Linda N


London

About
Linda N


I am a teacher of English as a foreign language. My love of teaching English made me decide to become a home stay teacher after I retired from a long career teaching in a local college. I teach general English and business English courses as well as prepare students for examinations. I have also worked in publishing as an editor. I like to make my students feel at ease so they are in the best frame of mind to learn.

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

Location information

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

Nearest airport(s): London Heathrow (LHR) 30 minutes

Nominated airport(s) for transfers: Heathrow (LHR); Luton (LTN); St Pancras Eurostar

Nearest railway station: Harrow

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Academic information

I am a diploma level teacher of English as a foreign language (DELTA). I also have the CELTA qualification and a degree in English Literature. I am a CELTA trainer.

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Family information

I live with my husband, Roger. Roger is a retired systems analyst. His hobbies are reading, walking and listening to classical music. He enjoys walking, going to the theatre and travelling. We have three grown up children. Our eldest son, James, lives in London whilst our daughters, Maggie and Sarah, live outside the city. We have four grandchildren.

I enjoy walking and I have recently walked the pathway along the River Thames. I am a member of a local choir and I run a book club. Reading is one of my main interests. I am a keen gardener and cook and I like to go the theatre and cinema.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

I live in a spacious, four bedroom house at the foot of Harrow Hill. There are lovely views from the house of St. Mary’s church and beyond of the local area. There is a garden to sit out in.

About the local area

I live in Harrow on the Hill which is a suburb in north east London. The town has a shopping centre which is within walking distance of the house. It is very easy to get into central London (20 minutes to Oxford Circus on the Underground railway).

I know London very well and I enjoy planning excursions for my students to see all the sights and attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Madame Tussauds and the Houses of Parliament. I also know many less visited places in London with excellent pubs and restaurants.

 

Excursions available with this teacher

London tour by public transport – Take the underground into London and board the riverboat for a 50 minute trip to North Greenwich (the O2). Cross the River Thames in the cable car which was built for the London Olympics in 2012. Then ride on the Docklands Light Railway to the Tower of London, and double decker bus back to Charing Cross. A great way to see a lot of the city! Best done as a full day out.

Cost: £18.40

South Bank walk – Take the underground to Westminster, Cross the River Thames and walk along the south bank. You will see Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, The London Eye, the Tate Modern, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. This walk can be varied according to which London sights are of most interest to the student.

Cost: Free (underground fares into London only)

Harrow Hill tour – A walking tour of the local area. Harrow-on-the-Hill is the site of the famous boys’ boarding school, Harrow School http://www.harrowschool.org.uk/. Winston Churchill was its most famous pupil.  As well as the school houses, church, study buildings and library you will see the old High Street, Hill village and St Mary’s Church. The walk can be combined with afternoon tea in an English tea shop, or a drink at the local pub.

Cost: Free

London Museums – Visit the British Museum, or take a trip to South Kensington for the Victoria and Albert Museum, Natural History Museum or Science Museum.

Cost: Admission to the main museums and galleries in London is free of charge. You just pay for public transport.

Kew Gardens – A visit to the world famous Kew Gardens http://www.kew.org/  This involves a trip by overground train. There is so much to see at Kew that it is best done as a full day trip. The teacher is a ‘Friend of Kew Gardens’ and can take one visitor in free of charge.

Cost: Public transport costs only

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