Our Team

Scots is renowned for convergence of exceptional staff possessing a broad range of experience and qualifications in the educational field, who are passionate and committed to deliver the best student support services. They all know how to encourage and support students whenever they need us. Those honorees are the ones making Scots one of the prestigious colleges in Australia regarding English language provision.
Scots always creates a distinctive environment to motivate and treasure dedicated staff members. Notably, diversity is what makes us outstanding when talents from various regions all over the world share a common mission of satisfy students’ desire and facilitate them to the best during their study at Scots.

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Mr. Patrick Hayeck

Director of Studies

Our Director of Studies, Mr. Patrick Hayeck, has extensive experience in ELICOS teaching and management both in Australia and overseas. Over the last 10 years, he has taught a broad range of English courses to students of all levels, ages and walks of life. He is also a teacher trainer, curriculum writer and the creator of a groundbreaking pronunciation teaching method now being taught by the most popular English schools in Sydney, Australia. Patrick was nominated for the John Gallagher Professional Bursary and invited to speak at the 2011 ACPET conference about his ground breaking teaching method. Patrick's passion and motivation for helping English learners to realize their dreams is second to none. He is equally admired by teachers and students for his massive energy and enthusiasm as well as for his management and leadership skills.

STUDENT CENTRED TEACHING AT SCOTS

At Scots English College, “Students Success” is how teacher success is measured. Our experienced, qualified teachers bring to students the best teaching methods. For the Beginners, teachers will assist students to take their first steps by using games and outdoor activities. Daily activities are also important including going to the supermarket, movies, and shopping for clothes. At the intermediate level, our supportive teachers provide students with more academic materials and complicated English exercises. Students will have a chance to work in groups to discuss specific topics and to present their ideas. Through these types of activities, students will be more confident in using English in their daily lives.

Scots’ teachers are always there to help their students, to find out their goals and their individual needs and strengths. Our teachers are university educated, hold specialist qualifications and have taught ELICOS successfully to international students for many years. Students will have an opportunity to learn from qualified and experienced teachers who not only help students with the class exercises and work but also advise students on how to learn English better and more effectively. In addition to assisting students with satisfactory academic results, teachers also pay attention to build up practical skills for students. Hence students can experience inspiring lessons integrated with generic skills. This focus on student centred teaching by qualified teachers in central to the Scots English College.

All of Scots’ high-quality ELICOS courses are accredited by the Australia Government to meet students’ expectations based on their individual interests and career aspirations.

The Scots’ approach to English teaching:

  • Making the objectives of each lesson clear to the learners
  • Making clear to the learners how and why the language they are developing in class is useful in real life, outside class
  • Making the lessons as relevant as possible to the learners’ lives
  • Ensuring that the final balance of macro skills and lesson content addresses the needs of the particular learners in the class
  • Assisting learners to determine or refine their language learning aims and to see how the course is addressing these aims
  • Making the lessons as fun and motivating as possible
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Mr Leo Wong

Teacher

A native speaker, Leo has completed a Bachelor degree in Medical Science and a CELTA. He has spent several years teaching in ELICOS schools in Sydney. He loves the excitement of Elementary and the grammar of Advanced, though is currently focusing on Cambridge courses. He has experience in private classes for examination purposes and is an AMEP volunteer for Mission Australia and The Smith Family and enjoys teaching students how to teach themselves out-of-classroom. He is interested in continuing professional development and hopes to complete a Masters degree in TESOL.

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Mr Bruce Alexander

Teacher

Bruce ALEXANDER MA Grad Dip CELTA Cert IV
Teaches: General English – all levels
Speaks: English (first language), French
Believes: We learn more when we’re having fun!

Bruce teaches what we used to call ‘English for Academic Purposes’ or EAP. It’s a special English course for students who want to continue their education with a Certificate, Diploma or Degree at an English-speaking college or university. Bruce understands the academic world: He has a Master’s Degree in Management and a Graduate Diploma in Marketing and has spoken at conferences in 8 countries. Bruce also believes that learning should be fun. His fast-paced lessons on essay writing, researching a topic, note-taking, listening to lectures, making classroom presentations and debating are always lively and enjoyable. You will also learn confidence and the ability to make friends easily, important skills in a competitive university or college environment.

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Ms. Daisy

Teacher

Daisy is a passionate English teacher with 10 years experience in teaching English to international students. She believes if you love your students, they will love English or/and you back! She dedicates herself to every lesson she teaches, striving to make them fun, interactive and practical. She specializes in combining difficult grammar points with everyday situations, which students can relate to. Acting, singing even hide-and-seek are all kinds of activities incorporated into a fun English learning experience. While she believes "work hard, play hard", she also encourages her students to always aim for higher and push their limits when they seem to lose motivation or be too complacent. She had been teaching Upper-intermediate level for 8 months in Scots English College before changing to Elementary level now.

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Ms Sally Cullen

Teacher

Sally has spent most of her adult life travelling and living abroad. She started her teaching career in 2002 and spent ten years living in South East Asia. During this time she taught English to children and adults of all levels, constructed study programs for specific purposes, and conducted study tour groups. She also regularly spent time volunteering in Burmese refugee communities in Thailand and Tibetan refugee communities in India.
Since she returned to Australia, she has been teaching General English and IELTS Preparation in both Brisbane and Sydney and has completed a degree in Counselling.

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Mr Marc Doorum

Teacher

Marc Doorum was born in Sydney and has taught English in Spain, China, New York, Hawaii and Sydney. Marc specializes in teaching English for the Cambridge FCE and CAE tests and is also a Cambridge speaking examiner for these exams. Marc has completed a Masters in Music in which he received the vice chancellor award for academic excellence. Further to this, Marc is currently completing a Masters of Applied Linguistics and TESOL at Macquarie University.

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