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MY ENGLISH LESSONS

So, you would like to know more about my lessons.

Obviously they are fantastic. But in what way are they fantastic?

Most importantly there is lots and lots of speaking by you. In the classes you have now how much time do you actually spend speaking: 5 minutes? 10 minutes? Our lessons will be 60-minute conversions. Now, a little more information.

You already know something:

15 years teaching English

Native speaker

Lessons focus on speaking, listening and pronunciation

Carefully planned lessons

Relaxed atmosphere

Lots of humour

Real-life material

Lots of photos, audio and video

Free test lesson

1-1 60-minute lesson is 14 Euros / 58 PLN.

You will speak, speak, speak

Learn 1-1 with Gary

Ask about my 1-1 English lessons via Skype

Some frequently asked questions about my lessons

For me it was an easy decision to start teaching via Skype. But, I can understand that for some people the decision to learn online could be difficult. So, here I have tried to imagine some of the questions that you might still have.

Why is internet better than face-to-face?

30 is the key number here – 30% faster learning, 30% cheaper to buy.

How much does it cost?

15 EUROS for 60 minutes. No discounts, no negotiating. I’m good.

How can I pay you?

Two ways: PayPal or a bank-to bank transfer.

But I am not technical. Is it easy to use?

I am not technical and it is easy to use. You would not believe how easy it is. It is more difficult not to do it than it is to do it.

How many lessons will I need?

Impossible to say. But I recommend two lessons per week for intermediate students and a minimum one lesson a week for advanced students.

When can I have lessons?

I work Monday – Friday. We can start anytime after 4am and finish no later than 8pm London time. This world clock will help you.

What will we do in the lessons?

In our lessons there will be lots and lots of speaking by you. We will use real-life videos, photos, texts and audio files. We will study general English. And no coursebooks because they are boring. Here you can read a detailed description of the lessons.

What is my level of English?

We will find that out during the free test lesson. I teach from pre-intermediate to advanced level.

What equipment do I need?

A computer obviously. A good internet connection; 2mb is usually enough. You can check your speed using this tool. A microphone headset and a webcam. Nothing else.

How long is the course?

If you see an advert saying that you can learn English in four weeks or such other rubbish then immediately click away. No one can make such a claim. It depends how good you are, and how fast you learn.

Aaah! I am scared of speaking.

If you weren’t scared you wouldn’t be reading this page. If you make a mistake I promise I won’t laugh (much).

Will I get homework?

Yes. You do all the boring stuff: grammar, reading, vocabulary, before the lesson so we can use our time together for speaking.

Group or one-to-one?

Only one-to-one.

I may not like it. Can I have a lesson before I buy?

Yes you can. Its free and takes about 20 minutes. Click here to ask for one.

What if I don’t like the lessons after I have bought them?

Don’t worry, you’ll like them. Should the unimaginable happen and you don’t like them then I will give you your money back for the unused lessons.

I have tried to imagine every possible question, but if your imagination is bigger than mine and you still have a question then use this contact form to ask me…

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

After a few lessons with Gary I successfully passed my promotion interview in English. Then I could speak proper English with my colleagues from different countries. Every lesson with Gary is so interesting and educational. I learn a lot from Gary. Of course the first thing is English. And I feel that my English is becoming better and better. Gary is a fantastic teacher. He is also a great psychologist as well.

The second thing is that we discuss lots of unusual things. It helps me to feel more comfortable and more confident in real life. Also it opens my mind. After Gary's lessons I feel so positive, so energetic and cannot wait for the next one.

Gary. Thank you a lot! You make this world better. I am very happy that I know you as a person and as a great teacher!
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Tanya Tserekh. Advanced level, Moscow, Russia.

Before I started lessons with Gary, I had tried five different teachers. Gary won me over, because he is very open, charming and with great sense of humour. Lessons time passes like a minute in pleasant communication ... only when he gives me difficult tasks, I remember about time, but of course, this tasks only for my good result.
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Sofya Vinogradova. Pre-intermediate level, Moscow, Russia

I'd had no significant problems with reading and writing, but poor verbal skills had been really a big blocker in my life and career. Gary helped me a lot to break into speaking English. Now I'm able to make phone calls and talk to my English-speaking clients and associates. And, as a pleasant bonus, now I'm able to watch movies and TV shows without subtitles.
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Michael Samoylov. Advanced level, Vilnius, Lithuania

Gary Skyner definitely has all necessary and right qualities to be the best English teacher. Gary is a native speaker. You can be sure about his perfect English pronunciation and ability to hear and correct you in the best way. His explanations and examples are very clear and illustrative. Most of all, Gary makes you feel comfortable in the language. It doesn’t matter which level you have, with Gary you begin to speak immediately. He makes you forget your fear to speak and make mistakes. Gary prepares you for the real situations where you can use your language and feel yourself confident.

