I qualified as a teacher in 2003. Prior to moving to Beijing in 2013, I taught in schools in both London and Brighton. In Brighton I co-ordinated Maths and Assessment and was KS2 Leader. During my final year, I took on the role of Acting Deputy Head. In 2012 I undertook the Primary Maths Specialist Teacher Programme at Brighton University which allowed me to explore in more depth the ways in which children learn and how a creative Maths curriculum can be developed in primary schools.
My friends and family say I am going through a YOLO phase – you only live once! I am widening my teaching experience and making the most of all the travel opportunities whilst my children are settled back in the UK. I think it is about stepping outside your comfort zone so that you continue to learn and develop as a person whatever stage in your life you are at. Living in Beijing is still presenting me with lots of new and mostly exciting experiences. My goals whilst here are to learn how to cook Asian food and to complete a Tai Chi course, neither of which I have managed yet. It could mean a long stay!
What the students say
“I like Mrs Hubbard as a teacher because she likes Maths and I like it too.”
“Mrs Hubbard wears lots of colourful scarves!”
“Mrs Hubbard is special because she gives us challenges.”
“Mrs Hubbard helps me when I am finding something difficult.”