Helen Waldron is a veteran EFL teacher who is now making her mark in the ELT materials writing world. Find out why Helen believes that teacherpreneurs should cultivate their networks and support others as well as the importance of keeping a sense of balance.
Helen, can you start off by telling us where you teach?
I teach freelance in companies around Hamburg, Germany.
How long have you been teaching?
Over 30 years, which makes me a real survivor! I have to add I’ve recently reduced this to 2-3 days a week, and am spending the rest of the week writing company materials and translating. Writing ELT materials is the new adventure.
Can you describe a typical teaching day?
If I’m teaching, I get up earlier than I would like, as I seem to have an odd affinity for teaching techie people (why do they all get up so early?). Having spent years coaching senior managers one to one, I’ve recently returned to teaching elementary and pre-intermediate classes,...