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Having highly developed English skills is becoming more and more essential in a range of life situations for people around the world. We use it as a lingua franca and so much of the culture we consume, from music to film to writing is created in English. Developed English skills are especially important in the world of work, in different fields and industries from media to science to maths and more.
Of course, there are a range of apps and online tools students can use to learn English, but if you truly want to improve, nothing beats the experience and support of a private English teacher. You can find tutors on Superprof that have years of experience teaching the language to a range of students, from primary or high school students, to people who recently arrived in the country who are studying ESL.
A good private tutor can help by evaluating exactly what you need from lessons as well as what you've learned in your previous years of schooling, to then create a program where each lesson will take you closer to your goals. With such a specialised course, you will find yourself improving consistently hour after hour, and get to where you want to be in no time.
Of course, there are many English subjects that a student could focus on, and it's hard to know which teacher might be the best for you. Let's break it down into the most common types of English lessons a tutor will offer, to see which type of tutoring you should be looking for:
Let's start with the types of lessons for those who are learning how to communicate in English.
General English: This type of class is best for students who are learning English simply because they are interested in it, or want to communicate well with the Australian people around them. They're more relaxed, and for on the language skills a student needs to get by while living in an English speaking country.
Academic English: If you're an ESL student looking to go to university or school in the capital of Australia, or any other city (like Sydney or Melbourne), you'll need to know the territory to make the most out of your experience of higher education. This tutoring will focus on skills like writing essays, annotating correctly or giving presentations. You can also specialise in these lessons, based on the subject of your university studies, as the language a maths student needs is very different to what a physics or chemistry student would need.
Business English: If you need to work in English speaking environments, try Business English classes. These will focus more on functional language subjects, like contacting people on the phone, negotiating, running meetings and more.
Of course, this is just a quick overview of each subject. One of the best things about private lessons is that you can organise them in any way that makes you happy. If you need help with writing essays, but also want to understand the language related to social situations, a good tutor will be able to help you do both!
It's slowly becoming more and more common for primary and high school students of all years to take classes with a private tutor as an extra little bit of support. Whether it's maths, history or science subjects like physics or chemistry, having a helping hand can allow students to quickly build confidence, and it's no different for English.
Support for SSCE: For high school students in Canberra currently learning English before their final exams, private tutoring can be a real support. Some students spend hour after hour staring at their books with no result. Having a highly experienced tutor to offer you advice on how and what to study, and to keep you on track can be an invaluable resource. Many of the tutors in the Australian capital completed the SSCE English subject themselves, so they understand the pressures and requirements of each assessment. They can put themselves in your shoes, and explain concepts in ways that are different from a school teacher.
Help at all ages: Year 11 and 12 students are not the only ones who might need some support during their school education. It's normal for kids of all years to need a little extra help with certain skills. For example, in private lessons, a student could focus on creative writing and how to build a story, or perhaps how to analyse texts to understand an author's intention. Having the individual focus of the teacher can help each student to gain confidence with their English knowledge and even feel more comfortable in their classes at school.
While it may not seem as cosmopolitan as say Melbourne or Sydney, the Australian capital is still an excellent place for people from all backgrounds to come together. Being the seat of the Australian government, it's a city that's full of movement and action, which people from all around the world call home. There are very good opportunities for non-native speakers to practice, like the language exchanges happening in bars and pubs across the city. Or you can check out some of the amazing art and culture going on in the city. Being the capital, Canberra is home to the National Museum of Australia, as well as a range of other wonderful galleries.
So in short, whether you're looking for English tutoring to support a primary school student, or you want to be clear and coherent in your business meetings, you're sure to find a teacher on Superprof. Check out the individual online profiles of each teacher in Canberra, to find the one that will work best for you. You're sure to be happy with the dedication and skill of your private tutor, and have fun learning lesson by lesson!
In Canberra, English tutors charge on average $29 for English lessons.
Tutoring rates for English lessons will differ depending on:
97% of our private teachers give the first class for free. Check out the prices of our English private tutors in your suburb.
On Superprof, we have a number of highly experienced English tutors available to give private lessons.
An English tutor can help you with many things:
You can decide with your teacher what you wish to accomplish from your private English classes.
On Superprof, many of our English teachers also offer online tuition. About 80% of tutors offer school english lessons online.
To find available online English tutors, just select the webcam filter in the search engine to see the available tutors offering online courses in your desired subject.
Online courses via Zoom offer you more benefits in terms of flexibility and are often less expensive as the tutor does not need to travel.
On Superprof, you can browse the range of teacher listings to find the right English teacher for your English classes.
You can check out a tutor's individual tutoring ad and contact the English teacher that corresponds to your needs.
Once you have found a teacher you can get in touch with them via the messaging service on our platform to discuss the details of your lessons.
In Canberra and the suburban areas, 10 private English teachers are available to teach private lessons.
Students scored their English teachers an average rating of out of 5 from a sample of ratings.
In case of any complications with our service, a customer relationship manager from the Superprof team will be on hand to help you find a solution (via phone or mail all week).