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"In some American cities like New York".
on 15 January 2015
I'm sure Victoria Olubi is a fantastic tutor and business woman. I'm also certain that she has a lot of friends who are willing to review her book for her (the "testimonial" on the back of the book is from another author, who wrote a book called "A Frugal Life" - she misspells "learn" in this testimonial, or it is a typo. Pretty smooth). However, this isn't really a book, it's a short pamphlet. I read it this evening in around 35 minutes while watching the snooker (Neil Robertson vs. Ally Carter, in case you're interested).
The book is in approximately size 18 font, with size 18 spaces between paragraphs. Miss Olubi occasionally jumps over to a new page when she has finished a particular thought, obviously feeling a new paragraph is not sufficient. She may have confused the reader of the book with one of her students as it appears to be aimed at 11 year olds (the title of my review is a quote from the book in a "chapter" about how much to charge - she goes on to say that if you work out how much money you want to make and charge more than you used to you will have more money to "travel, relax or spend time with your family" - very helpful). The tasks at the back really are like exercises you'd set in primary school.
There are spelling errors. Perhaps it is wrong of me but I am assuming English is not one of the subjects Miss Olubi teaches, or she didn't bother to proof read. I'm not surprised Miss Olubi has such a successful business when she has managed to hoodwink usually cautious buyers into purchasing what is essentially a very long leaflet or the contents of three webpages.
I got this book because it was cheap and had good reviews - at £4.20 how could I go wrong? However it's really not worth that much.
One last thing - she dedicates three or pages to web resources for teaching online - at no point does she mention Skype. She does talk about creating a powerpoint and adding your voice to it however.