Private online English lessons
Have English lessons specially made to suit your language goals.
What you will learn
My Private Online English Courses are unique to each individual student. During your first session, I will discuss your self-assessment form to determine what the content of your course will be, your language goals and your time frame to achieve them. Your personal Google Classroom will be designed to suit your needs, and I will regularly discuss your progress and course with you.
Before your first lesson you will be asked to fill out a self-assessment form. This is in order for me to have a clear understanding of what your language needs and goals are. From there, we can decide the content of the course. I will regularly feedback with you to make sure that you are satisfied with your progress. I also recommend that my private students also follow my English in Action course in order to help build their skills.
English in action includes all of this!
Book Group Wednesdays 5-5.45pm GMT
Each month you’ll delve into a new book. I give you weekly reading targets as well as a selection of articles, videos and podcasts on the book and author. And every Wednesday you get to practise your speaking skills during our fascinating discussion sessions.
Scottish History Thursday 12-1pm GMT
Discover Scottish history and have amazing discussions on your lunch break! Each week I take you through a fascinating part of Scotland’s story while you learn vocabulary in context. You then have a specially curated selection of authentic materials to read, watch and listen to during the week plus a writing task on the topic.
Monthly Language and Skills Workshop Mondays 6-7pm GMT:
Each month there is a live workshop session to help you with those parts of English which are particularly challenging! As well as language, we’ll also look at how to improve your skills and raise your confidence.
Pronunciation Training Self-Study:
In each session I take you through a different feature of English pronunciation, from individual sounds to fluent speech. There is a weekly challenge with exclusive materials designed to get you working on your pronunciation everyday!
Vocabulary Building Self-study:
Get the language you really need to be an effective communicator in English. My vocabulary lists are made up of high frequency words from an A2-B2+ level and you’ll discover excellent tools to help you learn.
Here you’ll find videos on grammar, vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, writing and Cambridge exam techniques! It gives you the flexibility to study when it suits you, and you can ask me any questions via Google Classrooms.
Flexible course dates
You can choose when you would like your course to be, how many hours a week you would like to have, and if you prefer synchronous or asynchronous learning.
What is included in my private online English lessons?
- A virtual classroom designed to your needs
- Recordings of your classes to monitor your progress
- Synchronous and asynchronous sessions
- Video and voice note feedback
- 25% discount on my English in Action course
When would you like to start?
My Private Online English Course is designed to suit your needs and timetable, so you decide when you would like to study.
Who is this course for?
If you have a specific goal, or if you learn better individually, then private classes are a great option for you. You can determine the content, time and duration of the course and your I will give you regular feedback to ensure that the sessions are relevant to you.
£50/hour (discounts available for multiple hours)
Available Monday to Friday
Hours per week
Course start dates
Laptop or desktop computer and reliable internet connection needed.
If you cannot find an answer to your question, please contact us.
The minimum number of classes we accept per week is one hour, however you can book a one off session if you do not require many classes. For example, if you want to have a CV checked or need to prepare for a job interview.
You need to have access to a computer, a reliable internet connection and a Google account, which is free and easy to create. We are happy to help with any technical questions.
I use Google Meet and Google Classroom.
If you give us 24 hours notice then we can reschedule your lesson for another time in your monthly block. Classes which are cancelled with less than 24 hours notice cannot be rescheduled.
All times mentioned are GMT.
I invoice in pounds; however, payments can be made directly by credit card through my secure online payment service, which will automatically calculate the correct exchange rate.
I ask my students to give me 2 week’s notice if they can no longer continue with their course. I will always send you a reminder asking you to confirm if you are continuing.
Why choose a private online English lessons?
Meet your language goals your way
Private courses are an excellent option if you need to reach a specific language goal, or if you are someone who prefers individual instead of group study. By choosing a private course, you can be certain that your session will meet your needs 100% of the time. And my students certainly feel that way!
100% of my students recommend me.
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Have a look at what my students have to say
Since I started my English courses in Edinburgh back in 2012, I have welcomed students from all over the world. My goal is for you to have the best possible learning experience, and I am really proud of my 5 star Google rating. Here’s what my students have to say about my cultural immersion courses in Edinburgh and online English courses.
Immerse yourself in Scottish culture and enjoy excellent English classes!
By following the Book Group and Scottish History session on my English in Action course, you will learn to unlock the secrets to learning real English while discovering Scottish history, culture, and English literature.
Hi, I’m Claire!
With over 16 years experience (and counting!) in teaching English and Cambridge preparation courses, I can get you to your English goals.