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Homestay teachers in London


Homestay teachers in London

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 teacher to ensure that teacher and students are suitably matched.

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 on the home page.

We have several excellent homestay tutors based in London and the surrounding areas. All our London homestay teachers offer comfortable, quality accommodation in their homes as well as a high standard of private one-to-one tuition. Some of our teachers are very close to central London but those who live on the outskirts, have easy access to London and the London airports which are only a short train journey away. The beauty of staying so close to the capital city is the opportunity of going to so many wonderful museums and galleries our illustrious shops , such as Harrods and our remarkable West end theatre productions, which are world famous.
We are always happy to assist you in the planning of your journey and can advise you as to the best routes into Central London.


Paul Strachowski - Homestay Teacher in S. West London

Location: Richmond
Accommodation: Two double rooms
Private bathroom
Family : Lives alone
Pets :None
Interests: Live music, theatre, exhibitions, photography, languages, food, motorcycles, guitar
General English

About me

My name is Paul, and home is a beautifully restored 18th century cottage in a particularly picturesque part of southwest London, Richmond-upon-Thames. This part of London is best known for its 955 hectare royal park, with its resident herd of red deer, and from the top of Richmond Hill – for one of the best views of the river Thames anywhere in the whole of London. Most of Richmond is an architectural conservation area. Richmond Green for example, has been described as “one of the most beautiful urban greens surviving anywhere in England”. I would not disagree.

I am university educated, and have been working in the oil and gas exploration industry for nearly 40 years, an occupation that has taken me all over the world. To name but a few countries in which I have worked, Russia (Siberia), Turkey, Poland, Uganda, Tanzania, Gabon, Brasil, Indonesia, Iran, Morocco, and China. There’s nothing I enjoy more than engaging with other nationalities, languages, and cultures. I speak reasonable French and Polish.

All my work related travels over the years have served to make me appreciate my hometown of London more than ever. My interests revolve mainly around music and the arts, attending live music events, theatre, exhibitions and galleries, markets. I love dogs, but currently don’t have one of my own. I have a fantastic arrangement with my neighbours however; I simply borrow their dog whenever I want. Other interests are food (cooking it and eating it), photography, my motorcycle, playing guitar, and looking after my (big) garden. Gardening is a relatively new interest for me; I am rapidly discovering that I have a lot to learn.

I recently obtained a CELTA teaching qualification, with a view to spending less time overseas and more time at home in London teaching ESL from home.


Leyla Yusef - Culture and Conversation in London

Location: Central London
Accommodation: Double room
Shared bathroom
Family : Lives alone
Pets : Small dog
Interests: Theatre, cinema and eating out in London,art galleries and long walks in all the Royal parks, meeting new people.
 Culture and conversation

About me

I am an experienced, qualified UK registered teacher of 0-11 year old children, with updated phonics training and a degree in English from Oxford University. I have supported ESL children in mainstream London schools and taught business English to adults in Italy. In my free time I enjoy exploring London, visiting parks and open spaces, and watching sport. My home is in Queens Park in zone 2 central London on a leafy street near several bus routes and two tube stations, which reach zone 1 within 5-10 minutes. There’s a sports centre with a gym and a swimming pool, and parks with tennis courts, golf, table-tennis, a running track and outdoor gym within walking distance. There’s also a large, quiet public library and several local grocery shops, cafes and restaurants a few minutes walk away. I have wi-fi, a piano, a computer and printer, and a television in the room.

My son is fifteen, in his final year of compulsory school. He likes history, literature and classical civilisation. He plays football and cricket in his free time and we enjoy watching him from the side-lines! We like swimming, playing tennis and horse-riding together. When my son isn’t at school, he enjoys using his computer in his room and he wants to be a sports journalist when he grows up. The dog is a small Bichon fries (photo attached). I walk him in the neighbourhood every day.

homestay teachers in London

Ralston Maas : Homestay English tuition in London suburb

Location:  – Enfield
Accommodation : A double bedroom / Single bedroom
Private bathroom
Family : Wife
Pets :None
Interests : All types of music, playing guitar, going to live music events ,coaching badminton, football, cricket, tennis and squash and  football.
General English, Exam prep. Business English

About me

My name is Ralston Maas and I am a teacher. I have over 20 years experience teaching at high school level to students between the ages of 11 to 18 years. I am a qualified teacher – PGCE, secondary level 11-18yrs. I have just taken early retirement from school, working as cover teacher in my last school for over 10 years. For several years, I have taught English to the Japanese exchange students.

I live in North London with my wife Sherine and have two grown up children. 

I love all types of music and play the guitar. London has a great live music scene.

