Dear prospective student, thank
you for your interest in Say School!
As the founder of Say School, I want to tell you a little bit about me and why I started the school. I think the best way is to give you an abridged version of my adult life so far.
After graduating from university and going on a working holiday to Canada, I was fortunate enough to have opportunities to work in TV post-production in the UK and Australia (2004 – 2008). Upon moving back to London from Sydney in 2008, it was impossible to find work in the aftermath of the global financial collapse.
I realised after a lengthy, unsuccessful job search that working in the Media industry wasn’t for me anymore and that a career change was necessary. At that time, with fond memories of a voluntary teaching placement in Nigeria (2001), that I heard about great opportunities to teach English in South Korea. Before applying for jobs, I decided to take the ‘gold-standard’ English teaching qualification – the CELTA (developed by Cambridge University) to prepare me for the classroom. So, in October 2009, I accepted my first proper teaching job in South Korea, packed my suitcase, and departed for a completely new life, career, and culture.
‘The rest is history’, as they Say. From that moment onwards, my newly discovered love of teaching English flourished alongside the incredible opportunities it provided to travel, meet new people and learn their culture, see the world, and indulge my passion for enjoying nature, surfing, and adventure.