I feel the following says a lot about who I am and why I enjoy my job.
On days like today (it’s my parents 65th wedding anniversary, they’re in Dublin, I’m here, corona blocking the way) I find myself thinking how lucky I am. I have great students, my days are so varied, never a dull moment. Not many people can have a business student one moment and then a 4-year-old, a group of 60 plussers, then a 7-year-old followed by an exam year student.
So even when some things are hard, I’m glad I can enjoy and appreciate my work.
I’m a Native English speaker.
I grew up in Howth, a fishing village, just outside Dublin and over the years I have completed studies in agriculture, sales and marketing and in TEFL (Teaching English as a foreign language).
I have 15 + years of teaching experience including teaching teachers to teach their subject in English.
I spent 10 years working in London which included working in the recruitment business as a consultant and branch manager, as well as a period of time working for the Department of Education as assistant to school inspectors.
If you would like more information about Howth, check out: Shane’s Howth Adventures
Unique selling points
Intake with the actual trainer, direct contact with the trainer, flexibility regarding days, hours etc, small groups, comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, small library for students to borrow books from. Experience working with students with learning difficulties, autism, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia as well as children with above average learning abilities.
We hold a monthly get together for students to speak English together in a social setting – Mingle and chat. And over the years we have had trips to Ireland and Scotland for small groups of students. The English evening and the trips are now on hold until it is again possible to take part in group activities. Lessons are not only learning in the classroom, baking, walking and talking are also part of the learning experience here.