IH Teaching One-to-One

IH Teaching One-to-One

The newly updated IH Teaching One-to-One course covers online as well as face-to-face teaching for classes with individual students. With the increased acceptance of online learning, teaching one-to-one has never been more in demand. It is a desirable option for many students as they don’t need to travel to the classes, have focused teacher attention, and can have more options for the times of their study.

Teaching individual students is not simply a case of teaching the same lesson to one person instead of a group and our new Teaching One-to-One course will develop your current teaching skills to overcome these specific challenges and maintain students motivation, use a variety of platforms, utilize materials and ensure learners have a sense of progress.

Without specific training, it is all too easy when teaching individuals to veer into the area of conversation classes. The Teaching One-to-One course gives concrete methods so that you can help learners improve their overall skills or achieve a specific goal. This requires a well thought out plan that caters to their individual needs as well as areas of learning they may not have considered.

The dynamics of a one-to-one class are very different from group classes, and one-to-one learners require more input from the teacher in terms of materials, since there isn’t a course book that fits this area. The IH Teaching One-to-One course covers this as well as giving you greater insight into teaching individuals.

For teachers, investing in this Teaching One-to-One course could be your passport to independent or freelance work which is now more highly in demand than ever before. Offering one-to-one courses at your school is a rewarding and cost-effective option in that it reduces overheads and can increase your market offering. Having qualified one-to-one teachers on your staff will boost sales in this area.

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Who is the Teaching One-to-One course for?

This course is useful for teachers with experience in one-to-one as well as new-comers to this field who have an interest in pursuing this area of teaching.

As with most courses, it is helpful if you are teaching in the context at the time of study, but it is not absolutely necessary to have a current one-to-one student.

What is the structure of the Teaching One-to-One course?

This is a blended course with live and asynchronous components. Each week starts with a synchronous session lasting 90 minutes which is recorded for anybody who can’t attend. The rest of the weekly material is online and accessed as asynchronous self-study tasks within the week. The tutor will provide input and feedback, and course participants use the discussion forums to comment and compare with each other about the topic material.

Live sessions will be recorded and available to those who can’t attend.

What is the content of the Teaching One-to-One course?

The modules of the course cover the following areas:

  • GTKY activities for one-to-one classes
  • Understanding student motivation and needs
  • Face to face and online classes
  • Differences between group and one-to-one teaching
  • Online platforms and tools
  • Materials – adapting and creating
  • Making a course, and planning the lessons
  • Correction and feedback techniques

What is unique about the Teaching One-to-One course?

As well as learning about how to improve your one-to-one teaching during the live session and by using the self-study materials, you will be part of a global cohort who you can share ideas and collaborate with.


What is the time commitment of the Teaching One-to-One course?

As well as the 90-minute live session each week, Course Participants are expected to commit 3-5 hours per week to the course online.

Live sessions for 2022 courses will be confirmed closer to the course start date. 

Is there a Reading list for the Teaching One-to-One course?

All of the materials required for the course are provided. There is a resource library with articles, materials, videos, lesson plan templates, webpages etc. for further exploration.

How is the Teaching One-to-One course assessed?

Each of the four modules has an integrated assessed task which is completed during the course and graded by your tutor. The final grade is pass/fail.

Will I get a certificate for the Teaching One-to-One course?

Yes – upon successful completion of the course and assessment criteria, you will receive a digital certificate. You can read more about it here

Who are the tutors on the Teaching One-to-One course

All of the OTTI tutors are experienced and knowledgeable in the area that they tutor as well as being certified as online tutors.

Dates and Fees:           

  • 30th April 2022 – 28th May 2022             

  • 30th July 2022 – 27th Aug 2022             

  • 5th Nov 2022 – 3rd Dec 2022

Fee: £315 (£285 for IH Staff)*

*Please note if you are in the UK you will have to pay VAT on top of these prices.