Type of Programme
One-to-One, personalised English tuition living full-board with the tutor's own family and in the tutor's own home, including local visits and excursions, meeting friends, neighbours and professional colleagues etc.
Type of House: Country House - Ireland
Teaching Qualifications and Experience
Degree in Rubber and Polymers for Polytechnic of North London 1989
Masters Degree in Integrated Management Systems, Birmingham University 1991
Diploma in Management Studies (Year 1 of MBA program) from North Hampton University 1995
TEFL from Galway Language Centre (Bridge Mills, Galway City) 2011
13 years in management positions in the manufacturing industry.
5 Years as a business owner & Employer in Retail
5 Years providing grinds to local students
2011 Undertook TEFL qualification which included teaching experiences in a Language School.
5 years hosting & teaching
Hobbies and Interests
We are a active family and enjoy many outdoor activities such as pitch & putt, hill walking, jogging, cyclying, fishing, paddle boarding and other water sports, all of which can be enjoyed locally. The boys love playing football & hurling, we also love cooking and socialising with family and friends
We have a large home with 7 bedrooms, so visiting students can choose. Our children are also happy to share as we are used to students staying for an academic year who ultimately become like family, & regularily return on short visits. Most rooms have a double & single bed, wardrobes, mirror & desk
Excursions and Local Attractions
Banagher is a small rural town situated on the River Shannon. It has a large marina which attracts tourists on river vacations from all over Europe. It offers traditional music pubs, golf, equestrian activities, water activities, hill walking, tennis, pitch & putt, fishing and has many historical points of interest.
We are located in the heart of Ireland, a visit to Dublin and/or Galway city would have to be included. We are close to Clonmacnoise one of the most important historical monastic sites in Europe.
We are located near two larger towns which offer cinemas, bowling, and shopping.
Farming is an integral part of Irish life and we would include a visit to a diary farm, a goat & cheese farm and turf cutting.
We have an active and social family life and would include our students in all family activities, with trips to some of Irelands top attractions. We have enjoyed hosting students for over 4years from France, Germany, Italy, Poland & Spain & have made many new life long friends.