about us

We are a group of CELTA-qualified teachers with over fifteen years’ collective experience. Our teachers have not only all taught English language classes in London for a number of years but across the world. In Italy, France, Spain and Kazakhstan to name but a few.

As a company we started in 2007. A lot of things have changed over this period. Starting with a kid’s camp in southern Italy and after that, working throughout London and online  – we have kept busy!

However, our outlook has always stayed the same. Learning English with us has never been so simple!

Exam Preparation

CELTA-Qualified Teachers

Over 11,000 Members on Meetup

Many students ask about our English classes in London as to how we teach. Our teaching is student-centred. This means that we firstly think about the student and what needs they may have

We created our individual English lessons and conversation groups for students who want to improve accuracy and fluency in English. Some people do these classes for study. Others are looking to improve for work. Or simply for personal benefit.

The lessons themselves mainly focus on conversation with help on grammar and vocabulary when you need it. This way students get a better shot at using the language. We understand they don’t always have this chance in standard courses. In other words, the idea is to practise improving fluency and grow confidence by using English.

We also offer one-to-one practice with our Online English lessons at a moment that suits you. Lessons are available during the day, evenings and weekends.

Focusing on: General English (listening, speaking and writing), Exam preparation (Cambridge and IELTS exams) or Business English (meetings, negotiations, presentations and networking).

Jon Edwards

Jon Edwards

Head of School and Teacher

Having first started out as a teacher in Italy in 2005 Jon has been teaching now for over 15 years. He spent the summers of 2005 and 2006 teaching children in English camps mostly in northern Italy. He taught adults in Treviso, just north of Venice and in Bologna. He also spent a few months teaching in Paris with LetThemTalk.

Since 2011 he has been based in London teaching people from all over the world. He has covered a range of topics in his time and particularly likes teaching Business English and preparing students for the Cambridge exams.

His hobbies are reading, travelling and playing sport. He is a keen runner and regularly plays tag rugby.

He would describe his teaching style as friendly and approachable. He likes to be supportive and to encourage people to reach their goals in the best possible way.

Email me if you have any questions or would like to know something more about one of our courses.

Louise D'Arcy, teacher at Monty English

Louise D'Arcy


Hi! My name is Louise and I'm an English Language Teacher from London. I've been teaching English for around seven years and have taught extensively in the UK as well as abroad in countries such as Kazakhstan, Spain, Italy and Colombia.

I love making lessons as interesting and fun as possible by using games and interactive activities and ensuring that students get lots and lots of speaking practice using both formal and informal language.

I have experience of working with both children and adults and have taught all ages and abilities.

I am friendly and approachable and am happy to tailor my lessons so that they suit the needs of each individual student.

I enjoy nature, music and travelling in my spare time.

Jon and Louise are keen environmentalists and Monty makes a monthly donation to WWF and the Woodland Trust.

Jon also founded the community interest company Eco Around with a friend. The organisation supports Londoners in becoming ‘greener’ people through everyday habits.