Michelle taught Modern Foreign Languages for over thirty years: French from Nursery to A Level, German from KS2 to KS3, Beginners Russian as well as GCSE English Language and Literature.
She worked in a variety of educational settings: grammar schools, international school, comprehensive schools, hospital schools, pupil referral units and in a girls school. She taught single and mixed sex classes as well as streamed, setted and mixed ability classes.
Michelle specialised in teaching languages to those with Special Needs (medical, social, educational and behavioural). She taught English to Russian-speaking Afghani refugees; French and German to ex-pats; and languages through the media of sport and music.
Michelle specialised in Gifted Education, gaining a Certificate in Gifted Education from the University of Roehampton in partnership with Gift Ltd.
She has recently been appointed an Associate Examiner with EDEXCEL Pearson and still teaches French and German revision sessions in the run up to GCSEs.
Although now retired from teaching full-time, Michelle continues her love of languages by supporting adults in their language learning; hosting French Lunches, French Film Nights and German Film Nights within her own home.
She also watches television programmes and films in French, German and Russian.