I am also a qualified coach in many sports and students will be welcome to join me at my tennis and squash club. I also love football and students can join me for a match at my premiership club, Tottenham Hotspur.

We make the most of living in London, and our home will be a fantastic base for someone to learn English and experience London’s vibrant culture.

We can meet students at Heathrow, Luton or Stansted Airports•

homestay tuition in London

Alan Rodney : Homestay English tuition in North London

Location: Crouch End, London
Accommodation : A double/ twin room
Private bathroom
Family : Wife, boys 13 & 16
Pets : Dog & Cat
Interests : Squash , chess ,snooker ,walking the dog, playing piano and guitar, current affairs.
General English, Exam prep. Business English

About me

My name is Alan Rodney and I have been a host English teacher since 2010. I also have 25 years’ experience as a production journalist. My wife Helen and I have two sons, Joshua (15) and Louis (12), and live in a large family house in lovely Crouch End in North London. We also have a young dog called Twiggy and a cat called Gipsy. Crouch End has great local amenities, including a cinema, swimming pool, gym, tennis courts, ice rink and several parks, plus a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants. We are in Zone 2 and have very good transport links into central London. Lessons can be enhanced with accompanied tours of London, combining the pleasures of sightseeing with the opportunity to practise and improve your spoken English. During your homestay we will offer you good home cooked food, free Wi-Fi, comfortable, spacious accommodation (including a shower room for students’ exclusive use), and a warm family welcome. All levels of English are catered for, with lessons tailored to individual requirements and designed to be fun as well as focused. Adults and juniors welcome.Full profile available.

home stay teachers in London

Andreica Das : Homestay English tuition in North London

Location: Southgate – London
Accommodation : A double/twin room
Private bathroom
Family :  Daughters 12 years and 6 years
Pets :None
Interests :Cooking and swimming
General English

About me

I have been teaching English and hosting for the past four years with various language companies from Bucksmore Homelingua, to HLI school and Herts and Essex language schools.

 I have taught B1 to A1 levels with students from 10 years to 17 years of age. My students have stayed with me from 1 to 5 weeks and come from different backgrounds and cultures from French to Russian to Chinese and Japanese. 

As a family we enjoy entertaining going out to the local park which is a few minutes walk to our local leisure centre for a swim.

At least once a month we go into central london a short 25 minutes by underground. The underground station is Southgate and it’s a ten minute walk or a two stops on the bus. The bus stop is opposite our house.

We have the m25 a short 5 minutes drive. Heathrow is a 50 minutes drive and Stansted airport is a 40 minutes drive away.

We are a sociable family and my children two girls Andrieca 12 years old and Daniela 6 years old enjoy meeting and spending time with the students. We enjoy entertaining, cooking and baking together and also arts and crafts. As we have a beautiful 10 acre park on our doorstep we like to take walks and bike rides.


Rachael Russel : Homestay English tuition in South London

Location: Camberwell, London
Accommodation : A double/ twin room
Shared bathroom
Family : Husband
Pets :None
Interests :Photography, jazz dance, scuba diving, tennis, Film, travelling, musical theatre world affairs, reading,Blue Cross volunteer.
General English

About me

My name is Rachel Russell, I am a graduate from UWE, and I live with my Nepalese husband in Central London. We have a beautiful spacious Edwardian flat with two bedrooms. It’s only 20 minutes away from Tower Bridge and the West End by bus or tube. London is a great city and there is so much to see and do here. I have lived here for 13 years and I often guide friends and family on trips around the city. I enjoy cooking and can make delicious meals for all tastes and dietary requirements. I have been teaching English for many years and I love my job. I enjoy meeting people from other backgrounds and cultures. I would love to show you around London, help you with your English and welcome you into our home. Adults preferred.Full profile available.


Phillipa Harrington : Homestay English tuition in South West London

Location: Richmond
Accommodation : A double/ twin room
Shared bathroom
Family : Son 15 years
Pets : None
Interests :Tennis, cinema, walking, travel,
General English, Exam prep.Business English

About me

I have been teaching English for over 25 years. I have taught English to many different nationalities and at all levels from beginners to Cambridge Advanced, Proficiency and IELTS. Teaching in my home gives the student the opportunity to practice and reinforce what is learnt in the lessons as well as benefitting from lots of authentic materials There is ample opportunity for conversation and socialising.
Hobbies and interests: I love tennis and am the captain of a team at my tennis club. I also love walking and swimming. I am very interested in current affairs and love to learn about other countries. I also like the cinema and visiting the cultural sights of London.
Location. I live in St Margaret’s which is a beautiful “village” between Richmond and Twickenham, next to a park and the River Thames. We are close to Hampton Court Palace and Kew Gardens as well as Kingston shopping centre. There are excellent transport links to central London, Wimbledon and Windsor both overground and underground so ideally situated for afternoon as well as day excursions.


