Melanie R

South England

Melanie R

Hello, I’m Melanie, an English teacher, I first started teaching in 1998 to young learners. I have since travelled the world extensively, learnt a second language (Spanish) and most recently worked at Sussex Downs College preparing students for their exams. I have a warm and energetic character with a young family that enjoy being active. My passion is teaching in creative ways and returning the hospitality that other families showed me when I was a student.


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: Battle, East Sussex | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): London Gatwick (LGW) 75 minutes

Nominated transfer location(s): Gatwick (LGW), Ashford Eurostar

Heathrow airport supplement: +£80 one-way

Nearest railway station: Battle

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Academic information

I’m a CELTA teacher and have BA hons Business Administration degree studied at Staffordshire University along with a range of training certificates. I speak Spainsh, hold a powerboat license & W4a windsurf instructors certificate.

Courses taught

Family information

We have a large family who love animals and the outdoor life. My husband Justin (35) is from Ireland who works in the automotive trade and we have 2 young boys Joshua (2014) & Oscar (2016). Joshua goes to nursery school full-time and my husband looks after Oscar during lesson time. Both boys are very playful, sleep and eat well and love swimming. We enjoy visiting farms and adventure parks and spend a lot of days on the beach during the summer.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

We live in a lovely 4 bedroom detached house with beautiful countryside views over the valley. Our neighbourhood is very friendly and welcoming; our home is bright and airy with a front and back garden, garage and plenty of private parking. A twin or double  bedroom is available on the ground floor with a shared or private bathroom right opposite.

About the local area

We live in the famous historical town of Battle (15mins from the seaside), internationally known as 1066 Country. The beautiful town is well connected and built around the abbey and interesting places to visit such as the Bodiam Castle, Observatory Science Centre, Blue Reef Aquarium. We have a sports centre, tennis courts and football pitches 5 mins walk away, the beach is less than 15 mins drive away, the high street is within close walking distance (5 mins) to all the shops, cafes and various restaurants.

Excursions you can take with your teacher

Ashburnham Tour of the Lakes – Ashburnham is set across 220 acres of stunning grounds and gardens with three lakes, cafe and an abundance of nature. The views are truly breathtaking with oak trees over 200 years old.

Cost: Free

Beachtastic – A visit to the beach, including a walk along the sussex coasts, discover the spot where a real dinosaurs’s footprint was found. Swimming, ice-cream and sandcastle competitions.

Cost: Free

Bodiam Castle – Visit to Bodiam castle often portrayed as ‘the perfect English castle’ – a jostling crowd of tall, grey stone towers protected by square battlements, secured with a round drum tower at each corner, and wrapped in a reflective moat.

Cost: Free

Eastbourne minature steam railway & picnic – Family-run adventure park with a miniature railway, wildlife-rich lake area, a playground and café.

Cost: £20

Drusillas Park – Drusillas is a zoo with a great range of exotic animals and an emphasis on education. There are so many things to do and learn, all designed to bring learning to life. Plus swimming, adventure park, mini railway and water games.

Cost: £25