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In-person lesson vs. lesson via Skype?

Skype lessons are convenient, fun and less expensive than live-in-person lessons and yet they are just as effective. The only difference is that you and I won’t be in the same place: you might be sitting at home or at your desk, while I will be working from my office. Moreover you will have my 100% attention and you will not be distracted by other students or embarrassed by speaking in a group.

I combine my traditional methods of teaching with the latest communication system –Skype. Everything else is exactly the same as an in-person lesson. I take into account your personality, your needs and your expectations in order to be able to provide the most appropriate teaching method and to establish a personalized course program which will ensure the best results.  As we talk I will write any difficult sentences or new vocabulary in Skype Instant Message which will give you a lesson transcript to review on your own after the lesson.

Finally, after each lesson you will be given some homework (by e-mail) designed to help you review and master the language we have used and studied during the lesson. The lesson, follow-up homework, and corrections are all included in the hourly fee. Just scan and e-mail me your work and I will correct it and return it to you before the next lesson.

 

Read what my students have to say:

“After graduation I choose to follow my studies abroad in a international program. To be able to study outside my country I had like most of the foreign students to pass an English test. Thus, I searched for English teacher  that could help me improving my English skills intensly. With a tight schedule I find really inconvenient to move from my home to a place like a school for instance. Moreover, a private teacher is often too exprensive for a student like me. After some small researches I find the perfect solution, online private courses via skype. Every wednesday I met Donna via skype and talk with her about the essay I send her per mail during the week. Her teaching method was really effective for me. I find it more efficient and interactive to work via internet, mailling and skype than traditionnal face to face courses. I could stay at home in my bedroom and stay focused on the correction Donna gave me during the online meetings. She gave me a lot of documents, exercises and very good advice to prepare myself perfectly for the exam and enhance my English level. I think this method is really adapted to students and is more fun and efficient. In fact, I saw a big improvement in my writing, and speaking skills. Furthermore, I passed my exam with succes and obtained a better score than expected. I am very thankful to Donna’s help, that was really adapted to my expectations. Now I can finally start my studies in an English speaking country without the problem of the language.” I am so thankful for your help. I still can’t realise that I passed the ielts test.

Pauline

I have conversation classes with Donna on Skype and I can tell I am really helped. As a teacher, she is always well prepared for the lesson (which is tailored to the student’s personal needs) and genuinely interested in the student’s progress. What is more, after the lesson, she is willing to dedicate extra time in order to give valuable feedback and advice (regarding grammar, vocabulary, expressions etc.). But I appreciate a lot her personality, too: she is kind, helpful and easy going. I highly recommend her. 

Konstantinos