Senior Android Engineer and fully qualified teacher
I am currently a Senior Android Engineer at a major UK company, although I do not come from a computer science background.
I started my career as a professional musician and fully qualified music teacher, teaching both in the UK and internationally, including in the Middle East.
Always interested in computers and technology, I began to teach myself to code when I returned to the UK from teaching abroad. With no prior coding experience or computer science degree, I taught myself first Java and then Android Development, launching a successful app on the Google Play Store. Later on I got my first job as a Mobile App Developer, before advancing my career to the point where I am now the Senior Android Engineer, developing an app used by millions.
This unique combination of having no computer science background, being a fully qualified teacher, and making the career switch myself makes me an ideal instructor in guiding students in their journeys at acquiring this wonderful new skill.
Not only have I done this myself (taught myself to code), but as a fully qualified teacher I am expert in putting together an integrated curriculum where the path from beginner to master is carefully crafted to leave my students with a deep understanding, a shared passion and enthusiasm, and the proof that this journey is possible, as proven by myself as instructor.
I can't wait to share my knowledge and skills with you, and hope to see you on my course!