Bio

Margaret graduated from Teachers’ College with distinction and taught primary learners for a number of years before retraining as an ESOL teacher.  She enjoyed 12 years in Christchurch teaching English as well as tutoring on TESOL courses.  She became skilled in IELTS preparation, facilitating short courses, teacher support and curriculum guidance.  She returned to her hometown of Napier in 1999 and enjoys working at New Horizon, where staff and students are able to share their individual experiences and talents.  She loves her faith, family, writing and house design/building.
Qualifications:
  • Graduated from Ardmore Teacher’s College with Distinction
  • Diploma of Teaching
  • CELTA Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Royal School of Arts)
Why I like teaching English:
I find it gratifying when students tell me they used to hate learning English but now they love it because of the teaching style.  I also feel very happy to be part of the process of a student’s migration to New Zealand, entrance to university or getting a better job.