Andrew is the Managing Director of Gateways International Services where his team offers consulting and learning solutions to a diverse group of schools. Andrew graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelors of Science and had hoped to be a naturopathic doctor. This was a good option, but coming from a family of engineers and innovators, he decided on a career in education and engineering.His previous and notable work has included industrial engineering, ESL teaching, coaching and tech work.
Andrew has over nine years of business-to-business experience and has developed working relationships with more than 20 international companies. Our learning centre; www.gatewaysinternational.ca, educates more than over 300 to 400 students in any one semester and continues to add new courses to its repertoire. Additionally, Andrew has over 10 years of teaching experience, a background that informs and empowers his daily activities.
Andrew has lived in Canada, Korea and the United States and has travelled and worked internationally throughout Canada, Korea, the United States, Mexico, Thailand, Bermuda and Japan. Andrew has a beautiful wife and has three boys under the age of 5 that he has been blessed with. Andrew has come into contact with many people of diverse nationalities and uses this experience to pioneer the direction of this business. Both he and the staff/ consultants of GIS draw on their corporate wealth of intercultural experience as they build towards a prosperous future in business.
| ||Michele Leaye has an MBA and specializes in Management Conflict, Troubleshooting and Negotiations. She uses her sharp analytical skills to cut to the chase and get down to core problems and finds quick and efficient solutions. She has enjoyed many executive positions during her working career, the highest post being an Account Director. To add to this illustrious career, she has a TEFL Diploma in Young Learners and Business English and has also had more than 15 years of teaching experience. Michele is originally from England, but stayed in Singapore for more than 20 years while working and teaching students from all walks of life; an experience which has given her a rich taste of Asian culture, and an understanding of their unique traditions, goals and aspirations. Being able to converse in Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien and Malay has also been advantageous. Her vibrant and energetic style brings interest and enthusiasm to both the business aspect and classes, making learning a hands-on experience. Last, but definitely not least, Michele loves to teach all ages!|