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ABOUT US

Our Company »

Gain Access, previously known as GMAT.cz, is the Czech Republic’s leading international admissions prep school and is privately owned by our Czech and British management team.

Our company covers 3 separate operating centers: GMAT.cz, SATprep.cz and TOEFLprep.cz. We offer very focused courses designed to prepare students and professionals for international admission tests. We also help with application process.

Gain Access’s core business is the preparation of international students (with approximately 70% of students non-native to the Czech Republic).

Our team of professionals has developed syllabi for each course, having guided clients to 100% success for over 14 years. We achieve excellent results by our 3 rules: professional teachers (5+ years of experience), small class size (1-4 students), focused and result orientated approach (intensive learning within limited time frame).

Our Courses »

We offer 4 types of courses:

Classroom Locations »

All our courses are held in Prague, Czech Republic. We teach our classes at these locations:

  • Národní třída 28, Praha 1 - map - by appointment only
  • at your office/home
  • at several High Schools and Universities - offered to students who are enrolled in these schools. Please see the list of schools.

We also provide online courses via Skype.

Our Team and Teachers »

Our team has over 14 years of experience preparing clients for international English language exams, and providing focused and intensive business English courses. Our teaching staff consists of highly qualified and experienced lecturers, both Czech and native English speakers. Please see their individual profiles below.

Head of SAT - Kate Stiles

Kate Stiles

Kate Stiles

Kate is our SAT expert, she takes care of the methodology and syllabi of our SAT prep courses. She also teaches GMAT, TOEFL and IELTS courses. She has over 9 years of English teaching experience.

Contact: email: kate.stiles@gainaccess.cz or phone: 00420 775 064 396

  • Since 2009 Teaching English in the Czech Republic
  • 2005 - 2008 English Teacher/Tutor, Princeton Review USA
  • 2006 TEFL Certificate
  • 2001 - 2005 MA in Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa
  • 2001 - 2004 Teacher and Lecturer Assistant, University of South Florida
  • 1994 - 1999 BA in Biology, University of Colorado at Boulder

Head of Teaching - Tim Lloyd

Tim Lloyd

Tim Lloyd

Tim takes care of the methodology and syllabi for our courses. He develops the approach to the learning process for our students and monitors the effectiveness and quality of the teaching. He also teaches some of our prep courses (GMAT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL...).

Contact: email: tim.lloyd@gainaccess.cz or phone: 00420 725 933 447

  • Since 2000 in the Czech Republic, Tim's been teaching English, preparing students of English as a foreign language for various ESL exams and for using English in business:
    • Cambridge certificates: CPE, CAE, FCE, PET, BEC (Preliminary, Vantage, Higher), ILEC
    • Other certificates: GMAT, SAT, TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS
    • Business English courses

Business Development Director - Harry Bunbury

Harry Bunbury

Harry Bunbury

Harry, a previous student of Gain Access during its early years under the GMAT.cz brand name, acts as the team’s Business Development Director. For many years a resident of Prague, Harry now calls London home (although a regular visitor to the city) and delivers strategizing and progression for the Gain Access management, whilst seeking out value add opportunities for the group to capitalize on. In addition to Harry's interest in Gain Access, he has a significant involvement in an innovative, market leading Prague based car care company. When not focused on these Harry is back on his core focus of real estate projects across the UK and European markets.

Our Teachers

Sean

Sean has over 5 years teaching experience, working with students of various age levels and teaching a variety of disciplines and subject areas. He has taught the SAT, as well as prepared students for other standardized tests and entrance examinations. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, as well as post-graduated certifications in Education and Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

  • Since 2013 English Language Instructor and Teacher in Prague, Czech Republic
  • From 2010 - 2013 Primary School Teacher and SAT Tutor in United States
  • 2009: Post-graduated education certification, Rutgers University
  • Since 2005-2009 B.A. in Sociology, Fordham University

Ben

Benjamin has over 10 years of experience teaching English as a foreign language and preparing students for TOEFL, SAT and the Cambridge (FCE, CAE) exams. Additionally, he teaches students in a private or professional setting with a focus on business English and composition. He holds a bachelor and master degree in philosophy.

  • Since 2003 English Language Instructor in Prague, Czech Republic
  • From 2000 - 2002 TOEFL and SAT instructor at Kaplan
  • 2001 - 2003 M.A. in Philosophy, Northwestern University
  • 1998 - 2001 B.A. in Philosophy, Ohio State University

Sarah

Sarah has more than 10 years of English teaching experience in the Czech Republic. From 2000 - 2004 she taught post-secondary school classes (pomaturitní studium) at Akademie Komenskeho and Elvis Language School. She has been preparing students for English proficiency exams, but also working with individual students who are preparing for university entrance exams in the Czech Republic and abroad. Besides, Sarah works as a book editor and medical writer.
She is ready to prepare our students for SAT, GRE,TOEFL, IELTS, FCE and CAE.

  • Since 2000 Teacher of English (various language schools in Prague)
  • 2000 - 2001 Admission Director, ITC Teacher-Training School, Prague
  • Since 2002 Freelance Copy-Editor, Writer

Michal

Michal is a highly qualified and experienced Czech teacher, he has over 10 years of English teaching experience. He studied English and Mathematics at Charles University's Faculty of Education and is ready to prepare our students for the GMAT test. He also teaches other prep courses.

  • Since 2002 Teacher of English (various language schools in Prague, Lycée St. Martin, Rennes, France)
  • 2004 - 2005 English Language Tutor, Charles University, Prague, Faculty of Education
  • 2002 - 2005, University of Economics, Prague, Faculty of Business Administration
  • 1997 - 2002 MA in English Language and Literature and Mathematics, Charles University, Prague, Faculty of Education
  • 1999 - 2000 University of Derby, Great Britain, School of Computing and School of Education

Sejal

Segal

Sejal teaches the math portion of our GMAT Prep Courses

Sejal is a great Math teacher and is specialised in helping our clients achieve excellent scores in the Quantitative section of the GMAT. She completed her MA degree in Mathematics in India's University of Baroda, where she also prepared students for the MBA admission test. She has over 11 years of Math teaching experience.

  • Since 2001 Teacher of Math, India and Czech Republic (preparing students for the math part of admission tests for University and Postgraduate Education Programs).
  • 1999 - 2001 MSc in Mathematics, University of Baroda, India
  • 1996 - 1999 BSc in Mathematics, University of Baroda, India

Nick

Nick has over 9 years of English teaching experience and a background in linguistics. He teaches TOEFL, IELTS and Cambridge Certificate preparation courses (including BEC).

  • Since 2003 Teaching English in the Czech Republic.
  • 2001 - 2002 Teaching English as a Foreign Language, South Korea
  • 2000 - 2001 English teacher of young learners, England
  • 1999 CELTA Certificate
  • 1995 - 1998 BA in English Language and Linguistics
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