Profession: Academic English Teacher
Teaching Experience: Teaching since 1997, basic skills in adult ed. cent; then teaching general English children (6 years old upwards) and young adults in Taiwan. On to Vietnam teaching academic English to adults in universities, children in private secondary schools and young adults in Foreign managed university. Also spent a year in Berlin, Germany teaching TOEFL, Modern Musicology and Critical Thinking at a university. Finally to the present, working part-time as a supply teacher for secondary schools.
Interests: Travel, landscape photography, country walks/ hiking, jogging, playing guitar and songwriting, science fiction movies, historical novels, world news and cultures, football.
Education: As a child left public school at 16, keen on languages, History, English Lit., but poor at sciences and Maths. Went back to school in 1992 to study Humanities Diploma. 1993 entered York University as a student of Politics and English Lit. Studied 2nd year in Toronto, Canada on exchange 1993-94.
Studied MA Ed (TESOL) 2008 -11 and passed with distinction. Most recently studied Special Ed Needs online course with British Council.
Spoken Languages: English (Native), German (Basic), French (Basic)