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IH Riga was founded in 1993 and joined IHWO a decade later.  Working with us is an opportunity to work as part of an exceptional team of dedicated teachers.



Ana Padilla

Assistant Director of Studies

Qualifications: Lic.A., CELTA, Delta, IH 121, IHCYLT, IHC Spanish

- One of my main aims is to help my students become more independent by providing them with plenty of ideas that can motivate and help them maximize their learning opportunities outside the classroom, as I believe the key to success in acquiring a language is taking responsibility for one’s own learning.

 Sally MacAndrew

Assistant Director of Studies, Young Learner Coordinator

Qualifications: CELTA, Delta, Online Tutor, IHCYLT Tutor, VYL Tutor, Celta Assistant Course Tutor

I teach mostly young learners, so what I’d really like, is for them to have learnt something outside English by the end. I love using English to expand what my students actually know, as well as what they can say.   


Joe Edgar

Assistant Director of Studies

Qualifications: MA, CELTA, TYLEC

- I enjoy trying to help students achieve their language goals and improve themselves and their opportunities through learning English. It's a buzz when students finish the year with a sense of progress and hopefully a desire for more.

Florencia Valente

English Language Teacher

Qualifications: BA, CELTA, IH CAM, Delta Module1, 2

- There is nothing more rewarding than seeing students make progress throughout the year. You get to celebrate big and small accomplishments as they become more confident and competent communicators.


Alex McAlpine

English Language Teacher

Qualifications: MA, CELTA

- Being a native speaker, I encourage students to speak English as much as possible in my classes. Watching students develop their speaking skills is a privilege to witness and is the key in building confidence and making language learning more natural. I love this school and I love working and living in beautiful Riga.

Beata Petrova-Kolosova

English Language Teacher

Qualifications: MA, CELTA

- My main aim is to create educating, effective and entertaining lessons that suit the needs of the students. Due to my own background as an NNS I am determined to improve English proficiency of students from all ages and backgrounds; English is for everyone!


Oaklee Pumpurs

English Language Teacher

Qualifications: CELTA, IHCYLT, IHVYL

- I found the CELTA course to be extremely valuable in that it provided me with the knowledge, confidence, and practical experience needed to begin developing my own skills as an English teacher. The course is packed full of teaching techniques and approaches that very much focus on promoting communication among students

Jakub Zajac

English Language Teacher

Qualifications: MA, CELTA, Delta Module 2, IHCYLT

Maintaining positive rapport with my students and motivating them to push themselves out of their comfort zone are the key aspects to my teaching.

Joanne Perron

English Language Teacher

Qualifications: BA, CELTA

- The world is a big and beautiful place with loads of people to meet. My goal is to give my students the tools and confidence to get out there and speak English whenever possible.

Marina Jelisejeva

English Language Teacher

Qualifications: MA, CELTA, IH CYLT

- One of the things I really want they feel after the course is the feeling of confidence.  I love teaching adults and I am trying hard to persuade them to start flying! I like Walt Disney’s statement “First, think. Second, believe. Third, dream. And finally, dare.” And I believe teachers might help their students dare.


Margarita Ulitska

English Language Teacher

Qualifications: IHCC

- Working at IH Riga-Satva is big responsibility and pleasure for me. I am the happiest professional: I love my job and my students and, I hope, my students love me too.

Viktorija Chesnovicka

English Language Teacher

Qualifications: BA, MA, CELTA

- I have always wanted to become a teacher. As a child I used to put my dolls around the room on the chairs and show them different pictures in the books. Later on I was inspired by my English teacher at secondary school. She was strict but friendly, beautiful and very intelligent. Since then I have decided to become an English teacher too.


Irina Piskorska

English Language Teacher

Qualifications: IHCC

- "Inspired students" learn much faster, that is why I do my best to create the most enjoyable learning atmosphere for students.

Linda Bidiņa

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Tatiana Tarovika

English Language Teacher

Qualifications: BA, IHCYL, IHVYL

-  I believe that a foreign language should be acquired rather than learnt, almost in the same way as we pick up our first language. I am very happy that I can pursue this idea here, at IH Riga, and give my students an opportunity to study as naturally as possible. 

Inna Zaderijeva

English Language Teacher

Qualifications: IHCYL

- I feel like it is amazing to be a part of a different language world: to be able to speak with this world, to respond to it. And this is even more precious that you can help other people to enter this world and show them wider possibilities.

Anna Upeniece

Insegnante di Lingua Italiana

Certificato: DITALS

Durante le mie lezioni mi piace creare un'atmosfera amichevole e leggera. Cerco di motivare sempre tutti gli studenti e sono molto felice per ogni piccolo successo. Sono appassionata del mio lavoro e aspetto sempre nuovi studenti con cui condividere la bellezza della lingua italiana!

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