Pam G


South England

About
Pam G


I am a teacher of English as a foreign language. I enjoy welcoming students into my home and they soon feel at ease so they can learn quickly and fulfil their potential. I can speak French and Spanish and have studied Italian and Arabic so have empathy with my students when it comes to speaking a foreign language.

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

Location information

Location: Gillingham, Kent | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): London Gatwick (LGW) 65 minutes, London City (LCY) 60 minutes, London Heathrow (LHR) 80 minutes

Nominated airport(s) for transfers: London Gatwick (LGW)

Heathrow airport supplement: +£70 one-way

Nearest railway station: Gillingham, or Ebbsfleet for Eurostar

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Academic information

My have the RSA Cambridge CELTA, a BA in Art History and a Diploma in European Humanities. I speak French and Spanish and have studied Italian and Arabic. Before I became a home tutor I worked in local government administration. As well as teaching English I also work as a Magistrate at the North Kent Court and sell beauty products.

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Family information

I have one son, Paul, who lives in Sittingbourne with his wife Rachel and twins born in 2009. Paul works for an insurance company in the City of London and is a DJ at weekends.

My hobbies include gardening, cooking, growing my own vegetables and travelling. I have been to most countries in Europe and many in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and South America. I like learning about other cultures and traditions. As well as a large garden I also have an allotment where I grow fruit and vegetables. I also like football and Formula One.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

I live in Gillingham in the County of Kent. Kent is known as the Garden of England, famous for growing fruit and hops to make beer.
I live in a 4-bedroom semi-detached house with a large secluded garden in a quiet residential area but within easy walking distance of the town centre. The bus stop is opposite my house and there is a supermarket, Post Office, pharmacy, takeaway restaurants and a pub nearby. Students stay in a large (29sq.m) comfortable, well furnished room in a new loft conversion comprising three single beds. There are panoramic views across the River Medway. A private en-suite bathroom comprising shower, WC and washbasin is available on request.

About the local area

Gillingham is one of the three Medway Towns. Chatham is known for its Historic Dockyard and the film set of ‘Call the Midwife’. The ancient city of Rochester was made famous by the author Charles Dickens. Gillingham is perfect for students who wish to live in a quiet residential area within walking distance (15 minutes) of a vibrant town with two swimming pools, a cinema, a street market twice a week, an ice-skating rink, shops and supermarkets, parks and riverside walks.
There are many places of interest nearby with London, seaside towns, countryside and riverside walks available. Also there are numerous free local festivals in the Medway Towns throughout the summer. A full list of the excursions I provide is available upon request but below are some of the most popular.
Canterbury (40 minutes by train) has been a pilgrimage centre since the 12th century and its cathedral is world famous.
The seaside town of Whitstable is famous for oysters and Margate has a long sandy beach and the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery.
Dover and the White Cliffs are 40-50 minutes by train.

Excursions you can take with your teacher

Historic Rochester – Walk in the footsteps of Henry VIII, Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens who made this city famous in his novels on this afternoon trip guided by Pam. See the places you have read about in “Great Expectations” including Miss
Haversham’s house, climb to the top of the Norman castle and visit the “Prison Hulks Experience” in the Guildhall museum.

Cost: Free

Fort Amherst – (1/2 day) Walk across the Great Lines Heritage Park to Fort Amherst for spectacular views across the river and surrounding countryside. We finish in Chatham with refreshments in the Pentagon shopping mall.

Cost: Free

Canterbury – (full day or 1/2 day) A 40 minute train ride across the Garden of England passing fruit orchards and hop fields takes us to the medieval walled city of Canterbury. We will walk along the city walls to the cathedral, the mother church of the Anglican Communion, the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury and part of a World Heritage
Site where we will tour the cathedral and it’s beautiful grounds before enjoying a picnic lunch alongside the river at Westgate Gardens. If there is time we will also visit a traditional Kentish pub and explore the shops housed in the former pilgrim inns.

Cost: Free

London – A full day sightseeing with a choice of 6 personalised itineraries depending on the students experience of London.
1 – Tourist’s London – ideal for ‘first timers’ visiting all the major tourist sights from Buckingham Palace to Tower Bridge.
2 – Alternative London – Camden Lock and Market
3 – Maritime London – a tour of Greenwich, home to the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Meridian and much more.
4 – Legal London – a weekday discovery tour of the Inner Temple law courts area and Temple Church. Ideal for students who have visited London many times and want to see ‘behind closed doors’.
5 – The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – a beautiful new park built for the London 2012 Olympics. See the Olympic Stadium, the Aquatic Centre, the Copper Box and visit the Arcelor Mittal Orbit (admission extra £7 child, £12 adult)
6 – Harry Potter’s London and the architecture of The City – visit Platform 9 3/4 and ‘Diagon Alley’, the ‘Gherkin’, the ‘Cheesegrater’ and many more iconic buildings.

Cost: £35 child (15-), £50 adult (16+) plus money for souvenirs. Trip includes a picnic lunch, afternoon tea and all transport.

Harry Potter Studio Tour – A full day trip to Warner Bros Studios to discover “The Making of Harry Potter”. Walk onto the sets and discover the secrets of the special effects and much more. The price includes admission to the studios (the Complete Studio Tour Package), all transport and a packed lunch. Advanced booking is essential as the tickets are timed and very popular.

Cost: £135 plus money for souvenirs

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