence.

Our teachers, regardless of background, bring unique insights and experiences to the classroom. In our environment, the quality of learning remains consistent, ensuring every student receives the best education possible.

Discover the difference at the British Council, where our teachers craft their own stories, enriching the learning journey for all.

Our Academic Team

Teachers Riaz Mann

Riaz has been teaching English since 2009. He has a degree in Business Management, a CELTA and a DELTA. He has mainly taught in Japan, but also in Italy, the UK, and Romania. His hobbies are watching football (huge Norwich City supporter), going to music gigs and visiting new places. The thing he enjoys the most about teaching is seeing students enjoying communicating in English and using what they have learned naturally in everyday conversation.

Teacher Robert Simion

Robert's been teaching since 2009 in Romania, England, Slovakia, and Italy. He started with teaching Business English / English for Special Purposes (Legal English / Oil and Gas) and later got into teaching English for Exams / Teenagers, but also Secondary and Primary kids. He has met very interesting people from various cultural and social backgrounds and learned from them as well. He enjoys spending his free time discovering world cinema and travelling as much as possible.

Teacher Simona Ditescu

Simona has a BA in Communications and Public Relation from David Oglivy University. She is also a holder of Cambridge CELTA, a General Management Diploma from Bled School of Management, and a Diploma in Management from the Open University Business School. After more than 15 years in the banking and pensions field, 4 years in an entrepreneurial business and giving birth to two kids, she decided to focus on teaching English to the young learners, which she finds fascinating. 

Teacher Thomas Tom Stace

"Seeing the children grow in ability and confidence is really rewarding and one of the highlights of being a teacher." Thom qualified as an English teacher in 2007 and since then he has spent time teaching in Italy, Spain and Poland. He has been with the British Council in Bucharest since 2017. As well as his regular teaching work he also spent  20 years working in summer schools on both the activity and teaching courses both on the ground level as well as in management. 

Teacher Timea Maier

Being CELTA qualified has allowed Timea to travel and experience teaching English abroad. Her main focus in the past few years been on teaching general English and exam preparation classes to adults and teenagers alike. What she loves most about teaching is the sense of community and collaboration that is created in the classroom, and seeing learners succeed one step at a time. In her free time she takes long walks, explores the city with her friends, and does indoor climbing.