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Homestay English teachers in East Anglia and Midlands


Homestay English teachers in East Anglia and Midlands

My name is Marie Probert and I have been an English language home tutor for almost 20 years. I am now semi retired. I have taught English in schools, at home on a private basis and as voluntary work in the Far East. I am now concentrating on liaising between students and teachers to ensure that teacher and students are suitably matched. Please see below our homestay english teachers in East anglia and Midlands.

Selecting the best English homestay tutors

I have a good understanding of what students are looking for, having had experience across many cultures. I have personally interviewed and verified every English language teacher listed on my website. I have visited and inspected all the accommodation offered. All teachers on my site are highly qualified and experienced in one-to-one home tuition and in homestay hosting. To work with Homestay English teaching, all teachers must meet a strict criteria. The same applies for the accommodation.

English tuition homestay teaching methods

Our teaching style is friendly and informal. We aim to provide a relaxed learning environment with complete flexibility in the materials and methods we use, and the way in which we teach. The lessons are both stimulating and imaginative, which will keep you engaged and interested in the learning process. Your learning experience with us,will focus on your individual aims and objectives and your language skills will improve. As well as improving your English skills, our aim is to give you a wonderful experience of British culture,in a family homestay with an English teacher

A unique English Homestay experience

Our aim is to ensure that all students who come through this organisation, get the maximum benefit from their homestay experience on a more, personal level. Any problems should be reported immediately and will be dealt with promptly. I am personally available 24/7 and can be contacted on the telephone number in the student’s handbook.


Dee Leroux : Homestay teacher in Suffolk

Location : Felixtow seaside-town
Accommodation offered : Single / twin room
Shared bathroom
Family at home: Husband & 2 sons 12 & 16 years
Pets: Dog and cat
Interests: Golf,Rugby,Swimming,Walking,Cycling
General English, Exam prep. Business English

About me

I thoroughly enjoy teaching and all aspects thereof. My natural teaching style is to achieve this objective with an holistic and inspiring approach. The methods I use aim to promote learning through the use of a variety of resources to create a proactive learning environment. I have had the privilege of teaching students of all ages and abilities including SEN and EFL in main stream schools and at University level in Business and English. I have experience in helping students achieve great success in their IELTS, KET and PET exams before entering UK Universities or returning to their home countries to continue their education.

Felixstowe is a dynamic thriving town set on an easily accessible seafront from our home. The town has a high street that boast several interesting shops, delightful cinema, sports and leisure centre where many activities are available including a large swimming. There is also an 18 hole and a 9 hole golf course where green fees are available.

We are a family of four. Ian is a retired Metropolitan Police Sergeant so in his leisure time enjoys playing golf and talking about history. Both the teenage boys enjoy rugby and swimming whilst working hard at their studies at Sixth Form College and Secondary School.

I have an energetic commitment towards my students achieving their goals and aspirations. I believe this is achievable through a flexible and positive work ethic to embrace safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and learning objectives at all times.

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Annette Millea : Homestay teacher in Suffolk

Location : Bungay – market town
Accommodation offered : Single / double room
 Private bathroom
Family at home: Husband
Pets: Dog
Interests: Reading, theatre, Art ,cinema, walking, food and wine
General English, Exam prep.

About me

My name is Annette Millea and I live in the historic market town of Bungay in the beautiful Waveney Valley. I am a qualified secondary English teacher with an English Literature with Psychology degree (BA HONS) and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education. I have 16 years teaching experience as a classroom teacher and latterly Head of English, working with students aged 11 – 18. In my last teaching position both the English Language and English Literature exam results were the highest ever achieved in the school. Additionally, I have experience of home tutoring students for exams where, I am proud to say, the students achieved above average results. After leaving my post as Head of English, I have travelled the world extensively. I now look forward to using my skills to develop a new phase in my teaching experience.

My husband and I live in a beautiful Grade 2 listed 400 year old cottage with many character features. Our beautiful garden fronts the River Waveney where there are canoeing and fishing opportunities. Bungay is in close proximity to the historic cities of Norwich (16 miles), Cambridge (65 miles) and the Cathedral city of Bury St Edmunds. Only a short drive away from our home are coastal areas of outstanding natural beauty: North Norfolk, Minsmere, Dunwich and Snape. The coastal towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh, with famous cultural centres, are only a short distance away.

Our house is situated on the edge of the town within walking distance of shops, art galleries, restaurants, museum and theatre. Bungay has a castle ruins dating back to the 11th Century.

I can offer visiting students, of any age, excellent English tuition, comfortable accommodation and a broad range of cuisine (with special diets catered for).

There are many skilled artisans within close proximity who can offer enrichment activities.

Our nearest airport is Stanstead.

