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Homestay teachers in South West

Homestay teachers in South West

My name is Marie Probert and I have been an English language home tutor for almost 20 years. I am now semi retired. I have taught English in schools, at home on a private basis and as voluntary work in the Far East. I am now concentrating on liaising between students and teachers to ensure that they are suitably matched.

Please find below a selection of our homestay teachers in South West.

Selecting the best English homestay tutors

I have a good understanding of what students are looking for, having had experience across many cultures. I have personally interviewed and verified every English language teacher listed on my website. I have visited and inspected all the accommodation offered. All teachers on my site are highly qualified and experienced in one-to-one home tuition and in homestay hosting. To work with Homestay English teaching, all teachers must meet a strict criteria. The same applies for the accommodation.

English tuition homestay teaching methods

Our teaching style is friendly and informal. We aim to provide a relaxed learning environment with complete flexibility in the materials and methods we use, and the way in which we teach. The lessons are both stimulating and imaginative, which will keep you engaged and interested in the learning process. Your learning experience with us,will focus on your individual aims and objectives and your language skills will improve. As well as improving your English skills, our aim is to give you a wonderful experience of British culture,in a family homestay with an English teacher

A unique English Homestay experience

Our aim is to ensure that all students who come through this organisation, get the maximum benefit from their homestay experience on a more, personal level. As we are a relatively small, family run business, we pride ourselves in welcoming each student as an individual,  focussing on their specific requirements.  We are contactable 24/7 at the telephone number on the home page.

homestay teachers in South West

Liz - English Home Tuition in Southbourne

Location : Southbourne
Accommodation : Single x 2 Double x 2
 Private bathroom and en-suite
Family : Husband
Pets: Dog
Interests : Travelling, meeting new people, walking, cycling, swimming, visiting towns and sights, sewing, cooking and cinema.
General English

About me

Homestay teachers in South West

I live in Southbourne with my husband, minutes from the sea and not too far away from the New Forest.  Also within a short distance are the towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch, so we are truly blessed in terms of beautiful scenery and interesting places to visit.  Bournemouth Airport is 10 minutes away and Southampton is approximately 35 minutes away.  There are excellent bus routes and trains close by.  We are 90 minutes from London and Bath and much closer to the historic towns of Winchester and Salisbury.  We live in a very comfortable six bedroomed house in a quiet area and have four rooms available (one with ensuite, one with private bathroom and two sharing their own bathroom).  There is also a private sitting room with desk, TV, playstation and extensive DVD collection.  Wi-fi is also available.  I have a BA Honours degree and I’ve been teaching for 10 years now, but hosting English language students of all ages since I was about 5 years old!   I believe language learning should be fun and very active and I will gear sessions to your interests and needs.  I have a clean and well-behaved dog.  I look forward to working with you to improve your English skills.

homestay teachers in South West

Iwona Clayton - English Home Tuition in Dorset

Location : Poole
Accommodation : Single room x 2
 Private bathroom
Family : Husband son 14 years, daughter 10 years
Pets: Dog
Interests : Walking, sailing, cycling, reading
General English, Exam prep. Business English

About me

Homestay teachers in South West

Hi, my name is Iwona. I live in Poole, Dorset with my husband Martin and two children: Olivia who is 9 and Thomas who is 13. We also have a dog called Poppy.

I have been home teaching for over 15 years and have a lot of experience in teaching various levels of students from beginners to advanced. All my lessons cover the four important skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. I will focus on your needs and help you improve in the time you are staying with us.

We are a very active family; we enjoy long walks on the beach or in the local area. Dorset is full of amazing walks and places to explore.

Our main hobby is sailing, and we spend a lot of time in our local sailing club either sailing, swimming or socialising.

We also love cycling and often go for long cycle rides in the forest. Other interests include reading, listening to music, going to the cinema, playing board games or watching movies.

We live in a comfortable five-bedroom house with a small garden. We have two rooms available. Both rooms are single, however one of them can be changed into a twin. We offer the use of a private bathroom with an electric shower.

