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Professional English Language Tutors

All of our high quality English Language tutors are interviewed and background-checked before tutoring on Spires.

professional online English Language tutor Ella
English Language and Literature University of Oxford
Qualified, professional tutor with upwards of five years experience. Specialises in English Literature, Oxbridge University entrance and exam study skills. A top five star rated tutor with a warm and generous tutoring style.
1884 hours taught
professional online English Language tutor Jude
PhD Bath Spa
Supportive and patient tutor with 25+ years of experience. Examiner for all major exam boards. PhD in English Literature (Literature/Philosophy/Cultural Studies/Animal Studies/Ecocriticism)
177 hours taught
professional online English Language tutor Kostas
Exclusive English Supertutor | 70000hrs Harvard University | MA English Literature
Former Oxford University lecturer; IELTS examiner | 13 years; AQA | Edexcel A Level examiner. I have a highly individual IELTS | Academic Writing teaching method, and am extremely organised and demanding. I work on students holistically and aim to shape their attitudes and mentality so that they become achievers with a GROWTH MINDSET. I do my best to teach them a highly targeted academic skillse... see more
205 hours taught
professional online English Language tutor Jennifer
English and Latin Manchester Metropolitan University
I love to share my passion for English and to make learning English an enjoyable experience for my students.
128 hours taught
professional online English Language tutor Philip
English Literature Major + Creative Writing Minor East Anglia
First taught online in 2007 and offline in 1996 - I am a UK native speaker: specialist for IELTS/business + general English. I have multiple English teaching certificates, an English Literature Major and additional Creative Writing Minor university degree + an "enhanced DBS" security check (on the automatic update service) - the first 30 minute meeting is free.
617 hours taught
professional online English Language tutor Rupert
Archaeology Durham University
Postgraduate Certificate in Education - Keele University

European Mentoring and Coaching Council
99 hours taught
professional online English Language tutor Alice
English BA (hons) First Class University of Birmingham
Fully qualified and experienced English teacher with excellent academic credentials (First Class Degree and PhD)
161 hours taught
professional online English Language tutor Nicola
Performance management Leeds university
My passion is to turn I Can’t into I Can
284 hours taught
professional online English Language tutor Megan
BA (Hons) English Literature Edge Hill University
I am an experienced and fully qualified English teacher and have taught English across many ages and curriculums for the past 4 years. I am extremely passionate about helping others find their passion for both learning and English. I have great availability and I am willing to be flexible to support the needs of my students. Oh, and I LOVE reading!
27 hours taught
professional online English Language tutor Kirsten
2:1 MA Hons English Literature University of Edinburgh
Fully qualified teacher of English, with over 10 years' experience in the education sector. Tutoring and coaching for Key Stages 3-5 (ages 11-18). Experienced and successful in teaching both A-Level English Literature and Language and GCSE English Literature and Language. Former Sixth Form tutor with UCAS experience.
152 hours taught
professional online English Language tutor Dorcas
French Language and Literature London University
Experienced language teacher specialising in IELTS, French and English language & literature to UK and international syllabi available to help you improve your grades.
271 hours taught
professional online English Language tutor Ben
2-1 BA English Literature Sheffield
Highly experienced teacher in the UK independent and international school sectors, including roles as Head of Department and Deputy Head of Department. Over a decade's worth of experience of teaching virtually all exam boards, including those for GCSE, IGCSE, A-levels and the IB.
96 hours taught
professional online English Language tutor Dr Steve
Doctorate University College London: Institute of Education; Postgraduate in Philosophy: Birkbeck College, University of London; MA in Design: UAL Central Saint Martins;
I have 24 years of experience in tutoring, supporting learners to achieve their goals. I have a strong knowledge of excellent academic practice, in particular, developing your understanding of the arguments, and sharpening your subject comprehension, critical thinking, and essay writing skills for examination and assessment. I convert complicated theories and paradigms into straightforward ideas, ... see more
3125 hours taught
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Recent English Language Tutor Class Reviews From Our Students

Student Professional Tutor Date Subject Rating Comment
Ben 02 Dec 2021 English Language
I loved the lesson I had today! He gives me appropriate feedback which helps me to improve on my writing and he is really patient. I am looking forward to learning more with him!
Josh 30 Nov 2021 English Language
Very well. He explained the contents of the poem we were studying "search for my tongue" and I have a much deeper understanding of the poem.
Josh 29 Nov 2021 English Language
great as always!!
Josh 25 Nov 2021 English Language
I am learning so much from Josh and am definitely more confident about my exams now than i was before.
Josh 23 Nov 2021 English Language
Great lesson. Extremely engaging and informative about creative writing and it helped me get a better grasp of a topic in English a struggle quite a bit in.

