My name is Stephen Taylor and I have been teaching English as a Foreign Language since 1987. I am experienced in both the physical classroom and teaching online. I have experience of teaching over 22 different nationalities and students of all ages.
I know that students do not all learn in the same way and my classes are always tailored to meet the individual needs of my students. My classes are always well planned and the lesson objectives are clearly defined.
One to one classes allow the teacher to focus entirely on you. If you make grammatical errors or pronunciation mistakes, the teacher can correct you immediately. There’s no waiting while the teacher deals with another student.
Your questions can be answered immediately and classes can be planned around your individual language interests or problems. Your learning needs are assessed before your classes begin so that every class is an important class.
Classes are carried out over the Internet so it is very important that you have a fast, stable Internet connection.
It’s important to have a desktop computer or a laptop for the classes. A tablet will work but using a phone, while possible, is less than perfect. It’s difficult to read shared documents on a phone screen.
Always check your connection before your class starts.
You will need a good quality microphone and a pair of headphones to get the maximum benefit out of your online classes.
It’s also helpful to have a webcam but these are not needed in every class.
The equipment on your laptop might be good enough but it’s important that you test it and know how you adjust all settings.
The classes work much better of communication is easy and clear.
Classes are carried out using Zoom. This software allows easy communication and screen sharing. This means that our classes can flow smoothly without technical problems.
It is not necessary to download and install Zoom because students can access their classes using a web browser.
Zoom is free software and it is easy to install if you prefer to sign up and download it. This is highly recommended.