Jayne B


South England

About
Jayne B


I am a CELTA teacher and have taught general English to children and adults. My business career, including working in non-British contexts in Germany, Austria and Finland, and MBA training have given me key insight to support teaching business English.
I live in Faversham, Kent, with my husband Steve. I have two children: Harriet, who is 25 and lives in Canterbury; and Jonathan, who is 23 and at university in Liverpool.
My interests are garden design, walking, running, literature, theatre, opera. My husband is a local historian and naturalist.
We can offer historical tours of the town and bird-watching trips in the nearby coastal marshes. I am a good cook, and it would be a pleasure to welcome foreign visitors to meals and celebrations with our family and friends. We can offer comfortable double-room accommodation with a modern, private bathroom.

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

Location information

Location: Faversham, Kent | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): London Gatwick (LGW) 80 minutes, London Heathrow (LHR) 95 minutes

Nominated airport(s) for transfers: Gatwick (LGW); Ashford Eurostar; Ebbsfleet Eurostar

Heathrow airport supplement: +£70 one-way

Nearest railway station: Faversham; Ashford International (Eurostar) 30 mins

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Academic information


As well as having the CELTA, I have a 1st class degree in English and American Studies and a Master of Business Administration. My business background is in telecoms, mainly in mobile data solutions development and business development.

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 Family information


I live with my husband Steve. I have two children: Harriet, who is 25 and lives in Canterbury (8 miles from Faversham), and Jonathan, who is 23 and at university in Liverpool. Although our children are grown up and left home now, we spend a lot of our time with them and with their friends. We have friends who have teenage children, and we are in touch with fun activities for young people. My son is a keen skate-boarder and swimmer.

My interests are garden design, walking, running, literature, theatre, opera and cooking, and I would be delighted to share any of these with visitors. My husband is a local historian and naturalist. We can offer historical tours of the historic Faversham and bird-watching trips in the nearby coastal marshes. Both my husband and I have a good knowledge of the sites in Canterbury and London; would be delighted to share this with visitors.

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About the teacher’s accommodation


Our house is a four-bedroomed detached house with a garden in a quiet area of Faversham – very low levels of traffic. The accommodation that we offer is a double room with modern, private bathroom; an additional single room can be made available if required. We are within a 15-minute pleasant walk of the centre of Faversham, or a 5-minute drive.

About the local area


Faversham is a beautiful medieval town in Kent – the Garden of England – with many architecturally important buildings, including the Grade 1 Listed Parish Church, with its medieval wall paintings. The town is well situated, close to the cultural, historical and business centres of London and Canterbury, and 25 miles from the Channel ports. The town has good facilities, including indoor and outdoor swimming pool with 1m, 3m and 5m diving boards, water-park and recreation grounds.
We are less than four miles from the north Kent coast, and we enjoy spending time on the beach walking and swimming – and having beach barbecues on summer evenings. Faversham is in the heart of the Kent countryside, with close access to lovely country and coastal walks. And if you’re interested in shopping, we are a 30-minute drive from one of the biggest shopping centres in Europe – Bluewater.

Excursions you can take with your teacher

Faversham – A beautiful medieval town in Kent, the Garden of England, with many architecturally important buildings, including the Grade 1 Listed Parish Church, with its medieval wall paintings.

Cost: Free

Historic buildings and houses – Visit Canterbury Cathedral and National Trust and English Heritage properties in Kent and East Sussex.

Cost: Free

North Kent coast and countryside walks – We enjoy spending time on the beach walking and swimming and having beach barbecues on summer evenings. Faversham is in the heart of the Kent countryside, with close access to lovely country and coastal walks.

Cost: Free

Shopping – If you’re interested in shopping, we are a 30-minute drive from one of the biggest shopping centres in Europe – Bluewater.

Cost: Free

Adventure activities – Visit the GoApe forest adventure centres.

Cost: £25-£35, depending on age