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 - Scotland, UK
Teaching Qualifications and Experience
Humanities degree (main subjects: British History and English Literature). TEFL Academy trained with 10+ teaching experience specialising in one-to-one tuition using tailored teaching plans; proven results. I am a Human Resources professional with many years experience of working for major UK companies and the British Civil Service. I am also a trained counsellor with excellent empathy skills.
I specialise in teaching Business English; coaching for academic skills and exam success (IELTS, First Certificate etc) using a variety of teaching resources including sample exam papers.
Hobbies and Interests
Our Hobbies and Interests: Literature, art, music, comedy, history, current affairs, walking, keep-fit. Richard is also an excellent cook and specialises in top quality plant-based meals. If you have any particular diet requirements please let us know.
Your accommodation: Separate living area upstairs in attic conversion. Bedroom has twin beds, desk, chairs, wardrobe bedside table and lamps. Adjoining bathroom (shower, WC & wash hand basin) for student's own use. Reliable wifi access. House is smoke-free, pet-free with eco-friendly products used.
Excursions and Local Attractions
We live on the west side of Edinburgh in a terraced house (with garden) in a quiet residential area. Nearby are Colinton Woods and a number of beautiful woodland walks including the Pentlands National Park. We have a great choice of supermarkets, shops and restaurants on our doorstep but the city centre is just a short bus ride away.
Local: parks, golf course, Water of Leith walkway, Union Canal walkway, Colinton woods/village, Pentland hills, Corn Exchange (concerts, bowling, football)
Excellent, regular bus services into city centre (approx 20 mins)
Edinburgh attractions: the Castle, Holyrood Palace, historic centre (Old & New Towns), Arthur's Seat, Scottish Parliament, numerous museums & galleries, botanic gardens, Royal Yacht Britannia.