Karin F


Karin F

About
Karin F


Teacher introduction

Welcome to our international home. I grew up in Kuwait, studied in USA and worked in Germany. I now live with my children in a quaint english market town called Buckingham situated between historic Oxford and modern Milton Keynes, known for shopping and leisure activities. We are an active family and enjoy wakeboarding on the weekends, walking the dog, playing board and card games as well as cooking and eating a variety of different international dishes.

No smoking Children at home Private bathroom available
No smoking Children at home Private bathroom

Location information

Location: Buckingham

Nominated airport(s) for transfers: Luton (LTN) £125 each way

 

Academic information

After completing my school education in Kuwait, Middle East, I moved to America completing a Masters in International Relations from the University of Chicago. I have lived in Germany working as a translator for Arabic, German and English. In England, I completed my PGCE teacher’s degree specialising in Languages.

Courses taught

Family information

I have 5 children. My 2 eldest boys (1996 and 1994) are studying Chemistry and Business at University. My daughter(2000) lives at home and is vegan. She is very socialable and also enjoys reading and cooking. My twin sons (2002) who also live at home are very keen wakeboarders and also like gaming, reading and playing board games. We have a dog called Kaiser who is a Collie/Labrador mix and loves to play ball.

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Teacher’s hobbies and interests

I enjoy going to the movies,shopping, cooking, walking our dog, Kaiser, playing card games and visiting museums and galleries. It would be a pleasure to have you join me

About the teacher’s accommodation

We live in a quaint market town with many shops, tearooms and restaurants. Our home is a end terraced victorian house with many original features and a lovely garden adjoining the bowls club. There is a bedroom with a large king size bed available and a shared family bathroom. Alternatively, there is a cabin in the garden, close to the house, with an ensuite shower.

About the local area

Buckingham is a pretty little market town. We live at the edge of the town and are lucky to be able to walk into town or walk to the countryside (Stowe gardens is at our footsteps). There is also a swimming leisure centre with a gym and various exercise classes. You have access to bus transport which will take you to Oxford City or Milton Keynes which is known to have the largest snow dome where you can ski, snowboard, rock climb,go to the movies, bowling and many restaurants. Milton Keynes train station also offers a quick 35 minute journey to London.

Excursions available with this teacher

1 – Oxford City

A visit to historic Oxford where we can walk around and admire the historic architecture. After lunch we can visit the Ashmoleum or River Pitt museum.

Cost: Free

2 – Box End water sports park

On the weekends, my sons love to wakeboard while I jog around the lake. Would you like to have a go at wakeboarding. The aquapark is open from April – October.

Cost: Free

3– Milton Keynes Activity day

There is so much to do in Milton Keynes. Enjoy a trip to the movies,indoor rock climbing or bowling with us

Skiing and snowboarding sessions require booking in advance . Prices vary according to age and day of the week. Please see the Milton Keynes Xscape website .

4 – Stowe Gardens National Trust

Enjoy a walk through the magnificent gardens of Stowe House where we can explore the labyrinth, swing on a giant garden swing or play on a giant skittle alley with wooden abacus. The temples next to the lake offer the perfect spot for a picnic.

Cost: Free

5 – Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour

The Warner Bros. Tour is an absolute must for Harry Potter fans. It is an hour away from us, but a worthwhile trip

Cost: £90