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 cook healthy British meals. 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 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 interest, I can prepare specific lessons – for example English Literature (including Shakespeare). Students improve their English and improve their confidence during their stay.
I also teach English for healthcare workers and teachers.

 

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 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, reading and drama. Our daughter (2000) bakes excellent cakes and is studying as an apprentice in the Hilton Hotel in Cambridge. She does fencing and also likes drama. My mother lives in a nearby village and she often comes to lunch on a Sunday, when we have a traditional roast dinner. We like 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 and we like to walk in the local area sometimes visiting a pub or tea shop in a neighbouring village. You are welcome to join my husband as relaxes by working in the garden most evenings. Depending on your interests, we could play golf, badminton, or visit stately homes. We could also visit the cinema or the theatre, or stay at home and play board games. 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 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 has a laminate floor and can be arranged with a single bed, twin single beds, or a king-size double bed. The blue room has a fitted carpet and a single bed. 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, 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 and a bowling alley. 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 watching beginners trying to punt! We can accompany a student to Wimpole Hall – our local stately home and maybe even a sight-seeing day trip to London (travel costs £20).

Excursions you can take with your teacher

Cambridge – Museums, shops, market, two art galleries, sight-seeing walking tour.

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 guided tour of the college backs is advised.

Cost: Free

Wimpole Hall – Our local stately home and grounds – 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