Sonia R


London

About
Sonia R


Hi, I am Sonia and am an EFL/ESOL teacher. I have been teaching for about 25 years to people of all backgrounds and ages.
I am very enthusiastic and passionate about teaching English to people from different cultural and academic backgrounds. I enjoy visitors coming to stay, and like to make them feel welcome and part of the family. I live with my husband and daughter (plus her cat!). Anamaria – my daughter – readily engages in conversations and discussions with visitors, enhancing language learning. We live in a house in the Lea Valley in North East London, where the 2012 London Olympics were held. There is a short train ride to Central London with all its attractions.

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

Location information

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

Nearest airport(s): London Stansted (STN) 60 minutes

Nominated airport(s) for transfers: Heathrow (LHR); Luton (LTN); Stansted (STN); St Pancras Eurostar

Nearest railway station: Chingford

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Academic information


I have a PGCE in MFL from the Institute of Education in London. I can teach English for Speakers of Other Languages. I taught ESOL for about eight years at a Sixth Form College in London, where I developed my teaching with students from several cultural and academic backgrounds.

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 Family information


I live with my husband and ten-year-old daughter. He is also an English teacher and he loves sightseeing and touring around historical places. Our daughter (2004) enjoys roller skating. We have close relatives and friends who live within the vicinity and also enjoy meeting with people from other countries and cultures. Apart from teaching, I love cooking and trying dishes from various parts of the world. I also like walking and sightseeing historical places, parks, etc. Our visitor is always welcome to join me for walks and visiting interesting places in Central London.

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About the teacher’s accommodation


Our house is in a semi-rural area in the Lea Valley on the edge of Epping Forest. The house itself is semi-detached with 4 bedrooms. The student’s room is on the second floor and has a private en-suite shower room. The room has views over the Lea valley reservoirs and towards central and North London. There is a secluded and peaceful garden at the rear of the house with a patio and various fruit trees and shrubs.

About the local area


We live adjacent to the Epping Forest which stretches for miles with lakes, golf courses, bridle paths, etc. In nearby Waltham Abbey the Abbey itself is the resting place of the last Saxon King, Harold. Waltham Abbey also boasts an artificial white water canoeing and sailing centre built especially for the 2012 Olympics. Sailing and windsurfing take place on nearby reservoirs.
The Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge, built by Henry VIII in the XVI Century is also a free museum, and is situated next to the Epping Forest Visitors Centre. Nearby Chingford train station provides easy transport to Central London with its myriad of tourist sites. Station Road has a wide variety of restaurants, cafés and gift shops. Gilwell Park is the International Headquarters of the Scouts Association and plays host to scout gatherings called “jamborees” from all over the world.

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