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Internet teaching

Why try internet classes?

I'm trying very hard to reduce the amount of time I spend in my car. Apart from the environmental impact, driving from one class to another is time-consuming and tiring. To help you help me cut my driving time, I'm offering internet classes over Skype for just £25 - nearly 17% off my regular rate.

Here are some reasons to try online classes:

How does it work?

It's easy! All you will need is a reasonably fast internet connection and a microphone. I'd also strongly recommend a webcam (it's easier for me to understand a student when I can see his or her face). What you'll need to do is:

  1. Click here to download Skype* for free
  2. Make sure your microphone and webcam are plugged in and working
  3. Start Skype and follow the instructions to set up an account
  4. Add me to your contacts list - my username is colinbeveridge.
  5. Click on the green button to call me!

In class, we discuss problems just as we would face-to-face. We also make use of Skype's built-in instant message system to make notes on what we've covered, and an online whiteboard from Scriblink to communicate written work in real time.

I have worked over the internet with students from Germany to Taiwan to Utah to Scotland and I find it works just as well as in-person classes. Why not give it a try and see if you agree?

* Skype is a program that allows you to make free computer-to-computer calls. I think it works by magic.