Type of Programme
One-to-One, personalised English tuition living full-board with the tutor's own family and in the tutor's own home, including local visits and excursions, meeting friends, neighbours and professional colleagues etc.
Type of House: Semi-Detached House - UK
Teaching Qualifications and Experience
I am CELTA qualified and have been hosting students at home for eight years. I teach General English, English for Business, exam preparation including IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC and Cambridge. Before teaching I was a journalist for 25 years. All levels of English are catered for, from beginner to advanced. with one-to-one lessons designed to be formal but fun, tailored to individual needs and learning styles. The learning process continues throughout the day, with opportunities to practise in a real-life setting, for example during excursions and at family meal times.
Hobbies and Interests
My interests are many and varied. They include jogging, squash, piano, guitar (we are quite a musical family), current affairs and good conversation. My wife works as a careers adviser. Her interests include jogging, good conversation and good cooking.
We have 2 rooms available for students, one double and one single. Both are light and airy and have a desk to study at, along with a large cupboard for clothes storage and a chest of drawers. There is wireless internet access throughout the house.
Excursions and Local Attractions
Example London excursions: Buckingham Palace, Westminster, London Eye, Trafalgar Square, National Gallery, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Soho, Chinatown, Oxford Street, Covent Garden, Kensington, Harrods, British museum, Tate Modern, Camden Market, Notting Hill, St Paul's Cathedral, South Bank, Shakespeare's Theatre, Greenwich, Riverboat tour.
Local attractions: Crouch End village, Alexandra Palace, Hampstead Heath, Highgate Village, Karl Marx tomb, indoor/outdoor swimming pool, gym, ice rink, tennis, squash, badminton, local pubs, cafes, restaurants, cinemas, parks.