Claire T

Central England

Claire T

Claire is a teacher of English language. She believes that home stay teaching in a comfortable environment is very conducive to learning. Claire finds that the time a student spends with the family outside lessons helps to underpin learning and gives her opportunities to reinforce key points and gently correct ingrained errors. Claire has been a home stay student as she lived with a family in Mexico when she was learning Spanish. Before she became a home stay teacher, Claire worked in human resources for 25 years for multi-national companies at a very senior level, in the UK and overseas.

No smoking Children at home Private bathroom available Wifi available at home
No smoking Children at home Private bathroom WiFi available

Location information

Location: Stroud, Gloucestershire | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): Bristol (BRS) 60 minutes

Nominated airport(s) for transfers: Birmingham (BHX); Bristol (BRS)

Heathrow airport supplement: +£80 one-way

Nearest railway station: Stroud

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Academic information

Claire has the TrinityTESOL to teach English as a foreign language. She has a degree in industrial relations and personnel management. Claire is a coaching and mentoring practitioner.

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 Family information

Claire lives with her young daughter (2004). Her daughter attends a local school. She likes the outdoors and enjoys cycling and swimming. Claire enjoys cooking, gardening and sports. She attends the gym and goes swimming regularly. Claire is a keen skier. She likes cycling in the local countryside and visiting places of historical and natural interest.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

Claire lives in a very attractive, traditional house in the village of Bussage. The house has a garden and there is a cat.

About the local area

Claire lives in the little village of Bussage, close to the small town of Stroud in the heart of England. The village has a nice pub, a few shops and a church. There are buses to Stroud, Cirencester and Cheltenham. Sporting facilities in the area include golf, bowling, cycling and swimming. Stroud is a lively, attractive town with interesting shops, coffee shops, gastro pubs and art galleries. There are annual textile and art festivals. The city of Bath, a world heritage site, is not far. Visit the Roman baths and view the Regency (18th century) architecture. Bath is also known for its shops, restaurants and museums. Bristol is another city worth visiting. It has an ancient maritime history and the old dock area has been redeveloped to offer art galleries, museums, restaurants as well as historical ships to explore. Stroud is in the picturesque area known as the Cotswolds. There are pretty towns and villages amidst the beautiful countryside where it is nice to stop for a cream tea.

Excursions available with this teacher

Slimbridge Wetland centre – A visit to the world famous wetland centre and bird sanctuary established by Sir Peter Scott. An opportunity to get up close to the amazing flocks of swans, geese, flamingos and rare breeds from around the world. Walk around the beautiful site, feed some of the birds by hand, see the daily feeding of the delightful North American otters and perhaps take a Canadian canoe out on the waterway through the rushes. Lunch either in the café or a picnic in the sun.

Cost: Free

Family fun activities – Choose from ten-pin bowling, swimming or a cinema visit.

Cost: Free

Activities at the Cotswold Water Parks – Choose from a selection of water-based activities at the beautiful water parks. Try paddle boarding, kayaking, an inflatable ride or even waterskiing. If you prefer to stay on dry land, perhaps rent (or borrow) a bike and cycle along the cycle routes and pathways, enjoying the fresh air, numerous lakes and stop off perhaps for a picnic or lunch at one of the many cafes.

Cost: Free – £20.00 depending on activity.

Bath Spa – A visit to the historic city of Bath, a UNESCO world heritage site with the famous Roman Baths, beautiful architecture, excellent shopping and restaurants. A visit could involve a visit to the baths and a walk around some of the historic centre with a stop for lunch at a restaurant or café of choice and perhaps a little shopping for gifts or memories from the visit.

Cost: Entry to Roman Baths from £9.50 (child) to £15.00 (adult).

Cotswold Wildlife park – A visit to Cotswold Wildlife Park, one of the UK’s largest animal collections set in beautiful countryside and woodland in Oxfordshire. See giraffes, rhino, zebras, snakes, lemurs, giant tortoises and many more. Have lunch at the café, either inside or out in the open air enjoying the gardens.

Cost: From £9.50 (child) to £14.50 (adult).