I always loved Maths at school and initially decided to pursue a career in Finance. I studied Accounting and Financial Analysis at university and had a short career in Finance and Payroll before deciding teaching would be a better fit for me. I completed my PGCE and gained NQT status in schools close to where I grew up in the UK, then looked at opportunities to teach abroad, wishing to combine my love of travel with teaching.
This led me to teach in Cairo for eight years, where I was Head of Department for five years, and for the final two years, I also held the position of Assistant Head in charge of Timetabling and Scheduling. I took a year out in 2009 and travelled for six months, much of which was spent in South East Asia, which I thoroughly enjoyed. When a teaching position later came up in Bangkok, I knew it was an area I’d love to live and explore further. After three years of teaching in Thailand, I decided to move closer to home to spend more time with friends and family. I now own and run a holiday cottage complex in France and tutor part-time.
I have experience teaching Mathematics across the entire ability range from age 11 to 18. I am familiar with both CIE and Edexcel exam boards up to higher-level IGCSE and have been an examiner for Edexcel Higher IGCSE since 2012. I find this useful when teaching as I know what examiners are looking for in the steps used to solve problems. I find teaching very rewarding and am passionate about sharing my knowledge and enthusiasm for Mathematics with my students!
When I’m not tutoring or cleaning holiday cottages, I enjoy spending time outside in the countryside horse riding or walking my dog Pickles. I used to offer clubs in crafts and baking in schools and now regularly attempt new crafting ideas at home or bake cakes for my guests. I still enjoy travelling several times a year and try to get back to the UK as often as possible.