Meet the Teacher – This week find out more about our Amazing Elementary Teacher – Kristy

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We’re so lucky to have so many knowledgeable and passionate teachers and the school and Kristy is definitely one of them. Those of you that have been lucky enough to have her as your teacher will know all about her passion for grammar and pronunciation and will also agree what a kind and patient teacher she is.

Find out a bit more about her below:

HOW MANY LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK?

English and a little Italian.

I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE…

…present…in the moment…

WHEN YOU ARE IN BYRON BAY, DON’T MISS OUT…

…on Tuesday woodfired pizza night at the Cavanbah Centre…yum!

BYRON BAY’S BEST KEPT SECRET IS…

…if you look closely you might see some wildlife.  A coiled python, an echidna, a jumping wallaby, and of course dolphins and whales.

I’LL BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW…

…I’m in a DVD.  It’s educational.  In New Zealand.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING TO DO?

Learn.  And listen to music.

HAVE YOU EVER LIVED IN ANOTHER COUNTRY? 

I grew up in New Zealand and have spent a bit of time in Italy.  Now I live here on Australia.

WHAT IS YOUR DREAM HOLIDAY DESTINATION? 

To do the Camino de Santiago.

WHY DID YOU BECOME A TEACHER? 

I became a teacher after I went to art school to pay off my student loan.  When I started, I loved it!  I taught Art and Design for 2 years at a high school then wanted to teach young children.  I really enjoyed having fun with 10-year-old kids.  They made me laugh a lot and I worked hard to help them learn.  I thought, ‘I would do this job for free.’  It’s a very rewarding job.  Teaching English has been a great way to travel and work.  I really love watching my students become more confident and enjoy speaking a new language.

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WHAT IS YOUR ENGLISH LEARNING TIP? 

Write a diary entry and listen to English music.  Take a notebook with you when you’re out and record new vocab and phrases you hear.

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

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