Are you an ambitious language lover?

Are you ready to get the qualifications you deserve?

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25 minute lesson plus 25 minutes study strategy consultation.

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Do you lack confidence and know-how when it comes to expressing yourself in English?

Familiarity with exam techniques is only half the battle!

Unless you can speak and write naturally in the English language, exam techniques alone will not be enough to inspire the confidence you need to excel at English.

That's why I use a holistic, topic-based approach to exam preparation. We delve deeply into important exam topics and build up a rich arsenal of vocabulary to help you to express yourself freely and creatively.

As you begin to feel comfortable with advanced vocabulary, academic writing, and natural conversation, you will find that exam techniques are actually quite easy to master.

 

Are you confused about how to approach different writing tasks?

My writing courses are centred on helping you to cultivate three main pillars of success:

  • Planning & brainstorming
  • Vocabulary & collocations
  • Grammatical construction

Successful writers need hands-on, practical experiences. We work together with Google Docs to share, edit and re-write assignments. Each writing task goes to your email and Learning Management System, along with a bundle of topic-based multi-media resources to provide:

  • organisational techniques
  • useful key vocabulary
  • advanced grammatical sentence structures
  • Brainstorming activities
  • inspiring ideas.

All of your writing assignments are corrected in great detail, and no stone is left unturned in giving you instructive feedback.

 

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Trial lessons:

Anyone who books a trial lesson has the option of doing a placement test before our online meeting. Otherwise, we discuss your learning needs and have a short lesson. If you want to book more lessons after the trial, you can still follow up with a placement test, if necessary.

Trial lessons consist of:

  • a brief introduction
  •  goal setting
  • sample lesson
  • questions and feedback.

You will get:

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  • Live online lessons
  • Multi-media learning materials
  • Access to a Learning management system for 24/7 support
  • Interactive homework assignments
  • A library of useful resources for self-study
  • Offical exam practice tests

And more ...

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My Lessons & Teaching style

Students and professionals all over the world need expert tuition to help them fulfil their dreams.

If this is you, I can:

  •  help you to develop the confidence, know-how, and academic skills necessary to achieve success in English exams.
  •  equip you with the high level of fluency that you need to face linguistic challenges at university, and throughout your professional life.
  • build up the confidence, soft skills, and resilience that you need to communicate articulately in all situations.

 

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My Professional Background

English Level: Native Speaker
Nationality: Irish
Experience:
25 Years teaching English to children and adults. I specialise in helping students to pass the IELTS, TOEFL, and Cambridge examinations.
( including Business & General English)
Qualifications: Higher Diploma in Education, TEFL.
Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature & History
Other: Blogger/website editor/teacher trainer/conference speaker/materials writer/course developer/Massive Open Online Course presenter & organiser.

(Link to Curriculum Vitae)

( Link to about me page)

 

Augustos

Augustos (student)

Greece, 16

I decided to have lessons with Sylvia because she had a great reputation. I went from being really insecure to speaking the language in a fluent manner. This has given me an edge on many occasions in my life so far. My favourite part of her lessons was definitely her creativity and how she made learning English such fun. I really can't stress enough how enjoyable and effective her methods of learning through dialogues are.

As a person who has taken lessons with many teachers before, I must say that Sylvia is undoubtedly my favourite so far. I can’t see that changing any time soon for a number of reasons; the main one being her passion for inspiring students to achieve their goals.

Her lessons have helped me make major improvements in many aspects of the English language, especially in speaking. Through her extremely effective methods of learning through dialogue, I have gained confidence in speaking which has helped me countless times throughout my life so far.

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Smaragda K.

Greece, 17 (student)

Sylvia was not just the teacher who helped me achieve all of my academic aspirations. She was, and still is, the woman who helped me to discover myself and chase my wildest dreams, and for that I will be forever grateful.

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Kalliopi

Greece, 20 (student)

I met my lovely teacher Sylvia at a time when I was feeling very discouraged and uncomfortable about having English lessons.

Learning English wasn't my cup of tea when I was growing up. I almost hated it . But Sylvia changed that. Not only did she help me to build my confidence, but she made English fun too. She approached our lessons with different methods of teaching than the traditional ones that I had been used to.

She instilled an appreciation of English language culture in me too, and taught me that there’s more than one way to learn a new language. She supported me until the very last exam, and I’ll be forever grateful for everything!

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Carlos. H.

Spain, 49 (engineer)

Sylvia helped me a lot to prepare for my English examinations. Apart from being interested in your English improvement, you can feel that she is interested in you as a  person. The lessons are tailor-made and very professionally driven. Thanks to her I managed to get the Certificate in Advanced English.

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Emad

Spain, 24 ( aerospace engineer)

I was seeking help to pass the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English and Sylvia was my best choice for it. When we began, I quickly noticed her commitment and dedication to our lessons. She is attentive, observant, and constructive. What I appreciated the most is having personalized lessons based on my needs. This really helped me to strengthen my weakest points, and in the end, not only did I pass the exam, but I obtained a grade B mark which reflected all the work we had been putting into it.

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