After starting out TEFL teaching with spells in the UK, Finland and briefly Hong Kong, Sandra has spent over 20 years in Italy where she teaches a mix of general English classes, spanning various ages and levels including many projects in the state school sector.
Sandra works free-lance, collaborating with the British Council Exams Centre in Milan as a Cambridge examiner for their speaking papers including the Young Learner Tests since their launch.
She has revised and written material for various tefl textbooks and guides and is the author of Macmillan's Starters & Movers Practice Test Books (Jan 2011) and YLE Skills books (Jan 2014) and corresponding Teachers' Guides.
Sandra trains non-mother tongue teachers with her methodology courses and workshops always focusing on practical solutions to real needs of language teachers. She has spoken at various conferences. Her prime work motivation is the personal rapport with her own students. Her work ambition is to help improve how school teachers engage learners, above all how they facilitate their students' learning by providing enjoyable and valid class practice opportunities.