Niki is originally from Royston, a small market town in Hertfordshire, England. She completed her BEd. (Hons) degree at De Montfort University, Bedford and has been teaching since then. Her early career was UK based but since 2005, she has moved with her family and worked in Cyprus, Beijing and now Singapore. Niki also has a Cambridge English Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) from Language Link, Beijing.
Niki has always been passionate about teaching and working with children. She considers it to be a great privilege and responsibility to help shape the minds of the next generation and unlock the potential within each child.
She believes that she is in a privileged position to be able to provide the personalised support to ensure that every student can progress, whatever their starting point; achieving more than they ever dreamed possible, and to remove any barriers that stand in their way.
She also believes that it is her responsibility to help children to grow as individuals, love learning, and be inquiring, knowledgeable, compassionate and caring global citizens. She believes strong community links, where parents, students and teachers all work together in genuine partnership with open and regular communication are vital to achieve this.
She is particularly interested in working with non-native English speakers and being part of the process of unlocking the English language for them. She finds it immensely rewarding to witness the special moments of success when learners are correctly supported and encouraged to thrive.
Niki has moved to Singapore with her husband and youngest son. Besides travelling, she enjoys cycling, yoga, weight training, reading, the outdoors and nature. Most recently, she has had a go at Roller Derby!