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Homestay teachers in Kent

Homestay teachers in Kent

My name is Marie Probert and I have been an English language home tutor for almost 20 years. I am now semi retired. I have taught English in schools, at home on a private basis and as voluntary work in the Far East. I am now concentrating on liaising between students and teachers ensuring that students are placed with the most compatible teacher.

Selecting the best English homestay tutors

I have a good understanding of what students are looking for, having had experience across many cultures. I have personally interviewed and verified every English language teacher listed on my website. I have visited and inspected all the accommodation offered. All teachers on my site are highly qualified and experienced in one-to-one home tuition and in homestay hosting. To work with Homestay English teaching, all teachers must meet a strict criteria. The same applies for the accommodation.

English tuition homestay teaching methods

Our teaching style is friendly and informal. Our are teachers are autonomous in the preparation of their lessons. We aim to provide a relaxed learning environment with complete flexibility in the materials and methods we use, and the way in which we teach. The lessons are both stimulating and imaginative, which will keep you engaged and interested in the learning process. Your learning experience with us,will focus on your individual aims and objectives and your language skills will improve. As well as improving your English skills, our aim is to give you a wonderful experience of British culture in a family homestay with an English teacher

A unique English Homestay experience

Our aim is to ensure that all students who come through this organisation, get the maximum benefit from their homestay experience on a more personal level. As we are a relatively small, family run business, we pride ourselves in welcoming each student as an individual,  focussing on their specific requirements.  We are contactable 24/7 at the telephone number on the home page.  We endeavour to meet your criteria as accurately as possible and in the event of any dissatisfaction we are available to contact day or night.

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Susan Davie - English Homestay Tuition in Kent

Professional qualifications : ESL teacher and medical secretary
Location : Gillingham – town
Accommodation offered : Single bedroom/ twin room
  Private bathroom
Family at home: Husband : Quantity surveyor                                                                                                                                Children : 16 year old and 13 year old daughter
Pets : Dog
Interests : All sports activities, also my daughters play piano and one of them the saxophone. My husband and I love walking, going to the cinema and visiting places of interest.
General English, Exam preparation

About me

Hello, my name is Sue and I am 51 years old.  I am the proud mum of 4 children, two of whom are adults and working.  My oldest daughter is a teacher in a Secondary school and my son is a Surveyor, although he is presently travelling around the world.  My two younger daughters, who are both in full time education are both living at home and they are Lizzie who is 16 and Eleanor who is 13.   I was a medical secretary, prior to training as an ESL teacher.

My husband works every day as a Quantity Surveyor and I work at home.  Whenever I get the opportunity I host/teach foreign students, so much of my time is spent teaching and taking care of people who come to my home.  I also like to spend time with my family and walking my dog.  If I have any spare time, I like to do exercise classes at the gym! 

I have been teaching English for 26 years since my first daughter was born so I have hosted more students than I can count.  I have hosted students from all over the world and have made lots of life long friends.  I have taught all ages and abilities and have prepared students for a variety of English examinations.

I offer a twin room, a single room and a private bathroom,to visiting students

I believe in giving my students a full immersion into English family life and love taking them out and about and introducing them to traditional English things as well as sharing their own culture and experiences.                               I have also worked in a primary school as a Learning Support Assistant and as a Special Needs Assistant working with children with speech and language problems, autism and behavioural problems.

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Deborah Walsh - English Homestay Tuition in Kent

Professional qualifications : ESL teacher, French teacher
Location : Ramsgate – seaside town
Accommodation offered : Single bedroom
 Shared bathroom
Family at home: Single with 14 year old daughter
Pets : Cat
Interests : Live music, fringe theatre, alternative cabaret (I am in a dance troup for this), pilates, meditation (I run a weekly group), cycling, reading.
General English

About me

I first taught English as a foreign language in 1993 in France at an international distribution company – beginner and intermediate classes – during my 3rd university placement year.

I next taught it in early 2013 when I qualified to teach it.  I started at College of North East London and taught via Homelingua in my home with an 11 year old Russian boy for 3 weeks.  Then I moved from London to Ramsgate and started working for Churchill House School of English in Oct 2013.  I continue to work there until I trained as a secondary school (French) teacher in 2015.  At Churchill House School I have taught adults, teenagers and children.  I have largely taught closed classes over 1-4 weeks at a time as well as open classes.  I have also taught one-to-one tuition and home tuition in my home for Churchill House.  I completed a graduate training teacher training in state education and though qualified I do not wish to teach in state education under contract.  Over the last two years I have largely worked as a (state( supply teacher but have continued to help out at Churchill House during their busy periods and was last there in September 2018.  I have a very good working relationship with this school and have no hesitation in having them as my work reference. I currently teach French to adults over 3 classes per week as well as some other evening tuition and some supply tuition of English and Maths to children in the care system.

