My lesson plans can vary depending on the student's individual needs. Below are some of the things I can help with (but feel free to ask about others):
- esol / efl / esl (for ages 9+ and all abilities)
- academic writing (at all levels - BA, PhD, etc.)
- proofreading/editing (creative and professional)
- creative writing tuition
- english literature/ English language skills (ks2, ks3 and above)
- interview prep/presentation coaching
- cv / cover letter
(I do offer differeing rates depending on the activity, so please check below or message me for more details.)
My approach to teaching?
I believe people learn best in a relaxed, positive and supportive learning environment that is flexible and can adapt to individuals. As such, I approach every student as an individual and tailor my lessons to best suit their needs and meet them where they're at. Providing structured exercises, helpful materials and tips to ensure students meet their English goals.
My extensive experience has led me to design my own entertaining and affordable English grammar worksheets set around stories to help learners practise hard to learn preposition, infinitive and gerund constructions while expanding their vocabulary.
Power Practise worksheets available on Amazon: (concealed information)
I'm might be new to this site, but...
Actually, I am a professional online English language tutor with many years experience, who's worked over 100+ students one-to-one, helping people at every academic and professional level with a wide variety of English needs. I also have a CELTA that qualifies me to teach ESOL in a classroom.
I've done everything from proofreading academic essays, coaching business pitches and prepping for CAE or TOEFL exams, to inspiring 11 year olds to like poetry!
I do offer different rates for different kinds of work:
- editing/proofreading (no face-to-face lesson) - £10 for up to 3500 words,
+ creative writing notes and detailed reader feedback - £15 for up to 3500 words.
+ additional face to face lesson, to discuss comments and feedback - £5 extra for the hour
My normal working hours are Mon-Fri, 10am - 8pm UK time.
I have a 24-hour cancellation policy, if the lesson is cancelled with 24 hours of when the lesson was it be held, I charge the full amount. However, if we can reschedule the lesson within the same week (Mon-Fri) then there's no extra charge.
I pride myself on offering flexibility where possible, but I’ve found this policy crucial in maintaining good communication and a reliable working relationship with students.
It’s my honour to have Ilona as my teacher. She is a kind, positive and happy person. During the lessons, you never feel that you are talking to a teacher, it’s more like talking to a friend. She always encourages me to speak, then she will point out what and where my problem is. Recently she helps me to improve my writing skill. I used to spent lot of time on writing emails at work, after learning some skill and technique from her, it has shorten my preparation time.
Having a lesson with her, you never get bored and you always learn something. She's very skillful and she teaches you all aspects of English language. I definitely will continue taking lessons with her. I highly recommend Ilona to you!
Hello. I'd like to recommend Ilona as an English language tutor. I've been learning English with her for several months and I am very happy. Her lessons are useful and interesting. I suppose Ilona is the best tutor.
I have been learning English with Ilona for around two years. She is a very good and kind teacher, with patience and intelligence to help and understand student’s problems; furthermore, she writes very well and has helped me to draft numerous work documents and other work related things. I can strongly recommend her to foreign learners of english.
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