Sarah N

South England

Sarah N

Hi, my name is Sarah and I live in Brighton with my husband, Mark, and our youngest son, 18 year old Matthew.

I have been an English language teacher for over 25 years, both here in England and in Italy where I lived and worked for many years. I have taught English mainly to adults, courses such as General English, Business English or English for Academic Purposes. I love to welcome students into my home and seeing the progress students make during their time here.

No smoking No pets at home Children at home Wifi available at home
No smoking No pets Children at home WiFi available

Location information

Location: Brighton, East Sussex | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): London Gatwick (LGW) 40 minutes

Nominated transfer location(s): Gatwick (LGW)

Heathrow Airport Supplement: +£40 each way

Nearest railway station: Brighton

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Academic information

I have the TESOL Certificate in Teaching English and the Diploma (DELTA) and have taught adults in a variety of courses. My degree is in Italian and German and I also speak some French and Spanish. I have taught English for most of my career in schools and privately and have hosted and taught students at home.

Courses taught

 Family information

There are 3 of us at home. My husband, Mark who is in his 60s and our youngest son, Matthew, 18 years old. Mark is also in the English language field and has his own business.

Matthew is a very keen footballer and is studying at the local football academy. He loves sport in general, playing sport and learning about diet and sport psychology.

We have another son, William, who is in his 20s. He doesn’t live at home but we see him every week as he works full time in a children’s nursery near us. William loves music, drumming and plays with a couple of bands in Brighton.

I have a lot of interests – films, literature, history, visiting museums, sport, walking, gardening and food and cooking. Near where we live there are some fantastic walks – along the beautiful seafront, on the South Downs or locally in the parks. We could also visit our fabulous local museums and lovely tea rooms and shops around the city.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

Our house is a 3 bedroomed terraced house with a garden. We live in a very green and leafy part of Brighton near parks, pubs and small, local shops. Our guest room is quiet, light, airy and spacious and is on the first floor. We have a large shared family bathroom with an extra WC downstairs. There is a bus stop just round the corner and the bus takes you into the centre of town. Our nearest train station (a 12 minute walk) is Preston Park and Brighton Station is a 10 minute car journey.

About the local area

In Brighton there is a huge amount of things to do and visit:
+ the beach and swimming in the lovely refreshing English sea
+ swimming pools, tennis, badminton and squash courts, football and rugby pitches, sailing, windsurfing, fishing, golf
+ walking in the beautiful, green Sussex South Downs or along the coast by the sea
+ museums and art galleries
+ the stunning royal palace, the Royal Pavilion
+ the fun Palace Pier with its bars and funfair rides
+ the seafront with its cafes, pubs, restaurants, clubs and shops

In Brighton there is something for everyone!
Fantastic nightlife, peaceful walks in superb countryside and coast, fun and unusual shops, traditional pubs and historical places.

Excursions you can take with your teacher

Devil’s Dyke: afternoon trip – Walk around the beautiful South Downs National Park and the Devil’s Dyke viewpoint, followed by a drink at the Devil’s Dike pub.

Cost: Free

Visit to Brighton Museum – afternoon trip – A museum of fashion and style, 20th century art and design and fine art.

Cost: Free

The Royal Pavilion – afternoon trip – Visit the spectacular seaside royal palace of the Prince Regent, George IV.

Cost: Small entrance fee

Brighton Seaside – afternoon trip – A walk into the world of the British seaside visiting Brighton Pier and all the beautiful attractions along the seafront.

Cost: Free

Eastbourne – Another example of an English seaside town with attractions such as The Redoubt Fortress, The Towner (Art) Gallery, Eastbourne Pier and its seafront.

Cost: Bus ticket – £6.50 in March 2017