Karen B


South England

About
Karen B


I have worked in Education for 15 years and been a Primary school teacher for 4 years. I can offer personalised English language lessons on a one to one basis, covering a wide range of needs and levels of ability and a range of ages from 9 upwards. Our home offers a comfortable, peaceful place to study, yet is within easy reach of the vibrant city of Canterbury and all the outstanding tourist areas in the South East.
I have the passion and drive to personalise my teaching for the individual needs of each student to enable them to achieve their goals and gain maximum benefit from their stay, whilst enjoying the experience of becoming part of our family enjoying our home and culture.

Private bathroom available Teacher pick-up from airport Wifi available at home
Private bathroom Teacher transfer WiFi available

Location information

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

Nearest airport(s): London Gatwick (LGW) 90 minutes

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

Heathrow airport supplement: +£70 one-way

Nearest railway station: Broadstairs

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Academic information


I have a Bachelor of Arts honors degree in Child and Youth studies and a foundation degree in education. I have a Post Graduate Degree (PGCE) in teaching. Within my current post I am a schools coordinator of Modern foreign Languages, responsible for the teaching and planning of MFL throughout the school.

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 Family information


I live with my partner John. He is a self-employed builder. We live with our dog Misty, she is a border collie and very placid and obedient, and our cat. We have a grown up daughter and son-in-law in their 20’s and they may occasionally visit when they want to go paddle boarding and surfing on one of the beautiful beaches on our doorstep.

We are very interested in History. John often goes metal detecting on places of archaeological interest and has found many pieces of interest. As a family we are a part of the ‘War of the Roses re-enactment group’, we travel to many beautiful castles and places of interest, all over England to re-enact medieval battles. We are all keen walkers and walk our dog twice a day on one of the many beautiful beaches nearby. I regularly attend my local gym where I also swim. I enjoy going to our local cinema to catch the latest releases. I like to take part in various dancing activities.

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About the teacher’s accommodation


We can offer a beautiful home in a convenient location, only a 3 minute walk to the nearest shops, pubs and bus stop. There is 1 room available with a private shower, toilet, wash-basin and a T.V. with access to wifi. We can offer delicious home cooked food, my partner is a particularly good cook, he is happy to create meals around your preferences.

About the local area


Broadstairs is a small town in the county of Kent in South East England, it has a truly brilliant mixture of Victorian architecture, cobbled streets and cliff top walks with many sandy beaches within 10 minutes’ walk.
Broadstairs has many shops, restaurants pubs and micro-breweries, as well as many leisure facilities. There are golf courses, tennis courts, surf schools, sailings schools, zoos a library and museums.

Excursions you can take with your teacher

Broadstairs – St Peter’s village tour, where costumed guides bring history to life. A visit to Charles Dickens’ museum and Bleak House where Charles Dickens wrote many of his novels, followed by Crampton Tower Transport museum.

Cost: Free for the town, small charge to museum.

Ramsgate – Royal Harbour – A tour of the WWII Ramsgate tunnels. A tour of The Royal Harbour and Pier followed by a visit to St Augustine’s built by famous architect Augustus Pugin.

Cost: Free

Margate – Visit a traditional seaside with many creative and retro attractions from Dreamland, the UK’s original pleasure park with historical rides and classic side shows, to the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery, often showcasing many of JMW Turner’s paintings.

Cost: Free

Canterbury – A visit to the famous Canterbury Cathedral followed by a visit to Canterbury Museum and city walk. Canterbury has many shops to explore!

Cost: Free

Dover Castle or Wingham Zoo – Either a tour of the historic Dover Castle with a picnic in the castle grounds, or, a visit to the popular Wingham Zoo including a picnic on the lawned rest area.

Cost: Dover castle £15. Wingham £10.