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Pauline Nicholls : Homestay teacher in Nottinghamshire

Location : Kimberley – village
Accommodation : Two double bedrooms
Private bathroom
Family at home: Husband and adult son
Pets: None
Interests :Gardening, theatre, sightseeing, travelling, football, current affairs time with family and friends.
General English, Exam prep. Business English

About me

Prior to teaching English from home, I worked in management for one of the top four accountancy firms in company law and then in the last 10 years for the same business in marketing and business development. I am also an invigilator at local schools and the University of Nottingham and an exam marker for Cambridge Board for foreign students.
We live in a lovely, modernised four bedroomed 1920’s detached house with separate annexe in Kimberley, Nottinghamshire. There is a large garden with lawns, flower borders, a vegetable garden and a swimming pool (summer-use only). Kimberley is only 7 miles from the lively, university city of Nottingham and is easily connected by bus (every 10 minutes) for cinemas, theatres, historical sites and shopping centres. The nearest train stations are Nottingham, East Midlands Parkway or Derby. Kimberley has its own leisure centre, churches, cricket club, bowling, pubs, library and shops. The nearby countryside is the area of writers such as DH Lawrence and Byron and has beautiful views. Chatsworth House and the Derbyshire Dales are easily accessible for a day trip. Local sport includes Trent Bridge cricket, tennis, canoeing and football.

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Donna Cannella Smith : Homestay teacher in Hinley

Location : Himley – village near Wolverhampton
Accommodation : Twin /double bedroom
Private bathroom
Family at home: Husband
Pets: None
Hobbies : Cooking, golf, cycling , swimming, snorkelling,video games,cinema,reading ,walking, cards and board games.
General English, Exam prep. Business English

About me

I live in beautiful, cathedral quarter Lincoln in an 1804, three storey, Grade 2 listed house which is located on a hill with panoramic views of the city to the front and just a five minute walk away from Lincoln cathedral, castle and the renowned Roman Bailgate uphill quarter, with museums, art galleries, cafes, restaurants, individual shops. It is a five minute walk down the hill to the city centre too.
I have been a French and German, and latterly Spanish teacher, for 28 years in a variety of secondary and also primary schools. I am presently Head of MFL at a large secondary near Spalding. I am a BA Hons graduate of French and German from a red brick university and have a PGCE from Liverpool University. I have also taught direct method English to young adults in a language school in Spain. I have hosted English Language assistant teachers in my home from France and Germany and have hosted many foreign teachers whilst leading my school exchanges.
I love travel, meeting people from all over the world, interiors, gardening, cooking, cinema, walking and am very sociable, warm and accommodating.
I am separated and live with my 17 year old daughter who is doing A levels at the college next door.
I would love to host teach individual students adults and juniors as well as parent and child.
We are situated within easy reach of York which is another town seeped in history as well as Nottingham famous for Robin hood and his merry men!


Jonathan Bush : Homestay teacher in Stratford-upon-Avon

Location : Stratford-old town
Accommodation : Double / Twin room
Private bathroom
Family at home : Wife
Pets : Cat
Interests : Meeting new people, yoga, travelling.
General English, Exam prep. Business English

About me

I have taught ESL in Argentina, Greece, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and China. My student’s ages ranged from Kindergarden to elderly retirees.
I also have experience in teaching business English to It Master course graduates at the reputable KITA institute in Seoul. I also enjoy guiding people around Stratford, Warwick and the surrounding area.
I am a writer so I spend almost all of my time at home and have lots of free time to teach and offer companionship.
I live at home with my wife. We don’t have any children and our house is very quiet and clean.
I have 2 bedrooms spare. Both have en-suite bathrooms. My house is always spotlessly clean. I have 2 bicycles that are available for use if needed. My house also has a nice rear garden.
I am located in the old town area of Stratford-upon-Avon which is by far the nicest area of Stratford. 5 minutes walk from the riverside, theater etc, 5 minutes walk from Shakespeare’s house.
Our nearest airport is Birmingham International which is approximately 30 minutes away.

Nusrat Bhatti : Homestay teacher in Leicestershire

Location : Leicester
Accommodation : Single  room / family room
 Shared bathroom
Family at home : Husband and 3 sons 20, 11, 7 one baby daughter
Pets : Cat
Interests : Reading, cooking, travelling, I also enjoy CPD and surfing the Internet
General English

About me

A fully qualified and experienced ESL/English teacher, I have worked in both secondary and tertiary teaching and management roles within the education sector for almost 15 years. I have a particular interest in Special Needs, teacher training and school improvement. I am experienced in teaching on a range of ESL programmes including Cambridge ESOL, KET, PET, and IELTS (both General and Academic). I am also experienced in teaching English for Academic Purposes. I have worked both in the UK and overseas and have experience of teaching a diverse range of learners from various nationalities.

I have a varied set of interests which include reading, cooking, travelling and visiting family and relatives. As a family, we all have different interests but like to enjoy family time together. 

