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About Me

Originally from Ireland, Ms Marianne was awarded a BSc (First Class Honours) in Applied Psychology before completing her PGCE at Bishop Grosseteste University, one of the UK’s leading universities for Primary Teaching.

Ms Marianne specialises in Early Years education and has taught in the UK and Thailand. She has significant experience working with children for whom English is an additional language and has completed a Masters Course in Teaching English, for which she was awarded an A grade.

Prior to embarking on a career in teaching, Ms Marianne spent three years in Dubai working for Emirates Airline.

“Coming from a large family, my desire to teach started from a young age. I studied Applied Psychology for my undergraduate degree and within this degree I had a keen passion for developmental and educational psychology. Whilst studying for my degree I had the privilege to volunteer for a children’s charity for ten months.

After moving to the UK I studied for a degree in Primary Education, specialising in ages 3-7. I lived in the city of Lincoln for four years and taught across a number of schools where I gained a wealth of knowledge working with children and families from very diverse backgrounds. This showed me the impact a nurturing environment can make on a child’s attainment and well-being, and that is what I continuously strive for in my teaching practise.

In my classroom you will find children who are engaged, happy and above all celebrated. I endeavour to be the best teacher I can be by building solid relationships with my students and their families. Creating a world where children can thrive is a team effort. I encourage my learners to aim high, persevere even when they find something challenging, and to show compassion towards themselves and others.

In my spare time I love travelling, scrapbooking and spending time with family and friends.My favourite thing to do, above all, is to have adventures and teaching in Thailand feels like the best one of all.”

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