My name is Alex and I’m from Liverpool in the UK. I’ve been working at the Gu Tian branch of York English for just over a year now. I came here as a teacher with no previous teaching experience, now I teach students ages 3 – 12.
Since I graduated university the only thing I knew I wanted to do for certain was to teach English abroad. Initially I was a little apprehensive to choose China as my destination of choice; I was scared of how big the country was, and how far from home, not to mention how intense the culture shock would be. However, York English got in contact after finding my CV on an ESL recruitment site, and after putting me in touch with people who currently worked at York to ease my concerns, before I knew it I was applying for the role.