Profession: Certified Primary/Junior School Teacher & Certified ESL Teacher / Trainer/ Administrator
Teaching Experience: I have been teaching around the world for nearly 30 years. I have worked in Canada, Japan, China, Thailand, Egypt and soon returning to work in an International school in Sanya, China.
I have extensive experience in a wide variety of subject areas and age groups. I have taught Kindergarten to grade 12, university classes to corporate business classes to specialty classes like TOEFL/TOEIC/ IELTS and even travel courses.
Interests: I love travelling and sports. I have been to 64 countries and still counting. I used to play rugby and basket at a fairly high level.
I have a 6 year old daughter who now is my main focus. We do a lot of science experiments and exploring the world online and first hand.
I play the piano and guitar but not well but absolutely love music from all over the world.
I love learning about peoples views and opinions on the world and try to keep myself well read on what is happening around the world.
Education: I graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in Social Science and then I went on to York University and received my degree in Education. I have also taken numerous courses in ESL/EFL and Special Education as well as Physical Education. I most recently finished my 120 hour TESOL certificate course from National Geographic Learning.
I believe learning is ongoing and that it is important to continually be reading and taking courses. Which I have done over my close to 30 year career.
Spoken Languages: English (Native), French (Basic), Japanese (Conversational)