I had a wonderful experience teaching in Buenos Aires so I decided to continue teaching when I returned to Australia a few months ago. I love my job and I find it rewarding to watch my students improve and gain confidence in their English skills.
Have worked in Japan, China, and South Korea. I enjoy seeing students become more confident in their language abilities.
I started my career in Japan where I taught adults and children for 6 months. I have been teaching in Australia for the past 13 years. I worked at GEOS language school on the Gold Coast for 7 years, as a teacher and then as the DoS for the last 3 and a half years. When GEOS closed, I began working for Shafston where I have worked for the past 5 and a half years.
I have been at Shafston for my whole career in ESL. During that time, I have taught General English, Cambridge and IELTS. I developed most of the course presently taught in IELTS, including supplementary weekly booklets and writing & speaking reference materials.
“Would I like being taught that and in that way?” If the answer’s no, I really do go to an awful lot of trouble sourcing, tailoring, designing and thinking of how to best present teaching materials, which are both relevant and engaging to my students. In fact, I’ve been known to stress over this a little too much at times. But after all, you’re only as good as your last lesson, in your students’ eyes that is.