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English Language Tutoring FAQs

Why learn the English Language?

English is the most used and spoken language around the world. At least one out of 5 people can speak or understand it; 1 Billion are people who speak English as a second language, and it is the official language of 57 countries around the world. 

By speaking English, you instantly increase your ability to communicate with the majority of people from different countries and continents. It is the main language used in business, science, and technology - not to mention the media. 

Learning English will increase your educational opportunities, improve your career, and open up a world of possibilities that may otherwise be unavailable. Not to mention the opportunity to enjoy a wealth of literature, cinema, music, and other art forms, in the language they were created in. 

If you hope to study abroad, English is essential. It is likely that the school, college, or university will require you to take an official English examination as part of the entry requirements. You may also choose to take an official English test as the certificate will be helpful for future job applications or promotions. 

How expert private English language tutors can help you

Teachers will take the time to assess your starting level then develop a personalised syllabus to work towards your objectives in the four main skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking. You will focus on your individual need and make rapid progress.

Classes will also cover any specific area of interest or need that you may have. Often, students may have a requirement for English for Business, English for Academic Purposes, English Official Exam Preparation, or a range of other areas of need and interest.  

Online classes will focus on your areas of weakness and on developing the confidence you need to achieve your goals. Lessons will also push you in areas that you are already comfortable with, encouraging constant improvement and developing positive learning habits.

Does it matter if I have a tutor near me?

No, it does not. In fact, by using an online tutor for EFL lessons, you may be saving a lot of money because you do not have to travel to the UK, Canada, USA, or any other English-speaking country in order to learn with a real native-speaker! 

Why choose Spires’ Tutoring?

Spires offers online face-to-face tutorials in the style of Oxford and Cambridge universities. It has been proven that studying this way can have much faster results than in group lessons. You will learn what you need when you need it and will notice progress in a short space of time. 

We have a lot of repeat students and you can check out the high star ratings our clients leave. 

We only hire 4% of the teachers that apply to Spires and they are all professional and experienced school and university level educators. Many have qualifications from top universities and institutions in the UK, USA, and around the world. All have a Ph.D., MSc, Ma, BSc, or Ba in their chosen field.

Because tutors set their rates via an auction system, our prices are more competitive than many other companies. Our online classroom is stable and fun to learn through. It has an interactive whiteboard and students can access recordings of classes at any time. They use webcam video chat when being taught.

Spires deals with all of the matching, scheduling, payments, and administration, we take all of the hassles out of organising support and allow students to focus purely on learning.

How does Spires’ online tutoring work?

You can find a professional tutor in four easy steps:

1. Use the Find A Tutor feature to create a post outlining your needs and requirements. You can choose from subject, level, price, and expertise.

2. Find your perfect tutor from our wide variety of skilled professors and educators. After you filter your search results using the Find A Tutor feature you can choose to ‘view profile’ of the best choices for your needs. 

You can then see reviews and star rating, including total hours taught for Spires and the price per hr.

3. Have your face-to-face class. This can be done whenever and wherever you are, it’s all online- neither you nor the tutor travels!

4. Replay the classes afterward for any missed information at your own pace and convenience. 

Private help is that easy!

Who will my tutor be?

This is all up to you. You have a huge choice. You can look through our member tutor profiles, check student reviews and bids, their qualifications and backgrounds, hourly rates, hours taught, other subjects they teach - and even check out if they have many repeat students. 

Then, communicate with your favourites to see if they are right for your needs and learning style. You can have a free video call by webcam, usually over zoom. Then you pick the person you’d like to help with your studies and schedule your first webcam lesson!

