Shamima, London, England

Shamima has been working with Home language International since 2002. She is highly experienced teacher, holding a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Westminster. Shamima also teaches Maths and verbal and non-verbal reasoning. She lives in a 4 bedroom semi- detached house with daughter Zara and son Zaim.

Your host


I am an experienced teacher and have been helping students to improve their English since 2002. I absolutely love my job, meeting and helping people develop their skills and confidence . I aim to put students at ease and all my lessons have a mix of speaking, listening, writing, reading and are always fun. I also believe in creativity and doing things in order to learn – so afternoon activities, 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 are then able to progress quickly and effectively.

Zara & Zaim

Zara was born in 1992 and works in the city as a Web developer. She is a keen graphic artist, photographer, loves music and computer games when she has some free time. Zaim was born in 1995 and works as a Finance Analyst in the city. He loves swimming, jogging , games and music.

The home

We live in a 4 bedroom semi-detached house in a lovely area with parks close by. Our home has Wi fi throughout and is very modern inside with a medium sized nature garden. The student accommodation is on the same floor  and has a Tv with Netflix.


Pinner is a pretty and historic small town in NW London zone 5. 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), Luton (70 mins), there is a direct line by underground to Central London, St Pancras (50 mins).

Things to do

Pinner is a lovely, small town, with a village feel and community spirit. It has many small boutique style shops , cafes, 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, has 2 shopping centres, a 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. London is accessible by fast , modern underground train direct to Baker Street, where Sherlock Holmes lived, 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 shops including Harrods and Selfridges. London is truly one of the best cities in the world and has many things for everyone!

Local Amenities

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

Other details

Smokers NOT Accepted

Other languages spoken

Bengali, Hindi

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