Staff Profile

Gaby Huhn

Gaby Huhn

Managing Director

Dear Friends from around the world! Welcome to GV Malta English Centre! While I was at University I had a dream….that of opening an English language school, somewhere close to the sea, quaint and Mediterranean in character! St. Paul’s Bay was the place to be and in 1999 my dream came true! Come and learn English in a sunny Mediterranean country and explore our rich history. Here at GV Malta, our fully-qualified teachers are trained to teach English using interactive whiteboards – bringing the fun back into learning! My background stems from having an English mother and with being brought up in an English-speaking world I have no choice but to offer you my beloved language. With many years of teaching English as a foreign language, my passion was and remains the incredibly daunting English language! My hobbies are the outdoors and anything linked to nature, Yoga, Geocaching, swimming and of course, reading when I find a quiet moment. I have bungeed – only once! My dedicated staff and I look forward to welcoming you to GV Malta…. My warmest wishes, Gaby Huhn
Sean Doublesin

Sean Doublesin

Operations Manager

My main tasks are to ensure that the school is running smoothly and to ensure students have the best possible experience while learning English. We are constantly looking for innovative ways to improve the school as a whole and the learning experience within the classrooms. My responsibilities also include the accommodation provided by the school.   My priority is to help make your stay as comfortable and hassle free as possible, therefore it is my job to find the ideal accommodation to suit your needs. All our accommodation facilities, whether it may be hotels, self-catering apartment or host families accommodation, have been specifically picked to match GV Malta standards. Saying this, we are constantly working to increase and improve on our portfolio of properties that we currently have at our disposal. I look forward to meeting you and hope you enjoy your time in Malta.
Ana Aleksic

Ana Aleksic

Director of Studies
As Director of Studies, I am responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of all formal academic matters at school, the Academic Staff and Academic requirements. My duties also include satisfying at all times the academic criteria and standards of education, identifying the English language training needs of students, setting, and monitoring the formal academic plan including standards and performance levels, attending to formal academic issues, academic progress of students and English Language Teachers.  
While qualified and skilled in Educational Assessment, Secondary and Tertiary Education, Translation, Lecturing, and Teacher Training, with MA in TESOL and MA in Urban Ecology-Department of Spiritual Ecology, I am a teacher at heart, and I always encourage my students to think big, start small and begin now.
Other languages spoken: Serbian, Bulgarian, Croatian, some Spanish, Russian, German and Sign language.
I am truly passionate about Yoga and Snowboarding, while I also enjoy reading, listening to music and dancing.
Paul Thomson

Paul Thomson

Assistant Director of Studies

Hi, I’m Paul.
Although I was born in Paris, France, I am British. My Father was Scottish and my Mother, English.
I was raised in Suffolk in England where I was involved for many years in the shipping and forwarding industry among other things, but I have been teaching English as a foreign language in Malta for over 10 years.
In my free time, I like to write but my main passion is playing the guitar and singing. I play and sing for a local band ‘Blood Moon Rising’ and enjoy karaoke when I’m not playing live.
But teaching is my calling and I love the interaction with students. I particular enjoy that moment when the penny drops, and a student understands something that had been an issue before. I like to instill confidence in my students, that they are all capable of learning the language and I love it when they feel comfortable enough to communicate fluently in English.
Marielou Mifsud

Marielou Mifsud

Teacher

I started working at GV Malta in 2009.  Since then I’ve met so many different students from all over the world.  I have a passion for teaching, and I help students not only to become better speakers, but also to fall in love with the language.  No teaching preparation programme can fully prepare you for the reality of the classroom, so I maintain a dynamic attitude that helps me to see opportunity in situations and circumstances.
In October 2017 I was awarded the Inspiring Professional Award by the English Language Council, after being nominated by my colleagues.
Wendy Steciuk

Wendy Steciuk

Teacher

I love swimming, reading, cooking, socialising with friends, travel, theatre, cinema, flowers, Laughter Yoga Teaching and am currently learning British Sign Language.
I worked for nearly 40 years teaching in the UK, the last 13 years as a Headteacher of a high school in the north west of England. My Mother was English and my Father Ukrainian. I visit the UK when I can.
What is it about teaching that I like?  I love meeting students from all over the world. I started my teaching career as a Geography teacher, so each week I feel like I am on holiday visiting many different countries through my students. I love teaching at GV as we are very much a family school. We enjoy celebrating many different occasions with our students throughout the year. There is a great satisfaction in knowing that you have helped someone to improve their English and achieve their goal.
Moya van Rensburg

Moya van Rensburg

Teacher

Hi, my name’s Moya and I’m originally from Cape Town, South Africa but I’ve been living in Malta for the past 10 years.  When I’m not teaching my interests include reading, going to the beach, dancing, live theatre, classical movies and travelling.
I also love learning about and teaching English.  One of the highlights of my job is the opportunity it gives me to meet so many people from so many different cultures and to make so many new friends from all over the world.  Nelson Mandela once said, ‘Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world’.  It’s a privilege to be a part of that and helping people learn English.  
Karen Tanti

Karen Tanti

Teacher

Apart from teaching, I enjoy reading and writing poetry & stories, cooking up new recipes, playing tennis and being out in nature. 
What I love about teaching is seeing students' progress as they continue to improve their English, helping students with problems, and meeting all the different people from different countries and backgrounds.
 
 
Tamira Spiteri

Tamira Spiteri

Sales & Marketing Executive
Hello there! My name is Tamira and my role at GV Malta is to promote our lovely school and help prospective students with any information they might need before booking.
I am half Maltese and half German, but I have lived in St. Paul's Bay my whole life. This makes me an expert on the area surrounding the school and I am always happy to help students with recommendations for nearby activities and restaurants. For this reason, I am also GV's go-to person for leisure activities all over Malta and Gozo. 
Outside of school, I am an avid foodie. That means that I love trying new and different types of meals from all over the world! However, no matter what, sushi will always remain my favourite dish of all time! I also love going to the beach and spending time in the sun with my friends. I'm looking forward to welcoming many more new students and sharing my love for Malta with each one of them!
Andrea Bellis

Andrea Bellis

Receptionist
Hi! I am Andrea and I am from Manchester, U.K., which is famous for football and the music scene. 
I came to live in Malta in 2013 and joined GV Malta as a receptionist in 2021. Outside of school I am an artist and paint and sketch to relax. 
Everyone who knows me says I smile and laugh a lot, and I am sure you will notice it too! I enjoy every day at school meeting students from around the world.
Bridget Xuereb

Bridget Xuereb

Housekeeper

Twenty years ago, I started working with foreign students.  The reason is because I enjoy meeting new people.  The students I meet at GV Malta come from all over the world and I’m interested in learning about new cultures and traditions.  I like working here because this school is family – oriented and the atmosphere here is great.