Rowena G


Central England

About
Rowena G


I am an experienced teacher with many years of teaching both English as a foreign language and in the further education sector. I have also taught exam classes such as FCE, IELTS and CAE. Now with 2 primary school-aged boys, I assist at their school where I am also a Parent Governor. We really enjoy meeting new students and having them stay as part of the family. Every student is different and their course is carefully planned to help them benefit as much as possible from their stay.

No smoking  Children at home Private bathroom available Wifi available at home Horse riding available swimming pool at teachers home
No smoking Children at home Private bathroom WiFi available Horse riding available Swimming pool

Location information

Location: Barrington, Cambridgeshire | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): London Stansted (STN) 45 minutes

Nominated airport(s) for transfers: Luton (LTN); Stansted (STN)

Heathrow airport supplement: +£60 one-way

Nearest railway station: Cambridge / Shepreth

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Academic information

I have the CELTA certificate in teaching English as a foreign language. I also have the Postgraduate Certificate in Education and a BSc in Equine Science.

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Family information

I live with my husband Ben, who is an economist, and our three children: Joshua (2005) who likes computer games, chess, coin collecting and Doctor Who; Phillip (2007) who likes racing cars, rugby and anything active; and Henry (2009) who is our designer and likes Five Nights at Freddy’s. We have two friendly dogs: an old basset hound called Snuffy and a younger springer called Beano, along with six chickens and a cockeral.

We are an active family who enjoy cycling, roller-blading and walking in the surrounding area with our dogs. I love horses and am actively involved with our local branch of the Pony Club. We have a basket ball hoop and in the summer we play badminton and croquet in the garden. We also have a home-made punt which we use on the river at the bottom of our garden. I also enjoy baking; especially cakes, and arts and crafts.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

Our house is a large 5 bedroom converted windmill which dates back to the 1820’s. There is a large garden with an outdoor swimming pool, an outdoor pizza oven, vegetable plot, games room, an orchard (from where we make our own apple juice in the autumn), and other outbuildings. Students will stay in their own private room with en suite toilet and shower. We also have access to a neighbours’ tennis courts a short walk away.

 

About the local area

We live in the picturesque village of Barrington, just 7 miles from Cambridge, which has one of the largest village greens in the UK. It is a small and friendly village with about 1,000 inhabitants. Some of the houses – including the pub, date back to the 13th century. There is also a small shop, post office, primary school and church.

Excursions available with this teacher

A trip to Cambridge – Visit this magnificent city, home to the prestigious University of Cambridge founded in the 13th century. Wonder down The Backs, see some of the most famous Colleges, then climb up to the top of Great St Mary’s Church and admire the views. After that head down and stop at one of the traditional coffee shops for tea and cake. To finish your trip off, head to the shopping centre and browse around the shops.

Cost: Free

A Visit to the Fitzwilliam museum – The Fitzwilliam Museum is said to be ‘the finest small museum in Europe’. From Egyptian coffins to Impressionism and 20th-century masterpieces, there is lots to see in both the permanent collections and regular exhibitions.

Cost: Free

A trip to Wimpole Hall Estate – Take a step back in time and see a traditional English estate, dating back to 1640, set in 12 km2 of parkland. Look around the beautiful mansion with its Georgian interiors and stunning paintings. Then stroll around the parterre garden and the wonderful walled garden full of fruit and vegetables. Finally, stop off at the cafe and gift shops.

Cost: Entrance fee; £18 per adult, £9 per child

A trip to Duxford Imperial War Museum – If you like aeroplanes, then you will want to see one of the largest displays of old planes. Get up close to a Spitfire, marvel at the supersonic Concorde, peer into General Montgomery’s wartime caravans and experience the size and scale of the
mighty tanks. In the newly transformed American Air Museum open from 19 March, find out about American air power from the First World War and beyond. Discover the personal stories of those whose lives have been shaped by their experiences of war. Lots of interactive displays and hangers to explore!

Cost: Entrance fee £18 per adult, £9 per child

A trip to London – Taking to train up to Kings Cross Station and see where Harry Potter found
platform 93 /4. Then, hop onto London’s tube to get to one of the famous museums – the National History Museum, Victoria and Albert or the National Gallery etc. After this take a stroll through the parks, pass by Buckingham Palace, then to the main shopping area in Oxford Street.

Cost: £45 (to cover train and tube fare)

A trip to Newmarket – the home of Horse Racing. We will start at the gallops to see where the race horses train, then onto a tour around the famous National Stud – see where some of the most famous race horses are bred and look at the foals (if it’s the right time of the year!) A stop at one of the old pubs for lunch followed by a visit to the National Horse Racing Museum where you can view magnificent trophies, paintings and even have a go on the horse racing simulator and pretend you are in a horse racing race itself!

Cost: £45 (to cover entrance fees)

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