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About Me

A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others" - Japanese proverb


  • When I started teaching it was 'just a job.' I thought little of the impact I could have on the lives of others. Now, over thirty five years later, bringing the best out of people and a passion to see them learn  are what motivate me the most.

  • I was born and raised in Cardiff and am a graduate of Portsmouth University with a Degree in Geography. I completed my teacher training (PGCE) at the University of Chichester before starting my teaching career in the same city. After that I taught in Montego Bay, Jamaica and in a few different schools in the Chichester area before developing my craft in two excellent schools in West Sussex & Hampshire.

  • In addition, I have a TEFL Certificate, have recently completed the CELTA course in Cardiff and am a member of IATEFL. In July 2020 I completed a short course on teaching English online. At the beginning of 2024 I did further online training with the Bridge Education Groupand now have a Certificate in Teaching IELTS Exam Prep. Since the summer of 2017 I have been tutoring 1:1 both Primary and ESOL students.

  • This face to face interaction has provoked me to start Sharpway Tutoring, a great platform to grow this most rewarding profession.


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