Private Lipreading Lessons

Private Lipreading Lessons

These private, 1-1 online lipreading lessons are offered over Zoom. After an initial consultation, the tutor will send you a Zoom link. This Zoom link is your personal link for the duration of your lipreading classes. You will need to know how to log into a Zoom meeting, as a bare minimum. If you do need any additional support, this can be arranged. During the lesson, we use the shared whiteboard, the chat box and the tutor will use the share screen function. You may need to familiarise yourself with the "resize" function.

What is the Cost of a Private Lipreading Lesson?

These private, 1-1 lipreading classes are charged at £50 for one hours tuition. This fee is payable by bank transfer

If you wish, you can pay with PayPal (with a small additional admin charge).

What Equipment Will I Need? 

You will need a computer, a WebCam and an updated version of the Zoom software. Please try to join your lipreading class from a PC or Mac, and NOT a tablet or mobile. This is because using the chat/screen share functionality often obscures, or even temporarily removes the tutor screen from view. Your experience will be much better if you join from a laptop/desktop machine with the updated Zoom software installed on that machine (NOT the web version of Zoom). If you have any specialised hearing loss assistive technology, including your hearing aids, you will need to have that connected to your computer before the lesson begins. However, we do have the option of using Automated Captions, but these can be of varying quality!

These sessions are delivered in spoken English, not British Sign Language. 

These private lipreading classes are not recorded, and are not available for retrospective viewing.

How Long Is a Private Lipreading Lesson?

Lessons are one hour long, with a brief eye-break in the middle. This is a chance to move away from your computer to rest your eyes. Make no mistake, lipreading (especially 1-1) is quite demanding, so it is important to take a break. Of course, you are free to halt the lesson at any time you wish.

What Is the Format of the Lessons

These private lipreading classes are informal, conversational, friendly and stress-free! Because we proceed at YOUR pace, we are blissfully unencumbered by the pressures of fellow classmates. No waiting for other students to log in, no technological problems unrelated to your own equipment and dedicated 1-1 attention. These lipreading lessons are exclusive to you.

Do You Offer Online Lipreading Courses in Groups?

Yes, subject to sufficient student numbers. For more information, have a look at the lipreading classes page. There are beginners online lipreading  classes, and mixed ability lipreading classes online.

Should you wish to share a private lesson with ONE other person, this can be arranged. This way, you can also share the cost and practice lipreading each other, not just the tutor.  Contact me to discuss.

If you would like to join a group class for lipreading lessons, then please contact me to express an interest, and you will be added to a waiting list.

Where Else Can I Find a Group Lipreading Course?

The first place to look is on the ATLA website, or your local Adult Education College. If you are unable to find a lipreading class, you can e-mail ATLA directly, explaining where you are and what you are looking for. In many cases, you might be able to find a lipreading and managing hearing loss group close to where you live. However, there are an increasing number of online groups available which are worthy of further investigation.

Are Private Lipreading Lessons Better Than Group Classes?

Private lessons suit most people better than group online lipreading classes, but it really depends on your individual learning style, your motivation and your budget. Learning one-to-one is more demanding (and expensive), since you are the only student in the room. Group classes offer the opportunity to meet other people with similar types of hearing loss, and share experiences. Doing a lipreading course one-to-one means we have more chance to explore the theory behind lipreading and to delve into issues that are pertinent to your own particular hearing loss. Progress is undoubtedly swifter when you are learning in a dedicated classroom environment, but at some stage you may wish to move onto a intermediate lipreading class so that you can get more experience of other people's lip patterns.  

Did you come here looking for lipreading courses near me? Have a look around the website, you might find what you're looking for.

Man Having Zoom Meeting on  Laptop
Young Man Sat Down Having a Lipreading Lesson on His Laptop Online
Older Couple Having a Shared Online Lipreading Class on Their Laptop