Clare was born in Durham, in the north east of England. She graduated in French and TEFL at the University of East Anglia in the UK and has been teaching English as a foreign language for almost thirty years. She taught in many European countries before her arrival in Belgrade and has been teaching communication skills as part of Contemporary English III at the faculty for five years. She is an IELTS and ESOL oral examiner for the British Council, teaches report writing at the British and Australian Embassies and also specializes in English for the Financial Sector. She works as a language consultant and does editing and proofreading for numerous institutions and NGOs including the Institute for Pedagogical Research, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, FON, The Faculty of Economics and The Institute for the Protection of Intellectual Property.