Anna-Karin H

South England

Anna-Karin H

I am originally from Holland and my first language is Dutch which gives me a unique insight into learning English as a foreign language.
I have been married to a Scotsman for 22 years and slowly have been teaching him the Queens English.
As a Primary School, Montessori and CELTA teacher I have taught for many years, having lived and worked on four different continents.
My children are now in and through university which allows me to dedicate my time to my students in a comfortable, cosy and safe home environment located in the picturesque South Downs, an area of outstanding natural beauty with easy access to London for sightseeing and numerous Royal Colleges of Art, and Portsmouth with the Historic dockyard, which all students enjoy thoroughly.

No pets at home Private bathroom available Horse riding available Teacher pick-up from airport Wifi available at home
No pets at home Private bathroom Horse riding Teacher transfer WiFi available

Location information

Location: Liphook, Hampshire | View a map of this location

London airport(s) with transfers cost: 

Gatwick (LGW) £100

Heathrow (LHR) £120

Nearest railway station: Liphook

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Academic information

I have been teaching for more than 20 years in Holland, Oman, Singapore, Venezuela and England. Not only in class situations, but I have also worked one to one with children who needed extra help.
For the last two years I have been a host mother for several teenagers who stayed with me over the summer holidays.

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 Family information

During the holidays our son (1996) returns from University and helps ‘entertaining’ the guests. His passion is football, but he will play any sport if you show an interest. Our daughter (1994), who qualified for University last year, is now travelling the world and will be back in September 2016. She loves baking, shopping and all girly activities and is very happy to assist in all these.
We are fortunate to have numerous first class golf courses nearby where knocking a ball around with some students have been lots of fun.

I love playing the piano (I’m not very good, but really enjoy it) and encourage students to take their own music. My other hobbies are swimming and cooking. Over the years I’ve had a lot of fun cooking different national and international dishes with my own children and my guests and trying out recipes from our famous national baking program ‘The Great British Bake Off’.
As a family we love to go to Queen Elizabeth Country Park to go kite flying.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

We live in a detached house with a big garden. Our house is in walking distance from the station, the village and a big supermarket.
The bedroom has a king size bed and ample cupboard space. You will have your own private bathroom. When my children are not at home, we also have a single room with an en-suite and a room with a queen size bed with the private bathroom.

About the local area

Liphook is a large, 600 year old village in the county of Hampshire. Liphook is located between Portsmouth and Guildford and is about an hour train journey from London. The trains go hourly to the different cities and the in between lying towns and villages.
There are a lot of castles, cathedrals and historic monuments in the South of England which are mostly at a reasonable driving distance.
We also have the hawk conservancy where you can learn some basic handling skills and have an insight into the work of the Hawk Conservancy Trust.
There are many sport facilities in the area; golf courses, open air swimming pools, lakes or rivers to go rowing, horseback riding, tennis facilities, spa’s and leisure centres with ten-pin bowling, swimming pools and gyms.
These activities can all be organised, but obviously some do come at a cost.

Excursions you can take with your teacher

Chichester cathedral day trip or afternoon trip – This beautiful cathedral in the centre of Chichester is more than 900 years old. It is both ancient and modern. The visit can be combined with a visit to the quaint shopping town of Chichester.

Cost: Free

Guildford castle day trip or afternoon trip – Guildford castle is a historic monument with a panoramic view of Guildford and the beautiful surrounding countryside. This visit can be combined with a great shopping experience in Guildford. Great for buying presents for friends and family.

Cost: Free

Devil’s punchbowl afternoon trip – Here you have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of South Downs national park, followed by a drink at the Devil’s punchbowl cafe.

Cost: Free

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard day trip – A visit which will take you on a journey through time in the Royal Navy. Definitely worth a visit when you are in the south of England.

Cost: £25

London day trip – A trip to London can include a boat trip, a visit to the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London or a walk to see all the famous landmarks.

Cost: £25-£50

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