I think the best learning and teaching comes out when one is passionate about what is being learnt and taught. I was very fortunate to have Russian teachers who really inspired me and I hope to bring learning to life for the students.
I have a lot of interests other than my love of all things Russian and academic work. I enjoy extreme sports, such as skydiving or rock climbing. I love swimming and dancing. I also enjoy working with young people and have been involved in the Scout movement for a number of years.
Coming to work for ISM is a fantastic opportunity for me. Firstly, I will be living in a country and in a culture that I am passionate about. Secondly, I am looking forward to meeting and working with lots of new people; staff and students alike. It will be a brilliant chance to teach and also improve my current knowledge of Russian.