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Professional Online TEFL Tutors

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

professional online TEFL tutor Philip
MA in Theology, University of Wales, Trinity St. David

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.

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907 hours taught
professional online TEFL tutor Lynne
Law, Greys Inn College London

Experienced English, literacy and IELTS Tutor with legal background.

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45 hours taught
professional online TEFL tutor Daisy
English and Drama PGCE / English Literature, London Metropolitan University / University of Kent

Seeking new students. I am a creative and intuitive PGCE trained Secondary level English and Drama teacher, with a First Class English Literature degree. I am available to tutor students across key stages 3, 4 and 5 and at undergraduate level.

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663 hours taught
professional online TEFL tutor Josh
Humanities, Education, University of Edinburgh

International teacher of English, Business, Philosophy & Humanities, with a decade of experience teaching GCSE, A-Level and IB in international schools around the world. I am fully student-focused, with a history of success developing engaging and relevant classes to help students overcome their academic and study challenges. I believe in the values of patience and kindness in supportive academic relationships in order to develop student confidence and determination.

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1381 hours taught
professional online TEFL tutor Elena
MSc Real Estate, Cass Business School
professional online TEFL 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.

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558 hours taught
professional online TEFL tutor Charlotte
Law, Cambridge University

Friendly, fun and experienced English tutor covering all age groups and all areas of English support. Cambridge Law graduate who has worked both in the City and internationally with Magic Circle law firms and is delighted to support students with an individual approach tailored to their their specific needs.

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434 hours taught
professional online TEFL tutor Dr Anne
Psychology, University of St. Andrews

Having problems structuring your essays? Swamped by 'facts' but don't know how to organise them? Simply don't know what the examiner is actually looking for?

Whether it is language, literature or psychology you are studying, the key to getting the result you want is someone who can help you organise your throughts and writing coherently. I am a Chartered Psychologist with over 30 years of experience and know all the strategies to get your knowledge on paper!

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68 hours taught
professional online TEFL tutor janet
Fine Art, Falmouth University

Experienced Visual Art teacher and IB Visual Arts Examiner. Experience teaching GCSE, A level, IB and Extended Essays. I also teach Design Technology GCSE and Graphic Design NCFE Technical Award.
I have more than 27 years teaching experience in British and International Schools. For the past two academic years I have taught online due to the pandemic, successfully helping art students of all levels with their courses and portfolios for art college and university.

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79 hours taught
professional online TEFL tutor Omari
English & Spanish, Oxford
professional online TEFL tutor Marianna
BA Modern Languages and cultures, MA International Relations, University of Exeter
professional online TEFL tutor Caroline
Spanish and Italian , University of Bristol

Qualified MFL Teacher of Spanish of secondary and primary with QTS / PGCE, looking to continue to inspire you in your language learning journey!

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Pricing Per Hour

Spires is a marketplace. Tutors will bid on your job. Their prices will depend on your needs and their expertise.

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Primary & Secondary

From $30/hr.

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Undergraduate, Postgraduate & Admissions

From $40/hr.

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Chartered Qualifications

From $50/hr.

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Online TEFL Tuition

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Spires TEFL FAQs

Why study TEFL?

TEFL stands for ‘Teaching English as a foreign language.’ It is the most recognised and accepted English teaching credential worldwide. Colleges, schools, employers, and language institutes value a TEFL diploma more than any other certificate.

The most popular options are CELTA and TESOL, which allow you to work at any accredited English school globally. There are other TEFL certificates available too, and our tutors can assist with all of them.

Studying for a TEFL certification boosts your confidence and enables you to work in almost any country, giving your CV an international appeal that employers find attractive.

While there is no standard method for getting TEFL certified, you can complete a CELTA or TESOL in as little as a month by studying full-time. To advance further in the profession, you’ll need to accumulate more teaching hours and pursue advanced qualifications.

There are three ways to get TEFL certified: taking an online course, attending an on-site course in an English-speaking country, or getting certified abroad. The UK has renowned teacher-training centers, but there are certified centres worldwide. Ensure you understand the qualifications your course will provide, especially for online or non-CELTA/TESOL accredited courses.

What careers can studying CELTA/TESOL lead to?

TEFL certification opens the door to numerous international jobs in private language institutes, schools, colleges, universities, and public educational institutions worldwide. While you can teach English in your home country, the greatest opportunities lie abroad.

