We are Grace and Gaby, two 30 years olds, born in the Galapagos. I, Grace , work for the Galapagos National Park and Gaby works as a receptionist in a hostel. I speak intermediate English and Gaby is learning. It would benefit both of us in our jobs if we improved our English, especially Gaby.
We live in an apartment in the main town of the island of Santa Cruz. This town, Puerto Ayora, is the center of Galapagos tourism. It has a good night life, good restaurants, and a good vibe altogether. It is completely safe. I am most interested in improving my pronunciation and vocabulary. Gaby is starting out and doing well, but she needs learning support and direction. We want someone who is patient, a female because we will live together and who has experience in teaching English. We are looking for a native English speaker from Australia, Canada, the US, England or New Zealand. It would be a big plus if you can speak a little Spanish as Gaby will often ask 'How do you say ..... in English' and that is an important part of her learning experience. We provide 3 healthy meals a day for about 4-5 hours teaching as our jobs allow. You will have your own bedroom and bathroom.
Because we are busy, we would like you to help us with cooking and cleaning the apartment.
We often cook typical Ecuadorean food, and you will be living like a local. It is important that you are willing to work on
the weekends and evenings as this is the best time for Grace. Your days off during the week are flexible. Sometimes on our free days we can visit local beaches and there might be a chance for you to visit my family farm in the highlands. With the Galapagos at your doorstep, your learning opportunities and experiences are limited only by your energy and funds. You will live in one of nature's paradises, and contribute to efforts to protect the environment, the flora and fauna of the Galapagos.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This is the Galapagos so you have nature at it's best and some creatures that are totally unique. In our home we eat both western and ecuadorean food.
We want you to help us improve our English. I have intermediate English, and Gaby has basic English. I want help with pronunciation and vocabulary and Gaby needs structured lessons, for grammer, vocabulary and speaking and listening practice. We would like you to help around the apartment to keep it clean and organized.
You will have your own bedroom and bathroom in our modern apartment. We provide 3 meals a day and you are welcome to share in the cooking as well.
In your time off, your choices for discovering the Galapagos are endless.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week