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Alexandra
« Perfect! Elizabeth is a great tutor and I strongly recommend her to anyone who wants to improve their pronunciation and accent in British English. She teaches modern RP which seems to be an optimal way to study British English. There are several things that I've appreciated the most in my classes with Elizabeth. 1. Methodology and preparation. Elizabeth is a professional, she uses diverse materials and techniques and helps you achieve progress quickly 2. Personal approach. Elizabeth listens to her students very carefully and understands the individual issues and goals 3. Context and objectivity. Elizabeth always explains why there might be several correct pronunciation options and when and where you are more likely to hear each of them 4. Finally and most importantly for me, empathy and kindness. Elizabeth is an amazingly kind and generous person and every class with her makes you feel happier and more confident. »
£30/h
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Lessons offered by Elizabeth
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
  • Vocabulary - English
  • Oral expression - English
  • Written expression - English
  • IELTS
  • Accent Reduction-English
Levels
  • All Levels

Accent reduction and standard / Received Pronunciation online coaching in British English by qualified and experienced native speaking English teacher

Methodology

Online teaching through Zoom or Skype is brilliant for accent reduction and pronunciation lessons! So, if you are finding you lack confidence in your English speaking skills, worry about your accent or keep needing to repeat yourself, now is an ideal time to seek professional help - tailored specially for you - towards a clearer, easily understood Standard Southern British accent or conventional Received Pronunciation. Once you find yourself speaking with assurance and confidence, you will quickly come across as the person you really are.

As a CELTA qualified, English and foreign language teacher with many years experience both in schools and as a private tutor, I offer one to one private tuition to adults - online these days - from my dedicated teaching room in the heart of London.

I also offer editing of presentations, dissertations, articles etc and targeted tuition for the IELTS exams, specialising in writing tasks 1 and 2 (General or Academic) as well as the speaking component.

My methods are right up to date. In addition to helping with general English, I install a sure knowledge of the 45 different sounds of English – that’s right 45 – and, where helpful, their various phonetic symbols. (There are only 26 alphabet letters, by the way!) At the same time, I use short videos and transcriptions, advertisements, story telling, humour, games, diagrams, muscle exercises, texts, poetry, conversations and dialogues to practise the melody and stress of British English and make sure you acquire excellent presentation skills.

The very first lesson will acquaint you with the 45th sound, the schwa /ə/, the most common vowel sound in British English but one that until recently has all too often been neglected. From there you will learn how to stress and destress words in sentence chunks, how to modulate the pitch of your voice, how to convey extra meaning simply by altering your intonation. Ear training is very important and listening skills are given as much attention as speaking through use of games and audio texts.

For any of you particularly anxious to improve your general English skills, I aim to teach these as needed through the medium of pronunciation lessons.

One of my students was with me for four years. Not a very good advertisement for rapid progress, you might say, but I think she just enjoyed coming – those were the days before lockdown – and, from being a simple university student, she now holds down an excellent job where she is regularly called upon to speak in public.

I am very generous with my time but, though my basic rate is £30 an hour, I strongly advise taking a 90+ minute session for £40. I have found this represents by far the best value for money without demanding too long a concentration span. I also cannot stress highly enough how important it is for you to be willing to put in the extra regular work on your own at home. Handouts and audio material are regularly supplied - these days as email attachments.

Still not convinced? Send me an email preferably stating your first language and a few details about yourself and what you wish to achieve or give me a ring (remembering to leave your number in your message please) and we can discuss your needs. I have taught all sorts of people and all sorts of nationalities privately and in language schools for many years and am confident that even one pronunciation session can be of benefit. I would add, too, that I have found online to be a brilliant way of improving your accent wherever you come from. Two of my most distant students are currently having lessons from as far away as Taiwan and Australia.

Stay safe, stay focused, Elizabeth

Experience

Modern Standard British English and Received Pronunciation Online Coaching via Zoom or Skype for Confidence, Comfort and Clarity; also IELTS Tutoring with particular interest in the Speaking component and Writing Tasks 1 & 2 (Academic and General) - offered by CELTA qualified and IELTS trained Honours Graduate with many years experience of teaching English to people from all over the world

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £30/h

Details

I charge £40 for a 90 minute lesson as I find this represents the best value both in terms of cost and in terms of the demands made on a student's attention span. I am very generous with my time outside the actual lesson, analysing a student's ongoing needs and choosing and preparing exactly the right material to help them advance. there is a £15 discount on the first half hour of the first lesson, which can be shortened to just one hour, thereby costing only £15.00

Lessons offered by Elizabeth
Individual
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
  • Vocabulary - English
  • Oral expression - English
  • Written expression - English
  • IELTS
  • Accent Reduction-English
Levels
  • All Levels

Elizabeth's CV

Curriculum Vitae

Education and Qualifications

UCL (tutor Geoff Lindsey) Two Intensive Pronunciation Courses levels 1 & 2 in contemporary English June 2016 and March 2018; Summer Intensive Pronunciation Course August 2018

EWLC, Acton Campus - IELTS Teacher Training course 2013/14

Pronunciation Studio, WC1
Teacher training course in accent reduction for foreigners, October 2013

Kensington & Chelsea College, London SW10

PTLLS Certificate (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) together with
CELTA Certificate - Grade A (Certificate in Eng Lang teaching to Adults) 2012 – 2013
BCS Level 3 Certificate in IT user skills (ECDL Advanced Microsoft Office) 2011 – 2012
EDEXL Level 1 BTEC Award in Interactive media (Animation techniques) 2010 – 2011
EDEXL Level 3 BTEC Award in Interactive Use of Media (2D Animation) 2009 – 2010
EDEXL Level 3 BTEC Award in Information Technology (Art & Design) 2009 – 2010
EDEXL Level 3 BTEC Award in Interactive Use of Media (Web Design) 2008 – 2009

