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Homestay teachers in South West


Homestay teachers in South West

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 teacher to ensure that teacher and students are suitably matched.

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. 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. Any problems should be reported immediately and will be dealt with promptly. I am personally available 24/7 and can be contacted on the telephone number in the student’s handbook.

homestay teacher in winchester

Naomi Irving- English Home Tuition in Winchester

Location : Winchester – Town

Accommodation : Double room / Twin

Private bathroom

Family : Husband and children 5 & 7 years

Pets: None

Interests : Reading, cinema, painting, board games, sport

General English, Exam prep.

About me

I live with my family in the beautiful city of Winchester.  Winchester is a perfect place to experience a taste of England. There are many historical attractions such as Winchester Cathedral, Winchester College and the Great Hall which houses the legendary Round Table.  There are plenty of cafes and parks to study in and also a contemporary library.  

Winchester is a very safe, small and friendly city which we love.  Our home is about a 20 minute walk from the centre or a short bus ride away.  You can get to London in under an hour by train. We are also a short journey away from Stonehenge, Portsmouth, the New Forest and the coast.  Jane Austen’s house is also close by.

We often host foreign students and enjoy sharing our home.  My background is in marketing, events management and in corporate development for the charity sector.  I am Celta qualified and have over three years experience in one-to-one and small group teaching.  I am an easy person to get on with and enjoy teaching in a creative and interesting way.  I enjoy seeing my students progress in the English language.   We have a twin and single room available with a private bathroom.  Southampton Airport is only a few minutes away and Bournemouth Airport is about 45 minutes by car.


Wendy Fox- English Home Tuition in Plymouth

Location : Plymouth – seaside town
Accommodation : Single room / double room
Private bathroom
Family : Husband
Pets: Dog / Cat
Interests : Reading, photography, dog training,foreign languages.
General English, Exam prep. Business English

About me

My name is Wendy Fox and I am a teacher of English as a foreign language and German. I have been teaching for over 30 years in England, Germany and the UAE. My husband is a teacher too. We live in the city of Plymouth, Devon in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. There we have a detached house with four bedrooms and a garden. We have no children but we have two little dogs and a cat. My hobbies are reading, photography, going for walks along the beach with my dogs, swimming and learning foreign languages. My husband loves football, birdwatching and cooking!

Homestay tutor in Plymouth

Shaun Chaffey- English Home Tuition in Plymouth

Location : Plymstock – seaside village
Accommodation : Two Double bedrooms
Private bathroom
Family at home: Wife
Pets: Cat
Interests :languages, literature, history, travel, walking and cycling
General English , Exam prep. Business English

About me

I live with my partner, Barbara in an 4 bedroom house on a hill at the edge of a tiny old boat building village near Plymouth in beautiful Devon. Students can relax in the large garden where they can enjoy the spectacular views over the sea to Cornwall and with a panoramic view of Plymouth ,the marinas , the Plym river and Dartmoor. We can accommodate four people in our two double bedrooms with a private bathroom, in our lovely home.I have taught languages to people of all ages and many nationalities and have hosted students from different countries. Over the last thirty years I have taught in schools in the UK, Spain and France. I have taught in-company and also with the Spanish Army and the Sultan of Oman’s Air Force. I am a stimulating and imaginative teacher who is warm, calm and encouraging. I prepare carefully and am enthusiastic and engage well with my students. Barbara, my wife, is warm, welcoming and full of energy and inspiration. She loves meeting people and makes them feel relaxed. She feeds them well and makes them laugh. As Barbara makes people feel so much at home they sometimes don’t want to leave. She is interested in food, history, the countryside, animals and crafts such as sewing, knitting and art We are situated in a village with local pubs on the South West Coast Path. Within ten minutes’ walk we have a health and fitness club and a marine centre for activities like sailing, canoeing and SUP courses. There are beaches, cliffs and walks two mintes from the house. There is golf available a short drive away. Plymouth is a short ferry ride away.

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Heather Cooper - Homestay tuition Hereforshire

Location : Wellington – village
Accommodation : Double / twin bedrooms
Private bathroom
Family at home: Husband
Pets: Dog
Interests : Cinema, theatre ,reading ,gardening, painting, sewing, horse riding,cycling

About me

I am an experienced teacher (CELTA, BEd, QTS) and my family and I enjoy hosting foreign guests and work hard to make their stay enjoyable and productive in an informal and relaxing way.

