Open to receiving a longer term teacher at this time. One month minimum stay please.
Not required but a bonus: If you have any skills in marketing or website development to help me with a few business goals that would be great.
We are a family who is seeking support in homeschooling our two children. We have lived in Costa Rica for 16 years now. We travel between Canada and Costa Rica each year. We have a nice, big beautiful home on Playa Preciosa (or Platanares) which is an easy bike ride to Puerto Jimenez. We own a sport fishing business here and I need some support in assisting my children with homeschooling.
I am primarily seeking people with teaching experience and who are open to staying at least one month at a time. Generally you will teach the kids from 8:30-1 and then the rest of the day is yours. I ask that you be flexible with the time and if for example my son has to train for surfing and maybe the best time to surf that day is in the morning that you have the flexibility to adjust and possibly have the morning free and teach later in the day.
I have a daughter in 6th grade and a son in 11th grade. I have all the materials and books necessary. I need someone to follow through, plan, teach and do the work with my children. I would like for people to stay at the minimum one month at a time.
There is always something to do at our place whether it is with the kids, yard, cleaning a vehicle, washing a few dishes or even just taking a dog for a walk on the beach. I am currently only open to accommodating one person at a time. I have a maid who comes 3 times per week so you are not expected to clean a bathroom or scrub floors but due to previous workawayers not helping in the kitchen I am going to include some kitchen responsibilities as part of this job. In reality this is part of living in a home with others and having respect. Unfortunately not everyone has grasped this concept.
Could also be a bonus: Someone who may be able to do some surf photography or help us create a surf video for our son. Or someone with skills in website building or small business marketing.
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
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We are a kind and generous family. We do a lot of outdoor activities. Culturally you are not really immersed in Costa Rican culture at our home, but nevertheless there is always some Spanish spoken with neighbors and friends etc.
You will be in an amazing location with a pristine beach for long walks and immersion in a natural paradise. Look forward to disconnecting and just being in tune with the environment.
I have two children. Tosh who is 16 years old and in 11th grade. Kaya who is 11 years old and is in 6th grade. I am originally from Canada. My husband and I operate a sport fishing charter out of Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula. I need support in homeschooling the children so that I can also focus on my other responsibilities of running the family business.
Please be honest.. if you do not feel you are capable of teaching then please don't contact me as it hinders my children's quality of education.
We have a very nice guest room with a double bed. Patio doors, small deck out back. The house is spacious, open air style but all bedrooms are closed, nice fans, furnishings etc. Our family sleeps upstairs so you have the main floor to yourself after dinner. I cannot offer you all of your meals as it will be too much of an economic strain on my family. I will often share and offer and you are welcome to all the basics in the home such as condiments, sugar, coffee, salt, pepper, rice, beans, etc etc. but I cannot feel responsible for all meals for one or two other people. I am very welcoming and we are easy going and laid back but I also do not want to feel taken advantage of. I need you to please use common sense in regards to cleanliness and cleaning up after yourself. I do have a maid come three days per week but at the same time please tidy up and help out by washing dishes etc. I am learning as I go with this as well so let's please just be open and clear about expectations etc. I am sure each work away experience and each individual will be very different and I am open to taking the positive from each situation. At the same time we do all have to live together so we have to communicate openly and be respectful.
There is tons to do in our area if you love nature and the outdoors. Please contact me and I will explain more.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week - My goal is to have you help with the kids from approx. 9-1 or 8-12 and have the afternoon & evening free.
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