Andrew W



About Andrew

I have over 25 years experience teaching English. Until earlier this year I had been teaching at Waltham Forest College in London, where I had been employed for 20 years. However I decided it was time for a change, for an adventure, so my partner and I sold up and moved to France in June 2018. We now own a large home with dedicated guest accommodation in a lovely French village. It is a pleasure to host guests here, with a lovely garden and a wide range of walks into the countryside. Here live deer, red squirrels and even wild boar in places. We have a range of tried and tested excursions by car to places nearby, including the pretty town of Le Dorat. I love teaching English, and I love hosting visitors. I am also an excellent cook and can provide a wonderful EFL experience in an amazing location. My spouse is also a native English speaker, and we can therefore provide a total immersion in the language. Our accommodation is of an exceptionally high standard, with one ensuite double room and a second double room, with a sole-use bathroom. Meals are taken in our large kitchen. I have a library room where students can relax.

Location Information

Location: Bussière-Poitevine, France  | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): Limoges or Poitiers

Nominated airport(s) for transfers: Limoges or Poitiers

Nearest railway station: Limoges or Poitiers, or Le Dorat

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Academic Information

Qualifcation:I have a Diploma in Tesol, a Masters Degree in Victorian Studies and have QTLS.

Courses Taught

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

Family Information

Andrew is married to Carl. He is Retired.

About the Local Area

Bussiere-Poitevine is a lovely village of about 700 inhabitants. It has a grocery shop, two cafes, and a historic church. A pleasant walk takes us to the Gartempe river and valley, and there are woods and fields all around. There are many English-speakers in the area, but the village retains its French atmosphere. It is a very friendly village.

Excursions available with Andrew

I can offer car-based excursions, with a packed lunch, to several locations. One poignant visit is to the martyred village of Oradour. The village was the location of a massacre in the Second World War and it was left as it was. It is one of the most visited places in this part of France. Within driving distance are the riverside town of Montmorillon, the historical town of Bellac, and of course Le Dorat, with its large medieval church. However my favourite excursion is to simply walk in the countryside nearby, spotting wild animals, and enjoying the scenery and the quiet.

Andrew’s Photos

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