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: Semi-Detached House - United Kingdom
Teaching Qualifications and Experience
TEFL Advanced certificate ITA,
MA in Social Research, Birmingham University, 2001
PGCE (Further and Higher Education) Wolverhampton University, 1998
BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies 2:1 Sheffield University, 1996
Started TEFL immersion teaching in 1994 (in Turkey)
tutoring children since 1996
Lecturer since 1996
in 2013 started TEFL Homestay immersion teaching in my home with international students ranging from A1-C2 levels
Hobbies and Interests
Nutrition, cooking, Property Investment and Renovations, Voluntary Director for housing management group – 2001-2012. Working with internationals. History, Shakespeare. Tennis, squash, swimming, bridge, cycling, music festivals
Planning student-centred lesson that involve cultural visits, hobbies
light and airy fully furnished room with bed, clothes store and study area.
A single or twin room is available.
2 students booking together can share lessons and a bedroom
Students have their own bathroom/shower room
Excursions and Local Attractions
Ideal location to visit Cadbury's World, Tolkien Museum and the green city: Birmingham city centre is just a short bus journey away from my home - where you can discover, enjoy and learn about Birmingham's history - Mercian Kings to the Industrial Revolution, chocolate, jewellery and custard! Home of Europe's largest Library, museums and galleries galore, Bullring shopping, Chinese Quarter and a Gay Village. Did you know we have alot of canals?
Plan your homestay around an Aston Villa Football match, Symphony Hall concert, music festival, Halloween, Bonfire Night or Edgbaston Cricket match (Warwickshire Bears). Tennis lessons available at premier Priory Tennis Club.
Easy location for day trips to London, Shakespeare's Stratford and Warwickshire's castles, villages and towns.
Between May and September you can also book a 2 centre visit option and stay in South West Wales (experience staying in a coastal holiday home, caravan) along the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast.