Antonia, London, England

Antonia is a qualified British school teacher, as well as holding the highly recognised Cambridge language qualification and TefL language teaching qualifications plus a French diploma and BA (Hons) degree in European Business studies and CIM in Marketing. She worked in business before becoming a teacher and has been teaching English as a foreign language for 5 years and specialises in pronunciation. Antonia and her husband Andrew live in a 4 bedroom semi- detached house with their daughters Anya and Alexis ages 16 and 15.

Your teacher

I have 15 years of experience working with children aged from 3 to 16 years. For two of these years I worked with young children who had speech and language difficulties. I have a qualification in Play Therapy and a certificate in person-centred counselling. I also have the Advanced TEFL certificate. My teaching practice is a combination of bookwork, audio-visual aids, games and situation based learning. English courses will be individually tailored to age, aptitude and ability.

Your hosts

Antonia & Andrew
My name is Antonia, I have been helping students to improve their English for over five years and I am an experienced teacher. I absolutely love my job and meeting and helping people develop their skills and confidence. I utilise my own experience of having lived and studied abroad and learning a foreign language to help my students. I aim to put students at ease and all my lessons have a mix of speaking, listening, writing and reading and always fun.

I also believe in creativity and doing things in order to learn – so afternoon activities and sightseeing and meeting people are a must. I am consultative in approach and aim to build a good understanding with my students, so that they feel relaxed and then able to progress quickly and effectively. I have a European business degree and French diplome and CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing) Diploma. In my first career, I worked in Marketing and then in project management and I managed teams so have management experience. We are a very busy, modern, fun and sociable family that do things together and love music, cinema and playing computer games. I personally love nature and outdoor pursuits and lead several nature groups and organise community events, which I involve all my students with. We love socialising with family and friends and invite our students to come and join us in our activities and to meet up with extended family and friends. Andrew is a Data and Analytics Architect for the UK’s largest online fashion company based in Camden, London. He loves IT, music, cinema and films and gaming.

Anya & Alexis
Anya is 16 and studying 4 subjects to A level at school – photography, graphic art, business studies and geography. She is a keen graphic artist and photographer. She loves music and computer games when she has some free time. Alexis is 15 and studying for GCES at school. She loves music, singing and playing computer games when she has some free time.

The home

4 bedroom semi-detached house in a lovely area with a large park at the end of the street. Wifi throughout and very modern inside and a medium sized nature garden. The student accommodation is on the third floor in a large, spacious loft room with a private ensuite bathroom and two twin beds, plus Tv with Netflix.


Pinner is a pretty and historic small town in NW London in zone 5 of the London Underground train system. Central London can be reached in 25 mins by fast, modern, air conditioned Metropolitan line underground train system. The nearest airport is Heathrow ( 40 mins by car) and direct line by underground to St Pancras/Eurostar – 50 mins.

Local amenities

Golf, Tennis, Swimming, Horse Riding, Water Sports, Sports Centre

Things to do

Pinner is a lovely, small town, with a village feel and community spirit. It has many small boutique style shops, cafes and restaurants and 2 large parks. Lots of events throughout the year and a safe and friendly atmosphere. The nearest large town is 2 stops by underground train and has 2 shopping centres and cinema complex and a famous boys school where Winston Churchill was a pupil – Harrow on the Hill. In this area ancient woods and lakes are reachable in minutes and all outdoor activities including sailing and horse riding, golf and even skateboarding are available. Nearest airport is Heathrow (40 minutes) and Luton (70 minutes), and a direct line by underground train to central London and St Pancras and the Eurostar.

London is accessible by fast, modern underground train direct to Baker Street, where Sherlock Holmes lived and the museum is situated. In London, there are endless things to do and places to see. Museums are free and there is much to see on foot. You can visit the London Eye, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Madame Tussauds, world famous galleries, see west end musicals and plays, try out many restaurants and unending shops including Harrods and Selfridges. London is truly one of the best cities in the world and has many things for everyone!

Other details

Wifi throughout, smokers not accepted, garden

Other languages spoken


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