International students and visitors who come to Los Angeles for a short period of time (1 to 12 months) will be pleased with our friendly and outstanding personal service.
Welcome To Our Home In Sunny Los Angeles, California
Whether you are a student looking for an inexpensive spare room within a family environment or a visitor seeking an affordable bed and breakfast, we hope that you will enjoy what we have to offer. Rest assured, we want you to know that as a family we have been hosting students from all over the world for more than two years. Please note: We ONLY host female students. If your goal is to learn English we now have many schools in our area that offer ESL CLASSES FOR ALL LEVELS. We now have ESL and Room Packages that we can now offer students who wish to learn English and stay with us. Students can take classes in Beverly Hills or you may take them walking distance from our home. ALL OF THESE Schools offer classes that focus on English: reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Lawson's Homestay also offers as part of this package online interactive tutoring. Our interactive tutoring sessions help students with reading, spelling, grammar and writing.
For MALE International Students/Visitors we charge a fee of $50-$100 to find accommodations in other homes during your stay here in Los Angeles. If you need immediate housing we charge $100. If you need housing in a month or so we charge $50. If you need housing within two weeks we charge $75. All payments for these services are handled via PAY PAL.
We are located near Beverly Hills, Culver City, West Los Angeles, Westwood, and Downtown Los Angeles. We provide an affordable alternative to costly hotels and motels that can run any where from $85 a night up to $400 a night depending on location and specific accommodations. Keep in mind those prices do not cover breakfast or dinner. We understand that visiting Los Angeles, and living in Los Angeles can be very costly and challenging. That is why we are here to help you with getting around in this big city as well as provide you with a SAFE, CLEAN, Family oriented atmosphere.
We are Derek and Anura Lawson. We live in Los Angeles, California with our three children ages 0 to 14 years of age. My husband is an actor /model and I am a teacher with the Los Angeles Unified School District. I am an English teacher and English Tutor. Our daughter Aminah is in 10th grade. Our son Ahmad is in 6th grade. Our daughter Ava is our newest addition and she gets older with each new day.
We enjoy having students from other countries come and stay with us. We feel that the knowledge and interactions that we have with these students make us better human beings. We hope that we will have a chance to continue this multicultural exchange.
We are located near several colleges. We are located near Santa Monica Colllege. For students who wish to go to this school, students can ride the SMC Big Blue Bus which picks students up free of charge , this bus is walking distance from our home. The Santa Monica Big Blue Bus Number 6 picks up ONLY SMC students. This bus picks students up every 30 mins in the morning and every 30 mins in the afternoon. We are also locted near UCLA. For students who wish to go to this school, students can ride the Santa Monica Big Blue Bus Number 12 with a pick up at Robertson and Beverlywood. This bus cost 50 cents and it will take you all the way to the campus. This bus runs all day with pick ups every 10-15 mins. We are located near West Los Angelels College. For students who wish to go to this school, students can ride the Metro to get to this school.
Please do not hesitate to write, or call . All inquiries will be answered immediately.
We hope that we can provide you with a temporary home away from home!