I live with my 14 year old daughter who is an very active girl, going to 9 hours of dance per week.  I also have a very nice lodger who lives in our (4 bedroom) home.  We have two lovely cats who come and go as they please through the cat flap.  We live in Ramsgate, a beautiful small town by the sea.  It has the only Royal Marina in the UK, with lots of yachts and pleasure boats in the harbour.  The town has lots of beautiful Edwardian and Victorian architecture, some lovely cafes, restaurants and an interesting live music scene.  We live very close to the sea, just a minute’s stroll to the clifftop overlooking the sea from where you can walk along by the sea in either direction, as well as the the town centre only a 10 minute walk away.   I often go to live music events and art exhibitions/private views (a lot of my friends are artists) and some fringe theatre in some small local venues.  I do a weekly pilates class, I run a weekly meditation class and I am part of a dance troupe for a local alternative cabaret club.  I am interested in supporting community groups and petitioning for social change.  Our nearest airport is Gatwick though Stansted is a very similar distance..

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Rani Bain - English Homestay Tuition in Kent

Professional qualifications : ESL teacher, make up artist
Location : Sittingbourne – town
Accommodation offered : Single bedroom x 2
 Shared bathroom
Family at home: Single with 13 year old daughter
Interests: Cinema, theatre, eating out in restaurants reading, cooking, local history
General English, Business English

About me

I am a qualified TESOL and TEFL teacher, I live working with students to get the best out of them to improve their English, whilst providing a home from home relaxed and comfortable environment.  We are a sociable family and love going out, visiting friends and hosting dinner and BBQ parties. Also enjoy visiting the cinema and theatre, cooking is another passion of mine so be prepared to eat delicious food

Our house in a village but easy access to Canterbury, Dover and Deal with nearest beach is only 2 miles away, private access available via a pass. Historic castles, medieval towns and river tours are available during the season. The nearest airport is Gatwick and Heathrow, Eurostar to Ashford International 40 mins away, Dover port is only 15 mins.


Suzanne Carter - English Homestay Tuition in Kent

Professional qualifications : ESL teacher, primary teacher PGCE
Location : Hythe – seaside town
Accommodation offered : Double / twin bedroom
 Shared bathroom
Family at home: Husband – Secondary teacher PGCE
Children: Sons 18 years and 13 years.
Pets: Cat
Interests:Art, Music, Walking, French, History
General English

About me

I live with my husband, two teenage sons and two cats  in a roomy Victorian house which is situated 300 metres from the seafront in a small, friendly town called Hythe. There are plenty of sporting opportunities available in Hythe from tennis, golf, football, cricket and swimming as well as kayaking or rowing along the canal (which also has a great cycling path.)The town itself is a short walk away and consists of a variety of shops and eating places. An ideal place to put language skills in to practice!

My husband and I have a teaching experience that spans over 25 years and we both enjoy the opportunity to engage with students to develop their skills and reach their potential. We deeply value education which has been fostered in our children who are both studying at our local secondary schools. As a family, we share a range of interests from reading, art, music swimming and walks in the countryside as well as debating a range of subjects or watching films together.

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Margita Dubnicka - English Homestay Tuition in Kent

Professional qualifications : ESL teacher and interpreter (Czech)
Location : Herne Bay – seaside
Accommodation offered :Two Double bedrooms /Single bedroom
 Shared  bathroom
Family at home: Husband – Support worker for adults with learning difficulties                                                                        Children : Daughter 15  Son 14 years
Pets: Budgies
Interests: Fine arts and art history,  baking, gardening, architecture, design and reading, long coastal or countryside walks or visiting places of interest.
General English, Exam prep. Business English

About me

My name is Margita and I have a vast teaching experience spanning over 20 years. Since graduating in comparative linguistics at University, I have worked as a freelance language teacher, teaching English to varied groups of students and on an individual basis teaching one to one. I am prepared for any teaching challenges, be it with absolute beginners or advanced students who need to develop their skills in a particular field or English for academic purposes. I have also had experience with dyslexic or shy students who find reading and writing easy but speaking performance quite daunting. I am trained in building up successful knowledge needed to pass any level Cambridge examinations. I am flexible in my approach to student’s` needs and tailor teaching content accordingly with emphasis on comfort and excellence. I am good at engaging students` attention and interest and try to make learning as enjoyable as possible with emphasis on growth and development of student`s confidence in mastering a foreign language.

