In 2009, I graduated from Swansea University with a Masters in Ancient Egyptian Civilisation. From 2006- 2011, I also worked in museum education delivering activities to visiting school groups and young volunteers. In 2012, I wanted an adventure so I moved to China to work as a teaching assistant at the British School of Shunyi, and Sanlitun. I really enjoyed my experience of working in schools, specifically working with EAL children. In 2015, I completed my CELTA at Sheffield University and became a Grade 1 English teacher at an International Bilingual School in Beijing.
I am very excited for the year ahead. I hope I can help develop a love for learning languages in my students. I am also looking forward to seeing my student’s language skills and confidence grow over the year.
Outside of school, I am learning Mandarin and am working towards my HSK 3. Whenever I can, I like to be out exploring Beijing on my bike, hiking or reading. I also enjoy keeping fit through Pilates and running. I have completed the Great Wall Half Marathon three years in a row. Next year, I hope to complete the full marathon!