Do you need a private ESL tutor to practise speaking more English with? Do you have trouble with some parts of English grammar and vocabulary? Do you want to improve your pronunciation? Maybe you don't have time for regular English as a Second language courses at Mount Royal University or the University of Calgary. Instead, come for one 2-hour class per week -- or more, if you want. You will see major improvements very quickly.
Do you realize that if you speak better, your will listen better?!
Private English Conversation classes can do an awful lot for you. (Consider intense private summer ESL courses as well. Why be in a class of 15 or 20 students at the University of Calgary ESL class or Mount Royal University when you can have an ESL teacher all to yourself?)
What is the difference between LOOK AT, LOOK UP and LOOK AFTER ? Did you ever hear, "I feel a little under the weather" or "I have to hit the hay"? Every language in the world has wonderful expressions. Private lessons with private ESL teacher can help you:
Nathalie Moore, BA Education
- twenty years teaching experience
- specializing in beginner level ESL
- ESL students will improve grammar and basic vocabulary
- Nathalie is also fluent in French
Troy C Moore, Master of Applied Linguistics
Smart Tutors—and Troy in particular—enjoy seeing growth in their professional students. We try to help our students grow with gentle encouragement and stimulating tasks. Therefore, "our home is your home" and we have set up private classrooms with you in mind. We want you to feel comfortable when you are learning. Each ESL lesson is created with you in mind. But we also do extra things: like tiny snacks or homemade cookies on the desks, or the lovely fish tank in the waiting room. We want you relaxed and at ease.
Furthermore, we don't just look at your English level, we look at you as a person; as a husband or wife, child or adult, as an employee or student and as someone who is connected in the world outside. We want you to succeed and we know that others are relying on you; therefore, you need to succeed for many reasons. We understand the pressures you are under. That's another reason why we want your class to be educational, but also relaxing.
For adults, learning English when you already have a job and a family requires hard work. And you may not be able to afford as many private ESL classes as you would like to. To make it a little easier, here are great links for improving your pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure, etc. All of these links are below and they are free. Also, check out our ESL Video page.
Learning to speak, read, hear and write in English does not have to be expensive. Smart Tutors is also ways looking for good quality, free or inexpensive material. A good example of such a resource is, Duolingo. Working with Duolingo for Schools, Smart Tutors plans to guide students into independent ESL learning. Feel free to join a classroom. If you don't see your language, send me an email to ask about a classroom.
Firstly, the student sees a Smart Tutor ESL instructor as more of a "go-to-person" for when the student is lost or if things are difficult. Secondly, joining a class means that you want to be accoutable. You want someone to check up on you; someone to ask you, "Did you work on English today?" The ESL instructor isn't a policeman (or a policewoman); he/she is a coach who encourages you to stick to your learning goals.
The cost for a private ESL class covers the time spent in class and most of the materials used (e.g., homework sheets; we may discuss purchasing particular text books). All payments are receipted. Ask your employer if they might consider paying for part of your English class. Or the costs could be a tax deduction as well.
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