What do you look forward to the most about moving to Myanmar?
I am always excited about visiting new places. Myanmar is a beautiful country with an interesting history and friendly people and I am really looking forward to learning and experiencing more of it.
What excites you the most about joining BSY?
The school has a real sense of community and I am looking forward to being a part of that.
What are you most looking forward to during your first week at the school?
I am always excited to meet new students and colleagues and getting to know them better!
Could you share a bit about your educational background and any specialised training or certifications you have?
My personal love and interest of mathematics doesn’t originate from my experience of it at school. Indeed, my experience of school mathematics was very negative. Everything changed when I took an engineering qualification and my interest was sparked. I think knowing what mathematics is used for and how any why it works can make it much more interesting for students. I have a qualification from the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) which impressed on me the importance of collaborative learning in the classroom.
What are some of your hobbies or interests outside of the classroom? How do you think they contribute to your teaching style or overall approach to education?
I love sport and although I am a little too old to play competitively I am still very interested in it. As I get older I have walked and hiked more and more. I look forward to doing some in Myanmar! My biggest life interest has been travel and I am very internationalist in my outlook. I hope that means that I’m not just teaching mathematics but that I can help nurture students curiosity about the world.