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  • Hourly rate £40
  • Response Time 8h
  • Number of students 50+
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Watch my video,qualified native English teacher,Master's degree in English teaching/Native accent modeling/Individually tailored IELTS preparations/10 years of experience

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About the lesson

If I choose you as my student and you choose me as your teacher, I will address all of your English language needs to the best of my ability. That's why you'll be able to reach your goals with me in the shortest amount of time possible.

My qualifications, level of proficiency, experience, results of my teaching and time/effort invested in tailoring the classes to your specific needs ensure your tangible progress. My personality contributes immensely as well - I am friendly, understanding, considerate and supportive. I know where to encourage you more and where to let you absorb the knowledge at your own pace. You can be sure that with me you'll easily gain confidence, open up and practice your English in everyday real-life situations without anything holding you back.

Therefore, whether you would like to become fluent in English for personal or professional reasons, study or work in a foreign country - give it a go, you will be satisfied with your decision.

Regarding exam preparations (IELTS / TOEFL / FCE / CAE / CPE):

I have vast experience in creating effective and individual exam preparation programs for students of all levels. I myself retake regularly different exams since I believe that keeping yourself on your toes is one of the most important qualities of a professional and truly dedicated educator. Moreover, I prefer to have my exam experience as fresh as possible to be able to put myself in my students’ shoes in the best way I can. Detailed information about my exam results can be found at the bottom of the page in the CV section.

Concerning the preparation timeframes for the above-mentioned exams:

Please note that the minimum recommended amount of time to complete an efficient exam preparation program is minimum 12 weeks with minimum 2 classes per week.

Exam preparations might be conducted within a shorter timeframe, but in this case the number of classes recommended to achieve an intended result is 3 classes per week.

These exams test students’ skills on a variety of different levels and therefore might be very challenging to pass with the desired grade. And since I take my classes very seriously and meticulously tailor them to my students’ needs to ensure the most top-notch and thorough teaching-learning experience, the above-mentioned timeframes have strongly proven their efficiency in the exam preparation field.

Shorter timeframes typically fail to deliver substantial changes and might not lead to the best expected result. And we aim only for the best :)

Moreover, please mind that the learning progress is highly individual and depends on a myriad of factors, to name a few:

- students’ current level
- their previous learning experience
- how quickly and efficiently students absorb, analyse and retain new knowledge
- whether they revise new information on a regular basis
- how successful is the information revision
- the amount of time/effort dedicated to home assignments
- whether a student has many or a limited number of opportunities to apply new knowledge/skills in practice on a daily basis outside of a classroom environment and many more

Consequently, the above-stated timeframes for exam preparation should be perceived strictly as the minimum amount of time required since they do not represent “a gold standard”. It is advised to take into account other important variables and allow yourself as flexible preparation timeframe as possible to pass the exam with flying colours.

Therefore, dear students :) whether your exam is IELTS / TOEFL / FCE / CAE / CPE, please contact me ONLY if you have allocated a reasonable amount of time for your preparation.

In terms of online classes, it has been widely acknowledged that they go very well and are exceptionally convenient. Even though I was teaching face-to-face when I first started giving classes, in a short amount of time I completely switched to online teaching since my students and I came to a conclusion that online classes were much more efficient due to the advantages they offer:

- The comfort of your home as a place of studying;

- A flexible schedule as there is no need to commute;

- A possibility to continue with your classes even if you move to a different city/country or travel a lot on a regular basis;

- And many more, the list goes on :)

Last but not least - in order for your learning process to be successful, you'll need to have an excellent high-speed Internet connection, a laptop (e.g. MacBook Pro/Air, Dell XPS 13, etc.) or a tablet computer / iPad (if it's located in a fixed position during the class). I’m sure you understand that the classes can not be conducted via smartphones or if the Internet connection is poor.

subjects

  • English
  • Creative writing
  • Essay Writing
  • +3

    Oral expression

    Phonetics

    Proofreading

languages

  • French
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • +7

    Spanish

    Italian

    German

    Dutch

    Indonesian

    Japanese

    Korean

levels

  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • +6

    Adult education

    Undergraduate

    Masters

    Diploma

    Doctorate

    MBA

About Helen

Being an English teacher is my occupation and vocation. I am a Master of Arts in English teaching and Applied Linguistics, Griffith University, Australia. After graduation, I taught at Griffith University and a variety of language academies in Australia, England, Scotland, Spain in addition to being a private tutor. Overall, I've spent 10 years teaching students from different countries, cultural backgrounds, levels of proficiency and age groups.



