Goodbye interview with our lovely teacher Cat!

1ASadly we had to say goodbye to one of our brilliant teachers, Cat. She’s off to have baby!

The tutor with an artsy side has already gathered a lot of experience teaching students in Vietnam, Australia, Cambodia and Taiwan. Nevertheless she decided to come back to England and joined Tti in September 2015 after moving from Manchester where she had been working at the University.

Q: Have you always wanted to be a teacher?

A: To be honest, I was actually an artist first. I even made my own jewellery. But when I was offered an opportunity to teach English abroad I immediately took it. I mean, as a native speaker I was automatically qualified and the idea of travelling was very tempting as well.

Q: So, what were the courses you taught at Tti?

A: Well I did a lot. For example IELTS, Business English, Current Affairs and Advanced classes.

Q: Were there classes you especially liked?

A: If I have to choose, I would say the Option Class- Current Affairs. It was one of the best classes I ever taught. The students were older, more experienced and advanced. We talked about political and social issues and we have even touched a lot of rather “hairy” topics. To see the students develop so quickly was very rewarding for me as a teacher.

Q: What are your general thoughts on Tti?

A: I’ve loved working here and I am definetly going to miss this place. I enjoyed the lovely, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. And it was a pleasure to teach with such high-level colleagues as well.

Q: It was a pleasure talking to you. Are there any last words you would like to share?

A: Thank you very much for being so welcoming, flexible and helpful. Special thanks goes out to everyone who brought me the tea upstains in the last couple of weeks, the stairs were killing me! It is sad it was a short stay, but I will be back!

And by the way, if anyone wants to babysit, just give me a call :)

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