English Tutors

Learning English at school can be more tricky than one would think it should be. To master English in the classroom, students need to be masters of a host of different skills, including, listening, speaking, reading, viewing, writing, presenting and language structures and conventions.

“The English language is a work in progress. Have fun with it.”

Jonathan Culver

Why is English one of the hardest languages to learn?

  • English language is constantly expanding.
  • English has so many different rules.
    These rules are not always applied consistently in different contexts.

  • English has its roots in multiple different languages.

  • The extensive use of Idioms in English.
    Many idioms are region specific and not used globally.

  • English uses 13 different tenses (some experts argue that there’s actually 16 different tenses in English).

  • Pronunciation of many words is difficult.

  • Synonyms can’t be used interchangeably.

  • English has approximately 1 000 000 words. This number changes regularly as some words become redundant and new words are formed.

It’s no wonder that our children need extra help.

How does English Tutoring help?

  • Extra English Tutoring offers personalised attention where your tutor can focus specifically on the students’ needs and help each student achieve their goals. Tutors can dedicate more time to a students’ individual areas of difficulty.

  • Extra English Tutoring offers opportunity for intensive learning and practice of different aspects of the language. The lessons are targeted to individual students, using targeted teaching material and providing in-depth explanations to help the student.
  • Extra English Tutoring offers targeted teaching materials, which are adapted to suit each student’s level of learning, their personal interests and individual learning style. This makes learning English more enjoyable for the student.
  • Extra English Tutoring offers immediate and individual feedback for the student. This allows the tutor to help the student improve their specific areas of difficulty.

Extra English Tutoring offers personalised attention where your tutor can focus specifically on the students’ needs and help each student achieve their goals.

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Why learn English as a Foreign Language?

English is the most spoken language in the world, with over 1.5 billion people worldwide speaking English. It doesn’t matter where you are from, or what your home language is, you will see people all over the world trying to communicate in English.

Not everyone learns English in their home or school, and so we offer English lessons to Foreign Language Students. Some of our tutors have been specifically trained as TEFL tutors. TEFL stands for “Teaching English as a Foreign Language.”

Benefits of TEFL lessons:

  • English boosts your career and education opportunities
  • English allows you to travel the world
  • Broadens your opportunities to communicate in all spheres of life, including business
  • Allows you to enjoy more books, movies and television
  • English is the main language of international communication, including international business, academia, medicine, science, technology and law

Testimonial

What our Tutors have to say

I’m delighted to engage in English tutoring because of the profound impact it can have on learners’ lives. Language is a bridge that connects people, cultures, and opportunities. Through tutoring, I have the privilege of assisting students in mastering English, enabling them to express themselves more effectively, communicate with others globally, and access a wider array of academic and professional opportunities. Witnessing their growth and confidence in using English is incredibly rewarding and motivates me to continue supporting them on their language learning journey.

Baraka Cizungo (B.Ed student)

“Knowledge of languages is the doorway to wisdom.”

Roger Bacon

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Thank you for choosing The Turning Point Education to help your child/children improve their academics. Set out below are some guidelines as to how extra lessons work, costs, times, etc. Please read through it carefully and contact us if you have any questions.

  • It is difficult to put a time limit on extra lessons. It can sometimes take up to two years for the necessary progress to take place. You are by no means bound to stay in lessons for an unlimited period, but are rather encouraged to allow your child the necessary time to progress.
  • Invoices will be sent via email and all lessons are to be paid for in advance.
  • The cost of extra lessons for 2024 are set out below:
    • Grade 1 – 3: R250 per hour
    • Grade 4 – 7: R285 per hour
    • Grade 8 – 10: R310 per hour
    • Grade 11 – 12: R345 per hour
    • Remedial Therapy: R455 per hour
    • Travel Charge: R40 per lesson.
  • Payment can be made via EFT only.
    When paying by EFT, please use your child’s name and surname as the reference.
  • Missed lessons cannot be made up. However, if the tutor needs to re-schedule a lesson, then they will arrange a suitable time to make up the lesson.
  • Extra lessons cannot be claimed from your medical aid and therefore the account is your responsibility.
  • Parents will not approach The Turning Point’s tutors for lessons in a private capacity. All lessons will be conducted and charged for through The Turning Point.
  • One month’s written notice is required to stop lessons.
  • Should lessons with The Turning Point be stopped or cancelled for whatever reason, parents may not contact The Turning Point’s tutors for lessons for a period of two years. A placement fee of R5,000 will be levied in such an occurrence. This can, and will gladly, be rearranged through our office.
  • Parents are encouraged to discuss their child’s progress and any concerns that they may have with Tanya at The Turning Point.
  • It is understood that The Turning Point may at times ask for information from other professionals including the teachers involved in your child’s development. This would be to the advantage of your child and is encouraged by The Turning Point. If you would prefer us not to contact any other professionals, please indicate this to us in writing so that this can be placed in your child’s file.
  • Lessons will commence once a signed contract and payment have been received.

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We tutor all primary and high school subjects as well as offer remedial therapy.