This course builds on the introductory 'Getting Started with Teaching One to One' course, and the second one in the series, where we looked at making the most of the advantages of teaching one to one. In this course, we'll now explore potential problems that can arise and ensure you are aware of the impact your teaching decisions can have in a one-to-one lesson. Finally, we explore how best to avoid common pitfalls as you build an effective working relationship with your student.
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.