About Us

Meet the Team behind FlashStart!

But first, what is FlashStart anyway?

FlashStart is a a series of accelerated self-guided Language Learning modules from our unmatched TESOL Certification Course.

Our on-line FlashStart webinar utilizes  techniques based on the synergistic effect of 10 individual memory methods (researched at Harvard, Oxford, Columbia, Cambridge, Perdue et al.) and are combined into one single self-guided rapid language learning/absorption method.

Meet the FlashStart Team!

D. Kemp Carroll, our course instructor, is a degree qualified TESOL teacher who has been in the shoes of the language learner and the language teacher. Dave has conquered Mandarin and Spanish and taught English in China before developing his Oxbow TESOL program. Frustrated by the ineffective methods he saw in the Mandarin classes he was taking, Dave took 2 years off to “research the researcher’s research” and develop a scientifically sound system that would work to benefit both the language teacher and learner. He subsequently went on to deliver his Oxbow TESOL Certification program on 5 continents. He and his wife Anne have helped thousands of students become effective language teachers and learners.


Wendy Finlayson, our course administrator, holds a degree in language education methodology and principles and had a background in training administration before venturing into the world of TESOL. Combining this background with her love for language and teaching, Wendy was able to develop FlashStart, the online version of the Oxbow TESOL program, to increase it’s accessibility and reach. She has taught English to every age group from kindergarten to adults and from phonics to IELTS. Wendy is a TESOL mentor to our online students and oversees the development of extra course content as needed.

Fotoula Sealy, adds a rich diversity of experience to the Flash Start team. As a graduate of Capilano University in Vancouver Canada, she holds 3 diplomas in business management, marketing and media. She has over 25 years of experience in marketing, office admin, finance, project coordinating as well as tv, film and broadcasting. In addition to being a certified TEFL/TESOL teacher, students current and future who have course selection and enrollment questions will be expertly guided by Fotoula. When she isn’t teaching or assisting students she is heavily involved in volunteer work.

Antony Sealy, oversees web design and marketing. He brings to FlashStart over 30 years of marketing and business management experience. After graduating high school he went on to take several course in marketing and business management, and with that knowledge excelled in marketing often setting records for several of the companies he worked for. He went on to start and managed several successful companies in the marketing and hospitality industries. In addition to overseeing web content and marketing, he spends much of his time doing volunteer work in the community.

Our No-Risk 30-Day Money Back Guarantee

Your investment in our “ONLINE FlashStart TESOL Certification” is completely safe and secure. That’s because we want you to try it out for a full 30 days risk-free. That’s right, simply try the course out for a full 30 days. Take advantage of the info it contains, see how easy it is to use these methods, and put into practice any or all of the activities we reveal to empower your confidence and employability.

And if, in the unlikely event you are disappointed in any way with your investment, just contact us within 30 days* of purchasing for a full and immediate refund on your investment. We think that’s pretty fair don’t you?

*If a certificate has already been issued and the course completed a refund will not be issued.

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