I was born in London but grew up in Bath so have always had a love for the Westcountry. Before working for Accountancy Learning, I worked in high-end retail and restaurant management. In 2015 I had a serious accident and during my recovery, I started my AAT studies. Having completed my Level 2, I enrolled on the Level 3 tutor-supported distance learning course with Accountancy Learning. On passing that, I was going to progress to Level 4 via self-study – however, Simon was keen that I continued with tutor support and so offered me a job as a part-time tutor for Levels 2 and 3, whilst I completed my studies at Level 4! The rest is history, as they say!
I completed my Level 4, having completed all three levels in about 15 months. Since then, I have worked as a personal tutor for a cohort of distance learning students and support the Plymouth team with their apprentice day release classes. I also really enjoy putting some input into the development of our course materials from a student’s perspective. I am still part-time with Accountancy Learning and spend the other part of my week helping with the accounts for a local charity. I also am part way through my ACCA qualification, with just my 4 Strategic Professional exams to go.
In my spare time, I really enjoy cooking (anything from traditional English to obscure cuisines such as Georgian food) and traveling the world. I’m also a very keen walker and cyclist – or at least I was before my accident! In the meantime, I enjoy regular dips in the River Dart and short strolls, for which I find the moors and coastline of Devon ideal. I’m also a big fan of cats!
“When faced with obstacles, do not give up. Persevere and you can achieve almost anything.”