I have been teaching for the past 9 years. After my Degree in Economics I went into Banking very briefly but found it was not for me, however I wanted to keep up to date with Economics and to be focused on the subject I loved and so I chose to do a PGCE at The Institute of Education.
The first lesson I ever taught as a PGCE student was for me a turning point- I loved it and I knew this is what I wanted to do! In the UK I used to teach in St Bonaventures, an outstanding Catholic boys school in London. There I was the Head of department for Business and Economics, a role which I enjoyed immensely and from which I learnt a lot, but it was time to move on and the Middle East seemed a very refreshing change.
I worked in Dubai for 3 years as an Economics and Business Teacher and lead for Key Stage 5 Economics, and so the UAE is home for me at the moment. I have taught both IB and A levels at Key stage 5, and GCSE's and IGCSE's at KS4.
As the world is becoming more and more globalised I believe that education and teaching has evolved too and so my teaching ethos is to teach my students learning skills on top of the knowledge so that they can adapt and evolve as learners as they progress in life. I believe developing life long learners is the key and the way to do it is by challenging students to think outside the box, be independent and try a creative approach in teaching the subject. I believe students must genuinely find the subject interesting in order to excel and keep being motivated and this love of the subject must be something you need catch from the teacher and so cliche as it may seem passion for the subject is really important.
Apart from teaching my interests lie in traveling, DIY which is my creative outlet and spending time with my young daughter who never ceases to amaze me!