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 person with a peculiar upbringing as I was brought up in various countries around the world including Kenya, Zanzibar and Lesotho as well as lived and worked in China, Italy and now Spain. As a result, I have been fortunate enough to have been exposed to so many different cultures and I am thus very excited to find myself working at a school with children from so many different cultural and religious backgrounds.
I hope that not only will I be able to help the children in this school feel more confident when communicating in English but also share my international experiences with them so that they too are able to celebrate their own cultural background and the richness that comes from knowing and interacting with people from different parts of the globe.
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!.