Meet the Team

The LILA* team works hard to keep students motivated and ensure they have the best possible experience while studying with us. LILA* teachers are guaranteed to have a Cambridge CELTA or equivalent as a minimum level of qualification and many have a DELTA or MA TESOL qualification.

The LILA* administration team are always on hand to make sure that the LILA* experience is as easy and straightforward as possible.

Our determination to set high academic standards combined with the friendly and personal service that our students enjoy mean that LILA* students love to learn.

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Victoria Lee


I enjoy welcoming new staff and students into the LILA* family, ensuring everyone loves to learn.

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Leanne Linacre


I am passionate about working on new projects, travelling and meeting people from around the world.

Andy Lewis

Andy Lewis

Director of Studies - LILA* Liverpool

I enjoy working with people and students from all over the world. I'll see you on your first day.

Jim Pearson

Jim Pearson

Assistant director of studies and CELTA main course tutor

My first love is fishing, but teaching comes a close second

Alex Evans

Alex Evans

Senior Teacher

I drink lots of tea and love to dance.

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Tony Rawlinson


Outgoing Everton supporter. I am also a film buff who is looking to add to his total of 11 marathons

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Cristina Estevez


Originally from Spain, I moved to Liverpool, via Warsaw, to join LILA* as a CELTA teacher trainer.

Hannah Wileman

Hannah Wileman

Social Programme Co-ordinator

I love organising LILA*'s social events and spending time with students exploring the local area.

David Fennel

David Fennel


David is one of LILA*'s teachers and loves to engage with students in and outside of the classroom.


Valentina Ballan

Operations Manager

I'm from Italy but love living in Liverpool and working at LILA*, meeting new people every day.

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Stacey McGee

International Sales and Marketing Officer

I love meeting new agents and students from around the world.


Katherine Watson

Quality Assurance, Training & Project Manager

LILA* is an exciting place to work and I enjoy working alongside a great team.