Andor Spisak2020
Andor Spisák
Y11B Tutor, Head of Mathematics, Science and Computer Science
Andor Spisak2020

Andor Spisák

Y11B Tutor, Head of Mathematics, Science and Computer Science

MSc, Mag.phil., University of Salzburg, Austria, Teacher of Mathematics and English Language and Literature

Andor graduated from the University of Salzburg and holds a degree in Mathematics and English Language and Literature. After teaching at a Hungarian comprehensive school for five years he spent some time teaching Mathematics and Computer Sciences (networking, security) at various Hungarian colleges and universities, among others at the Technical University of Budapest. Before finally returning to teaching he was the Head of Research & Development at an IT company specialised in software development, data mining and artificial intelligence.

He is married and has two daughters. Since he has a wide range of hobbies, free time is always scarce.

Tamas Jakab2020
Tamás Jakab
Year 12B Tutor, Teacher of Mathematics
Tamas Jakab2020

Tamás Jakab

Year 12B Tutor, Teacher of Mathematics

After graduating as a teacher of mathematics and English language and literature at the University of Szeged, Tamas spent 2 years at Texas Tech University where he had a chance to get a taste of mathematical research (and an MSc in Mathematics). Having decided to pursue a teaching career, he returned to his old secondary school in Hungary and worked mostly with children gifted in mathematics. He then spent 14 years in Belgium teaching mathematics and acting in various coordinating roles at an international school before joining Britannica here in Budapest.

In his spare time, Tamas enjoys playing basketball, learning languages and going to the theatre, but nowadays he spends most of his free time with his two young daughters.

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Oscar McNaughton
Y7A Tutor and Teacher of Mathematics
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Oscar McNaughton

Y7A Tutor and Teacher of Mathematics

Oscar grew up in Birmingham, England. He studied Liberal Arts at the University of Leeds, including one year studying abroad at the University of Ottawa, Canada, before returning to his hometown to start a career in teaching. He graduated through the Teach First programme, receiving his PGDE with a mathematics specialism, and spent three years working in the UK before joining Britannica. His interests outside of school include travelling and learning new languages, literature, playing and watching live music, and sports, particularly playing football.

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Matthew White
Y8B Tutor, Teacher of Mathematics
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Matthew White

Y8B Tutor, Teacher of Mathematics

Matthew grew up on the outskirts of Melbourne, Australia. After studying biomedical engineering at the University of Melbourne, he moved to West Australia as part of the Teach for Australia program, where he taught mathematics for two years while earning his teaching qualification. Always keen to explore new and exciting places, Britannica is his first experience at an international school - and a great chance to teach both maths and computer science. Outside school, Matthew is an avid fan of movies, classical music, and hiking.

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Rob Riddell
Business Studies Teacher
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Rob Riddell

Business Studies Teacher

Rob grew up in the North East England in a town between Durham and Newcastle named Consett. Consett was once world famous for it's iron and steel manufacturing industry.

After completing his degree at the University of Newcastle, Rob moved to Thailand and taught English as a second language for a couple of years, before returning to the UK and completing his teacher training. After this he worked in a local school for three years before taking a job in Oman. Unfortunately due to the pandemic he spent that full year teaching online from the UK due to global travel restrictions.

After this Rob took up a job working in corporate sales and recruitment for a PLC for around two and a half years. He got a lot out of the experience but missed the classroom, and making a difference to peoples lives through education. Therefore he decided to return to teaching.

In his spare time Rob loves enjoys trying new foods and cooking, singing with his guitar, and learning about history. Already he is finding in Hungary that there are lots of new exciting things to eat. His favorite time of the day is lunchtime.

Hayley Atkin
Hayley Atkin
Year 7A Tutor & Teacher of Mathematics
Hayley Atkin

Hayley Atkin

Year 7A Tutor & Teacher of Mathematics

MMath (Hons) Mathematics, Nottingham Trent University

PGCE with QTS, University of Nottingham

Hayley grew up in Nottingham, UK. After completing her masters degree in Mathematics, she took her passion further and trained to be a secondary school teacher. She taught Mathematics in a leading state school in England before moving to Budapest and joining Britannica 3 years ago.

During the holidays, Hayley enjoys travelling to new countries and learning about their history. In her spare time she is usually baking, painting, practising her Hungarian or taking care of her lovely plants!



