En nuestro cole, tenemos cuatro magníficos profesores de conversación que ayudan a nuestros alumnos a mejorar su expresión oral a través de juegos y actividades divertidas.
Having grown up in the cold, windy north of Scotland, the chance to live in Madrid was an opportunity that I couldn't miss. I have worked with BEDA during the two years I've spent in Spain and I can't wait to implement what I've learnt during that time to provide dynamic, fun and enriching lessons for the students.
Sport, books and cooking are some of my favourite pastimes but I spend most of my free time making and editing videos of my travels around this fantastic country.
At university, I studied Physical Therapy then went on to get an advanced degree in Sport Administration. I had a wonderful Spanish teacher in secondary school and have loved language ever since.
I am excited to share my passion for language with the students at El Porvenir through English conversation classes. Being new to Spain, I am also enjoying learning more about the people and culture here in Madrid!
I have been a conversation assistant at El Porvenir since 2012, having before worked for the public school system here in Madrid. I moved here from San Diego, California, where I taught English classes to refugees at the International Rescue Committee. I have also taught English in the business district of São Paulo, Brazil. I have a Bachelor´s degree in English with an emphasis in Linguistics from Northern Arizona University and a TEFL diploma from the University of California, San Diego. I am an official Cambridge Speaking examiner and have a Band 4 result in the Cambridge University Teaching Knowledge Test. My hobbies include travel writing, photography, reading, language studies, cooking and sailing.
I am from Texas and have spent the past twelve years in education as a certified teacher and ESL instructor. In addition to teaching in the United States, I spent two years teaching English as a second language in Japan.
I enjoy teaching, traveling, and learning about new cultures. During my free time, I study Spanish, explore the beautiful streets of Madrid, and enjoy the tapas culture. I also enjoy cooking and going to concerts and music festivals.