Gillingham, UK: The house is situated in a residential area of a small country town, close to all local ameneties including a mainline station. The area is very pretty and quiet but there is plenty to do in the surrounding towns. The house itself is modern, bright and comfortable. There is a garden in which to eat when the weather is good. The people in the area are very warm and friendly and there is plenty of opportunity to practise your English with my friends and family!
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: Semi-Detached House in UK
Teaching Qualifications and Experience
PGCE (Post Graduate certificate in Education), Birmingham 1984
BA Hons 2:1 English Literature with Philosophy, Sussex 1979-1982
2011- Freelance English language teacher in Rome
2004-2010 Administrator of the theatre department at Bryanston School, Dorset, UK
Responsible for the organization of productions within the school (600 pupils boarding full time) contracts, bookings and supporting the teaching staff in the department.
2001-2006 King Alfred’s School Shaftesbury, Dorset. Teacher of English including both grammar and literature.
1986-2001 Teacher of English
Hobbies and Interests
Art, literature, cinema and cooking and eating out.
Excursions and Local Attractions
The Saxon hill town of Shaftesbury and its abbey ruins. The beautiful and historical spa town of Bath with its Georgian architecture and Roman baths (also very good shopping!) Salisbury with its lovely cathedral and old town centre. Stourhead gardens and house open all year round for beautiful walks. The Dorset jurassic coastline with great views out to sea. Lots of good pubs to stop off at during a walk. London is less than 2 hours away and a weekend day trip would be fun to see galleries and museums. It is easy to arrange horse riding and golfing nearby and there is a newly built swimming pool and gym in the town, ten minutes walk from the house.