Me and Matt currently live in Herne Bay, Kent, in a six- bedroom, Victorian house by the sea. We are a family of five. My oldest daughter studies abroad she tends to spend holidays with us. We are a bilingual, Czech and English speaking family. We are experienced hosts which we find enriching and enjoyable. Our teenage children go to a secondary school in Canterbury. We have a large garden where I like to grow my on produce and as for pets we have six budgies. Our house is 200 metres from the sea which gives us wonderful free time opportunities. We love to explore the coast and the countryside and love going to places of interest. Our location is abundant with coastal walks and interesting towns like the lovely quintessentially English fishing village of Whitstable, Margate, Sandwich, Deal, Dover Castle and the white cliffs. We are located twenty minutes by car from Canterbury which is a wonderful medieval town with an exquisite cathedral. There is plenty to do locally and London is accessible by train or coach taking just under two hours to the city centre. The nearest airports are Stansted and Heathrow.


Trish Corkhill - English Homestay Tuition in Kent

Location : Ashford- town
Accommodation offered : Twin / Double bedroom
Private bathroom
Family at home:Lives alone
Interests:Skiing, dance, gym, golf, swimming, walking, travel, people, history
General English

About me

]My name is Trish. I have two grown up children who live near me in Ashford in Kent.
I live in a four bedroom house with two bathrooms and a separate downstairs washroom. There is a conservatory and two lounge areas. A double and single bedroom are available. At the rear of the house there is a patio area and small garden. One spare parking place.
Ashford is close to Eurotunnel and Eurostar operates from Ashford international.
My home is close to a large supermarket and on a bus route. Ashford is close to Canterbury and the coast. London is under one hour away by train.
I used to run my own PR and communications business specialising in travel and tourism. In the past I have taught overseas students and at a mixed school locally.
Local excursions include Leeds Castle, the coast, extensive woodlands, Canterbury, Rochester.
My interests are travel, skiing, history, dance classes, swimming, golf, socialising.

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Jayne Bartholomew- English Homestay Tuition in Kent

Profesional qualifications : ESL teacher,MBA in business training, telecoms development.
Location : Faversham- town
Accommodation offered : Twin / Double bedroom
Private bathroom
Family at home: Husband – Historian and Naturist
Pets: None
Interests:Walking; running; historic exploration; literature; music(opera, baroque, rock); gardening; cooking; entertaining; sea swimming
General English,Exam prep.Business English

About me

I am a CELTA qualified teacher with experience in teaching general English to French, Italian, Dutch, Czech, Russian and Japanese children and young people (ages 9-18) and Thai, Chinese, Omani, Iraqi and Finnish adults in both open and closed groups. My business career and MBA training have given me key insight to support teaching business English, which has been informed by working in non-British contexts in Germany, Austria, Finland, and with French colleagues. I am culturally sensitive, with skills in team building and motivation. I am very interested in working with people from other countries and cultures – learning from them and sharing ideas, including my love of the English l!anguage and culture.
As well as having the CELTA language qualification, I have a 1st class degree in English and American Studies and an MBA. My business background is in telecoms, mainly in mobile data solutions development and business development.
I live in Faversham, Kent, with my husband Steve. I have two children: Harriet, who is 25 and lives in Canterbury; and Jonathan, who is 23 and at university in Liverpool. Both my husband and I have current DBS clearance. My interests are garden design, walking, running, literature, theatre, opera and cooking, and I would be delighted to share any of these with visitors. My husband is a local historian and naturalist, and we can offer historical tours of the town and bird-watching trips in the coastal marshes just north of the town and elsewhere in Kent. Both my husband and I have a good knowledge of the sites in near-by Canterbury and London, and we would be delighted to share this with visitors. I am a good cook and love entertaining, and it would be a pleasure to welcome foreign visitors to meals and celebrations with our family and friends. Although our children are grown up and left home now, we spend a lot of our time with them and with their friends. We have friends who have teenage children, and we are in touch with fun activities for young people. My son is a keen skate-boarder and swimmer.
We can offer comfortable double-room accommodation with a modern, private bathroom. Our house is a four-bedroomed detached house with a pretty garden, which has a sunny outdoor seating area.
Faversham is a beautiful medieval town in Kent – the Garden of England – with many architecturally important buildings, including the Grade 1 Listed Parish Church, with its medieval wall paintings. The town is well situated, close to the cultural, historical and business centres of London and Canterbury, a designated World Heritage Site, and 25 miles from the Channel ports.
Faversham has good facilities, including a recreation ground, and indoor and outdoor swimming pool, with 3-tier diving board and water-park. We are less than four miles from the north Kent coast, and we enjoy spending time on the beach walking and swimming – and having beach barbecues on summer evenings. Faversham is in the heart of the Kent countryside, with close access to lovely country and coastal walks. If shopping is of interest, we are within a 30 minute drive of one of the largest shopping centres in Europe – Bluewater.

