Richard G


South England

About
Richard G


Hello! Welcome to Kent! My name is Richard and I have taught English to adults and young people from all round the world. I live in a beautiful house with my wife Julia. She likes cooking. Our children have grown up and left home so we have spare bedrooms and a bathroom for guests. We have a pretty garden and like living in the countryside.   Gatwick Airport is 45 minutes away. We like playing tennis and walking in the hills here.  We also like having barbecues and going to the seaside in the summer.

No smoking No pets at home Private bathroom available Teacher pick-up from airport Wifi available at home
No smoking No pets at home Private bathroom Teacher transfer WiFi available

Location information

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

Nearest airport(s): London Gatwick (LGW) 40 minutes

Nominated transfer location(s): London Gatwick (LGW)

Nominated airport(s) for transfers: Gatwick (LGW); Ebbsfleet Eurostar

Heathrow airport supplement: +£40 one-way

Nearest railway station: Sevenoaks

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Academic information


I am a teacher and have a CELTA. I have taught English, French and German in schools in London. For many years I taught English to teenagers and adults of all ages from round the world. My last job was Head of English in 3 colleges in Saudi Arabia! I now teach children, teenagers and adults at home. I like teaching English.

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Family information


My wife is Julia and she likes swimming, tennis and cooking.  She is 60 but people think she is 45!  We have one son, Jack who lives in London and one daughter called Polly who lives in America with her Italian husband. They all visit us sometimes. Kemsing is a friendly village and we have many friends of different ages who live near us. I like sports and play tennis at the tennis courts in our village. I also still play 5-a-side football, though not very well! I like walking in the hills to a country pub. I also like looking after our pretty garden.  I love music and films and of course reading.  I really like history and learning about other cultures.  In the summer we often have a barbecue in the garden or we go to the seaside.  Julia likes swimming and I like eating the delicious meals that she cooks!

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About the teacher’s accommodation


We live in a beautiful house with a quiet and pretty garden.  We have three spare bedrooms. Two of them have two beds in, so there is plenty of room for a family, or for you and friends. We have two bathrooms; one is just for you and other guests. It has a good shower and a bath.  It is nice to relax in the garden with a book, or to listen to music. The pub and shops are close, and the bus stop is two minutes’ walk away.

About the local area

Kemsing is a big village with a friendly pub, a fish and chip shop, an Indian restaurant and local shops. It has tennis courts, a sports field and lots of country walks, especially in the nearby hills. Julia often goes swimming at the pool at Sevenoaks, a town 5km away, with many cafes and shops and a deer park. The deer like eating people’s picnics!  There’s a cinema, and often live music or other shows.  You can go horse riding if you like, or go cycling with me along the country lanes, but it is quite hilly! Kent is famous for its castles and gardens, and there are lots nearby. Chartwell, Winston Churchill’s house is not far and very popular with visitors. Canterbury is nice for a day out. We also like going to the beach in the summer.  We go to London a lot.  It only takes 35 minutes from here.

Excursions you can take with your teacher

 

A Day Out in London – See the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, have a picnic in St James’s Park, see Westminster Abbey and Big Ben, visit either the Tate Modern, or the National Gallery or the British Museum and take a ride on the river boat to the Tower of London.

Cost: Free plus £21 for all travel on trains and boat

An Afternoon Walk to a Country Pub – A walk in the beautiful hills of Kent, a picnic looking at the view of the valley, then a drink at a country pub.

Cost: Free

An Afternoon at Chartwell, Winston Churchill’s house – After a picnic in the beautiful gardens of Chartwell, we would look at his house, his paintings and the interesting presents that people from round the world gave him.

Cost: Free (plus £13.50 entrance fee)

A Day at the Seaside in Brighton – A visit to a traditional British seaside including a visit to the Brighton Pier, a walk along the promenade and a picnic on the beach. After lunch, we will go on a walking tour of Brighton passing by the famous Brighton Pavilion and the picturesque North.

Cost: Free

A Visit to a Castle and a Beach – After a morning visit to one of Kent’s famous old castles, we would have a picnic on the beach at Camber Sands, a traditional English beach.

Cost: Free (plus £10 entrance fee for castle)