Improve your English with tailored lessons
Do you want to improve your English? I offer one-to-one or small group lessons for adult learners of all levels, from beginner to advanced, in Malvern and surrounding areas. You can also study online, wherever you are in the world!
All courses are tailored to individual needs, with a focus on improving your communication skills, and balance listening, speaking, reading and writing skills with vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation, depending on your aims, interests and current level of English.
Lessons take place in a supportive and encouraging environment, and can be arranged at your home or place of work. Extensive and intensive courses are available, and classes can be scheduled on a fixed or flexible basis.
Improve your speaking, listening, reading or writing skills, and focus on vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation as required.
Preparation for IELTS - reading and listening
Take the IELTS exam (general or academic) with confidence! Tips and strategies for the reading and listening papers.
Preparation for IELTS Life Skills
Prepare to take your IELTS Life Skills test with confidence! Find out what to expect during the test, and make sure you are ready to pass.
Preparation for the Occupational English Test
Short courses and workshops for doctors or nurses preparing for the OET test. One-to-one lessons only.
English for business
Improve your English for day-to-day business communication purposes, or focus on a specific skill such as giving presentations.
Contact me for more information, or to arrange an assessment of your English level.
I am Helen Louise and I have been teaching English for over 20 years, both in the UK and overseas, working with adult learners of all levels, from beginner to advanced, in both one-one and group settings.
Having studied German and Spanish, I understand the challenges and joys of learning another language, and I am passionate about supporting clients as they work to improve their English language skills!
Certificate in Advanced Methodology, International House World Organisation;
LCCI Certificate in Teaching English for Business, Frances King School of English, London;
RSA Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults International House, London;
BA (Hons) German Language and Linguistics, with Spanish (2:1), University of East Anglia.
"I personally recommend Helen as a teacher, as she is dedicated to making sure her students are equipped with the necessary materials and resources for her lessons. She is an incredibly patient and understanding tutor, and helped me to feel comfortable and confident in both my English speaking and writing, especially regarding the IELTS."
Sofia Arriola, university student, from Guatemala
"Helen has the insight, skills and experience to develop your fluency and understanding of the English language with a view to achieving positive results in the IELTS examinations. Highly recommended for learners of all levels."
Eamonn Mullally, teacher & educational leader
"I have been meeting with Helen for over a year now and I feel she has helped me massively with all aspects of learning English for business. Helen is specifically helpful when concentrating on my grammar and vocabulary. Whenever I come away from a lesson I feel I have progressed and learnt more each time. Helen is a great help and always goes out of her way to help and support me in every way that she can."
Adina Dine-Iures, care home manager, from Romania
1. Minimum age
Minimum age for any lesson or course is 18.
2. Online lessons
Online lessons use a user-friendly online platform. You will need a computer/laptop, a microphone and a good internet connection!
3. Payment of fees
Fees may be paid by bank transfer or in cash. Fees for face-to-face courses are due at the end of each lesson or at the end of each week as agreed. Fees for online lessons must be paid at least 48 hours before each lesson or block of lessons. Payments made by paypal will incur an additional fee of 3.4%.
4. Cancellation policy
One-to-one lessons: at least 2 hours’ notice must be given if you wish to cancel a lesson. Lessons cancelled with less than 2 hours’ notice will be charged at the rate of 50% of the lesson fee. Group lessons: at least 24 hours’ notice must be given if you wish to cancel a lesson. If cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice, 50% of the lesson or course fee will be charged. If cancelled with less than 2 hours’ notice, 100% of the fee will be charged. No refunds can be given once a course has started. Group lessons or courses may be cancelled if there are not enough students enrolled. In this case any fees paid in advance will be reimbursed.
5. Your commitment!
Lessons will usually take place on a regular basis, for example weekly, unless otherwise agreed. If you frequently cancel lessons, you might lose your time slot. Successful language learning needs commitment, regular study and practice!