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Cathie Woolsgrove - English Homestay Tuition in Kent

Professional qualifications : ESL teacher, medical sectretary
Location : Sandwich- town
Accommodation offered : Twin / Double bedroom
Shared bathroom
Family at home: Son 16 years
Pets: Horses and dog
Interests :Horseriding, Museums, Cooking, Seaside excursions
General English,Exam prep.

About me

My name is Cathie.  I am a CELTA qualified English teacher having hosted students for the past six or seven years.   I have taught all ages and nationalities from beginner to advanced teaching 1 to 1 and in the summer months 2:1. I am always very proud of the progress my students make whether they stay with me for a week or a month or longer!   My students also all love joining in the active lifestyle I lead.  I am a single parent with two nearly grown up children.  My daughter is studying to be a Physiotherapist at Birmingham University and my son is studying A levels at the Grammar School opposite our house.

The family has two horses, my own retired dressage horse and my daughter’s horse – a good show jumper and dressage horse.  In the summer we attend local horse shows which the students always love participating in as a typical English past time. 

I thoroughly enjoy teaching and taking students on excursions and activities of their choice.  We are very close to London by train (a one hour journey) and visits to London are a popular request for sightseeing, shopping or both.  My market town of Sandwich is very beautiful, full of historical buildings but very safe for teenagers to visit.  Our nearest seaside town is Deal which was voted as having the best high street in the UK so well worth a visit!   Canterbury is our nearest big city with fantastic shops, the cathedral, boat trips, walks etc.  We are also close to castles if students are interested in visiting these, Deal, Walmer, Dover and Leeds castles.  For very keen shoppers I have taken students to Bicester village for a day trip where they have picked up many many bargains. 

There are many sporting activities which can be arranged locally and we have a number of swimming pools and, of course, the sea with beautiful beaches to relax and enjoy.  We have local cinemas which everyone always enjoys and lots of little English cafes to enjoy the traditional English tea.

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Mila Mayland - English Homestay Tuition in Kent

Professional qualifications: ESL teacher, MBA , business manager
Location :  Canterbury- town
Accommodation offered : Double / Single bedroom/ Double en-suite
 Private  bathroom /Shared bathroom
Family at home: Husband – Retired project manager                                                                                                                         Children : Son 27 years
Pets: Dog
Interests : Travelling, yoga,dancing,walking,reading, meeting people from different cultures
General English,Exam prep. Business

About me

I am a qualified teacher of English as a foreign language.  I have taught classes but prefer one-to-one (or two-to-one) as it allows me to focus on the student’s needs and goals.

In my previous career as a general manager, I used to enjoy coaching members of my team to develop their skills.  Since 2011, I have hosted many foreign adult guests (professionals and students) and enjoy meeting new people, getting to know them and helping them improve their English.  I have a degree in English and an MBA, which gives me a good background to teach general and business English.  I speak French, Italian and have some knowledge of German.

I am lucky to live in a really nice house in Canterbury.  It is unique, comfortable and has lots of space. In the summer, we spend a lot of time on the patio, whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner or just a cup of tea and a chat.  My guests say I’m a good cook (I serve British and other countries’ dishes).  Canterbury is a small beautiful city with many historical buildings, cafés/restaurants and a cosmopolitan relaxed atmosphere.  It takes less than one hour to go to London by train and the coast is 20 minutes away by car.   There are loads of other destinations to explore in Kent.  Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted airports are all about 1h 30 min away.  We are also very close to ferries in Dover, Eurostar in Ashford and the Channel Tunnel.

I enjoy travelling, yoga, dancing, reading, walking, dinners with friends and going round boot and antique fairs.  I look forward to welcoming you to our English experience.

