Sonia RM


London

About
Sonia RM


I taught English at a language school in London for over 10 years before I became a home stay teacher. As well as teaching general English, I prepare students for examinations. I plan every lesson so that it includes a mix of each of the disciplines of listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar. I enjoy planning excursions for my students so that they get to see places they are interested in and gain an insight into English life and history. I like socialising and my friends often drop by or come for a meal.

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Location information

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

Nearest airport(s): London Heathrow (LHR) 30 minutes, London Gatwick (LGW) 60 minutes

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

Nearest railway station: Barnes Bridge

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Academic information


I have the Trinity TESOL to teach English as a foreign language.

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 Family information


I live with my husband, Michael. He works in banking in Bahrain so he is often away from home. Michael is a keen runner and has run marathons. He also likes travelling; reading; and film. We have four children who are now grown up. Our two sons both live nearby and and work in London. Our two daughters, Charlotte and Kirsty, also work in London and live at home during the week. I have a grandson.
I love choral singing and listening to all kinds of music. I sing in two local choirs. I enjoy walking and cycling. I often cycle or walk along the River Thames or in Richmond Park which are both close by. I play the card game called Bridge and enjoy board games. I like the theatre and visiting art galleries.

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About the teacher’s accommodation


I live in Barnes, a suburb in south west London. My home is a five bedroom, terraced house, located on a quiet, tree lined road. There is a garden. Your bedroom and bathroom are on the third floor.

About the local area


Within walking distance of my house, are shops and eating places and beautiful parks where you can walk and cycle. Interesting places to visit in the area include Wimbledon, the venue of the tennis tournament, where the museum is open all year round; Hampton Court Palace which dates from the 15th century; and The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew which dates from 1759.
There are a number of picturesque and interesting towns to visit, such as Windsor and Richmond, which have places of historical interest; good shopping and eating places; and nice pubs.
If you have not been to London before, I have an itinerary so you can enjoy all the sights and attractions, from Buckingham Palace to Trafalgar Square, the National gallery, the Millennium Bridge and Westminster Abbey.

Excursions available with this teacher

Introduction Walking tour to central London – See the iconic buildings of London and also visit many free art galleries and museums. We take the underground train to the South Bank of the Thames, visiting Tate Modern with wonderful views of the river and City of London from the other side. Walk across the Millenium Bridge to see St Paul’s Cathedral (charge to visit the Whispering Gallery and climb the Dome) walk along Fleet St to Trafalgar Square, Nelson’s Column and visit the National Gallery and National Gallery etc. Can also carry on to Covent Garden (the old market area popular with tourists) and theatreland. There is so much to see!

Cost: Free

Short drive to Richmond Park – The largest of the London Royal Parks. You can drive, walk or cycle round this wonderful park – some countryside close to the centre of London. Famous for its deer. We can also visit Henry VIII’s mound with its keyhole view of St Pauls Cathedral – 10 miles away!

Cost: Free

Walk or cycle along the towpath of the river – I am 5 minutes from the River Thames and there are many walks and bridges to cross. We can walk or cycle along the picturesque towpath to the almighty River Thames – my husband and I enjoy dropping in to one of the many traditional English pubs for a drink or lunch.

Cost: Free

Warner Bros studio / Harry Potter tour – Visit the film studios where Harry Potter was filmed.

Cost: Approximately £40 plus train travel

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