Private/Custom Instruction

We offer one-to-one tutoring and customized small group instruction, scheduled at your convenience.make a payment

If you prefer one-to-one instruction and a more flexible schedule, private lessons may be the right choice for you. Need to prepare for a special trip or work assignment? We can help. With private instruction, we can adapt to your level and focus on just what you want. You can start anytime. We suggest that you contact us so we can discuss your specific needs.

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Your needs, your level, your pace, your schedule, continual interaction.

And we do lessons online: Skip the drive and save time. A number of our students begin with us here at our facility and later transition to online instruction or a mix. How well does it work? Your reaction will likely be the same as ours: "better than we expected" and a close second to being here in person. We do live one-on-one lessons using Skype, which means audio/video, in-app messaging and screen/file sharing. There is no charge for using Skype other than the Internet service you probably already have. Read more »

Scheduling: Instruction is customized to fit your needs and so is scheduling. Each meeting is arranged according to mutually agreeable times. Most people prefer to set up a regular schedule, making changes as necessary for specific dates. Schedule adjustments provide flexibility and are usually confirmed meeting-to-meeting. Rescheduling is permitted with at least 24-hour advance notice.

Prices: The cost is $35 per hour for individual instruction, $28 per hour each for a group of two, $25 each for three and $21 for four or more. A 90-minute individual class is $52.50.

Payment: For your first lesson, payment is due in advance by check, cash, or prior online payment so that we can reserve your time. After your first appointment, lessons must be purchased in advance in 6-lesson packages (exceptions on a case-by-case basis).

Students receive free password access to a variety of resources that can help them learn (at For Our Students). We maintain a collection of short novels written for students a specific learning levels, as well as other books, that we loan to students in connection their learning programs.

Learning a new language can be fun and rewarding. Our classes are enjoyable and you will find the time flies by.

How to Register: After we confirm a workable schedule, please provide us with your registration information. You may register and pay online or by mail, but we cannot reserve your appointment until we receive your registration and payment.

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