1. THE PROCESS
How you start and continue working with us
This is the process and cost involved when you start working with us (i.e. when you are simply checking out and 'trying' our service)
After those three steps you can choose to continue with one of the following options.
We offer different lower and higher-cost 'versions' of the options above. If you arrange a consultation, we will send you full-details and prices of our main three coaching options and their different versions. Then, in the consultation, once we have a better idea of your needs, ambitions and budget, we can explain which of our options (and which 'version') might be best for you.
The program is a 3-4 month package divided into three stages. We offer discounts for booking multiple stages at a time or you can simply book one stage at a time and then, either stop or continue when you have finished that stage.
(Note: The prices listed indicate cost of each stage if you pay in advance and in one 'single-payment' . We also offer further discounts for booking multiple stages in advance.)
We have our general range of options and prices. But we also take into consideration individual needs and situations. Here are some examples of our flexibility:
We offer a range of prices; from flexible, lower-cost options to more attentive, higher-priced services. However, we may be able to adjust certain services to meet specific budgets.
Maybe you have a very specific 'English' need? We offer many other services including formal writing courses and preparation for presentations/job interviews and language examinations such as TOEIC, IELTS, CAE.
We mainly work online. However, we offer face-to-face 'physically-present' coaching to groups/individuals residing in London and Tokyo. We can also arrange to travel to other destinations.
You can customize or supplement your arrangement: If you are interested in making extra progress or working on specific skills we offer a range of extra ‘top-up’ services.
Although maximum benefit is attained if you do all the stages, there is no obligation to complete every stage. You could also have 'breaks' between stages but we cannot always guarantee availability after gaps.
One of the main objectives of the program is to set you up with all the tools and know-how to make progress as a more independent learner. So, although not a requirement, this option is aimed at people that live in an English-speaking country or use English regularly.
You do not need you to make any long-term commitment with us. You can commit to one stage at a time and then decide if you wish to continue. However, many clients take advantage of our discounts for booking multiple stages in advance. It is totally your choice.
All stages can be paid for in installments. However, we also offer discounts if you pay for a stage in one single payment and if you book more than one stage at a time.
The ‘real’ push for advancement is concentrated into stages 1-3. However, we also offer a further additional stage (Stage 4: Refinement Program) to work on problem areas and refine the details of your ability.
We can arrange sessions at times to suit your schedule. We can also extend or condense durations of programs slightly. However, we do have maximum time-frames for the completion of programs.