Ann M

South England

Ann M

I am an English teacher and have taught in secondary school. I have a keen interest in travel and have lived abroad at various times in my life. I love meeting people from other cultures and introducing them to the fantastic range of English cultural experiences near my home. I look forward to working with students and designing English lessons to engage confidently with the language.


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: Cranleigh, Surrey | View a map of this location

London airport(s) with transfers cost: 

Gatwick (LGW) £100

Heathrow (LHR) £240

Nearest railway station: Guildford

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Academic information

I have a PGCE in secondary education. I have taught English at all levels in a secondary school for 18 years, preparing students for public exams and the IELTS certificate. Prior to becoming a teacher I worked in computing, publishing and PR.

Courses taught

Family information

My four grown-up children all live away from home now, and are employed in very varied ways: from PR, to TV film production to criminal psychology! They visit occasionally, or we meet in nearby London where two of them live, and we spend holidays like Christmas and Easter together. I currently live alone, but my partner, Jeff, is a regular visitor. I love reading (predictably!) and belong to a book group. I have a very attractive garden, and for me gardening is a great way to get some exercise. I enjoy cooking and trying out new recipes which I would enjoy sharing with students. I enjoy walking, and have done some very long walks while on holiday (the Camino to Santiago de Compostela, for example) and Surrey has some great walking countryside. I’m passionate about the theatre and try to go frequently – mainly to London – and this could be an exciting option for students too.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

My house is a Victorian semi-detached house in a quiet road close to the village centre. The village has a range of shops including supermarkets, pharmacies, department store. Students have a private bedroom (double bed) and use of the shared bathroom with bath and shower. Sitting room, dinng room and kitchen are all available for the student’s use. The garden has a seating and dining area.

About the local area

I live in the largest village in England: Cranleigh. It is very attractive and has many typically English features: cricket green, old pubs, cottage hospital. It also has a leisure centre with a swimming pool, gym, tennis courts; and an Arts centre where music, comedy and films are on the programme. Further afield (8 miles) is Guildford, a historic market town with its old castle, a cathedral and plenty of shops and restaurants. From Guildford station it’s only a 35 minute train trip to London Waterloo with all of the attractions of the capital city. In the other direction is the south coast with Brighton only an hour’s drive away. Hampton Court, Wisley gardens and Jane Austen’s home in Chawton are all within easy reach.

Excursions you can take with your teacher

Hampton Court Palace – A visit to the Tudor royal palace, home to Henry VIII, with a tour of the palace and gardens, including the famous maze, followed by a drink in nearby pub.

Cost: Free

Leith Hill – A walk up one of the highest points on the North Downs, including climbing the stairs to the top of the tower with views of the south coast or London, and tea and cake from the tower kiosk.

Cost: Free

Sporting activity – Choice (walking distance) of swimming, cycling or tennis, or in Guildford, swimming, ten-pin bowling or ice skating.

Cost: Free

Day trip to London – Visit the National Gallery, Covent Garden, the Globe Theatre or whatever interests the student.

Cost: Travel costs