From my early years when my teacher said that it was clear I had a natural talent for teaching, I have been lucky enough to follow my passion and have taught thousands of children and adults. I qualified as a teacher at Homerton College, Cambridge, and later studied Psychology at London University. I gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Early Years Leadership & Management from Brighton University and was also awarded Early Years Professional/Teacher Status and an MA in Education.

At the start of my career, I was a class teacher and French specialist in Primary Schools, teaching both in the State and private sector. Following a move to Sussex, I launched a career as a private tutor, writer and educational consultant. I now specialise in teaching English, Maths and French, and am also qualified to teach English as a foreign language. I do this  alongside running a successful nursery and forest school, so my pupils are very diverse, ranging from early years to adults. 


I was excited to be part of the group who wrote, produced and broadcast radio programmes on Radio Brighton when the BBC first introduced local radio and I did consider changing to a career in broadcasting. However, I

then moved to Norfolk where there was no local radio and decided that my passion really lay in enabling people to fulfil their dreams and reach their goals through support and teaching. To come full circle, I now produce material that I feel both supports learning and spreads knowledge. 

To date, I have published material to support children's language learning with Oxford University Press. You can take a look at my published works here

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