I was born and raised just outside London, England. Since childhood I’ve had a keen interest in languages and travel, excelling at French, German and Spanish at school and even travelling to China at 16 to spend the summer vacation learning Mandarin Chinese.
I graduated from Nottingham University, a member of the prestigious Russell Group of the UK’s most elite universities, with a Bachelor’s degree in French and Chinese. While pursuing my undergraduate studies I studied abroad three times, spending exchange semesters at the University of Virginia in the U.S.A, the University of Strasbourg in France and Nottingham University Ningbo Campus in China.
After completing my BA I obtained a TESOL certification in London. Shortly after I moved to Vigo, Spain where I first worked as an English teacher. I then went on the work in a secondary school in Quebec City, Canada and an English language school in Canterbury, England before moving to Vietnam in 2015. In Ho Chi Minh City I worked for Wall Street English, briefly as a teacher before becoming the Teacher Team Leader of a centre.
Between 2017-2018 I studied for a Master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at University College London (UCL). UCL is ranked in the global top 20 universities and UCL’s education faculty has been ranked best in the world every year since 2014 ahead of Harvard and Cambridge.
After completing my Master’s I taught a semester at a university in Japan and have since returned to Vietnam, a country I love, to work with Vietnamese students hoping to take IELTS exams.
I still enjoy travelling especially in South East Asia. In my free time in Saigon I enjoy yoga, reading and drinking Vietnamese coffee.