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Nonjabulo Mchunu
Y7B Tutor, Teacher of English
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Nonjabulo Mchunu

Y7B Tutor, Teacher of English


BA (Hons) English Language and Literature MA/MSc Central European Education

Nonjabulo also known as Miss. Happiness is from sunny tropical Durban, South Africa. She has spent the past 4 years teaching in International schools, specifically in Turkey and Germany. She dedicates two weeks to volunteering every summer to various organizations to pay it forward.
She values and places importance on her student's mental health and well-being. If she thought everything was hopeless, she wouldn't be a teacher. She is passionate about project-based learning approaches to teaching English and literature infused with creativity.
Outside of school, Nonjabulo enjoys hiking, running, photography, Netflix, and shopping in that order. She looks forward to inspiring, engaging, and guiding young minds in Britannica to tap into their full potential.

Tyrone Philgence
Tyrone Philgence
Year 13B Tutor, Teacher of Computer Science
Tyrone Philgence

Tyrone Philgence

Year 13B Tutor, Teacher of Computer Science

Tyrone was born in Guyana, South America and was raised in Saint Lucia, and London, England. After leaving school, he studied and worked as an Electrical Engineer prior to launching his teaching career. Tyrone has worked as a teacher for 14 years in England before deciding to try teaching abroad. So far, he has taught in Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Uzbekistan and now in Hungary. When not teaching, Tyrone has a passion for listening to music and DJing - something he used to do as a hobby back in the UK. He still gets to play at parties and functions whenever he is back in the UK.

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Marco van den Broek
Teacher of Economics
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Marco van den Broek

Teacher of Economics

Marco was born in The Netherlands, studied Economics and Business Economics in The Netherlands and worked the first 11 years of his carrier for three different Dutch banks doing Stock Market Research, Portfolio Management for Private and Institutional clients and was a Fund Manager Equities for several years. The last bank he worked for was located in Luxemburg. After his banking carrier Marco decided to become an entrepreneur and started his own company specialized in Portfolio Management for Private clients. After 14 years he sold his business, making room for yet another challenge, teaching Economics and Business Economics in The Netherlands and Aruba. Starting 1 November 2023, Marco teaches Economics at Secondary School, here at Britannica.

When not teaching Marco has, besides reading, traveling and playing bridge, a passion for sports. During his life, he used to be very competitive in seven different sports, namely football, tennis, field hockey, basketball, American football, baseball and golf. The last two years Marco taught on “The Happy Caribbean Island” Aruba, without playing much sports. But that will probably change soon, including enjoying school life at Britannica and exploring the beautiful city of Budapest.

Eniko Kasos
Enikő Kasosné Szilágyi
Teacher of Psychology
Eniko Kasos

Enikő Kasosné Szilágyi

Teacher of Psychology

Kitti Kovacs2020
Kitti Zalatnay-Kovács
Teacher of Psychology, School Psychologist
Kitti Kovacs2020

Kitti Zalatnay-Kovács

Teacher of Psychology, School Psychologist

Bachelor’s Degree in the professional qualification of Behaviour Analyst (KRE, Budapest)

Master’s Degree in the professional qualification of Psychologist-Clinical child and Developmental Psychology (PPKE, Budapest)

Kitti comes from the north-east of Hungary and after finishing her Master`s degree in Psychology, she started her carrier to support children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. After joining Britannica International School, she became the Learning Support Coordinator, then the School Psychologist where she supports students` social, emotional well-being and their academic development. To expand her knowledge she has attended various courses and started a post-graduation course and she became a Person-Centred Therapist. Being passionate about psychology, she has started to teach A level Psychology to Sixth Form students. Her interests include reading, watching movies, running and travelling.



Betty Nagy 2023
Betty Nagy
Year 11A Tutor & Teacher of Science
Betty Nagy 2023

Betty Nagy

Year 11A Tutor & Teacher of Science

MSc, KLTE TTK, Debrecen, Hungary, Teacher of Mathematics and Physics, English-Hungarian translator, QTS

Betty graduated at the University of Debrecen as Mathematics-Physics teacher and English-Hungarian translator. She worked in bilingual schools before starting at Britannica International School in 2008. She obtained qualified teacher status in 2015. Apart from teaching she often does the choreography for the Year 13 ball. She loves anything to do with movement and music (dancing, aerobics, Zumba), reading and spending time with her children.