Gary is interesting, tactful, smart, attentive and patient. This makes you relaxed and enjoy the lessons. Gary is organised and punctual. His lessons always have a plan and a system. He finds topics according to your needs. The material is nowadays, actual, funny and requires brains. You learn at the same time a lot of new things including how to think in English. With Gary you develop all language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. All Gary’s lesson are exciting and challenging.
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Ksenia Lebedeva. Intermediate level, Belgium

Gary carefully plans lessons, gives verbal and written tasks, including cheerful material for homework. During the class we alternate periods of hard work with easy entertaining material. For example, a grammar exercise is after a simple hilarious video - and it's very cool! Classes are held in one breath.

P.S. Remember: a good teacher never gives promises that you will learn everything that he knows. Gary gives you the best English knowledge and how to use it - you decide for yourself.
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Eugene Shiman. Intermediate level, Minsk, Belarus

Gary’s English lessons are really very interesting and funny. I don’t know how he could find so exciting materials in the internet! Articles, videos and audio files are full of rich alive language with subtle sense of humour.

Gary is very easygoing person and after several lessons I could speak to him like a friend and not afraid to make a mistake, or to forget a word. There is no stress during the lessons and that is very important reason why I prefer to develop my English with Gary’s help.

The third reason I take Gary Skyner’s lessons is very flexible time. I have two small children and my schedule is very changeable. I thank Gary a lot for finding lesson times convenient for me every time I need them.
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Olga Grozdova. Upper-intermediate level, Moscow, Russia

Gary Skyner is a superb teacher and encourages me to speak English, to write in English, to think in English! I always look forward to have my next lesson.

Besides, on-line study is much cheaper and much convenient than traditional language school.
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Svetlana Kogon. Upper-intermediate level, Moscow, Russia

When I was starting to have lessons with Gary, I was afraid of that I will not understand him, and it will be very difficult for me. But I had a target. I would like to speak English easy and to understand this language. I continue to study English with Gary. This is always not easy, but I was in Finland last time, and I had a few conversations. I was not nervous, I understood all words, and answered calmly also. Our lessons are always happy, and I always have good mood. I will continue our lessons.
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Ruslan Serkov. Pre-intermediate level, St. Petersburg, Russia

Gary gives interesting material which I like to read and watch. Sometimes I send his links on lessons material to my friends. His funny video and pictures make our lessons very comfortable and exciting for me.
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Vadim Dmitrienko. Intermediate level, Moscow, Russia

I started having lessons with Gary with some prior knowledge of English. The method Gary uses to teach differed greatly from what I was used to in school, university and English other classes, where we learned endless grammar rules and tried to apply them.

Gary's method was quite different: we talked a lot and he corrected me if I made mistakes. Sometimes we made exercises, and after them we discussed them. At first I was a bit uncomfortable with such a method of learning English, because I had been used to a different way of studying English and wasn't sure if this method was effective at all. But now I can say for sure that it was effective.

A year has passed since I finished lessons with Gary, but under numerous circumstances I use the words I learned during classes with Gary. At that time I didn't put really any effort into learning them: I didn't write it down or repeat but those word somehow ingrained into my mind just from casual talking in the lessons. So know I'm sure the communicative method of teaching English is very effective and easy for a student. One more thing that I think is important is that during those lessons I talked to a native English speaker. I had no way to resort to my mother tongue in the cases of misunderstanding and had to use English to find the way out. It was really great as I learned that I really can do that and it is what I will be able to do when speaking to an English native in the street or in another country where I will have no option other than speak in English.

Lessons with Gary were a very interesting experience. I gained a lot from them. And would definitely recommend to learn with Gary for those who want to improve their English.
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Oleg Golovin. Advanced level, Moscow, Russia

An awesome teacher that makes the learning not only useful but fun as well!
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Andrey Safonov. Advanced level, Minsk, Belarus

I had learned English at school, university and express courses. What has changed after our lessons? Now I can speak it instead of reading boring books with rules. Thank you, Mr. Skyner.
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Slava Prohorov. Upper-intermediate level, Moscow, Russia

A teacher with whom you don't feel like a pupil at school. I have been practising my English with him for a couple years and I would recommended him to everyone.
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Ramil Galimov. Advanced level, Moscow, Russia

A year ago I was sceptical about lessons via Skype. But now I regret that I didn't start learning earlier. It works and works great. They are not as boring as learning in classes and are available anywhere (business trips for example). Lessons are 1 to 1 so it means that all attention is paid to you. Interesting materials, various activities, and absolutely positive attitude from an experienced teacher. Thanks a lot Gary.
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Ilya Zhuravlevio. Upper-intermdiate level, Moscow, Russia