Our amazing teachers and staff!

Our staff are passionate about providing a secure and stimulating learning experience for students. Our teachers are professional, qualified and experienced, and culturally-sensitive as many of them have previously taught English abroad.
If you want to read about the ELT/TESOL qualifications of our teaching staff then please read the British Council’s 2014 report here.
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MCSE Current Staff

 Mr Majid Abufares

Mr Majid Abufares

Principal/Owner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Imad Ahmed

Imad Ahmed

Executive Director

BA Middle Eastern Studies and Hebrew, MA International Busines
Learn more about Imad

Imad joined MCSE in June 2016. His first language is Arabic and has a passion for working with people from different cultures and nationalities.

He can be contacted on imad@manchestercse.co.uk /+44 (0) 7990762316

 Yasmin Amiri

Yasmin Amiri

Director of Studies and Head of Teacher Training

BA English Translation & Literature, MA TEFL, CELTA, DELT
Learn more about Yasmin
Yasmin has taught EFL since 2002, both here and abroad. She joined MCSE in 2010 and enjoys working in such a culturally-rich environment. Yasmin runs and supervises teacher training courses at MCSE, while performing the role of Director of Studies. She loves the challenge of her work. Yasmin enjoys learning new languages. She speaks Persian, Turkish and a little French . She enjoys travelling and meeting people from different cultures
Monwara Ali

Monwara Ali

Finance Manager

BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance and ACCA

Learn more about Monwara

I have previously worked as an Accountant and Finance Manager in various organisations including private companies, councils and colleges. I love working in the education sector and I am excited to work with a great team here at MCSE. For any finance related queries please do not hesitate to contact me, I am here to help. Originally, I am a London girl, but now I love my adopted city of Manchester, where there is so much to explore. I love the buzz of the city and above all the people are warm and friendly.  I am a foodie, love dining out and exploring different types of cuisine. I also spend a lot of my spare time on interior design work, travelling and swimming.

Yasmin Murhaf

Yasmin Murhaf

Finance Assistant & First Aider

 

Learn more about Yasmin

Yasmin has joined MCSE in 2017. Born and raised in Saudi Arabia rendering Arabic as her mother tongue. She has lived most of her adult life in the UK and acquired English as an equally fluent language. Having the advantage of speaking and writing in both English and Arabic has led her to blend naturally between different cultures and professional environments. Yasmin’s love for Mathematics has led her to receive two Mathematics awards from the Mayor of Wigan!

 Amal Abufares

Amal Abufares

Team / Purchasing Manager and CELTA Admin’

Law LLB (Hons), CELTA

Learn more about Amal

Amal joined MCSE in 2016 after graduating from Lancaster University in Law. She speaks Arabic and enjoys talking to the students and learning about their lives at home, compared to their new experiences in Manchester. Amal completed the CELTA and enjoys teaching from time to time.

Giovanna Mele

Giovanna Mele

Marketing Manager

BA in Multi Media Communications, MA in Marketing and Corporate Communication, Executive Master in Organizational Development                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Learn more about Giovanna

Giovanna joined MCSE in 2017. She likes learning about the different cultures and loves living in Manchester.

Jade Lavin

Jade Lavin

HR & Compliance Officer

Law LLB (Hons)

 

 

 

Learn more about Jade

Jade joined MCSE in April 2017. Before working at MCSE she graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Law. She enjoys meeting students from different countries and learning about their cultures. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, socialising with friends and walking her dog.

Isabella Elmi

Isabella Elmi

Sales Officer

BA in Television and New Media, MA in International and Online Journalism

 

 

 

Learn more about Isabella

Isabella joined MCSE in March 2017. She has a Master degree in International and Online Journalism but she is now completing her CIM Marketing studies. She is Italian but she also speaks Spanish and French. Isabella is a big AC Milan supporter and she loves shopping, travelling and always learning new languages.

Meryem Elatouani

Meryem Elatouani

Sales Officer

 

 

Learn more about Meryem
Elham Ibrahim

Elham Ibrahim

Enrolment Officer

 

 

Learn more about Elham

Elham joined MCSE in 2016. She enjoys working with students and likes learning about the different cultures.

Fatin Emara

Fatin Emara

Enrolment & Accommodation Officer

BSc (Hons) Psycology

 

Learn more about Fatin
Fatin joined MCSE in 2017. She graduated with a First class Honours degree in Psychology from The University of Manchester and has over 2 years experience working with international students. She is fluent in the Arabic language and enjoys interacting with students from all walks of life.

Chris Neligen

EFL Teacher

CELTA, MA & BA IN HISTORY

 Paul Ames

Paul Ames

Head of Academic English

LLB, MA TEFL, CELTA

 

Learn more about Paul

Paul is from Manchester and has been teaching English since 2006 after a 14 year career as a lawyer. He has taught English at university level and for large companies, both in the UK and abroad, notably in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Saudi Arabia. Paul specialises in teaching IELTS preparation classes and Business English. His passions are travelling and Manchester United.

Jameelah Keane

Jameelah Keane

Assistant Director of Studies, Welfare Officer and Safeguarding Officer

BA (Hons) English, CELTA
Learn more about Jameelah
Jameelah has been teaching English in language schools since 2007 and joined MCSE in 2016. She has lived in many different countries and enjoys travelling and cooking international food.
 Rahila Tauqeer

Rahila Tauqeer

EFL Teacher

B.COM (Gold Medalist), MA English, Post Graduate Certificate in International ELT and Applied Language Studies, CELTA                     
Learn more Rahila
Rahila has been teaching English for over 12 years both in the UK and abroad.  She has spent most of her life in Zambia which makes her love cultural diversity, people and languages.  Teaching English has given her an opportunity to help students of all ages from multilingual and multicultural backgrounds to become proficient in their English skills. Rahila enjoys designing learning materials that specially address the needs of students hailing from diverse cultural environments. Teaching grammar and using modern teaching techniques in her class has become her passion.  She really enjoys simplifying complex grammar which students of all levels can understand easily.
 Laurence Malt

Laurence Malt

EFL Teacher

BA (Hons) Drama, Community Theatre and MediaMA Theatre and Performance Studies; CELTA

 

Learn more about Laurence

Laurence has been teaching for five years, mainly in the UK but he has also done volunteer teaching in Sri Lanka and Thailand. Laurence’s favourite things about teaching are meeting interesting and diverse people, helping others to achieve their goals and working with the richness of the English language. When he’s not teaching, Laurence enjoys learning new languages (Spanish and Italian at the moment), writing and taking part in performance and playing the guitar.

Ben Clarke

Ben Clarke

EFL Teacher & First Aider

BA (Hons) English, CELTA   

 

                                                                                                                     

Learn more about Ben

Benjamin (Ben) started teaching here in May 2017. He has a BA in English from the University of East Anglia.  He is CELTA qualified. He has also studied Ecology and takes a keen interest in nature. His favourite place is in the hills and he enjoys exploring new mountains abroad. He is also very easy going and enjoys socialising.

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