Private English Classes Online
What Do I Teach?
- Pronunciation and Accent Reduction.
- General English (focusing on all skills, such as reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and vocabulary).
- Cambridge FCE and CAE Exam Preparation.
- IELTS Academic Preparation.
How Do I Teach?
I believe that language should be taught and practised through using and speaking the language. So be prepared to do a LOT of speaking in your lessons. I despise textbooks and seldom use them. Most of the materials I use are videos, songs, images, short articles, or materials which are specifically designed for pronunciation practice.
With pronunciation classes, we may use some sections from some fantastic and highly recommended textbooks, but the majority of materials are created by me and all the lessons are fully tailored towards you, your level, and your needs.
I’ll put a step-by-step guide below to help you:
1. Make sure you’re familiar with the information that is provided on this page and you understand the price and what this involves.
2. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org saying you’d like to book an assessment. Please provide (1) The times and days you are available with the time zone, (2) What your goals are and what you’d like to focus on in the lessons, (3) Any other information you feel is relevant for me to know.
I do not teach children (people under the age of 18), but I do know other teachers who do so I can pass you their information if you contact me, however, I personally do not give classes to children.
After emailing me, I’ll be in touch as soon as I can!
Paypal, direct bank transfer, or credit/debit card.
They are 1 hour.
I use Skype and Zoom. I do not use Facebook, WhatsApp, or any other software because they do not allow me to share my screen and show documents.
Nope, you can book your classes when you like. I understand that your work/life schedule may change each week, so I try to be as flexible as possible. You will have access to my Calendly link, and you can book your classes when you know you’re available.
I have a cancellation policy. Just notify me that you need to cancel your lesson before 8pm UK time the day before your class, and you won’t be charged. If you cancel after 8pm UK time the day before your class or you cancel on the day of your class, then you will still be charged for this lesson because I have no time to replace it and the time is lost.
Yes! If you pay for 10 classes, then you will receive 10% off. You must take these ten classes within a 4 month period, otherwise they will be lost.
I offer students a 15 minute assessment for free. This is not a lesson. This is so we can meet one another, chat about the classes, and I can assess your level and have a better idea about what to plan for your lessons.
If you’d like to book an assessment, please email me and provide a little bit of information about your goals for English (What do you want to improve? Do you have an exam? etc.) as well as your availabilities (the times and days you are available, INCLUDING THE TIME ZONE) so I can see if I have any availabilities in my schedule for you.
I teach and reply to emails on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
The class slots I have are:
9.30am – 10.30am
10.45am – 11.45am
12.00pm – 1.00pm
2.30pm – 3.30pm
3.45pm – 4.45pm
5.00pm – 6.00pm
All times are in UK time.
Some times may not be available due to current students’ bookings, so please contact me to check my availabilities.
Yes! I give homework (writing or speaking homework) so you can continue practising your English outside the lessons. Unlike many other teachers, I check your homework outside the lesson so we don’t waste any vital lesson time together.
You don’t need to buy anything. All of your materials are included and sent to you after the lessons (this includes any lesson notes, the chat history, and any screenshots made of whiteboard notes, etc., so you don’t even need to take notes). I have my own materials and lesson plans which are a lot more interesting than textbooks. However, I do use some exercises from certain books (such as Pronunciation in Use), but the explanations are my own. I just use the exercises from these books to practise.
Alongside teaching pronunciation, I also teach General English (which is perfect for improving all areas of your English), along with Cambridge FCE and CAE exams (not the CPE). I also prepare students for the IELTS Academic exams (not the IELTS General). The classes are 100% tailored to you, your needs, and your goals.
I don’t offer refunds, sorry.
At the moment I do not do group sessions.
As a language learner myself (I’ve studied French, British Sign Language, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese), I completely understand how scary it can be to have classes.
I am fully qualified (with an MSc in TESOL Education and a Cambridge English Language teaching certificate) to teach English and have been teaching for over 13 years, so I have plenty of experience with students of any level, and I am trained to get learners speaking English from day 1… including beginners!
I promise that I am not scary. 🙂 The lessons are fun and have an informal atmosphere. My objective is to help you reach your English learning goals, and having the right relaxed atmosphere for that is highly important.