We are a family composed of my wife, Elizabeth, our son (20) and me. Our two other older sons don´t live with us anymore.
We have been hosting foreign students in our home for the last 4 years, after our older son moved away. We have had students from Morocco, England, Italy, India, Bulgaria, Scotland and France. Our experience with hosting foreign students has been very rewarding, and in a way it reminds us of our own student days.
Regarding my experience in teaching ESOL, I hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Education Studies and TESOL (Stirling), and I have been teaching 1:1 for 2 years. I can teach general English, exam preparation, business English and Scientific English. My first degree is in Marine Sciences, and I have a second degree in Economics and Management (London) and a Master in Aquaculture (Stirling).
For hobbies, I like going to the countryside for hiking, watching movies, reading and traveling.
Stirling is a very nice city located in central Scotland, just 45 minutes from Glasgow and Edinburgh. Glasgow Airport and Edinburgh Airport are just 40 minutes drive. We can pick up the students in Stirling bus or train station free of charge, or we can pick up the students in Edinburgh/Glasgow Airport for an additional fee. Stirling is home to Stirling University, a well renown University very popular among foreign students. It is close to many attractions, and there are beautiful natural spaces around.