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All your hard work in getting me ready paid off! I passed my CPE exam with an A grade, and I am (obviously!) over the moon!
Thank you so much for all your help and support, especially when it came to essay writing! I passed the speaking and the essay paper exceptionally, and whereas I wasn’t too surprised about the result for the speaking paper, I didn’t expect it for my essay paper.
I always did find it hard to write precisely what I wanted to say, without waffling. So, you can take all credit for that one! Although it seems like it was Christmas about six months ago, I hope you had a nice one!
I am busy trying to decide what to do next, there are quite a few doors open for me at present. Anyway, reading the results this morning has made my weekend, I hope you will be having a great one, too!
I read much more in English and that is why I have two books about world religions and philosophy of religion in English in my luggage.
I would like to use this opportunity to thank you for being such a good tutor, for all your patience, support and yes, strictness!
I have learned a lot from you and I am going to continue when I come back.
I want to thank The English Language Centre Oxford for accepting me as a student and this is what I would like to say about my two tutors:
I think that the methodology of The English Language Centre Oxford is brilliant!
What emerges from this is that the study experience at The English Language Centre Oxford is unique for a distance learning course, because a personal bond grows between student and tutor and, therefore, the private tuition is truly on an individual basis and special.
Thank you for your clear explanations, they helped me a lot. I have been working on the essay the last two weeks and I can tell you that I have learnt a lot. Especially, it has been very interesting for me to hear the other side of a history that I learnt and experienced from quite a different point of view.
Whatever the outcome of the examination will be, I know that my English has improved, and I would like to thank you for your help.
I have found the radio programs especially noteworthy. Although I feel that I based the essay more on the articles that I read. I wonder if I will be able to remember all this new vocabulary that I have learnt!
Many thanks for your kind help! Until now, most of my résumés have been written in Chinese. In the future, when I have to send an English résumé and have questions, I will ask for your help. Very many thanks in advance!
I am glad to inform you that I passed the Certificate of Proficiency in English (grade B).
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your help, advice, and expertise.
It was an excellent experience to work in front of you.
Your colourful remarks were not just corrections, but were very instructive private tutorials about language and communication in general.
I have good news! I passed the CPE exam! The mark is not brilliant [C grade], but I am proficient in English!
So, we have reached the goal we aimed at!
I thank you again for your help.
More than ever, I am sure you are a great tutor!
I have learned a great deal of very good English, thanks to your private tutorials and listening to BBC Radio 4.
I mean, on my own at home and totally alone! I’m proud of my English!
I have my IELTS results! I have 7/9!
Thanks a lot for your courses, which really helped me!
I was very pleased to work with you!
I am so happy, that I will get in touch with you after Christmas and New Year in order to keep on writing essays or whatever seems to you most appropriate for me.
I just received my results for the CAE (I was unable to get them online because I lost my codes): I got an A!
Exceptional Writing, Use of English and Listening. A point below exceptional in Speaking and Reading.
Soon I’ll start the CPE private tutorials.
I never had that kind of correction in my life!
Very detailed and very systematic. If I receive this type of guidance, I am sure my English will be definitely improved more than ever before.
Now I feel more happy and confident that I chose that course (based upon your advice) and that it is totally correct.
Honestly, I had a tough time with this essay; however, to borrow the words of Prof. Sheila Rowan, it was really a big challenge.
The topic of discussion was very interesting, and I consider this a great learning experience for me.
Thank you for the quick reply. As I go through the website (the online resources) that you sent me, it is really nice, I have enjoyed it, I got all the answers for my questions, thank you!
Thank you very much for your corrections, especially for the detailed explanations of use of tenses, which I find incredibly helpful.
I would like you to know how much I rely on your professional advice and respect your experience.
I sat the CPE examination last week, and I am hoping to have done well. The overall difficulty was quite similar to that of the sample papers. The Speaking test was easier than I expected, and the Listening paper wasn’t hard either.
Once again, I would like to thank you for all your help in my preparation for the CPE exam.
Thank you! I was truly happy with my Grade A CPE result. It is indeed satisfying when our efforts are rewarded.
I am very happy to announce that I passed the exam though I did not have any doubts that I would.
The grade(C) was satisfying though, thinking back, I believe there is always place for improvement but it depends on my determination to keep on studying and learning.
I have learned so many new things from you and for that I am very grateful. It was a pleasure meeting you both and wish you warm regards.
I am still in England and now I am trying to solve some things with my work permit but as soon as it settles down maybe we will reunite again for CPE.
Thank you for all your help and the feedback you gave me, and for now have a great day.
Best wishes, Gabriela
The CPE course is one of a kind. Everything it involves is aimed at refining your language. A great deal of reading, listening, writing, and – what is more important – thinking; thinking in English.
Misconceptions that I’d cherished were smashed mercilessly. The shield of preconceptions gave in under the pressure of facts and reason, but the vacuum was instantly filled with fresh ideas. If all these haven’t improved my English skills, then I don’t know what can.
I’m sincerely grateful for the patience and professionalism of Alexander and Mia, and I definitely recommend this course to all fans of English.
I am simply amazed with the corrected script you sent me! Nobody has ever done such a thorough analysis of any of my essays! Thank you for that.
I want to thank you for all your help in my preparation for the exam, and I am very pleased to tell you that I have passed! 🙂
So far, I have really enjoyed the private tutorials; what I like the most about the course is that you provide challenging learning. It has given me confidence and motivation to keep practising my English and, at the same time, I have learnt about new topics I had never thought about before.
I would just like to let you know that I have achieved a Grade A at my CPE exam in June this year.
Thanks for your support!
Best regards from the stunning Swiss Alps!
I can finally inform you I passed my CAE with the Grade C. I could probably have done better, but my challenge was only to be successful.
I thank you sincerely for your help, especially when you corrected my poor essays.
Thanks a lot for providing so quickly this link; I’ll read the document as soon as possible.
I am also happy with your private tuition that beside improving my English skills, also contributes to increase my knowledge in so many subjects I would never explore alone.
Thanks again, and talk to you very soon.
Many thanks for your great style of work and wonderful skill in private tuition, as well as your patience with my performance. I have the feeling that during this programme I have acquired more knowledge than from all of my previous courses. Many thanks indeed!
I got my CPE result! Apparently, I was judged excellent for Reading, very good for Writing and Listening, good for Use of English, and OK for Speaking. The overall result is a ‘B’; I was quite surprised how few candidates received a Grade B!
Again, many thanks for your continuous academic support and guidance. I have learnt very much and hopefully taken this experience on board for my future tuition and study.