Our Instructors


Maciej is the current director of Summerhill Online Academy, an online learning platform that specializes in immigration related language testing preparation as well as employability and citizenship-contextual English language learning. He holds an M.Ed. and CELTA and has worked within the ESL market (in one form or another) for the last 15 years.

CELPIP Instructor

Firas has been teaching ESL to international students for over 10 years in Canada and abroad, His recent focus area at Summerhill Online Academy is preparing students for proficiency tests, such as CELPIP, IELTS, TOEFL, and CAEL. Firas holds a Master’s degree in Teaching Methodology TESOL, and he is currently doing a second Master’s degree in Educational Technology at UBC.

IELTS Instructor

Mahgol Izadi is an academic English teacher and creative writing workshop facilitator. She has a Bachelor’s in Professional Writing and a Master’s in Second Language Education. She has been an academic instructor for 13 years, teaching EAP, creative writing, and improv seminars and is currently teaching both CELPIP and IELTS at Summerhill Online Academy.

CAEL Instructor

Kseniia Darmina is an academic English teacher and certified CAEL instructor. She holds a Master's degree in Linguistics and boasts an impressive 20-year career dedicated to teaching Business English, Academic English, and preparing students for the IELTS exam. Currently, she is passionately guiding students through the CAEL course at Summerhill Online Academy.