Linda A

Central England

Linda A

I am an English teacher. I had a long career as a primary school teacher and as a head teacher. I have also lectured on child education and spoken at conferences I do volunteer work which has included working in orphanages in Romania on English language programmes. I thoroughly enjoy being a home stay teacher because I am able to use my skills to help students develop their language skills and gain in confidence all, in the comfort and relaxing environment of my home.

No pets at home Private bathroom available Wifi available at home
No pets at home Private bathroom WiFi available

Location information

Location: Warwick, Warwickshire | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): London Heathrow (LHR) 80 minutes and Birmingham (BHX) 30 minutes

Nominated airport(s) for transfers: Birmingham (BHX)

Heathrow airport supplement: +£60 one-way

Nearest railway station: Warwick

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Academic information

I have the CELTA qualification to teach English as a foreign language. I have a Bachelor of Education (primary) and a MA in education management.

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 Family information

My many interests include gardening, going to the theatre and ballet. I enjoy visiting historic houses and gardens. I love to cook and experiment with new recipes and ingredients. I am keen on travelling and recently visited China, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland and Vietnam. The ‘other ‘must see places in the area are the city of Oxford and the area known as the Cotswolds. Oxford is renowned for its ancient university with its Gothic architecture which has been used in many famous films. There are also museums and lovely walks along the river. The countryside of the Cotswolds is very attractive and it is nice to stop and explore the picturesque towns and villages which have traditional bu

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About the teacher’s accommodation

I live in a comfortable detached bungalow. It was recently renovated to a high standard. The house is in a peaceful area, overlooking a nature reserve. There is a summer to sit out in when the weather is good. I have no pets.

About the local area

I live on the outskirts of the city of Warwick and it an easy walk into the city centre. There are many historic buildings and attractions in the town and it has an ever-growing reputation for the variety of its coffee shops, restaurants and other eateries. The Market Square plays host to numerous events throughout the year and is the home of the Charter Market. Warwick Castle dominates the town and dates from 1068. You can spend a whole day exploring the medieval buildings and exhibitions. It is also worth visiting the Lord Leycester Hospital, with its fine mediaeval timber framed buildings, the military museums and the Collegiate Church of St Mary which is famous for its Beauchamp Chapel. It is not far to Stratford-upon-Avon which was the birthplace of the playwright, William Shakespeare. It is an attractive town with places of historical interest as well as being the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company. It is always worthwhile seeing what is on at the theatres.



The Cotswolds – Enjoy a visit to some beautiful Cotswold villages. Walk along the Windrush River in Bourton on the Water, see the market town of Stow on the Wold, and the peaceful and lovely villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter. There is always the opportunity for a cream tea in one of the many traditional tea rooms!

Cost: Free

Shakespeare’s Stratford on Avon – Take the opportunity to visit William Shakespeare’s family home, and walk on the flagstones that he walked on. See a fascinating exhibition about Shakespeare’s plays throughout the years in the Birthplace museum. Walk through the streets of Stratford and see the famous theatre and the beautiful River Avon. Enjoy morning coffee in one of the many tearooms. Then drive to the village of Shottery and visit Anne Hathaway’s cottage where you will learn much about domestic life in Shakespeare’s time, and see beautiful gardens.

Cost: Free

Birmingham – Whatever your interests, everything is on offer in Birmingham. For those who like shopping there is The Bull Ring Shopping Centre, or the brand new Grand Central with a variety of world famous shops. Birmingham also has an amazing canal complex, a cathedral with Burne Jones windows, and other interesting buildings. Art lovers will enjoy the City Art Gallery and the modern Ikon Gallery. Have coffee or lunch on a canal boat. There are several theatres and concert halls.

Cost: Free except for concert or theatre tickets

Warwick Castle – Visit one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK. A beautiful, furnished castle on the banks of the River Avon. See tableaux of an Edwardian House Party, and the Kingmaker preparing for war. In the summer there are displays of Archery and Falconry. Walk in beautiful grounds, and take tea in the Conservatory while peacocks strut around the formal gardens. The brave can walk around the ramparts and see stunning views of the surrounding countryside. In fine weather picnic in the grounds.

Cost: £20

National Trust – There are many beautiful old houses in the area which are owned by the National Trust. Look on the National Trust website at Baddesley Clinton, Packwood House, Charlecote, and Upton House. All are fascinating.

Cost: Free

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