I was drawn to Improve Your English because it isn’t a tutoring center which simply offers a quick six- or eight-week tutoring package under the expectation that a student will be “just fine” once the sessions are over. There is nothing wrong with centers which do this, but as an English instructor, I know that working on one student deficiency can reveal other weaknesses that may take a while to see. Improve Your English doesn’t see our students as time slots; each student is an individual with individual needs, and no two students have the same curriculum.
We work with students to build their writing skills, but we go beyond the grammar and punctuation rules by asking our students to read classic literature. It is wonderful that no matter what age our students are, whether elementary, middle, or high school, they will read and discuss classic literature each week! If that isn’t enough, we have hundreds – yes hundreds! – of structured teaching tools that the company has developed over the years to engage students in everything from writing to vocabulary to reading comprehension. I thoroughly enjoy using these tools to help our students grow quickly in so many areas. During each hour, I love seeing students challenge themselves with great authors, discuss their ideas, digest the vocabulary, and develop techniques for writing. They get it! And what’s more, they actually enjoy it.