Scholarship to University College, London
Studied at German universities: Bonn, Münich and Tübingen, also University of Perugia, Italy
Hons First Class BA Degree in Modern languages, UCL

Languages - Fluent French and German, basic Italian

Work Experience
2017 to date
Private 1:1 tuition including online - all levels but specializing in advanced level students
Special Interest in Accent softening – tailor made courses

2014 – 2017
London Learning Centre, Holborn, London – Senior tutor specializing in accent reduction towards a Standard Southern British/R.P. accent, ISE exams and IELTS

2007 – 2014
Freelance editing – correspondence, speeches, lectures, books (Buddhism and fiction)
Private tuition – English at beginners, intermediate and advanced level;

Volunteer teaching -
Second Half Centre (as was), St Charles Hospital, Ladbroke Grove
French and English classes


‘Linguateam’ - Ran my own teaching and translation agency registered at Company House
Clients included British Oxygen, C&A, John Brown Construction and the like

EFL teacher for businessmen in Naphill, Buckinghamshire
British Council – extra mural English teacher for students on the old Colombo plan
EFL teacher to students and businessmen at Inlingua, Victoria, London (now defunct)
Taught English to bankers at the Sanwa Bank, St Pauls, London
Ad hoc interpreting at exhibitions and conferences
German tutor for businessmen at John Brown Construction, Paddington
Part-time EFL teacher -1st Cert - at Merrion House School of English, Beaconsfield, Bucks (defunct)
Modern Languages teacher (German, French, Italian) at Beaconsfield High School
German Lecturer Grade B at the Northern Polytechnic (now the University of North London)
Courier for Hotel Plan (Travel Agency now defunct), working in Austria and Italy
etc etc

7 reviews on Elizabeth
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
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Alexandra

Perfect! Elizabeth is a great tutor and I strongly recommend her to anyone who wants to improve their pronunciation and accent in British English. She teaches modern RP which seems to be an optimal way to study British English. There are several things that I've appreciated the most in my classes with Elizabeth.
1. Methodology and preparation. Elizabeth is a professional, she uses diverse materials and techniques and helps you achieve progress quickly
2. Personal approach. Elizabeth listens to her students very carefully and understands the individual issues and goals
3. Context and objectivity. Elizabeth always explains why there might be several correct pronunciation options and when and where you are more likely to hear each of them
4. Finally and most importantly for me, empathy and kindness. Elizabeth is an amazingly kind and generous person and every class with her makes you feel happier and more confident.

Elizabeth's response

Very fluent, certain vowel sounds need working on and speed of utterance needs reducing a little for greater clarity

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JC

Perfect! Elizabeth has been tutoring me in accent reduction classes which take place weekly. The quality of her work and value received is beyond my expectations. She is a true professional with years of experience in teaching. After just four weeks of attending her online classes, I have learned things about the English language and my application (or misapplication) of it that I didn't learn in fifteen years of using it.I recommend everyone to try and see for themselves. Elizabeth's classes are one of the best investments in self-development I have made in years.I am a self-employed career coach and management consultant. Lately, I recognised the need to improve my English skills to tackle clients at the executive level. Elizabeth's classes helped with it in no time and I am glad I came across her on the site. She is a native English speaker and language teacher who knows her stuff.

Elizabeth's response

Lovely hard working and appreciative. Needed help with prosody and certain vowel sounds

5 recommendations

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Davide

I met Elizabeth when I arrived in London in 2017 and she has been my English teacher since then. She is an excellent teacher and a person who can really improve your skills. She helped me with the IELTS exam preparation.
She is a patient teacher who knows many teaching techniques to adapt to individuals.
I strongly recommend Elizabeth because she can really make the difference in your English learning journey.

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Alessandra

I have been attending Elizabeth’s lessons for a few years now and I can’t say enough how much I truly recommend her to anyone who needs any sort of help with their English.
Elizabeth is incredible, she always have so many new contents and visual materials to guide her lessons, so every lesson is always different. She never gets tired to constantly correct you while you speak, whether your phrase is not properly constructed or your words are not correctly pronounced. It is a constant learning from her, no matter how good you think your English might be.
During the latest years I have focused on learning received pronunciation that has helped me enormously in smoothing my Italian accent but also in boosting my confidence in public speaking. It’s hard to get rid of some long time pronunciation mistakes, but thanks to Elizabeth I became aware of so many of these and I now always know how to promptly correct my pronunciation while speaking to make myself understood.
Thanks Elizabeth for your help, not to say for the lovely friendship that is born during these past years! :)

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Emese

Elizabeth is a wonderful teacher! She not just helped me reduce my Hungarian accent with fun exercises but I also learnt lots of idioms and slangs so now I can understand my British colleges better. As a Software Developer communication was always my week point but thanks to the lessons now I talk with more confidence. So I can wholeheartedly recommend Elizabeth if you want to grow as a professional and need a kind and patient teacher.

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Manju

Mrs Elizabeth is always kind, patient, helpful and truly care about her profession and student. I am taking English classes from her since few months now and I have improved a lot. She understood my need and she taught me accordingly.she is very punctual and gives lot of good study materials for practice. It is very helpful for students like me whose first language is not English.i am from India and work as an IT professional, If she is with me I can master in this language.

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Maddy

Elizabeth has helped me in the process of overcoming my fear of being misunderstood because of my accent. I work in IT and she helped me with words that I use on daily basis as well as with general conversations. I think she is excellent at what she does, you can really tell that she loves her job and cares of her students. Highly professional and absolutely knowledgeable, I would highly recommend her.

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