Sonya A


Sonya A

My name’s Sonya and I’m a friendly and enthusiastic teacher. I can: help you get closer to your language and pronunciation goals; listen to what you want and need from your English course, get you talking and feeling more confident, show you my local area, make your lessons focused and interesting.

No smoking No pets at home Children at home Wifi available at home Teacher pick-up from airport
No smoking No pets Children at home WiFi available Teacher transfer

Location information

Location: London | View a map of this location

London airport(s) with transfers cost: 

Heathrow (LHR) £100

Gatwick (LGW) £180

Nearest railway station: Highgate

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Academic information

I have a certificate and diploma in Teaching English and I have been working as a teacher in a London college with young adults for 10+ years. I also have a PGCE.  I did my first degree in Hotel & Tourism Management and worked my way up the ranks with P&O Ferries on their Portsmouth routes.

Courses taught

Family information

I have a small family.  Patrick is my partner, in his 40s, and works as a musician and guitar tutor.  When he’s not playing jazz guitar he’s a big film buff.  We have one daughter (2009) and she loves drawing, gymnastics and trampolining.  As a family we enjoy walks, bike rides and playing games.  Patrick’s son and Mum often pop round and the neighbours children come round to play. We are pescaterian and don’t cook meat at home (other than fish). I like walking, jogging, swimming and cycling outdoors and visiting places of interest.  I can show you places I like going in Camden and Muswell Hill and I can show you how green London is!  At weekends I enjoy visiting museums and galleries.  I can share these outings with you.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

We live in a flat on a street of terraced houses.  We are a short walk from Highgate Village, Highgate underground station and Highgate Wood.  In the morning we have breakfast in the kitchen but in the evening we have dinner together in the living room.  There is a garden and space to sit and relax.  The guest room has a double bed and desk, with a window on to a courtyard.  There is a door connecting to the shared bathroom.

Excursions available with this teacher

Family fun activities – Choose from ice-skating, ten-pin bowling or swimming.

Cost: Free

Camden Lock and Regent’ Park – Visit the outdoor and indoor markets before following the canal on foot to Regent’s Park.  Take in the gardens before heading back to Camden.

Cost: Free

Kenwood House – Visit the former stately home and location for the film “Notting Hill”. Walk in the grounds and stop for a pot of tea.

Cost: Free

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – Take a walk up the steel sculpture – Arcelormittal – and slide down! Walk in the footsteps of Olympians and visit Westfield shopping centre.

Cost: £12

Day trip to Brighton beach – Visit the old town ( north Laine) the pier and Rottingdean.

Cost: Return train fare