Elizabeth Theotocatos was born, raised and educated in Johannesburg, South Africa. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education with majors in English, Psychology and Education. She continued her post graduate studies with an Honours Degree in Applied Linguistics, and a Masters Degree in Shakespeare and Education from the University of Birmingham. She has been teaching for 24 years, in private schools and frondistiria both in South Africa and Greece, most recently preparing students for IGCSE and IB Diploma. She has taught across the spectrum, from A Junior through to Proficiency, IELTS, TOEFL and English for adults. Her other passions are cooking and wine-tasting and she recently enjoyed a Sabbatical break to compete in Masterchef.