Steve P

Steve P

Steve P

Teacher introduction

Steve, A qualified teacher, aged 44 will be your tutor and support you with gaining confidence in your language.
Steve is originally from Yorkshire and has lived in Hastings on the south coast of England for eleven years.
Steve is married to Helen and they have a daughter aged 16 and a small dog Coco, aged 8.Hastings is a small seaside town within easy travelling distance of London, Brighton and the ports and airports.
we are a short walk from the beach and the park.
Hastings is the sunniest town in the UK with over 2000 hours of sunshine per
year, so most days we will walk the dog on the beach or perhaps take some
lessons in the park and enjoy the fresh air and the language opportunities being
outside presents.

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

Location information

Location: East Sussex

Nominated airport(s) for transfers: Gatwick (LGW) £110 each way


Academic information

Steve taught English as a foreign language in the Mid 90’s before spending 10 years in industry after his first degree. In 2008 Steve studied teaching and qualified as a Maths teacher and is currently studying for a Masters in Education. Steve now trains other teachers in effective methods for learning ensuring lessons are effective and enjoyable.

Courses taught

Family information

Steve, Helen and their daughter (2003) live at home with Coco the dog. Living by the sea we spend a lot of time at the beach or around the local area.
Helen works from home so will often be in her office in the house during lessons and will always join us for dinner in the evenings.
Our daughter (2003) is not always at home as she attends boarding school, but during the school holidays she will join us for excursions and trips out. She enjoys sports, music and drama. She is used to international students at her school and is often asked to help new students when they first arrive.

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Teacher’s hobbies and interests

Coco has regular walks, which thanks to the sunshine in Hastings are always enjoyable. We also have bikes and can easily get to nearby towns on coastal paths.
In the evenings we sometimes play board games which can be a good way to practice English without the pressure of a formal situation.

About the teacher’s accommodation

The house is situated on a cliff top overlooking the Sea. Originally built as a Victorian Hospital in the 19th Century the house has 3 floors and large rooms. Students live on the 2nd floor of the house and have a private bathroom or shared bathroom with another student. The family bedrooms and bathrooms are on the third floor

About the local area

Locally there are 2 indoor swimming pools, the beach, crazy golf, beach arcades, trampolines, museums and art galleries.

Within 45 minutes we can get to the city of Brighton for even better shopping, there are also a number of historic castles and houses that provide some interesting stories of the history of England.

We are also just 90 minutes by train from Central London with all it has to offer.

Excursions available with this teacher

1 – London

Visit to London to see the main sites, palaces and shopping on Oxford Street, an optional theatre visit can also be booked in advance (prices vary)

Cost: Free to visit and see the main site, several museums and National Galleries, additional optional costs for Theatre tickets or entry to the Tower of London

2 – Brighton

A visit to a traditional British seaside including a visit to the Brighton Pier, a walk along the promenade and a picnic on the beach. After lunch, we will go on a walking tour of Brighton passing by the famous Brighton Pavilion and the picturesque North.

Free to Visit, additional costs for rides on the pier (£5 each) or the I360 observation tower (£15)

3– Hastings

A Visit to the old town and fishing harbour of this seaside resort, with an opportunity to shop and soak up the atmosphere. At certain times of year there are festivals with music or dancers which we will watch.

Cost: Free

4 – Beachy Head and Birling Gap

A Visit to the Seven Sisters National Park, allows us to enjoy a coastal cliff walk with amazing views along the coast and out towards France.

Cost: Free

5 – Battle

This historic town is the site of the Battle of Hastings and our visit would include a visit to the battle fields museum and to understand more of the Norman invasion in 1066. There are also some nice shops and tea rooms to visit.

Cost: Free