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Get Started with Trial Lesson

Take the first step to speaking with confidence and better fluency by meeting with one of our teachers!

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Meet Your Teacher

And explain where you need some help

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Do a Fun Activity

And see what our lessons are like

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Continue with Confidence

After you hear your teacher's plan to get you to your goals!

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Get Started with Trial Lesson

Take the first step to speaking with confidence and better fluency by meeting with one of our teachers!

one first 1

Meet Your Teacher

And explain where you need some help

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Do a Short Activity

Your teacher will adjust the lesson to your needs

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Continue with Confidence

After you hear your teacher's plan to get you to your goals!

Meet Teacher Paula

One of Paula's specialities is Business English. She has helped many of our students prepare for job interviews, practice presentations, and clearly communicate their ideas. Paula can also help you improve your pronunciation, she teaches advanced listening skills, and even IELTS.

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Expert in Business English

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Listening Skills to Understand Different Accents

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IELTS Exam Preparation

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Speaking Fluency & Confidence

Use better vocabulary in your answer and express your ideas smoothly. 

Meet Teacher Curtis

Whether you need to improve your speaking fluency, sharpen your listening skills, or build your confidence, Curtis can help you see results within your first few lessons. Curtis' speciality is helping students with pronunciation and to sound more natural when they speak in English.

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Expert in Speaking Fluency

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A Proven System for Building Confidence

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Listening Skill Development

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English for Professionals

Job interviews, presentations, customer service, sales, participating in meetings

I felt confident, focused and present in the job interview which allowed me to get my dream job as a business consultant. Thanks for the excellent preparation! I couldn't have done it without your help!

Eli Santos - Business Consultant
Living in Canada (from Brazil)

For years, I was terrified to speak English. After only a few lessons, I started to feel more confident and felt free to speak my thoughts. Now, I can finally speak without fear and I feel like myself in English!

Amara - University Student
Living in the USA (from Puerto Rico)

I could not understand native speaker clients for my job and it was embarrassing. My teacher helped me to improve my listening very quickly. Now I feel confident to speak up in meetings and make phone calls.

Lili - Accountant
From Hong Kong

Schedule Your Trial Lesson with Curtis!

The times showing are already adjusted to YOUR local time zone 🙂

Schedule a Lesson with Paula Runnals

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I join the lesson?

We use a video calling platform like Zoom or Skype. Once you schedule your lessons, you will receive an email with instructions to connect with your teacher. 

Are the teachers available in my time zone?

Our teachers are located in different time zones around the world with a wide range of lesson times. There are suitable times for students from Asia, Europe, North and South America.

To see the teacher's availability, just click the 'book a lesson' button, set your time zone, and click on the different dates to see the times available.

Note: Our teachers have many students that book with them. Be sure to check the calendar for 1-2 weeks in the future to have a better idea of their availability in your time zone.

Are the Teachers native speakers?

Yes, all of our teachers are native English speakers that are experienced with teaching adult learners that want to improve their speaking fluency, listening skills and sound more natural when they speak. 

How do I schedule a trial lesson?
Watch this video for step-by-step instructions:

What can I expect in the lesson?

First Lesson (Trial Lesson):

Start of the lesson: You will explain your goals and learning challenges. At the same time, your teacher will evaluate your communication abilities.

Next the teacher will choose a small activity that is perfect for your level and focuses on the skills you want to improve.

Lastly, the teacher will talk to you about their recommendations to continue learning and how they plan to help you in your personalized course.

 

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I want you to imagine you are in a classroom and the teacher decides to ask you a question. You aren’t sure of the answer. This isn’t your fault because the teacher has not taught you or given an environment where you can safely ask the question. Next, you are forced to respond with either a guess or to announce to the entire class that you do not know the answer. Then you feel like an idiot, you feel stupid, you feel that everyone else in the class must think you are stupid too and of course, the teacher thinks you don’t remember anything they have taught you. This is a perfect example of the social humiliation aspect of being incorrect. If you are correct and you know the answer – you are allowed to skip the penalty for not knowing something new.

Where is the encouragement to try even if you are incorrect? Why is there no system to reward students for trying? The harder you try, the more you should be rewarded. A person who tries all the time, without fear of being embarrassed, receiving poor grades or looking stupid will perform better, they will learn more. They will ask more questions too.

Unfortunately, after going through an educational system that values ‘being correct’ above everything else; we develop a mental attitude that makes us hate the feeling of ‘being incorrect’. It has created an ego inside of us and that ego has one goal: I must be correct so I can be reward by the education system. Making mistakes is an unavoidable part of learning, teachers know this fact but the method of teaching does not create the optimal environment for learning.

I cannot offer any solutions to the problems in the teaching methods I have talked about today, but I hope that by telling you my opinion, you will be aware of your natural desire to be ‘correct’ all the time and where it comes from. 

By the way, if you feel that having the personal support of a teacher who is focused on YOUR goals is what you need, be sure to check out our private lessons and book a trial lesson. 

For writing, editing and presentations, Studycrumb is a great option to assist with this area of your English. 

 

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Book a Trial Lesson!

Reach your English goals faster with the one-to-one support of a teacher.

Find a time to book your trial lesson!

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I want you to imagine you are in a classroom and the teacher decides to ask you a question. You aren’t sure of the answer. This isn’t your fault because the teacher has not taught you or given an environment where you can safely ask the question. Next, you are forced to respond with either a guess or to announce to the entire class that you do not know the answer. Then you feel like an idiot, you feel stupid, you feel that everyone else in the class must think you are stupid too and of course, the teacher thinks you don’t remember anything they have taught you. This is a perfect example of the social humiliation aspect of being incorrect. If you are correct and you know the answer – you are allowed to skip the penalty for not knowing something new.

Where is the encouragement to try even if you are incorrect? Why is there no system to reward students for trying? The harder you try, the more you should be rewarded. A person who tries all the time, without fear of being embarrassed, receiving poor grades or looking stupid will perform better, they will learn more. They will ask more questions too.

Unfortunately, after going through an educational system that values ‘being correct’ above everything else; we develop a mental attitude that makes us hate the feeling of ‘being incorrect’. It has created an ego inside of us and that ego has one goal: I must be correct so I can be reward by the education system. Making mistakes is an unavoidable part of learning, teachers know this fact but the method of teaching does not create the optimal environment for learning.

I cannot offer any solutions to the problems in the teaching methods I have talked about today, but I hope that by telling you my opinion, you will be aware of your natural desire to be ‘correct’ all the time and where it comes from. 

By the way, if you feel that having the personal support of a teacher who is focused on YOUR goals is what you need, be sure to check out our private lessons and book a trial lesson. 

For writing, editing and presentations, Studycrumb is a great option to assist with this area of your English.