“My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other's kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That's how I see business: great things in business are never done by one person, they're done by a team of people.” 
― Steve Jobs



WE WANT TO THANK ALL THE TEACHERS WHO HAVE BEEN PART OF DISCOVER. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND DEDICATION AND FOR MAKING OUR SCHOOL BETTER YEAR AFTER YEAR.  

 

Here you can read some testimonials from several of our former teachers.  Each one of our teachers arrives from a different background, but we are confident that each one leaves with a wealth of new experience, and new ideas about what it means to be an educator.



Teacher Testimonials


"working at Discover has changed me as a teacher"

Brendan Costello, from Ireland, worked for Discover in the 2014 - 2015 school year

 

"Working at Discover has changed me as a teacher...  this is an academy that wants its teachers to grow and develop, as well as its students...  I was given the unique opportunity to state my preference in terms of the age profile of my students...  you are also given the opportunity to bring your own experience and ideas to the table...  this led to presenting a talk at the FECEI conference in Madrid...  I can´t thank them enough for the opportunity...  Every day is a new adventure, every week is a new event, and every month is a new challenge. There is always something going on at Discover...  It´s not just about teaching English, it´s about teaching culture and values and diversity"  Click here to read more...

 


"it really has been the best year of my life"

Emma-Jane Smith, from England, worked for Academia Discover from 2014 - 2015.

"the most amazing year of my working life...I had never experienced such a warm, supportive, and friendly atmosphere...I was given full support but also the freedom to be creative in the classroom...   The directors at Discover support you in any way possible as a friend, mentor and boss...  I will genuinely miss Lucena and Discover as it really has been the best year of my life...  if you are passionate, energetic and have a genuine love for teaching then I guarantee you will love Academia Discover"  Click here to read more...


"Discover not only met my expectations, but surpassed them"

Pilar Gomez Canedo, from the USA, worked for Discover for the 2014/2015 school year.

 

"the Directors made it incredibly easy for me!...Discover has not only met my expectations, but surpassed them... I’ve grown as a teacher AND as a person...  they truly believe in growing as a group...  if you’re the kind of teacher who is NOT passionate about teaching, NOT open-minded, NOT enthusiastic, then this is not the place for you."  Click here to read more...

 


"Discover is not like anywhere I have ever worked before"

Ross O’Brien, from Ireland, worked as Discover’s Head Teacher from 2014-2015

 

“Discover is not like anywhere I have ever worked before. It is a place in which your ideas are not only welcomed and listened to but they become reality…it has not only been a place in which I have grown professionally but also personally. There is a genuine emphasis on development in the academyI have had an unforgettable and life-changing experience working here.”  Click here to read more...

  


"I highly, highly, highly recommend working here"

Bridget Hutchings, from England, worked for Discover as her first teaching job from 2013-2014

 

“insightful, inspiring and truly incredible… the most enlightening job I could ever have hoped for… The academy was full of fun and positivity… if you are a positive, creative and enthusiastic teacher then I highly, highly, highly recommend working here”  Click here to read more...


"the most positive working environment I have ever had the good fortune to find"

Nikki Tomlinson comes from England.  She worked for Discover in 2014.

 

"If you are looking for a school where you have the freedom to be creative with your classes, where the director is more than happy to provide help and advice and where you will work with a friendly, close-knit team of hand-picked, dedicated teachers, I cannot recommend Academia Discover enough!... At Discover I felt truly supported as I started my teaching career alongside inspiring and hard-working professionals, in the most positive working environment I have ever had the good fortune to find."  Click here to read more...


"it's not just about teaching English here"

Bijan Arasteh is from England.  He worked here from 2013-2014.

 

"Teaching morals, values and essential life skills are also at the core of the ethos at the school; it’s not just about teaching English here...Teachers genuinely have a chance to leave their mark on the school and actively engage with it... This is the school to work at if you’re serious about improving all the time as a teacher and are prepared to work hard."  Click here to read more....


"I have never felt so supported and valued as a team member."

Alice Lewzey is British.  She worked here from 2013 - 2014

 

It was easy to fit in and find a group of friends... I have never felt so supported and valued as a team member...  Academia Discover has not only taught me the strategies needed to be a good teacher but also the importance of the atmosphere of a school to create" successful learning for all."  Click here to read more


"it really has been wonderful to work with such passionate, generous and selfless people"

Carla Bastow, from the UK, worked for Discover from 2011 - 2012

 

"Discover academy has been the perfect environment for me to self-develop as a teacher at the beginning of my career...Its philosophy of motivation, enthusiasm, dedication, passion and collaboration creates an environment in which ideas are shared, support is always given, and friendships are made...Collaborating to discover, share and develop ideas has been key to improving teaching strategies and classroom management...I have learnt so much from working with you, it really has been wonderful to work with such passionate, generous and selfless people"  Click here to read more...



"I would give my overall experience with Academia Discover a 10/10"

Alex Acuyo is from the United Kingdom.  He worked in Lucena from 2010 - 2011.

 

"one of the things that made me feel relaxed was the continual reassurance that they were happy to answer any questions or deal with any problems that I had at any time...       I really felt like I was “in the loop” throughout the whole year and I felt that my opinion was highly valued when it came to making important work-related decisions...   I would give my overall experience with Academia Discover a 10/10."  Click here to read more...

   


 

If you're a passionate educator, please consider applying to work for Academia Discover

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