I reside in the city of Leicester which is multicultural and a warm and friendly place to live in. There are lots of places of interest for both young and older people, with Leicester also being easily accessible to other cities such as Nottingham, Derby and Birmingham. Leicester is also very central with very good road and rail links. We live very close to the city centre with very good bus routes and services. It is also a 5 to 10 minutes walk to our train station.

We are a family of five – I live with my husband and four children. I have three sons (aged 20 years, 17 years and 11) and one daughter who is the youngest at only 6 months old.

The nearest airport is East Midlands Airport but Birmingham Airport offers a broader range of flights to and from many global countries.


Steven Urquhart : Homestay teacher in Birmingham

Location : Birmingham-town
Accommodation : Single room
Shared bathroom
Family : Wife and daughter 13 years
Pets : none
Interests : Outdoor sports
General English, Exam prep. Business English

About me

I live with my wife, who is a lawyer and my 13 year old daughter. I have been teaching English as a foreign Language since 1989. We have lived in Japan and China where my students were between the ages of 5 to 18. In the UK I was teaching at Hertfordshire University to students and adults.

My hobbies are traveling, meeting new people and out door Sports. We live in Acocks Green , which is near Birmingham in the Midlands of the U.K.  There are many interesting places to visit for example, Stratford upon Avon the birthplace of Shakespeare. Oxford is 30 minutes away, London is about 90 mins away. It’s a very convenient place to live!

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Paula Latham : Homestay teacher in Birmingham

Location : Birmingham-town
Accommodation : Single / Twin room
Private bathroom
Family at home : Lives alone
Pets : None
Interests : History, music, guitar, walking, tennis, swimming, nutrition, cooking, DIY, gardening
General English, Exam prep. Business English

About me

I have been specialising in homestay tuition for over 5 years and have experience of teaching children, teenagers and adults from all over the world. Students have passed Cambridge exams after completing Exam prep.courses with me in General English and Business English. I also offer the Culture and Conversation program (No formal lessons).
I live in an ideal location for ½ day or full day cultural/tourist activities, which can also be the focus for dynamic applied English lessons where students develop their understanding of tenses and sentence construction as they experience English culture (i.e. visiting castles, chocolate and car factories, museums – Tolkien Museum, Shakespeare’s Stratford, Science, History & Arts museums, Edwardian homes – Birmingham City Centre and its historic Gas Street Basin Canal System and fabulous Bull Ring shopping area. Did you know there are more canals in Birmingham than Venice? Did you know that Birmingham has the largest library in Europe?
Birmingham is a great location for visiting other locations in England. Escorted day trips can also be provided for instance, travelling by train from Birmingham New Street Station is approximately a 90 minute journey to London, Liverpool, Oxford or even the Harry Potter Film Studio in Watford.
I have a comfortable spacious home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, toilets and a rear garden. In the garden, there is an area with table/chairs for summer outside meals, games and even lessons. I have family, neighbours and friends living close by and homestay students can expect to be included in family parties, cultural celebrations (i.e. New Year, Halloween, Bonfire Night, music festivals) and card/board games with other children, teenagers and adults. There are 4 native English children, for instance, living next door who enjoy spending time and talking with my younger/teenager homestay students.

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Yvonne Rush : Homestay teacher in Birmingham

Location : Solihull-town
Accommodation : Single room
 Private bathroom
Family : Husband
Pets : none
Interests : Reading, cinema, National Trust 
General english, Business English 

About me

I have been teaching English to international students for several years, mostly Spoken English for Work (SEW) from A2 – C2. My husband and I have hosted guests for more than 20 years and have made many lifelong friends from across the globe. We live in Solihull, a town that is on the edge of both Birmingham and the countryside. Our house, a comfortable and spacious 5 bedroom detached home, is in a quiet cul-de-sac with a small garden, ideal for relaxing in during the Summer months. The guest room has a double bed, small wardrobe and bedside table. There is an en suite wet room with washbasin, shower and WC. Nearby is Shirley railway station, with trains taking you to either Birmingham city centre or beautiful Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare. Local buses make travelling into Birmingham or Solihull very easy. Local places of interest include many National Trust properties, Warwick Castle, Avoncroft Museum, Black Country Living Museum and the wonderful Cotswold countryside is just an hour’s drive away.

 Nearest airport: Birmingham International (6 miles)

Our students' experiences



I have learnt a lot English in different situations. A good experience because I have to speak and listen to English everyday. I think that one week is enough.

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MAY 2016

I think that Homestay tuition is the best way to learn a language. It gives you huge possibility to practice and to improve your own progress with many topical situations. My experience was wonderful from the beginning to the end and I sure I could be aware of my progress the next time I’ll try to communicate when speaking to a native speaker. I found a very professional environment. Marie was extremely available and kind she solved all my requests. Denise became my English mumfriend and we spent a lot of time together also outside the lessons. Thanks to everybody who concurred to make homestay English a lovely place.

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I think they are very good people and Lee is a very good teacher but if I have more time it will be better to learn more English. I will return again in two weeks.

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