Teacher Spotlight - Mr Swift
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week Salma Ishaq chats to Matthew Swift - Teacher of Modern Studies


     
 

Full Name:

Matthew Swift

 
  Place of Birth:
Edinburgh
 
  Education:
University of Glasgow - BA in politics
 
  Hobbies:
Golf, football (Hibernian fan), current affairs & politics, food & cooking.
 
  Interesting fact:
Loved listening to Rock bands when he was younger, like Corn and Eminem. He even went to a Slipknot concert!
 
 
     

Salma

What got you interested in Modern Studies?

Mr Swift
I have always been interested in politics ever since I was quite young and I enjoyed modern studies at school. My family life also gained me an interest in modern studies as we always had the news on and discussed current affairs.

Salma

Why did you want to become a teacher?

Mr Swift
I wanted to do a job where I felt that I could make a difference and to do something positive for other people. It also helps that I enjoy working with young people

Salma

Did you always intend to become a Modern Studies teacher?

Mr Swift
No, when I was around eighteen, leaving school, I thought about becoming a Physical Education teacher but the first thing I ever remember wanting to become was a chef. Although that dream didn’t come true I still enjoy cooking now.

Salma

How have you enjoyed teaching the pupils of Madras College so far?

Mr Swift
I really enjoy teaching them and they have made my first year of school really enjoyable, and I have met some really interesting pupils with many different opinions.
Salma

Do you have any words of wisdom you would like to pass on to anyone studying Modern Studies?

Mr Swift
Just to take a keen and active interest in the world around them, in their local community and to think for themselves in doing so. They would make their community as good as it could be from picking up the correct skills in this subject.

Salma

Thank you very much for your time today.

by Salma Ishaq