Sophie J


Wales

About
Sophie J


I am a friendly  teacher and I live with my family in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. I have been teaching students English in my home since 2013, following a long career as a producer for the BBC, and my whole family enjoys the experience. I find one-to-one teaching stimulating and tailor each programme to individual students. Cardiff has many wonderful places to visit, including Cardiff Castle, the Millennium Stadium and Cardiff Bay, and also has a superb shopping centre.

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

Location information

Location: Whitchurch, Cardiff | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): Cardiff (CWL) 30 minutes, Bristol (BRS) 70 minutes

Nearest railway station: Whitchurch

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Academic information


I have the Cambridge certificate to teach English as a Foreign Language as well as the Post Graduate Certificate in Education. I also have a degree in English.

Courses taught

 Family information


My husband is called Daniel and he works for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Our daughter Gwenan (1996) enjoys playing the piano and violin, reading and baking. She is studying Welsh at university. Our son Gethin (1996) enjoys nature, walking and he plays the cornet.
We all also speak Welsh and enjoy learning about the lives and cultures of people staying with us from different countries.
Our whole family like the outdoors and nature and we enjoy walking, cycling and bird watching as well as going to the theatre and visiting museums.

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About the teacher’s accommodation


We live in a four bedroom semi-detached house on a quiet leafy street in Whitchurch in the north of the city.

About the local area


Whitchurch has a shopping centre and a library and close by there are many parks and the Glamorgan Canal Nature Reserve. The River Taff and the River Taff cycle trail are also close by. There are frequent buses from the end of our road into the city centre which takes about 15 minutes. Cardiff has many attractions such as Cardiff Castle, Cardiff Bay, Dyffryn House and gardens and the Millennium Stadium as well as St Fagan’s National History Museum which is a popular open-air museum.

Excursions you can take with your teacher

Cardiff Castle – A guided tour of one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions and a site of international significance. Located within beautiful parklands in the heart of the capital, Cardiff Castle’s walls and fairy-tale towers conceal 2,000 years of history and are lavishly decorated by the creative genius of William Burges.

Cost: Free

The Millennium Stadium (Principality Stadium) – An entertaining guided tour around the magnificent 74,500 seater Millennium Stadium (Principality Stadium), visiting changing rooms, VIP hospitality suites, royal seats in the President’s Box, and hearing about the legends from the world of sport and music who have performed there, from Madonna, Oasis and One Direction, to Ryan Giggs and the All Blacks.

Cost: Free

The National Museum of Wales – Wander around Wales’ outstanding collection of treasures from the world of fine art, natural science and history. The museum houses priceless Impressionist masterpieces from Van Gogh, Renoir and Monet, and wonderful sculptures from Barbara Hepworth and Rodin. Alongside these treasures, the natural history galleries take you on a tour of the ‘Evolution of Wales’, from the Big Bang to the present day. Guided tours are available on request at no extra charge (subject to availability).

Cost: Free

Cardiff Bay – Enjoy the vibrant social life of Cardiff Bay, with its many bars, restaurants, cafes and yacht-filled harbour. The Bay boasts some of the very best modern architecture in the UK, including the Millennium Centre and the Senedd, home of the National Assembly for Wales. Your visit will include a boat trip around the Cardiff Bay, offering you a unique view of the impressive buildings which surround it.

Cost: Free

Roath Park Lake – Feed the ducks and swans at Cardiff’s popular Roath Park Lake, a jewel in the crown of the city. With its established gardens, hot house and lake-side café, you will be able to recharge your batteries as you enjoy views of the hills to the north of the city. Your visit will include a cup of tea or ice-cream.

Cost: Free