Barbara T


London

About
Barbara T


I am a teacher of English language. In my experience, learning English in the home of your teacher is a very effective way to rapidly improve your language skills. I am a very patient and understanding teacher and I really enjoy seeing my students grow in confidence. Before I became a home stay teacher, I taught English to children with special needs and worked with adults to improve their literacy.

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No smoking WiFi available Pets at home

Location information

Location: Caterham, Surrey | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): London Gatwick (LGW) 25 minutes

Nominated transfer location(s): Gatwick (LGW); Heathrow (LHR); St Pancras Eurostar

Nearest railway station: Caterham

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Academic information

I have a BA (combined arts). Third World Studies formed part of my degree. I have a postgraduate certificate in difficulties in literacy development. I am a secondary school teacher (Cert. Ed.; specialism home economics).

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Family information

I live with my husband, Robin. He is a chartered accountant. He enjoys most sports and gardening. We have four adult children. Marika, who is a primary school teacher and John, who is a tennis coach, sometimes visit. We have a cat. I enjoy creative writing and I have had a few booklets published. I enjoy gardening, cooking and going to the theatre.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

We live in a four bedroom bungalow. One of these rooms is separate from the rest of the accommodation and we use it as an office. One of the three bedrooms is used by one of my children but he is often away. The guest bedroom is a twin room. There is a family bathroom. The bungalow was built in the 1970s and is open plan but quite spacious. There is a lovely garden with a lawn, flowers and shrubs.

About the local area

There is a bus stop just down the drive and buses go to Redhill and Reigate. Caterham station is about two miles away. Things I like to do with students include baking cakes and going to the nearby town and shopping centre of Croydon. Surrey has many stately homes (e.g.: Polesden Lacey, Clandon Park and Hampton Court Place) and picturesque gardens (e.g.: Hatchlands park, Savill Garden and Loseley Park) to visit.  There are some architecturally attractive towns and villages to explore that have good shopping and restaurants such as Guildford, Reigate and Dorking. If you like the outdoors, you can go cycling, walking, play golf, go to the races or use the local swimming pools. Although we live in the countryside, we are very near London so it is easy for students to explore the sights and attractions of the capital.

Excursions available with this teacher

Baking or cooking – Baking bread and cakes or creating meat and fish dishes.

Cost: Free

Cooking lesson – Cooking student budget meals or dinner party food to share with invited guests.

Cost: Free

Sports activities – Choose from: playing croquet, watching cricket, playing tennis or swimming.

Cost: Free

London trip – Visit to a London art gallery or museum and lunch at a restaurant.

Cost: Free

River trip – River boat trip to Greenwich or visit to Hever Castle and lunch.

Cost: Free

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