I am an American living in rural Mexico for almost 18 years now. My husband and I have two girls, ages 9 and 11. We are looking to begin a homeschool program beginning in September of this year, and would like a creative, kind, and sometimes silly person to work for 4 to 5 hours a day teaching the girls in a fun and flexible way. We will have a curriculum and material in English. If you speak another language besides English and Spanish, we would love them to learn another one!
This host offers accommodation and payment.
Teaching 5th grade and 7th grade homeschool curriculum to our 2 daughters. Note: we are homeschooling because of the lack of good schools in our town, not because of religious beliefs. We are open to any religious faith or sexual orientation. We are looking to start in August or September of 2o15. This will be our first foray into the homeschooling world, so if you have any experience teaching, that would be great. But even if you don't, as long as you like working with kids and are willing to learn as you go, we will give it a try! Also, patience is a must; my girlies are wonderful but they ARE kids, so they can be exasperating at times.
Spanish and English, some Russian
We will provide either a room in our house or a small apartment nearby. Also, we'll provide a food stipend and lunch at our house during the week. No smokers please! We have 2 dogs, a hamster, a guinea pig, and fish, so be warned if you are not an animal person or are allergic to dogs.
Xilitla is a small town in a beautiful part of Mexico. We are in the mountains, at about 700 meters/3ooo feet, in a semi-tropical rain forest. In your free time you can visit Edward James' surrealist architectual gardens, Las Pozas, and the area is riddled with caves and waterfalls to explore. There are buses and taxis to get around the area. It is hot and humid for most of the year. Winters are short, but foggy and rainy so it feels a lot colder than it really is. The town itself is not very pretty, but the people are open and friendly to foreigners, and the surroundings are amazing. We have wifi at our house, and there are internet cafes everywhere. We are looking for someone to commit to 6 months if possible, but we are flexible.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week