Online English Teacher

Searching for  ‘English lessons online‘? Look no further!

Busy lifestyle, tired of large classes or lacking confidence?
Struggling to understand and be understood by native speakers?
Want to learn to speak English quickly?

Boost your confidence by practising real English with a specialist online English tutor, with 15 years of experience.
1:1 English tuition via Skype or Zoom.

I will help you improve your English fluency so that you get that job you want, nail that interview/presentation or just feel more confident when speaking with your friends and work colleagues.

Contact me now for a free 15 min chat to discuss your needs & goals.

Quick Progress

Learn English online with a fully qualified,
native English teacher with 15 years of teaching experience.
No travelling + no rushing around = no stress – Simple!

My Speciality

I specialise in pronunciation and accent reduction, as I feel this is the most important aspect for advanced English learners.
It doesn’t matter how good your grammar is if people can’t understand you.
My proven methods will have you speaking English more fluently and confidently in no time. Go on, give it a try.

Is Online Learning Any Good?

Many people think that learning English online isn’t as effective as face to face English lessons, but statistics and studies have shown they’re wrong!
E-Learning is quickly becoming the most popular method of learning: especially with the state of affairs in the world at the moment!

Recently Forbes stated that 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: from 8% to 10%.
This is because, having English lessons online enables students to have more control over the learning process, as well as the opportunity to revisit the training and materials as needed.
On top of all that, my use of multimedia and real-life materials will enable you to progress more quickly and help you to get that much-needed job or smash that interview/presentation.

If you don’t know whether online English classes are for you,

‘Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it’.

Simple English Student

The best teacher I have had in my 15 years of college and university. I live and work in England and I have improved a lot with the classes. Nobody had taught me the pronunciation as well or the expressions colloquial, despite living in this country. The use of Skype is perfect and takes advantage of every min. I’ve told all my friends.

Elena, Spanish

SERVICES

Lessons

General / Business English. Accent reduction & pronunciation improvement. Exam preparation (IELTS / Cambridge). Children/teenagers and more.

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Proofreading

Proofreading of essays, dissertations and CVs as well as websites/blogs etc.
I’m currently proofreading over 30 professional business websites a month.

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Coaching for delivering business presentations, meetings, interviews and public speaking. Help with confidence building and communication skills.

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INCLUDED IN THE SESSIONS

Conversation

Research shows that the quickest way to learn a language is to speak it. Hence, the Simple English approach is a communicative one (lots of talking!) Also, on the spot correction of pronunciation errors. This helps to stop the recurrence of ingrained mistakes.

Tried and tested exercises focusing on intonation and rhythm to help you to sound like a native. Such as:

• Listening work and practical speaking exercises to help you make English consonant and vowel sounds accurately.

• Linking - I'll help you link your words together more smoothly to create more fluent, natural-sounding speech. You'll also learn the rhythm and musical tone of English (sentence stress and intonation).

I like to use lots of media (such as video clips of native speakers) to improve your listening skills as well as explaining the reasons why you don't understand certain things.

Reading & Writing

Reading is an excellent and underrated way to improve English grammar and vocabulary. We will read and shadow newspaper articles and any other relevant materials and discuss them.

If you need to improve your writing then I will proofread and correct it for you, including academic writing for University/College courses, exams, resumes, CVs etc.

Role Play

Role play is an effective tool for practicing real life situations, such as job interviews, doctor / dentist appointments, work scenarios, renting a property and many more day to day challenges faced in an English speaking country. We can role play any situation you need.

Presentations

Due to my years of experience in public speaking and delivering courses, I will build your confidence by using simple techniques and tried and tested methods, helping you to reach your full potential.

My adaptable and relaxed approach will help you with your business presentations, meetings, public speeches or interviews. My background in I.T. and design has proved to be beneficial when helping Simple English clients make their presentations more effective and dynamic and has boosted their confidence as a result.

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MEET THE TEACHERS

Del

Born and raised in Manchester, I teach English one to one online via Skype or Zoom and have been teaching for over 15 years. After getting my teaching qualification from Cambridge University, I focused on teaching English.
I’ve been specializing in online English training for 7 years.

I specialize in English pronunciation/accent reduction and helping students to understand and be understood by native speakers; including slang, colloquialisms and phrases.

Most people are starting to realise that good pronunciation is the key! That’s why most of my students had a good level of English but were still frustrated with not being understood or understanding sometimes. My belief has always been that pronunciation is a fundamental foundation and I’ve always introduced it from the first lesson onwards.

