Get to know us a bit better


The Turner Learning Center

was founded in 2003 by

Frank and Marina Duchêne


TLC has grown to a team of 45 talented Teachers


We now have over 500 students

The Turner Learning Center is the brainchild of our Co-Founder Marina Duchêne. As a part-time EFL teacher at the time, she was trying to find more work in order to teach full-time. After working tirelessly by handing out flyers and approaching potential customers, she soon found herself with too much work and not enough time!

It therefore occured to her that she should open her own school where she could train the teachers hersel and provide high quality education for not only her customer’s children but for her own.

With the support of her husband Frank, TLC was born. Since then, we have grown to over 500 students and 45 teachers and are regarded as one of the leading EFL schools in Paris. Therefore, the teachers who work for TLC are a reflection of us and we only accept those who are truly dedicated, passionate and motivated to teach.

Meet our team


Co-Founder & Finanical Officer

Co-founder of TLC. Frank helped set up TLC and joined the team full time in 2011. His role is divided into three main poles: ensuring our administrative obligations are met, financial control and development.


Co-Founder & Development Officer

Co-Founder of TLC. Marina started of as a free lance English teacher in 2003. Her role at TLC focuses on teaching, liasing with parents and development. She also writes and develops academic material and support.


Head Teacher & Operations

Mala joined TLC as a teacher in February 2015. In August 2015 Mala was promoted to the position of Head Teacher. Her role is split into three areas: head teacher, hiring and developing TLC school.


IT Control

Marie joined TLC as a teacher in September 2010. In August 2014 Marie became in charge of IT.  Her role is divided into two poles: IT support and control. 


TLC School Teacher & Adminstration

Eleanor arrived at TLC in September 2015, a year later became part of the HO team. Her role includes: teaching, TLC School operations, parent support and admin. 


Teacher & Adminstration

Jacob became part of TLC in February 2017 as a teacher before joining the HO team. His role involves teaching, hiring, teacher support and admin.