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Meet the Team

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Heather J Wright
AIT TESOL Director

Experience: 34 Years training, 18 years ESL teaching and TESOL training in Vietnam.    International TESOL conference presenter.

Academic Adviser, Director of Studies for various Educational facilities in Vietnam. 

Who I Am: Australian – Management trainer.

Philosophy: To nurture and train people to fulfil their Dreams 

Warren Hammond

AIT TESOL Manager & Trainer

Experience: 11 Years of wide-ranging ESL teaching, including 4 years of curriculum design and academic management. Successful creations and facilitation of IELTS test preparation courses. Most notably, all teachings are strongly associated with soft skills.

Who I Am: Australian – Formally in banking, but have always had a passion for soft skills and training others. 

Philosophy: Learning languages is key to unlocking doors to other cultures.

Cao Thanh Huyen

Director, EDUCAP – AIT TESOL Hanoi 

Experience: Over 18 years in education and ESL training sector, including 5 years working at the Vietnam’s National Foreign Language 2020 Project, Ministry of Education and Training (MOET).

Philosophy: Working in education is definitely not a simple job. It is indeed a career, a life long journey - which can only be determined by passion.

Adrian Rodgers 

Senior Trainer & Manager

Experience: Over 10 years of experience teaching languages (English / Spanish) to students of all ages and levels, incorporating the use of multiple modern approaches and techniques.

Who I Am: United Kingdom & Spain - Having been brought up bilingual, I realised at a young age how far languages can take you. That is when I decided to advance my teaching career to help others reach their goals.

Philosophy: By trialling different approaches and techniques in the classroom, teachers overcome their difficulties. Sharing everything I have learnt throughout my teaching career.


James Copley

Experience: Over 5 years teaching a variety of ages and levels from kindergarten right up to IELTS and business English. With experience ranging in a number of environments, including public schools, language centers, and private tutoring.

Who I Am: A man with a passion for language and an even greater passion for teaching.

Philosophy: As educators, we have a responsibility to equip each generation with the tools they need for their future. We, as teachers, have the opportunity to make the world a better place for tomorrow.

Simon Cuccioletta


Experience: Over 5 years teaching experience in Vietnam. Taught various age groups and levels from kindergarten to adult business classes.

Who I Am: Montreal, Canada – Decided that teaching abroad was my dream to pursue and have never looked back.

Philosophy: Teach with love and respect. With this comes the understanding of your responsibilities to your students and a mutual relationship.


Evan O'Donahoe

Experience:  Nearly 10 years teaching experience in Vietnam, from general communication classes to ESP courses focusing on test preparation. Experience in curriculum design and teacher development.

Philosophy: Being a teacher is largely about finding creative ways to connect with your classes and create a fun learning environment; when this happens, any language learning goals can be achieved.

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Ngan Tran

Student Services & Administration

Experience: Working for the past 5 years in the educational services industry, my goal is to continuously support people in achieving the highest quality in training programs. Together with the AIT team, I hope to bring youthfulness and professionalism to ensure the best learning experiences for AIT TESOL’ers.

Who I Am: A calm, collected individual with a caring, empathetic way of communicating with others.


Ngo Minh Chau

Consultant & Administration

Experience: With 4 years teaching experience of with students of various ages, from children to Adults.  I have experience in event planning and administration for Language Centres throughout HCMC.  I am excited to work with all of the students eager to begin their TESOL journey with AIT and to see them achieve their TESOL goals and grow in their confidence and professionally.

Who I Am: A fellow dreamer who enjoys helping others turn their dreams into reality.


Tran Duy Anh

Digital Marketing & TESOL Consultant

Experience: Holding a 2-year title as digital media specialising in education while dabbling in other fields, my skills in creativity and branding are polished. At AIT, my role is to ensure visual brand recognition on social platforms, as well as verbally during consultations.

Who I Am: Put simply in the form an acronym; Anh: alert, nimble and handy, are 3 the words best used to describe myself.


Adrian Ladd
 AIT TESOL Vietnam Educational Consultant, Philippines Representative,

Experience: 8 Years of ESL teaching, 6 years in Vietnam and 2 years in Indonesia. Experience of all teaching ages & levels, business and individual.

​Who I Am: From Australia. 40 Years of combined communication experience in hospitality, tourism, training and personal development. It’s all about skill, passion, empathy and persistence.

​Philosophy: I love communicating with my students at all levels and having fun doing it and then watching them grow in skill and confidence to drive themselves to expand into new careers and environments.


 AIT TESOL Online & Digital media content consultant

Experience: 6 Years teaching in ESL private primary & secondary schools, ESL Vocational Colleges and educational voice over artist for DOET and MOET, Vietnam.

Who I Am: Australian - Background in TESOL, ESL teaching and training and film/television production.

Philosophy: If you're bored teaching the content, then your students are definitely bored...  Excite, engage, inspire and open the door to creativity and imagination in your AIT TESOL classroom!  Think 'outside the box' and enjoy every moment you have nurturing minds and lifelong experiences. 

All of us at AIT TESOL look forward to welcome you on professional career journey!

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