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Ailsa is a gem! My son adores her and clearly learns from her. Highly recommended!

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I am a native English speaker from Glasgow, Scotland who has recently moved to Berlin. In September, I will begin working as an Early Learners teacher at a bilingual Kita. I am a very creative, expressive, and caring person. I believe in being kind to those around me and the importance of being a good listener. I decided to leave the UK in 2016 to expand my knowledge in art, design, education, and culture. I first moved to Stockholm to work as an au pair for a family with two young children. I then moved to the Basque Country, where I worked as an au pair for two girls, and as an English language assistant at a primary school. In July 2017, I worked as a coach at The Village, an immersive English summer camp near Madrid organised by one of the top 100 bilingual colleges in Spain. This year, I worked in Bilbao as an English Teacher for Capital Languages and as an Early Learners Educator at the American School of Bilbao. As an au pair I lived with bilingual families, teaching the children English through creative activities, games, storytelling and music. In Stockholm, I was given the opportunity I was given the opportunity to cook for the family most evenings. I am passionate about cooking and healthy eating, so I tried to engage and involve the children in preparing the meals as often as possible. At the American School of Bilbao, where I worked every Saturday, I was part of an amazing team of EL teachers. I taught the youngest class, of children aged four and five. In my class, I hand-made visual material that connected to songs, stories, and activities that all related to the learning objectives. I believe in teaching empathy and kindness to create a supportive environment, and understand the importance of communication, patience, sensitivity, and differentiated instruction for diverse learners.







    • B.Sc (General) Mathematics

      University of St. Andrews, Scotland

    • B.A. Fine Art: Sculpture and Environmental Art

      Glasgow School of Art


English Teaching 90 %
Arts and Crafts 90 %
Vegetarian and vegan cooking 80 %
Yoga 70 %


    • Early Learners Educator – The American School of Bilbao, Spain

      EFL Programme: English Teacher, EL1 (ages 4 - 5). Science Activities in English, EL1 - 6 (ages 4 - 7). Personalised Lesson Plans.

    • English as a Foreign Language Teacher – Capital Languages, Bilbao, Spain

      English Teacher (ages 7 - 18), classes taught with books by Pearsons. Cambridge Exam preparation (A1 - B2). Conversation classes (children and adults).

    • Coach – The Village Spain, English Summer camp, Cuenca, Spain

      Teaching English to children (ages 7 - 18) through art, music, dance & drama activities. Specialising in video animation and C.V. preparation.

    • Auxiliares de Conversación – CEIP Laukariz, Mungia, Bizkaia, Spain.

      English language assistant. Teaching English (ages 5 - 11), planning & design of games & activities.

    • Au Pair - Stockholm, Sweden and Bilbao, Spain

      Teaching English (ages 3 - 7), activities, games, arts & crafts, babysitting, housework, cleaning. In charge of food shopping and healthy cooking.


English 100 %
Spanish 50 %
Deutsch 20 %