Margaret H

Central England

Margaret H

I am a qualified teacher of English as a foreign language. I find home stay teaching very rewarding and enjoyable. I try to be very creative when planning lessons and I am an expert on English grammar. I like to build a rapport with my students and create an environment conducive to learning. Before becoming a home stay teacher, I had a long career running public libraries. I have also worked for the BBC and for the British Council in Africa.

No smoking Children at home Private bathroom available Wifi available at home
No smoking Children at home Private bathroom WiFi available

Location information

Location: Wendover, Buckinghamshire | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): London Heathrow (LHR) and London Luton (LTN) 45 minutes

Nearest railway station: Wendover

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Academic information

I have the CELTA qualification to teach English as a foreign language. I have a MA in History, Italian and Fine Art and a postgraduate diploma in Librarianship.

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Family information

I am married to Chris. Originally, Chris worked as an accountant but now he works as a management consultant. He is passionate about football. We have two sons. The eldest (born 1994) is having a gap year travelling around the world. He is then planning to go to university to read geography. The youngest son (born 1999) attends a local school daily and loves sport. He plays football, cricket, tennis and golf.

I am a very keen tennis player and I am a member of the local tennis club. I also enjoy sailing and I am a member of the local sailing club with the rest of my family. I like to go cycling, walking and bird watching in the local countryside. I am very interested in the theatre and amateur dramatics. I have written, produced and directed a number of productions for the local community. I am a member of the local choral society which sometimes performs at concerts.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

I live in a large, semi detached house in a quiet, residential road. The house is within walking distance of the town centre of Wendover and there is a garden.

About the local area

Wendover is a lovely, small town with some shops, a small supermarket, coffee shops and pubs. The antiques and chocolate shops are especially worth exploring. Wendover is located in the county of Buckinghamshire, north west of London. The town is in an area of designated natural beauty called the Chiltern Hills.

A trip to London to explore all the sights and attractions is very easy (45 minutes by train). Locally, there are two museums to visit about the famous children’s author Roald Dahl; an interesting natural history museum; and a few nature reserves. Sporting facilities available include tennis, swimming. bowling and golf. There are a number of splendid, historical houses in the area, such as Hughendon, Clivedon and Waddesdon.