Taking a Course with a CAEL Tutor Online
If you’re thinking about taking a course with a CAEL tutor online, the first thing to consider is your time zone. Students in Moscow and Dubai should expect to take their classes during their early evening when it’s 10 am in Ottawa.
Which Skills can I Practice with a CAEL Tutor Online?
You can practice your writing, speaking, reading and listening with your online CAEL tutor.
Your CAEL Tutor online can also help you with just one skill – writing, speaking, listening or reading. Some of our students only need a little extra help with reading, sometimes speaking, occasionally listening, but most often, writing is the big problem.
We specialize in writing and speaking, but we can help you increase your score with reading and listening techniques.
A Typical Class with a CAEL Tutor Online
At the beginning of your class, your CAEL Tutor will call you on Skype or admit you into the zoom classroom.
Most classes start with a warm-up – general conversation about your recent activities, something you’ve made, somewhere you’ve been, or something you’ve done since the last class.
The ‘chat’ is usually followed by a review of the homework you’ve submitted and any practice required to clear up patterns of mistakes that your homework reveals. During this part of your online class, and the rest of your class, your tutor will share her screen with you so that you can both see and work on the same exercises, pictures, and texts.
During the second part of your class with a CAEL Tutor Online, the focus is usually on listening and writing. You’ll listen to a passage, listen again for specific words, and identify any new vocabulary. You’ll then use that new vocabulary in an exercise that reviews the day’s grammar structure. You may be asked to share your screen with your tutor so that you can both see and discuss what you are writing.
You’ll end the class with a reminder to ‘take your structure for a walk’. To maximize your progress, your CAEL Tutor Online will suggest using the day’s structure to describe everything you see, smell, hear, feel, and touch as you meander through a mall, roam around a park, or walk through your home.
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There are several advantages to working with a CAEL Tutor Online. You:
* Practice your English from the comfort of your own home
* Can access the class from anywhere in the world. Many of our students live in Dubai, France, Germany, and Brazil.
* Move at your own speed because there’s no-one in the classroom taking up all of the teacher’s time
* Receive lots of individual help.
* Maximize conversation opportunities. There’s no-one competing or waiting for you to finish speaking
* Get customized classes that target the things you need, and want, to work on
* Waste very little of your time
* Schedule your classes to fit your busy life
How many Classes?
When you contact us, we’ll ask you to submit a writing sample so that we can get an idea of your English level.We use your writing as a gauge because, typically, your writing highlights problem areas that we need to work on.
Typically, your total number of classes depends on:
* The gap between what you know and want to achieve
* How much of the work you prefer, or are able, to do alone
* How quickly you learn
* Your budget.
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The only real disadvantage to working with a CAEL Tutor Online is the available class times. Your classes can only be scheduled between 10am and 9pm Eastern Standard Time.
CAEL Tutor Online Requirements
For your classes, you will need a full-sized monitor. You can use a laptop, iPad, or computer monitor.
For much of the class your tutor will share her screen so that you can talk about pictures, work through exercises, and follow examples. The small size of phone screens makes it very difficult for you to participate in your class fully.
You can schedule your classes for the same time, or different times, each week. Classes can be scheduled Monday – Friday 10am and 9pm Eastern Standard Time.
You can pay for your class using debit, e-transfer, credit card, Paypal, cheques, or cash.
Please call/text Angela at 613-614-6460 for more information.