Hayley Atkin
Hayley Atkin
Year 8A Tutor & Teacher of Mathematics
Hayley Atkin

Hayley Atkin

Year 8A 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 master’s degree in Mathematics she took her passion further and trained to be a secondary school teacher. She taught Maths in a leading state school in England for a few years. After travelling to a variety of European cities, she decided to experience teaching internationally which lead her to join Britannica.

Other than her love of maths and travelling, Hayley also enjoys running, yoga and socialising. She is really looking forward to exploring Budapest further and joining the Britannica community!

Dora Biegl
Dóra Biegl
Year 9B Tutor & Teacher of Mathematics
Dora Biegl

Dóra Biegl

Year 9B Tutor & Teacher of Mathematics

Dora grew up in Hungary, before moving to Nashville, Tennessee where she spent the next 32 years of her life. Dora has a masters degree in mathematics education from Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Dora is a mother of two children. Her son is currently working on his masters degree at the Technical University of Budapest in Electrical Engineering and her daughter is working on her masters degree at the Technical University of Munich in Computer Science. Dora is an avid boxer doing boxing 7 days a week in Nashville. She is currently trying to find a similar place in Budapest which has been a challenge. Dora loves interior design and she designed and built her own house in Nashville. Dora is excited to be back in her home country and is really enjoying the beautiful city of Budapest. Dora is originally from Pecs, a beautiful town in Southern Hungary.

Zsuzsanna Baranyi
Zsuzsanna Baranyi
Teacher of Mathematics
Zsuzsanna Baranyi

Zsuzsanna Baranyi

Teacher of Mathematics

Tyrone Philgence
Tyrone Philgence
Year 12B Tutor, Teacher of Computer Science
Tyrone Philgence

Tyrone Philgence

Year 12B 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.

Eniko Kasos
Enikő Kasosné Szilágyi
Teacher of Psychology
Eniko Kasos

Enikő Kasosné Szilágyi

Teacher of Psychology

Betty Nagy 2023
Betty Nagy
Year 10A Tutor & Teacher of Science
Betty Nagy 2023

Betty Nagy

Year 10A 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
Teacher of Science
Viktoria Naserghodsi

Viktoria Naserghodsi

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.

Alice Brown
Alice Brown
Year 12A Tutor, Head of Languages & Teacher of English
Alice Brown

Alice Brown

Year 12A 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
Teacher of English
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Kayleigh McIlroy

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.

Lydia Hunter
Lydia Hunter
Year 7B Tutor & Teacher of English
Lydia Hunter

Lydia Hunter

Year 7B Tutor & Teacher of English

Lydia was born in Croydon, South East London, before moving to Singapore at the age of 16. After completing her degree in Journalism at the University of Leeds, she completed her teacher training to become an English Teacher and has recently moved to Budapest to experience international education from the other side of the classroom. She loves the new challenges and opportunities that teaching internationally has brought, and is excited to now be a part of the Britannica team.

Lydia is a very keen cyclist who has raced in countries such as the UK and Malaysia, and on the weekend can be found exploring Budapest and its hills on her bike.

Charlie Plummer
Charlie Plummer
Teacher of English
Charlie Plummer

Charlie Plummer

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
Teacher of English
Jack Haddow

Jack Haddow

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.

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Ian Gould
Year 10B Tutor & Teacher of History
Ian Gould2020

Ian Gould

Year 10B Tutor & Teacher of History

Ian comes from Northampton in England. Before joining Britannica, he taught English as a foreign language in the Czech Republic and Portugal. Most recently, he worked as a History teacher in a secondary school in Leicester. He encourages students to think independently and to use evidence to form their own understanding of the past. He also inspires learning through an active and skills-based approach. In his free time, he is an avid concert-goer, chess player and scuba diver. He also spends a significant amount of his time following sports (especially rugby and the Northampton Saints!), learning Hungarian and studying for his Master’s in Education.

Jamie Jones
Jamie Jones
Teacher of Humanities
Jamie Jones

Jamie Jones

Teacher of Humanities

MA (Hons) Geography, University of St. Andrews

Jamie is originally from the former mill town of Dewsbury, in the north of England. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of St. Andrews, with the Scottish university system allowing him the flexibility to study International Relations, French, Italian and History of Art alongside Geography at sub-Honours level. At Honours level he specialised in Political Geography, although he was still able to pursue interests in Physical Geography such as Glacial Processes and Fluvial Geomorphology (which he much prefers teaching at A Level!). Following graduation, he was unable to resist the pull of his native West Yorkshire and moved back to begin his teaching career. He has worked in a number of schools in the county, most recently in an outstanding Grammar School in Kirklees, before moving to Budapest and joining the team at Britannica. Jamie spends most of his spare time reading, travelling or finding novel ways to mention Yorkshire in any given situation.