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Debora Smith - English homestay tuition in Kent

Professional qualifications : ESL/TESOL MA
Location : Broadstairs – seaside town
Accommodation : Double / Twin /Single bedroom
Shared bathroom
Family : Husband – business in health promotion
Children: Daughter 20 and son 18 years at uni.
Pets : Cat
Interests : Art, films, cinema, swimming, the outdoors, music festivals, camping, travelling and experiencing different cultures
General English, Exam prep. Business English

About me

I am a qualified English teacher (Cert.Tesol) and I have been host teaching since 2010. I have acquired a diverse range of skills and have experience of teaching all levels, both adults and teenagers. I live in a large semi‐detached, Victorian house in Broadstairs, Kent with my husband and two children who are 15 and 17. As a family we enjoy art, films, the cinema, swimming, spending time outdoors, music festivals, camping, travelling to other countries and experiencing different cultures. We live five minutes from Viking Bay with its sandy beach and panoramic views of the Kent coast. This area is rich in history with Canterbury Cathedral just a short train ride away. There are also lots of activities to keep all ages busy and entertained. Close by are the port of Dover and the Channel tunnel with links to mainland Europe by ferry and train. We also have a fast train which links the town with London in under an hour and a half.

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Richard Goss - English homestay tuition in Kent

Professional qualifications : ESL teacher and Education manager
Location : Kemsing – small town near Sevenoaks
Accommodation : Double / twin bedroom
 Private bathroom
Family : Wife – Carer
Pets : None
Interests :Tennis, Gardening, Reading, Theatre, Walking, Keep Fit, Music, History
General English, Business English

About me

My name is Richard Goss, and I love languages and have taught English to adults from all round the world.  I trained as a teacher and used to teach English, French and German in a London secondary school.  My last job was Head of English for a group of colleges in Saudi Arabia, and I enjoyed teaching Arab teenagers to speak English. 

I live in a beautiful house with my wife Julia.  Our children have now grown up and left home so we have two spare bedrooms for guests to stay and learn English.  Each bedroom has two beds, so we can host a family, or a small group.  I teach children and adults at home. 

We have a pretty garden and like living in the countryside.  Our village is called Kemsing and has a friendly pub and shops. We like playing tennis on the village tennis courts and walking on the nearby hills.  Julia likes swimming at the pool at Sevenoaks, which is 5km away and our nearest town. It has some good shops and cafes and a large deer park.  We go to London quite a lot as the train stations are close and trains to central London only take about 35 minutes.  Sometimes we visit some of the wonderful places in Kent, like Canterbury and Leeds Castle and Chartwell, which was Winston Churchill’s house. In the summer, we often go to the seaside.  We like travelling abroad and Gatwick Airport is only 40 minutes drive away. Heathrow is about an hour and a half away, or less if there is not much traffic.

We would love to welcome you to share our house, to enjoy Julia’s home cooking and above all to learn English in a beautiful part of England!

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Robert Freeman - Kerr - English Homestay tuition in Kent

Professional qualifications : ESL teacher
Location : Sevenoaks – small town
Accommodation : Double / Twin / bedroom
 Private bathroom
Family at home : Wife – Barrister
Children : 5 year old son 2 year old daughter
Pets : None
Interests : horse riding, tennis, cycling, scuba diving, football, painting, guitar and Spanish.
General English, Business English

About me

family and I live in Sevenoaks, Kent.  We live in the most beautiful part of Kent and England with the added bonus of being only 30 minutes from Central London.

My partner, Lisa, is a Barrister by profession. We have two children, a boy aged 5 and a baby daughter. We have many international friends.

We would like to welcome you to our home where you will improve your English in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with a qualified teacher.

We have had a lot of experience teaching English in Spain and Japan. 

Book our homestay if you want to improve your English as well as take advantage of the being located very close to London and within easy reach by train of all the attractions. We also live within 5 minutes walk of Knole park. A medieval deer park of 400 hectares and Knole house a National treasure dating back to 1603.  We have family membership to the National Trust and therefore free access to 100s of properties and estates across the country including Knole park.

We live only 30 minutes by train from the most famous, exciting and interesting museums and sites of London.  The transport links are fantastic. It only takes 5 minutes from our house to walk to the Railway station – Sevenoaks where there are frequent trains to Central London.

We are also only 5 minutes walk to the centre of Sevenoaks town.

As a family we often visit the Natural History Museum (famous for the Dinosaur exhibits), Science Museum, Victoria & Albert museum.  We also like to visit the National Portrait and other Galleries as well as Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Tower of London, Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Piccadilly circus, Hyde Park and the London Zoo.  We also enjoy visiting the Greenwich maritime museum as well as the famous Cutty Sark. As a family we enjoy horse riding, tennis, cycling, scuba diving, football, painting, guitar and Spanish.  

