Peter H


London

About
Peter H


My career has taken me from taxation to health and now to teaching English to amazing people for whom English is their second (or even third) language.

I am a creative and flexible teacher. I like to make my lessons interesting. Learning a language is never easy, but it becomes easier if the lessons are enjoyable. I am patient and enthusiastic. Together we can find the approach to learning which suits you best.

Janette and I both enjoy being able to share British culture with our guests. We live in a green suburb of South East London, with quick access to the many cultural resources in central London.

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

Location information

Location: Crofton Park, London | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): London Heathrow (LHR) 90 minutes, London Gatwick (LGW) 90 minutes

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

Nearest railway station(s): Crofton Park, Honor Oak Park

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Academic information

I have the Trinity Cert. TESOL to teach English as a foreign language and a degree in Modern History. My previous career has been as a manager in the health service and within the accountancy sector, specialising in UK personal taxation.

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 Family information

Janette, my wife, is from Ireland. She is a hospice nurse and a massage therapist. She enjoys knitting and cross-stitch. We have four daughters. Only the youngest, Laura (born 1994) is now at home with us. She is in her final year of university and looking forward to qualifying as a midwife in September. I enjoy art and visiting art galleries. I also jog – slowly! Janette and I both enjoy walking in the countryside around London. We are also keen travellers, especially enjoying visiting Central and Eastern Europe.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

Our home is a traditional three-bedroom terraced house in a quiet area with easy access to central London. We are a 10-minute walk from local shops and parks with excellent views of London.

About the local area


We are 25-minutes by rail from central London. We also are short bus rides from historical Greenwich with its shops, market, famous park, museums, its Observatory and the Greenwich Meridian Line itself.

Excursions you can take with your teacher

Famous museums – Chose from a selection based on your interests – art (National Gallery http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk, Tate Britain or Modern http://www.tate.org.uk , Saatchi Gallery http://www.saatchigallery.com ), design and culture (Victoria and Albert http://www.vam.ac.uk), world history and artefacts ( http://www.britishmuseum.org ), natural history (Natural History Museum http://www.nhm.ac.uk ), historic houses http://www.soane.org/ , treasured books and manuscripts http://www.bl.uk/highlights/

Cost: Free

Exploring the hidden London – A view of the city from a garden 35 floors up http://skygarden.london/sky-garden , walking tours (architecture, Shakespeare, trees, Roman), The Museum of London http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Cost: Free

Shopping – London is great for shopping, fashion, crafts or souvenirs in Camden http://www.camdenlock.net/, food in Borough http://boroughmarket.org.uk/, the unique Columbia Road flower market http://www.columbiaroad.info/, Westfield one of the largest shopping centres in Europe https://uk.westfield.com/stratfordcity or even Oxford Street!

Cost: Free

Historic Greenwich: where east meets west – A visit to Historic Greenwich – to see the covered market with original crafts, stand with one foot in the east and one in the west http://www.thegreenwichmeridian.org/ , walk in Greenwich Royal Park, experience British naval history http://www.rmg.co.uk/national-maritime-museum, visit one of the most spectacular decorated ceilings in London and, if there’s time, have a walk and a riverside pint at the riverside.

Cost: Free

A trip out of London – A walk in traditional Kent or Surrey countryside , such as Shoreham, a village with a pretty river, countryside, tea shops and a traditional English pub http://shorehamvillage.co.uk/ or to the seaside at Brighton, with its many arts and crafts shops and traditional seaside attactions. Or if we don’t want to go too far there are parks close to London, such as Richmond Park with its deer https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/richmond-park

Cost: Price on request

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