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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. Students receive a courtesy call from our director of studies within two days of their arrival, to ensure that all is well. We endeavour to meet your criteria as accurately as possible and in the event of any dissatisfaction we are available to contact 24/7. Any problems should be reported immediately and will be dealt with promptly.


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

Location : Faversham- town
Accommodation offered : Twin / Double bedroom
Private bathroom
Family at home: Husband
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

Location : Sandwich- town
Accommodation offered : Twin / Double bedroom
Shared bathroom
Family at home: Son 16 years
Pets: Horses
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.
I have a little wire fox terrier dog, Bertie (aged 13) who loves being taken for walks and is very friendly. 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.


Candy Herwin- English Homestay Tuition in Kent

Location : Herne Bay – seaside town
Accommodation : Double / Twin bedroom
Private bathroom
Family at home: Lives alone
Pets: None
Hobbies : Sightseeing,Colonial history,old castles,reading,writing,swimming,gym,calligraphy,boat tours,media related blogging
General English

About me

My name is Candy Herwin and I studied Law and Sociology at Kent and Canterbury University. I have taught students for many years teaching them at different levels. However I particularly enjoy teaching my students how to project their voice with clarity, confidence and with a good pronunciation of the English language.

I like to make the lessons fun and set goals that cater to the individuals needs and expectations.

I am an easy going, friendly teacher who will make sure you are immersed in the English culture and leave with happy memories and a better understanding of the English language both written and spoken.

Previously I have taught English in Tuscany, France, Spain, the Caribbean and in my hometown Herne Bay which is a coastal seaside resort only six miles away from the vibrant and historic City of Canterbury which has some fascinating tours,museums and excellent shopping.

I live in a spacious bungalow with my mother who is the chef and who bakes delicious English apple pies. We both like to talk and are well travelled and always find a way  to engage our students in interesting discussions.

There is  a baby grand piano in the lounge for any students that likes to play. Another hobby of mine is photography and I take my students out into the countryside to take photos and describe what we have seen as part of the teaching process.

I have a long list of excursions and like to find adventures that appeal to my students from boat rides, swimming, wildlife parks to historic tours and canoeing, in fact, any adventure that will ensure my student has a great stay and learns English along the way…

Andrew and Laura Keely - English homestay tuition in Kent

Location : New Romney – seaside village
Accommodation : Double /family bedroom
Children 6 & 3
Pets: None
Interests: Art, walking, cycling,swimming, student excursions
General English

About me

We are Andrew and Laura. We have two young children, our son aged 6 and daughter aged 3. We are both qualified teachers with many years experience, including teaching overseas in Finland, the Middle East and Germany. We live in the pretty, coastal resort of Littlestone within walking distance from the town of New Romney. Our house overlooks the sea and on a clear day we can see France. The climate on the Kent coast is one of the sunniest in the UK and the seaside offers many activities. The beach is only 50 metres from our door. We are keen on the outdoors and can offer a host of activities including cycling and hiking. There is a bus stop in front of our house with routes to lively Hastings Old Town in one direction and pretty Hythe Old Town in the other. We offer transport to Ashford International railway station, which has a 40 minute direct train to central London. We also offer a day excursion to lovely Leeds Castle. We are happy to offer tuition to all ages and abilities. Families of up to 3 members are also welcome. Adults and juniors welcome.Full profile available.

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Debora Smith - English homestay tuition in Kent

Location : Broadstairs – seaside town
Accommodation : Double / Twin /Single bedroom
Shared bathroom
Family at home : Family : Husband / Children 15 & 17
Pets : Cat
Interests : Art, films, cinema, swimming, the outdoors, music festivals, camping, travelling and experiencing different cultures
General 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

Location : Kemsing – small town near Sevenoaks
Accommodation : Double / twin bedroom
 Private bathroom
Family : Wife
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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Sarah Eede - English homestay tuition in Kent

Location : Badgers mount near Sevenoaks
Accommodation :  Single bedroom
 Private toilet and washbasin
Family : Husband and children 10 & 12 years
Pets : Dog and cat
Interests : Music,Walking,Photography,Pets
General English

About me

Homestay teachers in Kent

Samantha Hastings - English Homestay tuition in Kent

Location : Folkestone – seaside town
Accommodation : Double / Twin / bedroom
Shared bathroom
Family at home : Lives alone
Pets : Cat
Interests : Writing, ballroom dancing, the arts and local theatre.
General English

About me

As a very experienced teacher of English language and functional English,   I have taught in the public, private and charity sector and have  achieved  professional teaching status as well as TEFL. I am a keen swimmer and love the out doors. I make good use of the cycle paths out on to the Romney Marsh in the summer months and have even cycled 109 miles of the Saxon Shore Way on the north coast!  I am an avid reader and enjoy theatre, cinema and live music. The local hotel offers live music on a Sunday afternoon and it’s one of my favourite ways to spend a few hours with friends. I am a car owner /driver with a clean driving licence.

Situated on  the beautiful south east coast between Folkestone with its refurnished harbour arm and little fishing boats,  and the historic Cinque Port town of Hythe, my home has some beautiful sea views; It is located 300 meters from a main bus route giving direct access to the  City of Canterbury with its stunning Cathedral, cosmopolitan shopping and punted river boat tours. Dover, with its Castle and famous war rooms is only 8 miles east of home.

The McArthur Glenn designer shopping outlet is situated in Ashford, just one train stop away on the fast train, where a wide range of discount designer shops are located offering seven day a week and late night shopping. Ashford also boasts a multiscreen cinema complex with a range of restaurants, bars, a bowling alley and Ashford International Station.

The fast train from Folkestone to London St Pancras takes 54 minutes and runs twice an hour. 

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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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Lesley Richmond - English homestay tuition in Kent

Location : Folkestone – seaside town
Accommodation : Double/twin bedroom
Shared bathroom
Family : Husband
Pets : Dog and Cat
Interests :Walking, reading, art, live music
General English

About me

I recently qualified as a TEFL teacher after completing a 120 hour course during the course I also completed 20 hours classroom teaching.  My husband and I have been a host family for language schools in Folkestone for 4 years we have hosted children and young adults from Italy, Germany, Belgium and France.  We have stayed in touch with many of our students as they become part of the family when they stay with us.  I also taught  1-1 English to students who have been staying with us and I also provided interesting and fun excursions. 

Folkestone is situated in South East Kent and is close to the Port of Dover.  The nearest airport is Heathrow which is 2 hours by car but also accessible by coach and train.  Folkestone is a lovely seaside town with a large art community it has many areas of interest of it’s own but it is also very close to Canterbury famed for it’s historic buildings and beautiful cathedral.

In my spare time I love drawing and painting, reading, travelling and taking our sheep dog Molly for long walks.

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JULY 2016

I am highly satisfied.

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