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.
I am a recent graduate of politics from Leeds Beckett University, UK. I have always wanted to move abroad to live and work and Madrid has offered me the perfect opportunity to escape my comfort zone. My interests include reading, football, running, and photography.
I see education as building blocks for creating a better future and I will ensure to give my best effort at improving the students´ English. I will be mainly focusing on conversational skills and helping overcome any problems that arise from learning a new language.
I hope to give the students the confidence and ability to speak English comfortably, a tool which they will carry throughout life.
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.
This is my fifth year working as an English assistant in the Community of Madrid, having previously worked in schools in Aravaca and Leganés.
I have also worked for four years as a teacher in North Carolina, USA which is where I am from originally.
I am looking forward to getting to know the students and staff of El Porvenir more throughout the year and am excited to share my culture and language with you all!.