“I reluctantly started a teaching degree in the UK in the mid 80's, but at the time as a mixed-up teenager, I didn't like it. So I ended up as a chef in a pub which I loved. Then I thought I'd better be a bit more serious about life, did an administrative/secretarial/bi-lingual secretarial course and then started work as a secretary. In the 90s I then started teaching again on a volunteer basis. And thus, I rediscovered teaching and the fact that I love it. I just love being able to convey something to someone else and seeing the penny drop. Whatever subject it may be in!
In France, my new profession became sales-repping for my husband's window cleaning business and then, when it took off, I retrained as a reflexologist. So now I work as a reflexologist part-time and as a teacher with DaDaABC part-time.
I am someone who, I have come to realise, really likes having different professions. So now I have the best of both worlds! Oh, yes! So when I want to teach my students a song, I work out which tune the lyrics are sung to and then I download the chords and play the song with my students! I love it when they have learned the song as homework and sing along with me!
I love the flexibility that DaDaABC affords me. I started in August 2017 on a six-month contract. I was grateful to be given a day off work to celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary and we went for a swim in the sea to celebrate! This year, 2018, has some more challenges and changes ahead. That is the kind of flexibility that I find amazing with DaDaABC. I just hope that I will be able to continue with my regular students because I love them all so much!”- DaDaABC Teacher Joanna
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