In my teaching, I follow an effective method mastered during my studies and teaching practice - a communicative student-centred approach. It means I don't explain grammar and vocabulary in a traditional way. Instead, I make YOU think, reflect, realise, learn and arrive at conclusions not just receive given results from the teacher. I put you in the centre and help you to feel the language, comprehend its core and the way it functions.



During the classes, we will have a lot of practical work, so you will learn how to behave appropriately in any real-life situation. In other words, you'll be able to cope with whatever life throws at you in English.

Moreover, I pay a lot of attention to your pronunciation: I will correct your sounds and meticulously work on the improvement of your accent until it's native-like. I can teach you four distinct types of English accents: British, Australian, American and Canadian since creation and modelling of native English accents is one of my key areas of expertise. The only thing left for you to do is to choose which accent you would like to become an expert in :)

There is always a specific home assignment after every class in order to reinforce the acquired skills. In addition, every month a test class based on your individual requirements is conducted so we can clearly monitor the course of your progress and readjust it if necessary.

Furthermore, some classes are innovative and represent cutting-edge achievements in English teaching. They are called visual thematic speaking development sessions. The grammar and vocabulary used in these classes are smoothly woven into the fabric of the British, Australian, American and Canadian cultural topics.

The feedback I’ve been getting from these extraordinary classes is more than satisfying - my students not only find them fun, unusual and top-notch, but also surprisingly simple and strikingly memorable. I'd be glad to introduce YOU to the exciting world of visual thematic learning - after you try it out, your learning experience will never be the same.

P.S. Check out my video CVs in English and Spanish languages via my youtube channel helenoz.

In addition, take a look at my interview responses in the bottom of the page after the "recommendations" section - you'll find loads of handy information there!

In my article: "In your opinion, what does it take to be a successful English speaker?" I give 11 useful tips. I came up with them over the years thanks to my teaching practice and students' feedback.

I recently compiled my personal reflection "Alice in Wonderland" for my students to help them learn as many helpful phrases as possible in the easiest and quickest way possible from just one source.

It contains more than 100 (!) phrasal verbs, collocations, set expressions, phrases and idioms, which I meticulously hand-picked. All of them are widely used and up to date. Moreover, they are exceptionally easy to remember thanks to the context I’ve put them in. And there is no need to jump all over the net and navigate through dozens of websites to find the expressions/idioms – they are already at your fingertips.

So, make sure you check them out and if you liked the reflection, get in touch straight away :) I have ​heaps of​ ​fun and extraordinary activities related to it, which will significantly ​boost up your vocabulary and greatly improve your English speaking skills.

Rates

packages

  • 5h: £200
  • 10h: £400

webcam

  • £40/h

free lessons

  • 30mins

Details

Classes are taught to ADULTS ONLY (20 years old and older). Therefore, please note that lesson requests from parents who are looking for a tutor for their underage children will NOT be considered.

Classes are conducted EXCLUSIVELY online via Skype or Zoom. The duration of a free introductory class is approximately 30 minutes, so we will have enough time to discuss any questions you may have.

The duration of any type of class is 50min. Please note that if you’d like your results to be noticeable and significant, it is recommended to have at least 2 classes per week. The rate for one 50min. class is 48€ (EUR). The classes are paid minimum for 4 classes.

Types of classes:

- Creation and modeling of native English accents: British, Australian, American, Canadian

- Accent reduction

- Thorough pronunciation correction / improvement

- Exam preparations: IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge exams => FCE, CAE, CPE

- General English classes

- Vocabulary / grammar development classes

- Classes specifically dedicated to mastering idioms

- Classes specifically dedicated to phrasal verbs (use and application in context)

- Conversation classes

- Business English classes

- Academic English classes (oral and written communication skills)

- Visual thematic speaking sessions

- Preparation for various types of job interviews (from standard to complex)

- Elaborate and multi-stage creation of professional video / audio / written CVs and cover letters

Generally speaking, if you’d like your results to be tangible and sustainable, it is strongly advised to commit to having at least 2-3 classes per week. Think of mastering your English language skills as training your muscles - are you going to be able to gain any noticeable muscle strength going to the gym just once per week? Not likely. Without a strong commitment, your muscles are going to quickly forget any training they underwent. The same applies to your English skills. That’s why the minimum amount of classes conducted per week is 2.

I’m looking forward to helping you to achieve your English language goals :)

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