Englishman with a BBC newsreader accent

Englishman with a BBC newsreader accent

Englishteacher

English for conversation, business, technical, or exams.
About Tony Hill (me)
  • What I teach English
  • Instructions inEnglish
  • Native languageEnglish
  • NationalityBritish
  • Group teachingyes
  • Online teachingyes
Hobbies: Computers, photography, aviation. I worked in ICT for over 30 years and I still enjoy playing with computers. I also enjoy travelling and have visited 56 countries so far, and lived in 10.
Where I teach
  • LocationPrague
  • Preferred settingTo be agreed
  • Do I commute?yes
Rates
  • 45 minutes-
  • 60 minutes500 CZK
  • 90 minutes700 CZK
  • 120 minutes-
Hello,
my name is Tony. I was born, and grew up, in the centre of London. I have an RP accent, which means that I am easy to understand and can teach you similar pronunciation to make you easily understood too.

I've lived and taught in Prague for the last 4 years. Before that I lived in places such as Spain, Estonia, and Central America (Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama). I have travelled quite a lot and enjoy living in a different culture to my own.

I have gathered a lot of material over the years, from books such as English file and Straightforward to videos and graphics/pictures showing grammar and pronunciation.

I am relaxed, patient, and somewhat envious that you speak Czech much better than I ever will :)

Most of my students have been with me for a while, in fact most have been learning with me for over 3 years. Because of this, many of my students have become friends and I've watched some of them get married, have babies, in fact, I went to a wedding in Moravia recently. Moravian weddings - lots of fun!

Other students have changed jobs as their English has improved which is one of the concrete benefits of studying with me.

I teach different types of classes, depending on what you need English for. I teach one-on-one lessons, or pairs, or groups. Online lessons are easy to arrange, as there is no travel time. In-person lessons mean I have to travel, and, unless you live near me in Eden, usually mean I spend as much time travelling as teaching which is not cost-effective, but it depends how long the lessons are. Feel free to contact me and we will see if we can arrange something.

TYPES OF CLASSES

CONVERSATION LESSONS
Many of my lessons are conversation lessons. Whether online, in a pub, or in the office, there are always things to talk about and I'm happy to provide news articles or other materials if you want me to. At lower levels, I think that the most important thing is to be able to talk, listen, and understand (i.e. vocabulary and pronunciation), but if you are at a higher level (B1+), I will work with you on your grammar and vocabulary too.

BUSINESS LESSONS
I've worked for large companies and also run my own IT company so can help you with meetings, emails, presentations, and other subjects such as management styles.

TECHNICAL LESSONS
As well as general business, I have a lot of experience with Information and Communications Technology, and have taught ICT and aviation-related courses. I'm a bit of a nerd and definitely a techie so I'm happy to help with any other specialty.

EXAM PREPARATION LESSONS
I teach mainly Cambridge exams: PET (B1) / FCE (B2) / CAE (C1) / CPE (C2) and also IELTS. I have taught other exams but have most experience with the Cambridge exams. My last two students who took exams scored 95% on the CAE and 96% on the FCE.

My students get high scores because, as well as teaching English, I teach how to add those extra points by using certain phrases and methods to increase your score.

PROOFREADING/CORRECTION
I do this for my students because they ask for it. I will correct emails and presentations during our scheduled lessons, or, for an additional charge, can offer a same-day service, usually within two hours of your email.

It's always good to have someone check your emails and presentations, as I can fix small mistakes immediately and can use our normal lessons to teach you the correct way to write if you have bigger problems such as grammar.

PRICES

ONLINE LESSONS (ALL TYPES):

60 minutes 500 CZK
90 minutes 700 CZK


IN-PERSON LESSONS:

CONVERSATION / BUSINESS / TECHNICAL LESSONS
60 minutes 550 CZK
90 minutes 750 CZK


EXAM PREPARATION LESSONS
60 minutes 600 CZK
90 minutes 800 CZK


PROOFREADING/CORRECTION
FROM 250 CZK

My teaching experience

  • My educationI have been teaching English since 2012, before that I taught and worked in ICT at a university.
  • Experience5+ years
  • ReferencesMost of my students have been with me for over 3 years so far. I don't like to ask them for references when I join a new job site, as they are mostly busy, professional people. If necessary, I can get some references

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