Alison has a degree in Civil Engineering and is a trained Maths teacher from Kenilworth, Warwickshire. As a child she lived in Zimbabwe, and before starting a family lived in Zambia and Botswana. She has taught Maths at her local comprehensive school for over 25 years, interrupted by living in Poland for a year and most recently in Mumbai for over three years. Whilst in Mumbai she was involved with Muktangan, helping weekly at the planning sessions for the Standard VI to X Maths teachers and also observing lessons. The teachers were looking for ways in which to explain the mathematical concepts as clearly as possible so as to enhance the understanding of the pupils. Back in the UK now, she is continuing to help pupils of all ages and abilities understand Maths better through private tuition, and is keen to continue her involvement with Muktangan.