Our house is located between Bournemouth and Poole. Bournemouth is a buzzing seaside resort with 7 miles of golden beaches. Poole is a coastal town with a large natural harbour. It is full of history and it is very beautiful.

We are looking forward to welcoming you into our house and helping to improve your language skills.

Pamela Young - English Home Tuition in Somerset

Location : Shepton Mallet
Accommodation : Single room / Double room
 Private bathroom
Family : Lives alone
Pets: No
Interests : Reading, travel, theatre, classical music, hiking, swimming and cooking
General English, Exam prep. Business English

About me

“I  have worked overseas most of my life and have been teaching English and French in Europe , Asia , Central America and Africa  for 30 years .I have welcomed overseas guests and students into my home many times and look forward to welcoming you here .

I enjoy cooking very much , swimming , reading and classical music and opera . I hope you can teach me some of the recipes from your country and we can cook and bake together .

 I live near Glastonbury – the home of the famous music festival , Bath , one of the most beautiful Georgian cities in England and famous  because Jane Austen lived in Bath  and wrote many of her novels there , Wells – the smallest cathedral city in England , Bristol – one of the main ports of England in the past and one of the centres of the Slave trade to America . Many beautiful stately homes are nearby , Longleat and Stourhead , to name just two. 

There are many fascinating and interesting places in this area. I look forward to welcoming you . “

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Astrid Domingo Molyneux - English Home Tuition in Bristol

Location : Bristol – Town
Accommodation : Single room / Double room
 Shared bathroom
Family : Lives alone
Pets: None
Interests : Lay minister in my local church,play sax ,cycle touring,volunteering, walking, gardening,British Sign Language,puzzle page in the newspaper
General English

About me

Homestay teachers in South West

Since obtaining my TEFL certificate, I have had a couple of students on an individual face-to-face basis; tailoring sessions to their particular needs and requirements, either twice-weekly or once-weekly, during 18 months and 6 months respectively.

I live alone, my 2 grown-up children having left home a few years ago (but only after I had first left home to go on a 2-year cycle ride round the world). Unsurprisingly, then, I list cycling and travel amongst my interests and hobbies; and I host touring cyclists through a website (warmshowers.org). I am also actively involved in my local church (particularly as a lay minister and playing sax in the worship group); am a volunteer worker in our village shop; and enjoy gardening, walking, reading, making jams and damson gin.

I live in a village to the north of Bristol, near to motorways and train stations. The nearest airport is Bristol – about 20 miles (40 minutes by car) away. 

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Mary Vasquez - English Home Tuition in Devon

Location : Teingmouth – Seaside town
Accommodation : Double room / Twin
Private bathroom
Family : Lives alone
Pets: None
Interests : Walking including nordic, live concerts, theatre, travelling, gardening and eating out.
General English, Aviation English, Business English

About me

Mary has been teaching English and welcoming international students into her home for 19 years. She enjoys socialising and introducing her students to the cultural delights of Devon and the British way of life. Activities that you can do with Mary include visiting the theatre, live concerts, walking, sightseeing in the local area, golf and visiting the beautiful gardens and houses that Devon and Cornwall have to offer.

Mary can help you learn more about how the English really speak, including idiomatic and colloquial language. She has a wide variety of course-books for different levels and can work with you to identify your areas of linguistic difficulties and create a teaching programme that will help you both develop your speaking skills and increase your linguistic confidence.


Mary lives in a wonderful home which is located on a hillside with fantastic views over the popular tourist town of Teignmouth in South Devon. As a guest of Mary, you will enjoy a private airy student bedroom on the ground floor. Her home has beautifully manicured gardens and there are beautiful views from most of the outside areas including the amazing view of the river from the balcony where you can eat breakfast on a sunny day.

