Teaching Experience: I've been teaching English since March 2007.
I've taught in Japan, South Korea, England and Italy and have extensive experience teaching young children, teenagers and adults from university students to career professionals.
In South Korea and Japan especially I developed my skills in one-to-one teaching, and TOEIC and TOEFL preparation, and in Italy I taught kids and adults, in groups and individually.
I have spent the last 3 years preparing students for exams; in particular Trinity College London GESE exams, Cambridge English exams (PET, FCE, CAE, CPE) and IELTS, and have a better than 90% success rate.
Interests: I love to read and I read anything from classic literature, poetry and drama to political philosophy, history and economics.
I am currently writing a series of stories in lyric form for children.
I love tv and film. My three favourite films are Amadeus, My Life as a Dog (a Swedish film - I don't remember the Swedish title!) and Seven.
My favourite tv shows are Arrested Development, The Walking Dead and An Idiot Abroad.
I'm a big fan of music and have a large CD collection. Some of my favourites are Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie and The Clash.
I also like to listen to classical music, and my favourite composer is Beethoven, with Bach second.
I play acoustic and classical guitar at an intermediate level.
I'm trying to learn Italian and am currently a low intermediate level speaker.
I enjoy eating a wide range of international cuisine (especially spicy food), drinking and having interesting conversations.
Education: I studied English Literature at the University of Nottingham Trent and graduated with an Honours Degree in 2002.
I did my Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) at International House, Newcastle, England in 2012.
Spoken Languages: English (Native), Italian (Conversational)