I have always been fascinated about the world, discovering new locations and learning about the constantly changing human interactions with the natural environment. Throughout my school career, Geography was my favourite subject, and it was an easy decision to go on and study it at university.
I gained my BSc in Geography in 2003 and completed my PGCE the following year, both from the University of Exeter. While at university, I embraced the wonderful natural environment of Devon, by canoe, walking on Dartmoor and surfing on the beaches. Following my PGCE, I started my teaching career in Gloucestershire, where I taught for six years. The opportunity to inspire others about Geography and lead field trips to a variety of locations was extremely rewarding. Iceland was a favourite of mine and is on my list of places to revisit.
Following a career break to bring up my two young children, I worked as a Learning Support teacher In Devon. This gave me invaluable experience of working with small groups and one-to-one, providing specific programmes for individual’s needs. More recently, I have moved to rural Suffolk and have been working as a part-time Geography teacher. Throughout this time, I have been a GCSE examiner.
While I am not working, I still enjoy being outdoors and exploring different places with my family. We have a campervan and love the freedom this brings.
I look forward to being able to share my passion for Geography and supporting you through your course. It is a real privilege to be able to help, and as your Tutor, I will be readily available to answer your questions.