Melanie Smart

Community Tutor
Experienced professional here to guide your English learning
From AustraliaLiving in Adelaide, Australia (17:23 UTC+02:00)
About Me
italki teacher since Mar 17, 2022
Interest topicHistoryReadingAnimals
Hi there! My name is Melanie-Aileen and I would love to help you learn English. I'm the Manager of Policy and Strategy with the State Government. I have worked in strategy, project management and stakeholder engagement for more than four years. I also have four years experience in political roles, including advising a State Minister. I have a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Arts, where I majored in French and also studied history and politics. In addition, I have Graduate Certificate in Business Studies and am currently undertaking a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

English Lessons

Trial Lesson
5 lessons completed
USD 10.00+
Business English or Job Interview Prep
B2 -  C2


0 lessons completed
USD 17.00+
Package with 13% off
Conversational Learning
A2 -  C1

Conversation Practice

47 lessons completed
USD 14.00+
Package with 12% off
A2 -  C1


4 lessons completed
USD 15.00+
Package with 14% off


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2 Reviews

Ben AJ
2 English lessons
Melanie is a truly brilliant communicator who has empathy for her students. I engaged her so that she could advise me on the quality of the literature I am producing and discuss and critically evaluate passages drawn from an assortment of classical literary sources. I am a native user of English myself and can attest that she is one of the most suitable teachers prospective students of English as a second or foreign language could ever hope to engage. Her humility and patience shine right through her conversations and manifest the deep respect she has for all who engage her services. She is one of the few teachers of English here who are as empathetic as they are proficient. She will never be condescending to you or come across as supercilious. She is thoroughly familiar with the nuances of standard British usage. As I said, I never engaged her to teach me English (I definitely do not need to be taught it) but rather to provide a critical evaluation of complex literary texts.
May 29, 2022
Pierre Dommange
1 English lesson
Melanie is a great teacher, friendly, and very helpful. She tailored the lesson based on my needs and gave great explanations for grammar and vocabulary.
Apr 9, 2022
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