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Teacher: Joseph Latimore (London)

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1 student: GBP £25.00
2 students: GBP £20.00
3+ students: GBP £15.00
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Learn English

Improve your English speaking, reading & writing

Course description:

If you want t to improve your English language skills, I can help you improve your speaking, reading and writing of the English language. The course will cover all of the basics and once you have a command of the basics we will stretch your ability further. In just a few sessions you will see great

Teaching approach:

I am a patient instructor who will move at a pace that is comfortable for you.

Places where you can take this course:

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Library: Charing Cross Library
4 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0HF
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Library: Victoria Library
160 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9UD
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Library: Marylebone Library
Macintosh House, 54 Beaumont Street, London W1G 6DW
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Library: St. John's Wood Library
20 Circus Road, London NW8 6PD
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At home
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Hourly rates:

1 student:GBP £25.00*
2 students:GBP £20.00 per student*
3+ students:GBP £15.00 per student*

* Plus GBP £2.00 administration fee per class (per student)
* Single-class purchase fee: GBP £2.00 (per student)

Class duration options:

Online: Not available

In person: 60, 90, 120, 180 minutes

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Joseph Latimore

City / Country of origin: New York City, United States

Mother language: English

Spoken languages: English


Hello, my name is Joseph. I am American born, currently living in London.

I enjoy helping people improve their use of the English language. My personal interests include art, cinema, travel, creative writing and exploring new cultures.


Bachelor of Arts, English Literature and Writing, Fort Valley State University (Georgia, USA) 1987.

Master of Arts, Creative Writing, Emory University (Georgia, USA) 1989.


Atlanta Public Schools, Substitute Teacher, grades 4-6, 1989-90.

New York Public Schools, Substitute Teacher, grades 8-12, 1990-94.

Freelance Language Tutor (Improved English Speaking & Writing), Teens & Adults (ages 14-67), 1996-2012.

Courses by this teacher:

Learn English: Improve your English speaking, reading & writing

Proficiency level

Your English proficiency level will be evaluated by the teacher according to this framework:

A1 - Beginner:

  • Understands familiar English expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of concrete needs.
  • Can introduce him/herself and answer questions about personal details such as the place of residence and belongings.
  • Can hold a simple conversation in English if the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 - Elementary:

  • Understands frequently used expressions related to areas of immediate relevance like personal and family information.
  • Can communicate in routine situations requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and immediate needs.

B1 - Intermediate:

  • Understands the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in everyday situations.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where English is spoken.
  • Can produce simple, connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 - Independent:

  • Understands the main ideas of complex English text on both concrete and abstract topics.
  • Interaction with native English speakers can happen with fluency and spontaineity and without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear text on a wide variety of subjects and expose a point of view given the various options.

C1 - Advanced:

  • Understands a wide range of demanding, longer English texts, and recognizes implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use English flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce detailed, well-structured text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns and connectors.

C2 - Proficient:

  • Easily understands virtually everything heard or read in English.
  • Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources and reconstruct arguments in a coherent presentation.
  • Expresses him/herself spontaneously, fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in complex situations.

Interested in this course?

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