Laura F


Central England

About
Laura F


Hi there! I’m Laura, an English teacher living in a small, friendly town in Essex near London with my partner. I have taught both young learners and adults in England, Thailand and Australia. Courses included General English and exam preparation (IELTS, Cambridge), in large classes and 1 to 1 sessions. I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into my home and lifestyle and learning English together!

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No smoking Teacher transfer WiFi available

Location information

Location: Burnham on Crouch, Essex | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): Stansted (STN) 55 mins; Southend (SEN) 30 mins; London Gatwick (LGW) 70 minutes;

Nominated transfer location(s): Stansted (STN); Southend (SEN)

Heathrow airport supplement: +£70 one-way

Nearest railway station: Burnham on Crouch

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Academic information

I graduated from the University of Southampton in 2011 with a 2.1 degree in French and Linguistics Studies. I was able to study French, a language I am fluent in, and study how learners acquire a second language which has greatly influenced my teaching style. I gained my CELTA in 2012 and received a high Pass B.

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Family information


My partner is a recently qualified Personal Trainer and is very interested in fitness and sports and works at a local gym. We also have a cute little cat. We have family living nearby in the Essex countryside who run a wedding venue in their home and would love to meet any students visiting us.

English teaching is my passion! But when I’m not teaching I enjoy a variety of hobbies, especially writing and art. I have a travel blog in which I write about my experiences travelling and teaching English and enjoy writing stories and poetry. If you like English literature we’ll have lots to talk about! I am a keen artist and often paint in my free time, I have lots of materials available if you’re interested in art too! On days off I enjoy going into London as there’s so many different things to do, and walking around the beautiful Essex countryside.

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About the teacher’s accommodation


You will have a private single bedroom with your own desk, wardrobe and plenty of drawer space. There is a shared bathroom next to your bedroom. Our home is a terraced English cottage with plenty of character and charm. Inside is very spacious; downstairs is an open plan living and dining area with a kitchen that leads out to a small, sunny courtyard garden. On the second floor is our bedroom, your bedroom and a shared bathroom. There is also a converted attic room on the third floor which serves as an office/art space! Our lessons will take place downstairs in the bright, open-plan dining area.

About the local area


Burnham on Crouch is a pretty, traditional English village in the popular county of Essex, just outside of London. London is less than an hour away by train! The lovely River Crouch runs through the village, and with lots of ice cream parlours, fish and chip shops and water sport opportunities it feels like you are by the sea! There is a cinema, supermarket, gym, large green park, museum and plenty of restaurants and cafes within walking distance. Other attractions in the area include the local zoo, the nearby towns of Chelmsford and Maldon and even a boat trip to go seal spotting!

Excursions you can take with your teacher

Trip to Southend on Sea – Trip to the seaside town and popular holiday spot of Southend

Cost: Free

Cinema – Trip to our local cinema

Cost: Free

Bowling – Trip to our local bowling alley

Cost: Free

Tropical Wings Zoo – Visit to local zoo with amazing butterfly house

Cost: £11

Walking Tour around London – I’ll be your guide around London! Anywhere you want to visit, we can go!

Cost: Cost of travel card, around £20