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: Detached House - Australia
Teaching Qualifications and Experience
I have a Bachelor of Business Communications degree from QUT completed in 1979. I have fifteen years experience in public relations and fifteen years experience in journalism. I have recently completed a TEFL course and intend to teach English abroad in the future.
I studied French in a homestay in Rouen with Alliance Francaise and found it extremely rewarding.
I have also been involved in an English-speaking program with Spanish adults through Vaughan Systems in Spain.
I have a love of language I am keen to share with others.
Hobbies and Interests
I write crime fiction and have a website for my work - www.dustydexterpi.com. I enjoy ocean swimming at Mooloolaba all year. I love to travel and have visited Europe on extended holidays several times. I read extensively over a great range of subjects. I love modern dance, theatre and movies.
The good-size bedroom with built-in cupboards and its own bathroom opposite overlooks the garden. It is at the opposite end of the house to the main bedroom offering privacy. There is no traffic noise
Excursions and Local Attractions
The Sunshine Coast - it's "beautiful one day, perfect the next". The coastline is made up craggy headlands and miles of white sandy beaches where you can swim all year round. There are surf breaks and quiet swimming beaches to suit any swimming desire. The weather is mild in winter and warm enough for the most timid to swim in summer. The Sunshine Coast has a relaxed lifestyle only one hour from the capital city. The Coast is home to the Crocodile Hunter's Australia Zoo and many other attractions including the Ettamogah Pub, Underwater World and Aussie World. There are many golf courses and bowling greens, as well as other sporting facilities. Behind the coastal region is a green hinterland, its small towns lined with artists studios and quaint shops. The famous Eumundi markets, each Saturday, attract thousands looking for handmade gifts and foods. My home is a quiet oasis among gum trees and tropical palms, yet only minutes to the beach and the major shopping plaza.