Anne-Marie D

Anne-Marie D

Anne-Marie D

Teacher introduction

After being a successful host family for many years and enjoying the experience immensely, I decided to teach English to foreign students. I became a qualified teacher, teaching English at a local college. I have also been teaching English as a foreign language to students visiting the UK for the last three years. I have worked in a range of settings including colleges, private language schools and as a private tutor at home. I have also worked with many different age groups from 10 to adults.
Teaching is an incredibly rewarding job and I have had the pleasure to teach English from elementary through to advanced levels.
I live with my husband and my daughter in a beautiful detached house in the seaside town of Hastings. Hastings is a popular tourist attraction and offers a variety of activities for all ages. It is also situated close to Battle, Rye, Eastbourne, and Brighton.
Our house has excellent transport links with West St Leonards train station situation 5 minutes walk and a bus stop into town situated 2 minutes

No smoking No pets at home Children at home
No smoking No pets Children at home

Location information

Location: East Sussex

Nominated airport(s) for transfers: Gatwick (LGW) £110 each way 


Academic information

I am an EFL teacher as well as an English lecturer at a local college. I currently teach English to students aged 16-19 years.
I have worked at a private language school, a home tutor, teaching ESOL/EFL and at a local language college teaching various ages.
I have an EFL certificate and a professional diploma. I have a Bachelors degree

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Family information

Our household is relatively small. We have a quiet calm peaceful house for some of the time, which makes it ideal for studying.
We have one daughter who lives at home (2002) and she loves listening to music. She is currently studying for her A Levels but when she is not studying or with her friends, shopping, she loves going for long walks along the beach, hikes and exploring in the woods.
Also living at home is my husband, who is a Police Sargent. He loves having BBQ’s and relaxing in our lovely garden. He is also a very creative cook.
As a family we love to visit nearby towns and to eat outdoors.
Living nearby and an occasional visitor is our eldest son (1995) who does not live in our home but pops in to say a quick hello and update us with his recent news. He is very fit and spends a good deal of time either cycling or visiting the gym.
We do not have any pets.

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Teacher’s hobbies and interests

I enjoy walking along the promenade and the beach any time of day. I also like exploring in the local woods, as well as going for picnics. I especially like eating outdoors, when the weather is good.
Sussex is such a beautiful county and we love visiting National Trust properties and places of historical importance, for cultural purposes and try to do this as a family.
I really enjoy my gardening and spend a good deal of time in it in the summer months, preparing seeds, plants and making it a serene place to be.
We love watching movies and Friday night is movie night in our house. We get some sweeties and goodies and choose our movie and sit and chat and enjoy our time together

About the teacher’s accommodation

Our home is a beautiful large detached family home which was constructed circa 1920. It has some stunning period features such as stained glass windows, a carved wood hallway, an original fireplace together with an original oak front door.
There are four bedrooms upstairs, two of which are guest rooms. The family bathroom is used only by our daughter. My husband and I have our own bathroom and shower. There is another toilet downstaris.
On the ground floor is a very large kitchen, separate dining room, lounge, sunroom, a study, (which is the classroom) and a separate kitchen which serves the classroom.

About the local area

West St Leonards is a district of Hastings. Hastings is a lovely seaside town with a population of approximately 98,000 people .
There are many activities to do all year round, irrespective of the weather.
Many businesses have relocated to Hastings from the more expensive Brighton. Hastings has been the beneficiary of these changes by way of new and trendy shops and businesses offering more choices and unusual products.
In the summer months, Hastings offers much to do. It has a pier, which stages events throughout the year; it has a theatre, an art gallery and of course the charming and quaint old town, which is a must to visit. there is also a cinema, as well as independent cinemas; There is a funfair and amusements, as well as numerous cafes and restaurants. Let us not forget the fish and chip shops too! There are also walks along East and West Hills, with far reaching views towards Eastbourne and Beachy Head – but ideal places for picnics.

Excursions available with this teacher

1 – Brighton seaside trip

Description: A visit to a traditional British seaside including a visit to the Brighton Pier, a walk along the promenade and a picnic on the beach. After lunch, we will go on a walking tour of Brighton passing by the famous Brighton Pavilion.

Cost: Free

2 – Rye. Rye Harbour and Rye Model Village show

A visit to the beautiful Rye Harbour to watch the various boats and to go for a walk to the harbour arm to try to spot seals. Also shopping and walking round the historic town of Rye. Also to visit the Rye model village special show.

Cost: Free

3– Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

Visit the stunning Hastings museum, learn about Grey Owl and taste an educational and cultural experience

Cost: Free

4 – Eastbourne, Beachy Head and Seven Sisters walk

Visit the stunning seven sisters south downs nature trail which stretches for 100 miles from Eastbourne to Winchester.

Cost: Free

5 – Battle Abbey

Visit the historic town of Battle. Visit Battle Abbey museum and the site of the Battle of Hastings. This is a cultural treat.

Cost: £30