Most international employers prefer teachers with at least a CELTA, TESOL, or equivalent TEFL certification. Having a certificate helps you stand out to international recruiters and expands your possibilities for employment across the globe.

Many TEFL-certified individuals work as travel bloggers, freelance writers, translators, senior teachers, academic coordinators, directors of studies, TEFL trainers, or even open their own language schools.

How does TEFL help with international employment?

Having TEFL on your resume allows you to apply for jobs in countries where you may not otherwise be able to live and work. Research shows that nearly 80% of all EFL schools prefer candidates with teaching certification. TEFL-certified individuals tend to be better prepared, hardworking, and successful international teachers.

How expert TEFL tutoring can help you

Teachers will take the time to assess your starting point and then develop a personalised syllabus to work towards your objectives. Online 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 in, encouraging constant improvement and developing positive learning habits.

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.

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

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 TEFL 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.
  3. You can then see responses from students and star ratings, including total hours taught for Spires and the price per hour.
  4. 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!

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

Private help is that easy!

Does it matter if the tutor is near me?

No, it doesn’t! It’s all done online whenever and wherever you are. All you have to do is pick your ideal mentor and speak to them to arrange the best time for you to have video lessons. It doesn’t matter at all if they are miles and miles (or kilometres and kilometres) away from you!

Who will be my online TEFL tutor?

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 tutors are available to give private TEFL tutoring?

We currently have over 16 TEFL teachers with academic and professional experience specialising in a wide range of topics from GCSEs to postgraduate support, and everything in between.

What qualifications do tutors need?

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

What is the role of my TEFL tutor?

It is their responsibility to guide you to understand the subject you have chosen. Using their expertise in the chosen topic and their teaching experience, they will help you to understand, analyse, and use the content of the lessons to apply at a later date, whether it is at your chosen university, your career, or in your day-to-day life.

How much does a private TEFL tutor 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 a TEFL tutor per hour in London?

The average tutor price per hour is ÂŁ40/$53/€45, depending on a teacher’s experience and the student’s 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 TEFL tutor, you can contact them with any questions you might have or even meet in advance. A tutor should respond to you within 24 hours with an answer and their available hours. If your selected teacher isn’t able to fit you into their schedule, we will recommend others that match your requirements. After a tutor replies, you can then schedule a free webcam meeting. If you are satisfied, you can go ahead and schedule your first lesson!

Can I arrange TEFL revision help?

Yes, you can! Our database of TEFL tutors offers a wide range of specialisations and expertise. Just use the filter to search for TEFL tutors at your level and browse through the available candidates. You can read their descriptions and responses, as well as communicate with them about your needs before scheduling a lesson.

Do you offer TEFL admissions help?

Yes, we do! Our database of TEFL trainers offers a wide range of Oxford TEFL teaching with admissions help at various levels, such as UCAS, Oxbridge Entrance, and even IELTS and TOEFL preparation for non-native speakers.

Can I get TEFL dissertation help at the university level?

Yes, you can! We have a selection of University level tutors who can provide assignment help, admissions assistance, and exam preparation. Just communicate your specific needs to your tutor.

Do you offer varsity tutors in TEFL?

Yes, we do! With Spires, you can find experienced teachers familiar with the US University system in a wide range of subjects. The same goes for the US high-school system, as well as the Australian, South African, Canadian, and New Zealand University and school systems.

Do you offer Oxford English courses for adults?

Yes, we do! Our database of TEFL experts offers a wide range of specialisations and expertise. Just use the Find A Tutor feature to search for tutors at your level and browse through the available candidates. You can choose from a variety of specialisations, whether you are preparing for a university entrance exam, looking to advance your career, or just want to improve your analytical and writing skills. We are confident you will find what you are looking for from over a hundred professional academics in our network.

Is ‘TEFL tutor wanted’ a suitable title for my advert?

Although this is maybe not the worst opening line, we strongly recommend that you give it some more thought. Consider what you need and what you are trying to achieve. Think about your level and what you need to improve, whether you require help with GCSE level guidance or a University admissions letter. Put these details in your advert. For example, a great opening for many of our clients could be: ‘TEFL support required to help with Oxbridge Admissions Test’. The more details you provide, the better the match!

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