Some facts and figures:


  • am originally from Northern Ireland
  • went to the University of Reading, England
  • graduated with a BSc Hons Degree in Meteorology and Mathematics
  • lived and worked in Toronto, Canada for one year
  • worked for a large insurance company for three years in Belfast
  • worked for the UK Meteorological Office for five years including time as a weather
  • forecaster
  • obtained a TEFL teaching qualification
  • moved to Zurich in November 2003
  • worked for some language schools mostly teaching business English
  • taught various classes (FCE/CAE and near-native speakers) at the Kantonsschule Rämibühl (MNG) for one year
  • in 2012 I successfully completed the Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at the University of London's Institute of Education;
  • am currently working as an English Immersion Coach at the cantonal schools in Baden, Winterthur (Büelrain) and Romanshorn, supporting the teachers taking part in the Immersion Programme
  • as well as supporting several other cantonal schools on a consultancy basis
  • which just leaves a little time for teaching privately, both students and professionals
  • and correcting/proofreading assignments, papers, various theses, PhDs etc.
  • when not working, I enjoy skiing, swimming, tennis, diving, generally keeping fit and reading
  • lastly, I've been told I have a good sense of humour so beware of some sarcasm now and again ;-)

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