Samantha A


South England

About
Samantha A


Samantha is a teacher of English language. She finds teaching English at home very fulfilling and and gets immense satisfaction from seeing her students progress. Samantha likes introducing students to English culture and showing them the sights and attractions of England. Samantha really enjoys meeting new people and has travelled extensively. Before becoming an English language teacher, Samantha had a career in business, working in the corporate finance and property sectors, in Spain and the UK.

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

Location information

Location: Southsea, Hampshire | View a map of this location

 

Nearest airport with transfer cost: Southampton (SOU) £140

London airport(s) with transfers cost: 

Gatwick (LGW) £ 260

Heathrow (LHR) £ 200

Nearest railway station: Fratton

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Academic information


Samantha has a CELTA to teach English as a foreign language. She has a degree in French and Spanish with Business Studies.

Courses taught

 Family information


Samantha is married to Antony. Antony is a marketing manager for a university. He speaks Spanish. Antony keeps fit by going to the gym and running half marathons. He plays squash and badminton and enjoys watersports and clay pigeon shooting. Samantha and Antony have a son and a daughter (2010 and 2013). The children attend nursery school.
Samantha loves reading and goes to the cinema and theatre regularly. She goes to the gym and does aerobics and spinning classes.

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About the teacher’s accommodation


Samantha lives in a large and attractive house situated on a quiet road in Southsea. Southsea is a suburb of the city of Portsmouth and is located on the south coast of England. It is a five minute walk from the house into the centre of Southsea where there are shops, pubs, restaurants and leisure facilities. There is a big shopping centre about 10 minutes away with a number of big stores whilst it is about 15 minutes by car or bus to Portsmouth city centre.There is a bus stop very near the house.

About the local area


It is enjoyable to visit the Gunwharf Quay area where there are many outlets selling discounted designer brands as well as restaurants and bars. It is also possible to climb the Spinnaker Tower and enjoy the views across the city and ocean. There are a number of museums in the historic naval dockyards and it is well worth visiting to see the Mary Rose, which is a wooden sailing ship built in 1509. An interesting weekend excursion is to take the ferry to the Isle of Wight. As well as pretty towns and countryside to explore, it is worth visiting Osborne House, the 19th century holiday home of Queen Victoria. London is a day trip by train (1 hour 20 minutes to Waterloo Station) and Oxford and Brighton are also accessible. The New Forest, which is a national park, is nearby. It is an ancient woodland area with wild ponies and picturesque villages. It is nice to stop for a cream tea at one of the tearooms.

Excursions available with this teacher

Emirates Spinnaker Tower – Portsmouth’s iconic landmark that is a 170 metre tower overlooking historical Portsmouth harbour and the Solent. On a clear day you can see up to 30 kilometres away and if you’re feeling really brave you can walk across the glass platform and see all the way down to the sea!

Cost: Adult £9.50 / Child (under 16) £7.50

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard – Situated within a working Naval Base, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is home to a collection of fantastic attractions. It is the only place in the world to see the Royal Navy past, present and future and is a must see for anyone visiting the area. It is home to three historic British warships: Henry VIII’s favourite warship Mary Rose, Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory, and the world’s first iron battleship, HMS Warrior. Here you can also have a tour around HMS Alliance, the only remaining World War II era submarine. Younger students will enjoy visiting Action Stations, an interactive attraction where they can climb the UK’s tallest indoor tower, try being a helicopter pilot, go in the Royal Marines boat simulator and practise their martial arts skills.

Cost: Free

Fruit Picking – Spend a few hours in the countryside on a farm picking various fruit and vegetables (depending what’s in season). In the past we have picked delicious strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, plums, apples, carrots and green beans which we have taken home and then eaten!

Cost: Free

Winchester – Spend some time in the historical city of Winchester, which was once England’s capital city! Here you can see the beautiful medieval cathedral, which is the longest in Europe. The city’s most famous attraction is The Great Hall which is all that now remains of Winchester Castle and most importantly, is home to the greatest symbol of medieval mythology – King Arthur’s Round Table.

Cost: Free

London – A full-day trip to see Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Chinatown, shopping on Oxford Street, the London Transport Museum, the Natural History Museum, Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery, Abbey Road, St Paul’s Cathedral, Borough Market, the Tower of London, Harrods, Hyde Park, Camden Market, Carnaby Street, the British Museum, the Tate Modern, platform 9¾ from the Harry Potter films and much much more.

Cost: Approximately Adults £53 / Child £28

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