Many teachers train and start their careers teaching groups of students in a classroom environment. When the opportunity comes up to do some one-to-one teaching or tutoring, it can be a bit of a shock to the system, because it is quite different! In this course, we will consider the main differences between teaching groups and one-to-one, think how to exploit the advantages of one-to-one classes and how to deal with some common problems associated with this mode of teaching and learning.
Alex Semakin has been a teacher of English since 1995, working mostly in Russia with short spells in the USA and Israel. Since 2002 he has worked for UK-based online TEFL courses as a trainer, director of studies, course writer and editor. In 2014 Alex received his MA degree in TESOL from the University of Manchester. His special interest is in communicative teaching of grammar. He particularly enjoys breaking down complex grammatical concepts into simple explanations for his students and materials users. Alex lives in Perm, Russia with his wife and two sons.