My lessons feature practical ways to understand different accents and to reduce your own accent so as to sound more fluent and natural, helping you to progress in your life whether that be work or personal.

Delivering courses, presentations and speaking publically for nearly 20 years, has given me the confidence and experience to know what works and what doesn’t. I use this experience when teaching to enable my learners to be more confident in their language skills, helping them to use English more in their day to day life.

Contact me if you’re fed up with grammar and boring books and want to learn ‘real’ English. Or if you need to nail that presentation, job interview, meeting or you just want to improve your day to day English.

Christina

Panic, fear and feeling inadequate for the job is how I felt at 14 years old when asked to tutor a boy a couple of years younger than me and get paid for it. However, I took on the challenge and began my career in teaching.

Later, I was offered a job in Malaga Spain teaching English to hundreds of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals. This was the first time I had to really explain English grammar and it was not easy, you see, when I was growing up in the UK we were not taught English grammar, can you believe that!

Feeling I needed to improve as a teacher, I took another TEFL course that focused on explaining grammar and the use of roleplay. Then, with my new qualifications I got a job at a public school where we taught mainly Cambridge exam preparation. This was excellent training as we got to attend a lot of extra courses provided by Cambridge University and what was especially helpful was I also played the role of examiner a few times during an academic year.

My knowledge of Cambridge exams is extensive, I know them inside out and can help you to achieve the grade you need quickly. I know all the shortcuts and have proven methods to help you pass the exams without going through all the boring exercises in the books. So whether you need Cambridge or IELTS for work, study or UK residency, I’m confident I can help you pass your exam first time.

My classes are tailored to each individual according to their personality and personal needs. I like to be creative in my methods and also fun. I research the students’ mother tongue in order to find out the common mistakes that are made from that language into English as this can speed up the students’ progress.

More than just being your one to one teacher, I’ll coach you on how to make long term progress. Book your first lesson now!

CLIENTS WE'VE WORKED WITH

Over the past 15 years
" Do you know all the best methods of learning English, don't you? I do not think...
If you want to do massive progress of English you must try Del's method!
My point of view for English has been opened widly by Del's English lessons.
The lessons are like... a habit! Thank you very much Del! "
Daniel
POLAND

" After 9 years in UK I have finally decided to take english lessons, surfing on the web I have found simpleenglish.co.uk and I have decided to give it a try. After only a couple of lessons with Del, my world is changed, he was able to share with me some complex concepts in a super easy way and most important thing to me, without spending time reading long documents or memorising rules. Del is without any doubt a highly professional english teacher, his lessons are friendly and very enjoyable, you can apply his teachings immediately. I am very confident to say that If you really want to dramatically improve your english and/or simply boost your talking skills, Del is the solution for you! "

Antonio
ITALY

The best teacher I have had in my 15 years of college and university. I live and work in England and I have improved a lot with the classes. Nobody had taught me the pronunciation as well or the expressions colloquial, despite living in this country. The use of Skype is perfect and takes advantage of every min. I've told all my friends.

El mejor profesor que he tenido en mis 15 anos de colegio y universidad. Vivo y trabajo en Inglaterra y he mejorado muchisimo con las clases. Nadie me habia ensenado la pronunciacion tan bien ni las expresiones colloquial, pese a vivir en este pais. El uso de Skype es perfecto y se aprovecha cada min. Se lo he contado a todos mis amigos.

Elena
SPAIN

" Del is a qualified english teacher. He helped me and my colleague to prepare for the business conference. To work with him was easy and enjoyable. If you are searching for a good teacher of english, Del is a good choice."

Anastasia
(FDF GROUP) RUSSIA

" Del has been proof reading our extensive marketing copy for several months and we are genuinely impressed. The quality of his work is impeccable, but his initiative, flexibility and communication skills combine to make him especially highly valued. Five stars! "

Paul
GENERAL MANAGER (PIONEER WEBSITES HOSTING & SEO) AUSTRALIA

" Del is great teacher with big experience. He helped me improve my English specially Common English. I am glad to know him. Thanks for all Del 😉 "

Jaroslav
CEO (PBTISK) CZECH REPUBLIC

" Del was teaching our groups and individual students on line. The lessons structure was very well organized and he was always on time. Del used very interesting materials during classes and his individual approach helped students to relax and feel confident with their English. We received only good and positive feedback after his lessons! "

Alexandra
DIRECTOR (UNLIMITED KNOWLEDGE LTD) RUSSIA

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WHO USES ENGLISH?

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Computers

English is the medium for 80% of the information stored in the world’s computers

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internet

English makes up 25% of the most common languages used on the internet as of December 2017

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20% of the world’s approximately 7.5 billion inhabitants speak English

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WHY LEARN ENGLISH?

