Have you heard about IELTS and PTE online training?
Do you remember Nancy (or maybe it was Ned)? That kid in the classroom who constantly distracted you from getting work done? Well, unfortunately even as a grown-up you might still find a nagging Nancy sitting in your classroom! She might be chatting or hogging the teacher’s attention while you are trying to do your work. Imagine you have your PTE or IELTS test in a few weeks and you NEED to prepare, but how on earth can you learn anything in such an environment? HOW you ask? Easy, 1:1 tuition and online learning!
What is 1:1 IELTS and PTE Online Tuition?
1:1 tuition is where a teacher gives a pupil intensive individual support. At E2Language.com, we offer 1:1 tuition when you sign up as a paid user. A tutorial is 40 minutes long. If you are having trouble with a concept, the tutor can spend more time explaining the concept in a way that you can understand.
Self-study – where do you learn best?
Some people can learn on a construction site, the sound doesn’t bother them, others need the silence of a library. Everyone is different. But one thing is for sure, having someone to guide and help you improve in your areas of weakness is going to help you get better results.
1:1 tuition allows you to break down the material into discrete components, study systematically, manage your time, and develop the capacity for sound reasoning.
How is 1:1 IELTS and PTE online tuition better than being taught in a classroom?
In a classroom, one teacher may be faced with around thirty pupils, each with different abilities, different rates of learning, and individual strengths and weaknesses; yet despite this, for the majority of the lesson the teacher will be forced to treat his/her class as if it contained just one student, possibly called Nancy or Ned!
NOTE: An important thing to remember is that you are preparing for an English exam, which is not the same as learning general English.
Learning a language in a classroom definitely has its advantages, and is very effective, BUT you are technically preparing for a test. Sure, you will learn new language-related content, but it is more about preparing for the test and becoming familiar with its structure as well as being confident in answering the questions correctly.
What is a study plan consultation?
Here at E2Language.com, we offer study plan consultations. Your tutor can develop a study plan to overcome your weaknesses. The tutor also helps to build an infrastructure for studying at home that best suits your own preferences for learning. During your study plan consultation, you will chat to your teacher for 15 minutes, and during this time you can also discuss past test results or your concerns and they will give you advice on how to achieve your goals.
The importance of feedback:
Feedback on performance, when effective, is widely considered to be integral to learning. People learn faster and more deeply if they know what the strengths and weaknesses of their performance are and most importantly, how to improve future performance.
“One of the most valuable contributions anyone can make to another person’s learning is constructive feedback. Whether as a student or as a teacher, each one of us has the capacity to provide useful information to other people, which will help them to learn more effectively” (Boud, 1991, p. 19).
KEY benefits of 1:1 IELTS and PTE online tuition:
- I know this may seem like a sales pitch, but in all honesty the difference between booking two verses five 1:1 tutorials could end up being the difference between getting a score of 70 versus 80. Is it really worth taking the test again? Or would it be better to invest now and avoid the disappointment of not achieving your needed score by a few points?
- 1:1 tutoring keeps you focused and engaged in the lesson, allowing you to use your time more efficiently.
- You will have the advantage of having your own personal teacher, with their lesson plans and strategies of teaching designed just for you!
Evidence that it works:
Tutoring works. Evidence from various continents down through the millennia confirms this fact. While tutoring Plato and other leading thinkers of his time, Socrates perfected the classical Greek model. In theory and in practice, tutoring has always played a central role in European and Asian education at primary, secondary, and university levels. In the UK, three recent evaluations of 1:1 tuition interventions found average impacts of between three and five months’ additional progress, suggesting that positive impacts can be successfully replicated in English schools. In addition, an intensive coaching program that involved 1:1 tuition had an average impact of five additional months’ progress.
Who will get you the results you need?
At the end of the day, it is up to you and how much effort you put into preparing for your exam. But with the additional support of your own private tutor, the chances of you achieving your goals are much higher. Remember, if it were not for the private tuition of Aristotle, Alexander the Great may have only become Alexander the Average.
Written by: Michelle Anderson