Fernanda W


Central England

About
Fernanda W


I have a background in Business but have been teaching English to foreign junior students for the past few years. I have taught students of all abilities and prepared students for the IELTS exam. I am originally from Brazil so am fluent in Portuguese. I have been living in the UK for over 15 years and my husband is British. We are a happy and communicative family who all find the experience of home-tutoring students rewarding and enriching.

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

Location information

Location: Harston, Cambridgeshire | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): London Stansted (STN) 45 minutes

Nominated airport(s) for transfers: Luton (LTN); Stansted (STN)

London Heathrow transfer supplement: +£60 one-way

Nearest railway station: Harston/Cambridgeshire

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Academic information

I have the CELTA qualification to teach English as a foreign language and a degree in Business.

Courses taught

Family information

I live with my husband Mark who is a computer programmer. He is a mathematician and also writes computing books. I have a son (17/04/2003) who likes water polo and music. My daughter (17/08/2007) likes swimming, dancing, drama and diving.

My family all enjoy swimming and the outdoors. We regularly go to local parks and have picnics and play football. I especially enjoy cooking for my family and friends and we all like reading. We are a very welcoming family and enjoy the experience of hosting international students.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

Our house was built in 1760 and is full of character. There is a large kitchen and conservatory as well as a mature garden. Students have a twin bedroom with a large desk and private shower room next door.

 

About the local area

Harston is a very sought after village, just 5 miles south of Cambridge. It is a quiet village with lots of beautiful walking trails We live behind a farm and we have lots of nice neighbours with children. Cambridge is full of attractions including the university colleges; Kings College chapel and backs; the River Cam; the Botanical Gardens; and all the shops and restaurants. Further afield, is Ely cathedral and London is just an hour by train.

Excursions available with this teacher

Duxford Air Museum – If you like aeroplanes, then you will want to see one of the largest displays of old planes. Get up close to a Spitfire, marvel at the supersonic Concorde, peer into General Montgomery’s wartime caravans and experience the size and scale of the mighty tanks. In the newly transformed American Air Museum open from 19 March, find out about American air power from the First World War and beyond. Discover the personal stories of those whose lives have been shaped by their experiences of war. Lots of interactive displays and hangers to explore!

Cost: £18.00 per adult and £9.00 per child. If there is an Air Show that day, it can cost up to £ 40.00 per person.

Punting on the river Cam – Over its 800 year history, the University Colleges have expanded from their original locations and in doing so have created the picturesque area along the River Cam named ‘The College Backs’ due to the number of colleges lining the river banks. It is along this stretch of the river that the majority of punting tours operate.

Cost: Prices for the punt hire vary between £25.00 and £28.00 per hour.

Day Trip to Thorpe Park (close to London) – One of UK’s largest Theme Parks – 5 of the top Roller Coasters in the country!

Cost: around £40.00 per ticket

Cambridge Botanical Garden – We owe the existence of today’s much larger Botanic Garden, occupying a 40 acre site between Hills Road and Trumpington Road, to John Stevens Henslow, the Professor of Botany at Cambridge from 1825 – 1861. Henslow laid out the Garden to accommodate a wonderful tree collection. But he also planted his ideas about variation and the nature of species that would be taken up in a revolutionary fashion by his famous protégé, Charles Darwin. Since its opening in 1846, Cambridge University Botanic Garden has been an inspiration for gardeners, an exciting introduction to the natural world for families and a refreshing oasis for all our visitors. This heritage-listed Garden has been designed for both year-round interest and seasonal inspiration so, whenever you visit, you will find plants to intrigue and enchant.

Cost: Free

Fitzwilliam Museum and other Museums in Cambridge – The Fitzwilliam Museum contains artefacts from Ancient Egypt right through to 17th Century Amour, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology’s collections span nearly two million years of human history, on all six inhabited continents, while the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences is a favourite with children as it take you on a 4.5 billion year journey through time, from the meteoritic building blocks of planets, to the thousands of fossils of animals and plants that illustrate the evolution of life in the oceans, on land and in the air – and there are many more!

Cost: Free