Charlotte Ward
Charlotte Ward
Year 9A Tutor & Teacher of Humanities
Charlotte Ward

Charlotte Ward

Year 9A Tutor & Teacher of Humanities

Charlotte is originally from Scarborough, a seaside town in the North-East of England. She has spent the past 11 years teaching internationally, most recently in the Czech Republic. She loves teaching humanities and encouraging students to become internationally-minded global citizens. In her spare time, she enjoys supervising Duke of Edinburgh expeditions, volunteering as an Explorer Scout leader, travelling, reading and going to festivals. She is excited to live in and explore more of Budapest, a city she has enjoyed visiting several times in the past.

Chloe Burns
Chloe Burns
Year 8B Tutor & Teacher of Humanities
Chloe Burns

Chloe Burns

Year 8B Tutor & Teacher of Humanities

BA Hons. Social Studies Teaching Composite from Utah State University, USA

Chloe was born and raised in Utah, USA, where she grew up with a love of exploring the natural beauty of her home state. In Y10, she took her first geography class and got involved in Model United Nations, which broadened her perspectives significantly and made her want to share all she was learning with those around her. This motivated her to study Social Studies Education at university, and she graduated as Valedictorian Summa Cum Laude from Utah State University in Logan, Utah (Go Aggies!).

Interested in pursuing teaching internationally, Chloe moved to Yangon, Myanmar, and taught secondary humanities in a British Curriculum school there for five years. She is enjoying a new chapter at Britannica International School, and is teaching History, Geography, and Global Perspectives and is the Model United Nations club advisor.

In her spare time, Chloe enjoys reading, baking, art, running and other activities, going to cafés, and venturing around Budapest and other places. She is passionate about sustainability, especially coastal management, sustainable fashion, and urban gardening.

Lauren Rickerby
Lauren Rickerby
Teacher of Humanities
Lauren Rickerby

Lauren Rickerby

Teacher of Humanities

Lauren grew up in the sunny Shropshire countryside in the UK. After studying for a degree in Economics and Politics at the University of Leeds, Lauren started a career in the automotive industry in the North of England. A few years later, she decided to move to Canada and pursue her travels, which took her all over North America, including to the Northern wilderness of the Yukon where she undertook a range of jobs including ice fishing and snowmobiling guiding!

On her return from Canada, Lauren decided to train as a teacher and successfully qualified as a Geography teacher, following which she worked for a few years in her home county of Shropshire before looking for new challenges abroad in Europe.

During her spare time, Lauren enjoys hiking in the mountains, travelling to exciting destinations and keeping active by running and going to cross fit classes. She is planning to spend next summer exploring the mountains of Slovenia, Slovakia and Romania, whilst avoiding bears as much as possible.

Patrick Kelly
Patrick Kelly
Teacher of Business Studies & Economics
Patrick Kelly

Patrick Kelly

Teacher of Business Studies & Economics

Patrick grew up in an extremely beautiful part of the West Midlands in the UK in a town famous for making saddles. A series of jobs later and time spent in the East Midlands and the South Coast of England saw him embark on a teaching career involving a variety of Further Education and Sixth Form colleges in the UK. After almost 20 years teaching Business and Economics at a number of international schools in the Middle East, Patrick returned to Budapest and what he regards as home in 2020. As a consequence he can now cheer on the mighty Budaors 1924 FC at weekends when he gets chance. Whilst Patrick cannot confess to regularly skydiving and fighting off sharks, he has been fortunate to hang-glide over the Great Barrier Reef and swim with dolphins in his lifelong intrigue with travels around the world. His bucket list includes visiting the last continent he has yet to visit (if you exclude Antarctica), namely South America. He doubts if such a trip will improve his ballroom dancing skills, but at least he will be able to marvel at his wife who does know how to dance the tango. Before he shuffles of his mortal coil Patrick may yet emulate his inspirational English literature teacher who did become a famous novelist, and finally get that novel out of his system he has been threatening to write for some time now.