Andrea T


Andrea T

I am a teacher of English as a foreign language. I really enjoy being a home stay teacher because I can focus completely on each student’s objectives and can tailor my lessons and make changes if needed.
I teach both general and business English courses and prepare students for examinations. I am very interested in other languages and cultures and enjoy travelling.
Before I became a home stay teacher, I had a career in human resources, working for a major international company in the UK and Russia, and then as a teacher in the further education sector since 2003.

No smoking No pets at home Private bathroom available
No smoking No pets Private bathroom

Location information

Location: Hampton, London | View a map of this location

London airport(s) with transfers cost: 

Heathrow (LHR) £100

Gatwick (LGW) £140

Nearest railway station: Hampton

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Academic information

I have a Certificate in Further Education Teaching (post 16 years) with a specialism in teaching English to speakers of other languages. I have QTLS status, Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills. I also have a University of Cambridge English teaching qualification (CELTA) as well as a BA Honours degree in Russian.

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Family information

I live with my partner, Doug. Doug is very interested in cars and motorbikes. He enjoys going to art galleries. I have two children. The eldest, Jessica, is at university studying Italian and management. She is a very keen dancer and returns home in the vacation. My son, Laurence, is at university in London studying Media. He plays football and tennis and is very interested in graphic design.
I am interested in languages and current affairs. I go to the theatre and cinema regularly. I enjoy walking in the parks near my home, such as Bushy and Richmond, and along the bank of the River Thames. I am a keen swimmer.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

I live in Hampton, a small suburb in south west London, with royal parks and the River Thames within walking distance of the house. Hampton has small local shops, a library and an outdoor swimming pool. Hampton Hill High Street is close by with many cafes and restaurants. I live in a modern, terraced town house in a quiet residential area. The house has a garden.

About the local area

It is worth visiting nearby Hampton Court Palace, dating back to the 16th century, whilst the attractive towns such as Richmond, Twickenham and Kingston are all short bus rides away. They offer good shopping, restaurants, coffee shops and pubs as well as places of cultural and historical interest to visit. The nearest railway station is Hampton which is a 10 minute walk from the house. There are frequent trains to central London (taking 40 minutes to Waterloo Station), making Hampton an ideal location from which to explore all the sights and attractions of central London.

Excursions you can take with your teacher

Central London walk – A London walk encompassing some of the main sights of central London, starting at the London Eye, walking over Westminster Bridge to see Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, down Whitehall past 10 Downing Street, Horse Guard’s Parade to Trafalgar Square, passing the National Gallery and walking through Leicester Square to Piccadilly Circus, calling in at Fortnum & Mason for some souvenirs.

Cost: Free

Southbank – A walk along the south bank of the river Thames from London Waterloo, past the Festival Hall, National Theatre, British Film Institute, Oxo Tower to the Tate Modern art gallery. Calling for a coffee at the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre café before taking in the views of St Paul’s Cathedral from the Millennium Bridge.

Cost: Free

Bushy Park – A visit to Bushy Park, the second largest of the capital’s eight Royal Parks. Located near Hampton Court Palace, Bushy Park’s mixture of woods, gardens, ponds and grassland makes it a fantastic place to enjoy wildlife with roaming herds of Red and Fallow Deer. The park is also home to the famous Chestnut Avenue, a formal Baroque water garden and the beautiful Diana Fountain.

Cost: Free

Hampton Court Palace – Hampton Court Palace is the former home of the flamboyant King Henry VIII who had six wives. He extended and developed this grand palace after acquiring it in the 1520s and its many royal occupants have furnished the palace with decadent tapestries and paintings throughout the centuries. Set in 60 acres of formal gardens, including the enormous Tudor Kitchens, the famous maze and original 17th century tennis courts and the Great Vine, this palace is well worth a visit.

Cost: Price of ticket – Adults £17.10 Students £14.50

Tower of London and Tower Bridge – Visit the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London, one of England’s most iconic structures and enjoy the views over Tower Bridge.

Cost: Price of ticket – Adults £23.10 Students £17.60

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