Alan R

LONDON

homestay teacher

About Alan

I am CELTA qualified and have been hosting students at home for eight years. I teach General English, English for Business, as well as exam preparation including IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC and Cambridge. Before teaching I was a journalist for 25 years. All levels of English are catered for, from beginner to advanced, with one-to-one lessons designed to be formal but fun, tailored to individual needs and learning styles. Lessons are intensive but informal in format, as I betieve a relaxed approach in a comfortable environment encourages greater learning. The learning process continues throughout the day, with opportunities to practise in a real-life setting, for example during an excursion and at family meal times. We live in a spacious, comfortable Victorian family house, with good transport links from Zone 2 to central London and only a few minutes from the lively centre of Crouch End village. We have two rooms available for students, one double and one single. Both are light and airy and have a desk to study at, along with a large cupboard for clothes storage and a chest of drawers. A separate shower room is available for students’ exclusive use. There is wireless internet access throughout the house. You will enjoy a friendly family welcome, good homecooking and be well looked after as you benefit from the cultural experience of being in a London family home.

Location Information

Location: Crouch End, London  | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): London City Airport

Nominated airport(s) for transfers: Gatwick (LGW)

Heathrow airport supplement: Available on Request

Nearest railway station: Crouch Hill

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Any Other Languages?

Basic French

Academic Information

Qualifcation:CELTA, BA

Courses Taught

  • Elementary?
  • Lower/Pre- Intermediate?
  • Intermediate?
  • Upper-Intermediate?
  • Advanced?
  • Business English?
  • Advanced?
  • Cambridge ESOL?
  • Skype Tuition?
  • Aviation English?
  • 17+?
  • Adults?

Family Information

Alan is married to Helen. She is a Careers adviser. They have 2 children.

About the Local Area

Crouch End is one of the most pleasant areas of London. You will find numerous cafes, pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets, including good quality French, Japanese and Indian cuisine – amongst others! An extensive range of shops can also be found, including clothes shops, beauty salons, supermarkets and pharmacies. Local amenities include a park, leisure centre, swimming pool, historic Alexandra Palace, boating lake and ice skating rink. Local transport links are excellent, with the multiple attractions of central London about 30 minutes away. The three international airports of Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted are also acessiible, along with the Eurostar international railway station at St Pancras.

Excursions available with Alan

Example London excursions: Buckingham Palace, Westminster, London Eye, Trafalgar Square, National Gallery, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Soho, Chinatown, Oxford Street, Covent Garden, Kensington, Harrods, British museum, Tate Modern, Camden Market, Notting Hill, St Paul’s Cathedral, South Bank, Shakespeare’s Theatre, Greenwich, Riverboat tour.
Local attractions: Crouch End village, Alexandra Palace, Hampstead Heath, Highgate Village, Karl Marx tomb, indoor/outdoor swimming pool, gym, ice rink, tennis, squash, badminton, local pubs, cafes, restaurants, cinemas, parks.

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