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Professional English Tutors

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professional online English 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.
2485 hours taught
professional online English tutor Kelly
Law LLB Queen Mary University of London
I am an ex-pupil barrister who left the Bar due to family illness. I hold a first class LLB, an LLM with a distinction and a Very Competent classification for my BPTC. I am also a Teacher on the Law, Politics and Economics Summer Schools for undergraduate applicants at the University of Oxford. I teach law from GCSE to post-graduate level. I achieved 40 points for my IB and 10 A*- A grades at GC... see more
1841 hours taught
professional online English tutor Amy
Bachelor of Arts - English Language and Literature University of Leeds
Fully qualified secondary teacher, specialising in IB DP English and IB Extended Essay, as well as MYP English, MYP Drama and GCSE/IGCSE English, and with a Masters degree in Psychology. I am an experienced IB examiner. Let me support your learning!

Please note: I am available for classes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am until 5pm (France time).
492 hours taught
professional online English tutor Sasha
Modern Languages University of Oxford
I'm a friendly Berlin-based tutor with a Congratulatory First in French & German from Oxford, an MA in International Affairs from the Hertie School of Governance, and well over a decade of online and offline tutoring experience.
465 hours taught
professional online English tutor Michael
English Oxford University
Experienced and fully qualified school teacher and university lecturer, teaching in schools and universities for nearly 10 years. Now, A Level examiner for Pearson.
486 hours taught
professional online English tutor Alex
Creative Writing and Film Studies Manchester Metropolitan University
Full-time (Scottish) teacher of English language and literature to international students in High Schools on four continents over the last 14 years. I really enjoy the study of literature and spend my days talking to people about it and encouraging their ideas. I have experience of a wide range of High School courses and have had great success in helping students attain top exam scores while also ... see more
904 hours taught
professional online English tutor Christopher
English Literature and Media BA Joint Hons, PGCE Secondary English, Masters in Educational Leadership Nottingham Trent University, University of Hull, University of Exeter
My name is Kit, I am an experienced Secondary and A Level teacher and tutor. I am passionate about reading and writing and understand how to make both short and long term progress with my students whether it is preparing for upcoming exams or developing understanding of the subject even further.
482 hours taught
professional online English tutor Elisabeth
PGCE - Primary Teaching with Spanish University College London (UCL) - Institute of Education
Fully qualified, experienced teacher and tutor for KS1/KS2/KS3 Maths, English, History, Geography and Science, Spanish KS4 and 11plus Exams.
185 hours taught
professional online English 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 25 years of experience in tutoring and supporting learners to achieve their goals. I have a strong knowledge of excellent academic practice, 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, with practic... see more
6057 hours taught
professional online English 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.
823 hours taught
professional online English tutor Philip
Postgraduate Diploma In Theology and 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.
844 hours taught
professional online English 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)
259 hours taught
professional online English tutor Kostas
Exclusive English Supertutor | 70000hrs Harvard University | MA English Literature
Former Oxford University lecturer; IB, GCSE, A Level, IELTS, AQA, Edexcel examiner for 13 years. I have a highly individual teaching method and focus on Academic Writing which is a specialty of mine, 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 th... see more
382 hours taught
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Recent English Tutor Class Reviews From Our Students

Student Professional Tutor Date Subject Rating Comment
Kelly 02 Jun 2023 English
Kelly was clear with her feedback and she explained things well.
Siena 30 May 2023 English
Christopher 16 May 2023 English
So positive and encouraging
Alex 26 Apr 2023 English
Paper 1 feedback + Paper 2 discussion = Productive and great lesson
Siena 25 Apr 2023 English
Incredibly helpful!

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Students' and parents' English Tutoring FAQs

Why study English?

As teenagers, it is common to hear our parent(s) drone on about Maths, English, History, Biology and the Sciences (among other things!). But why study English - especially if you already speak it? Well, English is one of the most popular university degrees, or majors, in the world. At all levels, it stretches your mind by forcing you to think and behave in ways that are outside of your comfort zone.

Students are encouraged to use careful thinking and linguistic analysis, and they develop very valuable communication skills. These benefits help prepare for life after school and university, where what sets the most successful people apart is not just technical skills, but critical thinking skills. The ability to identify the patterns and behaviors that shape society is a key for students who hope to be leaders in the future.

