Teacher profile: Debi Clarke
Debi holds the CELTA Certificate and an English Literature degree, she also holds a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. She is currently completing a Masters in English.
4th October 2018 — She has lots of experience in hosting foreign students. She is a very welcoming tutor for young learner programmes or adults and has taught FCE, CAE and TOEFL. She has taught both academic and business English and worked in retail for twenty years both as a Manager and a Trainer. Her area of expertise is Health and Safety, Managerial Procedures, Presentation Skills, Sales Motivation, Retail and Accounting and Auditing. Recent courses delivered to students include; Cambridge First Certificate, IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge Advanced Certificate. Debi has experience gained at a language college teaching multilingual groups and enthusiastically helps her students achieve their potential in the English language. Debi is also the Regional Supervisor for the Bournemouth region.
Debi lives in Bournemouth in a large Edwardian seven bedroom detached house with her husband Daryl and their daughter Jess (born 2000). There are two double student rooms and a single student room available. They are recently decorated and well kept. The single room is ensuite. Private bathroom available for any room on request. They have two rabbits, one dog and some koi fish. The dog is an elderly Belgian shepherd (rescued from Greece!), very friendly. He lives in the conservatory in the back garden because Debi is allergic to their fur. The rabbits also live outside, students are welcome to meet them as well. The students are always welcome to join in walks or go and play with the dog if they would like to. The family do not smoke, and accept smokers that smoke outside only.
The house is close to the town centre. Five minute walk to the local golf course and twenty minute walk to the beach. The local places of interest include; seven miles of golden sands, oceanarium and Brownsea Island. Brownsea Island is a wonderfully atmospheric island of heath and woodland, acquired by the National Trust in 1962, and now haven for a rich variety of wildlife, including red squirrels and many bird species. Part of the island is leased as a nature reserve to the Dorset Wildlife Trust. There are many fine walks and spectacular views of Poole Harbour. The New Forest is also close by, as is Lyme Regis (famous for fossils) and Stonehenge. There are plenty of sports centres and fitness walks accessible by walking through the garden gate.
Her recent student Maria from Spain was extremely satisfied, just one of the many satisfied students Debi has welcomed to her home.More about England