Private Tuition

Please note that I am currently fully booked for private tuition sessions and I am not taking on any new individual clients at present

Do you feel that the way you talk or write lets you down?

I can help you.

Through private tuition I can show you how to improve your communication skills and express yourself with confidence and in your own style. If you are a nervous speaker, find conversation difficult or are self-conscious about your accent, I can work with you to help you find your real voice and speak naturally and genuinely.

As well as my British clients I have helped many people who have English as their second language with their accents and idiomatic speaking – including people of all ages from Spain, Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, Bulgaria, America, Mexico, the Philippines, India, Nepal, Malaysia and China.

If you have problems with written work, spelling, grammar, presentation or style I can give you the skills you need to produce good quality work. I can correct any bad habits into which you have fallen in your written English.

I offer tutoring in the following subjects:
  • Elocution
  • Accent Reduction
  • Confident Speaking
  • Conversation skills
  • Making a Speech (including wedding speeches)
  • Essay Report and Dissertation Writing
  • Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation
  • Media/Communication Studies
  • Interview Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Getting your point across at meetings
  • More Effective Writing
  • Presentation Writing and Delivery
This list is not exhaustive - please contact me if you are looking for a subject not listed here. Please note that I do not offer an essay-writing service - I can help you write an essay or dissertation but I can't write it for you.
I can arrange individual face-to-face sessions in my clients' homes or workplace and I am happy to travel anywhere in the North East of England. For my clients in the rest of the UK and in other countries I use free online services such as Skype or Facetime. For tuition services I charge by the hour: the number of sessions depends on the amount of tuition needed but you can stop any time you like. The first session is free and without obligation. If you are an employer, looking for ways to improve the communication skills of your staff, check out the Training section of this website. NEW: download my book Grammar Gaffes where I have collected and explained lots of the commonest mistakes people make with English grammar - now available here ... NEW: have a go at my free online English Language Quiz - just click here and see how you do