Locations In Person and Skype/Distance Learning:
In person (Please note I will be traveling from November 2019 for about 6 months so unable to offer in person UK classes -please email to enquire about the possibility of these if you are not interested in online or distant learning classes).
Based in London.
There is no extra charge if you come to my location. It is possible for me to travel to you -please scroll down for more information.
For in-person work, I am based in: London.
West Dulwich, South London. (Overgrounds: West Dulwich, Tulse Hill, West Norwood, Gipsy Hill, Sydenham Hill. Underground: Brixton then 10 minute drive or 20 minute bus).
Online Distance Learning:
Depending on what is more convenient for you, we can work together in person or use distance learning. All lessons can be taught via distance learning. Here are some options for distance learning:
SKYPE (online / internet -free video calls with text option -more information below).
FACETIME (for iPhones -free video calls)
OTHER (e.g. Google Hangouts)
(I usually use Skype as it is free and easy and so my preferred option. Some clients however prefer to call me on the phone or use a form of messenger -all methods are fine).
Where appropriate we can use Google Classroom. I mainly use this for groups (I will explain if relevant).
Benefits / Why Many People Prefer Distance Learning:
Saves travel time and costs.
Worried parents can be assured that their children are safe. (I have a perfect, clear CRB police check certificate from the UK which means I am legally approved to work with children. You are welcome to see this).
Continue regular lessons even if you leave the country or if you cannot attend lessons in-person.
Flexibility e.g without needing to travel you can fit a lesson into you lunch break, etc.
Your Company's Office:
For example for full-day writing jobs. Please see the 'Writing & Editing Information & Rates' webpage for more detail.
Other -Coffee Shops, Home Visits, Offices and Extra Fees:
Lessons, or writing appointments, need to be a minimum of two hours or longer for a call out.
I am happy to teach in a coffee shop near your location, or in an office, however there is an extra charge and travel fees. These depend on your location -please enquire.
(Home visits, with the same extra fees, are only possible for women and children/families that I have met & who have provided ID).
DUBAI: A travel-time fee (AED 200 minimum) & return taxi fees need to be paid in advance from Palm Jumeirah to your location and back.
Skype is a free internet calling service which takes a few minutes to set up.
It allows you to make free unlimited calls using voice, webcam, messaging (written text) & it allows for attachments.
You can call from/to anywhere in the world for free (between two Skype accounts) or there are excellent package rates if you are calling a landline or mobile.
Some countries require a VPN in order for Skype to work effectively.
Options: Using Skype:
Talk, as if on the phone. This is usually done via computers however, if you have a Skype app on your phone, tablet or iPad then you can call from your mobile device. (Skype also has a free app that you can download to your smart phone or device).
Webcams can be used if you would prefer to see me during the lesson.
Type to one another whilst talking (or instead of talking).
Send one another attachments via Skype -useful, for example, if you have a document you would like to send me toedit and discuss.