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Hi! My name is Rekha and I'm a native English speaker.I have teaching qualifications and I'm a graduate.I teach children.
£30/hr
Rekha
Verified TutorVerified Tutor
CountyBatley
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

Hi! My name is Rekha and I'm a native English speaker.I have teaching qualifications and I'm a graduate.I teach children.

I am a private tutor whose calm, patient and friendly.I work with primary school children from 6 years onwards.I teach English, Maths and S...
CountyBatley
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

Hi! My name is Rekha and I'm a native English speaker.I have teaching qualifications and I'm a graduate.I teach children.

I am a private tutor whose calm, patient and friendly.I work with primary school children from 6 years onwards.I teach English, Maths and S...
Personally I would describe myself as hard working and a good communicator. I would prefer to teach adults.
£11/hr
Ethan
Online
CountyOnline lessons
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

Personally I would describe myself as hard working and a good communicator. I would prefer to teach adults.

I am a private tutor, I would be doing online one to one sessions with my students. I am highly adaptable to be able to teach any individua...
CountyOnline lessons
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

Personally I would describe myself as hard working and a good communicator. I would prefer to teach adults.

I am a private tutor, I would be doing online one to one sessions with my students. I am highly adaptable to be able to teach any individua...
English to teens, SQA curriculum experience, qualified teacher.
£25/hr
Emily
Online
CountyEdinburgh, Leith, Newington (...
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

English to teens, SQA curriculum experience, qualified teacher.

Relationships centred approach to teaching for either tailored private lessons to small groups. I will meet them where they’re at and provi...
CountyEdinburgh, Leith, Newington (...
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

English to teens, SQA curriculum experience, qualified teacher.

Relationships centred approach to teaching for either tailored private lessons to small groups. I will meet them where they’re at and provi...
I am an experienced Art & English tutor with MA Distinctions and Oxford Degree. Offering bespoke, fun online lessons for all ages.
£65/hr
First class free
Cara
Online
CountyOnline lessons
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

I am an experienced Art & English tutor with MA Distinctions and Oxford Degree. Offering bespoke, fun online lessons for all ages.

I am a private tutor with over 5 years experience tutoring and lecturing online and in the classroom. Let's learn together and achieve your...
CountyOnline lessons
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

I am an experienced Art & English tutor with MA Distinctions and Oxford Degree. Offering bespoke, fun online lessons for all ages.

I am a private tutor with over 5 years experience tutoring and lecturing online and in the classroom. Let's learn together and achieve your...
I am experienced in teaching English to both the French and the Chinese from age 3 to 70!
£15/hr
Sharon
Online
CountyOnline lessons
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

I am experienced in teaching English to both the French and the Chinese from age 3 to 70!

I adapt my classes to suit your level and interests, never have a boring english class again! I look forward to having lessons with you.
CountyOnline lessons
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

I am experienced in teaching English to both the French and the Chinese from age 3 to 70!

I adapt my classes to suit your level and interests, never have a boring english class again! I look forward to having lessons with you.
I am a fresh graduate with proficient use of English language
£20/hr
First class free
Mariam
Online
CountyOnline lessons
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

I am a fresh graduate with proficient use of English language

I have a B.A. DEGREE IN RUSSIAN AND ENGLISH. For over 2 years I tutored my brothers and friends English, French and Russian. I am keen to h...
CountyOnline lessons
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

I am a fresh graduate with proficient use of English language

I have a B.A. DEGREE IN RUSSIAN AND ENGLISH. For over 2 years I tutored my brothers and friends English, French and Russian. I am keen to h...
ESOL/ EFL (English as a foreign language) tutor - fun, engaging lessons to suit your needs
£25/hr
First class free
Jessie Brooks
CountyYork, Fulford, Heslington, He...
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

ESOL/ EFL (English as a foreign language) tutor - fun, engaging lessons to suit your needs

My name is Jessie and I'm a CELTA qualified English tutor with over 10 years’ experience teaching adults from all over the world. I love su...
CountyYork, Fulford, Heslington, He...
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

ESOL/ EFL (English as a foreign language) tutor - fun, engaging lessons to suit your needs

My name is Jessie and I'm a CELTA qualified English tutor with over 10 years’ experience teaching adults from all over the world. I love su...
CELTA-qualified native English Teacher with a Psychology with Education Degree, offering online lessons for children and adults.
£30/hr
First class free
Emily
5Online
CountyOnline lessons
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

CELTA-qualified native English Teacher with a Psychology with Education Degree, offering online lessons for children and adults.

I employ a communicative, individualised and student-centered approach, with fun and engaging topics to develop speaking, listening, readin...
CountyOnline lessons
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

CELTA-qualified native English Teacher with a Psychology with Education Degree, offering online lessons for children and adults.

