From: United Kingdom

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Spain, United Kingdom

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    Travel dates

    10/02/2019 - 01/07/2020

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  • Badges

    Super Workawayer
    Facebook verified

  • Description

    In 2015 I left the UK to travel the world, teach English and look after people's homes and pets, whilst they are away. Since then I have been living in South East Asia, Latin America and Spain. I have taught English in Thailand, Vietnam and Colombia. Improving my Spanish has become a very enjoyable part of the journey.
    I'm a mature, emotionally intelligent woman, with a sense of adventure. Friends value my open-minded, non-judgmental approach and see me as someone they can rely on. I was born in Northern Ireland and have lived in England for most of my adult life. I have 2 grown up children and 4 grandchildren. I have a strong sense of social justice and I worked in England, with disadvantaged people, as a probation officer for a number of years.
    Travelling allows me to have fewer possessions and richer experiences. I love meeting people from different cultures and sharing experiences.
    Other interests include reading, keeping reasonably fit, crafts and cooking.

  • Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice

  • What skills do you have?

    I'm a native English speaker and I have an honours degree in Community Justice. I also have a teaching English certificate (TEFL). My Spanish is moving towards an intermediate level.
    In the past couple of years, I have taught English to people of all ages in Thailand, Vietnam and Colombia.
    I'm a practical, organised person, who can help around the house with whatever needs to be done. I'm confident and friendly and I get on well with people of all ages and from all walks of life.

  • Languages spoken

    English, improving Spanish, very basic French and even more basic Italian.

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  • Nationality


  • What else ...

    I'm keen to develop Spanish speaking skills as part of my Workaway experience.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements


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