In addition to being really well qualified and very experienced, our tutors can inform and advise students about our culture and life in the United Kingdom.
If you choose to travel to outside of the UK, then you will find out about another country and its traditions. Many of our Tutors have experienced life “ at the sharp end” and are usually well travelled; well educated and have had careers in Management; Training; or other top level employment. When you stay with our Tutors you can be sure of a real cultural immersion!
Our Aviation Tutors are a great bunch. Gritty and determined they will see you through the dark days of “correct” Aviation English.
Our Tutors are all native English speakers and have a long history around Aviation. Some of them have been Commercial Pilots or senior ATC Controllers. One has run an Airport and another, an Airline. Two have come from a professional background who took additional exams to prepare students for both professional and Aviation English, including preparing you for the difficult ICAO Level 4 ( and beyond) Examinations
So turn up. Be smart and look straight!
John – South Africa
John, born in London, emigrated to S.A. in 1971 and is a mature, semi-retired Financial Director/Dep. M.D./Businessman with MBA, and FCMA degrees and a TESOL teaching certificate who took up teaching English as a second language 4 years ago. He then spent 2.5 years teaching in Moscow and currently teaches via Skype and also hosts.
I am a CELTA qualified teacher with experience in teaching general English to both children and adults from all over the World in both open and closed groups. My business career and MBA training have given me key insights to support teaching business English. I am culturally sensitive, with skills in team building and motivation. I am very interested in working with people from other countries and cultures – learning from them and sharing ideas, including my love of the English language and culture.
I live in Faversham, Kent, with my husband Steve. I have two children: Harriet, who is 25 and lives in Canterbury; and Jonathan, who is 23 and at university in Liverpool. Both my husband and I have current DBS clearance. My interests are garden design; walking (walking the South West Coast Path among other long-distance trails); running; literature; theatre; opera. I am a good cook and love entertaining.
Marike lives with her husband and daughter in a beautiful area of South Africa – Stellenbosch. Their home overlooks endless fields of corn and each evening you can watch the sun going down from their terrace.
Marike has a B.A. degree in English Literature, French and Classical Culture and consulted in human resources, training and coaching, while Immo ( her husband) is a qualified Hydrogeologist and Business man. Marike prefers to teach students at the beginner and intermediary level and she has endless patience. If a student finds it hard to understand something, she uses lots of visual aids.
They like music, cooking, reading, travelling and hiking. Emma, her daughter, enjoys playing water polo, hockey and surfing, and attends an English school close-by. Immo and Marike also speak German, Afrikaans, Dutch and some Portuguese.
Suzanne – Malta
Suzanne lives with her husband and three older children in a beautiful area of Malta, close to the Beach. Their house is in a quiet residential area but still close to all amenities and walking distance to the Town.
Suzanne is a very experienced Tutor and specialises in one to one English for new learners and also those working for First Certificates and University entrance exams. Her two older children are at University and her third child is at High School.
Her husband is a Science Teacher at the local High School, so all of the family are very academic and really enjoy discussing “ life topics” with their student Guests.
After a lengthy career in the Airline Industry, notably within Flight Operations and CRM (Crew Resource Management) Training, Sharon is now a qualified Aviation English Teacher and ICAO Language Proficiency Rater, widely recognised as an accomplished Aviation ‘Subject Matter Expert’ with specialist English Language Teaching qualifications and expertise. She has a keen interest in helping aviation professionals improve their communication skills and prepare for their ICAO English Language assessment.
Helen S – Brighton area
Helen is an experienced Tutor especially for Young Learners. She has been teaching for many years and enjoys the satisfaction of seeing younger students gain confidence and improve their English. She has a young family ( a boy and a girl) and they also enjoy welcoming young students to their home. Helen has a great amount of patience for any timid and unsure Learner. Progress is guaranteed to be made with her.
Helen lives with her husband and two children and a very friendly dog.