According to British Council member John Knagg, there are 1.5 billion English-language learners worldwide and the number of English learners around the world is only expected to grow.

English is currently spoken by 1.75 billion people worldwide — one out of every four people on the planet, according to the British Council’s report, “The English Effect”. The group estimates that by 2020, 2 billion people will be using the language.

English is not only used to communicate with native speakers but is the ‘lingua franca’ between nations where English is not the primary language.
It is used as a common tongue throughout the world to make it more convenient to conduct business and other transactions.

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Here are some interesting facts about English:-

  • English is the most widespread language in the world and is more widely spoken and written than any other language.
  • An Estimated 1.5 Billion People Are Studying the Language Worldwide
  • Over 400 million people use the English vocabulary as a mother tongue, only surpassed in numbers, but not in distribution by speakers of the many varieties of Chinese.
  • Over 700 million people, speak English, as a foreign language.
  • Did you know that of all the world’s languages (over 2,700) English is arguably the richest in vocabulary; and that the Oxford English Dictionary lists about 500,000 words, and there are a half-million technical and scientific terms still uncatalogued?
  • Three-quarters of the world’s mail, telexes and cables are in English.
  • More than half of the world’s technical and scientific periodicals are in English
  • English is the medium for 80% of the information stored in the world’s computers
  • English is the language of navigation, aviation and of Christianity; it is the ecumenical language of the World Council of Churches
  • Five of the largest broadcasting companies in the world (CBS, NBC, ABC, BBC and CBC) transmit in English, reaching millions and millions of people all over the world.

http://www.englishlanguageguide.com/facts/stats/

“English is considered to be one of the most important languages to learn.”

WHAT IS 'REAL' ENGLISH?

Well, it’s the English spoken by native English speakers in everyday life.

Many students who are taught within a classroom environment, such as a language school or English classes
generally learn what we call ‘Classroom English’.
This is usually textbook sentences which consist of slow short,
perfectly spoken sentences and phrases, with few contractions, common phrases or colloquialisms.

This is ok for an intro to spoken English but when students go to an English speaking country,
they are usually shocked when they can’t understand everything native English speakers are saying.
This can lead to a lot of frustration and discouragement.

The earlier a learner comes face to face with ‘real English’ the better.
This will include colloquialisms, slang and phrases which will change depending on,
not only which English speaking country a person comes from but even which area, state or city!

 It will help them to become more familiar with ‘real’ English,
give them more confidence when speaking with native English speakers
and help them to communicate more effectively on a day to day basis.

This is where online English lessons are perfect!
Learn English with a native speaker without leaving your country or even your home.

HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY TEACH ENGLISH ONLINE

Due to the current Coronavirus situation, more and more teachers are being forced to teach online.
From what I’ve read and heard there are many who are struggling to adjust.

Are you thinking of teaching English online? Are you struggling?

Well, I’ve been teaching for over 15 years and have specialized in teaching English as a second language online for over 7 years.
I can help you to get started with online English tuition and be successful.

Take a look at my article to find some useful tips and read my experience.

Teaching online can be a great way to earn money and if done well can easily help you to be your own boss.

Contact me if you would like some coaching on how to build a successful online teaching business and attract students at the rate of pay you want.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Fast Internet (At least 2mbs download and 1mb upload)

I use some 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/Zoom or another communication software installed.

I use a communicative and direct 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.

By offering correction as we speak and pinpointing areas that you may be weaker in, such as grammar tenses or pronunciation of consonant clusters, means we can then concentrate on this in the next lesson.

Grammatical rules are learned indirectly by the learner figuring out correct grammatical sequences and verbally producing the language themselves through interactions on created situations.

I also use various other methods I have found to be effective, such as the shadowing technique, as well as 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. Simple English 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 rigid lessons full of grammar, or you want to sound like the Queen, then I’m probably not the teacher for you, as I prefer the flexible approach.

This is probably the most asked question.  Some of my students struggle with a lack of confidence when it comes to speaking English and they get an instant confidence boost after the first lesson which can make a very big difference.

Some students improve quickly and with others it takes more time. At the end of the day, it totally depends on you. If you put in the effort to practice reading, writing, and speaking even when we’re not having a lesson, you’ll get better results, faster. 

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Payment is due BEFORE the lesson.

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I try to be as flexible as possible. If you are going to be late or have to cancel and you contact me 12 hours before the lesson then I can usually reschedule to another time. 

If you don’t give me 12 hours 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.