Let’s face it, English is a beautiful but complex language – and so it should be, as it is made up of so many other languages! French, Latin, German, Italian – they all play their part in this most wonderful of languages.
English is an essential part of the national curriculum and having a good command of English is important in all walks of life. For primary school children who need a hand with their reading, as well as university undergraduates who are looking for help with their essay writing, mastering English is essential. It is also vital for honing communication and presentation skills. To be able to articulate clearly and explain arguments also puts you in a far stronger position when negotiating deals or questioning important transactions.
From spelling to more complex GCSE English Literature exams, one-to-one tutoring in English will offer personalised support to anyone who needs help or wants to improve their vocabulary. As a first language some students find English easier than others, but in order to excel in a subject, bespoke home tutoring will give you the edge among peers and will improve your self-esteem and confidence. One only has to listen to someone like Stephen Fry to appreciate what a wonderful language English is, especially when delivered by someone who has wit, intelligence and passion for a wide lexicon.
Do you know your tenses, past participles and iambic pentameter? Your tutor is likely to ask you to explain and write examples, so imagine the feeling of joy you'll have when you're able to explain Shakespeare in a style and with examples peculiar to him. And let’s not underestimate the value of being introduced to new literature, poetry, theatre and critiques throughout your course that will live with you forever. With one-to-one tutoring, the tutor can concentrate on your individual learning objectives without worrying about distractions or other students, so those who take private English lessons often find they improve quickly. The tutor will tailor educational strategies to suit your needs and adapt each session appropriately to ensure you meet your full potential.
If you struggle, your tutor will notice, which means weaknesses will be dealt with immediately. It may seem daunting, but facing them head on is the best way to learn, and a good teacher will be patient and empathetic while offering encouragement and support. In a classroom environment with others, you may feel embarrassed to ask questions, but private lessons with a fully-qualified tutor provide the perfect opportunity to discuss and clear up anything you might not understand. It's also important to note that, in a home tutoring situation, you can ask questions more than once – your tutor will admire your enthusiasm and keenness to get things right
The great thing about private English lessons is that the tutor can focus on subjects, themes and topics which suit you and will bring subjects to the table that interest you. English is a formidable, beautiful language used the world over. Learn it, embrace it and most importantly, enjoy it!