Kate W


South England

About
Kate W


Hello, my name is Kate and I am a mum of three lovely children. We live in the beautiful town of Tunbridge Well. If you come to visit us, we will study both in the classroom and out and about in many different environments, covering a variety of topics from food to families. We will also sample a number of different ‘British’ foods, including fish and chips, curry, roast chicken and English breakfast as well as having a go at pizza, biscuit and jam making following a trip to a pick your own farm.

 

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

Location information

Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): London Gatwick (LGW) 40 minutes

Nominated transfer location(s): Gatwick (LGW), Ashford Eurostar

Heathrow airport supplement: +£70 one-way

Nearest railway station: High Brooms

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Academic information


I have a degree in Japanese from Oxford University, a postgraduate diploma in journalism and a PGCE teaching qualification in modern languages from Sussex University. After a Yorkshire upbringing where I developed a passion for languages, I read Oriental Studies at Oxford University in the 1990s. I have been teaching English for 2.5 years.

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Family information


I am married to Mat, a writer and have three girls (8, 5 and almost 3) who love dancing, swimming and drawing. I am a keen runner and love taking part in races. We are also an active family and like swimming, walking and camping.

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About the teacher’s accommodation


We live in a lovely semi-detached Victorian House in Tunbridge Wells. The large double bedroom is comfortable and bright, with a shared modern bathroom. The house is a short walk into Tunbridge Wells town centre and shops.

About the local area


Tunbridge Wells is a beautiful town with many historical buildings and a good sense of community. There are lots of activities in the area, from swimming to horse riding, tennis and golf.

Excursions you can take with your teacher

Bodiam Castle – Step back in time at this beautiful 14th century castle

Cost: Free

Bateman’s – Home to Rudyard Kipling, author of the Jungle Book – explore the house and gardens

Cost: Free

Bexhill and the De la Warr Pavilion – Art Deco gallery and the lovely seaside at Bexhill

Cost: Free

Swimming at Larkfield leisure centre – Enjoy the wave machine and slides at this fun water centre

Cost: £10

London  A walking tour of the sights in London, plus a trip on the London Eye

Cost: £70