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OUR QUALIFIED, NATIVE-SPEAKER TEACHERS MEET YOUR CHILD’S ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEEDS WITH EXPERIENCE, EXCELLENCE, AND AFFORDABILITY AT A CONVENIENT LOCATION

Teaching at Dynamic Kids is an awesome experience, I love watching young lives grow in language skills!

Heather Hofer

Dynamic LANGUAGE CENTRE Director
ACCENT REDUCTION TRAINER

Heather holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Developmental Psychology from the University of Maryland and a Master’s Degree in Teaching from Liberty University. She earned TESOL certification through Global TESOL College. Heather has been a primary school teacher in the US, UAE, and Malaysia, in both American and British schools. With over 10 years of teaching experience, she is passionate about teaching children, with a special interest in reading and writing instruction. She has lived in Malaysia for over 15 years and enjoys its never-ending summer.

Heather Hofer

Being a teacher is such a rewarding experience – I have seen so many young lives grow in confidence in English!

Scott Hofer

DYNAMIC LANGUAGE CENTRE DIRECTOR
English teacher

Scott graduated in 1993 with a Bachelors Degree in Telecommunications and an emphasis in Public Relations. He is TESOL certified through the British Consulate and has lived in Asia and the Middle East for over 18 years. Having taught at DLC for over five years, Scott’s teaching style facilitates an interactive, dynamic classroom with active student participation strengthening the learning process.

Scott Hofer

David Stout

DYNAMIC LANGUAGE CENTRE DIRECTOR
English Teacher

David is from the United States, and lived in India from 2010 through 2018.  There he ran a language training centre which focused on teaching English as a second language. He and his wife, Patty, have two young sons.

David Stout

SIMONE GELLIE-LIM

DYNAMIC KIDS TEACHER
English Teacher

Teacher Simone grew up in England and America, and has taught IT and English to students from a wide variety of native languages. She has 20 year’s experience, from preschool up to adult conversational level. She believes that education is about ensuring that each child becomes a life-long learner with a breadth of knowledge and the confidence to feel comfortable in any situation.Teacher Simone’s hobbies include reading and walking/hiking. She also enjoys traveling around Malaysia and experiencing new people, foods and cultures.

SIMONE GELLIE-LIM

Working with Dynamic Kids is a fantastic way of empowering students to grow in their English language skills.

Nikki soriano

Dynamic Kids teacher
English Teacher

Teacher Nikki is passionate about creating an engaging learning environment that helps students to develop as compassionate, lifelong learners. Born in the Philippines, raised in Hong Kong and Europe with a North American education, she grew up as a "third-culture kid" who learned 8 different languages, but sadly, is only fluent in English! She loves how language creates connectedness across different cultures and her hope is for her students to appreciate the same.

Nikki soriano

The age groups that I teach are starting to decide what they will do for the rest of their lives. It is a joy giving them support, inspiration and motivation.

Paul Knol

Dynamic Kids teacher
English Teacher

Paul taught English to a variety of age groups during his ten years of classroom experience. He has tremendous breadth of teaching experience from beginner to advanced to TOEFL preparation. He taught both large classes and tutored small groups and excels at instructing upper primary aged students. In his free time, Paul enjoys attending cultural events such as book clubs and opera.

Paul Knol

Enthusiasm, fun, and engagement! This is what I love about teaching English with Dynamic Kids Penang.

John Lohman

Dynamic Kids teacher
English Teacher

John is excited at the prospect of living and teaching in Penang, Malaysia. He brings over 20 years of teaching experience at both the university and secondary level. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts at East Carolina University, a Masters of Fine Arts at Arizona State University and a TEFL certification from the University of Toronto. In addition to teaching, he has been both a soccer and softball coach in the American public schools. He is ready to combine his Native English, education and experience in the classrooms of DLC, helping students become successful English communicators.

John Lohman

We provide plenty of care, support, and interaction in all our classes. What an opportunity to grow in English speaking skills!

Jessica Lohman

Dynamic Kids teacher
English teacher

Jessica is thrilled to be part of the DLC staff in the beautiful city of Penang! She graduated from Central Arizona College in 1997 with a teaching degree in Early Childhood Education and brings more than 12 years of classroom experience working with both preschool and kindergarten students. She received her TEFL certification from the University of Toronto and will be combining her education, experience, and native English speaker skills at Dynamic Language Centre. Jessica leads her students in exciting, hands-on activities that promote speaking, listening, reading and writing in a developmentally appropriate classroom.

Jessica Lohman

If you want to see your children succeed in English then look no further than Dynamic Kids Penang!

Kelly Wisner

Dynamic Kids teacher
English Teacher

Kelly is from the United States and is a graduate from the University of South Carolina. Her teaching experiences have taken her around the world – from Malaysia to Africa and Central America. She has a passion to teach young learners and is excited to be in Penang teaching the preschool children. Her passions include encouraging children to grow their self-confidence and learn in a stimulating learning environment.

Kelly Wisner

Emily Eve

Dynamic Kids teacher
English Teacher

Teacher Emily Graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and received a teaching certificate in 2019. 

With experience teaching since 2015, Emily loves the creativity and energy her student’s bring to the class. She structures her class to make the most of the student’s abilities to learn and she keeps her classes fun and engaging.
Teacher Emily believes that hands on and interactive learning is the best way for student’s to learn. Teacher Emily’s love for teaching and travel brought her to Penang from the crab loving state of Maryland in the United States. She loves reading, painting, and exploring the world around her.

Emily Eve

LAUREN DIP SILAS

DYNAMIC Kids TEACHER
English Teacher

Lauren holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Crown College and a TESOL certificate through International TEFL and TESOL Training (Ittt). She creates a warm and inviting classroom atmosphere where students feel safe and excited to learn.

LAUREN DIP SILAS

The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.

ALICE DAVIES

Dynamic Kids teacher
English Teacher

Alice is from England, where she lived for most of her life. Her hometown is a rural community, near to Wales, which is known for its cow farming, cider production and its beautiful countryside.

Alice is passionate about learning and helping others to build their confidence and skills to learn effectively. She spent many years working with disabled and dyslexic students in higher education, helping them to access their university programmes of study with as few challenges as possible. She found it rewarding to see students access their potential.

In an earlier career Alice was a lawyer.

In her spare time Alice loves to explore Penang - hiking and cycling (she's also enjoying the delicious, famous, Penang food!). She loves to travel and hopes to visit some of Malaysia's beautiful islands in due course. She also enjoys yoga, going to the beach and talking to friends over a good cup of tea!

ALICE DAVIES

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.

Dustin Wills

Dynamic Kids teacher
English Teacher

Dustin has a Bachelor's degree with a minor in Sociology from Williams Baptist University. He has a Master's in Intercultural Studies from the College at Southeastern. He also has his CELTA and TKT certifications in teaching English and classroom management.

Dustin has worked with children, teenagers, and university students in after school programs, sports camps and English clubs. He has taught a variety of classes for children in preschool all the way to high school in Indonesia.

Dustin enjoys having fun, playing games and teaching. He enjoys being able to incorporate all three of these things in the classroom.

Dustin Wills