Barbara L


Barbara L

Hello. My home is very friendly and cozy, as it is always open to welcome new guests! At the moment I live with my two teenage daughters and my partner. We all enjoyed this experience and I am happy to be able to offer the whole package with teaching as well. I am very enthusiastic about teaching English and also very proud of my city, London. I really look forward to showing you around and share the best spots with you.

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

Location information

Location: Wood Green, London | View a map of this location

Nearest airport with transfer cost: London City (LCY) £80

London airport(s) with transfers cost: 

Gatwick (LGW) £ 160

Heathrow (LHR) £ 100

Nearest railway station: Tottenham Hale

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Academic information

I am a qualified CELTA teacher and I am a Linguist by background. I graduated in Modern Languages, with French as a main subject. I also hold a diploma in translation (English-Italian) and act as an assessor/examiner for the Institute of Linguists. I have been working with students for many years as I organise summer camps to study English.

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Family information

I share my home with two teenage daughters, my partner and three cats. My eldest daughter is 19 and is taking a gap year before university. She loves music and writing songs. My youngest daughter is 18 and is studying for her A-level exams. She loves literature and modern languages, which she will be studying at university soon. My partner is in his 40’s  and of Greek origin. He works a lot as a plumber but always happy to help out. We live on a private street and our neighbours are very friendly. I have been working part time as cabin crew for the last 20 years, so I am a big fan of planes and love travelling. My biggest hobby is doing sport. I love going to the gym and keep fit, also jogging in my favourite local place, Alexandra Palace, which has a beautiful park with a magnificent view of London city. I love walking as well as sightseeing and having a coffee at my friends’ kiosk in the park. I would love to share all this with you.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

I live in a semi-detached house located in a  private lane next to a small park in the north-east area of London. It has 4 bedrooms within two floors. The student(s)’s bedroom is situated in a private area next to the kitchen, downstairs. It has a double bed and two bunk beds, a desk and a chair and a wardrobe with a tv. Its French door looks out to our small, secluded garden. Across the room there is a small toilet room and a walk-in shower room (in construction, due to be finished soon), private for the use of the student. Upstairs there are our bedrooms and shared bathroom. The living room, with sofa and tv, can be shared by everyone.


About the local area

My local area is very colourful and varied – there are many shops and two cinemas and its location is great, as there is an underground stop nearby on the Piccadilly line to go direct to the centre of town in 20 minutes. Nearby there is the historical Alexandra Palace, which was the home of the first radio and tv BBC studio, with a magnificent park around with a Go Ape trail and a great view of the London outline. There you can also find a famous ice-skating rink and a farmers’ market on Sundays.
Also nearby other places of interest, like Muswell Hill and Crouch End, with elegant coffee shops and a beautiful swimming pool.


Excursions available with this teacher

City of London walk and Sky Garden – From Bank walk around the city of London, with its mix of modern and old buildings – Bank of England, Stock Exchange, Lloyds building and Walkie Talkie, where you can access the Sky Gardens and admire a 360 degree view of London’s buildings.

Cost: Free

Southbank, Tate Modern – Millennium Bridge- St Paul’s Cathedral – Walk along South Bank and visit the Tate Modern. Then walk along the Millennium to reach St Paul’s Cathedral.

Cost: £ 18 for adults or £16 for students if they want to visit St Paul’s Cathedral inside. Otherwise FREE.

Cambridge day tour and punting – Full day Excursion to Cambridge by train from local station. Walk around the city and river punting to view the famous colleges.

Cost: £45

Covent Garden and Piccadilly – Visit Covent Garden, Soho, Piccadilly, Regent Street and Oxford Street.

Cost: Free

Buckingham Palace and Westminster – Watch the Change of the Guard in Buckingham Palace and then around Westminster via St James Park.

Cost: Free