Sarah Burwood has a BA Honours degree and an RSA DTEFLA. She has worked as a teacher and teacher trainer in Italy. She has also been Director of Offsite Courses, Youth Programmes Co-ordinator, and Course Director for the Studio School of English in Cambridge.

Until recently, she was an academic Manager for Young Learners courses at Bell Educational Trust in Saffron Walden, and she is currently working as an ESL/EFL teacher and freelance teacher trainer in Vancouver, Canada.