Nauczyciele/ Native Speakers

W Pascal Connect uczą wyłącznie obcokrajowcy, każdy znich jest przygotowywany przez wiele miesięcy z  zakresu nauczania j.angielskiego oraz autorskiej metody "Connect"


SCOTT TATTAM (manager, head teacher)


"I'm from a small town called Bateau Bay , which is about one and a half hours drive from Sydney, Australia.In 2006, I completed the CELTA course, which entitles me to teach English as a second language. I came to Poland in August 2006 to work as an English teacher at  Intensity School of Angielski in Rybnik. I spent two years there teaching the" Callan Method ." In 2009, I worked as head teacher at Progressive School of English, teaching Avalon Direct English . Throughout this time I taught adults and children , from beginners to advanced CAE students. I have also taught in many Polish companies . From 2007-2010 I worked for English Country Schools as a teacher and manager, where I had the pleasure to meet children from all over the world. I have also had work experience at a summer school in Italy and summer camp in the USA In August 2010, Paul Clement and I opened CONNECT School of English in Żory and then in Rybnik in August 2012. Since that time, we have also developed the CONNECT English Method for Polish students, which we are very proud of. Since opening, all our staff have worked hard to develop and achieve an excellent reputation for high quality teaching and a friendly and fun learning atmosphere. I'm very excited about co-operating with Pascal School and watching CONNECT to continue helping our students reach their goals in English  - Scott Tattam "

JOHN WIDDOP (head teacher)


My name is John Widdop. I was born in Winchester, England, in 1983. I have always been interested in words and letters. I spent three years studying the subject of Language and Communication at Cardiff University. For some reason, for 6 years after graduation continue living in Cardiff finally I came to my senses and moved to Poland. Just before I left the UK, I graduated from the Cambridge CELTA course, which means that I have been accepted by Cambridge English to teach English. The combination of these two courses means that I can not only teach English, but also advise in terms of effective communication. 

I have lived in Poland since 2010, and plan to stay here for the rest of my life. I believe that English teaching is the best job for me and I have decided that Poland is the best country for me to teach. I love the people here, the lifestyle, culture and everything else. Every day I learn something new. In 2011, I visited every city in Poland which is bigger than Rybnik and since then, I have tried to visit as many other interesting places that I can, using public transport. 
My biggest interests are literature and film. If I have time, I try to read a book every week. I lose myself in books. They offer an escape from the world and give me a chance to spend some time alone - something that is difficult when you are a teacher. 
In 2011 I got my first cat, and in 2012 I decided that one wasn't enough, and now I have two cats living with me, in my flat. Their names are Keith and Lucy, (named after characters in books by my favourite author, Martin Amis) and I can't imagine life without them. 
If I had to describe my teaching style – well, it's probably better to ask one of the hundreds of students I have taught in the years since I came here. But I would say that my teaching style is very dynamic and spontaneous, and students not only have to speak English in my lessons, but think in English as well. Many students have succeeded in passing important exams, partly due to my help. I also like to travel and especially travelling in Poland. This country has a lot to offer and I plan to explore it for many years! - John Widdop.

JIM McCARTHY (manager, head teacher)


My name is Jim McCarthy and I'm from Ireland. I joined CONNECT SCHOOL on August 2013, but I've been living and working in Poland since 2005. I was born in the very South of Ireland about 40 kilometres from Cork city which is the second biggest city in the Irish Republic and the third biggest on the island of Ireland after Dublin and Belfast. 
My parents were dairy farmers so I spent a lot of my younger years working with cows. After I finished secondary school I worked in various jobs before I decided to go to University to study economics and geography. After graduating from university college Cork I worked for a while in market research in Dublin. Later I left this job and went to Australia where I did various part time jobs and travelled a lot. 
In the spring of 2005 I completed an ESL course in Cork city and came to Poland to teach English. I intended to stay here for one academic year but I liked it so much I decided to stay longer. Now Poland has become my home and it's hard for me to imagine living anywhere else. I like my job as an English teacher. Being a teacher means you meet many different people young and old students and professional people.





Hello, my name is Kieron. I come from the wonderful city of Preston which is England's second newest city (it became a city in 2002). I'm quite new to Poland, I arrived in August 2013, but I have absolutely loved my first year in Rybnik and I am looking forward to next year already! I studied History and French at the University of Liverpool, with one year at the University of Provence in France. My main interests are history, football and travelling - I like how you can drive to many different countries from Poland (something which isn't very easy from England!) I am also passionate about languages and the challenges faced when learning them. I think studying French to university level has helped me as a teacher as I have a good understanding of how languages work and why people make mistakes. I have been fascinated by our students' stories of life in Poland and can't wait to find out more. One last thing about me: I have a Polish uncle who was born in Warsaw, moved to England when he was 10 years old and now lives in Canada.




I grew up in Detroit, Michigan, but consider myself from Los Angeles, California. For the record, my favorite sports teams are all from Detroit. Before moving to Poland I worked for General Motors for 13 years in a variety of positions and locations around America. I made the move to Poland in August 2011 and it was the best decision I've ever made. I started teaching at Connect in September of that same year. I love living and teaching in Zory. 
Some things I like doing in my free time are: reading, travelling, learning Polish (it is so hard, but I'm trying), and spending time with my friends.....possibly in a beer garden.




I'm a former behavioral therapist from Los Angeles California. However, within the last two years, I've been traveling around the globe as an educator. On my travels, I have worked with several unique individuals and have had the pleasure of learning about different cultures, customs and traditions. I'm extremely excited to have the opportunity to teach in Poland and continue to explore the beautiful diversity of our planet. More specifically I am happy to have the opportunity to work in a community and fully embrace the Polish way of life while sharing my travels and culture via my native tongue.










