Course - Individual English Tutors

English Training in England, London or Canterbury: English lessons with highly qualified English teachers

Our English trainers offer English lessons based on your individual goals. The lessons are for you if you are an adult learner of English and English is your second language. You will have dedicated English teachers who will create the lessons just for you.

Individual English lessons can be arranged based on your schedule and may include evening and weekends if arranged with us in advance. You can take the lessons in our London centres, Canterbury or book Skype English lessons.

Call us on +44 (0) 20 7605 4142 or write to if you have any questions.

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All of the key information you need to know about this course

  • English training overview (PDF):

  • Participants age:

Minimum age: 18
Average age: 43

  • Group size:

Normally 1:1. If you can come with one or two friends or colleagues, we can offer you a special small group (2:1 or 3:1)

  • Course length:

Recommended start dates any Monday but flexibility is possible including weekends

  • Hours per week:

Flexible hours but usually 15, 20 or 30 hours per week.
15 hours minimum, no maximum

Who's it for?

Find out if this course is suitable for your needs 

There is no ‘typical’ person who chooses individual English tuition. You may feel that a group course is simply not suitable; you may have limited time available, or you may want the trainer to be able to focus 100 per cent on your needs.

A programme of individual tuition recognises that everyone is different, so the training content is entirely flexible to suit you.

Course content

The areas that you can expect to cover during a typical course

Some people have identified an area of very specific need and require totally personalised and focused training which a group course may not be able to provide.

People choosing to take individual tuition do so for a wide variety of reasons, which can include:

  • preparation for an important presentation
  • increasing confidence for an English-language conference, seminar or meeting
  • priority focus on specific areas of weakness or of interest
  • increasing overall level of confidence in all aspects of English language use
  • a need to ensure total focus on personal needs

All our individual tuition programmes include a detailed needs analysis leading to a carefully tailored training programme ensuring that we maintain complete focus on specifically identified areas of need.

Many people choose to do a combination course, where half a day is spent in group tuition, whilst the other half is spent in 1:1 tuition. You may also choose to take your individual tuition with a colleague - making it a 2:1 course. See our Fees information for prices.

The benefits

What you can expect to achieve from your course

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • significantly improve your performance in priority areas
  • understand your own language problems and identify future areas of focus
  • speak with greater confidence, fluency and accuracy
  • use a greatly increased active vocabulary

Dates and fees

When this course takes places and how much it costs

Course dates (2016)


Course fees (2016)

2016 (Lunch at the school is included in all course fees)

Standard times (08.00 - 19.00 / Monday - Friday, except holidays)

1:1 : £80/person/hour

2:1 : £50/person/hour

At all other times and holidays

1:1 : £100/person/hour

2:1 : £64/person/hour

Case Study

Read about the experiences of our course participants on this course

Maria Elard, Swiss

Maria Elard came to The London School of English in July with an offer from King’s College to study an LLM in Intellectual Property Law in September. With such a limited time to meet the IELTS requirement, she was happy to receive our advice about the best study plan for her. As she had already taken IELTS but had not met the requirement, she decided to take 3 weeks 1-1 tuition in order to focus specifically on her weakest IELTS skills, in particular her reading skills.

Maria was extremely satisfied with how her teacher organised and taught the lessons, and after 3 weeks hard work, she took the IELTS test and not only met but exceeded the requirements, gaining an excellent score of 7.5.


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