Heather T

South England

Heather T

Hello, my name is Heather. I have been teaching English for 15 years. I live with my husband, Chris, and our youngest son (1993) in the lovely suburbs of Bristol. We are used to having visitors at home and enjoy having people around and learning about different cultures. We would love it if you joined us in the evenings to converse, watch TV or films with us.There is a small park opposite our house, where you can watch local teams playing football and cricket, depending on when you are here. If you are here in August, students often see hot air balloons flying past their bedroom window during the International Balloon Fiesta.


No smoking No pets at home Teacher pick-up from airport Wifi available at home
No smoking No pets at home Teacher transfer WiFi available

Location information

Location: Warmley, Bristol | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): Bristol Airport (BRS)  20 minutes

Nominated transfer location(s): Bristol Airport (BRS)

Heathrow Airport Supplement: + £60

Nearest railway station: Bristol Temple Meads

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Academic information

I have taught IELTS, Business English and exam-based courses for over 15 years. I worked in a college of Further Education for 12 years, teaching, helping international students, setting up courses and liaising with employers to do on-site training for their employees.

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Family information

My husband, also in his 50s, works in Retail. He works a shift system, so different hours each day and some weekends. When he isn’t working, he likes to relax with TV or films, or go for long walks. Our youngest son, in his early 20s, lives with us. He works full-time in a theatrical lighting hire company and is often out in the evenings and at weekends, especially during the summer. He loves to play the guitar, go climbing and visit country pubs with us or his friends. There are several lovely pubs near us, which we can take you to for a traditional English pub experience.

I enjoy cooking, baking and visiting the countryside. I have National Trust membership and like to take students to beautiful country houses, such as Dyrham Park and Lacock Abbey, which are very typically English and very tranquil. I love watching period dramas and crime dramas on TV and going to concerts. If you enjoy theatre or music, I will find out what is on when you are here and we could go together.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

We have 3 bedrooms – the smallest bedroom is the student’s room. There is one bathroom in the house and a separate toilet. We have a small back garden with patio, bbq and garden furniture – sometimes, if the weather is nice, we have our meals and lessons in the garden. Within 20 minutes walking distance, there are local shops, a Chinese take-away, a fish & chip shop, a small park with a duck pond, a gym, railway path for walks and bus stops to take you into Bristol or Bath.

About the local area

We are in a suburb on the outskirts of Bristol. It is a quiet area with some local shops just 3 minutes from the house. There is a retail park with a large supermarket and clothes shops 20 minutes from our home by foot, a swimming pool, cinema and ten-pin bowling a short distance away and a gym nearby, which visitors can use. We are close to the Bristol-Bath railway path which is perfect for long walks or a cycle ride and we have a bike you may borrow.

Excursions you can take with your teacher

Bristol, Clifton Suspension Bridge – Drive to Clifton to see the famous bridge, walk over the bridge to the visitor centre and in the nearby area. Have a drink at the hotel bar overlooking the bridge and explore the interesting shops in Clifton Village.

Cost: Free

Bristol, Harbourside, Ferry and museum – Visit the M-shed museum of Bristol, walk around the harbourside and take a boat trip around the harbour, admire the architecture, house boats and interesting developments from the water.

Cost: Free

Bristol – BBC Studio Tour – Visit BBC Bristol and do a tour of the studios, see how the News is produced and take part in a radio play.

Cost: £10

Bath, Royal Crescent, Victoria Park and Holbourne Museum – Take the train to Bath, walk through the park to Royal Crescent, see the art collection at the Holbourne Museum and admire Bath’s architecture.

Cost: Free

Lacock, Abbey and village (National Trust) – Drive through the countryside to the beautiful village of Lacock, visit the Abbey (where some of Harry Potter was filmed), have tea/coffee in a traditional English tearooms.

Cost: £10