Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to some common questions in the areas listed below.
Feel free to contact me if you do not find your question here.


How it works

How do I start taking lessons?

  • Contact me for a free consultation.
  • Make your payment.
  • Schedule your session/s.
  • Lesson materials will be sent to you to review and prepare for the lesson.
  • Connect on Skype - log on Skype and contact me at the time of the lesson.

How do I get a free consultation?

You can send a message with your details and preferred time for the consultation or contact me on Skype. I do my best to respond to submitted requests as soon as possible.

What happens during the free consultation?

The purpose of the free consultation is for us to get to know each other, discuss your learning objectives and, together, decide on a learning plan and a schedule that best suits your goals.

What equipment do I need?

You will need a Skype account and a computer with a reliable Internet connection.

How do I get my materials for the lesson?

The materials are shared via Google documents and web links. If Google is not accessible in your country, we will decide on an alternative way of sharing documents.

Do I need to pay for the materials?

No. All the materials you will need for your lessons are free, including additional tasks and assignments.

How long is a single tutoring session?

A tutoring session is 50-55 minutes long.

How is the lesson delivered?

Lessons are delivered via Skype. When necessary, additional visual and audio materials will be shared via Google documents or web links.

Do I need to do homework?

Depending on your learning goals and objectives, you may be given additional tasks and assignments to complete before your next session.

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Payment

How much does it cost?

My regular hourly rate is $17.00 or €14.00 per academic hour (50-55 min). Those apply for single projects and occasional services. Otherwise, lessons are paid in blocks of 5, 10, 15 and 20 lessons. The more lessons you buy at a single time, the more you save. See details on the Pricing page.

What is a single project/ an occasional service?

You can pay for a single lesson for individual or short-term projects, such as proofreading, preparing a presentation, mock job/university interview or any other service that requires less than 5 sessions.

When do I pay for lessons?

After we agree on a learning schedule and you decide on the type of package which best suits you, an invoice will be sent to an email address you provide. The payment should be completed at least three hours prior to your first session.

What payment methods do you accept?

The commonly accepted payment methods are Paypal, Skrill (Moneybookers) or Credit Cards. You can also pay through Western Union, Moneygram or a bank transfer, provided you cover the transaction fees.
Please, keep in mind that bank transfers may take up to three or four days depending on your country of residence. So, this will delay the start of your lessons and may prove to be inconvenient in the case of recurring payments.

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Scheduling

How do I schedule a lesson?

From the Scheduling page, select your timezone to view the busy time slots on my calendar. Fill out the form and send your request. Wait for confirmation.

How long in advance do I need to schedule?

It is advisable to book your lessons at least 24 hours in advance to give me enough time to prepare your lesson.

Can I reschedule a lesson?

Of course, you can. We are only human and, every now and then, things that are beyond our control happen to us. It is only reasonable, and a matter of courtesy, to do so in a timely manner or, in the event of emergency, notify me as soon as possible.

Can we arrange a fixed schedule?

Yes, you can. It is actually in your best interest to do so. You will be more likely to see progress by committing to a regular long-term study routine rather than having sporadic sessions once in a while.

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Services

What is your regular availability?

My regular availability is every day from 07.00 - 21.00 (GMT +00). The calendar on the scheduling page shows the busy time slots for particular days. By clicking on a given busy item, you will be able to see the duration of the booked session.

What is the minimum age of the students you teach online?

Students should be at least 11 or 12 years old and should have prior knowledge of English to enable them to communicate at a basic level.

Do you teach absolute beginners online?

It will be difficult for us to communicate if your English level is below lower intermediate. You will need to be able to understand basic instructions and explanations in English.

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Then go to Scheduling Form.

 

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