Maroochydore (Queensland), Australia: We offer a comfortable environment in which you can meet your learning goals and enjoy true Australian hospitality. Our large first-floor apartment is situated on the beautiful Maroochy River. We have a front patio with a view of the park and river, back deck (with Bar-b-q), two large bedrooms-main with ensuite, an office/bedroom, student's bathroom with spa, kitchen living areas. The Sunshine Coast is a tourist destination and offers numerous facilities and activities, including surf beaches.
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: Apartment in Australia
Teaching Qualifications and Experience
Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Counselling and Mediation Studies - September 1999; Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA)- July 2005.
I completed CELTA training in Paris, France and, since my return to Australia, I have been involved in a program which provides English tuition and Australian hospitality to international students.
I have tutored individual university students in preparation for their IELTS test.
Hobbies and Interests
Trevor and I enjoy a variety of activities including tennis, music, walking, exploring, golf (Trevor), photography (Fran), spending time with family and friends, cooking, dining, reading, genealogy (Fran), and travelling. We are easy going and keen to ensure that your stay is a memorable experience
Excursions and Local Attractions
We are close to surf beaches; shopping centres; many National Parks and Heritage Listed areas (Fraser Island). The Sunshine Coast is a tourist destination with restaurants, produce and craft markets, art galleries, Australia Zoo; whale watching; underwater world oceanarium; world class golf courses; and regular concerts and festivals.
There are also many areas of spectacular beauty - rainforest, mountains, waterfalls, rivers, beaches - for you to enjoy. It is a walkers paradise.
And, a 100 km train, car or bus ride will bring you to Brisbane and all the facilities that this modern, relaxed river city offers.