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Staff Profile: Tessa Rankin

Tessa Rankin

English Teacher

BA (Hons) Literary Studies, University of Greenwich, UK

PGCE English and Drama, University of Cambridge, UK

Tessa joined BIS HCMC in August 2021. She has taught English, and some Drama, in various International schools in Asia, Europe and the Caribbean, as well as in UK Secondary schools.  She has held various responsibility positions as Head of Department, Deputy Head of Sixth Form and Literacy Coordinator, and is currently pursuing her educational interests through a Masters’ in Education. In the classroom, she likes to encourage students to be curious about their world, their surroundings, and to inspire them to ask questions to further their understanding; as well as to cultivate the view that Literature offers a wonderful opportunity to access places and mindsets we might not otherwise engage with. Similarly, she enjoys promoting students’ exploration of language as a tool through which they can express ideas and feelings.  She has also been dedicated to involving students in co-curricular activities, which often stem from her own love of theatre, netball, and the ocean - more specifically scuba-diving. Outside of the classroom, Tessa loves to be on or below the water, often travelling to far flung places to undertake conservation projects or just to be closer to marine life! She also likes to keep active by playing netball, tennis and practising yoga - or relaxing by listening to music and picking up a good book.