Elaine is a qualified and experienced teacher living in Victorian town house in Glasgow. Elaine qualified as an English teacher after a successful career in journalism in London. After her initial teaching experience with members of the Somali refugee community she also taught in Kathmandu, Nepal and Tamil Nadu, India. She is an extremely creative teacher and is able to use her journalism and publishing background to prepare lessons with newspaper, TV and magazine extracts. However she is also able to teach from course materials and keeps a variety of English text books.


No pets at home
No pets

Location information

Location: Glasgow

Nearest airport(s): Glasgow (GLA)

Academic information

Elaine has her CELTA qualification and has a degree in Secretarial Studies with Modern Languages.

Courses taught

Family information

Elaine lives alone and is an experienced host and enjoys welcoming students into her home.

Teacher’s photos

About the teacher’s accommodation

Elaine’s home is a 2 bedroom apartment, based in a victorian town house, a short distance from Glasgow City Centre.

About the local area

Elaine lives just outside Glasgow and her house is very near to a train station. She is very well connected to Glasgow and Edinburgh

Excursions available with this teacher


Have fun in the Lake District – Walk up a hill or around a lake. Take a swim or have a BBQ on the shore. Stop off at a local pub hidden in the hills. Hire a mountain bike and cycle through the forests. Have a go on the zip wires and ‘walk’ high up in the trees.

Cost: Free

Mountain biking and zipwire activities will incur a fee


Visit a Border City

Visit the city of Carlisle – the last before Scotland. Take a tour of the Medieval Castle; visit the Roman Museum and beautiful Cathedral founded in 1122. Browse a good selection of shops.

All prices are for 1 adult

Muncaster Castle, gardens, hawk and owl display: £9.35
Afternoon Tea at Armathwaite Country House: £22.50
Boat trip on Derwentwater: £2.20 – £8.75 depending on distance
Beatrix Potter gallery: 6:30


Visit our local town of Cockermouth – Walk around the town and along the river bank
Take afternoon tea at The Trout Hotel – dating from the 17th century
Visit famous Jennings Brewery for a tour
Visit the Art Gallery
Visit Wordsworth House and Gardens, the birthplace of the poet William Wordsworth

Cost: Free

A trip to Keswick

Visit Keswick, a bustling town with many cafes, old pubs and mountain gear shops
Walk to the lake, Derwentwater, and hire a rowing boat or take a trip on a steamer.
Play mini golf in the park.

Free (Boat trips will incur a fee)

A trip to Edinburgh – Take a day trip to Edinburgh – a beautiful city of culture, history and great shops.
Visit the castle, art galleries, museums, the Royal Mile and shop in Princes Street. Take an open top bus tour of the city.
During August you can attend Edinburgh’s famous Fringe Festival of music, dance, and theatre.

Entrance fees to some activities