I always create a personalised programme of learning: the correct level, suited to your interests with the right balance of speaking, grammar, reading, listening and. where appropriate, writing.  I will, therefore, find out about you and your interests, and your learning needs prior to your visit.  As well as lessons, there will be plenty of opportunities to practise your English in home and leisure activities.

My interests and hobbies include horse riding, cycling, sewing, painting, reading, gardening, theatre and music.  My husband likes cycling and karting; my son likes paintballing and computers and they are both keen golfers.

We can offer a huge range of activities to suit different interests: culture, history, art, music, sport, theatre, nature. These can be in our friendly village surrounded by fields grazing the famous Hereford cattle, the nearby city of Hereford, which has a mixture of historic and new architecture with a bustling shopping, restaurant and cafe culture, or further afield to the cosmopolitan cities of Birmingham or Cardiff, or even over the border into the Welsh mountains or to the stunning coast with its breathtaking scenery.  Your choice!   

There are three airports close by: Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham.


Loeke Stok - English Home Tuition in Cornwall

Location : Gorran Haven – seaside village
Accommodation : Double / twin room
Private bathroom
Family: Lives alone
Pets: None
Interests : Music, listening and playing, meeting friends, reading, theatre, cinema, exhibitions, gardening, swimming, walking, seeing sights
General English

About me

I am a friendly, cheerful TEFL teacher, who can offer English at various levels and enjoys teaching. Due to the fact that I am Dutch, I do understand the difficulties a student might experience in learning a foreign language. I live in Gorran Haven, a charming, little village on the coast of mid-south Cornwall. The village is quiet, though in summer holidays the little harbour and beach can be crowded with young families.Cornwall is valued for its natural scenery and beauty, picturesque villages, peaceful quality of life and the friendliness of the Cornish people.
My home, a detached bungalow with a nice garden and sea views, is situated near the beach and the coastal footpath. Places nearby are Mevagissey, a working fishing village,and Fowey, a picturesque village on the river Fowey. The author Daphne du Maurier lived and wrote her novels here.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan are four miles away, the Eden Project is a trip of about 15-miles. Truro, St Ives, Port Isaac, St Michael’s Mount, the Minnack theatre and Land’s End are further afield. A student can be accommodated in a comfy bed-sit plus study corner upstairs, with private bathroom downstairs. Alternatively, (s)he might prefer the double room downstairs with separate private bathroom, and study in the conservatory downstairs.

homestay teachers in dorset

Jacob Thomas - English Home Tuition in Dorset

Location : Wareham – seaside village
Accommodation : Double / twin room
Shared bathroom
Family: Wife also a teacher
Pets: none
Interests: Cooking, walking, nature, eating out , reading, socialising with family/ friends, sport (Formula 1, Tennis, Badminton, Swimming etc).
General English

About me

homestay tutor in bournemouth

Karen Oates - English Home Tuition in Dorset

Location : Bournemouth – seaside town
Accommodation : Double room
Private bathroom
Family at home : Husband
Pets : Dog
Interests : Walking, visiting places, meeting people, swimming

General English

About me

Our home is located in the desirable village of West Moors, featuring pleasant woodland and moorland walks, large convenience stores and village pubs all within walking distance. We are on the bus route to Bournemouth and other Dorset towns. It is a modern, spacious and secure chalet bungalow with a large kitchen/diner and comfortable living room. Your room is a comfortable double – with private bathroom, if requested. Outside comprises of a barbecue patio and planted lawn with seating and dining areas, perfect for chilling!
Meals are made from freshly cooked local ingredients.
I enjoy watching sport, reading, walking dogs and the occasional swim in the sea! We regularly visit nearby markets and towns and enjoy pub lunches. Having travelled extensively and lived overseas, we are keen to meet new friends, help them to learn about our culture and history and our language.
In addition to my national teaching certificate, I passed a TEFL/ TESOL 150 hour Master Course with a Grade A (I have enhanced CRB/DBS clearance). My language lessons are well planned and researched, personalised to your requirements and ability. I use a variety of media and real life English experiences to ensure a pleasurable learning environment. You are guaranteed to make outstanding progress!

