The most flexible course option. You can take your one-to-one lessons at times to suit you. You can cancel and reschedule at 24 hours' notice. One-to-one tuition is the quickest and most effective method of learning a language.
Each learning method has its advantages – and its weak points relative to the other methods. We've drawn up a brief list to highlight what's good about this method of learning and what's not so good about it.
What's great about one-to-one tuition
- Speed – You can learn quickly because the lessons will go at your speed.
- Shortcut to success – You get individual attention, so your teacher can focus solely on your own personal specific needs. For example if you're good at remembering vocabulary but confused about certain points of grammar, you can have them quickly explained and demonstrated to you in as much or as little time as you, personally, need.
- Flexibility – You can take your one-to-one lessons at times to suit you. You can cancel and reschedule at 24 hours' notice.
What's not so great about one-to-one tuition
- Cost – Inevitably, a one-to-one teacher-to-student ratio costs more because there's no one to share the cost with you. That said, one-to-one tuition is the quickest and most effective method of language learning and it's often the case that one-to-one students will derive more learning per pound invested than those in groups.
- You're on your own – Some people thrive on studying alone; others prefer to have at least one other student to interact with. If you want something slightly less intense, you might consider a tutorial or even a small group.