Three Relevant Masters Degrees -All from Top UK Universities:
BA / MA -English Language & Literature, Oxford University, Pembroke College.
MA -Television Journalism -City University, London.
MA -Acting (during which we also studied literature and plays) -Central Saint Martins, UAL, London.
Over eighteen years teaching experience -all ages and levels.
Normal Rates for One-to-One Online Lessons:
Cost for first one hour class: £62
Cost for first two hour class: £122 (£61 per hour)
Discounts for kids -please enquire letting me know the age of your child.
These rates can apply for the first one to six classes -then people are asked to book a (discounted) course. Please scroll down for package discounts and please wait for price tables to load if they haven't already.
All lessons are payable in advance (to reserve the time).
Please pay via bank transfer, manual payment to my bank or cash (please pay in advance of classes). Please cover any currency conversion or bank fees if not paying in GBP, (Paypal is an option but has high extra fees).
COURSES & DISCOUNTS BELOW:
The first class can be taught without any commitment to do further classes. After this, students need to either commit to a course or to stop classes.
The minimum course is 6 classes -if booking only six classes then please work out your requirements and calculate the rates using the table above. Please scroll down for course discounts (which start from 10 hours or more).
Please feel free to call to discuss any questions you may have -or email info@ClassesEnglish.com
Extra discounts available for:
Discounts for classes which are 2 hours or longer
The more hours booked/the larger the package, the cheaper the hourly rate. (Book a 10 hour package, or more, for these specific discounts). Scroll down for package rates.
Discounts Packages / Courses, 121 classes. Please wait a moment for the price tables to load if they haven't already...
After the first class (if students prefer to do a paid trial class before committing) I ask students to commit to a course for several reasons:
1) Life is always busy &, however good your intentions are to improve, unless you commit to a courses, it will be too easy to put off your good intentions to do classes. By committing to a course you are helping yourself achieve your goals. In addition I can organize my schedule so I can know when I have no more time to take on new students.
2) If students don't commit to courses, I waste time arranging each class time, checking every payment has come through, reminding students to decide when to book the next class, etc, it complicates my tax records with lots of little payments, etc, and, most importantly, I can't plan my schedule effectively. 3) I only want to teach students who really want to improve -actually wanting to improve is not enough as that is a wish and not an action, they need to be committed to improving which they will do by booking a course. It is not satisfying to teach classes scattered across months and I can'tplan lessons or your progress this way -I only want to teach students where I can see their improvements hence a course is needed.
Please note: Most classes focus on audio, rather than using video, For pronunciation classes this ensures that your focus is on the sounds I am making and teaching you and I have found it is far more effective and students learn faster this way. It also helps prevent any connection issues. I will be sending you resources to read and learn from so you will have plenty to look at visually. In absorbing a presentation, scientists have worked out that people usually focus on approximately 7% what is said, 38% paralinguistics and the rest body language -by focusing on para-linguistics and verbal content, I find people learn faster.
English classes are usually the same with the exception of classes with young children whose concentration I may need to monitor. I'm happy to do video-less calls with them if preferred but also happy to do video Skype calls if parents prefer.
Lesson Preparation Time (Relevant mainly to English Literature lessons):
Please note that lesson-preparation time may be charged in addition to the time spent teaching a class. This depends on your requirements and the amount of preparation needed.
This is not charged for most clients learning English as a second language (since I already have courses prepared) but is applicable if I need to prepare a lot for specific requests.
It is also not charged for pronunciation / English 'accent' classes.
Time Period To Do Courses In, Travel & Policies:
All courses are not refundable. Courses require total commitment and so changing your mind half way through is not an option/is non-refundable. I only want to work with students who are committed to improving in a timely manner. Please see the Terms and Conditions page re cancellations and other information.
Emergency Rate For One-to-One / Individual Lessons (Does not apply to Pronunciation or Grammar classes):
The rates above assume that there is no urgent deadline. If you need an urgent, last-minute lesson or day workshop -or need a document to be written on a tight deadline- then the emergency rate applies.( As I will probably have to rearrange my work schedule, and cancel plans, to accommodate it),
This also applies to hours of lesson preparation (or essay preparation, writing, etc) that I will need to do on a tight schedule / with little notice. The amount of reasonable notice obviously depends on the scale of the project, my schedule and the amount of notice given.
Emergency rate / last-minute requests: GBP £75 per hour
Group Lessons & Group Discounts:
I don't organise groups myself however I am happy to teach a group that you have got together. Please contact me for a quote.