As an international school that delivers the English National Curriculum, our teaching methods and unique approach to learning is truly inspirational. It is easy to be so passionate about what I do when the ethos and environment of the British International School of Chicago, South Loop give me the freedom to be creative whilst providing a comprehensive curriculum.
I developed a passion for language at a very young age and was fortunate enough to begin learning French at the age of 8 and Spanish at 11. During this time, I was fortunate to travel a lot and learned about many different cultures. It seemed only natural, then, that I should study both French and Spanish at university. While studying, I spent a year in Avignon, France, and a year in Granada, Spain.
After university, I worked for a Spanish property company, then after being bitten by the travel bug once more, I spent two years working as a flight attendant. It was my friends and family however, who later urged me to consider teaching as a career and I am so glad I did! Within two hours of walking into a classroom, I realized what I had been missing and I have never looked back! I spent four years working in a Primary School in central London as the Modern Foreign Languages Coordinator and Spanish Teacher, before making the move here to Chicago.
In my spare time, I enjoy yoga and swimming. I recently undertook a Channel Swim Challenge at my local pool to raise money for a children’s cancer charity. Being a language teacher, I still enjoy learning, myself, and always look for opportunities to learn another language. My passion for travel and language also means I love trying new restaurants and cooking. I also enjoy going to outdoor music events with my husband and son.
What Students Say
“What I enjoy the most about Señora Cavill’s lessons is that if you need help, she explains it well and her lessons are lots of fun.”
“Señora Cavill is a lovely teacher because her lessons are fun, especially when we play games. I always learn something new by the end of them.”