Alison S

South England

Alison S

Hello! If you want a teacher who lives only 24 minutes from central London by train, yet enjoy the beautiful Surrey countryside, then come to Woking. Our 5 bed detached house is situated in a quiet road, within walking distance of the town which has pubs, restaurants, shops, cinema, theatre and a beautiful park with leisure centre offering sports facilities. The location of the house, which is also convenient for Heathrow and Gatwick airports, is also perfect for visiting London, Windsor, Oxford and traditional English villages.


pets-1 No smoking Private bathroom available Teacher pick-up from airport Wifi available at home
No pets at home No smoking Private bathroom Teacher transfer WiFi available

Location information

Location: Woking, Surrey | View a map of this location

London airport(s) with transfers cost: 

Gatwick (LGW) £80

Heathrow (LHR) £180

Nearest railway station: Woking

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Academic information

TESOL teaching certificate. 15 years teaching all nationalities and ages.  I have taught foreign dignitaries, expats and corporate clients on 1-1 levels and small groups.

Courses taught

Family information

I live with my husband who is a retired mechanical engineer, he was born in Russia and speaks Russian fluently. We have a very friendly cat and two daughters in their 30’s, a lawyer and a doctor, our son is in his 20’s and is a mechanical engineer.  They visit us regularly and meet the students who stay with us. We are a very active family and enjoy sport. Our main sport is cycling, but we also enjoy walking and visiting places of interest, museums or houses. We like to go for walks in the country, go to the cinema or theatre locally or in London. My husband is a keen chess player and students are welcome to play against him. We also have a table tennis table and badminton equipment available in the garden for students.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

We live in a beautiful 5-bedroom house in a quiet cul de sac next to woods. There are country walks from the house and the walk to town takes about 20 minutes. The bathroom is separate but usually available for your sole use.

About the local area

We are close to Woking (2km) which has a very good train service to all major towns. There is also a park with a large swimming pool and tennis courts as well as a superb leisure centre.
Golf courses surround Woking and Guildford as well as numerous horse riding facilities. In Guildford (4km) there is an ice skating rink, bowling alley and several swimming pools, both outdoor and indoor.

Excursions you can take with your teacher

Drive to historic country village – Walk around the village looking a country cottages, views over North Downs and have a drink in a local pub or cup of tea in the village café.

Cost: Free

Visit historic city of Guildford – Have a walking tour of the city including visiting the castle, law courts and underground vaults.

Cost: Free

Visit World Wildlife Centre and Lightbox Gallery,Woking – Visit the HQ of WWC followed by gallery exhibitions and history of Woking.

Cost: Free

Visit Jane Austen’s home – Drive to Selborne, Hampshire to visit this famous authors home.

Cost: Free

Visit Windsor Castle – Drive to see Windsor town and castle. Queens Elizabeths home.

Cost: Tour free. Admission to castle additional