Language Skills Mentor
Hello everyone ! I’m Danielle, a certified English language teacher with twelve years experience and a recently qualified Airline Pilot.
The path to where I am today has been slightly chaotic but greatly enriching.
Before launching into aviation education I was the founder, CEO & head chef of my own catering company for over 6 years as well as General Secretary of the Occitan & Catalan division of the Disciples of Escoffier, the world’s largest culinary association.
Prior to that I was an English language teacher at the Superior School of Information Technology in France as well as creating personalised classes and language coaching for individuals. Along the way, I also achieved a BA in Modern Languages.
My background includes mentoring culinary students to appropriately manage the pressure of international contests, preparation for high-profile work interviews in English and providing both mental support and linguistic development for people moving to or from an English-speaking country. Combined with my personal experience of having to adapt to a different language by moving to the South-West of France 19 years ago and fresh, first-hand knowledge of life as a student in aviation, I aspire to be relatable as your mentor.
We know that communication, especially in a stressful situation, can be challenging at the best of times, whether it be in the flightdeck, in an interview room or simply a social surrounding. We will work together on everything from vocabulary to confidence in order to create the best balance in structure, content and delivery for you to feel able and ready for the next step in your career.