- Hourly rate £18
- Response Time 6h
- Number of students 48
1st lesson free!
Experienced online English teacher - specializing in IELTS, TOEFL, Conversational English, and business English
- By webcam
We host the best tutors. Quality of their profile, experience in their field. Richard will be happy to arrange your first ESOL (English) lesson.
About the lesson
I personalize my classes for each student as I strongly believe no two students are the same. In our first class, we will make a plan to achieve your specific English goals together. The classes can be varied, with a mix of key skills or specialized in a certain area such as speaking or writing.
I am able to work with students from a beginner to an advanced level. In particular, I am suitable for students who feel they are struggling to advance to the next level.
Additionally, I will identify and work to improve your common problems with English.
When taking classes with me I will give you access to my large library of materials for class material, self-study, and homework.
- ESOL (English)
- Business English
I have been teaching full-time online for over 4 years and have worked with thousands of students from all over the world. I have helped many people to achieve fluency in English and become confident in using English in business and travel situations. In addition, I have assisted many students to pass their IELTS (Grade 7+) and TOEFL (100+). This has helped people to change their lives and move to other countries, something I am very proud of. I speak both Portuguese (advanced) and Spanish (intermediate) which gives me an excellent understanding of how languages work and how to achieve fluency.
I also have a background in the world of business, I worked previously as a manager at GATC, an energy training center. This valuable experience has helped me to understand the pressures students may face when speaking English in the workplace.
Qualifications: BA (Hons) Geography, TEFL Training course, Cambridge IELTS tuition certificate, Oxford Cambridge & RSA exam Assessor, and Oxford Cambridge & RSA Independent Verifier, Teaching Portuguese as a Second Language course by Jane Duarte.
Perfect! Exelente profesor, me encantó su clase, práctica, interesante y divertida, muy provechosa para mí.
- Richard's response : Great student with a passion for languages. Looking forward to teaching him and getting him to achieve fluency.
Perfect! Structured lessons, easy to understand. The whole package is impressive.
- Richard's response : Great student, looking forward to working with her
Perfect! I have recently started my lessons with Richard. He is very professional, and he has given me a lot of tips on TOEFL writing and speaking exercises. He also provides great notes, and he has a lot of resources that are very useful for the exam. I am very positive that Richard’s lessons are going to help me immensely to score well in TOEFL.
- Richard's response : Great student, looking forward to working with Shalu.
Perfect! Richard is very professional in IETLS teaching, well recommended! Thanks
- Richard's response : Looking forward to working with you long-term. Professional and hardworking.
Perfect! He is an excellent teacher. I'm very grateful because it immediately became much easier to get a score that I aimed since I started taking his classes ( and I had struggled for long to get that score before). He also gives me a bunch of resources to help my English. Thank you;)
- Richard's response : Ririka is a studious individual with great talent and enthusiasm. It has been a pleasure teaching her and I look forward to working with her more in the future.
Perfect! Richard is an excellent tutor, very effective with a friendly and professional approach. Very helpful and good at explaining. He has tailored the classes to my preferences and style. Highly recommend!
- Richard's response : Camelia is a great student, very attentive and hardworking. We will be working together to improve her grammar and vocabulary knowledge.
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I was fortunate to work with Richard. He helped me a lot to get me passed for the Toefl test. I appreciate his help, which was also beyond the lessons.
I sincerely advice Richard to other students :).
He is an excellent teacher, always makes me feel comfortable speaking English and helps me with the smallest details. We have very nice conversations and it is very friendly and fun.
Great tutor in every aspect. Has a very unique approach towards each student. Leassons are always fun, interactive and informative. My IELTS requirement was 7.0, yet thanks to Richard I managed to get 8.0. Will definetely recommend his classes to anyone who wants to prepare for IELTS or to practice speaking in general.
I've been preparing for the IELTS exam for about a year and a month ago I finally got the score that I need. Thanks to Richard!
