Type of Programme
One-to-One, personalised English tuition living full-board with the tutor's own family and in the tutor's own home, including local visits and excursions, meeting friends, neighbours and professional colleagues etc.
Type of House: Semi-Detached House - UK
Teaching Qualifications and Experience
I gained the CELTA certificate in early 2013 and have been hosting English language students on a homestay basis for the last 2 seasons. I have taught from beginner through to advanced level in general and business English. I have hosted students from 14 to 64 years of age, some being male and some being female. I have a PVG Disclosure certificate. The courses provided are catered to the particular needs of the student and after discussion with him/her.
I have 2 University degrees, LLB and LLM, and was previously a practising solicitor for many years.
Hobbies and Interests
I am a member of an excellent local golf club where students are welcome to join me for a round of golf or walk. I am also a keen hill walker and there are many beautiful walks both locally and further afield. I ski during the winter. I enjoy going to the cinema and theatre. I read when I have time.
It is part of a modern extension to the rear of the property, and can be self contained. It has windows overlooking the back garden. It has central heating, lighting, television and free Wi-Fi. There are 2 bunk double beds and ample storage. There is a working desk and self contained shower room.
Excursions and Local Attractions
There are many local attractions within walking distance. These include cinemas, theatres, restaurants, pubs, park where you can play pitch and putt (a type of golf) and excellent shops and cafes. In the city centre there are museums and art galleries, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, the Scottish Parliament and the Royal Yacht Brittania. There is also the Botanic Gardens and a vibrant city centre which houses the International Edinburgh Festival. There are numerous golf courses both locally and further afield.
A short drive away takes you to Rosslyn Chapel (featured in the De Vinci Code film) and many other interesting excursions such as the Glenkinchie whisky making distillery or the National Museum of Flight in East Lothian.