I obtained a degree in History from Cambridge University and I later completed my PGCE at the Institute of Education, University of London.
After completing my undergraduate degree I taught English in rural Japan. This was a great challenge in many ways as I was the only foreigner in town and my pupils ranged from three to eighty years old. I then came back to Europe and completed an internship with the European Commission in Brussels where we prepared for the enlargement of the EU to include countries such as Poland. Following this I spent a few years in the UK working in recruitment and financial services. A year of travel in Australia followed and finally teacher training.
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