Work History

Work History
Mar 2015 - Present

Co Owner

Top Hat Talen
Co Owner Language centre in Rijen offering English and Spanish lessons for all ages. Tailor made courses after an extensive needs analysis. Translation, Interpreting, Voiceovers and Proofreading in English, Dutch and Spanish
Sep 2009 - Present


Breda Little Monkeys
Owner Breda Monkeys Helping expats and their children to settle in Breda, introducing new cultures through events and clubs. Through Paper monkey guide expats through paperwork involved in settling children in Brabant. Organising children focused activities such as Let's get Messy and International Monkeys. Hosting monthly and weekly Book club meet ups at The English library in Breda. Author of the popular 2little monkeys in Breda website
Aug 2009 - Present


Avans Hogeschool
Lecturer Teaching and developing courses related to Academic English and the Business world. Using a wide range of technology and the internet to make learning as interactive as possible. Developing Year 1 English courses with focus on academic and business skills Working with a project to develop an online research skills game
Sep 2001 - Jun 2009

Esl Teacher

British School of Gran Canaria
Esl Teacher Working as a part of a teaching team alongside class teachers Planning activities in accordance with the British National curriculum Designing visual and interactive lessons and course syllabi for each English as second language age range Teaching English as a second language to small groups of students Working with Special Educational needs students helping them to achieve goals and aims set out on their Individual Education plans Organising lunchtime and after school clubs of art, music, recorders and aerobics/yoga Advising and supporting other staff with planning and resources Directing and participating in school plays and productions and assisting with props and costumes Covering for teachers
Sep 2002 - Jun 2007

The Language Centre British School of Gran Canaria

The Language Centre British School of Gran Canaria
TEFL teacher Planning, preparing and delivering quality TEFL classes in accordance to Trinity College, London guidelines Preparing students exams
Apr 2000 - Sep 2001

Senior Representative

Holidaybreak Plc
Senior Representative Managing a holiday park in France with a team of eight Ensuring the holidaymakers received the high standard of Holiday break holiday they had booked. Translating/liaising with campsite staff Helping customers in event of emergency. Making amendments to holiday plans Dealing with holiday park complaints and accounts.
Oct 2000 - Feb 2001

Chalet Host

Skiworld Ltd
Chalet Host Working as a team of two Providing breakfast, afternoon tea and a three-course dinner for large groups of guests in Val Thorens, France. Managing weekly accounts and general running of the chalet.
Nov 1998 - Apr 2000

Assistant Manageress/tefl

The Language Centre
Assistant Manageress/TEFL teacher Responsible for the daily running of the centre and bilingual day nursery. Organizing teaching staff's and students timetables Planning and delivering TEFL classes and TEFL business classes(IKEA, Leroy Merlin, MAKRO, IBM, and numerous Spanish Banks) Total responsibility for children classes: material, curriculum Running of and supervising the daily after school activities Office Work: telephone calls, accounts, fees, staff contracts, customer services
Jan 1998 - Sep 1998

Teaching Assistant

Cambridge House Community College
Teaching assistant Preparing activities working alongside the Early Years teachers following the Early Learning goals.
Jan 1995 - Jan 1998

Ayuntamiento de Naquera

Ayuntamiento de Naquera
ESL Planning, preparing and delivering private TEFL Classes to students aged 3 years to adult. HONORS Nominated Expat of the Year 2012




The Open University 2004-2005 Diploma of Higher Education
2012 - 2015


University of Manchester
2010 - 2012

Postgraduate Diploma

University of Dundee
2002 - 2005


National extension college
1996 - 1998

Instituto Americano