Chris A – Brighton
Chris has a BA (Hons) in Politics and Government, a TEFL and UK/LCCI Business English Certificate. He has extensive General English experience, teaching school and university students as well as hosting students in his own home. Any serious or advanced student would be well served coming to spend time with Chris. He is happy teaching Politics within the English lessons, or any Business Courses you wish for. He is also able to offer pre Exam Course English
Chris is a warm and friendly person, and is happy to adapt courses to suit individual needs. He has a variety of interests, including travel, languages, good food and wine and learning about different cultures. Living close to Brighton and to the beach, Chris can offer a great Homestay!
Denise B – Cape Town South Africa
Denise lives on the coast, 30 minutes drive from Cape Town. It’s a small Town with a surfing beach and some great walks along the Beach or down to the Harbour to watch the fishing boats come in. . Here is what she says…..
I am a relaxed, mature single woman, who for the past 14 years has successfully guided more than 100 students through the Cambridge Education System through my facilitation centre. I believe in firm boundaries within a loving, nurturing environment, which has helped my students excel and prepare for the next phase in their education.
My home is large and perfect for creating a family environment for overseas guests. We are situated a short walk from the shops, library and the beach front – you can hear the sea at high tide and wake up to the smell of ocean spray. The famous “penguin beach”, Boulders, is only a short drive away, and
we are close to a number of nature reserves and hiking trails.
Our home here is shared with two Mainecoon cats. They are a large, docile breed, who spend most of their day in the enclosed courtyard, or sleeping on my bed. We have a very large garden in the front of the house, perfect for outdoor games, or enjoying lunch or dinner on a picnic blanket. I have two large rooms available, with wi-fi and all the comforts you need to feel right at home.
My name is Jane . My family and I have been involved in homestay with tuition for around 15 years . I am CELTA trained.
We moved as a whole family over to Corfu, Greece around 9 years ago and have been receiving student guests, every summer. Our move here was prompted by the desire to be able to spend more time together as a family, and for a slower pace of life. All of our 5 children eventually relocated here with us, but this last year has seen 3 of them move away from the island. My son, Franklin was especially accommodating when it came to entertaining and socialising with our guests, but since he left Corfu, one of my lovely local Greek students has cheerfully taken on the role, as he loves to practise his English skills.
We are based in the north of the island, some 45/50 minutes drive away from the International airport in Corfu Town. Corfu is a very popular tourist destination for all nationalities, especially the British and we are part of a quite sizeable ‘ex-pat’ community. Home is a large villa that accommodated all 7 family members easily. I have two, twin bedded rooms and a double room to offer, and all are en-suite. We have a pool and table tennis for entertainment and the beach is 10 minutes walk. The sea is clean and the beach sandy. We do have family pets: cats, dogs and goats.
Rod M – lives in South London
Rod and Merle lives in a pleasant home in Beckenham, which is a town in the London borough of Bromley – just over 8 miles south of Charing Cross, and with great rail links into London. Rod has a CELTA qualification, a BA in Linguistics and French, and an MA in Applied Linguistics. He specialises in Business English, and has over 6 years’ experience in One 2 One and Two 2 One Homestays for students over 18. His interests include travel, reading and music, as well as cooking and he has an extensive knowledge of beers and wines!
Rod’s students have their own large single room overlooking a delightful garden, which is also a tranquil place to take some lessons on a sunny day. Meals are often eaten in the garden at night when its warm enough.
Rod’s specialities lie in helping adult students improve their English for Business purposes as well as studying for Higher Exams.
Rosemary J – Eastbourne
Rosemary is one of our long standing teachers. She has a great deal of experience and students often ask to go back to her time and again.
Her qualifications are extremely good – she is a Doctor of Philosophy, and has held a Level 4 CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) since 2003. Rosemary is passionate about English Literature, especially Shakespeare and Virginia Woolf. Any student with an interest in either of these subjects should book a stay with her.
Rosemary is happy and confident teaching students from elementary to advanced level and will happily discuss any subject in her lessons. You can inform her of any ideas or subjects you will wish to pursue when here and her lessons will be based on your suggestions.
