Louise D

Louise D

Louise D

I have taught students from many different countries and at different levels. I have been a teacher in the UK, Mexico, Costa Rico and Chile. As well as teaching general English, I am a teacher of Cambridge Advanced and Proficiency examinations and of the BEC (Business English certificate). Alongside my home stay teaching, I am an examiner for the University of Cambridge and I also help in the development of examinations.

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

Location information

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

London airport(s) with transfers cost: 

Heathrow (LHR) £100

Gatwick (LGW) £ on request

Nearest railway station: Oxford

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Academic information

I have the TrinityTESOL to teach English as a foreign language. I have a BA in media and communication. I have a postgraduate diploma in marketing and business administration.

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Family information

I live with my husband, David. He is a retired policeman. David enjoys playing golf; going to the theatre; and travelling. We have two young daughters (dates of birth: 2002 and 2006, respectively). They attend local schools.

I enjoy visiting galleries and exhibitions. I am interested in photography and I am keen on hill walking. I like travelling.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

We live in a three bedroom detached house in the village of Benson, in the county of Oxfordshire. The house is built in a traditional style and there is a garden. The student’s room is spacious and has a TV and DVD and a large selection of English books suitable for students of all levels.

About the local area

Benson is well served with local amenities and, with around a dozen shops, the High Street is very busy. On the edge of the village on the river is Benson Lock and also a boating marina and popular riverside cafe. You will find a library and a number of pubs. The village has easy access to Oxford and it is an ideal location from which to explore the city. Oxford is a busy place with shops, museums, a theatre, cinemas, the university colleges and art galleries.There is a a vibrant music scene, especially of classical music.

In summer, you can hire a punt and go out on the river. It is a short drive to the picturesque area known as the Cotswolds. There are pretty towns and villages to explore amidst the rolling countryside. Stratford upon Avon is another possible destination for an excursion. It is the birthplace of William Shakespeare, and there are many places of historical interest to visit. If you want to shop, it is a short journey from Oxford to Bicester Village, with its designer outlets, where you can search for bargains.

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