We offer home tuition courses catering solely for students aged between 10 and 17 years of age (juniors). Younger students need a teacher who is happy to provide the extra care and welfare required and a tutor that is happy to organise and accompany them in a stimulating social programme outside of lesson times. We have teachers who will take full responsibility for their student and will provide the best learning environment for them. Each tutor is selected carefully for their suitability to teach and their ability to care for each student. Our teachers will supervise their students to ensure that they are safe and secure at all times.
Lessons are a combination of practical activities, mostly focussing on listening and speaking, together with written and spoken exercises, to improve grammar and build vocabulary.
We cater for all levels, ranging from absolute beginners through to advanced.
Course Length & Start Dates
The minimum course length is one week. There is no maximum course length.
We do not have any set start dates. Just pick the best date to suit you and we'll almost always be able to meet your request. The only exceptions to this rule are public holidays. If a public holiday falls during the course, then with the agreement of the student and teacher, this may be a lesson-free day, with the hours to be made up on other days before the course ends. There is no obligation, however, on the teacher to work on a public holiday. Public holiday dates for this year are 25/03, 28/03, 02/05, 30/05, 29/08, 25/12, 26/12 and 27/12.
We offer a flexible teaching programme. Students can choose from just 10 to 30+ hours of tuition per week. Lesson timings are flexible, and are to be agreed between the teacher and student. Generally, lessons take place in the morning, which frees up the afternoon and evening for private study and leisure activities, but this of course may be changed with the agreement of teacher and student.
The methods used in any particular class are dictated by the student’s needs and targets, and in one-to-one classes these can be refined further by the student’s own personality and learning style. By combining the professional care and attention that our teachers give to each individual student with appropriate course books and materials we hope to assist each student to achieve these targets. However, in all cases, in addition to the student’s own targets we will also aim to build their confidence and fluency in English by encouraging them to communicate actively with their teacher in and out of lessons.
As with all one-to-one classes, the student’s own needs and learning targets (as expressed at the time of booking and refined in early discussion with the teacher) dictate the syllabus. The course objective is to meet these targets as closely as possible within the time allowed, bearing in mind the initial language level of the student.
- The minimum enrolment age for this course is 10. The maximum enrolment age is 17
- All books and other learning materials are provided by the teacher and are free of charge
- One-on-One classes have a maximum class size of 1
- Full board and accommodation is included in the course fees
Junior Plus - Activities and Excursions (weekly programme)
This programme includes all of the above plus one full day excursion and three half-day trips or activities. Popular options include sight-seeing, visits to museums and art galleries, visits to local places of interest, sports sessions, shopping trips, and arts & craft sessions.
This supplement does not cover the cost of expensive admission fees or long distance trips. Visits to major theme parks such as Legoland or Alton Towers are also not included nor are activities such as horse riding or professional tennis lessons. For students staying in London visits to the city centre will be included but not admission charges to its premier attractions such as Madame Tussauds.
For students aged 10 and 15 must combine their English lessons with an activity programme (Junior Plus). For students aged 16 and 17 the Junior Plus programme is optional.