Which Courses can I take with an IELTS Tutor Online?
Your IELTS Tutor online can help you prepare for both IELTS General and IELTS Academic.
We can provide a couple of classes in just one skill, or a full course. Some of our students only need a little extra help with reading, sometimes speaking, occasionally listening, but most often writing is the big problem.
You can take just one class or a full course, whichever works best for you.
We specialize in writing and speaking, but we can help you increase your score with reading and listening techniques.
When you think about taking an online course, think about your time zone. We work on Eastern Standard time which means that we can only offer you evening classes if you live in Dubai or Moscow.
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A Typical Class with an IELTS Tutor Online
Most classes start with general conversation about your recent activities. You may describe something you’ve made, somewhere you’ve been, or something you’ve done since the last class. The ‘chat’ is usually followed by grammar practice of a structure that you or your tutor has identified as needing improvement. During this part, and the rest of your class, your tutor will share her screen with you so that you can both see the same exercises pictures, and texts. Next, you’ll often get some intense verbal practice of the day’s grammar structure as you describe and talk about a picture.
During the second part of your class, 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 a written exercise that reviews the day’s grammar structure.
You’ll end the class with a reminder to ‘take your structure for a walk’. To maximize your progress, your tutor 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.
Advantages of an IELTS Tutor Online
There are several advantages to working with an IELTS 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
Disadvantages of an IELTS Tutor Online
The only real disadvantage to working with an IELTS tutor online is the available class times. Your classes can only be scheduled between 10am and 9pm Eastern Standard Time
When you take a class with an IELTS tutor online, you 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.
How many Classes?
During your free assessment you and your IELTS tutor online will discuss what you want from the course. Your tutor will ask you a series of questions designed to identify your level and any gaps that need to be filled to get you to your desired ability. Your tutor will then estimate how many classes you will need to take.
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.
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 e-transfer, credit card, Paypal, or cheques.