Simon G

Central England

Simon G

I am a teacher of English as a foreign language who has been teaching for over 15 years. I have taught students of many different nationalities, ages and professions. I teach general English as well as business and professional English. I design a course for each of my students so that it gives in-depth coverage and practice of the precise target areas the student wants to focus upon.

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: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire | View a map of this location

Nearest airport with transfer cost: Birmingham (BHX) £100

London airport(s) with transfers cost: 

Gatwick (LGW) £ on request

Heathrow (LHR) £180

Nearest railway station: Stratford-upon-Avon

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Academic information

I have a PGCE with a specialism in teaching English as a a foreign language. I have a BA in English literature and an MA in English and European Literature.

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 Family information

I live with my wife, Claire. She works as an artist and has been a writer and illustrator of children’s books. We have two daughters (1997 and 1994).
My interests include reading, playing golf, theatre, swimming and the cinema. I also enjoy writing and I am currently writing a book.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

My home is in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon. The house is a 10-minute walk from the town centre. There is a garden to the rear where students can relax when the weather is nice. The student accommodation has a TV, WiFi and a private bathroom with a shower, wash basin and toilet. The student’s room is well-furnished and comfortable and provides a place where students can have privacy and quiet whenever they need it.

About the local area

Stratford-upon-Avon is a small busy town with much going on and many places of historic interest to visit. The town is famous as the birthplace of the playwright, William Shakespeare, and for its theatres which put on excellent productions. Its amenities include many good shops and eating places and a leisure centre. In nice weather, it is nice to walk along the river and canal and enjoy the green spaces.

One of the best preserved medieval castles in England is not far from us at Warwick. It is huge edifice with an interesting history and many things to explore.

Stratford is located on the edge of the picturesque area known as the Cotswolds. It has beautiful rolling countryside and pretty villages and towns where one can stop for a cream tea. Students also enjoy a trip to Oxford. This city is famous for its ancient and prestigious university and is a great cultural centre. You can visit the colleges and excellent museums. It is also nice to walk along the river; watch the students rowing and punting; and to enjoy the many green spaces such as the ancient common land areas called Meadows.

Excursions you can take with your teacher

Walking Tour of Stratford – A walk around the town of Stratford taking in all the major sites, including the market place, Bancroft Gardens, the garden of New Place (where Shakespeare spent his last years) and Holy Trinity Church, where he is buried.

Cost: Free

Shakespeare’s birthplace – Shakespeare was born here and lived in the house until after his marriage. The house is displayed and furnished so as to show how Elizabethan families lived and to give a sense of the working lives of Shakespeare’s family.

Cost: Free

Warwick and Leamington – A visit to the historic town of Warwick and the neighbouring spa town of Leamington. Many styles of architecture can be appreciated and there will be an opportunity to shop in some of Leamington’s well-known stores.

Cost: Free

Oxford – An opportunity to visit the internationally famous university city of Oxford with its beautiful river and spectacular domes, spires and towers.

Cost: Free

Fun activities – Have fun playing crazy golf, going for a swim, or practising your football skills.

Cost: Free

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