Rebecca H


Scotland

About
Rebecca H


Hello, my name is Rebecca. I am a qualified and experienced English Teacher. I am also an experienced host. I have experience teaching in one-to-one settings, small groups and classrooms in addition to experience teaching English online. I studied Linguistics at university to postgraduate level for six and a half years. I’m incredibly passionate about language and I have always wanted to teach since I was very young.

No smoking No pets at home Wifi available at home Teacher pick-up from airport
No smoking No pets WiFi available Teacher transfer

Location information

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): Edinburgh Airport (EDI) 15 minutes

Nominated airport(s) for transfers: Edinburgh Airport (EDI)

Nearest railway station: Edinburgh

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Academic information

I specialise in teaching English for Academic Purposes and English pronunciation. Though I also have experience teaching all levels from complete beginners to advanced speakers of  (EFL general, pronunciation, phonics, literacy, Key-Stage 1-3, national 5 and higher examinations). I do also tutor Psychology up to final high-school examination level.

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Family information

I currently live alone, however sometimes my partner visits and stays for the night. I am very interested in reading, writing and watching science fiction and fantasy. I have an impressive collection of books and DVDs as well as fantasy and science-fiction collectable memorabilia. As a Linguist I often like to read and engage in research about language and I like to try to speak and learn other languages. I am also interested other cultures such as Indian, Chinese, Japanese. I have a side hobby of creating fictional languages for a series of fantasy novels I am in the process of writing. Apart from these hobbies I enjoy walking, exploring new places, visiting museums, swimming, going to the gym, boxing and doing zumba.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

My home is an apartment in a large building of other apartments. I live on the first floor. The apartment itself is spacious with a very nicely-sized kitchen, living room, bathroom and bedrooms. The bathroom is shared and includes both a shower and a bath. The kitchen is equipped with many modern appliances: kettle, toaster, weighing scales, soup machine, coffee machine etc. The spare bedroom is a decent size with a double bed, a study desk and a wardrobe. The living room is large and contains a big TV and a PlayStation 3 which students are welcome to use during their stay. The apartment has Wi-Fi and a phone line.

 

About the local area

Near the area you can find great walks; at the end of the road is a very nice park and a bit further along is a nature reserve where one can find Edinburgh’s Royal Observatory. From here you can see a beautiful panoramic view of all of Edinburgh. Nearby there are swimming and gym facilities as well as tennis courts. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants just a short bus ride away and there are many places to buy groceries all within walking distance. There is a nearby corner shop, post office, chemist, police station and church. I live 30 minutes from the city centre and the bus links from this area are excellent. The busses are plentiful and frequent and will take you on a beautiful journey through the charming city of Edinburgh.

Excursions available with this teacher

National Museum of Edinburgh – Free entry to the national museum of Edinburgh. A large museum with many exhibits.

Cost: Free

Edinburgh Art Gallery – Free entry to Edinburgh’s national art gallery.

Cost: Free

Walk/climb to Royal Observatory – One of Edinburgh’s must do/see tourist attractions, this includes a long spectacular walk through a large forest/nature reserve followed by a steep climb to the top.

Cost: Free

Camera Obscura – My favourite attraction in Edinburgh – Camera Obscura is a gallery of visual illusions based on current scientific findings.

Cost: £14 (approximately)

Edinburgh Castle – A trip to the famous Edinburgh castle.

Cost: Tickets between £15-£17