Wah-Yin R


Wah-Yin R

My name is Wah-Yin Rixon. I am British Chinese and a native English speaker. I taught English for 12 years to children, teenagers and adults in the UK and abroad, including General English, English for Examination (IELTS), Business English and Academic English. I like books, film, music, art galleries, museums, dance, conversation, cooking and anything new. My aim is to help you find your own treasure chest of English. You will have fun exploring British culture while learning English.

Your room is in a cosy house in north London which I share with my tenant (who is 33, female and a graphic designer). From here, it takes 5 to 10 minutes to walk to shops and places for film, exercise and food, as well as to the tube (underground train) and bus stations to get to central London (20 mins) or the airport (75 mins).

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

Location information

Location: Turnpike Lane, London | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): London Heathrow (LHR) 70 minutes

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

Nearest railway station: Hornsey or Turnpike Lane

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Academic information

BA (Hons) Law & Politics degree + CELTA certificate. I taught ESL for 12 years to children, teenagers and adults in schools, universities, summer camps and private tutorials, including 1 year in Taiwan and 4 years in Saudi Arabia. I teach English for general use, IELTS, business, law and medicine.

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 Family information

I have two adult children who live elsewhere in London. They are in their 30s. I share my home with a female tenant who is a graphic designer. Friends and family may join us on outings, if students would like that.

I enjoy all the arts – art galleries, museums, concerts, books, film, poetry, photography, plays, dance, opera, etc. I am a member of BAFTA (British Academy of Film & Television Arts) so a student could accompany me to free film screenings (with parents’ permission if under 18). I also enjoy walking, cooking, eating, conversation and anything new and interesting. If students wish to explore something they are curious about, I am happy to help in any way I can.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

Our cosy home is on quiet residential street which is well-lit at night.
The student’s accommodation is a spacious ground floor room with double bed, wardrobe, shelves, desk and chair. You will share the bathroom / toilet (with bath tub + shower), a well-equipped kitchen, dining room, living room with TV, DVD player, piano & books, and a pretty garden.
There is excellent wifi access in the house and garden. The house has central heating, double-glazing, smoke alarms, a carbon monoxide detector and an annual Gas Safety certificate. It is non-smoking.

About the local area

Turnpike Lane (near Wood Green, Hornsey & Crouch End) in Haringey district is in north London. It is a vibrant area. Within a 10-minute walk are 24-hour shops, supermarkets, cafés, restaurants, a small park, large shopping centre, library, gym and two multiplex cinemas.
A short bus ride takes you to some of the best Turkish restaurants in London, another cinema, a climbing centre, swimming pools, a leisure centre, Arsenal football stadium, and Alexandra Palace (which has a skating rink, green spaces on a hill, and a farmers’ market every Sunday).
It takes 5 minutes to walk from the house to all stations – tube, overground train and bus – for a journey to every part of London and beyond.

Excursions you can take with your teacher

Science museum – Explore the universe, see unusual art, have fun in the hands-on galleries, and consider the future, including a space toilet and a pregnant man.

Cost: Free for the museum; a ticket is needed for the IMAX theatre. All of London’s museums & national art galleries are free.

Farmer’s market and picnic – Walk to the farmers’ market at Alexander Palace (30 mins) and buy delicious and home-produced vegetables, sausages, cheese, pies, fruit juice and cakes followed by a picnic on a hill overlooking London.

Cost: Free

River Thames and South Bank – Start at the South Bank (theatres, cinema, concert halls & art galleries) and end up at the Tate Modern, enjoy river views of London as you pass street performers, stalls selling secondhand books, food and crafts, and people out & about.

Cost: Free

Changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace – A colourful event lasting 45 minutes that takes place every day at 11.30 am from April until end of July, and alternate days for the rest of the year. It’s very popular so you have to be there early to find a good spot from which to see it all.

Cost: Free

Parkrun to run for fun – Meet local people on a Saturday morning to run 5km in an area of open space.

Cost: Free