How many EFL tutors are available to give private lessons?

We currently have over 16 English Tutors with academic and professional experience with students at all levels of The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

What qualifications do tutors need?

All of our tutors must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree and have ESL tutoring experience. Most have higher degrees on top of that, in specialized areas such as Master’s degrees or PhDs. All of our tutors are DBS checked or have had equivalent background checks.

How much does English tutoring cost per hour?

Tuition is priced according to level:

1. School level: For Primary school, Secondary and Higher Education prices start at £25/hr

2. University level: For Undergraduate and Postgraduate tuition, prices start at £35/hr

3. Professional level: For Chartered Qualifications and Admissions Test tutoring, prices start at £45/hr.

The average price per hour ranges based on the tutors’ experience, expertise and student’s level.

How much is an English tutor per hour in London?

The average tutor price per hr is £40/$53/€45 per hour depending on a teachers’ experience and students’ level of study. This is higher than other areas in the UK due to the increased living costs that come with London life.

What happens when I send a message?

Once you’ve used the Find A Tutor feature to find your perfect online English language tutor, you can contact them with any questions you have and can meet in advance. A tutor should respond to you within 24 hrs with an answer and the hours they are available. If your selected teacher isn’t able to fit you into their schedule we will recommend others that fit your specifications. After a tutor replies, you can then schedule a free webcam meet and if you are satisfied you can go ahead and schedule your first language lesson!

Do you offer English Language exam preparation classes?

Yes, we do! Our database of EFL teachers provides a wide range of expertise. We offer exam preparation for all official examinations including IELTS - Academic & General, TOEFL, PTE Academic: Pearson English Language Test, Cambridge exams- B2 First (FCE), C1 Advanced (CAE), C2 Proficiency (CPE), and all other levels. Also in other popular tests such as Duolingua, EFSET, TOEIC, BEC & Trinity College ISE.

Can I get English language support at the university level?

Yes, you can! We have a selection of University level tutors who can provide dissertation, study skills, writing and exam preparation. Just communicate with your tutor before telling them your specific needs.

Do you offer English tutors for adult learners and for children?

Yes, we do! Our database of EFL/ESL experts offers native English tuition for all ages and levels. Just use the Find A Tutor feature to search for English tutors for your level and browse through available candidates. 

Our teachers can work with whatever published English course book you, or your child, are using at school, college or university/ 

You can choose from a wide range of specialisations whether you are looking for a teacher for your child's GCSEs, preparing for university admissions, looking to advance your career, or are a casual learner who wants to brush up on speaking skills. We are confident you will be able to find what you are looking for from over a hundred experienced academics in our network.

Is ‘English language teacher wanted' a suitable title for my advert?

Although this is maybe not the worst bad opening line, we strongly recommend that you give it some more thought. What do you need? What are you trying to achieve?

Do you also need some other tuition at the same time - perhaps another foreign language  with a native-speaker, Biology, Law or English Literature? If so, put it in your advert.

For example, a great opening for many of our clients could be: ‘IELTS exam preparation and admission support required’. The more details, the better the match!

We help students from all over the world

Spires online English Language tutoring is popular in these, and more, UK cities:

  • London
  • Central London
  • Manchester
  • Birmingham
  • Leeds
  • Glasgow
  • Edinburgh
  • Newcastle
  • Bristol
  • Sheffield
  • Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
  • Liverpool
  • Belfast
  • Nottingham
  • Bournemouth and Poole
  • Coventry
  • Leicester
  • Brighton & Hove
  • Derby
  • Southampton
  • Portsmouth
  • Plymouth
  • York

Spires online English Language tutoring is popular in these, and more, countries:


  • France
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Ireland
  • Switzerland
  • Netherlands
  • Greece
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Austria
  • Poland
  • Hungary

The Americas

  • US
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Columbia
  • Brazil

The Middle East

  • Bahrain
  • Kuwait
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • South Africa


  • India
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Pakistan
  • Thailand
  • Japan
  • South Korea


  • Kenya
  • Nigeria
  • Egypt


  • Australia
  • New Zealand

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