I have plenty of experience teaching at most class levels in classes with up to 60 people but here I wish to work on a more personal basis. If you need to learn more about the English Language I am here to help you, teaching you King's English Grammar and Spelling but also to show you that there are many other accents like the Cockney or the Scouser according to where you live, and the words may sound very different to you. I also like to include other topics like History or Music so that you can learn a little more about the Culture of the land.
I have taught English in Brazil for many years both privately and in schools such as the Colégio Objetivo and now I am living in London. I have a very good knowledge of Culture, History, Music and Sport to offer to people who are here in the UK and want to know more about the country and the language. I adapt myself to the necessities of each student and try to obtain the utmost satisfaction doing this. Try me out, I'M SURE YOU WILL ENJOY YOUR LESSONS AND LEARN A LOT TO BOOT.
Cancellation must be made 24 hours in advance, so that I can plan my day ahead, otherwise they will be charged as given lessons. The cost of transport will be added to any lesson given at the student's choice of place.
RICHARD EDWIN TELFER
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MAIN SKILLS – Communication at all levels, self-confident and passionate. Easy to learn, dedicated and always self-motivated for new challenges. I like working as a team member and have experience in singing for large audiences and the rhetoric ability for public speaking, having been a member of the board for Santos Football Club and Santos Athletic Club in Brazil.
Face to face interpreting and translating:
2019 – Brazilian/Portuguese Interpreter for The Time Word in London
PRIVATE TEACHER/TRANSLATOR 2000-2019
English teaching by phone to executives of TWB S/A under contract and internal translations when requested, including contract analysis for sale of a shipyard and simultaneous translation by Skype performed with a group from Singapore.
Contract work in businesses teaching English Language at all levels (from Basic to Advanced) to executive businessmen in multinational companies such as McDonalds, British Gas, G.E. and many other local businesses of all sizes.
TRANSLATIONS of internal and external documents, including medical reports, notary public documents, projects, consumer behaviour studies and the contract from FIFA with Mendes Group Hotels for the 2014 World Cup.
From 20/06/2010 to 06/07/2010 I acted as a face to face interpreter for the Palestinian Female Football Team during their workshop with Santos F.C. in all activities including transport support to and from the airport helping with check-in, etc. Also translating all sporting aspects including technical, tactical and physical training with the Santos Female Team ( South American Champions ), and in solemnities in the town hall with the Lord Mayor of Santos and in the club (including the opening of the Pele Museum, as can be seen in photographs with the presence of the Athlete of the Century), in cocktails, receptions and visits to museums and the city Aquarium, also acting as Public Relations for the football club.
PARTNER/OWNER FLYTOUR FRANCHISE TRAVEL AGENCY Selling airline tickets, hotels and car rentals, F2F visits to businesses, attending trade congresses and negotiations with airlines and tour operators to obtain better deals for groups and customers.
SEABOX MARITIME SERVICES 1982/1994 PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER AND QUALITY CONTROL
BRITISH CALEDONIAN AIRWAYS SALES EXECUTIVE.
Assistant Sales Executive for Maplin Electronics in Holborn, with excellent results as the best salesman of the shop in London from October to December 2009
Short term experience in hard sales for timeshare in Tenerife (Club La Costa) in 1986
Creation of lyrics and jingles for publicity and narration of surf film in Guatemala for Viking Surfboards in 2006
Organization of events and gigs for Classic Rock Band Over12 and Vocals for the band since 2002, performing in front of up to 15000 people in events such as the city marathons in Santos, Brazil.
Training and coaching football to youngsters from 5 to 15 years of age in Brazil.
1) AMERICAN SCHOOL OF SANTOS –BRAZIL - Junior school
2) ST. PAUL'S SCHOOL (BRITISH)- ESCOLA BRITANICA DE SAO PAULO.
Conclusion of preparatory school and part of 'O" Level studies.
3) ELLESMERE COLLEGE - ELLESMERE, SHROPSHIRE, ENGLAND 1975/1979.
Graduated by the OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE COMITEE as follows:
9 "O" (ORDINARY) LEVEL PASSES IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE, HISTORY, ENGLISH LITERATURE, MATHEMATICS, FRENCH, CHEMISTRY, CLASSICAL STUDIES AND PORTUGUESE.
3 "A" (ADVANCED) LEVEL PASSES IN ENGLISH, FRENCH, ECONOMICS AND GENERAL STUDIES.
4) LIVERPOOL POLYTECHNIC - CITY OF LIVERPOOL IN ENGLAND IN 1980-1981. COURSE IN SOCIAL STUDIES, SPECIALISING IN POLITICS, PHILOSOPHY, HISTORY, SOCIOLOGY AND ECONOMICS (not completed due to mother's death and return to Brazil in 1981).
5) UNIMONTE UNIVERSITY - CITY OF SANTOS IN BRAZIL: Degree in Languages (LETRAS) from 2002 to 2006.
The best teacher of the English and Portuguese language, with great knowledge and dynamics approved by his long time students. Richard Telfer is an honest, tireless, extremely educated, intelligent educator, allied with a great empathy and sincere friendship for all who know him. Having such a carat teacher is a great privilege and an invaluable honor.
Edson Alonso Lopes and Family.
Excelente professor de Inglês com muitos anos de docência em escolas, aulas particulares desde o nível iniciante até inglês para negócios. Busca muito o caminho de conversação e gramática para facilitar o aprendizado com o aluno, não só um inglês "mecânico". Ideal para brasileiros que estejam procurando rápida adaptação em Londres (ou no Reino Unido em geral).
Excellent English teacher with many years of teaching in schools, private lessons from beginner level to business English. It pursues the path of conversation and grammar a lot to facilitate student learning, not just "mechanical" English. Ideal for Brazilians looking for quick adaptation in London (or the UK in general).
Excelente professor, muito didática, paciente e amigo.
Excellent teacher, very didactic, patient and friend.
um ótimo profissional, ótimo professor! aprendi bastante coisa. super recomendo ️
a great professional, great teacher! I learned a lot. super recommend
I was Richard’s student for over two years, and couldn’t have had more fun learning ESL with him. Classes were fun and results incredible.
My best english teacher ever
Richard taught me English during my whole high school and I can assure he is a complete professional, understand well the language and it's really easy to understand his lessons. His classes are really interactive, where contains classes with songs, history and many others. He is one of the few teachers that I could really understand the language.
You couldn't find a better one!
Great teacher ,great ditactic , i recommend
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