Help a homeschooling family in Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica

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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    Open to receiving a longer term teacher at this time. One month minimum stay please.

    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, spacious 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 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 including some kitchen responsibilities as part of this job.

    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Teaching
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a 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, 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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is tons to do in our area if you love nature and the outdoors. Please contact me and I will explain more.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    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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