I studied Sociology and Criminology at the University of Brighton and obtained TESOL certification in Spain, before beginning my English-teaching career in South Korea. I quickly realised how much I love teaching, and returned to the UK to gain Qualified Teacher Status in Primary Education. I then packed my bags once again and set off to Beijing, where I have been teaching in Reception for the past two years. Although I truly love Beijing, I was keen to experience life in another area of China, and so after thorough research, I landed upon Guangzhou and indeed, BSG!
Most of my spare time these days is consumed with Master’s degree study, but normally, I enjoy reading, singing, bike-riding and, of course, travelling. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to many countries around the world, and I’ve especially enjoyed travelling around China, exploring the different regions, sampling local cuisines and attempting to converse in Mandarin. So far, my favourite place is Dali in Yunnan province, and my favourite regional food is Sichuanese, but this could all change over the next few years!
From a young age, my grandad inspired my love of learning, and so I’m always seeking new challenges, studying or reading up on topics of interest, and trying to learn new languages. I have a keen interest in travel and culture, and as such, love the thrill of setting off on adventures around the world, immersing myself in local cultures and customs. When not globe-trotting, I can usually be found with my nose in a book (usually of travel or biographical genre), singing at the local KTV, bike-riding around town, or indulging in something of an artistic or creative nature.