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: Apartment - Scotland, United Kingdom
Teaching Qualifications and Experience
MA Theology and Religious Studies
Diploma in Liberal Studies
I have been working as a language trainer for 19 years, mostly adults & mostly Business English/specialised English. My professional background prior to this, and with an overlap of several years, was in Public Relations & also print Journalism.
Dan (English, Comparative Literature, Philosophy graduate), is a teacher and lecturer of English language as well as Literature and Philosophy.
We had a language/business skills training company in Eastern Europe where we worked only with multinational companies & large banks.
Hobbies and Interests
Tai Chi & Meditation. Time with friends & family.
Reading, mainly non-fiction (science, philosophy, poetry), walking, Arts & Culture, local history, meeting people & traveling.
I write poetry/short stories.
Dan shares my interests but also likes cycling, tennis, linguistics, photography.
Cosy room - single bed, wardrobe, desk, chest of drawers.
Double room - king bed, fitted wardrobes, desk, chest of drawers.
Both modern, comfortable, warm, south-facing. Private bath by arrangement.
Excursions and Local Attractions
There are too many options to mention them all. Edinburgh is a brilliant place - it has history (castles, dungeons and ghosts), culture (art galleries, theatres, museums and Festivals), beautiful architecture (the New Town and the Old Town, both UNESCO world heritage areas), green places and open space.
There are hills and beaches within the city and good sporting facilities for almost every imaginable taste. Cycling, Tennis, Golf, Swimming Pools and Gyms, Bowling to name a few.
Edinburgh is also a good centre for touring Scotland's Highlands and Lowlands, lochs, rivers and mountains.
We live in the very trendy port area at the Shore, Leith, with its bars, cafes and restaurants, including 3 Michelin Star restaurants. The Royal Yacht Britannia is berthed 5 minutes walk from our flat, at Ocean Terminal which has shops, restaurants, gym, beauty spa, cinemas and children's entertainment. To get to the city centre from our flat takes 10 minutes by bus which leaves every 5 minutes.