I’ve been an English teacher since 1994 and have gained experience and qualifications (TEFL Diploma and MA TESOL) in a number of countries including Poland and Turkey. However, Portugal is the only country I’ve returned to. I worked at IH Braga from 2001 and came back in 2005. I love teaching in this school and working with great students and colleagues. I am also a Cambridge Speaking Examiner and a Presenter for Cambridge English, delivering seminars which aim to help teachers prepare their students as well as possible for Cambridge exams.

    When not at IH, I can be found in my garden growing vegetables and feeding my chickens or in my kitchen cooking food from around the world – my latest attempt is Vietnamese, inspired by a wonderful trip I recently took there. I also make my own sausages and smoked fish, which are of great interest to my 2 cats, Kipper and Daphne!