TIES Teachers focus on your needs, interests and motivation

Study at a school that places students at the centre of teaching and learning.

All teachers at TIES hold a minimum of a Certificate IV in TESOL and a Bachelor's Degree.

TIES teachers are dynamic, creative and professional. They strive to provide the best possible class every single class. We focus on you the student, and deliver lessons that help you to improve as efficiently as possible. Our classes are fun and communicative (lots of talking), but at the same time focused and professional. We use music in the classroom, videos (TED talks), games and many activities.

If you want to study in a school that actually listens to you and responds by adapting the lessons, then TIES teachers are prepared to do this. All TIES teachers participate in ongoing Professional Development to maintain currency in teaching practices, and the Academic Director Kit Perry has even delivered talks at national English Language School Conferences (NEAS).

Kit Perry

Principal Executive Officer

I believe that great education is a result of placing students at the centre of teaching and learning

My pedagogy always begins with the needs, interests and motivations of my students as a starting point from which I can build. I always aim to inspire my students to be independent, imaginative lifelong learners. My goal isn't simply to teach content and prepare students for an exam, but to engage them in developing the skills, knowledge and perspective necessary to be successful, whatever that may mean to each student.


Masters of Education (TESOL)

Bachelor of Education

Bachelor of Creative Industries

Memberships and Affiliations

Kit Perry is a participant in the NEAS advisory panel. The NEAS Advisory Council is comprised of industry leaders from some of Australia’s leading English Language teaching institutions. Please see more information at NEAS.

Kit Perry is the President of Study Townsville. The Study Townsville organisation provides a variety of educational services to facilitate international students and their families to study and live in Townsville. Study Townsville members represent local high schools, study tour providers, English language training, vocational training, universities, education agents and tourism operators. Study Townsville is proud to provide quality education and support services to students from around the world.

Interests, Motivations and Background

Kit Perry was raised in Townsville and completed his schooling at The Cathedral School. Kit had a keen interest in Music and the Arts and completed his level 7 AMEB Exams on the Piano. He participated in school musicals and was given the lead role in the musical, 'Little Shop of Horrors' presented by The Cathedral School. Kit went on to pursue his music and performing arts interests with a dual degree at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. After graduating, Kit returned to Townsville and started his Music and Drama teaching at Townsville Grammar School. Kit then completed his Masters in TESOL and established Townsville International English School. His passion for teaching and his love of Music and The Performing arts has influenced his methods and is incorporated into every English lesson. Kit has been teaching ESL for 15 years and in that time he has become an expert in General English, IELTS and PTE preparation. Kit is a passionate educator who cares about each individual student. He has a great understanding of second language acquisition and is frequently involved with 'Teaching the ESL Teachers' from around Australia and overseas.

left In his spare time, Kit likes to go Scuba Diving on the Great Barrier Reef. He loves the underwater world and is also and avid fisherman. Kit's land based activities include four wheel driving and modifying his Toyota Landcruiser "Frankenstein" (You can follow his Instagram 'Frankencruiser' page here). He is quite mechanically inclined and loves to talk about all things with an engine! Kit likes the outdoors and loves exploring the Townsville region in his 4x4.
...great education is a result of placing students at the centre of teaching and learning.

Yvette Perry

Principal Administrator

Teaching is one of my passions in life. Being able to provide someone with the skills and knowledge so they can be successful is an amazing feeling.

I have taught for over ten years, and I am very fortunate to say that teaching is my vocation. I teach most of the Beginner to Pre-Intermediate classes at TIES, which I find both challenging and extremely rewarding. It is incredible to watch a student begin with little English and over time develop into a proficient user of the language.

Bachelor of Education

Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Movement Studies

Certificate IV in TESOL

It is incredible to watch a student begin with little English and over time develop into a proficient user of the language.