Home teacher in Hampshire

Elaine Redfern : Homestay tutor in New Forest Hampshire

Location : New Forest – countryside village
Accommodation : A double and a twin room
Private bathroom
Family : Lives alone
Interests :Horses,Dressage, hacking out, sailing ,knitting, walking
 General English

About me

I am Elaine Redfern and live in a large village in the countryside between Bournemouth and Southampton on the South Coast.The area of the New Forest is unique, as it is a large park with ponies and other animals wandering around.We are near the coast but also on the main railway line to London which is only one and a half hours away.
Essentially I live alone with my dog ,a small very friendly Spaniel cross, but my partner John and my 3 children are here very often too.I have run a small plant business for many years but also have my Celta qualification ,although my background is in scientific research.
My interest are primarily horse riding and sailing;I own my own horse. We also race in a sailboat.John is a keen golfer but all sports are available in this area and it is a wonderful place for walking and cycling.The seaside town of Bournemouth is very close with it’s famous beaches ,cinemas ,theatres etc:
My house is in the village within easy walking distance to the forest and the train station.There are 2 guest bedrooms with a guest bathroom .

homestay tuition in Devon

Heather King: Homestay tutor in Tiverton , Devon

Location : Town
Accommodation : Three single rooms
Private bathroom ( shared only by students)
Family at home : Lives alone
Pets: none
Interests : Cake decorating, theatre and making home furnishings
General English

About me

I have been a teacher of food and textiles in state and public schools for many years. I also taught English as an additional language for many
summers to young learners. Taking the CETLA in 2012 enabled me to
teach adults as well. I have been very busy teaching 1:1 and 2:1 in my own home for the past 4 years.
I can offer two single bedrooms. The bathroom is very modern and is available to students only.
My interests include cake decorating, making home furnishings and attending local theatre productions. My interests include cake decorating, making home furnishings and attending local theatre productions.I have been a teacher of food and textiles in state and public schools for many years. I also taught English as an additional language for many summers to young learners. Taking the CETLA in 2012 enabled me to teach adults as well. I have been very busy teaching 1:1 and 2:1 in my own home for the past 4 years.
I can offer single two bedrooms. The bathroom is very modern and is available to students only.
My interests include cake decorating, making home furnishings and attending local theatre productions. My interests include cake decorating, making home furnishings and attending local theatre productions.


Anna Sitorus : Homestay tutor in Devon

Location : Kingsteignton
: Double/twin
Private bathroom
Family at home : Husband, children 8,5,3 years
Pets: Dog
Interests : Yoga ,TRX, reading, cooking
General English, Exam prep. Business English

About me

My name is Anna. I have had many years experience teaching English as a foreign language to both adults and children. This includes General English, Business English and English to Primary aged children. I am also a Montessori teacher, and I am passionate about working with young children. My years of travelling and teaching abroad have given me a love of other cultures. I really enjoy meeting people from all over the world and welcome students to learn English in my traditional English home. 

My hobbies include yoga, TRX, reading, cookery and generally keeping fit and healthy. I also love gardening and being outside. I’m very lucky to be located in a beautiful part of the country, where many beaches and beauty spots are a short drive away. There are lots of activities that can easily be arranged for all age groups. Our nearest airport is Exeter and the next nearest is Bristol. The nearest train station is Newton Abbot.


Kim Paynton : Homestay tutor in Devon

Location :  Broadsands seaside town
Accommodation : Double room / twin room
 Private bathroom
Family at home : Husband
Pets: None
Interests :
General English

About me

I have been teaching ESL since 2008, although my main work is as a Primary School Teacher. I have taught from Elementary to Upper Intermediate students in a Language School and also as homestay guests. In 2014 I spent a month as a volunteer, teaching English to children in Madagascar.

I live with my partner Dave, who is a retired Architect. We enjoy many hobbies, including walking, cooking, gardening, fishing, sailing, photography, socialising at the local yacht club, travelling and studying wildlife. I also play in the local Brass Band. We love the fun of meeting new people and having interesting conversations.

