Knifesedge TEFL offers a bespoke service for learning English as a Foreign Language one to one via Zoom.
I teach using Off2Class. When choosing to study with me, all students receive a private Student Account on Off2Class. You can log in to your account to view your ESL Lesson Plans. Off2Class is a professional learning platform, that will help you improve your English:
- Don’t waste time studying things you already know. All new students can complete a comprehensive ESL Placement Test to identify your personal strengths and weaknesses. The test will generate an English Gap Analysis and Language Level. Using the Gap Analysis, we will make a unique English Learning Plan for you.
- I have an extensive library of professional English lessons that match your learning needs. We can cover speaking, reading, listening, grammar, business English, idioms, IELTS and much more! My focus us very much of British English.
You will have access to an exclusive Off2Class Student Account. Log-in to your private account to review lesson resources and complete homework or tests. You can access your account from your laptop, smartphone or tablet.
Below you’ll find a number of testimonials from previous and current students.
Craig is my favorite tutor. Very professional in his teaching techniques, attentive to student’s needs, polite and friendly. I like the way Craig organizes the lessons, and sends follow-ups with multiple sources for self-learning and notes for recap. And it is great to listen and learn pronunciation from Craig as he is a professional voice-over. Recommend!
Craig is an exceptional teacher who will adjust to your specific needs. I was rather an advanced student and still, over 2 years, Craig managed to improve my skills a lot. There is a varied selection of topics you can discuss with him. He is also a very kind and polite person. Highly recommended for everyone!
Craig is really helpful in determining your weak points in language. Also, he is always very organised and follows a schedule for your own personalised language development. Using his own homework tools makes the lessons much more effective. Thanks Craig!
Thank you for the amazing lessons for ielts practice tests and tips. Your teaching makes ielts more interesting and I was able to understand the questions better.Thank you for your amazing and selfless effort.
I highly recommend Off2class.com because it’s an outstanding website with loads of useful information and lessons to help you get a higher band score in Ielts.
Craig is a great teacher, from the first lesson, I knew that he could give me what I was looking for, which was to correct my French pronunciation. It also allowed me to improve my level in English to be chosen for a job in an English-speaking country.
Jean-Baptiste – France
“I really enjoy english classes with Craig, and i’d like to emphasize three key points that work perfectly well for me. Structure. For conversational classes Craig is using slidedocks that provide discussion with a structure and a handful of starting points. Also, the progress is measurable. Positive attitude. Craig is a super nice guy. Even though we are just a tutor and a student, Craig creates very friendly and safe environment so that I can relax and be myself. I’ve never experienced that on any other English classes I had before. Patience. I’m a very slow English speaker and it still takes time and a lot of self-corrections to properly articulate any complex idea. Craig patiently waits if it’s necessary, and assists when it’s appropriate, so I don’t need to cut corners and simplify. It gives me an opportunity to speak out what I really think instead of replacing it with a crippled version.”
Pavel from Russia
“I’ve been studying English with Craig for a while and I’ve improved a lot since then. Craig is a really experienced tutor and he adapts to the student needs. In my case, I’m focus on getting fluency in English conversations, improving my accent and being prepared for job interviews. we have been working on these topics for some months with outstanding results. In fact, thanks to the lessons, I was able to face an interview in English and I achieved the position. He has an interesting and very well prepared material to work with during the lessons. From the personal perspective, he is very nice guy, patient, very positive, with good sense of humor and interesting person to talk to. He creates a very friendly atmosphere during the lessons to speak about any topic. Strongly recommend Craig as tutor.”
“Awesome! Craig is a very cheerful and skilled tutor. Our lessons with him are efficient, informative and entertaining. I have learnt quite a lot of new things. Take a trial lesson and you won’t regret it”
“I’m very happy with Craig’s lessons. He’s a very good teacher, answering to all of my questions. He corrects me everytime it’s necessary. I think he has the ability to adapt his lessons to each student, and that’s great! Learning with Craig makes me improve my spoken and written english, through guided conversation or grammar points. He’s an excellent teacher and we use a web site as a class support, that’s excellent. I recommend him!”
“Craig is friendly and smart teacher and interesting person. He uses for our lesson a special website. Craig helped me to understand that English is not terrible and I overcome the language barrier. I recommend this teacher.”
“Craig is a great tutor, he is very polite, punctual and cheerful! Classes pass in a good atmosphere, during the class a student is able to make a free choice, which section of English he or she wants to study (grammar, conversation, idioms etc). I recommend Craig for those who needs a good speaking practice and who wants to expand a grammar knowledge.”
“Craig is a very competent teacher. The lessons are interesting and cover a variety of topics. Craig is a very cheerful and helpful. He is punctual and reliable. In my case, it uses the program off 2 class. I can recommend this teacher with conviction.”
“I’ve studied English with Craig for over months, and I am very happy that I’ve found a perfect tutor. He’s very patient, punctual and fun to talk with. You will not only enjoy time with him, but also improve your English significantly.”
“Craig is a very friendly person and a great teacher. I am absolutely happy with his lessons. I learn new vocabulary, grammar and speaking. During the class, I can choose what I want to learn. he is very patient and he always gives me clearly answers my questions. I really recommend Craig !!”
“A year ago when I relocated to the UK I needed a good English tutor and particularly a British native speaker. After our first lesson I noticed that Craig has proper English pronunciation and we continued to study. Thanks to his individual approach and placement assessment tests he immediately identified my English level and it was a starting point to improve my language. He helped me with my own targets like interviews and business correspondence and he also has his own approaches including structured programmes on different topics. All lessons were provided without delays and were well-prepared. I also should say that my English level for this year has significantly increased and even locals now comment on my good pronunciation. So, nevertheless whether you have targets on not, he will quickly recognise your current level and needs to structure your future lessons!”
“He is a very friendly and professional tutor, I did enjoy his classes and he helped me a lot for improving my English skills. He is open to any kinds of English questions. I believe he would fit for students with wide range of English level. He also gave me tons of tips for settling in UK. I am very happy that I found him for my Tutor!”
“I’m absolutely happy with Craig’s lessons! He was teaching me business English. Under Craig’s guidance, I’ve learnt a lot of new vocabulary. I’ve also discovered a lot of new things about business etiquette of the English speaking countries. Craig uses visual explanations and etymology effectively; these really helped me to memorize difficult verbs and phrases, in particular, phrasal verbs. Also he taught me how to prepare cover letters, CVs, resumes and so on. He is an easy-going person and the lessons were really engaging. I would recommend Craig everyone who wants to improve one’s level of business English (or English in general).”
“Craig is a wonderful and competent teacher! I had some difficulties with speaking and understanding the speech of native English speakers, but he speaks slowly clearly and to use words phrases and expressions that are common and easily understood. If you are interested in a complete English learning experience – Craig is the right choice!”
“Craig is an excellent teacher, very patient. Besides he is very punctual. Our classes are very pleasant, I’ve bought 20 hours and I intend to get more in the future. He uses a website called off2class which allows him to rank your English level, to assign homework and to have lessons. I really do recommend Craig.”