What careers can studying English lead to?

English graduates enjoy excellent job prospects thanks to demand driven by growth in worldwide trade, international law and export-led economic development. Journalism, digital marketing, politics, management - there are many top-paying professions that require either a bachelor's or master's degree in English or a closely related field. It is also an ideal undergraduate degree upon which to base further academic studies in law, business, management, and (digital) marketing. Of course, teaching English at GCSE and A Level (High School level) is a popular choice for many graduates.

How can an online English tutor help me?

Our experienced English tutors have all the knowledge and skills necessary to help students develop their own personal skills and improve their understanding of key concepts, topics, and areas of study in English. Their tutoring style will be adapted to your personal needs, ability and preferences. They will support students' academic development, improve their knowledge and boost their marks, grades, qualifications and career prospects.

How does online tutoring work?

Interactive English language video lessons are one way of getting help from an English tutor. They involve connecting to Zoom so that you and your tutor can communicate over a webcam.

This is a live virtual class as opposed to recorded classes many organisations offer. It is a bespoke experience. You can connect via any device, arrange times to suit your schedule, and, of course, you do not even have to leave your home.

Do I need a tutor near me?

In a word, no. This is because ALL our English tutors are near you in every city, every country, all the time. All you need is a device with an internet connection. We have English tutors in London, and everywhere else you can think of!

How expert online English tutors can help you?

Teachers will take the time to assess your starting point then develop a personalised syllabus to work towards your group objectives. Classes will focus on your areas of weakness and on developing the confidence you need to achieve your goals. Lessons will also push students in areas that they are already comfortable with, encouraging constant improvement and developing positive learning habits.

Who will be my online English tutor?

Your choice is entirely yours, as you have a huge selection of experienced instructors to choose from. You can read their profiles, browse reviews and bids, and find out more about their qualifications and backgrounds. Then, communicate with your favorites to see if you're a good match for them. You can explore your preferences and learning style over zoom, select the person who will help you, and book a lesson!

How many private teachers are available to give tuition?

There are currently nearly 100 online English tutors across all different levels of study that are available on Spires. They have different backgrounds and different levels of experience, there will be many who are right for you.

How much do private English tutors charge?

What they charge typically depends on the amount of experience they have and their success rate. Spires Tuition is priced according to level:

25 GBP per hour for Primary school, Secondary and Higher Education

35 GBP per hour for Undergraduate and Postgraduate tutoring

45 GBP per hour for Chartered Qualifications and Admissions Test tutoring

How much is an English tutor per hour in London?

The most expensive English tutors live in London and there, they charge an average of £40/$53/€45 per hour.

What happens when I send an online tutor a message?

Once you find your tutor using Find Tutors, you will have the opportunity to contact them with any questions you might have. You should receive a response from a tutor within 24 hours with their availability. Should a tutor not be able to fit you into their schedule, we will recommend another tutor who fits your needs. Your tutor will respond and you can then schedule a Zoom meeting, and if you are satisfied with the meeting, you can book your first lesson!

Can I book an English tutor for a primary school student?

Yes, you can! We have English tutors with a great deal of experience at this age group. Please make sure to specify exactly what you are looking for when you place a job advert.

Can I get GCSE English help?

Yes, you can! We have a huge selection of professionals with GCSE tutoring experience with a background in AQA, OCR, Edexcel, and other awarding bodies. Our tutors can help you boost your grade by helping you revise texts, and by preparing you for your GCSE exams, so you are equipped with the skills and knowledge of exactly what to expect. Our English tutors will assess your skills and knowledge and pinpoint any areas of improvement which they will keep in mind when tailoring your bespoke syllabus.

Do you have SAT tutors?

Yes, we do! With Spires, you can find tutors familiar with the US system, and many based in the USA as well. The same goes for the Australian, South African, Canadian, and New Zealand school systems.

Do you have A-level English tutors?

Yes, we do! We have a huge selection of professional English tutors online with A-level teaching experience as well as other further education courses such as BTECs and HNDs. All you need to do is pick your ideal tutor, send them a message and arrange your first zoom meeting. If they fit all your specifications and needs, go ahead and book your first lesson.

Can I book a Higher English tutor?