There is a possibility of having the use of a private bathroom (but this may incur an extra cost)

Teignmouth is a town situated on the bank of the estuary of the River Teign about 14 miles south of Exeter. In 1690, it was the last place in England to be invaded by a foreign power. The town grew from a fishing port to a fashionable resort in Georgian times and today the town remains a popular seaside holiday location. It is an ideal area for walking as Teignmouth is on the South West Coast Path. In March, the Classical Music Festival and the Poetry Festival host events, recitals and workshops around the town.

The Folk Festival in June, is one of the top festivals in the UK . This is a three day event where the atmosphere of the town is electric and lively.

During the summer, there are carnivals and regattas in Teignmouth and the neighbouring town of Shaldon.

The beaches are wonderful and the town beach is a long expanse of sand with a pier, arcades and a promenade. Local watersports are very popular and there are lots of opportunities to try kayaking, paddle-boarding as well as swimming.


Ann Ringrose- English Home Tuition in Devon

Location : Galmpton – village
Accommodation : Three bedrooms
Private bathroom
Family at home: Lives alone
Pets: None
Interests : Theatre,Cinema,Music,Ballroom/Latin Dancing,National Trust,Gardening,Swimming,Cooking
General English, Exam preparation

About me

I live in a small village which is just 5 minutes’ drive from the sea and surrounded by beautiful countryside.  My house is at the top of the village and the road is very peaceful; there is an outdoor terrace and a large garden with views out to Dartmouth. I live alone, apart from visits from my three children, who are completing their studies at universities in the UK and abroad.  I have been teaching English for the past six years, as an ESOL teacher, for students for whom English is a second language and as a lecturer, for adults who wish to gain a GCSE qualification before undertaking higher education.  I have completed two distance-learning Honours Degrees with the Open University and I am passionate about English Literature.  Teaching English is my second career; my first was in tourism, working in Switzerland and France.  My hobbies include ballroom dancing, reading, gardening, baking, swimming and music.  I also try to visit the theatre and the cinema several times each month. The nearest airport is Exeter, which is approximately 20 miles away and accessible by train or car.  Bristol is another option with a train connection to Brixham.The vibrant town of Torquay is 5 miles away; the fishing port of Brixham is 3 miles away and Exeter and Plymouth, with their excellent shopping facilities and cultural events are easily accessible by train.


Loeke Stok - English Home Tuition in Cornwall

Location : Gorran Haven – seaside village
Accommodation : Double / twin room
Private bathroom
Family: Lives alone
Pets: None
Interests : Music, listening and playing, meeting friends, reading, theatre, cinema, exhibitions, gardening, swimming, walking, seeing sights
General English

About me

I am a friendly, cheerful TEFL teacher, who can offer English at various levels and enjoys teaching. Due to the fact that I am Dutch, I do understand the difficulties a student might experience in learning a foreign language. I live in Gorran Haven, a charming, little village on the coast of mid-south Cornwall. The village is quiet, though in summer holidays the little harbour and beach can be crowded with young families.Cornwall is valued for its natural scenery and beauty, picturesque villages, peaceful quality of life and the friendliness of the Cornish people.
My home, a detached bungalow with a nice garden and sea views, is situated near the beach and the coastal footpath. Places nearby are Mevagissey, a working fishing village,and Fowey, a picturesque village on the river Fowey. The author Daphne du Maurier lived and wrote her novels here.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan are four miles away, the Eden Project is a trip of about 15-miles. Truro, St Ives, Port Isaac, St Michael’s Mount, the Minnack theatre and Land’s End are further afield. A student can be accommodated in a comfy bed-sit plus study corner upstairs, with private bathroom downstairs. Alternatively, (s)he might prefer the double room downstairs with separate private bathroom, and study in the conservatory downstairs.


Rene Chambers - English Home Tuition in Devon

Location : Lifton – countryside
Accommodation : Double / twin room
 Private bathroom
Family: Lives alone
Pets: Dog and cat
Interests: Travelling, reading, gardening, , walking, music, films
General English

About me

Homestay teachers in South West

In the past, I have taught general subjects at middle school and English at secondary school, in France. For the last two years I have taught 1-1 English homestay students in my own home, which I really enjoy. I love welcoming students, teaching them English and showing them my part of the world.

