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Learn English...

In the comfort of your home  with friendly, qualified and experienced teachers.

Improve aspects of your English:

 
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OET

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We can give you expert, quality tuition in all aspects of the Occupational English Test, or just in the areas you feel that you are weak in. David is an OET-qualified tutor with years of experience in assisting medical staff to realise their dream of working in the UK at their qualified level of medical expertise.

 
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IELTS

We can tutor you in all aspects of IELTS, or just in the areas you feel that you are weak in. We have extensive experience helping people achieve their aim of studying or working in the UK by passing their IELTS exam.

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Conversation

Do you need to improve your English conversation/speaking skills? Maybe your job requires you to speak in English to business partners in other countries. Or, you just want to improve your speaking to give yourself better job prospects. Or, you might just want to improve in certain aspects of English conversation. If so, we can help you with a need-based, individualised-programme of English, or one-off lessons.

 
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GRAMMAR

Aspects of English grammar can be tricky and difficult to master. Each student has their own strengths and weaknesses in grammar acquisition. After taking a free detailed grammar test, you can expect to receive first-class tuition to strengthen any weaknesses that you have in your grammar to enable you to use your English more accurately and with a wider range of skill.

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OTHER EXAM PREPARATION

We can give you extra help with any type of English exams that you need to study and prepare for. We have helped many students in the past to prepare for Cambridge exams and school/university English exams.

 
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Meet the teachers

David Pickett

David has been teaching guitar and English for the past 35 years. His English teaching career started when he set up an English teaching centre in Tak, Thailand along with his wife, Dot. On moving back to the UK, he has worked in language schools, hospital education departments, teacher training, online courses, and teaching home-stay English courses to students who have stayed and studied in their home in Bournemouth on the south coast of England. He is an OET-recognised provider of  quality OET/English tuition.

Dot Pickett

Dot Pickett has been an English teacher for most of her career starting in Chiangmai, Thailand. She also set up an English teaching centre in Tak, Thailand along with her husband, David. Since then she has worked in language schools here in the UK and privately in her home in Bournemouth, on the south coast of England.

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Hi David,
I am writing to you to tell you about my english results.
I’ve passed!!!! And I’m the happiest lady in the world! I am in shock a bit, cause I was dying during exam and I passed it!
I am so grateful for all of your help and support!!!!
Thank you!

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I can't think of something that can be improved, Dave's methods are great!

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Appreciated the uniqueness of your home education!

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The mix between 'normal' lessons and speaking was the most useful to me because it's the best way to learn.

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I don't know how the treaching methods can be improved, it was very good.

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After just a few sessions so far my son feels he’s making some progress. He says he has a better understanding of one of his GCSE English literature set texts already. He feels at ease during the sessions.  Full use is made of the time available and homework is set and a plan agreed for each next session, taking into consideration areas that he would like help with as well. Thank you Dot for your help so far!

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Hello David ,

I’m so glad to inform you that I passed my OET scoring B in all modules and heartily thank you a lot for your guidance and support throughout this journey.

Kind regards 

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I enjoyed the location and the family the most.

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The course materials are very well and have been very useful.

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I've been twice to the same family (Pickett family) to improve my English. The family is very cool, you feel at home straight away. I have had four hours of lessons a day.  I think that four hours a day's great because you learn a lot, but it isn't too much. I have improved my accent, my vocabulary. Now I feel more confident with my English. In the afternoon, after the lessons we had lots of activities. I went segwaying, shopping, swimming and I saw the airshow of Bournemouth and lots of other things. I really enjoyed this trip.

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Really enjoyed my experience in that lovely house. I still remember how our teacher helped us to improve our bad English while we couldn't stop laughing! Best wishes!

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Dot Pickett was a really good teacher and always made the lessons interesting and fun.  All the lesson were very organised and had a good structure. The stuff that she taught was very applicable to my work and exams and the writing skills were taught in an easy way to understand. Overall I have really enjoyed the course and think it has benefited me.

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Hi Dave

Thank you for the excellent news! And a huge thank you and well done to you for coaching ***** to her successful result. I will send an official congratulatory email to *****.

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