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Looking for an online English tutor? Preply is the leading online language learning platform worldwide. You can choose from 10887 English teachers with an average rating of 4.88 out of 5 stars given by 80121 customers. Book a lesson with a private English teacher today and start learning. Not entirely happy with your tutor? No worries, Preply offers free tutor replacement till you're 100% satisfied. Looking for a different way to learn a language? Explore English classes or find other resources to learn English online.

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  • Top tutor
    Tutor english Debbie O.

    Debbie O.

    United Kingdom
    • English
    per hour
    59 active students5,415 lessons
    • EnglishNative

    IELTS examiner for 5 years & 9 years teaching English online. I am a native speaker from London , England who specializes in teaching IELTS, . I am a friendly and enthusiastic teacher from the UK who has lived in Bulgaria for 14 years so I understand the problems with learning a new language. I like to adapt my style of teaching for each student, to encourage them to speak as much as possible to improve their fluency.

    Why choose Debbie O.
    "Most marvellous and friendly teacher I met so far. Understand my thought process and guiding me accordingly for a better IELTS score. Highly highly recommended."
    Shazia zeeshan
    Shazia zeeshanApril 9, 2017
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  • Top tutor
    Tutor english Tricia T.

    Tricia T.

    United Kingdom
    • English
    per hour
    25 active students705 lessons
    • EnglishNative

    Certified tutor with years of experience with children. I've mentored and guided children through the art of learning and mastering the English language. I have 40 active students and consider it an honor to have the opportunity to assist people to broaden their horizons from speaking their own beautiful native language to incorporate the language of English.

    Why choose Tricia T.
    "Tricia is a fantastic English teacher for kids. She's a very positive and professional teacher. My 11 year old son loves lessons with Tricia. Thank you, Tricia:)"
    AgnesDecember 6, 2021
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  • Top tutor
    Tutor english Shevonne S.
    per hour
    14 active students38 lessons
    • EnglishNative

    Certified tutor with 6 months experience. I'm a native English speaker from South Africa. I am patient, kind, and creative when it comes to teaching English.
    I am very confident in teaching English grammar to levels A2 - C1 Students. I am always available to make your goals become achievable.

    Why choose Shevonne S.
    "Shevonne is a very good teacher, very patient with a good listening. She helps me a lot to be more confident by talking about any subjects and by giving me vocabulary when I need it."
    KarimApril 6, 2022
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  • Tutor english Daryl M.

    Daryl M.

    United Kingdom
    • English
    per hour
    6 active students198 lessons
    • EnglishNative
    • RussianIntermediate

    British BBC Journalist ✍️ and Cambridge CELTA 🌟 English Teacher now offering 🏆 writing workshops 🏆 and essay preparation ✍️ 🌟🌟🌟 JOURNALISM AND WRITING WORKSHOPS OPEN NOW! 🌟🌟🌟
    Hello, and thank you for visiting my profile 😊
    ✍️ I specialise in improving my students' writing. ✍️
    ✍️ GCSE, A Level, and University ESSAY PREPARATION

    Why choose Daryl M.
    "The God Teacher"
    MarcusAugust 3, 2021
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  • Tutor english Janna B.

    Janna B.

    United Kingdom
    • English
    per hour
    8 active students1,075 lessons
    • EnglishNative

    Qualified Preply Top Tutor with over 40 years' experience of individual lessons. *Build your confidence! Practise safely! Enjoy learning!*
    Whether you are a beginner, or nearly fluent, I would like to help you to communicate well in different situations , formally and informally, improving your language fluency, accuracy and pronunciation: I teach functional, task-based English .

    Why choose Janna B.
    "I strongly recommend to take lessons from Jana if you need someone experienced. She is keen to help you so as to reach desired English level you need. She has an endless life energy which makes conversations fun and beneficial. Thanks Janna!"
    VEYSELSeptember 8, 2020
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  • Tutor english Michelle B.
    per hour
    19 active students210 lessons
    • EnglishNative
    • Chinese (Mandarin)Beginner

    Certified English Language Teacher with 3 years of experience Hello! I'm Michelle and I'm from England. I love travelling and learning about new cultures. I have travelled to many different countries with my work as a photographer and as a teacher of English language and am always interested in new technological developments, environmental issues and science.

    Why choose Michelle B.
    "She is perfectly splendid!:)"
    İlknurJanuary 21, 2022
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  • Tutor english Mark W.

    Mark W.