Yes, you can! We have a wide number of tutors familiar with the Scottish system; many of them are graduates of it!

Do you have IB English tutors online?

Yes, we do! IB tutoring is one of our specialties, and we work with students attending schools that teach the International Baccalaureate schools the world over.

Do you have English writing tutors?

Yes, we do. A key part of excelling in English is with effective use of the written word; in both creative and factual contexts. Writing is frequently the weaker skill for many students, so our tutors are very well equipped to help build confidence and encourage development.

Can I arrange English revision help?

Yes, you can! Our experienced English tutors can easily prepare you with a bespoke revision plan so that you achieve your target grade in the exam.

Do you offer English admissions help?

Yes, we do! Our huge database of English tutors offers a wide range of tutors offering admissions help at various levels such as UCAS, Oxbridge Entrance, and even IELTS and TOEFL preparation for non-native speakers.

Our tutors will be able to go over each aspect of a personal statement with you to ensure a spot in your first-choice University. They will cover everything from structure and content to useful tips that they've seen work in the past at some of the best Universities in the UK, USA Canada, and other English speaking institutions

Can I get English help with my dissertation at the university level?

You certainly can. University-level tutoring is second nature to many of our teachers. Our tutors will develop and perfect the analytical and technical skills you cultivated at A-level as well as push you towards finding your literary passion and own identity when writing essays. You'll be able to exercise planning content and structure, conduct precise analysis, provide relevant evidence, as well as learn what to avoid when writing your assignments.

Do you offer varsity tutors in English?

We do. Many of our tutors are North American and are very familiar with the system. You will be able to find an English tutor that can help focus on your exact needs in our database. We also have online English tutors who are experienced with the Canadian, Australian, South African, New Zealand, and every other English-speaking system - and most non-English speaking school and university systems as well!

Do you offer English lessons for an adult learner?

Yes, we do. It can be a great challenge for adult learners to find an environment, and mentor, to help them improve skills. We all need help with something, regardless of our age or "position" in life. What better place to focus on yourself, and achieve your objectives, with private English lessons from the comfort of your own home? 

How do I find an English tutor online?

To find an English tutor with Spires, you have to add a request. You will be asked a series of questions:

What level of study?

What subject?

How much tutoring do you need?

What is your availability?

It's best to answer these questions in as much detail as you can so that you get paired with the right private English tutors so you get all the help you need. After you've answered the questions, you'll be shown an estimated range for what your tutor will cost. Then the English tutors bid, you choose, and you begin your online tutoring.

We have English tutors of all levels of study and all skill sets so whether you want an English tutor for primary school or help with your dissertation, submitting a request will help you get paired with the tutor who is best suited to help you reach your goals.

Why choose Spires' online English Tutoring?

We are very selective in our hiring process. Only 4% of the tutors that apply to Spires make it through. The tutors who do, are all very professionally and academically experienced.

Many are university-level tutors from top institutions. All successful applicants have a PhD, MSc, Ma, BSc or Ba in their chosen field.

The online English tutors set their rates via an auction system, so the prices on offer are very competitive and guaranteed to beat other private English tuition services of similar standing. Our online classroom is stable, convenient, and fun to learn through.

Spires deals with matching tutors with students, as well as scheduling, payments, and administration, we take all of the hassles out of tutoring and allow you to focus purely on learning. Feel free to message us if you need help with English.

We offer private tuition in all subjects at A Level, AS Level, IB, BTEC, GCSE, iGCSE, Higher, National, KS3, KS2, and primary school - as well as at University and Professional levels.

Can I book a Maths and English tutor?

Yes, you can. We have many clients who follow multiple subjects with Spires, especially at secondary school level. Sometimes we have tutors who can cover more than one subject, or you can easily find an experienced tutor in a whole host of subjects. Popular online tutoring subjects with a qualified teacher are maths, biology, literature, psychology, history, science, psychology, English studies, English language with a native English speaker teacher, Oxford and Cambridge entrance examinations with an Oxbridge graduate and 100s of other online subjects are also available with Spires tutoring.

We help students from all over the world

Spires online English tutors are popular all over London:

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Spires online English tutors are popular all over the world:

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  • China
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  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
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  • France
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  • Luxembourg
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  • Philippines
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  • Russia
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  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • UAE
  • United States
  • Zimbabwe

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