ONLINE ENGLISH LESSONS
Busy lifestyle? No time to travel? Tired of large classes? Lacking confidence?
Searching for an ‘English teacher near me’? Look no further!
Boost your confidence by practicing with a native speaker.
Learn real English from the comfort of your home or work with a fully qualified, native teacher.
Using multimedia and real life materials you will progress much faster.
Many people think that learning online isn’t as effective as face to face, but they’re wrong!
E-Learning is quickly becoming the most popular method of learning.
The Research Institute of America found that eLearning increases retention rates 25% to 60% while retention rates of face-to-face training are very low in comparison: 8% to 10%.
This is because with eLearning students have more control over the learning process as well as the opportunity to revisit the training as needed.
‘Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it’.
Contact me now for a free 15 min meeting to discuss your needs.
General / Business English. Accent reduction and pronunciation improvement. Exam preparation (IELTS / Cambridge) and more.
Proofreading of essays, dissertations and CVs as well as websites/blogs and much more.
I’m currently proofreading over 30 professional business websites a month.
Coaching for delivering business presentations, meetings, interviews and public speaking. Help with confidence building and communication skills.
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WHO USES ENGLISH?
English is the medium for 80% of the information stored in the world’s computers
English makes up 25% of the most common languages used on the internet as of December 2017
20% of the world’s approximately 7.5 billion inhabitants speak English
WHY LEARN ENGLISH?
English is the most widespread language in the world.
It is more widely spoken and written than any other language.
An estimated 1.5 billion people are studying the language worldwide.
More than half of the world’s technical and scientific periodicals are in English.
Three-quarters of the world’s mail, telexes and cables are in English.
WHAT IS 'REAL' ENGLISH?
According to Bill Bryston in his book ‘Mother Tongue’, “English dialects/regional accents change every 10 miles or so in the UK because they value individuality in that culture. In North America most people speak the same dialect because they value belonging. Few people speak the English British teach. Learners may never encounter anyone who speaks the RP they study in school.”
This probably rings true for many of you who have moved to England thinking your level of English is quite high, only to find you can’t understand a lot of native English speakers and they struggle to understand you. It can be very frustrating!
That’s why I teach ‘real’ English. The English you hear on the streets, in the pubs/restaurants and in the workplaces, spoken by over 95% of native English speakers.
Most frequent questions and answers
Fast Internet (At least 2mbs download and 1mb upload)
I use a lot of media and word/pdf files, so a tablet or PC/Laptop is preferable
A headset is helpful or headphones with a built in mic (usually come free with mobile devices) are sufficient.
Skype or Zoom installed
I accept PayPal and Bank Transfers
Payment is due BEFORE the lesson.
The first lesson is £15 and subsequent lessons are £17.50
I have packages of 5 lessons for £85 and 10 for £150
I try to be as flexible as possible. If you are going to be late or have to cancel and you contact me 24 hours before the lesson then I can usually reschedule to another time.
If you don’t give me notice and miss a lesson, then that is a slot another student could have taken and you will be charged for the lesson.
Very rarely I may have to cancel a lesson. I do my utmost to keep this to a minimum but occasionally it happens due to circumstances beyond my control. If this happens then I will reschedule a lesson for you.
I use a communicative method. This means I try to get you to talk as much as possible because research shows this is the most effective way to learn a language. I usually offer correction as we speak and when I pinpoint areas that you may be weaker in, such as, grammar tenses or pronunciation of consonant clusters, I will then concentrate on this in the next lesson. I also use various other methods I have found to be effective, such as the shadowing technique.
I like to use media such as TV series and newspaper articles to increase general vocabulary and pronunciation.
I will record you sometimes (with your permission) so you can monitor your pronunciation improvements, as it’s difficult to hear progress in this area.
Ultimately, I like to let the lessons be led by you as much as possible because you probably have a good idea of what you want to achieve. My lessons are organic (I like to go with the flow). If a topic comes up in the lesson you want to explore, I’m happy to go with it as long as learning is being achieved.
If you are the type of person who likes ultra-organised and rigid lessons full of grammar then I’m probably not the teacher for you, as I prefer the flexible approach.