UKVS Podcast Episode #8 The Teacher Who Lives in a Van - The Flexibility of an Online School
SE01 #8 The Teacher Who Lives in a Van – Flexibility of an Online School
UKVS Podcast Episode #8 The Teacher Who Lives in a Van - The Flexibility of an Online School

#8 The Teacher Who Lives in a Van – Flexibility of an Online School

Imagine having the flexibility to combine what you love with travel. That’s definitely a reality for our science teacher, Hannah, the teacher who lives in a van! Hannah is not only a marine biologist and awesomely cool science teacher, but she’s also from New Zealand; which means she LOVES TO TRAVEL. She lives in her van and moves from beautiful location to location. Her lessons take place with different backdrops (and sometimes unwanted wild animals!). We often talk about how home schooling fits in to the student’s way of life. On this episode you’ll hear that it also works for our teachers too and provides such a flexible way to teach and enjoy life too!

UK Virtual School isn’t just any online school – We dare to be different! We offer a flexible online British Education adapted for the modern world, catering for Year 1 to iGCSEs for Home Educating families, Expats, and World Schoolers.

About Syd
Syd is the founder and visionary behind UK Virtual School, an online school set up in the peak of the pandemic. During this time the need for an alternative online education system became important. UKVS was born out of many families contacting Syd to set something up that was high quality, flexible and affordable. Syd, an award-winning educational disruptor, has extensive experience in education spanning over 13 years. She worked as a qualified teacher in state, grammar and private schools before becoming a full-time entrepreneur. During this time, she has worked with over 13,000 children, including home educating families.

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Key take aways

Hannah integrates her current location into her lessons where possible. It keeps the content fresh and creates a memorable learning experience.
Hannah finds working with kids is "dynamic". Often adults have established their way of thinking and won't change, where as kids are open to fresh new perspectives.
This modern way of schooling requires a good internet connection. Hannah's done lessons from all over world... in the alps, in the middle of nowhere in India, and on a Welsh mountain, without any problems. The biggest connection issues have always come in major cities in the UK!
Hannah loves working at UKVS for MANY reasons, but one of the biggest is because the class sizes are so small (a maximum of 10). This ensures that all her students' needs are catered for, all of the time.

Our Founder - Syd Femtinos

Syd is a multi-award winning educator with a vision to disrupt education. She has worked with over 13,000 children over the 12 years. Syd’s vision is to have an impact on the world through education – she wants to reach as many children and believes education can open up doors to a better and more fulfilled life.

She continues to work as a private tutor for a small selection of families providing 1:1 tailored approach. Syd has worked in radio, speaks at events, and supports other tutors and educators through coaching and support. She is a big advocate of girls in STEM (she holds a MSci in Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics) and won the Outstanding Woman in STEM award in 2019 for her outreach work through her work at Femtinos.

Our Founder - Syd Femtinos

Syd is a multi-award winning educator with a vision to disrupt education. She has worked with over 13,000 children over the 12 years. Syd’s vision is to have an impact on the world through education – she wants to reach as many children and believes education can open up doors to a better and more fulfilled life.

She continues to work as a private tutor for a small selection of families providing 1:1 tailored approach. Syd has worked in radio, speaks at events, and supports other tutors and educators through coaching and support. She is a big advocate of girls in STEM (she holds a MSci in Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics) and won the Outstanding Woman in STEM award in 2019 for her outreach work through her work at Femtinos.

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