I am also a farmer by profession and originate from New Zealand.
I live on a beautiful farm in Devon in a 16th century Manor House. I have children but they are all grown up and have left home.

I enjoy walking, travelling, gardening, music and films. There are lots of interesting historical places to visit nearby, including Dartmoor for walking or riding The historic cities of Plymouth, Devon and Bath,  and National Trust properties including Francis Drake’s home, Buckland Abbey and the lovely beaches and quaint fishing villages in Cornwall.    The nearest airport is Bristol, and the nearest stations are Exeter and Plymouth.

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Karen Oates - English Home Tuition in Dorset

Location : Bournemouth – seaside town
Accommodation : Double room
Private bathroom
Family at home : Husband
Pets : Dog
Interests : Walking, visiting places, meeting people, swimming

General English

About me

Our home is located in the desirable village of West Moors, featuring pleasant woodland and moorland walks, large convenience stores and village pubs all within walking distance. We are on the bus route to Bournemouth and other Dorset towns. It is a modern, spacious and secure chalet bungalow with a large kitchen/diner and comfortable living room. Your room is a comfortable double – with private bathroom, if requested. Outside comprises of a barbecue patio and planted lawn with seating and dining areas, perfect for chilling!
Meals are made from freshly cooked local ingredients.
I enjoy watching sport, reading, walking dogs and the occasional swim in the sea! We regularly visit nearby markets and towns and enjoy pub lunches. Having travelled extensively and lived overseas, we are keen to meet new friends, help them to learn about our culture and history and our language.
In addition to my national teaching certificate, I passed a TEFL/ TESOL 150 hour Master Course with a Grade A (I have enhanced CRB/DBS clearance). My language lessons are well planned and researched, personalised to your requirements and ability. I use a variety of media and real life English experiences to ensure a pleasurable learning environment. You are guaranteed to make outstanding progress!

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Elaine Redfern : Homestay tutor in New Forest Hampshire

Location : New Forest – countryside village
Accommodation : A double and a twin room
Private bathroom
Family : Lives alone
Interests :Horses,Dressage, hacking out, sailing ,knitting, walking
 General English

About me

I am Elaine Redfern and live in a large village in the countryside between Bournemouth and Southampton on the South Coast.The area of the New Forest is unique, as it is a large park with ponies and other animals wandering around.We are near the coast but also on the main railway line to London which is only one and a half hours away.
Essentially I live alone with my dog ,a small very friendly Spaniel cross, but my partner John and my 3 children are here very often too.I have run a small plant business for many years but also have my Celta qualification ,although my background is in scientific research.
My interest are primarily horse riding and sailing;I own my own horse. We also race in a sailboat.John is a keen golfer but all sports are available in this area and it is a wonderful place for walking and cycling.The seaside town of Bournemouth is very close with it’s famous beaches ,cinemas ,theatres etc:
My house is in the village within easy walking distance to the forest and the train station.There are 2 guest bedrooms with a guest bathroom .

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Heather King: Homestay tutor in Tiverton - Devon

Location : Town
Accommodation : Three single rooms
Private bathroom ( shared only by students)
Family at home : Lives alone
Pets: none
Interests : Cake decorating, theatre and making home furnishings
General English

About me

I have been a teacher of food and textiles in state and public schools for many years. I also taught English as an additional language for many
summers to young learners. Taking the CETLA in 2012 enabled me to
teach adults as well. I have been very busy teaching 1:1 and 2:1 in my own home for the past 4 years.
I can offer two single bedrooms. The bathroom is very modern and is available to students only.
My interests include cake decorating, making home furnishings and attending local theatre productions. My interests include cake decorating, making home furnishings and attending local theatre productions.I have been a teacher of food and textiles in state and public schools for many years. I also taught English as an additional language for many summers to young learners. Taking the CETLA in 2012 enabled me to teach adults as well. I have been very busy teaching 1:1 and 2:1 in my own home for the past 4 years.
I can offer single two bedrooms. The bathroom is very modern and is available to students only.
My interests include cake decorating, making home furnishings and attending local theatre productions. My interests include cake decorating, making home furnishings and attending local theatre productions.


