Meet our Amazing Summer Teachers
Our team of highly experienced teachers from around the world will teach students through our live and interactive virtual classes.
Our teachers have extensive experience in delivering our summer courses and many years of experience of teaching at international schools across the globe. Many of the courses are taught by actual TASIS teachers!
Students will have invaluable engagement with their teacher and will benefit from their extensive knowledge in their area of expertise.
Please read our teachers' biographies below and discover their passions.
- ACADEMIC (IB, AP, SAT)
- SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
- ART & DESIGN
- MEDIA & PERFORMANCE ARTS
- WRITING SKILLS
Anna Krastina - EAL
Anna Krastina is a dynamic and enthusiastic English-as-an-Additional Language teacher from Cambridge, England living in southern Italy. She enjoys exploring and keeping active, whether that's hiking in the mountains or running along the beach. When Anna has some spare time, she loves to curl up on the sofa with a good book or plan her next adventure around the world.
SOPHIA ANASTASIADOU - EAL
Sophia Anastasiadou has been a loyal member of the TASIS family for twelve consecutive summers, teaching English-as-an-Additional Language to students from all over the world and loving every minute of it! Her twenty-four years of teaching experience helps her identify and tend to each learner’s needs and make the lesson an engaging and unique experience. When she’s not working, she enjoys baking and making a variety of delicious desserts for her family and friends. She also loves watching movies and Netflix series and reading literature. Sophia has a lovely, very ladylike cat Named Loli, and loves to spend time with her.
Michel Lishman - EAL
Michael Lishman is an eager English-as-an-Additional Language teacher who has been teaching Spanish teens in his hometown of San Sebastian, Spain for the past four years. He has been part of the TASIS summer program for over 10 years, first as a student and later on as a member of the faculty. In his free time, he enjoys playing rugby, as well as playing around with gadgets and learning about the latest technology.
ANNA BITOUNI - IB MATH
Anna Bitouni is a caring and experienced Math teacher who takes pride in the accomplishments of her students during her 20+ years of teaching IB courses. Being an IB examiner for Math gives her an insight in the course philosophy and she is looking forward to helping you maximize your potential and improve your performance. Traveling and meeting people from all parts of the world, learning about their culture and especially about their food is what she loves most. This is why she enjoys teaching in international schools, including TASIS Summer session.
MICHELE COLLIAS - SAT TEST PREP
Michèle Collias has been preparing students for the SAT for more than 30 years, initially in the US, then the UK, and recently in Russia and Oman. Over the years, she has taught students from all over the globe. She majored in Political Science at Wellesley College (B.A. with honors) and then studied law at Suffolk University in Boston (J.D. cum laude) and passed bar exams in NY, MA, and D.C. She teaches the SAT preparation course at TASIS during the academic year; this is her first time teaching in the TASIS summer program. In addition to being an avid reader, she enjoys everything water related: swimming, sailing, scuba diving, snorkelling, and fishing.
CHRIS BOWSER - WRITING SUCCESSFULLY IN AP HISTORY CLASSES
Chris Bowser has taught history at TASIS England for 15 years and is someone who loves to see his students reach their greatest potential. He encourages them through high expectations, but also through grace and guidance. His primary character flaw is that he is an Arsenal supporter. He will never turn down a day with family that is filled with laughter and cooking.
FILIMON DIAMANTIDIS - COMPUTER PROGRAMMING
Filimon Diamantidis, a passionate Design Technology (Engineering) teacher of twenty-three years in Athens, Greece, enjoys cross-training in the winter, teaching at TASIS and canoeing in the summer, and his wonderful family throughout the year. For seven summers, he taught Robotics at TASIS England, where he thoroughly appreciated the experience of getting to know students and teachers from all parts of the world. When Filimon has some spare time, he loves spending quality time with his two great kids, reading, and working out.
AGAPI GKIOUNA - FASHION & TEXTILE DESIGN
Growing up among fabrics and threads thanks to her seamstress mother, Agapi discovered her artistic side from a very early age. She studied Theatre Arts and got her two postgraduate degrees in Stage and Costume Design and in Museology. For the past twelve years she has been working in education as a drama teacher, while her summers are full of amazingly creative Fashion and Textile designs at TASIS England. In her free time she enjoys photography, and will watch every play that comes to the city. To this day, fashion remains one of her biggest passions and she spends many an hour in front of her beloved sewing machine.
KOSTAS ELEZIS - ARCHITECTURE & 3D DESIGN
Kostas Elezis is an enthusiastic architect of ten years in Athens, Greece. Since 2018, he has spent his summers teaching Architecture and 3D Design at TASIS England where he thoroughly appreciates working on creative, hands-on projects with inspiring students from all around the world. For the past five years, he has spent his evenings on his cooking passion, working as pastry chef at a Japanese restaurant. In his spare time, Kostas loves to mountain hike and go fishing with his children, Kento and Ellie.
EDWARD NEVILL - ART IN ENGLISH
Edward Nevill is English and teaches on a BTEC Foundation in Art and Design in Greece for students aged 16+, and "Art in English" for 7 to 12 year-old children. He says, “It is a delight to teach as it enriches my life (and those I teach) every day.” He has also taught at TASIS England summer school for the last two years. “Sunlight and cycling have always been my inspiration but my own children (Ruby and Victor) are now part of that inspiration too.”
KRISTEN HUY - INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA
Kristen Huy is a Mathematics teacher in San Diego, California. She has worked at TASIS England for seven summers as a dance and Maths teacher. Kristen loves to cook, travel, and go to the beach with her dog, Shadow. She looks forward to another summer working with students from around the world!
MAUREEN ALLDRIDGE - GEOMETRY
Maureen Alldridge originally hails from Rhode Island, USA. She has been a teacher of Mathematics and Music for thirty years, twenty-five of which she has taught at TASIS England! She loves walking in the beautiful Surrey hills near her home. To relax, she enjoys playing the piano, cooking, and solving math puzzles! Maureen has taught in the summer program for six summers, and working with young people from across the globe is what she enjoys most about the program.
ROBERTO LEITE - STOP MOTION ANIMATION
Roberto Leite is passionate about digital arts and outdoor activities. He likes spending time with his dog Biscoito at the beach in Rio de Janeiro, his favorite place in the world. Exchanging experiences with students from all around the world for six years at TASIS allows him to continue to learn and expand his thinking.
SARA DREZDZON - STORYTELLING
Sara Drezdzon, a passionate Primary School teacher from Minneapolis, Minnesota, is excited to teach for a second summer at TASIS. Her favorite thing about working in the TASIS England Summer Program is spending time with people from all over the world. When Sara is not in the classroom, she loves to practice yoga, travel new places, and take tennis lessons!
NASEER AHMED - WRITING ENHANCEMENT
Naseer Ahmed brings his passion and twenty years of English Language teaching experience to our TASIS Summer Program. Since 2017, Naseer has taught English-as-an-Additional Language at TASIS and loves to be a part of our dynamic international work environment. Apart from teaching, Naseer’s passions are writing, blogging, sketching, meditating, and travelling to the remotest countryside of Scotland.