How does it work?
Step 1: Setting up the initial lesson
- We ask for a minimum booking of four lessons and the first lesson is your opportunity to make sure that you feel that you and your tutor are a "good fit".
- We often hear new students say that they have tried to learn in the past but have not been successful because they are “no good at languages”. We say: “it is simply that you have not yet met the right tutor”.
- Every student learns in a unique way: some students learn through listening, some through seeing written text and others need to write everything down themselves to ensure it is logged in their minds… so, by organising an initial lesson, we can discover which you are, and therefore ensure that you and your tutor “gel.”
Step 2: Your Tutor gets in touch
- Before the first lesson takes place, we will send you a confirmation of the booking with the tutor’s name and the details of the initial lesson.
- A few days before the lesson takes place, your tutor will call you to introduce him/herself, assess your level and discuss his/her plans for the lesson.
- This is an ideal opportunity for you to have a chat about your goals and prior language learning experiences.
Step 3: Initial lesson and Feedback
- The initial lesson is an ideal time for you to discuss how best to achieve your goals: your tutor will be able to advise you on lesson length, extra study and much more.
- After you have had your initial lesson, a Conversation Piece representative will call both you and your tutor to ask for feedback.
- This is your opportunity to discuss with us how the lessons went and to establish that you are happy with your teacher. We always like to hear your feedback, good or otherwise!
Step 4: Further lessons
- If you enjoyed your initial lesson and are happy with your teacher, as we believe you will be, we will one of our Client Managers will monitor your progress and contact at the end of your booking to see whether you wish to continue. We prefer lessons to be booked one month at a time (e.g. 4 hours if you have a 1-hour lesson per week or 6 hours if you have a 1.5-hour lesson per week, etc.) but we may also be able offer discounts on larger bookings, so it is worth discussing your plans with us so that we can work out the best deal for you. At any stage of your learning process, you may discontinue and not make any further bookings
From then on, at the end of at the end of each booking to see whether you wish to continue and ask for your feedback on your progress.