Our house is located in the scenic South West of England, in a safe residential area, but only 15 minutes walk to Broadsands Beach. Right next door is a public library and also very close are a Convenience Store and traditional Fish and Chip restaurant. We are midway between the quaint fishing town of Brixham and the traditional English seaside town of Paignton. Both these places are 5 minutes away on the bus. The beautiful River Dart and Royal Navy town of Dartmouth are also very close. Further afield, you can visit Dartmoor National Park and the historic cities of Exeter and Plymouth.

Homestay teachers in Southwest

Kim Paynton : Homestay tutor in Devon

Location :  Farm
Accommodation : Double room / twin room
 Shared bathroom
Family at home : Husband, daughters 15 & 7 years
Pets: Dog
Interests : Dance, drama, music and animals
General English

About me

My name is Emily. I have been teaching for 12 years. I taught many of these years in the Performing Arts areas. I ran a college Performing Arts department for 16+ Btec National Diploma students and 1st Diploma in Dance and Drama. This involved lecturing in Dance, Drama, performing arts business, classical theatre, voice, script writing and much more. I also run classes and groups for children and classes/workshops for children and adults with learning disabilities.

I have also done supply teaching in many subjects including English and history for high school.I also do internal verifying for Somerset gov (marking teachers marking), in which I also trained in.

We welcome many people from around the world to come and stay at our Farm on the lake. When the weather is nice we’ve been known to throw food onto the BBQ and many students enjoy jumping into our swimming lake.

We have two daughters and a few pets. My partner Chris and I love exotic animals of which we have a few. We have 2 ponies and 2 dogs.

Chris uses our exotic animals to educate children in schools. This is his passion and also what he did his studies in (animal science).

We are a family who love to travel and love to host those seeking new experiences and culture.

There is much to do where we live in Somerset. We live in Avalon where many legends where born including King Arthur and the fairy kingdom. There are many magical stories around us. We also have Wookey Hole, home of the wookey witch and caves. Cheddar gorge, was voted one of the most people friendly places to visit. The beautiful cathedral in the town of Wells (the smallest city in the UK),is  a beautiful little place with lovely locals. There are so many things to do and see here including visits to the beach.

Our nearest airport is Bristol.

English Home Tuition in Bournmouth

Jasmina Vodevic : Homestay tutor in Bournemouth

Location :  Bournemouth seaside town
Accommodation : Single room
 Shared bathroom
Family at home : Son 9 years
Pets: Cat
Interests : Yoga, gardening, music, movies, Internet,computing,travelling
General English

About me

My name is Jasmina and I live in a four-bedroom house in Bournemouth with my nine year old son.

I am a CELTA qualified teacher and enjoy to host and teach foreign students from all around the world.  I arrived to the UK seven years ago from Berlin, Germany as I was offered a new job in Bournemouth. Ever since I have done various jobs mainly as digital marketing professional and have totally integrated into my life in Bournemouth.

I enjoy hosting and teaching as much as I love to cook for my family and my guests. I know exactly how the students feel when they arrive and how difficult it is to suddenly use English language at all times. My understanding helped much with creating trust and bond with all the students who were my guests.

 I have learned in last years so many facts about different cultures, standards and customs, likes and dislikes. In return I try to pass on my students the information of English way of life and my very good knowledge of Bournemouth and love for discovering new places, lovely countryside and picturesque villages.

 My family and I are very lucky to live in one of the most popular seaside resorts in the UK. With its famous seven-miles golden sand beach, its glorious seemingly endless gardens and parks, plenty nice restaurants and cafes and numerous festivals, Bournemouth is a fantastic place to be in summer. It takes only two hours to get to London from here. A day or a weekend trip to one of the best cities in the world, just for shopping or to see one of the West End shows is always an option.                                                                                                    I would love to welcome you into our home, show you around Dorset and help you with your English.

Our students' experiences


JULY 2017

It has been an amazing experience. We have visited many nice places. Sevenoaks and it's parks are incredible. Our hosts are lovely and we are extremely grateful to this family for helping all the time.



JULY 2016

Nice experience . Useful to improve your english.


JULY 2017

Lovely hosts cute little dog . George quickly adapted to what we requested and needed to improve our English. He offered also nice ideas I can use in my classic teaching . We really enjoyed our stay, the conversations and the wonderful food . Nielsten is rural and beautiful but go just 30 minutes by train, and you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of the big city and get the best of both worlds. We wouldn't mind to return someday !

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