Anita R

South England

Anita R

Hello, my husband and I live in Poole on the south coast of Dorset next to lovely walks to town. We enjoy hiking and barbecues on the beach as we are from South Africa where we lived an outdoor life. We enjoy exploring the coastline, doing pub walks and learning about the history and nature of the area. I have done lots of different things in my life and look forward to teaching from my home. I hope to make it fun and interesting with some good home cooking as well!


No smoking No pets at home Teacher pick-up from airport Wifi available at home
No smoking No pets at home Teacher transfer WiFi available

Location information

Location: Poole, Dorset| View a map of this location

Nearest airport with transfer cost:  Southampton Airport (SOU) £190

London airport(s) with transfers cost: 

Gatwick (LGW) £ 290

Heathrow (LHR) £ 290

Nearest railway station: Poole

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Academic information

I hold a BA degree in English and Psychology (2000) as well as a Higher Education Diploma, a Further Education Diploma in Educational Computing (2002) and a CELTA qualification (2014).  I have a broad knowledge base and have worked in secretarial, laboratories and finance as well as teaching.

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Family information

I live with my retired husband.  Although we love animals, we have no pets at present.  My two girls are living with their husbands – one in Bristol with my little granddaughter and the other in Epsom near London. My husband loves fishing and sport but we do a lot of hiking and walks along the seafront and in the New Forest.  We also play tennis and swim when it is warm enough.  We love having the family down and barbecuing in our backyard.  I enjoy cooking food from different countries. We used to smoke mackerel and I used to paint on silk scarves and would be happy to take a student fishing or do something creative and teach silk painting.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

Our home has 3 bedrooms with one family bathroom and a front and back garden with two large trees in the front.  We have an outside table and chairs for bbq’s and can walk to the end of the road onto Canford Heath which is a wild open space with cows grazing and a view over Poole harbour in the distance.  We are within walking distance of Tower Park amusement centre and Bourne Valley Greenway which will lead you into town through the gardens.

About the local area

We are near a spectacular coastline and would enjoy showing our student around Old Harry’s rocks with lunch at the pub nearby. You can catch the ferry across to Studland to the beach there or walk to Tower Park just down the road, a huge entertainment centre. Poole park has good walks and views and the old town has some lovely old pubs on the quay near shops and museums. The New Forest is about half an hour away with nice walks, wild ponies and deer wandering around.

Excursions you can take with your teacher

Bournemouth seaside trip – Park at top and walk down to beach and along to pier. Zip slide on pier or fish and chips at Harry Ramsden’s or both.

Cost: Free

Cross Ferry to Studland – Drive to Sandbanks and catch ferry across to beach on Studland and walk on beach with incredible views of Old Harry Rocks and back to Bournemouth.  Picnic on beach or BBQ at Sandbanks.

Cost: Free

Visit Durlston Castle near Swanage – Drive to Durlston Head via Wareham and explore Castle and coast – globe and Tilly Whim caves. Lunch at castle with incredible views looking back to Bournemouth and Isle of Wight.

Cost: Free

Corfe Castle – Explore Corfe Castle and nearby village or do walk around area.  Pub lunch in Corfe.

Cost: Free

Oceanarium on beachfront Bournemouth – Explore oceanarium

Cost: approximately £9 (child) or £13 (adult)