Private/Custom Instruction

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

All our services are available but due to the coronavirus situation, we are currently doing all classes online. Read our current coronavirus update

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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.

Possibly our best buy:
Your needs, your level, your pace, your schedule, continual interaction. Every class is customized for you.

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 or Zoom, which means audio/video, in-app messaging and screen/file sharing. There is no charge for using Skype or Zoom other than the Internet service you probably already have.

Background information about online classes, what you need to connect and our Skype how-to guide

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 $45 per hour for individual instruction, $36 per hour each for a group of two, $31 each for three and $27 for four or more. A 90-minute individual class is $67.50.

Payment: Lessons must be purchased in advance in 6-lesson packages. Payments must be received at least 48 hours before your scheduled class time. We accept payment online via PayPal, so you know it’s safe.

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: Before registering, be sure to contact us to verify that we have space available. After we confirm a schedule, please register and pay online. We will then confirm and reserve your appointment.

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We're serious about our instruction and your appointments and we hope you are too. Please read our Payment, Scheduling and Cancellation Policy.  

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We also offer tutoring for students.