    United Kingdom
    • English
    per hour
    148 active students5,661 lessons
    • EnglishNative

    Native English-speaking, TESOL/Delta qualified tutor, 15 years of experience. - Welcome to Preply. I’m the friendly and flexible tutor you need.
    - I’m professional and will show you how to answer those exam questions correctly. Are you in business? We’ll make a partnership. Our product? Your skills in using the correct grammar with the correct vocabulary.

    Why choose Mark W.
    "Incredibly didactic"
    MirellaSeptember 29, 2020
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  • Tutor english Kristi T.

    Kristi T.

    • English
    per hour
    15 active students197 lessons
    • EnglishNative
    • FrenchIntermediate
    • +2

    EXPERIENCED teacher with 120 hours TESOL and B.Sc in Psychology. Hello, my name is Kristi and I am from Toronto, Canada. I live in Canada and Indonesia. I teach private English classes, group classes on cross cultural understanding and I own an online Education company that offers educational activities for kids. I am passionate about learning, teaching, spending time outdoors, playing and trying new things.

    Why choose Kristi T.
    "Kristi is an amazing teacher,that was one of the best lessons I have ever had. "
    NageebNovember 2, 2021
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  • Tutor english Liz C.

    Liz C.

    United Kingdom
    • English
    per hour
    9 active students153 lessons
    • EnglishNative

    CELTA qualified native English Speaker Hello, I am Liz. I’m a native English speaker living and working in London, England.
    I have a CELTA qualification and a BA degree in English Literature.
    In our first lesson we will talk about your learning goals and I will create bespoke lesson plans to specifically target the areas you need to focus on to meet these goals.

    Why choose Liz C.
    "Amazing lesson! Really friendly. Knowledgeable. She knows what she is doing. I fully trust her to help me in the process to become better at speaking and writing in english. First trial lesson she helped me understand structure of a sentence. Was very helpful. I already feel like i can speak better and read better. "
    ChetApril 20, 2022
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  • Tutor english Bernice F.

    Bernice F.

    South Africa
    • English
    per hour
    41 active students924 lessons
    • EnglishNative

    Degree qualified tutor with 10 years of experience I am a native English speaker, with a passion for teaching. I have a degree in education and an International English Teacher Certificate in TESOL. Along with my TESOL certificate and degree, I’ve also have a certificate in facilitation. I’ve been teaching for 10 years, and I’ve been loving every moment of teaching.

    Why choose Bernice F.
    "He's funny and a great personality. You don't have to be afraid to talk to him. You can ask anything you want, because she is a really good teacher. It will definitely be worth your time. I am lucky that I met such a teacher for the first time."
    BarisJune 24, 2021
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Why Preply is the best site for finding online English teachers

4.9 /5
English tutors with an average rating of 4.9 and up to 310 reviews
3 languages
Our English tutors speak on average 3 different languages
2 h
Our English tutors on average answer students in 2 hours

Average rate for private English tutors

  • Native English speakers
    $21 / hr
  • Non native English speakers
    $17 / hr

Prices for English lessons by tutor nationality

  • UkraineUkraine
    $20 / hr
  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    $22 / hr
  • United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    $25 / hr
  • SerbiaSerbia
    $12 / hr

Find an Online English Teacher to Help You Master English

Are you trying to become fluent in English? Do you need to improve your English skills for school, work or relocation? On Preply, you get access to a range of online English tutors for private lessons.

How do online English lessons with Preply work?

Booking and following a lesson with an online English tutor at Preply is easy:



1. Choose a tutor: You can use filters in "Find tutors" section to narrow the search results for your needs and budget range. You can choose based on speciality needed, specify the price range, prefered time, etc. You can even filter tutors by nationality or other languages they speak. If you have any questions for a tutor, you can message them directly.

2. Book your first lesson: When you've found a tutor, you can book your first lesson at a time and day that works for you. During your first lesson you will discuss your needs and goals with your private English tutor.

3. Buy a lesson package: If you enjoyed your first lesson and want to continue learning with this tutor, you can buy a lesson package and schedule online English lessons for the coming weeks.

4. During and after your lessons: Lessons will take place online in Preply Space, our own video platform for effective online learning. After your private English lesson the tutor might give you a summary of the class or give you a homework assignment.

5. Confirming your lessons and leaving a review: After the lesson, the platform will automatically send you a request to confirm the lesson took place and leave a review. If you don't do this within 72-hours the lesson will be confirmed automatically.

