About Online Lessons
Hello, my name is Nicola Walker. Welcome to my website!
Would you like to achieve your learning goals from the comfort and convenience of your own home?
Online lessons can be a great way to learn at a time to suit you and it is just as effective as face-to-face lessons.
Are you looking for an experienced and professional online teacher to help you with your learning? Is your child interested in learning online?
You’ve come to the right place to find out how I can help you or your child achieve academic and personal success through online lessons.
I offer online classes in the following subjects:
Literacy & English
GCSE/AS/A Level English Language & English Literature
English as a Second Language
Classes are priced as follows:
30 minutes of online tuition = £10.00
45 minutes of online tuition = £15.00
60 minutes of online tuition = £20.00
What platform and tools do you use to deliver your lessons?
I use Google Meet and RingCentral video conferencing platforms.
I also use Google Classroom to allow students to access resources and to set assignments. Google Classroom also allows me to communicate with parents effectively, when appropriate.
Each student also has their own Google Docs shared document, which functions as a virtual learning notebook. This is used in the lessons as an "live typing tool" and also outside the lesson, as a reference tool. If a student chooses to do homework, then this is often completed in the student's personal notebook,
How often should lessons take place?
To achieve the best results from tutoring, take lessons regularly and consistently. I will work with you to identify a schedule that works for you.
What days and times are lessons available?
Monday to Saturday between 9 am and 8pm London time. (8 pm being the latest start time for any lesson.)
What do I need to provide for lessons?
You will need to use a computer/tablet that has a webcam and microphone.
It is important that you have a strong, reliable and fast internet connection so that you have the best quality call.
You MUST use a microphone headset for lessons. This will provide optimum audio and prevent feedback.
To learn effectively, you should be in a quiet environment without distracting background noise.
If you or your child are taking any exams, it is important to tell the tutor which exam you will take, the examination board and specification code and the date or dates of the exam paper/s.
Will I need to fill out any forms?
Yes. To book a lesson you will need to complete a booking form. You will be able to select dates and times you would be available for a lesson
Do I have to sign a contract?
No. But when you complete a booking form you will consent to agree to the Terms & Conditions.
To view the terms and conditions for online lessons, click here: Terms & Conditions
I'm a parent. Can I sit in on classes?
Yes, you can. If a student is under the age of 16, a parent or guardian must be available to supervise.
What happens in the first lesson?
The first session involves making an initial assessment. I get to know the learner, and what they hope to gain from the sessions. This may involve taking some tests or completing some tasks to identify specific areas of weakness.
All the information gathered in this session is used to form a “student profile”. Having identified specific learning needs and goals, we will develop a learning plan to reach those goals.
What happens in a typical lesson?
For each lesson I plan, select, adapt and prepare resources specific to a student’s learning needs and goals.
I begin the lesson by teaching the theory or techniques the student needs to learn.
The student then completes appropriate activities to apply and practise what they have learned. These activities also provide me with information about how well the student has understood and can apply what they have learned.
At the end of the session, we assess if the student has successfully achieved the learning outcomes. If they have, then we choose together a new goal, topic or skill for the next session. If the student has not achieved the learning outcomes, then I continue working towards them in the next session.
At the end of the tutoring session, I record the work we have covered in a “record of work”.
Do you set homework?
Homework can be a valuable tool for both the student and the teacher. It helps to assess understanding and progress.
The decision to set homework depends on several factors. I discuss with the student (and parents, where appropriate) if they are willing and able to complete homework tasks.
How do I book a lesson?
You will need to complete a booking form giving details of the days and times you are available for a lesson. You must choose at least one date and time. You can choose up to three dates and as many time slots as you wish.
I will then check my availability and you will receive an email either offering you one of the dates and times you have selected or stating that I am not available. I may be able to offer you alternative dates and times based on my schedule.
How do I pay?
When a date and time have been agreed upon, I will send you a PayPalMe link.
To reserve the lesson slot, lessons must be paid for 24 hours before the start of the lesson.
If you wish to cancel a lesson, you must give 24 hours’ notice. (In this instance, you can reschedule the lesson for a later date. No refunds are available.)
I do not reschedule cancellations made less than 24 hours before the lesson. The payment becomes the cancellation fee for the missed/cancelled lesson.
If you are interested in finding out more about how I can help you, please complete the form by clicking on the button below.
If you have already contacted us about your requirements and would like to book a lesson, please click on the button below to go to our booking page.
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