I employ a communicative, individualised and student-centered approach, with fun and engaging topics to develop speaking, listening, readin...
CELTA certified teacher of English as a foreign language here to help you with your English needs
£15/hr
First class free
James
5Online
CountyWest Drayton Greater London, ...
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

CELTA certified teacher of English as a foreign language here to help you with your English needs

I am a native English speaker and newly qualified teacher of English as a foreign language. I gained my CELTA certification from Internatio...
CountyWest Drayton Greater London, ...
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

CELTA certified teacher of English as a foreign language here to help you with your English needs

I am a native English speaker and newly qualified teacher of English as a foreign language. I gained my CELTA certification from Internatio...
I am an online English teacher since 2020. I am a TEFL Certified and I am qualified to teach kids, young learners and adults
£9/hr
First class free
Mikee Cordilla
Online
CountyBank
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

I am an online English teacher since 2020. I am a TEFL Certified and I am qualified to teach kids, young learners and adults

My students are from China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Thailand. I help the students learn English Grammar, Pronunciation, Vocabulary, Readi...
CountyBank
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

I am an online English teacher since 2020. I am a TEFL Certified and I am qualified to teach kids, young learners and adults

My students are from China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Thailand. I help the students learn English Grammar, Pronunciation, Vocabulary, Readi...
Flexible, patient, firm, great energy& anyone in need.
£40/hr
Lauren
Online
CountyOnline lessons
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

Flexible, patient, firm, great energy& anyone in need.

I've always thoroughly enjoyed teaching and tutoring colleagues and friends alike. With great success too. I take great satisfaction in bei...
CountyOnline lessons
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

Flexible, patient, firm, great energy& anyone in need.

I've always thoroughly enjoyed teaching and tutoring colleagues and friends alike. With great success too. I take great satisfaction in bei...
Native British teacher specialising in IELTS, TOEFL, IGCSE and American SATS
£20/hr
First class free
Lisa
Online
CountyEgypt
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

Native British teacher specialising in IELTS, TOEFL, IGCSE and American SATS

I am a native British English teacher working as Head of English at a British school. I have over 25 years teaching experience in interati...
CountyEgypt
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

Native British teacher specialising in IELTS, TOEFL, IGCSE and American SATS

I am a native British English teacher working as Head of English at a British school. I have over 25 years teaching experience in interati...
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Lessons for teenagers to adults who want to learn English as a second language in a fun and encouraging environment.
£15/hr
Jack
CountyOnline lessons
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

Lessons for teenagers to adults who want to learn English as a second language in a fun and encouraging environment.

As a student of a second language (Spanish), I have had experience with great and not so great teachers, so I know what works! My approach...
CountyOnline lessons
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

Lessons for teenagers to adults who want to learn English as a second language in a fun and encouraging environment.

As a student of a second language (Spanish), I have had experience with great and not so great teachers, so I know what works! My approach...
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Experienced and friendly teacher of EFL and support for English Language and Literature
£17/hr
First class free
Naomi
4.5Online
CountyOnline lessons
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

Experienced and friendly teacher of EFL and support for English Language and Literature

I have taught EFL for 30 years, (yet remain very young at heart!) including in the Czech Republic and Spain. I am a flexible, creative and...
CountyOnline lessons
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

Experienced and friendly teacher of EFL and support for English Language and Literature

I have taught EFL for 30 years, (yet remain very young at heart!) including in the Czech Republic and Spain. I am a flexible, creative and...
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Native English speaker- English Language? Phonics? Literacy? I can help!
£15/hr
First class free
Ellie
CountyOakham, Wimbledon
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

Native English speaker- English Language? Phonics? Literacy? I can help!

Hello, I'm Ellie.I have a good amount of experience with English and English Language. I graduated with an English & American Studies degre...
CountyOakham, Wimbledon
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

Native English speaker- English Language? Phonics? Literacy? I can help!

Hello, I'm Ellie.I have a good amount of experience with English and English Language. I graduated with an English & American Studies degre...
I would love to teach English to non-English speakers, both adults and children. 
I am a calm, patient and friendly tutor
£30/hr
Amy
Online
CountyOnline lessons
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

I would love to teach English to non-English speakers, both adults and children. I am a calm, patient and friendly tutor

I am a published writer, and have previously taught acting classes and art classes to small groups of primary school aged children. I would...
CountyOnline lessons
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

I would love to teach English to non-English speakers, both adults and children. I am a calm, patient and friendly tutor

I am a published writer, and have previously taught acting classes and art classes to small groups of primary school aged children. I would...
English language tutor providing lessons to children of all ages
£14/hr
First class free
Jazmin
Online
CountyLondon
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

English language tutor providing lessons to children of all ages

Hi my name is Jazmin, I’m from the UK. I want to provide children the opportunity to elevate their English language skills. After all, Engl...
CountyLondon
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

English language tutor providing lessons to children of all ages

Hi my name is Jazmin, I’m from the UK. I want to provide children the opportunity to elevate their English language skills. After all, Engl...
I can help you get started studying and help you stay motivated to continue.
£20/hr
Richard
Online
CountyOnline lessons
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

I can help you get started studying and help you stay motivated to continue.

