I have been teaching English as a second or foreign language for over 12 years in three different countries: my home country of Australia, England and here in Japan. Over that time, I have been given the opportunity to teach refugees settling in a new country, children with special learning needs, college students preparing for study abroad, business people honing their communication skills and more. Each situation has been unique, but each of them has provided me with enjoyment and valuable experience.
Outside of my professional career, I find enjoyment through spending time with my friends, travelling to new places, and even a little cooking. However, perhaps my greatest pleasure comes from watching my favorite sports teams in action. Here in Sapporo that means the Fighters! When I’m not in the classroom, or out enjoying one of the festivals held in the city throughout the year, you may catch me at the Sapporo Dome cheering on the team.