5 Reasons Why Hiring an Online English Tutor is the Best Way to Improve Your English
Online study is a rapidly growing trend and has changed the face of English language education dramatically. Most of my own teaching career has been in universities, schools, and businesses but two years ago, I also made the transition to full-time online teaching when I set up my tutoring business, PJC English. It has allowed me to connect with students from all over the world in a way that simply would not have been possible if I had continued working in a traditional classroom environment.
For you, the student, I truly believe that working with an online English tutor can be the best way for you to improve your conversation skills, raise your IELTS band score or become more confident using English at work. There are many reasons why online training is a wonderful way to study English, and I have included 5 of them in the blog post below!
Motivation and organization are key when studying English. It is tempting after a hard day’s work to postpone your IELTS study until another night. This is a big mistake that many students make. They simply don’t put enough time into their preparation.
Likewise, for Business English students, a busy workday is generally an excuse to keep that English textbook closed and to skip the study that you know deep down you have to do if you want to remain competitive in your workplace.
Working with a private tutor provides accountability in a number of different ways. For a start, you have paid for the tutoring service and it would be a waste of money to either cancel classes or simply not prepare properly for them. Secondly, we have a natural inclination to try to impress our tutors and this is a significant motivating factor for many students also.
Finding the time to study for the IELTS exam or improve your Business English is one of the biggest challenges that busy learners face. It is difficult to juggle work, family, social life and university, and then find time for English study as well. If you work with an online English tutor, you can study from the comforts of your home, or even in the office at lunchtime. No more traffic jams on the way to your lesson! Working with an online tutor allows you more flexibility to schedule lessons that fit around your busy schedule.
- Error Correction and Vocabulary Building
If you are serious about improving your English, you need to be serious about error correction and vocabulary building. This is particularly true for IELTS students or for those of you in management positions in companies. In the case of IELTS, it is not possible to achieve a band score of 6 or higher if you make frequent grammar mistakes.
For those of you who use English in the workplace, I know from speaking with many of you that there is nothing more stressful than worrying about your English while chairing a meeting or conducting negotiations. Online classes can prepare you for these situations and your tutor can give you personalized feedback and error correction to help you take your English and your career to the next level.
A trained tutor can identify when you make mistakes regarding tenses, noun-verb agreements, prepositions, countable and uncountable nouns, gerunds and infinitives etc. Your tutor can pinpoint the parts of your speech where you are struggling and send supplementary materials to help you work on your weaknesses.
- Quality of Education
Unless you live in a large, cosmopolitan city, your access to quality tutors is probably very limited. Often, students will end up paying money to inexperienced, unqualified tutors simply because they are the only native English-speaking people they can find. Studying online offers you a far greater chance of finding a trained, qualified English tutor who can provide top class lesson materials and advice. You have the entire world to choose from when you work with an online tutor; not just your city!
- Cost of Education
Online classes tend to be more affordable than face-to-face lessons. The reason why is very simple! In my own case, teaching from home means that I have zero travel time and so I can teach two or sometimes three classes in the same time it would take me to get on a bus and teach one class in an office or in a student’s home. As a result, my fees for an online class are at least half the price of what I charge for a face-to-face lesson. Of course, with applications such as Skype and Zoom, teaching online is like being in the same room anyway! The benefit for you, the student, is that you can pay for MORE English classes each month. It’s a win-win situation!
Why Study with PJC English?
When you study with PJC English, you work with a highly-experienced and passionate tutor who is just as motivated as you are! I will work beside you step-by-step to help you reach your learning goals. Book a FREE TRIAL today and see for yourself why I have so many positive student reviews.