Kevi M


Central England

About
Kevi M


Welcome to our comfortable, calm home – an excellent environment for intensive studying. We can accommodate 1 or 2 students and an accompanying adult could also stay. We love meeting students from all over the world and enjoy hearing their English improving during their stay. I enjoy cooking healthy British meals often with international influences.  We lived in France for four years and are French speakers.

The university city of Cambridge is a short bus journey from home and we often walk through the city, visit the museums, or take afternoon tea. It’s a beautiful, busy, friendly and cosmopolitan city.

I have taught juniors and adults, from beginner to advanced level using an interesting range of resources and activities. Lessons are created to match your individual requirements and if you have a special requirement or interest, I can prepare specific lessons – for example intensive conversation practise, English Literature (including Shakespeare), or lessons on British culture and regional accents. I also teach English for healthcare workers and teachers. All my students have improved both their English, and their confidence in speaking during their stay.

 

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

Location information

Location: Highfields Caldecote, Cambridge | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): Stansted (STN) 45 minutes, Luton (LTN) 65 minutes

Nominated airport(s) for transfers: Stansted (STN)

Heathrow airport supplement: +£60 one-way

Nearest railway station: Cambridge

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Academic information


I am a Cambridge CELTA English teacher, teaching homestay students.
PGCE qualified Primary school teacher, with 5 years as a teacher in the state school system.
BSc (Hons) Organisational Behaviour Graduate.
I previously worked as a nurse and I have taught students with special needs, including working with visually impaired children and dyslexic people.

Courses taught

 Family information

My husband works as a Chartered Accountant in manufacturing industry. He goes to the gym, plays table tennis, watches all sports on TV and is an enthusiastic gardener.

Our son (1998) is interested in science. He is away at university studying Electronic Engineering, returning in the holidays. He likes computer and board/tabletop games and reading.

Our daughter (2000) bakes excellent cakes and is working and studying as an apprentice pastry chef in Cambridge. She likes to visit her friends and sometimes practises new recipes at home.

Our god-daughter (2002) occasionally stays with us in the holidays.  She enjoys going out, especially to the cinema, baking and playing board games.

My mother lives in a nearby village and she comes to lunch on a Sunday, when we have a traditional roast dinner.

We like to share our activities with our students and we want to find out more about you, so bring photos of your home and family! Breakfast and lunchtimes will be shared by just student(s) and teacher, but our evening meal usually involves other family members and we like to talk at the dinner table.

At the weekend, we might watch a classic movie at home, walk in the local countryside, visit nearby sites of interest and sometimes visit a pub or tea shop in a neighbouring village. You are welcome to join my husband as he relaxes by working in the garden most evenings.

Depending on your interests, we could visit the cinema. museums or galleries, go shopping or stay at home and play board and card games. We have a number of nearby gyms and golf facilities.

My daughter and I both enjoy cooking and you may wish to demonstrate a classic dish from your home, or experiment with an English language recipe. We sometimes barbecue on warm summer weekends.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

Our home is a detached house in a quiet village about 12km from Cambridge. We have a lounge, kitchen dining room, conservatory and a light study room. We have a beautiful garden!

There are 2 guest bedrooms on the ground floor with use of a private shower room. Both rooms are fully furnished and have central heating radiators. The red room is suitable for allergy-sufferers as it has a laminate floor.  This room can be arranged with a single bed, twin single beds, or a super-king size double bed. The blue room has a fitted carpet, a single bed and plenty of storage for personal belongings.

We do not accept smokers under any circumstances.

About the local area

Our village has a tennis court, shop and bus stop within 10-15 minutes walk. You can take the bus to Cambridge if you wish, but we drive there most days.

In Cambridge there are plenty of museums and shops, and two art galleries. The city itself is fantastic for sight-seeing at any time of year and there is a thriving market. You will visit the spectacular Kings College Chapel and also have a superb view if you climb the tower of Great St Mary’s church. Cambridge has cinemas, theatres, a swimming pool, a bowling alley and plenty of parks and open spaces.

Punting on the river Cam is great fun and a guided tour of the college backs is advised. Local people like to enjoy a picnic while being entertained by beginners trying to punt! If you want to try punting, we suggest you bring some dry clothes, just in case…

We can accompany a student to Wimpole Hall (entry £18) – a local stately home and maybe even an accompanied sight-seeing day trip to London (travel costs £25).

Excursions you can take with your teacher

Cambridge sight-seeing walking tour – Museums/galleries, shops, the market.

Cost: Free

Kings College Chapel – You can also climb the tower of Great St Mary’s Church for superb views of the city.

Cost: Free

Punting – Great fun on the River Cam. A chauffeur guided tour of the college backs is advised.

Cost: Free

Wimpole Hall – Our local National Trust property – part of our national heritage.  Bring your walking shoes!

Cost: £18

Day trip to London – Accompanied sight-seeing in the capital – Tower Bridge, The National Gallery, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben  etc…

Cost: £25