Good fun to be around
Ever since I gained my teaching qualification (CTT+) in Sheffield in 2008, all I've ever wanted to do is share my wealth of knowledge with others so it can improve their working lives. The night before presenting my final video presentation to the "panel" to judge, I practised in front of the mirror all evening. I was that hyped up – I couldn't sleep at all that night. I've never forgotten that feeling!
There is no better feeling than standing in front of a class full of students hanging on your every word, and that feeling will never disappear. I try to make the learning experience as enjoyable as it can be, and ensure my delegates feel comfortable.
I am always looking for ways to improve my skills
or make my daily working life easier. Virtually every night I am studying (once the kids and missus are tucked up in bed!) to try to achieve perfection.
When delivering a course, you have to know your subject inside out, as students can ask you a wide range of questions. You must be able to answer at least 99.9% of them. I was once taught that you're not expected to know everything, as this just makes you seem like a robot.
Also, admitting you don't know something gives you more credibility, as it shows that you are telling the truth about everything else. Having said that, there is no harm in trying to achieve perfection.
I work for a company in Peterborough called Veterinary Business Development, where I've been a graphic designer for more than 10 years.
I also specialise in teaching Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat courses.