I have been writing professionally since 2009, specializing in environmental topics. I also cover gardening, primarily wildlife gardening, natural pest control and ponds, and pet care, mostly small mammals, reptiles and amphibians and aquariums. I've written content for school websites and a variety of web and print publications. Prior to this, I taught English as a foreign language for 7 years, creating most of my own materials and designing customized courses for individual students. My MA is in English and I am currently studying for a career change into marine biology.
University of Aberdeen, Scotland
English, Master of Arts
2009 - Present
Writing articles and other content for various websites. Tutoring native speakers and ESOL learners in English language and literature.
Windsor Language School, Moscow
2008 - 2008
Teaching business English - 1-1 and in small groups. Preparing materials for my own students and the company website. Some informal teacher training of colleagues
Centre of Continuing Education, Quito
2005 - 2007
Teaching adults and teenagers (15-65+ year olds) of mainly very advanced levels. Private (1-1) preparation for the TOEFL exam. Recording CD to be used in Ecuadorian schools. Creating tests and classroom materials.