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We teach a wide variety of effective and enjoyable English courses at our conveniently located centre in Wanchai on HK Island, or for corporate clients we provide high quality in-house corporate Business English and Soft Skills staff training courses at your office.
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We specialise in one to one tuition which is the most effective and efficient way to learn English. See below for our extensive range of courses. If you want to improve your English then come and study with us!
We teach not only traditional English language programs (Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing, Business English, Pronunciation and grammar etc) but also career related soft skills such as presentation skills, public speaking, media training and negotiation skills for sales or purchasing / merchandising.
We offer a wide range of courses all taught by experienced, native English tutors and teachers.
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What is an English Tutor?
A English tutor is an instructor who gives private English lessons. The most famous example of a tutor is Aristotle, who tutored Alexander the Great. A tutor is not to be confused with a teacher who is employed in the education of groups. To tutor (as a verb) is to perform the functions of a tutor.
Shadow education is a pejorative name for private supplementary tutoring that is offered outside the mainstream education system.
Private English tutoring can help high achievers reach new levels. It can also help slow English learners keep up with their peers. In order to provide children with educational advantages, the use of private English tutors is spreading and intensifying.
A recent study by the Asian Development Bank and the Comparative Education Research Centre at the University of Hong Kong pointed out that private tutoring can dominate the lives of young people and their families, maintain and exacerbate social inequalities, divert needed household income into an unregulated industry, and create inefficiencies in education systems. It can also undermine official statements about fee-free education and create threats to social cohesion.
In the Republic of Korea, nearly 90% of elementary students receive some sort of shadow education. In Hong Kong, China, about 85% of senior secondary students do so. 60% of primary students in West Bengal, India, and 60% of secondary students in Kazakhstan receive private tutoring.[
Demand for tutoring in Asia is exploding; by comparison globally, shadow education is most extensive in Asia. This is partly due to the stratification of education systems, cultural factors, perceptions of shortcomings in regular school systems, and the combination of growing wealth and smaller family sizes. Therefore, education sector has become a profitable industry which businesses has created different kind of products and advertisement such us "the king/queen of tutorial" (A usual advertisement tactic of Hong Kong tutorial center), online private tutor matching platform and online learning platform offering online learning materials etc.
In Cambodia, most tutoring is provided by teachers, whereas in Hong Kong, China, it is provided by individuals, small companies or large companies. In Mongolia, most tutoring is labor intensive, while entrepreneurs in the Republic of Korea make use of computers and other forms of technology.
A private tutor is a private instructor who teaches a specific subject or skill to an individual student or small group of students. Such attention ideally allows the student to improve knowledge or skills more rapidly than in a classroom setting. Tutors are often privately hired and paid by the student, the student's family or an agency. Some are used for remedial students or others needing special attention; some provide more advanced material for exceptionally capable and highly motivated students, or in the context of homeschooling. Tutoring can also occur when one adult helps another adult student to study a specific course or subject that he/she is taking to get a better result. The adult can also let the student work on his/her own, and can be there if the student has any questions.
Academic English coaching is an evolution of mentoring applied to academics. Coaching involves a collaborative approach. Coaches try to help students learn how they best learn and how to operate in an academic environment. Tutors help students learn the material in individual courses while coaches help students learn how to be successful in school. In college, that includes such topics as: study skills, time management, stress management, effective reading, note-taking, test-taking, and understanding how to use a syllabus. Academic coaches meet with the student regularly throughout the semester. Coaches work with students in all kinds of situations, not just those who are struggling academically. Some highly motivated, high-achieving students will have a coach to improve their learning efficiency. Academic coaching also occurs to help students prepare for entrance exams to gain entry to schools or universities. Tutoring may even be used for the whole application process to university. Academic coaching is a huge industry in Asia. For example, in India, a majority of students, be it of any class or stream, visit a coaching centre or a "study circle."
Online English tutoring is a new way for a language student to receive help, either scheduled or on-demand. Sessions are done through an application where a student and tutor can communicate. Common tools include chat, whiteboard, web conferencing, teleconferencing and other specialised applets which make it easier to convey information back and forth. For example, there are specialized applets designed specifically for mathematics which allow the use of mathematical symbols.
Online tutoring has been gaining popularity over the past couple of years due to the ease of being able to connect to a tutor at moment's notice when help is required. This is especially effective when a student is studying for a test that is scheduled for the next day at school and is stumped on a particular problem. Not all online tutoring companies offer an on-demand tutoring service.
Source: Wikipedia (with adaptation)
We also teach International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO) English for pilots and Medical English (PLAB) for doctors
In addition to English language and Business Soft skills we have skilled native English writers, editors and proof readers on our staff. We provide these writing services to individuals and companies alike.
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We focus on your actual English learning needs so you can improve your English standard quickly and easily.
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