I am qualified science teacher (PGCE) with a degree in biological sciences.
I have been teaching since 2014 in various hell holes until I found somewhere less detrimental to my emotional well being (the weather is great here in Baghdad btw) and am seeing light at the end of the newly(ish) qualified tunnel.
I started my degree as a mature student (26 – mature, REALLY?!) after various crappy jobs – the sort that require no qualifications, work you into an early grave and don’t pay well. Thank God I became a teacher eh?