Finding an English tutor by Skype

If you are interested in improving your current level of English, then it may be time to start looking for an English tutor by Skype.

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As modern life places greater demands on our time, traditional classroom teaching is making way for flexible alternatives that offer better access to native English tutors while saving students time and money. Technological advances like Skype, broadband internet and 4G mobile connections mean we are no longer limited to older formats and can learn languages effectively online.

Once you have acquired a basic understanding of English, it is time to take your skills to the next level with the help of a qualified native English teacher. Finding a specialist of this kind in your city may be problematic due to a number of factors:

  • If there are few native speakers, then your choice of English tutor will be limited.
  • Few native speakers means increased local demand, higher prices and less flexibility.
  • Expats often teach English because they cannot find other employment as they do not speak the local language of the host country. This means that the native English speakers near you may not be qualified teachers.
  • Most lessons with native English tutors are conducted in private language schools. Group classes are often less effective than individual training, they involve more travel time and can be costly.

If you are experiencing difficulties finding a qualified native English teacher, then it is well worth considering the option of studying with a Skype English tutor. Online courses offer greater access to native English talent, provide more flexible study schedules and are cost-effective. Due to the large number of Skype schools and online tutors out there, students can benefit from greater choice and more competitive lesson pricing. Competition between rival online schools also serves to improve the level of their teaching services, which means students get more for their money.

When you study with an English tutor by Skype you receive one-to-one lessons that focus specifically on the type of English you require. This makes learning more productive and relevant for each student, which, in turn, contributes to better overall motivation and progress. The traditional classroom model, in which a group of students studies with one teacher, is effective at lower levels when rote learning is required, but is far less productive when the student is trying to gain fluency in English. For this reason, once you have reached pre-intermediate level or above, it is time to look for a native English tutor.

OTUK has a small, friendly team of British Skype English tutors and provides one-to-one training that is tailored to the individual level and needs of each student. If you would like to try studying with one of our native English teachers by Skype, then you can request a 15-minute trial consultation on our homepage.

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