One of the best ways to show your students that they are capable of anything is to lead by example. This site was designed to tell the story of how I broke down the barriers that aimed to stop me achieving my goal of studying at Oxford last summer.

As well as acting as campaign headquarters for my mission this site also hosts some useful resources and reflections related to my teaching interests.

30.01.2018 Update: I’m moving

Life, teaching and writing (fiction) has meant this site is a little more dormant than I’d like it to be. So if you want to learn how to use English to your advantage please visit my teaching site.

What does use English to your advantage mean? Well, essentially I got to Oxford thanks to my ability to choose the right words and put them together in a powerfully persuasive manner. Not only that but this ability got me a job at a top British university and secured my place on an MA in Teaching English for Academic purposes.

Click here and start rescuing your English today!

12.08.2017 Update: Mission Accomplished!

I did it! As the dust settles on two fantastic weeks at Exeter College, that challenged and changed me in ways that I couldn’t possibly have predicted, it’s time to thank the people who made it possible. Roll the credits:

Margarita Maria Higuera Espinosa (Feel it, believe it, do it!)
Luka Fogarty Higuera (Inspiration and Motivation)
Jenny Rojas (Role Model, Mentor and all round Success Rustler)
Heike Philp (How to be Generous)
Christine Smith (The enduring power of friendship)
Angus Vantoch-Wood (Mavern, Maverick and Marvellous)
Katy Yelland (EAP Consultant)
Vicky (Putting the Comedy into ELT)
and many, many more…