We can accommodate one or two students and we look forward to meeting you soon. 

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Sarah Eede - English Homestay tuition in Kent

Professional qualifications : ESL teacher and B.ed in education
Location : Sevenoaks – small town
Accommodation : Single bedroom
 Private washbasin and W.C
Family at home : Husband – Engineer
Children: Son 14, daughter 12 and baby son
Pets : Cat and dog
Interests :
General English

About me

My name is Sarah and I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself and my family and where we live in England.

My family and I live in the south east of England near a town called Sevenoaks. Sevenoaks is in the country of Kent, which is also known as “The Garden Of England”. Sevenoaks is a very affluent and popular commuter town and we are 20 minutes from the centre of London by rail. Our mainline station in London is Charing Cross, which is within a 10-minute walk from Trafalgar Square. Living where we do, we have the benefit of the beautiful Kent countryside on one side and access to the vibrant centre of London.

I am a teacher by profession and I have been teaching for 20 years this year.  I enjoy teaching and have many years of experience at making learning and education both fun and inspirational.


My family comprises of my partner Fletcher, my son William (12) and my daughter Jessica (10). We love animals and have a Labrador called Yoda, an African Hedgehog called Willow and several back garden chickens. We love walking in the countryside, visiting new places and experiencing new things.

 We would all like to welcome you into our home and hope that you have a peaceful relaxing stay, which will be both memorable and educational. We can offer some superb local experiences, total language immersion and sightseeing trips into the centre of London.

 We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Kate Templeman - English homestay tuition in Kent

Location : Folkestone – seaside town
Accommodation : Double/twin bedroom
Shared bathroom
Family : Husband
Pets : None
Interests :Walking, hiking, jogging, creative writing, history.
General English, Exam prep. Business English

About me

I can offer homestays in Folkestone,  an interesting, historic and ever-improving Kentish seaside town. There are lots of attractions nearby and London St. Pancras International  is only 49 mins by train.

I have held a TEFL teaching certificate since 1992, I currently teach part-time via Skype, and am an experienced homestay host. From 2003 to 2007 I hosted students in my home near Brighton and also conducted intensive homestay English courses. I prefer adults or young adults and as I have a lot of business experience, I am well suited to teaching business English or specialist subjects. I am also a professional copywriter and marketeer. Past roles have been in Marketing Communications across a number of sectors including Language Training and translation. 

I speak fluent French and have lived and worked in France, so understand the challenges of interacting and working in a foreign language. I also speak some Italian. 

I am married and we have two much loved pet cats. We have a four bedroom house with garden in an upmarket part of town near a large park, a short walk from the centre and attractive seafront, and 5 mins to the station connecting with London and surrounding areas.

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Peter Sage - English homestay tuition in Kent

Professional qualifications : ESL teacher and mainstream teacher B.Ed
Location : Sittingbourne – town
Accommodation : Double/twin bedroom
 Private bathroom
Family : Wife – Medical assisitant
Pets : None
Interests : Walking, mindfulness, reading, listening to music, following sport, current affairs, travelling.
  General English

About me

My wife and I both have long teaching careers. For the last 30 years, I have mostly taught girls ages 11-18. However, I did teach 7-8 year olds for two years.  My teaching experience included responsibilities in a boarding house where I looked after over 60 teenagers.  I was also able to qualify to teach mindfulness and was able to teach students, staff and parents at Benenden School. Mindfulness had a major impact on the lives of those I taught.  In July 2016, I decided to take early retirement to pursue new interests. For example, I studied for the Cert TESOL which I passed. I have a 2:1 Honours degree from the University of Leeds and a PGCE from Christ Church. I trained as a teacher and have taught children, young adults and adults a variety of subjects including English, Religious Studies, History, Critical Thinking and Politics.

My wife also has an Honours Degree from the University of Leeds and is equally well qualified to teach. Kate trained as a teacher of younger children and was very successful in developing the minds of children from the ages of 5 to 11. She has also taught students aged 11-16 Science and DT. For the last three years, she has been working at Benenden School in a variety of roles including assisting in one of the boarding houses.

We have 3 grown up children. Emilia has a French degree and lives nearby in her own home with her partner, Jason. My younger daughter Laura completed her English degree recently and now lives in London. My son Edward is in the third year of an Engineering degree at Nottingham. We always look forward to having him home in the holidays.

We enjoy the local countryside for walks, bike rides and picnics. I enjoy variety in my life and so seek to make the most of all that is available in the south east of England including London.  In recent years, I have attended major music festivals, enjoyed the theatre and have been to several West End shows.  I am passionate about music so much that I have even tried to create it myself. I love a good book and very happily will sit in front of a great film with a beer. My wife and best friend also shares my interests.

