Louise B

Tutor Ref#: BON001

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Teacher Introduction

I have a great passion for teaching for English as a foreign language. I find it extremely rewarding and satisfying. Having travelled extensively, I have empathy with my students and understand what it is like to learn a new language. I enjoy sharing my home with students and spending time with them. Before I became a home stay teacher, I taught English at a language school in London; and lived in Dubai where I worked for an airline.

Teacher Qualifications

I have the RSA qualification to teach English as a foreign language. I have a degree in Applied European Languages.

Teacher Hobbies and interests

I have many interests, including photography, cooking and travelling. I enjoy reading and I am a member of a local book club. I like going to the cinema and theatre. I love walking my dog in he local countryside and sometimes I go on very long walks to raise money for charity.

Teacher Family

I live with my husband, Justin. He works in the automotive industry. Justin likes riding, keeping fit, photography and cooking. We have three children, two boys and a girl. The boys go to the local school (dates of birth: 2005 and 2007) and like football and minecraft. Our daughter (date of birth: 2011) loves playing on her bicycle and on the trampoline. We have a dog and a cat.

Teacher Home details

I live on a farm near the village of Priors Marston in the county of Warwickshire in central England. My home is a large, converted barn which has five bedrooms. It is situated in beautiful countryside amidst woods and lakes. My husband's family live very close by in their own home. Priors Marston is a pretty village with a pub, a school and a shop with a post office. There is a country club a few minutes away by car which has a swimming pool, golf course, gym and a bowling alley.

About the local area

Priors Marston is a friendly village and I know many people so you will have many opportunities to practise your English. You can catch a bus to nearby towns such as Leamington Spa, Southam and Rugby. Leamington is very attractive architecturally and has good shops and many cultural activities on offer. Southam is small town with a weekly market and interesting shops. It is not far to the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, which is a major tourist destination. It is the birthplace of the great writer, William Shakespeare, and it has a number of places of historical interest to visit. It is a pretty place and it is nice to walk along the river and or to stop for something to eat at one of the many eating places. If you like castles, you must visit Warwick where there has been a castle for 1,100 years. There is much to do and explore, including the dungeons and the gardens. A trip to the city of Oxford is another interesting excursion. The university, dating from the 11th century, is one of the most prestigious in the world. You can tour the colleges, many built in the Gothic style, and visit the hall of Christ Church which was used as a location in the Harry Potter films. The beautiful Cotswold area is nearby. It has some of the most scenic landscape in England with picturesque towns and villages where you will find interesting shops and tearooms. London is readily accessible, by train, for a day trip to see all the sights and attractions.

How to get here by public transport

Trains from London leave Marylebone station for Banbury where I will be wating. The journey takes about one hour.