ESL English as a Second Language Tutors Teachers & Trainers in Canada
How to Choose a Language Tutor
Picking the best tutor can change your life, give you the first "A" or even a pass for
the first time. Picking the best tutor can build confidence to do something for the first time
or hone existing skills into excellence.
How to Rank and Choose a Language Tutor
Available tutors can be ranked based on their current status:
high school students
high school teachers,
career workers and skilled workers
retired workers, teachers or professionals.
Available tutors can be ranked based on their education experience as:
a high school student,
a college student,
as a worker,
as a manager or
as a professional.
Available tutors can be ranked based on their teacher training:
no teacher training,
beginner 100 hour TESL certificates,
Bachelor of Education Degrees,
Masters of Education Degrees or
Available tutors can be ranked based on their work experience as a:
Students should pick the tutor who has the education, theory training, teacher training and work experience
that can actually help the student's education goal.
If a student wants to improve their pronunciation then they should study with a teacher
with accent reduction training, communications training or a voice coach.
If a student wants to learn advanced business English then they should study with a tutor
who has business education, teacher training and business experience as a professional.
Students have to understand that price and quality are not always related so they have to
have a basic schedule for pricing and quality of tutor instruction.
Our basic ESL Language Tutor price guide is:
ESL - English as a Second language Tutors
High school students $10 per hour,
college students $15 per hour,
university graduates $20 per hour,
university plus TESL graduates $25 per hour,
university plus Bachelor of Education $35 per hour,
university plus Masters of Education $45 per hour,
university BA, MA, plus PHD Education $55 per hour,
Many tutors add for their experience or specialty training. For example if you want to
learn advanced business English for corporate finance many business English teachers will
charge from $60 to $100 dollars because it is a subject specialty.
When hiring a tutor ask to see proof of their education, training and experience. Good tutors
have a professional web page with pictures, certificates and experience listed and
usually have a resume or professional teaching portfolio available to show prospective students.
When hiring a tutor ask how the tutor will test your current skills. Ask how the teaching
materials will be used. Ask what teaching materials will be used. Ask if and how skills
testing will occur. Ask what teaching methods will be used. Ask if homework is assigned.
Some students want to study with their friends. Ask the tutor if a small group can be
taught at the same or special price. With conversation based programs the small group forms
can offer excellent learning and practice sessions and better prices.
Hiring a tutor is like hiring an employee. There are lots of tutors with different prices
and levels of education, teacher training and work experience.
Hire a tutor that will help you achieve your goal.
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