The Trainers

Our Teacher Trainers

Daniel Willcocks

Managing Director/Teacher

  • B.A. Business Studies – Swansea, UK
  • M.A. Applied Linguistics – Birmingham, UK
  • Cambridge CELTA – Paignton, Devon, UK
  • Cambridge DELTA – Cambridge, UK
  • Cambridge CELTA Trainer
  • Cambridge ESOL Oral Examiner
  • IELTS Examiner
  • MBA International Banking and Finance (pending) – Birmingham, UK

My name is Danny and I am the Managing Director at International House Bangkok setting up courses and programmes and taking care of the day to day running of the school. However, I am a teacher at heart, teaching all ages as much as I can and I also enjoy training teachers on our Cambridge CELTA courses whenever needed. I have been a teacher for 18 years in the UK, Italy and Thailand since 1997. In Thailand I have enjoyed teaching students from prestigious international schools and here happily with IH Bangkok for more than 10 years. In fact I liked it so much that I got married and my daughter Jasmine (8) comes to IH to study English for Young Learners courses as well.

I have prided myself on successfully teaching students for exams whilst at the same time having fun. We have had a 100% pass rate for Cambridge ESOL KET, PET and FCE in many, many exam sessions and also helped international school students get ‘A’s for many subjects including IGCSE English, IGCSE ESL and IGCSE business studies – I leave the other IGCSE subjects to IH Bangkok teachers who know better. I have also been very fortunate to teach a lot of talented students from Thai schools who have gone on to get the King’s scholarship, the Thai government scholarship and the Japanese government scholarship all to study abroad to a masters or doctorate level. Out of school, I enjoy following and playing sports including squash, cycling round the countryside of Thailand, swimming and cheering for Tottenham Hotspur.

Matt Parks

Matt Parks

  • BA Honours in South East Asian Studies, University of London
  • DELTA, Oxford House College, London
  • CELTA Trainer Approval, Oxford House College, London, UK

Matt was born in London. After completing a B.A. in South East Asian Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, he moved to Jakarta, Indonesia where he taught at an English language school. He taught English language courses around the globe before becoming involved in teacher training in 2005. He began working as a CELTA tutor in 2006. Matt’s hobbies include running, playing football and supporting Spurs. “After completion of a Cambridge CELTA course, you’ll feel like you have the tools to give you confidence whoever you teach and wherever you teach,” says Matt. “That’s why I enjoy running the course so much, it meets the trainees’ needs so well.”

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