As part of our regular feature about some of the great teachers we are lucky enough to have here at GV Noosa, this week we hear from Lucy, who is currently teaching our pre-intermediate class.
How long have you been teaching at GV Noosa and what did you do before you worked here?
I started teaching here in September last year but qualified in 1995, so have been an English teacher all my working life.
Do you speak another language and what was your biggest challenge when learning it?
I have very basic Spanish and French. I can ask where the toilets are or reserve a room with a shower! The hardest thing was not being able to write things down. I am a visual learner and teacher. I’m conscious of how hard it is to learn if you are not an auditory learner and that’s the reason why I always try to write things up on the board.
Which class are you teaching at the moment?
I’m teaching Pre-Intermediate A. We’ve only been together for two weeks so we’re still doing activities to get to know eachother. We’re a great team, they’re all gorgeous!
Please tell us about a student in your class who you feel has made outstanding progress…
Sergio, from Colombia, was in my elementary class last year and has made amazing efforts to reach his current level. He’s a really nice guy too!
What do you enjoy most about teaching at GV Noosa?
Everything, really, everything! Especially the students, of course. They are a lot of fun and we have a great time together, it’s as simple as that!
If you weren’t a teacher, what job do you think you would be doing now?
That’s a good question…nothing! I’m a born teacher and can’t imagine myself doing anything else.
What do you like most about living on the Sunshine Coast?
The weather and the lifestyle. My favourite spot is Noosa River – it has a relaxed ambiance and I love spending time there with my family.
What is your favourite cafe, restaurant, shop or place in Noosa?
My favourite restaurant is called Alegria, a wonderful Spanish tapas place in Sunshine Beach.