If I could break down how to become outstanding at English at all levels in just four letters, I would undoubtedly sing “R – E – A – D”. My experience has shown that at least 75% of success in English is down to reading lots and reading regularly. And the great thing is, you don’t even need an English tutor for this to work! When I take on new students for English tuition I always start them on solid paced reading schedules.
Much More Than English Tuition
Alongside having a student grow passionate about reading, I like to boost writing skill by teaching a backbone skill set of deep and accessible grammatical knowledge. This is not just knowing the difference between your verbs and prepositions, this is a deep understanding of how English language is put together. Once this ‘language’ has been understood, then grammar and eloquent style flow naturally as the student now understands the solid rules of what makes good or bad writing. From this position, creative writing, persuasive writing, descriptive writing or any other style become effortless. When I learnt to tutor this way, my English students’ abilities all shot through the roof. It sounds complicated, but I teach these techniques to 8 year olds! And once they understand the language, they learn to take control of what many people see as a highly ungraspable subject.
Finding the Right English Tutor
As with all the subjects I tutor, I put relationship first. It is much easier explaining a string of spelling mistakes and tricky grammatical errors to someone who is a friend first and a student second. Why not check out what some of my other students are saying about my English tuition, or if you’re ready, book in your absolutely free no catches tutoring session.