Andrew B

Central England

Andrew B

The dreaming spires of Oxford: do you want to see them? Then stay with us, a friendly family who will give you delicious, home-made meals, teach you English, and give you a lovely private double bedroom with private en-suite shower room. We will show you the historical Oxford city and take you to many beautiful, famous places. We have a 5-bedroom house in a village between Oxford and Abingdon called Wootton, in Boars Hill. I am an excellent teacher, and I love to explain and help. If you want to improve your English, stay in a comfortable house, and see and learn about England, we will welcome you!

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

Location information

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): London Heathrow Airport (LHR) 55 mins; London Luton Airport (LTN) 80 mins

Nominated airport(s) for transfers: London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

Nearest railway station: Oxford

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Academic information

I have a degree in English language and literature from The University of Oxford and 6 years’ teaching experience. I have taught in Hong Kong, the Middle East, and spent almost 3 years’ teaching in Spain.

Courses taught

Family information

The house is owned by my mother, Maureen, who is in her 60s. Maureen’s interests are cooking, home decoration, eating out, socialising, and travelling around England. My name is Andrew, and I am in my 30s. My interests are learning Spanish, reading about Spain. travelling, socialising, cooking and gardening. We live alone, but 10 miles away lives my sister, Sarah, in her 30s, who has two boys (2008 & 2010). Sarah is interested in sports, and her sons like computer games and pokemon cards. The older boy also likes learning Spanish too. Maureen is interested in all kinds of music, and visiting places of interest. She likes travelling, and has visited many places, including Hong Kong and Spain when Andrew was teaching there. I like playing the piano and listening to music in English and Spanish, especially 80s music! I love history, culture and travelling.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

You will be staying in a delightful double-bedroom, and you will have a private en-suite shower room. There is also a shared family bathroom, which you are welcome to use. We have 3 floors with 5 bedrooms. On the ground floor, we have a big kitchen, a big, relaxing living room with 2 sofas and an armchair, fireplace and large TV, where we can watch English TV or talk in the evenings. There is also a downstairs toilet and a dining room, and we will study English at the dining room table in the morning. The middle floor has your bedroom and en-suite, our bedrooms and Maureen’s shower room, the family bathroom, and the top floor has two bedrooms and a shower room.


About the local area

Oxfordshire has swimming pools, gyms, and sports facilities. There is a football stadium called The Kassam Stadium with cinemas and shops, and is the home of Oxford United FC. Oxford also has cinemas, shops & shopping centres, museums, coffee shops, restaurants, many interesting places like University colleges, historical buildings and libraries, like the medieval Bodleian library which you can visit. There is countryside around our village for walking, and Abingdon has a sports centre too. We have a car and there are buses to Oxford and Abingdon.

Excursions available with this teacher

A trip to Cambridge – Visit this magnificent city, home to the prestigious University of Cambridge founded in the 13th century. Wander down The Backs, see some of the most famous Colleges, then climb up to the top of Great St Mary’s Church and admire the views. After that head down and stop at one of the traditional coffee shops for tea and cake. To finish your trip off, head to the shopping centre and browse around the shops.

Cost: Free

A trip to Wimpole Hall Estate – Take a step back in time and see a traditional English estate, dating back to 1640, set in 12 km2 of parkland. Look around the beautiful mansion with its Georgian interiors and stunning paintings. Then stroll around the parterre garden and the wonderful walled garden full of fruit and vegetables. Finally stop off at the cafe and gift shops.

Cost: Free

A trip to Duxford Imperial War Museum – If you like aeroplanes, then you will want to see one of the largest displays of old planes. Get up close to a Spitfire, marvel at the supersonic Concorde, peer into General Montgomery’s wartime caravans and experience the size and scale of the mighty tanks. In the newly transformed American Air Museum open from 19 March, find out about American air power from the First World War and beyond. Discover the personal stories of those whose lives have been shaped by their experiences of war. Lots of interactive displays and hangers to explore!

Cost: Free

A trip to London – Taking to train up to Kings Cross Station and see where Harry Potter found platform 9 3/4. then hop onto London’s tube to get to one of the famous museums – the National History Museum, Victoria and Albert or the National Gallery etc. After this take a stroll through the parks and pass my Buckingham Palace, then to the main shopping area in Oxford Street.

Cost: £45

A trip to Newmarket – the home of Horse Racing – We will start at the gallops to see where the race horses train, then onto a tour around the famous National Stud – see where some of the most famous race horses are bred and look at the foals (if its the right time of the year!) A stop at one of the old pubs for lunch followed by a visit to the National Horse Racing Museum where you can view magnificent trophies, paintings and even have a go on the horse racing simulator and pretend you are in a horse racing race itself!

Cost: £45