Our experts highly qualified IELTS English teaching professionals based in Australia & New Zealand
Greg Parkinson is an ESOL teacher with fourteen years’ experience. Prior to joining Blue Orange AI he taught for thirteen years in South Korea. During that time he was an Assistant Professor at Gachon University where he won the Prize for Teaching Excellence on three separate occasions. Since 2017 he works at Waikato Pathways College on campus at the University of Waikato. He is also a private IELTS tutor. Since joining Blue Orange AI as the Head of Teaching, Greg has been responsible for the development and delivery of courses using the Graid platform. Greg has a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language from the University of Birmingham, a CELTA Certificate, a TESOL Certificate and IELTS Teacher Training Programme Certificate. He has also authored two series of ESL coursebooks: Grammar High and Writing Jump.
Paula Runnals holds a BA in Spanish from the University of California, Berkeley and an MA in Education from Stanford University. She has over thirteen years of experience teaching Spanish as a foreign language, English as a Second language and test preparation courses in the US, New Zealand, Australia and Spain. She specializes in IELTS, Pronunciation and Academic English. She has taught at UNSW Global and UC Berkeley. In her free time she likes to scuba dive and is also a dive instructor. Another of her interests is travelling and to date she has lived in 7 countries and has visited an additional 25.