Sittingbourne is a town of about 60,000 people in Kent, “The Garden of England”

Our home is on the very edge of the town in a modern housing estate. Directly behind our garden is a children’s play park, fenced football/basketball enclosure and a wildlife conservation area. A short stroll takes you to a traditional English village green, complete with pond, school, tea shop and a village pub. Cromer’s Wood, a Kent Wildlife Trust woodland site, is 20 minutes’ walk from home.

We are an easy drive from the coast, with Dover Castle, Leeds Castle, The Turner Gallery, Margate and several National Trust and English Heritage properties to visit.

Faversham, the next town, has a historic cinema, numerous musical and cultural events and a thriving town marketplace. In the summer a delightful outdoors swimming pool complex is worth a visit. We also benefit from having Bluewater very close which is the best shopping paradise in the UK. There is also London not too far away.

Our 4-bedroom detached house has a sunny garden and parking available. We have a 7- seater vehicle for transporting small groups. The house is comfortable with a double and a twin bedroom available on the top floor for our guests, with their own private shower room; an additional bathroom and downstairs lavatory are available for guests to use.  We like to think that our guests are able to relax and enjoy our house as much as we do.

Sittingbourne is very easy to get to by rail or road. The railway station has trains to London and the Kent coast. It is close to major roads which mean it is easy to reach London’s airports.  We can arrange transfers to/from the airport when requested.


Tony Smith - English homestay tuition in Kent

Professional qualifications :ESL teacher
Location : Deal – small town
Accommodation : Double/twin bedroom
 Private  bathroom
Family : Wife – Mental health nurse
Children : Son 26years
Pets : None
Interests : Travel and photography
General English, Exam prep.

About me


Tony & Liza are experienced hosts & have been looking after students from a variety of agencies for well over 15 years now. The teacher is Tony, who has a TEFL certificate, and before doing this on a more or less full time basis, worked in a bank for 22 years & after that sold plants from the large garden of the old house. Liza is a Mental Health Nurse working in the community & is based at St Martin’s Hospital, Canterbury. (Liza has a degree from the Philippines & has also achieved one here & is able to teach as well, and in the past has done so from time to time.)

Both are non-smokers. Tony is 66, Liza 54.

Please note: sorry but we do NOT take smokers.



We live in a new (constructed 2000) end terrace house which is situated at the top of a small hill overlooking the town of Deal, near Dover. On a clear day, it is possible to see the coast of France. We have the sea on one side of the town & the beautiful English countryside on the other.

NOTE: – If you suffer from allergies, you must bring your medication in the pollen season.



We have two boys:- Philip, 26 who is job hunting at the moment & Henry (24) who is job hunting having achieved a degree @ Southampton Uni in chemistry.


Tony & Liza like photography, travel & TV. Philip likes wildlife & Henry is the sporty one! We all love meeting students from all over the world & talking about different cultures.

We do not have any pets.

Time into town: – walking 30 mins.; car 5 mins.;bus 10 mins.; train 3 mins.


PLEASE NOTE: – We have high speed broadband but would ask those who wish to use our internet, to please bring their own notebook, I-phone, tablet, laptop etc.



Deal is a sleepy little seaside town, steeped in history & within easy reach of the Medieval town of Sandwich, Dover with its wonderful castle & the beautiful city of Canterbury.

In summer only, I also take my students to visit the picture postcard perfect village of St Margaret’s Bay nestling under the White Cliffs of Dover between Deal & Dover. French students will note that, if they switch on their Mobile Phone, they will get a message saying “Welcome to France Telecom” in this bay!

Deal has a good selection of shops, restaurants & cafés, 2 castles, a time ball tower & a lovely pier. There are several golf courses nearby. Tennis courts are 10 mins. walk away.

The main shopping is to be found in Canterbury, or Westwood Cross in Thanet.

Dover has the castle & two interesting museums. Cinemas are to be found in Sandwich, Dover & Westwood Cross.

Canterbury has a cathedral, the Canterbury Tales tourist attraction & many museums.

We are on the High Speed Rail link to London St Pancras.