Paul Callery : Homestay English tuition South London

Location: Anerley
Accommodation : Single / twin room
 Shared bathroom
Family : Wife & 18 year old son
Pets : None
Interests : Psychology, art, culture, travelling, cooking.
General English, Exam prep.Business English

About me

I have worked in English Language Teaching for 20 plus years, firstly as a teacher, then later as trainer and coordinator. My main association has been with the American School of Bilbao though I have worked for others, for example, the local Chamber of Commerce language and training department. For many years now I have also worked freelance as a language consultant and trainer for local and international organisations such as Deloitte, KPMG, Garrigues and BBVA.

My interests are wide. Essentially I am interested in people and society, and how it all interacts. I am fascinated by different cultures and ways of experiencing the world. I also very much enjoy art, cooking and travel.

We live on a quiet residential street with lovely green areas close by and a choice of transport options. It takes approximately 30 min to Gatwick airport and there’s a direct fast train to London Bridge from nearby Norwood Junction, which can take as little as 13 min. 


Rod Murdison : Homestay English tuition in South London

Location: Beckenham
Accommodation : A double/ single room
Shared bathroom
Family : Wife
Pets : None
Interests : Music, cooking, socialising, reading, watching rugby
General English, Exam prep.Business English

About me


I am a great fan of all types of music and subscribe to two music magazines. Cooking is a hobby and I have hundreds of cookbooks so no worries about the food!. I like and am quite knowledgeable about beers and wines; from this you can guess that I enjoy the company of others. I also enjoy travel and the internet has enabled me to stay in touch with an international circle of friends. In addition to music, food and socialising, I like reading; I subscribe to Private Eye and The Week and in recent years read more factual material than the science fiction I used to read as a teenager. Talking of my teens, I used to love playing basketball and obtained a coaching qualification. My only current sporting interest is watching Wales play rugby on TV. Finally, I have been researching my family tree for more than 30 years.

Beckenham is in the London borough of Bromley. Barnmead Road is a quiet ‘unadopted’ road . Despite looking like we’re in the countryside we have wonderful transport links. Kent House station (to Victoria less than 20 minutes) is in our road; Clock House station (to London Bridge/Charing Cross) is 5 minutes walk and Beckenham Road tram stop (to East Croydon and change for Gatwick airport) is at the top of our road. Beckenham is a safe area with pubs, restaurants, parks, etc.

I’ve always been fascinated by languages, about 15 years ago, I did a degree in linguistics and French, then a masters in linguistics and then a CELTA. I taught briefly at a local school of English and then started doing ‘home stay’ 8 years ago and my wife Merle and I have hosted lots of students from all over the world (including Italians, French, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, etc.). Please note I don’t take children or beginners. My lessons are fun and I’ve remained friends with many of my students.

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Selina Williams : Homestay English tuition in South London

Location: Bromley
Accommodation : A double/ triple room
Shared bathroom
Family : Lives alone
Pets : None
Interests : Gym, theatre, cooking, walking. other cultures
General English

About me

I have been a secondary school teacher for 6 years in a multitude of secondary schools across London.  I teach health and social care, child care and personal, social education. I have also completed my TEFL course and have been teaching English as a foreign language for the past 4 years.  My passion is working with children within all capacities to ensure they bloom into the adult they desire to become.  I enjoy travelling and have experienced working with children of most cultures and backgrounds.  I also attend the gym as fitness is important to me, I also enjoy socialising.  I am based in Bromley, south east London. Bromley is a diverse area, with an array of amenities within the local area. The nearest airport is Gatwick which is a 30-minute drive from Bromley. 

homestay teachers in London

Stephen Cuttler : Homestay English tuition in North London

Location: Kingsbury
Accommodation : A double/ twin room
Shared bathroom
Family : Daughter 21years
Pets : Dog
Interests :Cycling, music (I play bass guitar in a band), cinema and football and other sports.
General English, Exam prep. Business English

About me

My name is Stephen Cutler and my wife Asako and I are very pleased to welcome you to our home in London. I have been teaching English for over 25 years in the UK and Japan and have experience in general, business and academic English at all levels. My teaching qualifications include an MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL and the RSA CELTA, and I am also a qualified school teacher (PGCE) in the UK. I use a variety of approaches depending on the needs and interests of my students and aim to make my lessons interactive, enjoyable and varied.

