Mel S


Mel S

Hello! We are a young and lively family living in North-West Surrey. Our home is ideally situated between tourist attractions such as, Hampton Court Palace and Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We enjoy being outdoors, taking walks along the river, picking strawberries in the Summer. Including English, I fluently speak 4 other languages and, therefore, find it very easy to relate to and communicate ideas with other language learners. My specialism is exam preparation and I have helped many students prepare for their IELTS exam in order to obtain a place at their University of choice.


No smoking Children at home No pets at home Private bathroom available Teacher pick-up from airport Wifi available at home
No smoking Children at home No pets at home Private bathroom Teacher transfer WiFi available

Location information

Location: Walton on Thames, Surrey | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 40 minutes; London Heathrow Airport (LHR) 25 minutes

Nominated transfer location(s): London Gatwick Airport (LGW); London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

Nearest railway station: Walton-on-Thames

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Academic information

I became a CELTA teacher in February 2015, however, I have been teaching English as a Foreign Language since 2009. My first teaching post was in Medellin, Colombia and I have since taught both private and group lessons to young adults here in the U.K. I also have taught exam preparation courses.

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Family information

I am in my late 20’s and I live at home with my husband Michael who is in his mid 30’s. He is a Science teacher in a nearby secondary school and has a PhD in immunology. He loves athletics, and was a semi-professional sprinter he also enjoys listening to music and (unfortunately) he is a supporter of Arsenal Football Club… We have two daughters (2012 and 2014), they both enjoy gymnastics, playing football, role-playing and puzzles. We have one son (2016) who enjoys building blocks anything with flashing lights. I enjoy cooking cuisine from all over the world and would be enjoy attempting to cook a traditional dish from the student’s home country/ childhood etc. I also enjoy attending aerobics classes and if a student would like to participate or attend a class of their own they would be more than welcome to.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

We have a comfortable, spacious, welcoming home that is just a few minutes walk away from the local town centre where you will find a shopping mall, cinema, cafés, restaurants and much more!It’s a 2 bedroom maisonette situated in the centre of Walton-on-Thames. The bedrooms and shared bathroom are upstairs and the living/diner and kitchen are downstairs. The nearest supermarket is a minute’s walk from the flat with cafés, bars and restaurants also within close reach.

About the local area

My town is in the suburbs of London. Our house is located in the town centre and shopping malls etc. are only a 2 minutes walk away. We have a leisure centre with a swimming pool, rock-climbing wall, gym, and work-out classes, farms, markets, restaurants and cinemas all within a 2 mile radius from our home. There are also parks with tennis and basketball courts nearby.

Excursions you can take with your teacher

Hampton Court Palace Visit – Historical Landmark with many things to see and do, tour Henry VIII’s home! (Excursion + Meal)

Cost: Free

Thorpe Park – Experience the world famous theme park and its rides, there is something for everyone! (Excursion + Meal)

Cost: Entry fee

London Bus Museum – A chance to see the unique engineering heritage of London’s busses in context and buy iconic memorabilia!

Cost: Free

Surrey Hills and Afternoon Tea/Picnic – Drive to Newlands Corner and picnic admiring the views or walk (around 0.5-1 mile) around the local village with picnic or afternoon tea.

Cost: Free

New Victoria Theatre – Student’s choice from the latest listings at the New Victoria Theatre.

Cost: Free