I have been teaching for over 20 years and have taught in Australia and Cambridgeshire. I am particularly interested in how people learn and have been a keen learner throughout my life resulting in a collection of degrees: PhD in language acquisition (Spanish), MA (Education), MA TESOL (teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), BA Hons OU, and Mus Bac (Melbourne). I write reviews of concerts, plays, books and films, and entertain local societies with talks about my upbringing in Tasmania. I run a ladies’ choir called The Isle Singers which gives concerts regularly. The singers may be found carolling at Ely Station at Christmas. .
I have had a number of articles, short stories and poems published. My book 'Spontaneous Survival Lessons in English' is published by Zigzag Education. 'Out of a Learner’s Mouth' (the trials and tribulations about learning Spanish) will be available in April 2010. Future books in the pipeline include my first novel 'Tassie Rebel' and its sequel, Teaching Language Learners and a course for IGCSE.