There’s no question that 1 to 1 courses give you maximum individual attention. So if you want to work on things like pronunciation or writing, 1 to 1 is probably the best option. But over the last five years I’ve done quite a few 2 to 1 courses, and they have all been very successful – and a lot of fun for all concerned!

Varied group dynamics

1 to 1 has just one dynamic (two people interacting). 2 to 1 has no less than FIVE. This not only provides great variety; it also offers a lot to the learning experience.
When I’m teaching vocabulary, I always encourage students to use diagrams or pictures when storing vocabulary. So, in that spirit, and in the belief that “a picture is worth a thousand words”, here’s a diagram that shows these different dynamics.

2 to permutations

Study buddy outside class

All my 2 to 1 students have enjoyed working together outside class – sharing ideas, discoveries, sometimes even studying together.

Most of my online courses can be studied in a 2 to 1 format. As I said at the start, it’s a format I love teaching, so do get in touch if you have a friend, partner or colleague who you’d like to share a class with.

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