- Edge Hill University
- Time in Japan
- Since 2022
- Time Teaching
- Since 2017
I can do magic tricks with playing cards!
I love music and have been to over 100 gigs in my life.
What do you think is special about GnoKids compared to other kids English schools?
The happiness and enjoyment of the kids is the most important part of GnoKids and that in my experience is very rare. The kids are great and all of the teaching staff and the desk staff are so passionate about their jobs.
What is most important to you when teaching children?
Once again, the kid’s happiness is the most important aspect. As well as making sure that they are learning relevant English that they will use in day-to-day life as they grow older. If the kids are smiling and enjoying coming to GnoKids then I believe we are doing are doing are jobs well.
What do you think has helped your students improve the most?
General conversation used throughout the lesson as well as games that involve and use English as much as possible. Making the games really fun and something that the kids can relate to their lives. As well as asking them questions about them and using their interests to engage them into what is being said.
What is your favourite thing to do in Japan?
I really enjoy to go to Japanese gardens and read my book while I’m enjoying a coffee. It is the best way to relax for me.
Where are your favorite places in Japan?
My favourite place in Japan is in Miyajima, called Itsukashima shrine. An amazing shrine that you can see the beautiful city of Hiroshima from.
What are your favourite sports?
My favourite is football (soccer) and I have played and loved football ever since I was 3 years old. I played basketball for England as a child and I still love to play the game to this day! I like almost all sports and back in the UK I would always play golf with my dad. I will try any sport if offered the chance and love to watch almost all sports.
What do you miss about the UK?
The main thing I miss is my family as we have a great bond and they have always supported me throughout my decisions in life, including the decision to move to Japan. I also really miss the cold English mornings as I wake up and although it’s a stereotype, fish and chips from a chip shop is something I miss badly. And of course, my mums cooking, her food is the best.