I have an experience of studying English in different language schools in Kiev. Because of this I know, not by hearsay, how it is difficult to find “your own” teacher. Having series of unlucky attempts I decided to have individual lessons exclusively with a tutor. I found tons of offers of English teaching on the Internet, though more than any my attention attracted one website http://english4real.com, where a teacher himself gave instructions and advice on defining «the right» teacher. I particularly paid attention to such guidelines as:
- The primary job of a teacher is teaching;
- Preparation of the tutor to each lesson is subject to the individual approach;
- Possibility of running a trial lesson and trial period in the studies.
The trial lesson with Maxim had left an impression of an uninhibited, free and easy, and captivating process of learning English language. And I decided to start the studies and I have still been doing them for half a year by now.
While studying Maxim has used special material that related to my professional sphere. Besides basic course, - that is business English, - I was trained how to prepare and perform presentations, take part in variety of discussions in financial area.
On the whole the lessons are conducted dynamically, actively and informatively – with the use of different video, audio material and PowerPoint presentations. Maxim has a talent to “carry students away” in his teaching, to “restructure” one’s own thinking and “tune in” to the studies, what is particularly important for those who come to the lessons after an overloaded with work day. I am glad to continue studying with Maxim further.
- Alexander Y.