Ruth likes to feel inspired. She enjoys making lists and loathes paperwork. She loves getting lost in a good story, playing on the swings and baking.

Since 2007 she has taught English as a foreign/second language. She has taught English in the UK, to studious Libyan and Saudi scholarship students, excitable Spaniards and hard-working illegal immigrants. She had an eye-opening time teaching to middle school students in Suzhou, China, and with greater success to primary school students in a public elementary school in Seoul, Korea. She is currently studying towards an MA in TESOL, whilst working at a study abroad company in London.

She inherited wanderlust from her parents and has friends and family scattered across the globe. She can speak very basic Mandarin Chinese and an embarrassingly small amount of Korean.

She hails from Essex in the South East of England and would appreciate it if you didn't mention white stilettos, the Sugar Hut or TOWIE upon learning of her home county. :-)

You can read of her (mis)adventures travelling, general musings and teaching ideas on this blog.


'I am prepared to go anywhere, as long as it's forwards.' - David Livingstone

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