Philip W

South England

Philip W

Philip is a teacher of English as a foreign language. Philip originally worked in business before becoming an English language teacher. He worked in marketing, economics and finance and he often uses these skills when teaching English. He is interested in languages and speaks German and some Dutch. He is very knowledgeable about British history which is very useful when he takes students on excursions. Philip is very friendly and welcoming so students quickly feel at home. He likes to take students to London so that they can see the famous sights.

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Location information

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

London airport(s) with transfers cost: 

Gatwick (LGW) £140

Heathrow (LHR) £260

Nearest railway station: Faversham

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Academic information

Philip can teach English as a foreign language. He has a degree in marketing.

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 Family information

Philip is married to Zena. She teaches at a local Primary school. They have a son, Alexander, who has completed a degree in computer security. He is currently at home but will soon be leaving to teach English in China. The family have a cat.

In summer Philip lives to go cycling , walking and swimming. In the winter he likes to read. He has over one thousand books at home. He is interested in astronomy likes gardening and playing chess.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

Philip lives in a lovely, semi-detached house with a pretty garden.

Faversham is in Kent. It is in the south east of England, just over one hour from London on a fast train (St Pancras Station) so it is a good location for visiting and seeing all the attractions of the capital city. Faversham is a small, picturesque town with shops, restaurants, sporting facilities and entertainments. It is located in the middle of beautiful countryside where it is nice to go walking and enjoy the views.

About the local area

There are some nearby coastal towns which are good to visit e.g. Whitstable, Dover and Chatham. Chatham has shipyards dating from the 16th century which are very interesting to explore. The city of Canterbury is 15 minutes away. It is a lively city with a number of attractions including an ancient cathedral. There are many small, attractive towns and villages inland such as Tenterden which has attractive architecture and a steam railway. The city of Brighton, which is located by the sea, is not far. This cosmopolitan city has lots of shops, restaurants, art galleries and museums. The most famous attraction is the Pavilion which was built by King George IV in the 18th century and has unique architecture.

Excursions available with this teacher

Chatham dockyard – A visit to the historic ship-building yards on the river Medway. Museum exhibitions show the story of England’s maritime history since the 1500s. Includes a tour of some real battleships, old and new, and a visit deep down inside a cold-war submarine.

Cost: £19 or £11.5

Leeds castle – A delightful 13th century castle set in over 60 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens and lakes. Once owned by 6 of England’s medieval queens, it is now one of England’s most visited historic attractions, with falconry displays and a maze, and underground grotto.

Cost: £24 or £16

Canterbury – Walking around the former Roman city of Canterbury. The medieval town and stunning cathedral date from the 6th century. Its narrow, winding streets are popular with many overseas visitors who enjoy the restaurants, pubs and shops. Canterbury has the feel of a cosmopolitan university city.

Cost: Free

Whitstable – Walking by the sea in the quaint old seaside town of Whitstable. ‘Fish n chips’ on the beach, or locally caught oysters if you prefer! Whitstable has a small marina and fishing harbour, a Victorian castle, and its streets are full of old bookshops, bars and curiosity shops.

Cost: Free

London – An all day trip to London. See all the major sites from Big Ben and Westminster to Piccadilly and Oxford Street, the Thames to the Tower, and London Bridge. Or, if you’ve seen all these before, I’d be happy to show you a very different side of London too!

Cost: Free

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