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Meet our teachers

Bluedata teachers are native speakers who are highly qualified with rich teaching experience, and are licensed by the New York State Education Department. All have at least a bachelor's degree.

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Lili Kim


Lili Kim is originally from Los Angeles, California.  She holds a BA in English and an MA in Education, which she received at the University of California, Irvine.  She also holds an MBA from New York University.  Lili has taught English for nearly a decade, at the middle school, high school, and now adult level.  She loves reading, exploring New York City, and writing.  She recently wrote a book about her dog and in dedication to her son, called "Walking Cookie Dough" (her pup's name).  Her favorite food is ramen, and she loves to travel (this photo was taken at a raccoon cafe in South Korea). :D

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Bernardo Torres


Bernardo Torres received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Queens College. He is currently working on his MA in Language and Literacy at City College. He has taught children with Autism from Pre-K to the middle school level in New York City Department of Education. He has also taught college-level English reading and writing within a diverse and international community of students in the City University of New York at LaGuardia Community College. He enjoys writing poetry, dancing, photography, and traveling. One of his other passions besides teaching English is doing commercial and industrial voiceovers. He speaks Spanish and loves learning other languages including French and Japanese.

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Klodian Lleshi


Klodian Lleshi is an English Teacher at Bluedata International Institute. He received his English Teacher Degree at Alexander Giovani University in Albania in 2002. He eventually became an English Teacher at Tomorr Sinani High School. After his 14 years of career as English Teacher there, Klodian moved to New York, where he resumed his English teaching career. His numerous trainings and qualifications in the field make him a well-prepared and supportive teacher. Many of his students have been accepted in accredited universities and they always find a way to thank him in person or through social media. In addition to teaching, Klodian is a regular contributor to ELTA - English Language Teaching Association. His other passions in life are translation, world history, and psychology. His motto is “Work hard, be nice, and always try to bring out the best in people.”

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Ana Chkheidze 


Ana Chkheidze – Doctor of English Philology, Associate Professor.

Originally, she is from the country of Georgia. Nowadays, Ana is living in New York, Brooklyn and is teaching in Bluedata. Ana has PHD in English Philology from the
University of Georgia and Master, Bachelor in English translation-interpretation.
Ana is also New York state BPSS licensed certified ESL teacher. She has 17 years
of experience of teaching in different universities, schools and international
centers. She has been also working as a translator – interpreter for many years. She
is the author of scientific articles. She has participated in international, republic
and local conferences and has completed numerous international training courses.
Ana is also an instructor of academic exam courses, such as: IELTS and TOEFL.
Ana owns a variety of methods for teaching English language generally and
specifically ESL. She has different certifications. She is distinguished with active
and energetic work and innovations; her classes are always interesting and the
students are fully involved in the process of lesson with a versatile curriculum,
funny ESL games, speaking sessions, different listening topics and etc. Ana is very
friendly person and her approach to each student is always prominent. Her hobby is
traveling and now she is enjoying visiting the different states of the United States.

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Lisa Elias


Lisa Elias is an international teacher who has been teaching English for several years to businesspeople, students, and children. She speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese, bits and pieces of other languages. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Urban Affairs from Hunter College and a Small Business Management certificate from New York University. Her interests include travel, music, and dance. She has worked in public relations, media sales, and real estate.


Carlton Johnson


Hi, my name is Carlton, but call me Carl for short. I’ve been teaching at Blue Data since mid-2018 primarily in Advance Writing and Critical Thinking.

Similar to Blue Data, I have taught ESL at a language school in Boston to young adults for a few years, focusing from beginning to intermediate skill levels covering basic grammar, conversation, vocabulary, and pronunciation. Before teaching in Boston, I’ve taught within the elementary school system in South Korea for four years and the grade levels ranged from Kindergarten to sixth grades (K-6). These were some of the best experiences I’ve ever had as a foreigner myself.

Before teaching at all, I hold a Bachelor’s degree from Drexel University (Philadelphia PA) and have worked within the construction industry as an architectural/interior drafter/designer as a consultant for various firms throughout NYC and Boston and decided to teach starting in 2009 as a tutor to elementary students and the interests grew from there.  I enjoy traveling, exploring various cultures, photography, listening to jazz music and design/architecture.

Here at Blue Data, I welcome the opportunity to meet and help improve your English skills and while learning from you would be a great and ongoing benefit. 

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Nora Alexander


Nora Alexander is an ESL Teacher and a licensed medical and court interpreter, translator. She teaches primarily Academic Writing and Business English at Blue Data. She received her degree at Karoli Gaspar University at the Reformed Church in Hungary in 2008. She studied Business English and Anglistics at University of Szeged, Hungary. She has experience of 15 years as an ESL teacher, teaching in elementary schools, business school and language schools both in Hungary and New York City. She is passionate about teaching and learning about other cultures. In her free time she enjoys listening to podcasts, interviews about psychology, doing yoga, working out, listening to music and dancing.

Ian Kreisberg

Born in Manhattan and raised in the Bronx and White Plains, Ian is a native New Yorker. His favorite thing about English is etymology — the stories behind words — and he loves to teach vocabulary. He has written a novella and several short stories. He likes to have conversations about the arts. Ian has tutored at LaGuardia Community College, and has taught in South Korea. He likes the food in both places. His favorite building in New York is Grand Central Terminal. For fun, Ian plays ukulele, juggles, and practices calligraphy. He also likes to cook.

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Ed Ryan


Hello, my name is Ed Ryan, and I'm very happy to be an instructor at Bluedata. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. I received a B.A. in Psychology from Saint Francis College and a TESOL certificate from The New School for Social Research. In addition, I've studied acting at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan. As an actor, I love exploring the varied meanings, nuances, and uses of words, so teaching and helping students grow in their ability to appreciate English and communicate confidently in their new language is a thrilling journey for me. I think being bilingual, or multilingual, is a marvelous accomplishment that enriches a person's life in so many significant ways. I greatly admire you for taking on the challenge of learning English, and I will do my best to help you succeed in achieving your educational goals.  

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Veronica Villalobos


Veronica Villalobos was born in California, and has taught English in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Sendai, but is now enjoying teaching here in New York. She has a MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from The New School. Her greatest love is writing, everything from academic essays to works of short fiction.

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Wade Cameron

Wade Cameron is orginally from the Island of Jamaica. He recieved his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism/Media Specializing in Radio and Television from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry New York. He has taught ESL all over the world. He has taught English In Costa Rica, Brazil and in New York. He is also a published author who has written a poetry book, children's book and a memior about his travels . His favorite food is Japanese, Korean and Jamaican. He loves writing, traveling and speaking  other languages.

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