Teresa E


South England

About
Teresa E


Welcome. I am an experienced Primary School Teacher with plenty of enthusiasm, patience and creativity. I wish to help others by using my teaching skills. I believe you would enjoy being with my friendly family who always like to have visitors. I would enjoy being involved in your English education and I am sure we could have a lot of fun learning together. I would also enjoy showing you our beautiful county of Kent.

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Location information

Location: Maidstone, Kent | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 45 minutes

Nominated airport(s) for transfers: London Gatwick Airport (LGW); Ebbsfleet International

London Heathrow transfer supplement: +£40 one-way

Nearest railway station: Maidstone East

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Academic information

I have been a Primary School Teacher for 25 years. I have a degree in Geography and have a variety of qualifications connected with my job such as child welfare, residential visits, training teachers and many others.

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Family information

I am married to Richard who is a Financial Advisor. He is very interested in all sports and plays rugby, tennis and table tennis. He is also a keen cyclist and we have many spare cycles in the house which you can ride. Between us we have 6 children but most are grown up and have left home. 3 of our children live in London so we visit them often. We have one daughter still at home (born 2001). She is very interested in politics and feminism and belongs to the UK Youth Parliament. I have an elderly mother who lives nearby. My family come from Poland so I also speak Polish. My husband’s late mother was German. We both speak German.  We have a cat called Mr Darcey and he is 14 years old. I enjoy travelling and learning about different countries and cultures. I believe in ecotourism and helping to improve the environment. I am interested in working with refugees and already teach two Syrians in Istanbul. I also enjoy reading, watching films and going to the gym. I have classes in Zumba and Pilates. I especially enjoy visiting historic houses and gardens and learning about life in the past.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

Our house is detached and is on one of the main roads into Maidstone. It is a spacious house on 2 floors with 2 spare bedrooms, 2 living rooms, 2 bathrooms, and a large family kitchen. Your bedroom is separated from the other bedrooms by a bathroom, stairs and landing. The bathroom is shared with 3 of us but there is another bathroom on the ground floor. We have a large courtyard at the front of the house and a small garden at the back. There is a newsagent, 2 churches and a doctor’s surgery in a 5 minute walk. Maidstone town centre and train station is a 10 minute walk away.

 

About the local area

We live 10 minute walk away from the town centre of Maidstone where there are many shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. There is also a museum, large library, cinema complex, theatre and a leisure centre with a swimming pool. The river Medway flows through Maidstone and there are riverside walks and cycle paths that will take you to the Kent countryside. There are many sporting activities that you can watch such as the local football club, rugby club, cricket club, rowing club and there are many tennis clubs. There are 2 railway stations that connect with London where there are many places to visit depending on your interests. However nearer to home are the historic cities of Canterbury and Rochester as well as the seaside towns of Margate, Hastings, Whitstable and Ramsgate. Also close to us are many smaller towns and villages with traditional English pubs, distinctive Kentish oasthouses all surrounded by orchards and fields.

Excursions available with this teacher

Walk by the river Medway- half day- We would follow the river from Maidstone as it flows through the countryside, viewing locks, orchards, oasthouses and fields. We would have lunch at a typical English pub.

Cost: Free

Visit to a traditional fishing town- half day – We would visit the town of Whitstable. Walk aound the harbour, watch the fishing boats unload their shell fish. Later eat freshly caught Whitstable oysters.

Cost: Free

Visit to Knole Park- half day – Visit a 400 hectare wild park, once the hunting park of King Henry V111. These extensive grounds have 350 deer. We could have a picnic lunch at the park.

Cost: Free

Canterbury – whole day – Visit to the historic city of Canterbury. Visit the famous cathedral and walk along the ancient city walls.Optional visit to the excellent Canterbury Tales exhibition and museum. Shop in the modern arcades or the small shops along the old cobbled lanes.

Cost: Free. Museum is £10

Coastal cycle ride – all day – Cycle along the easy traffic free cycle path called the Viking Trail. View beaches, prmenades, cliffs and harbours. Cycle for as long as you wish. Stop for a fish and chip lunch on the beach.

Cost: £20 rail ticket