Posts and tips for tutoring English in your home

Discussions and more – Penny Ur – 20th January 2015

Penny Ur has updated her classic EFL book and published through Cambridge University Press in January 2015. CUP are offering a 20% discount for any orders placed in January. Most students want to work on ‘speaking skills’, but as that … Read More»

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Top tips for becoming a great home tuition English teacher

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Teaching English in your own home is all about people and sharing information. To be successful at one-to-one English teaching you have to be able to bring your experience, knowledge and personality to the lessons.  Your student will be staying … Read More»

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How to do a needs analysis with a 1-1 student

Why do a needs analysis? In the niche market of one to one tuition, students have the wonderful opportunity to pursue what matters to them personally while teachers have the stimulating challenge of flexibly tailoring each course to a subtly … Read More»

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Home teaching essentials video: The White Board

The white board is a home teaching essential. As a teacher or student, you would always expect a classroom to be equipped with a white board. Whist the home teaching environment is different to a school, it’s still essential to … Read More»

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Home tuition essentials-10 ideas from Mike

We recently surveyed our English Home tuition teachers asking each teacher to give their their top ten suggestions on creating a good home tuition course.

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Teaching tips from Hannah and Liana: Building vocabulary

One of the keys to delivering an effective home tuition course is taking every opportunity to enhance the learning experience. There are lots of opportunities for the teacher to be creative and to utilise space and facilities around the home … Read More»

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The benefits of teaching English one to one

I thought it would be nice to post this video of Spanish student Chiro talking about her one to one English course with Homelingua English teacher, Carol. I thought it was a good way to highlight the wonderful relationships that … Read More»

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Ideas for using course/resource books and internet activities

Published teaching materials whether in book form or on websites are a great help to English teachers but they can also result in dull, irrelevant lessons. Always ask yourself if published materials are fit for your particular teaching purpose.

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What is an effective teaching method?

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Talking with many teachers, listening to recorded lessons and reading about teachers’ experiences, I often find myself thinking about the best way to teach English and my own experiences as a language learner.

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Success in business English webinar

Cambridge English Teacher are hosting an interesting free webinar; ‘Success in Business English’.  This would be a great thing for all of our business English teachers to attend. The Webinar is being given by James Schofield who has taught Business English in … Read More»

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