Private Tutorials are offered in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.
If you want to study a language, but a group class isn’t for you, we are happy to meet with you in a private face-to-face tutorial in person or online. Our teachers love working one on one and can accommodate whatever level you happen to be in your language journey. In your private tutorial, you will have the chance to explain your goals to your teacher and get started right away on your individualized plan.
Private tutorials offers a student both flexibility in scheduling as well being able to set targets that match their specific goals. Most tutorials meet once per week for one hour, however, the time and frequency can be adjusted to the needs of the student.
Some common goals that many private tutorial students work on are:
- Preparation for your next exciting trip or ILI Language Travel experience.
- Improving conversation skills and comfort speaking in your new language.
- Specialized vocabulary and grammar for your level and goals.
- Presentation and academic or workplace skills.
How much do tutorials cost and are there any discounts?
A private tutorial means one student with one teacher.
- 1 hour only: $85
- Tier 1: 2 to 9 hours of class time at $75.00 per hour
- Tier 2: 10 or more hours: $70.00 per hour
You can purchase any number of tutorial hours. We honor the discounted rate once you accumulate over 9 hours.
In other words, you purchase 5 hours to start at 5 x $75 = $375 then decide to add 5 more which would bring you to 10 accumulated hours. You would then pay the $70 rate ($350)
How long is my course and what is my schedule?
Flexibility is one of the many benefits of a private tutorial. As long as the teacher is available, a student can set up their tutorial to meet their scheduling needs. Most students purchase a block of hours and meet with their teacher once per week for one hour. The length of your course is determined by how many hours you purchase.
Where do classes take place?
Currently, most tutorials are online. Some students meet their teachers here at our school in Northampton, as long as the teacher is available.
Who are the instructors and what are their qualifications?
All teachers are skilled professionals with Master’s Degrees or TESOL certificates and a minimum of one year teaching experience in innovative and student-centered teaching. ILI’s staff has over 100 years of combined experience working with learners from beginning to advanced levels.
How long does it take to learn a language?
The easy answer is, it depends. The more complicated answer is that many factors go into determining how long it takes to learn a new language: your learning methods, background, mindset, time put into study among other things. Here’s an in depth article on the topic.
What is a semi-private tutorial?
A semi-private tutorial is two or more students with one teacher. Semi-private tutorials are a good option when you want to learn in a group of two or more of your own friends or classmates of your choice. If you choose this option, you are responsible for finding your own tutorial partner(s). Cancellation protocols apply to this type of tutorial.
The cost of a 2-person tutorial is $45 per hour per person.
For more than two students – please inquire.
What is your cancellation and refund policy?
In order to avoid being charged a fee, we kindly ask that you inform your tutor of any session cancellations at least 24 hours in advance. We understand that emergencies happen, and if you are unable to provide 24-hour notice, please inform your tutor as soon as possible. Please note that a cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice.
Refunds are calculated based on the number of hours used and which price tier was reached. For instance: if you purchased 10 hours (10 x $70 = $700, the Tier 2 rate) but only use 7 hours (7 x $75= $525, the Tier 1 rate) your refund will be $175 ($700 – $525)
Still have more questions? We are happy to answer them. Contact Heather: email@example.com or call 413-586-7569 x109