Meet the team

Collectively our team comes from Scotland, England, India and America. To learn a little bit about each member of the TEFL Iberia team please read below.

John MacPeek – School Director

Qualifications: BS Information Technology Brunel University, CELTA International House, PDD University of Navarra

John is from New York but has spent the last 20 years in Spain. He is the director and owner of Languages4Life, where TEFL Iberia runs its monthly courses. His background is mostly in IT but he is fluent in seven languages, so after completing the CELTA course he devoted his skills and energy to creating the modern, beautiful ‘boutique’ school that is Languages4Life. He and his diverse team run English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and German courses, as well as specialist English courses. A genuine polyglot and always keen to share his thoughts on language.


Richard Davie – Director of Studies

Qualifications: MChem University of Edinburgh, TEFL, CELTA Level 5

Richard is from Scotland and studied Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh. After completing a TEFL course and gaining several years of teaching experience abroad, he set up TEFL Iberia to create a uniquely modern teacher training course in Barcelona. He is responsible for the day to day running of the school, organising the courses and practice classes, as well as carrying out the morning input sessions. Most of his experience is from teaching business English but he also has considerable experience teaching adults and children in private academies. He favours a communicative approach in his lessons and believes in creating a fun, engaging learning atmosphere.

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Prithika Tully – Course Tutor

Qualifications: MSc Environmental Management, CELTA Scotland

Prithika currently works as a freelance teacher and writer and has been in Barcelona for 4 years. She has experience in business English and in preparing students for Cambridge ESOL exams, as well as regular adult classes. She is a resident of Raval, Barcelona’s ‘China town’ and likes to spend her time soaking up and writing about the off-beat goings on in the city centre neighbourhood.


Tom Donohue — Web Designer / Developer

Tom designed our website and is responsible for its maintenance and upkeep. He lives and works in London and controls things from afar; he updates the blog, organizes the database and takes care of all things technical.