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The Tutor

mary vasquez

Hello, my name is Mary and I have been teaching English and welcoming international students into my home for over 20 years. I enjoy socialising, eating out, travelling and introducing my students to the cultural delights of Devon and the British way of life. Accompanied activities could include visits to the theatre, live concerts, walking, sightseeing in the local area, and visiting the beautiful gardens and houses that Devon and Cornwall have to offer.

I can help you learn more about how the English really speak, including idiomatic and colloquial language. I have a wide variety of course books for different levels and can work with you to identify your areas of linguistic difficulties, creating a teaching programme that will help you both develop your speaking skills and increase your linguistic confidence.

I live in a wonderful home which is located on a hillside with fantastic views over the popular tourist town of Teignmouth in South Devon. As a guest, you will enjoy a private airy student bedroom on the ground floor. My home has beautifully manicured gardens with amazing views of the estuary and Dartmoor in the distance. The perfect place to enjoy breakfast on the terrace on a sunny day.




Teignmouth is a town situated on the bank of the estuary of the River Teign, approximately 14 miles south of Exeter. In 1690, it was the last place in England to be invaded by a foreign power. The town grew from a fishing port to a fashionable resort in Georgian times, and today the town remains a popular seaside holiday location. It is an ideal area for walking as Teignmouth is on the South West Coast Path. In March, the Classical Music Festival and the Poetry Festival host events, recitals and workshops around the town.

The Folk Festival in June, is one of the top festivals in the UK. This is a three day event where the atmosphere of the town is electric and lively

During the summer, there are carnivals and regattas in Teignmouth and the neighbouring town of Shaldon, and a Jazz Festival in autumn.

The beaches are wonderful; the town beach is a long expanse of sand with a pier, arcades and a promenade. Local water sports are very popular and there are lots of opportunities to try kayaking, paddle-boarding, canoeing, as well as swimming. In addition, golf, indoor climbing, horse riding, Nordic walking, cycling, and surfing are possibilities in and around the area.

Transport Links


The nearest airports are Exeter and Bristol.

Located on the main South West train line, Teignmouth is an easy journey from London, along with the most spectacular coastal train route in the county.

There is an excellent bus and train service. The train station is a 10 minute walk away. The town and beach is 5 minutes.

Exeter city takes just over 20 minutes to arrive by train.

Heathrow and Gatwick take approximately 3.5 hours to arrive by train.

Transfers can be arranged for collection at Exeter, Bristol and London airports. Prices on application.


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