Anna Sitorus : Homestay tutor in Devon

Location : Kingsteignton
: Double/twin
Private bathroom
Family at home : Husband, children 9,6,4 years
Pets: Dog
Interests : Yoga ,TRX, reading, cooking
General English, Exam prep. Business English

About me

My name is Anna. I have had many years experience teaching English as a foreign language to both adults and children. This includes General English, Business English and English to Primary aged children. I am also a Montessori teacher, and I am passionate about working with young children. My years of travelling and teaching abroad have given me a love of other cultures. I really enjoy meeting people from all over the world and welcome students to learn English in my traditional English home. 

My hobbies include yoga, TRX, reading, cookery and generally keeping fit and healthy. I also love gardening and being outside. I’m very lucky to be located in a beautiful part of the country, where many beaches and beauty spots are a short drive away. There are lots of activities that can easily be arranged for all age groups. Our nearest airport is Exeter and the next nearest is Bristol. The nearest train station is Newton Abbot.


Kim Paynton : Homestay tutor in Devon

Location :  Broadsands seaside town
Accommodation : Double room / twin room
 Private bathroom
Family at home : Husband
Pets: None
Interests Walking, camping, kayaking, wildlife and photography, wine making and growing vegetables.
General English

About me

I have been teaching ESL since 2008, although my main work is as a Primary School Teacher. I have taught from Elementary to Upper Intermediate students in a Language School and also as homestay guests. In 2014 I spent a month as a volunteer, teaching English to children in Madagascar.

I live with my partner Dave, who is a retired Architect. We enjoy many hobbies, including walking, cooking, gardening, fishing, sailing, photography, socialising at the local yacht club, travelling and studying wildlife. I also play in the local Brass Band. We love the fun of meeting new people and having interesting conversations.

Our house is located in the scenic South West of England, in a safe residential area, but only 15 minutes walk to Broadsands Beach. Right next door is a public library and also very close are a Convenience Store and traditional Fish and Chip restaurant. We are midway between the quaint fishing town of Brixham and the traditional English seaside town of Paignton. Both these places are 5 minutes away on the bus. The beautiful River Dart and Royal Navy town of Dartmouth are also very close. Further afield, you can visit Dartmoor National Park and the historic cities of Exeter and Plymouth.


Charlotte Cox : Homestay tutor in Devon

Location : Countryside/seaside
Accommodation : Double room / 2 single rooms
 Private bathroom
Family at home : Son 18 years
Pets: Dog
Interests : Paddle boarding, yoga  – son – surfing and football
General English

About me

Our lovely farm house in rural Devon is only a few minutes from the beach and my son and I have enjoyed welcoming people from all over the world for a few years now.  We are in a quiet spot surrounded by fields, with cows and sheep for neighbours but there is a lot to do and see just a short distance away.  If you would like to learn to surf, then this is an ideal place as our closest beach has a great surf school where you can also hire paddle boards and kayaks.  We enjoy having walks (with our gentle dog, Barley), picnics and evening barbeques on the beach throughout the summer too.

My English degree coupled with CELTA training enables me to teach both adults and children and am happy to adapt my teaching to individual needs.  With a double and two single bedrooms available, I can host a family, 1:1 or 2:1 groups. We don’t have ensuite rooms but we have an upstairs family bathroom and a shower room downstairs, ideal to shower straight from the beach.