Understanding what you want as a student is of primary importance and from there I can tailor lessons and a study program to help get you u...
CountyOnline lessons
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

I can help you get started studying and help you stay motivated to continue.

Understanding what you want as a student is of primary importance and from there I can tailor lessons and a study program to help get you u...
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Aswell as teaching English for Foreigners, I also mentor & teach film studies for international and national UG or MA students
£40/hr
First class free
Victoria
Verified TutorVerified Tutor5Online
CountyThe City Of Brighton And Hove
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

Aswell as teaching English for Foreigners, I also mentor & teach film studies for international and national UG or MA students

I am quick to create trusting relationships and spaces (physically or virtually); a people person, and naturally curious, I really enjoy p...
CountyThe City Of Brighton And Hove
SubjectEnglish as a foreign language

Aswell as teaching English for Foreigners, I also mentor & teach film studies for international and national UG or MA students

I am quick to create trusting relationships and spaces (physically or virtually); a people person, and naturally curious, I really enjoy p...

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

👨‍🏫 How to choose a private English tutor?

The first step is to be clear about what you want: classes at home, online classes, classes for groups... Each person is different and therefore has different needs. Based on these needs, you can choose your private teacher. Our recommendation is that you compare profiles and look at the price of the English classes, the teacher's experience, personal description and qualifications.

💰What is the average price of English lessons?

Every English teacher is different but, in general, prices are based on experience and qualifications. Another way of setting the price is based on the level of the classes, the higher the level, the higher the price. The average price, therefore, is usually around £16. You can check the prices of English lessons by level in the table below.

💻 How do I find English classes online?

Want to learn English as a foreign language ? On FindTutors the majority of English teachers also teach online. The process for choosing an online tutor for English is exactly the same as choosing an English tutor that teaches in person: compare the online English tutors’ profiles and contact them. The response time is often even shorter than in-person English lessons.

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👦 Are there private English tutors for children?

If you are looking for an English tutor for your child, you will find plenty of tutors specialising in English for primary school children or people of all ages on FindTutors. Our advice is that, before hiring an English as a foreign language tutor , you should have an interview to get to know them. This way you will be able to make an informed decision when choosing an English tutor.

🤔 Is it worth getting an English language tutor?

Investing in a tutor for English as a foreign language is definitely worth considering for those looking to improve their language skills. The personalised attention, immediate feedback, and access to expert knowledge make English tutoring an effective way to accelerate language learning. Whether you are a beginner or looking to refine your existing English skills, you can find a tutor who can help you achieve your language goals more efficiently.

Tips for studying English

How to choose the right type of English classes

There are many ways to study English and no one way is better than another. It all depends on what you need and what you like. To choose the type of classes you need, it’s best that you assess your needs. Here are some of the things you should consider when looking for English classes.

First of all, how many people do you want to study English with?

  • One-to-one English classes: The advantage of this type of class is that you can personalise it as much as possible. You will have the full attention of your English tutor, if you have a high level of English or have very specific goals (travel, work or an exam...) private English classes are the best format for you.
  • English classes for couples: Classes for couples have almost the same advantages as a one-to-one class, but they are usually cheaper and you won't feel so alone. There are people who need the push of their partners to study seriously and a class for two people will still afford the benefit of personalisation. If you know someone who is also interested in learning English, this is a good option for you.
  • English classes for groups: For many people, a group dynamic is essential when studying. However, group classes go at a set pace and if you can't keep up it will be hard to receive the full benefits of the classes. If you find a class that is suitable for your level, learning English with your friends may be a great idea. You can even find private English tutors that offer group classes.

Private tutors can offer all three types of classes. In addition, there are English language schools that offer English courses. This is great for those who can fit in with a pre-established training plan.

What types of English tutors are there for private lessons?

