Meet Team English for Canada

We want you to see results.

Count on our team of carefully selected Canadian teachers to support you.
 
Finally, feel confident speaking in English.
 
Each of your lessons will be personalized, fun, and one-on-one.
You can trust that we’re all highly qualified, but most importantly, we all love to teach.
 
Because at the end of the day, your success is our success too!

Maria Alfaro

A UBC graduate and certified by Cambridge, with years of experience teaching in Canada and Brazil

Founder, Manager and Teacher

“As the school founder, my goal has always been to create a supportive and positive environment for you to achieve your goals”

Matthew Lyon​

Matthew Lyon​

TESL Certified and a Bachelor's graduate in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Toronto - Canada

Educational Manager

“I’m ready to help you achieve your goals!”

Elaine Estrella

Estrella has an MBA in Human Resources and years of experience working in administration

Administrative Manager

“I’ll be here to help answer your questions! We want you to feel welcome right from the start”

Natalie Garrison​

Natalie Garrison​

Certified both from TESL Canada and Ontario and a graduate from the University of Western Ontario - Canada

“My favourite part of teaching is personalizing lessons and seeing my students improve!”
Josh Pirie​

Josh Pirie​

A graduate of the University of Toronto with over 20 years of teaching experience

“I’m ready to help you finally achieve your goals!”

Ryan Friesen

TESL Canada certified instructor with several years of exam prep teaching experience

“When I’m not scoring goals, I love helping my students achieve theirs!”

Fernando Arcos

TEFL Certificate from the University of California, Irvine, and a master’s in TEFL from the Universidad Central de Chile.

“I have over 20,000 hours of teaching experience! I LOVE teaching and I can’t wait to help you in class”

Lisa Guglielmi

Bachelor of Arts in Writing from the University of Victoria, and graduated from Vancouver Community College in 2006 with a TESOL Diploma.

“I’ve helped hundreds of students pass their English proficiency test. I’d love to help you too!”

Marc Chouinard

Native Canadian teacher that has been teaching both English and French for many years now, having worked at the Berlitz language centre

“I genuinely hope to meet you in class!”

Anthony Seaberg

TESL certified instructor and has been teaching English since 2013.

“Looking forward to supporting your learning goals!”

Get to know our team on our YouTube channel

Get to know our team on our YouTube channel

IELTS Project Canada

PTE Project Canada

12-class package
1-hour sessions

CAD$ 780
CAD$ 609

listening

reading

writing

speaking

listening
  • Discover the 7 question types you’ll find across the 7 PTE Core listening tasks
  • Learn our top listening tips for each listening task
  • Find out how each listening task is scored (you’ll be surprised!)
  • Gain access to our exclusive presentations, 1 offline practice test, and lesson material
reading
  • Discover our top tips for each of the 5 reading tasks
  • See each tip in action with clear test examples
  • Gain access to our exclusive presentations, 1 offline practice test, and lesson material
writing
  • Discover the PTE Core Test’s scoring categories and how to write your responses accordingly
  • Learn the importance of form and content on your writing test (you’ll score a zero without knowing this!)
  • Improve your overall English and your test score with our grammar lessons
  • Get personalized feedback and corrections on your responses based on the PTE Core scoring guide
  • Gain access to our exclusive presentations, sample responses, 1 offline practice test, and lesson material.
speaking
  • Master all 5 speaking tasks with our PTE Core test strategies
  • Discover the PTE Core Test’s scoring categories and learn how to respond
    accordingly
  • Improve your pronunciation by practising with a Canadian teacher
  • Get personalized feedback and corrections on your responses based on the PTE Core scoring guide
  • Gain access to our exclusive presentations, sample responses, 1 offline practice test, and lesson material.
Writing Booster

PTE Prep Pro

10-class package
1-hour sessions

CAD$ 650
CAD$ 535

speaking

writing

writing
  • Discover the PTE Core Test’s scoring categories and how to write your responses
    accordingly
  • Learn the importance of form and content on your writing test (you’ll score a zero without knowing this!)
  • Improve your overall English and your test score with our grammar lessons
  • Get personalized feedback and corrections on your responses based on the PTE Core scoring guide
  • Gain access to our exclusive presentations, sample responses, 1 offline practice test, and lesson material.
speaking
  • Master all 5 speaking tasks with our PTE Core test strategies
  •  Discover the PTE Core Test’s scoring categories and learn how to respond
    accordingly
  • Improve your pronunciation by practising with a Canadian teacher
  • Get personalized feedback and corrections on your responses based on the PTE Core scoring guide
  •  Gain access to our exclusive presentations, sample responses, 1 offline practice test, and lesson material.
Writing Booster

Speaking or Writing Booster

6-class package
1-hour sessions

CAD$ 390
CAD$ 350

speaking

writing

writing
  • Discover the PTE Core Test’s scoring categories and how to write your responses accordingly
  • Learn the importance of form and content on your writing test (you’ll score a zero without knowing this!)
  • Improve your overall English and your test score with our grammar lessons
  • Get personalized feedback and corrections on your responses based on the PTE Core scoring guide
  • Gain access to our exclusive presentations, sample responses, 1 offline practice test, and lesson material.
speaking
  • Master all 5 speaking tasks with our PTE Core test strategies
  • Discover the PTE Core Test’s scoring categories and learn how to respond
    accordingly
  • Improve your pronunciation by practising with a Canadian teacher
  • Get personalized feedback and corrections on your responses based on the PTE Core scoring guide
  • Gain access to our exclusive presentations, sample responses, 1 offline practice test, and lesson material.
Personalized Consultation

One Hour of PTE Prep

1-hour sessions via Skype or Google Meet

CAD$ 65

listening

reading

writing

speaking

Who is Maria?

Maria is the Founder of English for Canada. She’s a native Canadian English teacher
with over 15 years of experience teaching English and testing candidates for numerous
English proficiency exams

What are Maria’s classes like?
  • Get your questions and doubts answered once and for all with an experienced Canadian teacher and examiner
  • If you can’t figure out why you’re not getting the CLB 9 you need, Maria will quickly identify exactly what you need to do.
  • Maria’s personalized feedback and corrections are based on the official PTE Core scoring guide
  • Gain access to our exclusive learning material created by Maria that go over our
    test strategies for the PTE Core test
  • Get CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) assessments on your responses
Writing Booster

Personalized Package

Pick a 6/10/12 class package and we’ll customize your package to meet your needs.
Once you’ve booked your classes, we’ll discuss your goals via email to get started.

IELTS Project Canada

Project Canada

12-class package
1-hour sessions

CAD$ 780
CAD$ 609

listening

reading

writing

speaking

listening (optional)
  • Discover the different question types on the exam
  • Learn our top listening tips and strategies
reading (optional)
  • Find out our 3-step reading strategy designed to save you time
  • Discover the different question types on the exam
  • Learn common traps 
writing
  • Study from our complete set of CLB 9+ sample writing responses (surveys and letters)
  • Learn our easy-to-follow survey and letter recipes
  • Find out how to plan your responses in 5 easy steps
  • Finally understand the CELPIP assessment criteria with our personalized feedback and corrections
  • Get detailed and personalized corrections on 1 writing assignment per class *feedback is given LIVE in class so you can ask questions
speaking
  • Find out why you aren’t getting the results you need with personalized feedback & corrections from a certified Canadian exam specialist
  • Discover the examiner assessment criteria so you can pass your next test
  • Improve your pronunciation with one-on-one attention from a Canadian English teacher
  • Gain access to sample questions and answers, videos, and vocabulary building activities
Exam Pro

Exam PRO

10-class package
1-hour sessions

CAD$ 650
CAD$ 535