My name is Hayley and I come from a town called Benoni (near Johannesburg) in South Africa. I've lived in Poland since September 2015 and before that I lived in the south of Thailand for two and a half years.

I studied at the University of Pretoria in South Africa's capital city and have a BA (Languages) English Studies including TESOL and a postgraduate BA (Hons) English.

I love teaching and I always knew I wanted to teach outside of my home country, I just didn't know exactly where. After a few years in Thailand I had the opportunity to come to Poland and it was an excellent decision.

Living in Poland is an awesome experience! It's been amazing getting to know the Polish people, culture and language over the last two years and I still have so much more to learn. Travelling is high on my list of priorities and Poland is the perfect place from which to see the rest of Europe.

My one true love is literature so I always make sure I have time for reading. I also enjoy cooking and baking. 

One of the best things about my job is all the new people I meet. Each person has a unique experience of life and gives me a chance to broaden my worldview. I often find that I learn as much from my students as they do from me.





Hi, my name is Ashley. I'm from North Carolina in the United States but I've lived in many places all over the world. Most recently I lived in Los Angeles while I finished a master's degree in Intercultural Studies, and before that I lived in Asia. I taught English in Japan for three years and loved it, so I decided to try teaching in Poland! I love traveling, and Poland is the 30th country that I have been to. While I'm here I want to explore more of Eastern Europe and learn Polish. I also enjoy reading, spending time outside (especially hiking and snowboarding), playing guitar, and baking. I love learning about other cultures and sharing my own, so I hope we can share a conversation someday!









Hello! My name is Sara and I'm from Montana in the United States. This is my third time in Poland, and I'm excited to learn more about this beautiful country during my stay. I studied secondary education specializing in English literature, Spanish, history, and received my TESOL endorsement at New Mexico State University. While at university, I had the chance to live in Spain twice to study Spanish and history; work with an NGO in Munich, Germany; and completed my degree in San Ignacio, Belize. My interests include poetry, language learning and European history. Being a language learner myself, I understand the challenges and difficulties that come with learning a new language. I can't wait to work with you all and learn more about Poland! Fun fact: My maternal grandmother is from Ukraine, and so having Polish food makes me feel at home here in Poland





Hello, my name is Robert, and I am from Phoenix, Arizona in the United States. The last few years I have worked for Bank of America where I taught new hires as well as continuing education. I love working with people and helping them learn new things. I also love to learn and experience new things, which is why I am very excited to start working in Poland. My father was born in Wroclaw and always told me about how great Poland was, so in 2013 I traveled to Europe and spent a couple of weeks in Poland and absolutley loved it! I look forward to meeting everyone and experiencing Poland!









Hello I am Martin, I have done a few things in the half century I have been around. I have been a Soldier, an Electronic Engineer, Computer Engineer, IT delivery manager, Telecommunications advisor, First aider trainer and assessor. What’s the next step? Travel this big, beautiful World. I have travelled half the world which means I have the other half still to explore.


I have two grown up daughters and I am getting married in the summer. I am interested in History and re-enactment, fantasy roleplaying and computer games. What can I say I am a geek ;)










I was born in Stockholm, Sweden and grew up on the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago.  After many years in the administrative field, I decided to change my career to teaching English as a foreign language.  This was to enable my desire to travel the world as well as to help make a difference in the lives of students internationally.  It was one of the best decisions I ever made.

In January 2017, I obtained my TESOL certificate in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam where I also taught until the end of June that year.  From Vietnam I went to Colombia, South America where I was a volunteer teacher for four months.

On arriving back in Trinidad for Christmas, I decided that Europe would be my next destination, so here I am in Poland teaching at Connect since February 12th 2018. I am thoroughly enjoying the Polish way of life, and have loved sharing many aspects of my Caribbean culture with my students.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, exercising and practicing yoga.


Hi. I grew up in Causewayhead, Stirling, Scotland in the 1970s when the trade unions were being broken up, coal mines were being shut down and the teachers’ industrial action was pending. Britain went to war over the Falkland Islands when I was 11 years old and I remember family friends, not much older than me, being sent off to war.

I was christened Michael Donaldson but very soon had been awarded the moniker ‘Harry’. Every child born in 1971 that attended Riverside Primary or Wallace High school was generously bestowed with a nickname; some more generously than others, as Petite Oreilles (small ears) will testify! I left school at 17 years of age to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Glasgow and graduated 4 years later with an honours degree. From there, things took a sharp diversion!

I travelled throughout most of North America and Europe playing music before eventually settling in Germany playing with the Scottish folk group ‘The McGlumphers’. Internal wrangling eventually drove us apart, but not before we had had a modicum of national success, and, through sheer necessity, I had also become proficient in my use of the German language. Immersing one’s self in the culture of a different country remains the most effective way of learning a new language to this day.

My travels then took me back to my native Scotland where my two brothers and I formed the inimitable folk group ‘Seven Foot Willie’. Willie were massive throughout Scotland! (Note: William Wallace was allegedly seven foot tall). A short hop across the Irish Sea then took me to the land of my forefathers where I continued to play music for many years before returning to full time education to study Software Development and Design.

After graduation, my designs on an easier way of life proved to be flawed and I bailed out 3 years later when large foreign investment companies started buying up all the property in Ireland; thus forcing rents up and families onto the streets. The Bridge Mills Language School in Galway, Ireland provided a safe haven for a month while I studied for, and gained my TEFL qualification.

Now the teachers are getting ready to strike again, the world is still at war and I am living in Rybnik, south-western Poland, teaching English. What just happened?

“Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn't mean to take.” 
 Angela N. Blount, Once Upon an Ever After

Witamy nowych native speakerów!!!

W tym roku dołączyło do nas kilku nowych

native speakerów !!!









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