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Homestay teachers in London

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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.

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Paul Strachowski - Homestay Teacher in South 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.

homestay teachers in London

Edna Mairi Holywell - Homestay Teacher in London

Location: West London
Accommodation: Twin/double room
Shared bathroom
Family : 15 year old son
Pets : Small dog
Interests: Music, travel
General English, Exam prep, Business English

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

Tryphine Ncube : Homestay English tuition in London

Location: Hackney – London
Accommodation : A single room
Private bathroom
Family : 14 year old son
Pets :None
Interests : Cooking, entertaining, music, cinema, cycling, swimming, writing, reading.
General English, Exam prep. Business English

About me

I live with my 14 year old son in the London Borough of Hackney. I am a fully qualified English Language teacher. I am also currently pursuing a Ph.D. in English Research. Before teaching English I worked in journalism in New York, where I lived for 15 years. I provide homestay English courses designed for individual students. By living and learning English in my home, you will speak only English all day, every day and learn much faster than in a traditional language school. As well as lessons, you will share daily life with our family, interacting and communicating in English. You can join in with family outings, daily routines and meal times and practise your English at the same time. A huge amount of learning takes place both in lessons and also by learning English from everyday situations. You can spend your leisure time with the family or visiting the local area where there is plenty to see and do.

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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.

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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.

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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.

homestay tutor in London

Gowri Balakrishnan : Homestay English tuition North London

Location: Northwood
Accommodation : A single room
 Private bathroom
Family : Husband
Pets : None
Interests : travelling, languages, culture, reading, yoga, Tai chi, walking
General English, Exam prep.Business English

About me

I am an experienced teacher, I have been delivering tailor made one-to-one English training courses since 1997. Prior to teaching from home, I worked for BBC English, the English teaching arm of the BBC World Service, helping to make English teaching programmes for radio in Asia Pacific, South Asia, Africa and other parts of the world. I have considerable experience of not only working in radio, but also television, journalism and marketing.
Academic Information:- I hold a BA (Hons) Business Studies degree from Middlesex University. I was awarded a Diploma in Marketing by the Chartered Institute of Marketing. I also obtained a Diploma in Administration from the University of Westminster. Other qualifications include a Diploma in Freelance Journalism, The Cambridge CELTA and the ARELS Certificate in 1:1 teaching.
I live with my husband, an Information Technology Manager in Northwood, a green and leafy residential area in the London Borough of Hillingdon. The area is dotted with a plethora of golf courses and woods. A lively multi-cultural scene is reflected in the numerous excellent restaurants. Other amenities include a library with free internet access, shops, cafes, pubs, etc. The area is ideal for walking, running and golf.
My husband’s hobbies are playing badminton, travelling and writing. He published his first novel a few years ago and has started to write the sequel to the book.
My hobbies are reading, walking and travelling. I am interested in languages and culture. I practise yoga, tai chi and qi gong. Students are welcome to join me at my yoga class if they wish.

It takes 29 minutes from Northwood to Baker Street on the London Underground Metropolitan line.

Nearest airport: London Heathrow (LHR) 30 minutes.

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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

Interests

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.

Location
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.

Experience
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. 

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

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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 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.

Our students' experiences

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MARIA KOSLOVA

JUNIOR CULTURE AND CONVERSATION
TEACHER -LISA CHAPMAN – EASTBOURNE
AUGUST 2016
RUSSIA

I will recommend this organisation to other students because it was very funny and cool holidays! My English improved a lot and now it is easier to talk to English people and understand them. Now it’s easier to speak English I can think about something and not wait five minutes before saying it. I really enjoyed walks along the seafront, London Eye,Go Ape, fireworks and Airborne show. It was a very nice time with Lisa and her family!

GAIA BIANCHI

CAE EXAM PREPARATION
TEACHER – DENISE MOZABNI – SELSEY
AUGUST 2016
ITALY

My weeks with Denise to prepare me for my CAE exam and boarding school have been a great experience to improve my English. I hope I can come back again Denise’s house is a lovely place to stay and Selsey has a wonderful beach.

Testimonials by Homestay English students

PAMELA DOMINGUEZ POLLON (CHILE)

GENERAL ENGLISH
PHILIPPA HARRINGTON
JANUARY 2017
LONDON

 

It was a really good experience! I improved my English and a lot and I feel more comfortable speaking. My teacher Philippa is an extraordinary person and a great teacher. I really enjoyed the experience. 

About Homestay

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Hastings,
East Sussex.
Tel: +44 (0) 7521 921 090 or +44 (0) 1424 275895
E:mail info@homestayenglish.uk.com

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