The speaking part was the most difficult for me, because at the exam you have to answer the questions that you've never think about before. On our second lesson Richard shared with me very usefull tips and tricks how to extent answers, how to generate ideas while speaking, how to use idioms which can boost your score significantly. And it works!
To compare with my previous exam I spoke very confidently and without stops, which was unexpectedly cool for me.
He also has a treasure trove of knowledge about dealing with stress during exam, which I personally applied and which gave me a good result. So, If you want your exam went smoothly, try to study with Richard!
Richard is the " full package" teacher. He's been my tutor for a while and I hope we continue practicing together. He prepares the lessons very well and makes sure that the student learns and practices every moment.
I recommend him because there'is no way you will regret choosing him as your tutor.
I think Richard is a trustworthy tutor because I had lesson with him and it was perfect. He respect your level with the english language and walk with you according your needs. Congratulations Richard!
Samuel Correia from Brazil.
FANTASTIC! Richard is an excellent and amazing teacher and great person. His classes are very productive . :)
I have been learning English with Richard since summer and I feel a huge progress. First, I forgot about my language barrier. I used to get nervous when I was speaking in English. But now I am comfortable to speak in English and completly forgot about this feeling. Second, this is my grammar skills. My favorite thing is that we often discuss how British and American people use this rule in common life. The big news for me was that native speakers do mistakes :) 3rd, I increased my vocabulary and I often use new learned phrases and words in a conversation.
In the end I would like to add that Richard is friendly, supportive and at the same time always controls my learning process, notices what we need to learn or repeat and give a lot of materials for my practice.
He can make a peice of information easier for the learner. Also, He is good at teaching methodically.
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- 5h: £90
- 10h: £180
You have the right to reschedule 25% of each package if bought in a package.
All cancellations must be made +24 hours in advance to your teacher via e-mail. Cancellations made after this point will result in a loss of credit.
Find out more about Richard
Do you speak this language fluently because of your origins or because a teacher inspired you to learn?
I am a native British English teacher.
Can you name a living, historical or fictional character that you think is the emblematic representative of the language's culture?
I would have to choose Atticus Finch from my favourite book, to kill a mockingbird. He represents all that is good with people and he has an excellent command of the language. He uses his ability to speak to try and help a man falsely accused of a crime.
Is there a typical word, phrase, tradition, or behaviour in the language that you particularly like?
My favourite thing about English people and culture is tea! I love the fact that this drink brings people together and offers everyone the chance to do something small for someone else. In the UK, it is considered rude if you make a cup for yourself and don't offer one to someone else.
Why does speaking this language matter to you?
English is my native tongue, it is the language in which I think and dream. It also is a language that connects people from all over the world and that can open so many doors for people.
What is the main difficulty in learning this language and what can help the process of learning?
The main difficulty people face in a language is knowing how to progress and structure their learning. This is different at different stages of the process. For beginners, it is better to focus on high-frequency verbs and topics of personal interest and daily life rather than for example airport vocabulary which is not an everyday situation. Intermediate to advanced students needs then to dramatically increase their exposure to the language. Most of what we experience we forget (just try to remember what you had for dinner last Tuesday) so it is essential that our interactions are meaningful in order for us to remember them. At this stage, learning vocabulary also gets harder as the words we want to learn are not so common. It is essential then to recycle the vocabulary with creative writing tasks so that we can increase the frequency with which we see them.
Provide a valuable anecdote related to your language learning or your days at school.
Last year, I met up with a family whom I had helped to pass the IELTS exam. They are now all living in the UK and Europe and they were so grateful for the help that I gave them. I feel so grateful that my job allows me to make a positive difference in people's lives and can help them chase their dreams.
What makes you a Superprof in language?
I am a Superprof because I really care about my students and their progress. This is not just a job to me, it is my life's passion. I am constantly learning about languages and how to better learn them. My goal is to pass on this passion to my students and the world because I believe that communication is the key to peace, happiness, and prosperity.