Rosemary lives in a semi-rural small village, about five miles from the seaside town of Eastbourne. There is a railway line at Pevensey within walking distance. The views from her home overlook the rolling Sussex countryside.
Tyrone P – Brighton
Tyrone holds a TEFL qualification as well as a CELTA and has gained an MA in Linguistics. He has a Pilot’s license and Flight Radio Telephony License, as well as further qualifications in Engineering. He is one of our Specialised Aviation Trainers based at our Training Centre on Shoreham Airport.
He lives in a spacious and comfortable home just outside Brighton’s city centre, with his wife Cheryl-Anne who is also a TEFL tutor, and their allergy friendly dog! Tyrone has a degree in Jazz and has played the double bass in London’s West End. Students of all ages will receive a warm welcome but he does specialise in advanced English students especially those with an interest in either Music or Aviation.
Vivien is a very experienced CELTA qualified EFL teacher. She has taught across a wide range of age groups and levels of proficiency, from Young Learners to senior Business Professionals and operational level Air Traffic Controllers. Having worked for 15 years as a senior Software Engineer for a large UK bank, and for 10 years in an Aviation Training environment, Vivien is well placed to offer Business English and Aviation English in addition to General English and English for the IELTS, FCE and CAE examinations.
Vivien is one of our Aviation trainers who will prepare you for your ICAO Level 4 or as an Ab Initio course for all ATC and Airline personnel.
Eunice – Suffolk
Eunice is an experienced and well qualified EFL Tutor who lives in a traditional English village, close to Ipswich on the east coast of England. She enjoys interacting with others and getting to know people as well as reading and all forms of language expression. Her aim is to give the student some structure to use new vocabulary and grammar with confidence.
Her husband, Geoff, has studied at both Oxford and Cambridge universities, and also enjoys interacting with the students, and learning about their culture. They both play tennis, and have many friends in and around Hadleigh, whom we will gladly share with our guests.
They live in a small, medieval market town, within two minutes’ walk of shops, library, post office, pharmacies, health centre, swimming pool, gym and banks. Thier house is Grade II* listed: partly medieval, partly early Georgian, with a large, walled garden. They have been renovating it since 2009. Their guest accommodation is comfortable, spacious, and private, with dressing room, en-suite, WiFi, and TV.
They can offer a real taste of English life in this area, with its abundance of picturesque villages and towns where ‘old England’ can still be found; stately homes, and all kinds of country pursuits.
Deborah lives near Worthing town centre. She has a nice modern house and has taught English as a Homestay Tutor for 17 years. She holds a TESOL Certificate, and a BA (Hons) in Latin American Studies. She also has qualifications in Child Psychology and in Sociology.
Her family is very welcoming and relaxing and she teaches at all levels but especially young learners or those with limited English. Deborah is very patient and is happy to adapt the courses to the students individual needs. She enjoys using Project Work and taking the students out during lessons to ensure they are always fun and enjoyable. She realises that visual tools are a good way to help people learn with limited English.
Deborah has 2 children who are both at University.
Maria M – France
Maria is a 65 year old retired dancer, living in South West France. Her working life began as a Civil Servant, working for H. M. Land Registry but, having already studied all styles of dance, she decided to leave her job and follow a lifelong dream of dancing. Her varied career took her to Theatres, Clubs, Television, Film work, a two year tour of Japan and several years on board Cruise Liners, which involved dancing, singing, acting and appearing as part of an Illusion Act, being levitated, sawn in half and many other fascinating feats of bravery!
Retirement from this led her to joining the cruising industry, taking charge of the Entertainment Department on board Cruise Liners for thirteen more years, before retiring altogether from entertainment and studying to teach English and French to either children or adults. She immersed herself in this newfound career whilst still living in her English county of birth, Devon.
She then moved to Spain, where she spent several happy years, before moving to France, where she has taught for the past five years. Maria’s interests include music, dance (she particularly enjoys Zumba), cooking and gardening. She also helps to raise money for several charities which are close to her heart. She shares her home with her cat but loves all creatures great and small!
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