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A little about me


I’m Eli, the director and lead teacher at Lucid. When I’m not teaching or designing new resources, I love getting outside and enjoying Nelson’s amazing beaches and mountain bike trails. I also really like learning new things. I recently taught myself to ride a unicycle, and at the moment I am studying Spanish and learning to play the drums.

I am a registered secondary teacher and have taught in New Zealand, Japan, Australia and Brunei. I have also been a Cambridge ESOL examiner, a literacy coach and an education project manager. This involved leading a number of national-level literacy projects for our client, the Brunei Ministry of Education. I have many years’ experience helping students to succeed in the Cambridge FCE/B2 First, IELTS, O Level English and Cambridge IGCSE ESL exams. I particularly enjoy helping learners to gain skills and confidence in writing and speaking.


Master of Applied Linguistics, with Distinction
Cambridge Delta ̶ ELT Management Specialism
Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Second Language Teaching
Certificate in TESOL

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