How Preply Can Help You Learn English Online

People looking to improve their English language skills have many options, so why should you use Preply? Well, our first-class English teachers have experience teaching at every level. No matter where you are on your journey to learning English — absolute beginner or more advanced — you will be able to find the right private English tutor to meet your personal needs. Additionally, they all go through a background check to ensure their credentials are legitimate and that you get the highest quality online English lessons. Moreover, our platform is convenient and easy to use, thereby making the task of connecting with an English tutor simple. You can contact an English tutor, book lessons on our site, then use our video platform Preply Space for effective online learning.

Why learn English with Preply?


  • Native English speakers: You can get online lessons from a native speaker who has not only mastered the language, but can also offer sound information on culture and phrasing that you will not learn from textbooks alone.
  • A personal approach: English lessons are tailored to your needs and your specific stage of learning, whether you want to learn conversational or business English. Rather than be stuck in a classroom with a bunch of other students, you get one-on-one time with an English language expert and will see a faster progression in your skills.
  • Convenience: Online English lessons can take place wherever and whenever you need them. Schedule them with your English tutor to fit around your other commitments, such as work or school. You can take an online English lesson in the comforts of home, rather than rushing through traffic to get to a lesson in town.
  • Affordable: All our virtual English teachers offer an hourly rate. The price depends on level of experience, qualifications and other factors; this allows you to choose someone who fits your budget. You can take some initial lessons with different tutors to find the one to match your requirements and budget perfectly.
  • Several thousand experts: Preply is the platform of choice for a massive number of online English teachers as we are a trusted learning website. We have a wide selection of experts so you will be able to find a tutor whose teaching style works for you. They each have reviews from previous students and a star rating. You can read through the feedback before committing to an English lesson to get a good idea of their teaching methods and techniques. This helps you determine if the online tutor is the right fit before you even make contact to ensure you find the best English teacher possible.
  • Tutors you can trust: All our tutors go through a background check to ensure their credentials are legitimate and that you get the highest quality online English lessons.
  • There's a tutor on Preply for everyone: Our first-class virtual English teachers have experience teaching at every level. No matter where you are on your journey to learning English — absolute beginner or more advanced — you will be able to find the right English tutor to meet your personal needs. Preply has private English tutors from many different countries, so if you are a complete beginner, you can find a tutor who also speaks your native language

Money-Back Guarantee for All Online English Lessons

For your peace of mind, Preply guarantees 100% money back if you're not happy with the selected instructor. We have so much confidence in our vetted English tutors that if you don't think they provided a great first English lesson, we will refund your payment.

Want to learn more about how Preply can help you with learning English? Chat with one of our friendly support team members via email or the message board on the website.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

🗣 How hard is English, and how many hours will it take to become proficient?

English is much easier than most other languages despite its tense varieties, irregular verbs and pronunciation. With regular online English lessons, you can start having basic conversations quite quickly. If you want to be fluent, you’ll need between 600-750 hours of 1-on-1 English tutoring with an online teacher combined with self-practice. Hundreds of experts are ready to help you improve. Choose an English tutor who’s a native speaker now.

📲 How do interactive online English lessons via video work?

Tutors and students share files, note down vocabulary, share their screens and chat on Preply Space, a video chat platform. With it, you can have private English lessons anywhere with online English tutors from all over the world.

🎓 What are the most popular English tests?

IELTS, TOEFL, SAT, ACT, and GRE are the top five standardized tests for students and non-native English learners among hundreds of English language tests worldwide. Data is based on the annual number of test-takers and confirmed by the number of lessons with online test prep tutors on Preply. IELTS is accepted by most American, Australian, British, Canadian, Irish, and New Zealand academic institutions, and many more across the world. In particular, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United Kingdom use IELTS scores as proof of prospective immigrants' competence in English. More specifically, IELTS uses British English and is generally favored by the United Kingdom and institutions in Commonwealth nations, such as New Zealand and Australia. On the other hand, the TOEFL tests your ability to communicate in English in academic settings. Administered by US-based organization the Education Testing Service, TOEFL uses American English. It is accepted by thousands of institutions across many countries, including the UK, USA, and Australia, as well as all of the world’s top 100 universities. It can also satisfy the required language component for student, post-study, skilled migration, and business visas in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.

🧑🏻‍🤝‍🧑🏿How many people speak English worldwide?

Over one billion people around the world speak English, of which about 379 million are native speakers.

🌍 How many countries speak English?

There are 67 countries around the world where English is the official language, and it is a regional language in 27 other countries.
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