Live in your teacher’s home and learn English, with Lucy Tilney

Your Teacher

Lucy Tilney is a fully qualified teacher of English as a Foreign Language, with the Cambridge CELTA qualification. She also has accreditation from International House, as well as from FutureLearn, ‘Professional Practices for English Language Teaching’.

Over 15 years’ teaching experience

She is a highly experienced and enthusiastic English language tutor, with over 15 years’ teaching experience. She has taught for a range of British Council approved English language schools in the UK and abroad.

Former BBC Television professional

She worked for the BBC Natural History Unit at BBC Television (British Broadcasting Corporation) for 10 years.

The ‘Lucy Experience’ is more more than you expect! I learnt to love phrasal verbs but the most important of all, I learnt to be self-confident and I really improved my English!

Cristina S – Barcelona, Spain

Watch a sample one-to-one English lesson

Her Home

Lucy’s home is in the centre of Bristol, in a colourful and historic area. You can walk to the city centre, the lively area of Clifton Village and the harbour side from her house.

Her house is attractive and warm, and has many paintings, books and tapestries.

The classroom is in the kitchen, which is a modern and sunny room with access to the garden.

There is a small garden and if the weather is good, you may have classes in the garden. During warm summer afternoons or evenings, you may have lunch or dinner outside too.

Lucy is an excellent cook and loves making healthy and delicious food from all over the world. She will offer you dishes from China, Thailand, France, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Türkiye and Lebanon, for example.


Your room is a quiet, cosy, double room with a comfortable sofa bed. There is a desk and chair, a television, a fireplace, a mini-fridge, bookshelf (and books!), lamps and paintings.

The bathroom is shared with only one other member of the household. Broadband wifi is available.