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Lindsay Hearn - English homestay tuition in Kent

Professional qualifications : ESL teacher and tutor
Location : Sittingbourne – town
Accommodation : Twin bedroom
 Private  bathroom
Family : Husband -Financial advisor
Children : Daughter 3 years old
Pets : Cat
Interests : Cultural Activities, Board Games, Films/cinema, Swimming, Snooker, TV & reading
General English

About me

Hello we are the Hearn family and we look forward to welcoming you for a homestay immersion holiday with our family.  Our family consists of me (Lindsay – 36), my husband (Gary-43) and our darling daughter Hannah who will be three years old this November.

I am a qualified and experienced teacher and Gary is a Mortgage and Financial Adviser. We love welcoming young international students into our home to share our family life with you and help you improve your English.  We feel this broadens and enriches our family life.  My parents began doing this when I was very young and this has always been a way of life for me.  I have been doing it myself for ten years and with Gary since before we were married.

Gary and I are very interested in history and culture.  Gary has a passion for snooker and is always willing to teach any student who would like to learn this very British game.  We also love board and table-top games.  We love British comedy and Satire. We are members of English Heritage and will happily take you to some local places of historical interest or if you prefer we can organise swimming, shopping, bowling, cinema, trampolining, Ice-skating there is plenty to do around here.

Hannah simply adores having different people come and stay in our house. Whenever we tell her that a new person will be coming her face ‘lights up’.  She loves getting to know each guest.  She is a very clever little girl and her confidence and language are extremely good for her age and we credit much of this to our hosting project.

My mum lives within walking distance and is a CELTA qualified English as a Second Language teacher too.  She also still hosts international students.  As long as she doesn’t have a student with the same native tongue as you at the time you will also see quite a lot of her and it is someone else for you to practice you English on.

We have a three-bedroom house in Sittingbourne a town in north Kent about 30 minutes away from the historical city of Canterbury.  Our house is close to the centre of town, within easy walking distance to the train station, bus stops, local shops, leisure centre with swimming pool, gym and exercise classes, the library, parks and playgrounds.

We won’t be limited to Sittingbourne however as Gary, my mum and I all have our own cars each with a car seat for Hannah and we adore getting out and about.  Sometimes we’ll all go together and other times you’ll enjoy some more personal 1-1 time with each us, this will keep your days nice and varied for you.

Your bedroom has adult-bunk-beds so you can come by yourself or come with a friend to share the lessons and activities with. You will still learn just as much English but also have the chance to share the experience and double the fun!

Although Gary (like my mum) also has a qualification to teach English and they will be great for ‘hot correction’ and interesting English conversations.  I will be your sole English teacher for your official English lessons.  I am an experienced and qualified teacher who holds a PGCE teaching certificate. My classroom based experience as a qualified teacher comprises of teaching History, Religious Studies and English (language and literature) in secondary schools, the full primary curriculum whilst working as a primary school teacher and also English as a second language teacher both in the classroom setting and 1-1.

Instead of teaching in schools I now I love two sole roles of doing 1-1 tutoring to both my residential international students as well as a few local students that I teach 1-1 in their own homes each week.  These roles combine my love of teaching, with great variety and flexibility for my days. I also love tailoring lessons to student’s own requirements and preferences.

As a private tutor, I really personalise each lesson for the individual student identifying quickly their strengths and weaknesses. In this way I am able to quickly build confidence leading to improvement and success.  In teaching English as second/foreign language I have in the past done focused lessons on IELTS, Cambridge, Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, Grammar, Tenses, Collocations, Phrasal Verbs, Conditionals, topical discussions etc.  I will be able to give you an accurate international level. I am used to students with all levels of English so you can be confident you will make good progress with your English language skills during your lessons and stay with us.

You will be kept as occupied as you would like. At home if you’re not too tired we will happily play board games or dominoes with you or watch some TV shows or films with you, whatever you prefer. We always sit down around the table to eat our meals giving you plenty of time to put your English lessons into conversational practice and only ever with native English speakers.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

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The best way to learn English with a teacher.Stuart and Sonja have been great hosts.I think it was a good idea to divide the month into two stays of two weeks each because it is more enriching to know different places and different families.I think I have reached level now which is sufficient to be able to advance on my own.                                              https://www.homestayenglish.uk.com/homestay-teachers-in-sussex/



I really enjoyed my one-week stay with Rachel and her sweet and helpful husband. She’s friendly and lively, interesting to be with. As a teacher she’s experienced and well-organised but her lessons never follow a set pattern but are rather meant to suit specific needs. Likewise the excursions have given me a ‘native’ outlook of London which is just what anyone expects from a full immersion

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I had a lovely time in Brighton and Marie is a lovely person and the best teacher for me. The lessons were very interesting helpful and funny. The visits were fabulous. A million thanks for all.

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