Kaddy and Martin-B

Kaddy and Martin-B

Kaddy and Martin-B

Teacher introduction
We have worked as full-time teachers both in the UK and abroad, where we enjoyed learning to live in different host cultures. Martin now works on his art and music, while I work as a guardian and revision tutor. We moved to Oxford in 2017 because it is a great place to live, with theatres, cinemas, galleries, museums and live music venues, set in a town in which you are able to breathe a deep sense of History. Welcoming international visitors enables us to share all this and to use our local environment as not only a learning resource, but somewhere to have fun.
Teacher home details
Our home is within easy walking distance of the Thames where you can watch the university boat crews training as you either walk along into town, or walk to Iffley lock. Hinksey park which has won a green flag award, is also a short walk away.
We are on a bus route and a cycle trail, both providing easy access to the attractions of central Oxford. Oxford is quite a small town which hosts 2 universities and a range of other educational establishments. It has a very modern shopping centre, but there are still a number of narrow roads and passageways through which you can wander to find yourself surrounded by College buildings dating from the middle ages. Other attractions include the Bodleian
Teacher qualifications text
We are both qualified teachers, with long careers. Kaddy has a B.A hons in Biology and Philosophy, and an M.A. in Education. Martin has qualified teacher status, has taught music and art in schools, and has taught ESL.

About the local area
Our home is a semi-detached house over 3 floors. We have 3 bedrooms. The rooms in which we welcome visitors are on the first floor. One room has 2 single beds, and an en-suite bathroom with toilet and bidet-douche. The other has a double bed, and shares the main bathroom of the house. The ground floor has Martin’s study, and a large living area divided up into kitchen, dining and sitting areas. This looks out over the garden and trees beyond. People tell us that our house is full of light and colour.
Teacher family
Martin and I have been together for more than 30 years. Having spent a lot of time in France, we both speak French. We have a son in his 20s who is also bilingual, and is studying an M. Math in Canada. Whytham Street has a community feel to it, and we have very friendly neighours.
Teacher how to get here by public
Wytham Street runs parallel to Abingdon road, where there are very regular buses to central Oxford which is a short walk from the bus and rail stations. There is a 24-hour bus service from Oxford to London and its airports, and good rail access to London, Birmingham and further afield. There are also abundant taxis.
Teacher hobbies and interests

Martin is an artist and improvising musician. I am interested in politics, enjoy cycling and work as a voluntary independent visitor for Oxford City Council. We don’t have a television but share a range of interests like going to theatre/cinema/concerts, walking, gardening, reading and playing cards. We are a vegetarian family who enjoy cooking and sharing food.