Malcolm-S


Malcolm-S

About
Malcolm-S


Teacher introduction

Malcolm is a qualified teacher of English language. After working for thirty years as a Secondary school Biology teacher and latterly as Head teacher, Malcolm took early retirement and retrained as an English teacher. He has always been passionate about teaching. Being a home stay teacher has enabled him to continue his career. Malcolm finds that the language skills of his students really progress when they stay in the home of their teacher and are immersed in English culture and life.
Teacher home details
Malcolm lives in a lovely detached house with a garden in a village location. The market town of Cockermouth is close by, as well as the larger towns of Workington and Carlisle, Cumbria’s capital city. Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Newcastle are easily accessible on the train for a day trip. There are two double bedrooms and one single room with access to WiFi available to students. There is also a private bathroom available on request. Airport transfers can be arranged for a fee to and from Newcastle, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports.
Teacher qualifications 
Malcolm holds the CELTA qualification to teach English as a foreign language. He has a degree in Biology. Malcolm is a qualified secondary teacher (PGCE). He has a MA in education management and a NPQH (national professional qualification for headship).
Teacher about the local area
Malcolm lives in a small village called Eaglesfield in Cumbria in the north-west of England. It is a 5-minute drive to the pretty market town of Cockermouth where there are shops, tearooms and a leisure centre with a swimming pool and gym. 15 minutes away is Workington which has a cinema. Malcolm’s house is an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful Lake District. There are mountains to climb, lakes to explore and wonderful views to survey. If you enjoy water sports, this is an ideal place for canoeing, kayaking, wind surfing and sailing. For lovers of the author Beatrix Potter and the poet William Wordsworth, there is much to see as they both had strong connections with the area. The cathedral city of Carlisle is 45 minutes away. The city has museums, art galleries, medieval buildings, a 900-year-old castle and Roman remains. The quaint, picturesque market town of Keswick has interesting shops, museums and historic houses. A day trip to Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is also possible (90 minutes by train).
Teacher family
Malcolm is married to Helen. She is also a trained teacher of English as a foreign language and before that she was a primary school teacher for many years as well as a specialist language teacher. Helen and Malcolm have four grown up children. All four, three sons and a daughter, live and work in London. They work in architecture, furniture design, web design and photography. The family’s interests include music, meeting people, skiing, walking, cooking and travelling. They also have one very friendly West Highland Terrier and one friendly cat.
Teacher how to get here by public
From Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester Airports, take the train to Penrith where your teacher will be waiting for you. The journey takes 90 minutes and it is a 45 minutes drive to Malcolm’s house.
Teacher hobbies and interests
Malcolm likes many outdoor activities, including cycling, walking, gardening and skiing. He enjoys listening to music. Malcolm follows current affairs and keeps up to date with scientific developments.
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