Viktoria Naserghodsi
Viktoria Naserghodsi
Y8B Tutor, Teacher of Science
Viktoria Naserghodsi

Viktoria Naserghodsi

Y8B Tutor, Teacher of Science

MSc, ELTE TTK, Budapest, Hungary, Teacher of Chemistry

QTS, General Teaching Council for England

Viktoria graduated at ELTE TTK Budapest in 2005. She has MSc in chemistry teaching and certified to teach sciences in English as well. She was a trainee teacher in Framlingham College Suffolk, England between 2000-2001. She started working at Britannica International School in 2002 as a biology and chemistry teacher. She loves being with her family and spending time outdoors hiking and travelling.

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Flóra Kozma
Y8A Tutor, Teacher of Science
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Flóra Kozma

Y8A Tutor, Teacher of Science

Flora was born and raised in Hungary, then moved to the UK at the age
of 14, where she completed her GCSEs and A Levels. She achieved her
dream of studying Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge,
graduating in 2017 with an MSci in Biochemistry. After working as a
Science technician in a secondary school and a rewarding summer
teaching a short course in Saudi Arabia, she decided to become a
Science teacher. She completed her PGCE at the University of Oxford in
2019, then began her teaching career in Sheffield, where she enjoyed
working in a diverse, multicultural environment with students from
Year 7 to Year 13.

As an avid traveller, Flora has always wanted to explore the
possibility of teaching abroad - although in this case, going ’abroad’
meant returning to her home country! She is enjoying calling Budapest
home and spends her free time reading, climbing, hiking, taking photos
and finding joy in the cultural and culinary delights of the country
(especially her grandma’s cooking!).

Alice Brown
Alice Brown
Year 13A Tutor, Head of Languages & Teacher of English
Alice Brown

Alice Brown

Year 13A Tutor, Head of Languages & Teacher of English

Alice grew up in West Yorkshire, England. She completed her undergraduate degree in English Language and Literature at the University of Leeds and remained at this university to complete her Secondary PGCE. She spent seven years teaching in Wakefield and Leeds, undertaking a range of departmental leadership positions during this time.

Eager to experience living in another country and working in an international setting, Alice joined Britannica as the Head of Languages. She is looking forward to working creatively with the students at Britannica and promoting a love of literature throughout all Key Stages.

Alice is enjoying life in Budapest and has been busy exploring all the city has to offer. She spends much of her free time running, hiking and seeking out good vegetarian food. She is looking forward to exploring Hungary and surrounding countries further in the coming months.

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Kayleigh McIlroy
Y10B Tutor & Teacher of English
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Kayleigh McIlroy

Y10B Tutor & Teacher of English

Kayleigh grew up in a small town outside Glasgow, UK. She studied English Literature and History at the University of Strathclyde before qualifying as an English teacher. After five years of teaching in the beautiful Scottish Highlands and Islands, she moved into international education where she could combine her love for literature with her love of travel. She taught in international schools in Mexico City and Sao Paulo before arriving in Budapest. Kayleigh enjoys using real life contexts to develop students' understanding of language and literature, so she is looking forward to getting to know students and their interests. Outside school, Kayleigh enjoys travel, music and running. She also takes any opportunity to get to the countryside and spend her time hiking, cycling and skiing.

Charlie Plummer
Charlie Plummer
Y8A Tutor, Teacher of English
Charlie Plummer

Charlie Plummer

Y8A Tutor, Teacher of English

Charlie studied English and Philosophy at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. He has since gained a PGCE and has been teaching English for the past 4 years in the South West of England. Outside of work, Charlie is a passionate cricketer.

Jack Haddow
Jack Haddow
Y7B Tutor, Teacher of English
Jack Haddow

Jack Haddow

Y7B Tutor, Teacher of English

Jack is an English teacher who has taught at several international schools in England, the Czech Republic, France and Qatar. He studied at the University of Kent in Paris and in Canterbury, and completed his teacher training with UCE. He has a strong interest in learning languages and sometimes teaches History too. He enjoys spending time at museums and art galleries. He likes sports, particularly racquet sports, but loves watching football.