Matthew is a Teacher of Geography and Head of Technology in Education at Collège Champittet, and is also a fellow of Nord Anglia University.
My career began ten years ago as a means to travel the world and discover its many people and places. After a year traveling the world alone, I settled in Cambodia where I taught EFL in the capital Phnom Penh. After completing the PGCE in Geography at Sussex University, I began teaching geography at a state secondary school outside Brighton where I eventually became Head of Department. In 2009 I moved to Switzerland with my Swiss wife and accepted a position at Collège Champittet. Working at Collège Champittet offers me an opportunity to integrate more fully in the local community and become bilingual, which, for me, are both highly rewarding elements of my role.
At the beginning of 2014 I joined the Teaching Fellow team with Nord Anglia University for which I create online courses to assist teachers with the integration of technology in the teaching and learning process.
Outside of work I love to cycle and look for any opportunity to ride. I am fortunate to be able to ride to work and do so as often as possible. With a long background in mountain biking, Switzerland is a great place to live with many opportunities for exploring the mountains on two wheels or on foot. If I’m not riding you will probably find me socialising with friends or resting at home with a good book.
What his students say
“Mr. Roberts interprets Geography in every field. Not only that, he helps students understand challenging concepts, making the subject easier to understand.”
“Mr. Roberts is a hi-tech teacher who enjoys teaching his classes with notebooks and iPads. When we arrive in class we are well prepared and are happy to learn geography.”