Lola is from Manchester and completed her BA in History and Politics at Liverpool University before working in the House of Lords for a year. She completed her PGCE in Manchester and worked at a small primary school in Greater Manchester before teaching at a British International School in Budapest, Hungary.
“I am a huge Man U fan, I worked in the stadium when I was 16 as a waitress. It is such a great place to be, the atmosphere of it. It really cements the love of the team.
I was a personal assistant for one of the Lords in the House of Lords, it was really interesting. I arranged meetings, do research, prepared for interviews. I even got to meet Hugh Grant! It led me into teaching. I realised I could make more of a difference as a teacher, face to face on a smaller level. I always knew I wanted a job that wasn’t just an office job but making a difference in people’s lives. I knew I could help them understand something that they thought they could never understand.
I enjoy reading, I’ve always like reading, my cousins used to call me Matilda! I really like to travel and see new places. When I lived in Hungary, I really enjoyed traveling around Eastern Europe and the Balkans. I am looking forward to learning more about Asia and traveling here too. I also enjoy running and take part in 10K races when I can. I am really excited to be here and looking forward to meeting the students and parents and being a part of the Bangkok Patana family. I am really excited to be in Asia and facing a new challenge.
A good teacher is someone who enjoys learning themselves. If you don’t enjoy learning you don’t motivate your students, I want to instil in the children that they want to come to school and enjoy it. Be passionate about it, be motivated and put 110 percent. I think it is important to know that working with younger children isn’t just finger painting and playing.”
We set the stage for the skills for later years in school like reading, writing and math. We are the building blocks for later skills like language, arts, geography. We are teaching actual life skills.
Learn more about all our new teachers here: https://www.patana.ac.th/new-teachers-2019-20/