We have a comfortable spacious 5-bedroomed house in north London with a large garden and a small dog. The place is very close to Kingsbury tube station on the Jubilee Line and it takes less than 30 minutes to get in to central London. Close by there are some lovely parks as well as shops restaurants and pubs. So, there is always plenty to do outside of the lessons.

As well as teaching I am a business trainer and am currently doing linguistics research with Cardiff University in my spare time too. Other interests include cycling, music (I play bass guitar in a band), cinema and football and other sports. I enjoy socialising and meeting new people and look forward to helping you engage with English and have a great stay in London.

Tutors in towns close to London

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Laureen Bygrave: Homestay teachers in Hertfordshire

Location: Watford
Accommodation : Double/Twin room
Private bathroom
Family at home : Daughter and husband
Pets: None
Interests :Singing, cooking and socialising
General English, Exam prep.Business English

About me

I have a Cambridge CELTA certificate to teach English as foreign language, with 16 years experience in teaching young learners in the general education sector. I live in a quiet semi-rural part of Hertfordshire, close to Watford and easy travelling distance to London for sightseeing and attractions.
My husband ( a retired teacher) and I have 1 adult daughter still at home with 6 grown-up children and 11 grandchildren who all have their own homes. I love family times together when my children and grandchildren visit. I enjoy teaching students of all ages as learning English can be fun and rewarding.
I enjoy cooking, gardening and singing in the choir at my local church as well as cinema trips, shopping, travelling and reading good books.

Homestay teacher near London

Andrea Wathern: Homestay teachers in Surrey

Location: Coulsdon
Accommodation : Double/Twin room
Private bathroom
Family at home : Husband, 2 sons 14 & 17
Pets: Dog & Cat
Interests :  Reading, local history, theatre, cinema, travel, antiques.
General English

About me

My name is Andrea Wathern and I live in Coulsdon, a suburb of South London, with my husband Ian and two sons William (aged 17) and Alistair (aged 14) our two cats and our small puppy Chewy! My husband and I are experienced hosts and have welcomed children from France, Italy, Hong Kong, Singapore and USA.

I am a graduate of Essex and Aberystwyth Universities and have a masters in Librarianship. I have recently changed my career from scientific research and now have a TEFL qualification so I can concentrate on teaching English in my home.

We have lived in Coulsdon for 14 years and enjoy taking visitors on trips around the local area, visiting stately homes, museums and taking walks in the countryside. I also enjoy yoga, cooking, cinema, music concerts and family history.

We live near two train stations for trains into London (40 mins) and our nearest airport is Gatwick just 20 minutes by car


Richard Williams: Homestay teachers in Surrey

Location: Wallington
Accommodation : Double/Twin room
Private bathroom
Family at home : Wife
Pets: None
Interests : Food, wine, conversation, theatre, art galleries, country walks, golf. tennis
General English, Exam prep.Business English

About me

I have an ESOL CELTA 5 qualification from International House and a degree in English from Bristol University. I spent the summer of 2011 working at the LTC school in Eastbourne, and part of the following summer teaching at Ovingdean Hall, near Brighton. For the last five years I have taught homestay students on a one-to-one basis.

I have spent most of my life in the book publishing industry, as an editor and writer, but also worked as Production Director for a company making award-winning training videos and e-learning. I used to write as a freelance for the Sunday Times, and still work as a journalist writing articles on aviation and travel.

My wife Sue and I enjoy food, wine, conversation, theatre, art galleries, country walks, and visits to our two children, who are both married and living locally. We grow a lot of our own vegetables in our garden, and both enjoy cooking and hosting barbecues in the summer.

Sue plays tennis regularly at a local sports club, and I play a weekly round of golf. We regularly go on long country walks, as we live in the southern suburbs of London, on the edge of the beautiful Surrey countryside. We also go up to the West End regularly by train from nearby Purley station.

We have been hosting students successfully for five years, and they seem to enjoy our particular brand of friendly hospitality. Our guest book is full of kind comments from satisfied customers!

Teaching: I prefer to offer a programme based on three hours’ tuition a day, which leaves the afternoons free for private study, or trips up to central London. The course begins with a test to determine the student’s level, and an assessment of his or her learning needs. Then the lessons are tailored exactly to the student’s requirements, targeting particular areas of grammar or lexis that need attention. I specialise in business students, and can give special help on topics such as interviews, meetings, presentations, appraisals, telephone calls, etc.

Our students' experiences



Leyla is fantastic. She taught me a lot of things not only language. I want to come back again.

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JUNE 2016

It was a great experience! I visited many interesting places museums and monuments. My English lessons were very exciting and the family that hosted me was very welcoming


JUNE 2017

I found my time interesting. During four weeks there are a lot of things learnt.

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