Steve W

Republic of Ireland

Steve W

I am a fun teacher and I believe that whether you want general or specialist English, or those so important exams then learning should be a pleasure and in comfortable surroundings. I am a teacher who believes that achievement comes from hard work but that it should be an enjoyable experience. I have worked in Spain for many years and have been a language student myself so I understand the needs and difficulties of a student. I have a warm comfortable home in a lovely town in the friendliest country and the demands of intensive immersion in English will be made all the more pleasant because of our warm welcome, good food and of course dynamic teaching.


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: Cobh, Ireland | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): Cork Airport (ORK) 80 minutes

Nominated transfer location(s): Cork Airport (ORK)

Nearest railway station: Cobh

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Academic information

Having gained CELTA qualifications, I taught general English as well as a specialist English trainer in subjects ranging from medical and legal to sports coaching. I have previously taught Cambridge exam preparation including B1, B2, C1 and C2 as well as IELTS and TOEFL.

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Family information

I am married to Linda who is also an English teacher. She is very arty and loves the theatre,cinema and music. She is an actress who brings fun and laughter to the house.
She loves cooking and you are guaranteed to be well-fed. I love watching football, my team is Valencia and we can watch games live or in the amazing local pubs where you can enjoy a match with the friendly locals and a pint of guiness or glass of wine. I run every day and know every coffee shop with 20km. You will have an active time to complement your hard work.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

We live in a large house built in 1860 in the centre of town. It is 2 minutes walk from all the town amenities,including shops, cathedral and harbour-
It is 10 minutes walk to the train station and 30 minutes drive from Cork airport. The student will have his/her own private studio with double bed, sofa, armchairs, table, tv,internet access, wardrobe and chest of drawers as well as a shower and wc for their own private use.

About the local area

We live in Cobh which is a delightful, historic town just outside Cork city. Cobh is famous for being the last stop of the Titanic before setting off on her fateful voyage in 1912. Cobh is full of history with plenty of sights to visit especially the magnificent St Colman´s cathedral, the delightful pubs with traditional music.Cork city is just 25 minutes away by train and is a fantastic place to shop, explore and enjoy good food. Cobh also has a modern leisure centre, swimming pool, athletics, football and rugby centres and many walking delights.

Excursions you can take with your teacher

Visit to St Colman´s Cathedral – A magnificent gothic building dating from 1868. It was designed in the French gothic style and contains magnificent examples of stain glass window, marble carvings and stonework. The spire is 91 metres tall and overlooks our house.

Cost: Free

Cobh promenade walk – A quayside walk taking in the history of Cobh. We will see the Titanic memorial garden, the lovely John F Kennedy park and the museum and the heritage centre while perhaps being lucky enough to see one of the visiting giant cruise ships.

Cost: Free

Trip to Cork city – We will take the student to the fantastic city of Cork where they can visit the famous English market and the Crawford Art Gallery and as much window shopping as they can manage.

Cost: Free

The Titanic Experience – Feel the history, live the story and step back in time to experience life as a passenger.

Cost: 9.50 euros

Fota House and gardens – Vist the famous ´Downton Abbey´of Cork a stunning country house and beautiful gardens.

Cost: 9.50 euros