One-to-one lessons for adults in summer

Individual attention from your own teacher

Focus on exactly what you need

Maximum progress in the shortest possible time

Boost your confidence and skills

Key Facts: One to one lessons


Age: 17+
Level: From beginner (CEF A0) to advanced (CEF  C2)
Start date: Flexible
Course Length: 1, 2, 3 or more weeks 
Class size: one student
Lessons (hours): 10 (9.2) 15 (13.75) or 25 (23) lessons Monday to Friday
Lesson type: One-to-one with focus on your individual needs and goals
Fees for 10 lessons: From £884 per week
Fees for 15 lessons: From £1,179 per week
Fees for 25 lessons: From £1,769 per week
Fees include: Tuition, accommodation, lunch, travel insurance and 1 excursion per week
Accommodation: college residence or homestay 
Optional extras: Additional Excursions/Activities – £5 – £30
  Airport transfers from £120 – Depending on pick-up location
  Courier charges for visa support documents –  £25
  Exam entry for IELTS/Cambridge suite £180 – £210


Personal training

A personal trainer, in all walks of life, motivates their student by setting goals and providing feedback. In the same way, your one-to-one tutors at St Clare’s will help you to make the maximum English language progress in the shortest possible time.

Focus on your specific language needs

Our one-to-one lessons allow you to focus directly on your personal English language development in a short space of time. Over the past year, for example, we have built the confidence and improved the performance of individuals from across the world and supported their professional, academic, and personal language needs as follows:

1. Professional language — for business, finance, education, medicine, law

  • the language and strategies for good presentations and negotiations
  • cross-cultural sensitivity and awareness
  • drafting and re-drafting articles for professional journals

Recent trainees: a senior academic (the Netherlands), CEO media company (South Korea), legal adviser (Brazil)

2. Academic language — for students, undergraduates and post-graduates

  • note-taking and report writing skills
  • presentations for seminars
  • SATs: academic reasoning training
  • linguistic support for dissertations

Recent trainees: postgraduate student (United Arab Emirates), pre-Masters student (China)

3. Personal language — for confidence, examinations, travel, and leisure

  • voice training: projection, intonation and stress, accent reduction
  • support for “false beginners” who have a mismatch of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills
  • tips and practice for specific examinations — IELTS, Cambridge Exams, Business English Certificates (BEC)

Recent trainees: accountant (Qatar), retired businessman (Japan), fashion buyer (South Korea), property developer (Saudi Arabia), gap year student (Germany
The course path involves a number of critical stages supported by a tutor from our experienced team:

  • Self-evaluation (your needs and wants)
  • Diagnosis (analysis and targets)
  • Monitoring (progress checks and updates)
  • Self-study (preparation and follow-up tasks)
  • Feedback (continuous learning ideas)

Our One-to-One team
We have a wide panel of tutors with English language and life skills. You can be sure that the Director of Studies matches our expertise to your personal needs.

Calculate the cost of your course

Dates and fees
  • Arrival days are Sundays
  • Students start lessons on Monday after an initial English level assessment
  • Minimum stay is two weeks
    (note: one lesson = 55 minutes)
Arrival days
17 June 24 June 8 July
22 July 29 July 5 August
19 August


Number of lessons and accommodation options per week
College accommodation
(with self-catering facilities)
(includes breakfast and dinner every day)
One-to-One lessons Twin Standard Twin Superior Single Standard Single Superior Single Standard Single Superior
10 private lessons  £843  £892  £909  £976  £843  £916
15 private lessons  £1128  £1177  £1194  £1261  £1128  £1201
25 private lessons  £1413  £1462  £1479  £1546  £1413  £1486

Try our Fees Calculator to see how much the course will cost

Contact us

If you have any questions about our courses, please get in touch.

Tom Whitehouse
Sales Coordinator
+44 1865 517383
Manuela Williams
Admissions Registrar
+44 1865 517706


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