Tutors who make an impact

We are a group of creative and qualified tutors that are highly motivated to bring out the best in each learner. That’s why we focus a lot of attention on building long lasting relationships and providing a safe learning environment for all students.

We are always striving to be good role models for future generations. We try to stay open minded and attentive to each student’s personality and abilities, whilst remaining authentic as teachers and genuinely trying to set a good example.

We as Open Doors tutors put great emphasis on team work to find the best approaches. Furthermore, we are always interested in working closely together with parents, students and associated institutions. This results in a large pool of different experiences, theories, methods, questions and opinions which helps us cater to the individual needs of each student whilst considering different perspectives.

Alex Buckle

Alex Buckle

Director & Teacher

Alex has worked as an English teacher in Berlin since 2015 for children and teenagers between 2 and 16 years old. He is experienced in group and individual lessons. His teaching methodology draws on play and music education, using singing, movement, songwriting and various games (traditional and self-designed). He strongly believes, no one should be left behind, and educational opportunities should be open to everyone!

Jelka Likus

Jelka Likus

Head of Education

Jelka has worked since 2010 as a freelance theatre pedagogue, working for many different cultural and educational institutions within Berlin and around the world. She is experienced in acting and directing as well as having studied the theoretical and technical foundations of creative theatre pedagogy. Her focus in on participation, empowerment and promotion of political understanding for children, teenagers and (young) adults. 

Christiane Boeder

Christiane Boeder

Lernförderung coordinator & German teacher

Christiane is a business graduate and mediator with a focus on school mediation. Since 2011 she has been leading (extracurricular) projects and learning groups with students of different age groups in a multi-generation house and in various schools. She also works in parent counselling and as a mediator for school matters.
Beginning in August 2019, Christiane will be the new BuT Lernförderung coodinator at ODT.

Fiona Borneleitus

Fiona Borneleitus

German, Art and Music Teacher

Fiona runs the art and guitar courses as well as foundation subject support in German and English. With a lot of love and enthusiasm for creative and explorative learning, she creates an atmosphere in which every child can get involved. Due to her many years in a band, she draws on a wide range of experience to keep her music lessons engaging. The focus is always on the children’s fun as well as learning success without pressure to perform.

Jonathan Ryall

Jonathan Ryall

English & Art Teacher

Jonathan is an English teacher, art educator and artist, with experience in participatory art projects and workshops, conversational English lessons and private tuition in Berlin. As an art educator, he draws on his knowledge of sculpture making, drawing, performance and public art. Different approaches, including art educational ones, are used in his English lessons, to encourage curiosity and engagement.

Stephanie Mazagg

Stephanie Mazagg

Illustrations & Print Material

Stephanie has been with us from the beginning, designing all of our terrific posters, stickers and Open Doors Tuition characters. She creates content that represents the diversity of Berlin, showing strong and motivated characters which take their learning into their own hands. If you want to know more about Stephanie and her great work, see her website: www.mazagg.com