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While there may be some small disadvantages to teaching students on a one to one basis, as opposed to in a traditional classroom setting, there are also many advantages. In this essay we will look at some of these advantages. Each person is unique in the way that they think and in the way that they learn. Some learn better through hearing, while others learn better through doing. When teaching on a one to one basis, a teacher is better able to observe and understand their students unique learning style. They are then better able to meet that student's needs as an individual learner, where it could be much harder to specifically meet needs in this way in a class room setting. As the teacher of an individual student, one will have much more time to spend during lesson hours giving the student undivided attention. Therefore the teacher will be able to gain a fuller picture of what interests the student, why they are desiring to learn English and what their motivation is. The student and teacher can work together as a team, tailoring a synopsis that will be able to meet their English learning goals. As the teacher of an individual student one will more likely be able to build a personal relationship with the student and be able to work with them, partnering together to meet the students individual learning needs. The teacher will be able to gain a deeper knowledge of what the student finds interesting and what they get excited about. Because of this deeper knowledge of the student as an individual the teacher will be able to plan lessons around things that interest the student, thereby keeping the student interested and motivated. Another advantage to teaching on a one to one basis is the fact that individual weaknesses can be focused on and strengthened as necessary. For example, if a student struggles with pronunciation of a specific sound an entire lesson can be tailored around that sound, if it seems prudent and necessary to the teacher. The student can become more proficient in this area of weakness, due to the flexibility and focus that teaching on a one to one basis affords. While teaching on a one to one basis is very profitable for the student, it can also prove to be advantageous for the teacher as well. Teaching on a one to one basis may provide a smaller work load for the teacher as well as a higher pay check (per student), as many are willing to pay more for an individual teacher than for a class. In conclusion, when teaching on a one to one basis a teacher has more time and effort to pour into their student personally and is able to focus on the specific needs of a student, their individual taste, and the learning most needed by that student. The teacher is able to offer them personal support and motivation in these areas as well as having the flexibility and freedom to work with them on their individual areas of need in a more specific and direct manner, thereby being able to foster learning in a way that is unique to that individual and specific to their needs.