I am a qualified teacher with a first class degree in languages and I used to teach languages in UK secondary schools.
I now teach Spanish, Italian, French and English as a foreign language (EFL) online and one-to-one to students of all ages, from primary school children to pensioners.
Any student who engages me as a tutor can expect their lessons to be tailored to their needs and objectives. Therefore, I am currently working with a business owner who wishes to focus on business-related French, a lady who wishes to improve her conversational Spanish in order to enhance her visits to her son who lives in Spain, a Spanish lady who needs to improve her English for work purposes, and with another lady, who very much enjoys poetry, I am reading an anthology of Italian poetry.
My students appreciate the fact that I have a very strong academic background and also UK qualified teacher status.
They also appreciate that masks are not needed in our lessons since we are working online.
I charge £30 per hour unless the lesson is for exam preparation (GCSEs and A Levels) in which case I charge £35 per hour.
I am available to teach small groups of students at a lower cost per person.
The first lesson with a student is always free of charge.
My students usually buy two or three books to use during our lessons. The books I suggest depend very much on their previous knowledge of the language.
If you were to consider taking online lessons, using Zoom or Skype, then I would be very pleased to be your tutor.
Qualified UK teacher and experienced online and face-to-face languages tutor:
Spanish (all levels and ages)
Italian (all levels and ages)
French (up to KS3)
English as a foreign language (Cambridge CELTA TEFL qualified)
She is brilliant, very kind and nice methods. Definitely reccomend her. Very reasonable prices.
Alison has been in touch and we spoke a few times on the phone. She has been very engaging and I am due to start learning Italian on January 6th.
Alison is a great teacher. She recommends quality reading materials tailored to your level of proficiency. She is also flexible if you want to learn more about a specific topics. Although all my lessons have been remote via zoom, they are always structured well, I'm given plenty of opportunity to ask questions and if there is something I don't understand, Alison illustrates it clearly on a whiteboard. She also recommends other other online tools to help both during class or for studying at home. I would highly recommend her. More...
When I retired I began looking for something that would occupy some of my time and mentally stimulate me.
I found a beginners Italian language evening class at my local college.
After completing the course I moved onto the next intermediate stage, but I was struggling with the listening and speaking aspect of language learning.
This is when I turned to the search engines and found Alison.
Contacted her, arranged my first lesson, which was free, and I have been having weekly lessons with her since July 2020.
She has helped me with my pronunciation and grammar understanding through reading and using activity books in a friendly, relaxed manner.
I have found Alison very helpful in my quest to learn Italian as she is very patient, explains why you should say a sentence in a certain way.
Breaks down difficult words into smaller sections so you say the correct sound to pronounce that word.
Language learning is all about practice and using Alison as part of your practice routine will only help you to improve.
David , Huntingdon. More...
Such a good tutor. Easy to get along with and makes learning Spanish fun. My lessons are going really well and I am enjoying doing them. I would recommend Alison she has really helped me come along way and I feel like I’m getting it now. More...
Great Tutor. Really thorough & really adaptable. would recommend
Thank you for your review Julian. Very kind of you.
I am really enjoying learning French with Alison. She is very knowledgeable and patient.
Thank you for your review Janice. Very much appreciated.
I have just began to learn Italian with Alison, and the on line lessons are great. Alison is very patient, but when I make errors will provide me with feedback , which is always positive.
Her emails with additional work have always been prompt and the supporting reference books have been good.
Very good and fun tutoring provided by Alison.
Highly recommend. More...
Thank you for the review David. Very much appreciated.