Lynne B


Scotland

About
Lynne B


I am a teacher of English as a foreign language. My students follow a specially designed one-to-one English course which focuses on the language areas which are most important to them, such as speaking and listening, writing, grammar, the language of business English, and so on. Using this approach, I find students make rapid progress in their English language skills during their stay. I teach general English, EAP and exam courses for Cambridge (CAE/CPE). I enjoy taking my students sightseeing as I am very interested in history.

Private bathroom available
Private bathroom

Location information

Location: Morningside Edinburgh | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): Edinburgh (EDI) 20 minutes

Nearest railway station: Edinburgh Waverley

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Academic information


I have the RSA Diploma to teach English as a foreign language. I have a degree in English Language and Literature. I am a primary school teacher (PGCE) and I have a B.Ed.

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 Family information


In my spare time, I enjoy reading, going to the cinema, classical concerts, theatre and ballet. I like to go on country walks and I am interested in current affairs. My husband, David, is a mathematician who works for a geophysical research company. Our three children are grown up. We have a cat and a friendly border collie dog.

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About the teacher’s accommodation


My home is a six-bedroomed villa, on an old street, just south of Edinburgh city centre. The house was built in 1860 and has private gardens to the front and rear.

About the local area


From the atmospheric cobbled streets of the Old Town to the beautiful Georgian avenues of the New Town, Edinburgh is a city of contrasts. You can go shopping; visit historic attractions; explore the cultural venues; walk in the city gardens; and enjoy the restaurants and coffee shops. Edinburgh is a compact city but you will be amazed at the diverse ‘villages’ just waiting to be uncovered. The city’s historical and rich architectural heritage is now recognised as a World Heritage Site.

 

Excursions available with this teacher

National Museum of Scotland – Explore this top-rated museum with a wealth of different, interactive exhibits and displays. Visit includes the roof terrace with its spectacular views across Edinburgh. www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of-scotland/

Cost: Free

National Galleries – Choose from The National Gallery of Modern Art, The Portrait Gallery or the National Gallery of Art. Each is housed in a beautiful, historic building with its own fine collection of paintings. https://www.nationalgalleries.org

Cost: Free

Gorgie City Farm – An educational resource in the heart of the city designed to demonstrate humane animal husbandry, market gardening, eco-living and community outreach. Friendly staff welcome questions. https://www.facebook.com/gorgiecityfarm/

Cost: Free

Old Town Exploration – Stroll down the Royal Mile taking in its quaint, narrow closes, craft shops, Parliament Square and St. Giles Cathedral. www.stgilescathedral.org.uk/ See where the infamous Deacon Brodie met his end. Have a look inside his carpentry workshop and explore the 17th. century Writers’ Museum opposite. http://www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/venues/the-writers–museum

Cost: Free

Greyfriars Kirk and Greyfriars Bobby – Learn about this faithful skye terrier who lived in the historic churchyard where the National Covenant was signed in 1638 . Watch a video about this unique church and visit the Grassmarket Community Project nearby with which it is closely linked. http://www.greyfriarskirk.com/

Cost: Free