Richard M


South England

About
Richard M


I am a teacher of English as a foreign language. I enjoy being a home stay teacher because my students are always delightful people and I get immense pleasure from helping them to achieve their goals. Introducing them to English culture and life is also very illuminating and great fun. Before I became an English teacher, I had a career in the army, flying helicopters, followed by a career as a generic project manager. I worked on service and capital projects in the public, private and charity sectors.

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Location information

Location: Kingston Deverill, Warminster, Wiltshire | View a map of this location

Nearest airport with transfer cost: Bristol (BRS) £120

London airport(s) with transfers cost: 

Gatwick (LGW) £ 240

Heathrow (LHR) £180

Nearest railway station: Warminster

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Academic information


I have the TrinityTESOL to teach English as a foreign language. I have a qualification in project management (British Computer Society); a pilot’s licence; a coastal skipper licence; and four different driving licences.

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 Family information


I am married to Judy. She is a governor of two local schools. She enjoys culture and heritage. She is a volunteer with the National Trust, an organisation that looks after buildings of historical interest. We have three grown up children. One daughter, who is a nurse, lives locally and sometimes visits. Our other daughter and son, who are twins, live in Bournemouth and Bristol, respectively. We have a dog.

I am a pilot and still fly occasionally. I like classical music and I sing in a chamber choir and in a four piece A cappella group. I have a great interest on 17th Dutch art and sometimes gives lectures. I am also interested in philosophy and attend regular seminars. I enjoy motorcycling and and, for fun, I sometimes drive buses for a day.

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About the teacher’s accommodation


We live in a detached house with a garden in a village called Kingston Deverill.

About the local area


Kingston Deverill is a small village in the county of Wiltshire in south west England. The village is located amidst farming country. The pretty, little town of Mere is about 10 minutes away whilst it is 15 minutes to the bigger towns of Warminister and Shaftesbury, respectively. The latter is a particularly picturesque town dating back to the 9th century. The historical cities of Salisbury and Bath are nearby (30 minutes, respectively). Bath’s Roman and Georgian heritage and architecture have made it a world heritage site whilst it also has museums, theatres, art galleries, good shops and restaurants. Salisbury has an ancient cathedral (13th century) with the tallest spire in England and the best preserved copy of the Magna Carta, one of the most important documents in English history. If you like ancient castles and stately homes, you will be busy here as they are many in the area! The city of Bristol is a little further away. It is the home of the world ‘s first suspension bridge and great ocean liner.

Excursions available with this teacher

Bath – Georgian city steeped in tradition and heritage. UK’s No 1 attraction outside London. Shopping, visiting museums (many free) and sightseeing. Visit to Roman Baths (fee) is a must. (visitbath.co.uk)

Cost: Free (Roman Baths admission £15)

Salisbury – Wonderful medieval city with many heritage buildings. Famous for its cathedral. (visitwiltshire.co.uk/salisbury)

Cost: Free

Stourhead House – World-renowned, outstanding 18th century house and gardens. (nationaltrust.org.uk/stourhead)

Cost: Free

Stonehenge – Prehistoric world heritage asset. (english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge)

Cost: £14.50

Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton – Outstanding, large museum of naval aircraft, Concorde, etc. (fleetairarm.com)

Cost: £14.50