Education should be accessible to all, working to the strengths of the individual. Autistic and neurodivergent people should be supported to thrive using their special interests and talents. But as most of us know, the current system is not fit for purpose. I want to change the way we teach and learn to the benefit of all students and staff, changing society for the better.
I have a first-class honours degree in English from the Universities of Amsterdam and Sussex, an MA in Comparative Literature from University College London and gained my CELTA qualification in 2017. I have been teaching since 2012, first as a personal tutor, then as a teaching assistant, then, finally, as a classroom teacher. I am still working as a teacher and personal tutor, please contact me for further information.
English language and literature (KS2 – KS5)
French language and literature (KS3 – KS4)
German language and literature (KS3 – KS4)
EAP (all levels)
English as an Additional Language (all levels)
Stand-up Comedy and Devised Theatre
English Language and Literature
English as an Additional Language
MFL: German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese (beginner)
Humanities: History, Philosophy, Drama, Geography
Individually – Students on the autism spectrum, from KS3 to Postgraduates, including those with behavioural issues, mental health and EHCPs.
Groups – autism and neurodiversity, professional development for neurodivergent workers.
I have a deep love for education and decades of experience in the field from both sides of the classroom. I share my expertise to improve the lives of students, educators and support workers, both neurodiverse and neurotypical.
I am a native speaker of English and Dutch, am proficient in German and French, have good Spanish and am working on improving my Italian, Portuguese and Japanese. I am willing and able to work on English, EFL and MFL resources aimed at neurodivergent students, as well as providing training in those languages.
If you are interested in working with me, being taught by me or want to share best practice on how to set best educational practice, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org