Devon is a very popular holiday destination, with a glorious coastline, pretty seaside villages, historic towns and many tourist attractions to visit. We have a clean, comfortable home and a lovely garden to enjoy. We are a relaxed, friendly household; I love to cook using fresh local ingredients (some from our garden), we get together for good food and interesting conversation each evening.  By staying with us, you will have plenty of opportunity to learn and speak English with native speakers and also get to see a truly stunning part of England. Our nearest airport is Exeter, an hour away.  Our nearest port is Plymouth, half an hour away and Totnes our nearest train station, twenty minutes away; I am happy to do transfers. We hope to see you soon!

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Naomi Irving : Homestay tutor in Winchester

Location :  Winchester
Accommodation : Twin and double
Private bathroom
Family at home : Son 9 yrs daughter 7 yrs
Pets: None
Interests :We enjoy going on trips to the New Forest and London. I am in a book and film club. My husband enjoys painting and my children enjoy board games and sport.
General English

About me

I live with my family in the beautiful city of Winchester.  Winchester is a perfect place to experience a taste of England. There are many historical attractions such as Winchester Cathedral, Winchester College and the Great Hall which houses the legendary Round Table.  There are plenty of cafes and parks to study in and also a contemporary library.  

Winchester is a very safe, small and friendly city which we love.  Our home is about a 20 minute walk from the centre or a short bus ride away.  You can get to London in under an hour by train. We are also a short journey away from Stonehenge, Portsmouth, the New Forest and the coast.  Jane Austen’s house is also close by.

We often host foreign students and enjoy sharing our home.  My background is in marketing, events management and in corporate development for the charity sector.  I am Celta qualified and have over three years experience in one-to-one and small group teaching.  I am an easy person to get on with and enjoy teaching in a creative and interesting way.  I enjoy seeing my students progress in the English language.   We have a twin and single room available with a private bathroom.  Southampton Airport is only a few minutes away and Bournemouth Airport is about 45 minutes by car.

Anna Simpson

Anna Simpson : Homestay tutor in Bournemouth

Location :  Bournemouth seaside town
Accommodation : Double, Single room
 Shared bathroom
Family at home : Sons 20 & 8, daughter 16
Pets: Cat, Dog
Interests : Sport, gardening, Art, movies,
General English, Exam prep

About me

My name is Anna Simpson and I have been teaching English as a second language for 20 years in the UK and abroad in Turkey and Thailand. I have the Cambridge Celta and Delta qualifications and I have taught all levels and ages of student.
I have 3 children aged 19,15 and 7 and they all enjoy having students living in our home.
We also have a dog and a cat who are both very friendly.
We are 5 minutes from the centre of Bournemouth and the beach and the nearest airport is Bournemouth, Southampton airport is 25 minutes away by car.
As a family we enjoy walking with our dog, meals out and trips to the cinema and beach.
We look forward to meeting you!

Melissa Boyde : Homestay tutor in Devon

Location : Cornwall
Accommodation : Single room
 Shared bathroom
Family at home : Lives alone
Pets: None
Interests : Rowing, archery, gardening
General English, Exam prep, Business English

About me

I live in a small village in Cornwall, not far from the South coast with it’s beaches and fishing villages and the world famous Eden Project. My sport is rowing, a very popular traditional pastime in Cornwall. I have just started learning archery and I also enjoy walking in the countryside.

I have been teaching languages for 20 years, here and abroad. I have taught students of all ages, levels and backgrounds, in groups or one-to-one, in academies, companies and at home. I love helping people to achieve their goals. 

My nearest airport is Newquay.

Our students' experiences

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JULY 2016

As we had this experience as a family we were very lucky to find a host like Denise, very patient and very helpful. We stayed here for just a week but we did a full immersion in the English language and the English way of life and that is fantastic for us. We could mix a short holiday with language studying. All the people we met were very friendly to us. A great language and human experience!

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It was good we go often outside and went often to London and two times to the cinema. My English improved and I would recommend to other students.


JULY 2017

At home and in the classes we have learnt a lot.It was really good here, and this week has been really interesting because almost the things we have done have been really nice.   .https://www.homestayenglish.uk.com/homestay-teachers-in-sussex/

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