My name is Carl Osborne and I teach English and EAL in the Secondary school. This will be my fifth year teaching at HeadStart International School, Phuket. I am 35 years old and I come from England, born and raised in a town called Stockport, which is just outside of Manchester in the UK. My hobbies include football, pencil drawing and cinema. I have been living and teaching in Thailand for the past nine years, four of which right here in Phuket. I am married and have two beautiful daughters who also attend HeadStart in Reception and Year 4. I hold a Master of Arts in Education and a PGCEi from the University of Nottingham, as well as the Cambridge CELTA English Language Teaching certificate. Over the past eight years I have gained valuable experience teaching English in some prestigious schools in Thailand including Chulalongkorn University and now here at HeadStart. Everybody learns at a different pace, and every student has different strengths and weaknesses in the classroom. My goal and purpose for the year is to help my students realise and use their strengths to help them overcome their weaknesses, in order for them to move forward, and make strides with their use of the English language.