I first began teaching English as a second language (ESL) internationally and was lucky enough to work with students of all ages from all over the world. During this time, I spent several years managing a team of academic staff at a language school in Kuala Lumpur, and also trained teachers (including for the Cambridge DELTA qualification). After this, as reading and writing have always been a passion, I decided to return to the UK after almost 10 years overseas in order to specialise in teaching English language and literature at secondary level.
I am very passionate about adapting teaching to the needs of different students, and also keen to learn about the places that I work in. Therefore, I have continuously tried to develop both my professional and cultural knowledge. After initially studying English and International Studies at undergraduate level, and then later training in ESL teaching, I have since completed a PGCE with the University of Sussex, a certificate in teaching students with dyslexia, and a master’s degree in Asia Pacific Studies. As a result of my qualifications and experience to date, working with the students and team at BSB is a fantastic opportunity.
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