Karen M

Karen M

Karen M

Teacher introduction

I am a highly qualified and experienced teacher of English as a foreign language. As well as teaching general English, I prepare students for examinations. I have been an English teacher for over 15 years. I have a passion for English language teaching which I use to engage and motivate my students. I find the home environment makes the learning process more enjoyable for students. Before I became an English teacher, I was a manager in the insurance industry.

No smoking Private bathroom available
No smoking Private bathroom

Location information

Location: Bristol

Nominated airport(s) for transfers: Bristol (BRS) £50 each way


Academic information

I have the CELTA and the DELTA qualifications to teach English as a foreign language

Courses taught

Family information

I live with my husband, Brad. He runs his own business in the painting and decoration sector. Brad enjoys playing golf, watching rugby and going swimming. We have two sons. Our sons no longer live at home but visit regularly. We have two cats. I attend weekly yoga classes which students are welcome to join. I enjoy cooking, swimming and walking.

Teacher’s photos

Teacher’s hobbies and interests: I play netball twice a week. I enjoy cooking, swimming and walking.

About the teacher’s accommodation

I live in a five bedroom detached house, located in a quiet residential road, in the city of Bristol in south west England. There is a garden.

About the local area

My home is a 20 minute bus drive from the centre of the city of Bristol. It is a large, university city with a historical heritage and many interesting things to do. Near the house you will find a gym and a swimming pool as well as tennis courts and ten pin bowling. There is also a large shopping mall.
Bristol is the home of the SS Great Britain, the world’s first ocean going liner, and of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, both designed by the great engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. There are a number of museums and art galleries as well as a science and discovery centre. It is nice to explore the vibrant redeveloped dock area with its eating and drinking places and interesting shops. Bristol is the birth place of the artist, Banksy, and you can go on tours to see his graffiti art around the city. Outside the city, you can explore the countryside and the coast and visit stately homes and castles.

Excursions available with this teacher

1 – Local museums

Visit local museums, Art Gallery and historic houses dating back 200 and 400 years. http://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/bristol-museum-and-art-gallery/

Cost: Free

2 – Clifton Suspension Bridge

Discover Brunel’s iconic bridge and learn how it became one of Bristol’s treasures.

Cost: Free

3– Cabot Tower

Climb 32 metres to the top of this landmark and enjoy wonderful views of Bristol!

Cost: Free

4 – SS Great Britain

Discover what it was like to sail from Bristol to the United States of America in the 19th century and meet Mr Brunel, the engineer, himself! http://www.ssgreatbritain.org/

Cost: Under 17 years £8 over 17 years £14 (cheaper with student ID)

5 – Bristol Zoo

Visit the world’s oldest provincial zoo! Bristol Zoo was built in 1836 and has lions, penguins and a family of gorillas to see as well as many other endangered species. http://www.bristolzoo.org.uk/

Cost: 15-18 years old £9.35 over 18 years £14.45 (cheaper with student ID)