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Is online tuition good?

Pros of online tuition Online tuition can be the perfect solution for older students who are...
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Opportunities to speak to native English speakers

Lots of the people who are trying to improve their English in London tell me that they never get...
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Voice in Second Language Writing

What is voice in writing and why is it considered important? In hindsight, voice is considered...
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'Teacher's Dead' by Benjamin Zephaniah

Book Review for 11-14yrs ‘Teacher’s Dead’ by Benjamin Zephaniah This book is all about not...

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  • Words of Advice Editor's Pick

    Karon Rickatson English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (York) Picture So, you have to get a 6.5 in the IELTS exam?  A 7.5! An 8.0! You want to make sure your registration fee for the CAE exam is not a waste of money? The Proficiency exam is your next challenge? Everyone deciding to invest money in private tuition will have their own personal objective, but how...
  • Writing an Essay

    Christina Fuhr A-level English Tutor (North West London) Picture An essay is a piece of writing that should follow the following structure: 1) IntroductionThe first paragraph of an essay should introduce the reader to the essay topic. The first sentence of the essay should hook the reader and create interest in the essay. Then the research or essay question...
  • A* Passage answer: 'Importance of Being Earnest'

    Kathy Davies IGCSE English Tutor (Gloucester) Picture What do you think makes this such a memorably comic moment in the play? Support your ideas with details from Wilde’s writing. (KEY WORDS underlined – make sure you use them) This extract occurs in Algy’s London apartment, immediately after Jack has proposed to Gwendolen. Lady Bracknell is...


  • The Learning Process

    Bernadette Carter English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Gloucester) Picture I recently went back to college after many years working as an English Language teacher, and put myself through the challenging process of learning new ways of thinking. In the beginning it was exciting, then it got harder, until I reached a stage where I was tempted to give up. I felt my...
  • Exploring the Effects of Language Editor's Pick

    Pamela Newman A-level English Tutor (Guildford) Picture Say a lot about a little As a teacher of GCSE, IGCSE, A level and IB Diploma English Literature for over 15 years, I have always enjoyed building students' confidence when exploring their interpretations of texts. Having just completed the marking of coursework assignments for IB Diploma...
  • Make learning fun!

    Chas Key Stage 1 English Tutor (Leicester) Picture LEARNING Learning anything in life requires the desire to do it and also to put the work in. We all come to appreciate this at one point or another in anything new we set out to do in our lives. As long as these two fundamentals are present then we are halfway to success in achieving our...