On FindTutors, we have many private English teachers, there is practically one for every type of student. The good thing about a private tutor is that they adapt to your needs, although depending on what you are looking for, some tutors will be more suitable for you than others. Here are the most common types of English tutors:

  • Native English tutors: Native English tutors are the most in demand because it is believed that as they are native speakers, they are the ones who know the language best. However, this does not necessarily have to be the case as they may not know the grammar behind the language if they have not studied to become an English teacher. In any case, a native English tutor can help you achieve a level of proficiency that few non-native speakers can give you.
  • English tutors for beginners: These teachers are not to be confused with English teachers for children. Some specialise in beginners' classes, but they are taught according to age, as learning English as an adult is not the same as learning English when you are a child.
  • English tutors for official exams: If you are thinking of passing the First or TOEFL exams, there are teachers who specialise in these types of exams who will be able to help you pass.
  • English conversation tutors: If you want to learn to speak English for work, to communicate with native speakers or to travel, conversation classes are a good option for you. Tutors that specialise in conversation classes have a great knowledge of practical topics and are more focused on the Use of English.

The first thing you should do is filter by levels and goals. To find your perfect English tutor, contact the tutor that most appeals to you and tell them what you are looking for and why you want to learn English.

Which English accent to study?

Many people who travel or watch a film, become completely engrossed in an accent and want to learn to speak English in the same way. Everyone has their own accent, but there are several accents you can take inspiration from:

  • Learn English with a British accent: There are many different accents in the UK, but this accent from the south of England is the one that most people recognise internationally.
  • Learn English with an American accent: Lots of learners are introduced to this accent through Hollywood films or TV shows. Although there are many accents in the United States, the one most people are familiar with is a kind of neutral accent that actors usually use. However, if you live in the UK, learning this accent may not be beneficial for you.
  • Learn English with a Scottish accent: There are many different types of Scottish accents but they are all quite different from English accents. Learning this accent could be beneficial to you if you live in Scotland, want to study there or have plans to move to Scotland.
  • Learn English with an Irish accent: Although the Irish island is divided into Northern Ireland and Ireland, the Irish accent is much more famous than its Northern Irish counterpart. Both accents are very striking, whether you wish to learn English with one of these accents will likely depend on where you live.

There are many other English accents and dialects, one of the characteristics of such a widespread language is that, in every part of the world, it is spoken in a different way. These are some of the most traditional ones, but there is nothing wrong with speaking English with your own accent.

How much do private English lessons cost?

How much a private English teacher costs is something that worries most people who need them. Many people think it is something they can't afford but there is something to suit all budgets, prices can range from £6 to £35 an hour.

Here is a rough guide to how much English tutors may cost depending on your needs:

English classes for school students Between £6 and £25

English classes for children Between £10 and £25

English classes for adults Between £15 and £30

English classes for beginners Between £6 and £25

English classes for intermediate/advanced students Between £10 and £25

English classes for test preparation Between £6 and £25

There are teachers who charge more and you may find tutors who charge less as each tutor prices their classes differently. However, in general, you will find that many fall into the ranges stated above. 

What characteristics should a good English tutor have?

Although some people claim to be able to learn English on their own, it’s always best to have some kind of guidance along the way, and who better to guide you than an English tutor?

The world of learning English as a foreign language is vast and finding tutors can seem complicated if you don't know how to go about it. That's why we have prepared the following tips:

  • Do a first search: Start with something simple, enter English and your location in the search engine, this way you will get a lot of results that are relevant to you. If you want to study English online, enter English online into the search engine.
  • Select a few: Find a few tutors who you feel meet your criteria. You can check their description, photo, whether they are verified or not, or the title of the advert. Sometimes the small details are the key.
  • Contact tutors: After finding tutors, the next step is to contact them. You should be clear and direct. Tell them what you need and be honest: what are you looking for in a private tutor, what are your goals?
  • Compare several tutors: Never go with the first option, talk to several private tutors before deciding. Having an open mind is always a good idea.
  • Go with your gut: To get good results with a private tutor you have to get on well with them, so don't ignore the fact that you may or may not like a tutor because it is a very important factor.

There is no magic formula that can tell you which is the best private English teacher. Undeniably, part of the success is attributed to a good connection between the student and tutor, but there are a number of contributing factors:

  • Education: What the tutor has studied and where is important. It can give you a great clue as to what knowledge they have and what their motivations are. Some tutors are native speakers and you can check whether they are fluent in British English or American English or another dialect. It all depends on the English accent you are interested in.
  • Experience: Whilst there are first-time teachers who are great, enthusiastic teachers, but typically experience is always an asset.
  • Description: Read the description in their profile and advert carefully. Look carefully at the type of classes they give, for example, in-person English classes or online English classes.
  • Photo: The professionalism and care displayed by the photo they choose to put on their profile says a lot about a tutor, don't overlook this aspect.
  • Reviews: Perhaps one of the most important things are the opinions of other students. Read them well and carefully.
  • Verification: You can also check if their contact details and studies have been verified by our team to make sure they are legitimate.

Patience is a vital factor when it comes to finding tutors, don't forget that at the end of the day they are people, and you will not always get along with everyone. Be constant in your search and you will achieve great results.