Need help editing personal statements or resumes? Progress from learner to advanced English fast? Join me…
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I'm a British journalist, author/editor writing for UK magazines, books and newspapers. With proven industry experience in both the spoken and written word I'm ideally placed to help you learn to speak and write excellent English. My motivated students want to gain a command of the language fast with a focus on quality pronunciation and sounding as natural as possible in all their oral and written communications. My teaching is made an absolute joy by my unique students who bring such enthusiasm to our lessons with a genuine desire to learn English, improving their oral and written skills swiftly using my no-fail confident learning methods.
Also a qualified TESOL tutor, I’ve also helped students with fluency, resumes, personal statements and interview techniques so if you’re serious about acquiring a competitive edge in your communications, it is worth investing in my editing skills. Do check out my reviews from present and past students as they're the best recommendation a teacher can have.
My teaching style is flexible, friendly and encouraging, holding your hand every step of the way. If you are serious about getting into the university of your choice or landing your dream job, my professional editing services make all the difference giving you an edge. My schedule is limited so I tend to work with goal-driven students. I’ve helped foreign and British students get into their chosen universities both in the US and UK as well as assisting with intern and job applications. I’m well versed in communicating your achievements and goals in an effective, professional manner giving you a better chance of success. It’s a tough market out there, competition is fierce and you get only one chance to make the right impression. If you need my help, do get in touch, you’re in safe hands.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE CONVERSATION £20ph
A TESOL tutor dedicated to helping you improve English conversation, reading, essays, writing, comprehension/interview and public speaking techniques. These are your sessions and it's vital you enjoy them. You'll acquire exemplary educated English pronunciation, conversational or writing skills with each session tailored to YOUR needs. You'll be supported through individual study goals with effective, fast, guaranteed results. I use a variety of tools from quizzes, videos and audio to keep things interesting because we all learn best when we're interested and engaged. Wherever you are in your learning curve, if you're motivated, together we can achieve great things.
60-minute Editing sessions are offline so can be booked outside of my calendar schedules by agreement. To give you a rough idea of time and cost I can edit between 1000-2000 words per hour. Obviously this is dependant on the standard of your material. Don’t worry, you can send me your documents for appraisal and then I’m able to provide more accurate costs. Once I’ve edited your material it is returned to you for your comments to fine tune your application. We can have a brief chat on Skype before I undertake the work so I can get a better idea of your aspirations and deadlines. All work is presented in Microsoft Word using track changes. A round of revision is included. Don’t delay, invest in yourself and reach your potential. Drop me a line letting me know how I can help, I look forward to working with you.
PUBLIC SPEAKING £40ph
Do you break out in a sweat at the mere thought of speaking in public? You're not alone. With extensive broadcast experience for the BBC, ITV and CH.4. I've successfully coached business professionals in presentation delivery, and it works just as well for those struggling with interview techniques.
The good news is you can conquer your fears easily with my no-fail methods within a very short time. Most people can learn to overcome their difficulty speaking in public within 2-3 hours with plenty of home practise thrown in. You'll be guided on preparation, speech structure, breathing techniques, how and when to make eye contact and delivery techniques that will allow you to many any public presentation comfortably, easily and confidently. Get in touch and let's get cracking.
'Lucy helped me revise both my CV and personal statement for a UK university on a tight deadline. Not only did she work in her own time, she made room in her schedule especially to meet my deadline even she was quite busy with another job. The difference between my original version and the edited was amazing. She's very professional and I'd have no hesitation in highly recommending her. Tx Lucy' Nok
'Lucy’s praise of my comprehension is always a confidence booster for me. And every time I got corrected for words I did not pronounce correctly, it also gave me a confidence boost because after that I will be more confident in pronouncing those words again.' Agnes Giovanni
'I love Lucy's class! She is an excellent teacher. She will focus on students' needs and make study plans which suit them fine. She is friendly and always encourages me. I do feel my improvement on my oral English and confidence.' Rita
'An amazing writing lesson with Lucy.' Toby
'5 stars for Lucy! I feel much more confident in reading and writing in English thanks to the excellent work with her. She is very nice, professional and patient with the students. I highly recommend her!' Ania
'Another insightful and interesting lesson!!! A million Thanks to you. I have made so much progress in my pronunciation in such a short period !!!! Your teaching method is excellent and very effective. I enjoyed every second of today's lesson. And I am excitedly looking forward to our next class.' Joylene Agbamuche
'She is an excellent teacher. Very professional !' Tomomi
'Lucy, thank you so much for your patience and valuable help with this endless essay! We are almost done! :) Thanks a million again for your patience. Working with you is very enjoyable and I am learning how to improve my academic writing skills. Thanks Lucy!' Ania
'When I first met Lucy, I just wanted to find a teacher to correct my IELTS essays. Although she didn't correct them according to the IELTS criteria, I found her corrections the most useful. She carefully looked at every sentence of my essay, not only correcting mistakes, but also rewriting my grammatically sentences to make them stylistically better. To be honest, IELTS is a rather boring exam, but Lucy kindled my passion in writing. She always precisely grasped my ideas which were expressed in a rather clumsy manner and changed them to authentic, vivid sentences. In our classes, I was not reading her written sentences, but appreciating them. Last year, she helped me polish my personal statement that successful sent me to my dream university. And my writing skill made it easy for me to find a job as an English writer and translator in an increasingly competitive market. There's no doubt that having classes with Lucy is the most worthwhile investment I have made so far' Zhuotong
'So grateful for your proofreading! I'll feel more confident with an errorless presentation.' Kinga Urbanska
'Lucy always exceeds my expectations. From start to finish she was very professional, talking to me as a friend and took a genuine interest in my application for residency. As a senior editor / journalist, she always captures the essence of the idea and hit the right nail. I was very impressed with the corrections and suggestions given. But most importantly, not only she did an incredible job in editing, but she also gave deep insights and commendation for my work, which really inspired and encouraged me. Thanks again Lucy, for the wonderful job that you have done for my application and now I feel much more confident along the way. I will highly recommend you to my colleagues and will keep you updated about my application process and I genuinely think you are the best mentor that I have ever had:)' Kevin
'Lucy is a really patient teacher! I love having her class.' Winnie
'I always think of Lucy more as a guide on my way to better English than a teacher. She inspires and opens new ideas during the lesson and always motivates me, in her easy and natural way, to want to know and learn even more. If I was ever asked to define the meaning of the word teacher, it would be she who I would describe in my definition. Wonderful to return to our virtual classes :-).' Radka
'It was another great lesson with Lucy. Every time I learn a lot about grammar, syntax and punchy writing.' Lefteris Parastatidi
'Another Panettone article was written by me and polished by Lucy! She made it look more appetizing (pun intended)!' Lefteris Parastatidi#/k#
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