My collaboration at Exuberantideia began this school year, 2015-2016, but I have been teaching for nearly ten years. Along the way, I have taught numerous class groups of all ages in both the public and private sectors.
Having been born in South Africa, my native language is English. Upon arrival in Portugal, I was confronted with the reality that with English as my native language I faced not only a new obstacle but also the beginning of a new challenge in the continuation of my own personal course of education. After overcoming the initial difficulty of continuing my education in Portuguese, being bilingual then became an advantage and the possibilities of capitalizing on being “different” became evident.
I have always adored teaching the beautiful language of English. I strive to transmit this passion in every classroom opportunity as an inspiration in hopes that it will facilitate the learning process of my students. If they can see how natural and easily it comes from me then it also can from them as well if they work at it with me.
I want my students to not only see but feel that they can count on me in overcoming their obstacles in a new language with me by their side every step of the way!