Type of Programme
One-to-One, personalised English tuition living full-board with the tutor's own family and in the tutor's own home, including local visits and excursions, meeting friends, neighbours and professional colleagues etc.
Type of House: Country House - UK
Teaching Qualifications and Experience
HND, DISTINCTION : Business Studies/Company Law module.
TEFL Qualified: TEFL/TESOL 120 hour course; Provider: TEFL.org.uk
Other: Advanced Italian language Stage E/ L1 (A1 pass) Lifelong Learning, studied at Cardiff University. (My ‘conversational’ Italian, however, is closer to Intermediate level).
1982 - 1987
Company Search agent linked to Companies House.
Fleet Sales Administrator in a large 'company-car lease' organisation.
Shipping Administrator at timber importing company.
1987 - 2014
Financial Director and Company Secretary of own Company
Hobbies and Interests
Hill and trail walking, Nordic walking, food/cooking (we try to source local food), travel, reading, local history, film, theatre, music, gardening. On our small holding we have horses, sheep and hens.
I have a reasonable working knowledge of Italian, a language that I continue to enjoy learning.
a double room with ensuite bathroom. Desk for study.
A single room with a bathroom next door (shared if more than one guest is staying, but otherwise private).
A twin room with own sink in room and shared bathroom.
Bathrooms include bath and shower.
Quiet study rooms/desks available
Excursions and Local Attractions
Chipping Sodbury (3 miles) - Attractive and historical market town with regular Farmers market.
Lower Woods Nature Reserve - 10 minutes walk from our house. Beautiful walks in this tranquil haven of plant and animal life.
Badminton (2 miles) - Badminton Horse trials in May.
National Trust properties, just a short drive away: visit Dyrham Park or Newark Park for garden, grounds and house tours.
Wotton Under Edge (6 miles) - pleasant ‘old fashioned’ small town with small independent cinema.
Castle Combe - beautiful Cotswold village about 20 minutes drive from our village. Renowned car/bike race track near by.
Slimbridge Wetland Centre (30 minutes away by car) - enjoy amazing wildlife close up
Bath - visit the Abbey, Thermal Roman Baths, Jane Austen Museum, other museums, shops, theatre, walk along the river, visit the parks, fashion museum.
Bristol - take the Bristol Ferry Boat, visit Brunel's ss Great Britain/other museums, cycle the Bristol to Bath Railway Path. Cinema, shops ...!