Photo credit: Saima Ahmed
Born and raised in North London, UK, I have worked as an English teacher and writing specialist for six years in the UK, Italy, and in Canada.
I have a BA in English literature from the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK), and an MA in English literature and creative writing from Concordia University (Montreal, Canada). I have taught English as a second language, English literature, creative writing, as well as drama, art, and sports. My students have ranged from people as young as six to those in their 60s. For the last four years I have worked as a writing specialist and editor (working one-on-one and delivering workshops), and as a tutor.
I am also a playwright and published author. My work has been published in Soliloquies, Headlight, and Matrix Magazine. In 2017 my theatre company, Bangers and Mash, was nominated for the Freestanding Award for Making Small Things Happen in Big Places.
I have an up-to-date Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.