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Starting from a young age, English is taught as an essential skill in New Zealand and is consequently compulsory in Christchurch high schools until year 10 or even sometimes up to year 12. English is spoken by over 60 different countries across the world. As a result, there is no denying its usefulness – especially if you wish to travel. In fact, many countries with different native languages still speak English. However, this high usage has resulted in this language, which is already difficult to learn, developing slang and different formations that make even simple grammar difficult to grasp and easy to forget.
While the language itself is undeniably useful in many social settings, many careers also call for proficiency in English. This even includes some science degrees which shows the value of this subject. It is essential for research when you publish results, understanding other scholarly articles, and of course, for arts-focused degrees that place a heavy emphasis on writing and reading capabilities. Either way, there is no doubt it is an essential skill required throughout life.
Superprof offers access to a range of tutors from all over Christchurch so it is easy for you to find help accessible to you. These are available for a range of levels including primary, secondary, and tertiary school along with even higher levels of qualification useful for those undertaking postgraduate research. To select these simply click the drop-down menu and choose the option that best reflects your current education level.
Don’t worry if none of these suit you - just hit ‘other’ and you can still find someone to help you out – if in doubt, take a look at the description attached to the profile of each tutor as many offer a free first session. This is ideal and doesn’t require any commitment but is great to see if they could be a good fit for you.
Affordability is a common barrier when looking for tutors and can lead people to feel it is not a possibility for them. Prices for learning English in Christchurch from a tutor might surprise you however and can be bought for as little as $10 an hour! That is half minimum wage and hopefully shows you that private sessions are a possibility at least worth consideration especially if you are struggling. Superprof shows what each tutor charges in their profile which also includes a brief description about them. This means it is only too easy to peruse your options to find someone who matches the amount you are willing to spend and also reflects the type of tutor you feel would best suit your personal learning style.
English courses taught in person can be especially beneficial, although if travel is an issue or you would prefer, there is always the option to learn via webcam as many tutors in Christchurch offer. Depending on the tutor, you may even be able to choose both of these depending on which suits you best each session, allowing for flexibility in your learning schedule to keep you motivated and easily supported.
Half of excelling at English is having the confidence to put yourself out there – even if that means failing occasionally. This is where tutors step in! They can help you from any point and can correct any little (or big) mistakes you make before you discuss them in front of a group of your peers or submit something to a teacher. Private tutelage provides more opportunities to speak up and voice uncertainties so you learn significantly faster than what can be achieved in a typical school environment where the teachers must spread their attention over a much larger group of students and often does have time to address individual struggles.
Assignments required in high school often cause extreme stress and anxiety as it is these results that can determine which university you get into, what scholarships you can apply for, and even affect your ability to get an early job. This is especially true for assessments such as the infamous unfamiliar texts assignments incorporated into NCEA externals at levels 1, 2, and 3– meaning they seem to follow you like the plague. With a little help, there is no need to dread these standards. Tutors can assess your responses to a range of different English texts so that are you are prepared for anything from poetry to non-fiction.
After a while, you can adjust the frequency of your sessions as you require more or less practice. As your confidence grows you will require less assistance and can practice in your own time using NCEA past papers or other texts provided in English textbooks. These are often recommended by teachers and are available in stores across Christchurch.
Many internal English assignments focus on specific texts over an extended period of time which is particularly ideal for tutoring as it allows time to study this in-depth and discuss it with your tutor. This encourages greater discussion that can truly enhance your understanding. After developing your core skills, you can then apply these to other texts and start discussing more advanced techniques with your tutor to constantly expand your knowledge of English.
It is no secret that practice is the key to success, but often it is difficult to understand where you are going wrong when it is your work that you are reviewing. Here, tutors prove invaluable as they can offer an outside perspective and apply their own professional knowledge and experience.
So what are you waiting for? Pop onto the Superprof page for English tutors and have a read of the different profiles to see which strikes your fancy. There is a range of tutors with different specialties, experiences, and costs depending on how much you want to invest in your English learning journey. Superprof can help you at any level to improve your English skills to help your future prospects and even make you fall in love with literature – before you know it you’ll be flying through those assignments knowing you can always ask for help when you need it!
In Christchurch, English tutors charge on average $
29 for English courses.
Rates will differ depending on:
97% of our private teachers offer their 1st lesson free. Check out the prices of our English private tutors in your region.
On Superprof, we have a number of highly skilled NCEA English tutors available to give private tuition.
An English teacher can help you with many things:
You can decide with your tutor what you wish to accomplish from your private English lessons.
On Superprof, many of our English teachers also offer online tuition. About 80% of tutors give english lessons via webcam.
To find available online classes, just select the webcam filter in the search engine to see the available tutors offering online courses in your desired subject.
Online courses via webcam offer you more benefits in terms of flexibility and are often less expensive as the tutor does not need to travel.
On Superprof, you can browse our range of teacher profiles to find the right solution for your English tuition.
To find your private tutor, check out their individual cv to find out more information about their courses.
Once you have found a teacher you can get in touch with them via a messaging service on our platform to discuss the details of your lessons.
In Christchurch and the suburban areas, 19 English teachers are available to give courses.
Pupils scored their English tutors an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 from a sample of 1 recommendations.
In case of any complications with your lesson, a customer relationship manager from the Superprof team will be on hand to help you find a solution (by telephone or mail from Monday - Friday).