Nigel A


London

About
Nigel A


I am a qualified teacher and I have been teaching English for over ten years. As well as teaching general English, I prepare students for examinations and teach business English. Home stay teaching gives me the opportunity to meet a range of people and help them to learn English and understand more about British culture. It is an interesting and stimulating experience and I learn a lot from my students. Home stay teaching can sometimes be challenging but it is never boring. I have taught English in China, Austria and Azerbaijan as well as in the UK.

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

Location information

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

Nearest airport(s): London Gatwick (LGW) 30 minutes

Nominated airport(s) for transfers: Gatwick (LGW); Heathrow (LHR); St Pancras Eurostar

Nearest railway station: Waddon, East Croydon

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Academic information

I have the CELTA qualification to teach English as a foreign language. I have a BA in history and politics.

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Family information

I live with my partner, Julie. She works at a children’s hospital as a senior play specialist. She is very interested in English history and especially the Elizabethan period (1558-1603). She enjoys cooking and reading. Julie’s sister also lives with us. Janet is a child practitioner in a family centre in a primary school in the City of London. She likes handicrafts, fashion and painting.

I am interested in current affairs and history. I like reading; listening to music; and going to the cinema. I enjoy swimming; cycling; and going to the gym to keep fit. I grow some fruit and vegetables in the garden.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

I live in the south suburb London of Croydon. My home is a semi-detached house with a garden. The student’s bedroom is very private as it is located on its own on the third floor.

About the local area

My home is located within walking distance of Waddon railway station where you can catch a train to central London. It is a 30 minute journey. I have a number of excursions I like to take students on so that they see the sights and landmarks of the capital, such as the Tower of London, the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square. If you like you can hire a Boris bike to explore the city instead of going by bus or using the underground railway.

Near my home you will find all facilities including many shops, pubs, gyms, cinemas and eating places. There are a number of interesting stately homes in the area such as Chartwell which was the home of Sir Winston Churchill who was British prime minister during the Second World War. If you are interested in tennis, Wimbledon and its museum are a short bus ride away. A bit further afield is the city of Brighton which is a lively city on the south coast. It is 30 minutes by train where you can walk along the seafront and the pier; explore the interesting shops and eating places; and visit the many places of cultural interest such as the art galleries and museums.