Andrew L


London

About
Andrew L


Originally from York, I’ve lived in East London for the last 33 years, and can guide you to many of the interesting and varied places the area has to offer.
I’m a retired Language Teacher, who also worked in Finances for over twenty years, and I am comfortable teaching specialised Business English as well as General English. My wife and I are used to hosting students and will love to help you develop your English skills in a spacious and very comfortable home in a lively and bustling part of the capital.

Private bathroom available Wifi available at home Teacher pick-up from airport
Private bathroom WiFi available Teacher transfer

Location information

Location: Ilford, Essex | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): London Stansted Airport (STN) 40 mins; London Heathrow Airport (LHR) 60 mins; London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 60 mins; St Pancras International 40 mins;

Nominated airport(s) for transfers: London Stansted Airport (STN); London Heathrow Airport (LHR); London Gatwick Airport (LGW); St Pancras International;

Nearest railway station: Ilford

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Academic information

I’m a retired Language Teacher, who also worked in Finances for over twenty years and I am comfortable teaching specialised Business English as well as General English. I always plan lessons to match the students’ individual needs of each individual and their own interests. I hold  a BA (Hons) Degree in Modern Languages, PGCE and TESOL.

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Family information

My wife and I have two grown up twins in their 20’s, one of whom, our daughter, lives locally, and is a frequent visitor. She is an illustrator for various magazines and periodicals, but also loves to draw caricatures, as a sideline. Our son, who is studying for his Masters qualification, and who stays with us occasionally is a gifted pianist and would be delighted to play for you if he is around. My wife and I both love reading and so our home is full of books. We also love theatre, cinema and have a wide variety of musical tastes, but particullarly jazz. We are regular attendors at concerts and the theatre and would love to share this with you. We also have a strong interest in art and are frequent visitors to many of the art exhibitions staged in London. Again, we would love to have you come along with us. On the sporting side we like to swim and to go walking, as well as going to watch football from time to time.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

Our home is a large and spacious four bedroom semi-detached house. Students have the choice of 3 bedrooms – two doubles and one single. There are two bathrooms – one of which is for students’ use. The house is very well-equipped with all modern conveniences including full central heating and Wi-Fi. There is a garden which students are welcome to enjoy, weather permitting. Behind the garden is a very large public park with many sporting facilities including a boating lake.

 

About the local area

We are lucky enough to have a beautiful park behind our garden, where there are many activities that are open to all, including a running club, tennis, outdoor gym, cricket and boating. During the summer months the park is also host to musical events, open air theatre and many other events such as craft fairs and farmers markets. The area is very well provided with a wide variety of shops and restaurants, a large library, theatre, cinema and a variety of multigyms and other sports facilities. Central London is just twenty minutes away by Underground or train. The Essex, Norfolk and Kent coasts are also within easy reach, providing an interesting variety of destinations for day trips.

Excursions available with this teacher

Football match – A visit to a football match to see West Ham play at the London Stadium. We will also call at the Southend Central Museum and Planetarium.

Cost: Free

Southend seaside visit – A visit to a traditional British seaside resort, including a walk along the pier and a picnic on the beach. Later we will call at Southend Central Museum and Planetarium.

Cost: Free

Visit to Rochester – A day trip to Rochester in Kent, once home to Charles Dickens and the inspiration for many of the places in his novels. We shall visit his former home, as well as the cathedral, castle and the Guilhall Museum.

Cost: Free

Jack the Ripper tour – We follow in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper as we walk the very route the Ripper would have taken.

Cost: £12.50

Trip to Kew Gardens – We visit London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage site offering unique landscapes, vistas and iconic architecture and home to the world’s largest collection of living plants.

Cost: £14