Chelie Boyd
Hello! I'm Chelsie and I am from Chicago but I have lived the last seven years in Scotland. I attended the University of Glasgow and received my undergraduate degree in Politics and now I am studying for my Masters in Russian, Central and East European Studies. I have spent several summers working in camps in America and have loved every minute of it! I am also a Girl Guide leader and I love taking my girls out camping, making crafts and putting on performances. I'm looking forward to teaching at the camp this summer and getting to meeting the campers!"
Benjamin Norris
Hello, I am Benjamin - a teacher and writer from Bristol, England. I am currently working with several schools and colleges in Hungary, teaching English and Art History (amongst other subjects) to teenagers. After graduating with a degree in Literature from Goldsmith's College London, my joint passion for teaching and writing has seen me work everywhere from Berlin to Andalusia and Northern India, with each new location doubling my enthusiasm for ESL education. I am greatly looking forward to Participating in the Nordic Camp and bringing my own style and expertise to the programme.
Olivia Radke
Hello from the US! My name is Olivia and I am from Denton, Texas, but have been living in Austin for the last 4 years. I received my Bachelor's degree in both art and literature from St. Edward's University. In addition to studying there, I tutored international students in writing and composition. I am a native English speaker who is excited about using interactive and fun lessons to help improve my students’ English skills. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, hiking, yoga, and playing outside! I am looking forward to having a great summer with you!
Daria Wallace
Hello! I'm Daria and I am a student of Social Anthropology and Russian at St Andrews University, Scotland, having just completed my 3rd year of study for a masters degree. I have experience working with young children as a supervisor in preschool and also teaching music in summer workshops and individual lessons. Last year I also completed training in English teaching as a foreign language. This will be my first summer camp with Open School and I am very much looking forward to the experience!
David Upshall
Hello everybody! My name’s David and I’m an English teacher from Yorkshire in north east England. I have taught at Open School for two summers and am looking forward to returning to Finland this year. For the past nine months I've been teaching English in a town about 80km from Moscow, which has been a challenging yet rewarding experience. I have learned a bit of the Russian language, which helps me understand some of the struggles that Russian learners of English face. I enjoy teaching kids of all ages and strive to maintain a fun, friendly, and informative teaching style. I hope to see you in July!
Harrison Tait
There are so many things I enjoy about teaching with Open school. The enthusiasm, from both the pupils and the other leaders, is unparalleled. The location, in Finland, is always breathtaking during the summer and camp activities are often built around the landscape. These activities are always well received by the students and are so much fun the other teachers and I often end up taking part as well! Finally, I enjoy the relaxed nature of the lessons with a focus on dialogue and the interests of the students. I believe this is the most relevant approach to learning a new language. I look forward to teaching with Nordic School again and having another culturally-enriching experience.
Naomi Rune
My Name is Naomi, I currently live in the UK and I am studying in my last year at university. For the past two summers I have taught at the Kiljava camp and I am coming back to teach again this summer. It's such a joy teaching the children English and about British culture, they're very eager to learn! The camps are in such beautiful places too with really great sports facilities. I really enjoy getting involved in the football matches with the children and swimming in the lake outside. I can't wait to go back!