Jay is the Director of Teaching and Learning at E2Language and holds a Master of Applied Linguistics from the University of Melbourne.

Tell us about your background? I’ve been an English language teacher since I was 20! I also have a Master of Applied Linguistics from the University of Melbourne

What’s your top tip for success? Build fundamental skills, learn the E2 methods, join the live classes, get feedback and have fun!

Where did you grow up? I grew up in the middle of nowhere down a dead-end gravel track, a 20-minute drive from a tiny little town called Lavers Hill on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia.

What do you like doing in your spare time? Any hobbies? I meditate, read and sleep.

What do you do first thing every morning? Recall my crazy dreams and marvel that reality has magically reappeared!

Do you speak any other languages? I have studied (but have long forgotten) Sanskrit, Kannada, Korean and Yolngu Matha (Australian aboriginal language); but I can speak Indonesian/Malay at an intermediate level.


What country is on your bucket list to travel to?

Iran!

What would you like remembered about you?
Teaching the world grammar

Who is your number one inspiration?
Educating people

What is your spirit animal?
Tiger snake (I am considering getting a snake tattoo)

If you could have dinner with one famous person (dead or alive) who would it be? I’d eat dinner by myself in silence.

How do you take your coffee?
Black, unfiltered, no sugar

If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Korean food

What’s your favourite movie?
Donnie Darko

What would be your superpower?
Recite poetry in any language

What would be the theme song for your life?
Jimi Hendrix’s cover of Bob Dylan’s “All along the Watchtower”

What are you most excited about for E2School?
The mission to teach the world whole world English (inexpensively and quickly)