Year 8 Blue
My name is Letitia and I am from South Africa. I completed my degree in BSc Chemistry and PGCE at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. I have a passion for young people and through teaching I want to make a difference in students’ lives. I firmly believe in student oriented education where learners must be fully involved in their education and I am willing to go the extra mile for each learner. My teaching experience in South Africa included working at IMPAK as a part-time teacher while completing my studies after which I moved, as a full time teacher to Hoërskool Warmbad which is a parallel medium High school teaching Mathematics and Physical Science. Besides teaching I love to travel, scuba dive and to camp. In 2015 my husband and I decided to move to Thailand where I taught Primary Science at an English programme school in Rayong. The dream was always to live in Phuket and work at an International school. I was overjoyed when given the opportunity to join the Mathematics team at HeadStart in January 2016. I am looking forward to continue working with staff and students from around the world and cannot wait to see what the new academic year holds.
Homeroom Teacher Introduction
I am an English speaking Mathematics teacher from the UK, and I have lived in various places around England, Germany and Northern Ireland as my family is part of the British Military.
Outside of school I am interested in sports, particularly rugby, golf and cricket but I have expanded my interests to football and badminton since living in Thailand.
I chose to study Mathematics at Portsmouth University, where I spent my summers as an Activity Manager for Italian school students. I enjoyed working with young people and I realised my passion for teaching, returning to Portsmouth University to qualify as a Teacher of Mathematics. Since then, I have enjoyed teaching Mathematics at GCSE and A-Level at two contrasting schools where I have had the chance to enhance and vary my teaching styles. Good skills in Mathematics are important in day-to-day life and I believe students can progress quickest with a varied approach to learning.
I am hugely excited to be continuing my career at HeadStart and look forward to further contributing to the success of the students at the school academically and through the Duke of Edinburgh International Award which I am coordinating this year.