I am a native English speaker, hailing from the wild and windy coast of North East England. I, like most people, am somebody who loves to travel and see new places, so when the opportunity came to move to Budapest, I took it with both hands, and I haven’t looked back since. I have lived here since February 2016, and I am steadily gaining a deeper understanding of Hungarian language and culture (particularly the cuisine). My academic background is in environmental conservation, and I maintain a strong interest in wildlife, nature, and the environment in general. However, since arriving in Budapest I have turned my hand to teaching the language in which I was raised, while also trying to learn a little Hungarian along the way. I like to be able to connect with my students on a personal level, and to help them to learn in a relaxed, informal manner that suits them. As well as teaching adults, I also teach high school students, and I like to be able to bring the same energy and enthusiasm to all of my lessons.
In my few hours of free time, I am an enthusiastic amateur musician, linguist, historian, and cook, and I am always very happy to speak about these subjects at length. I have a strong interest in regional differences in pronunciation and vocabulary, and I always hope to be able to offer some insight into how certain words and phrases are used in practice by native speakers.