I'm a native English speaker, currently living and working in Sevastopol in Crimea, Ukraine. I am the Director of Studies at IH Sevastopol.
From 2007-2008 I did my CELTA (Certificate in English Teaching to Adults) part-time at Durham University Language Centre during my final year of university.
From 2008-2011 I worked in Brno in the Czech Republic as a TEFL teacher September-June and for Kaplan / WELS International Centres (formerly owned by IH) at their Ardingly Centre in the UK for a few weeks each July and August.
After that, I spent two years teaching at International House Newcastle in the UK, from 2011-2013.
I am passionate about teaching, and am constantly trying to develop professionally. To that end, I am a member of twitter (@sandymillin) where I follow many interesting educators who constantly provide useful tips - highly recommended. I did my Delta (Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults) from September 2012 to December 2013. I have also completed the IH BET (Business English Certificate, 2008-2009), IHCYL (Young Learners Certificate, 2009-2010), IH CAM (Certificate in Advanced Methodology, 2010-2011) and IH COLT (Certificate in Online Tutoring, 2011).
In my free time (!), I love reading, Bookcrossing (@sandyundead), films and travelling. However, my main addiction is learning languages. I currently speak English, French, German, Spanish and some Czech. I'm learning Russian, and (occasionally!) Mandarin.