Sarah G


London

About
Sarah G


I am a primary school teacher. Concern over my young son’s education brought me into contact with the world of education and stimulated a latent desire (I had taught French long ago to small children) to assist children in acquiring knowledge. Whilst classroom teaching is incredibly varied and fulfilling, I prefer one to one or small group teaching, where one has real flexibility to respond specifically to a child’s areas of need.

My passion for English and general love of language mean that I take great pride in encouraging my students to speak well and correctly. Learning a language should be fun and engaging, and if one can express one’s ideas and feelings accurately, then the ability to write the language will follow.

I enjoy learning foreign languages and wherever I travel I always attempt to speak some of the native tongue. I’ve travelled in Asia, the Antipodes, America and much of Europe, and those experiences and people have greatly enriched my life.

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

Location information

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

Nearest airport(s): London Heathrow (LHR) 70 minutes, London Gatwick (LGW) 55 minutes

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

Nearest railway station: Streatham

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Academic information


My degree from London University is in French and German. I also have a PGCE in primary school teaching, and I am a homeopath.

Courses taught

 Family information


Our home is in a quiet area of south London, near to green spaces and good transport links. The house is large and comfortable with a lovely garden, equipped with swing and trampoline. My young son (2007) and I have lived here for seven years together with a close friend who is part of the family. We tend to spend a lot of time outdoors, swimming, cycling and gardening. My son is a car fanatic and loves vehicles of any shape, dressing up, going camping and generally having fun. We do not eat meat, but we do eat fish and seafood.
As we are fortunate to live in London, we enjoy visiting galleries and museums, seeing plays and exploring new and exciting areas. My main interests include foreign languages and culture, the Arts, yoga, gardening and entertaining. We have a wide circle of friends at our outdoor swimming pool, which is a wonderfully welcoming environment for any visitor.

 

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About the teacher’s accommodation


The student’s room is comfortable and cosy, with a single bed, desk, cupboard, wardrobe and armchair. There is a bathroom and a shower room, both of which are shared. There is a very large, light kitchen where we do our learning and a sitting room full of toys. The park, ice rink, pool, cinema and shops are all within easy walking distance.

About the local area


Close by, we have a large green space (Streatham Common), formal garden, ice rink, gym, swimming pool and tennis court. Also within walking distance are a cinema, theatre and local library. If we are going further afield, we take the train or bus to visit museums, parks and galleries. We also enjoy taking the car into the countryside and spotting birds and wildflowers.

Excursions available with this teacher

Kew Gardens – A visit to the world-famous Kew Gardens, centre of plant research and home to magnificent gardens, art galleries, glass houses, plant trails for children and wonderful adventure playground! Full day activity. Picnic lunch. http://www.kew.org/

Cost: £5

Trip to Horniman Museum and Gardens – Child-centred museum of natural history, anthropology and musical instruments. Small animal zoo. Fabulous gardens for hide and seek, roly poly and general fun. http://www.horniman.ac.uk/home

Cost: Free

Streatham Common, Ice Rink and Swimming Pool – Choice of fun activities on Streatham Common (tennis, climbing trees, exploring Rookery Gardens), at the Olympic Ice Rink (either skating or watching international ice hockey matches) or swimming. http://streathamcommon.org/

Cost: Free

Brooklands Motor Museum – For the transport enthusiast (like my son), a magnificent museum in Surrey based at a former race track and now home to a comprehensive collection of cars, buses and aeroplanes (including Concorde). Opportunities to sit in old vehicles and drive car simulators as well as visit adjoining Mercedes World (car demonstrations on track + exhibition and film of Mercedes through the ages). Full day activity. Picnic lunch. http://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/
Cost: £10

Science Museum – Trip to central London to visit spectacular Science Museum with vast selection of hands-on, child-friendly activities of exploration and scientific discovery. http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/

Cost: Free