I am a New Zealander, born in Auckland in 1960. I was brought up mostly in India and Australia, where my father worked as a doctor. I have NZ, Australian and Swiss citizenship. I am a qualified and very experienced ESL/EFL teacher. Although I mostly work in this field, I also work for short periods of time as a trip leader in Australia and SE Asia. I have a 23 year old daughter, who is about to begin a Masters In Education.

Current Situation

I recently completed a Bachelor of Arts degree, with an English major and Media Studies minor, through Massey University. During these three years of full-time study I continued teaching EFL, part-time, at a private language school I have a long history with. I am currently (April 2013) working at a polytechnic in the North Island of New Zealand on a short-term contract. I am always on the lookout for interesting and challenging English teaching positions either in New Zealand or overseas. I am happy to teach children, teenagers or adults of any English level. I intend to pursue my interest in writing alongside any teaching position. One of my goals for the near future is to complete post-graduate study in the field of creative writing.


Personal Interests






  • off-road running
  • tramping/hiking
  • sea kayaking
  • skiing
  • swimming and snorkeling
  • travel
  • fiction and poetry writing
  • travel writing
  • photography
  • the cinema
  • reading
  • the theatre


Strengths

honesty
responsibility

adaptability and flexibility

high level of motivation

enthusiasm

good sense of humour

good communication skills

ability to enthuse others

creativity

ability to think outside the square

a sense of adventure

passion for inspiring self-confidence in others

relative unflappability in difficult or unexpected situations