Tom M


Scotland

About
Tom M


Home stay teaching has been a complete career change for me and I have found it a very rewarding and enjoyable experience. I have had students at all levels from beginners to advanced. I teach general English and business English. Before I became a home stay teacher, I was a solicitor for 35 years. I worked for a number of different practices and my area of expertise was personal injury. I was frequently in court.

No smoking Children at home Private bathroom available Wifi available at home
No smoking Children at home Private bathroom WiFi available

Location information

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

Nearest airport with transfer cost: Edinburgh (EDI) £60

Nearest railway station: Edinburgh Waverley

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Academic information


I have the CELTA qualification to teach English as a foreign language. I have a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws (Construction Law).

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 Family information


I am married to Fo. She works for an organisation which promotes Scottish textiles around the world. She is interested in fashion and enjoys going to the theatre and opera. Fo likes skiing; playing golf; hill walking; and going to the gym to keep fit. We have a daughter who attends a local school (1998). She enjoys playing hockey and going skiing. We have a dog (a friendly, black Labrador).
I am a keen golfer and I am a member of a local club. I enjoy outdoor pursuits such as hillwalking; skiing; and keeping fit. I like the cinema and theatre and exploring museums. During the annual Edinburgh Arts Festival I like to attend a number of events.

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About the teacher’s accommodation


I live in Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland. My home is an apartment which is in the lower half of a 19th house. The front is traditional but the inside and rear are modern. Your bedroom offers privacy as it is located away from the other bedrooms. I live on a quiet residential road.

About the local area


My home is located in Morningside which is regarded as one of the nicest parts of Edinburgh in which to live. It is a short walk from my home to the local high street where you will find shops, cinemas, a market, pubs and eating places. It is a 5-10 minute bus journey into the city centre or you could walk (about 25 minutes to the Royal Mile). There is a golf course and range nearby and a gym. In the city centre, you will find all the attractions and sights such as the castle, Holyrood Palace, Old Town and Parliament. There are also theatres, restaurants, shops and pubs. Outside the city, you can explore the countryside and scenery of East Lothian and the stately homes of West Lothian.