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  • (7 reviews)
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Zuzie
« Perfect! An experienced, good, and very flexible teacher. »
£50/h
1st lesson free!
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Response Time 1h
Lessons offered by Ric
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Oral expression - English
  • IELTS
  • Accent Reduction-English
Levels
  • All Levels

Accent Reduction, Elocution and Speech Training for speakers and learners of English in Hove

Methodology

Hi. I am a Brighton based tutor specialising in pronunciation, accent reduction and elocution.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

I specialise in intensive individually-focused training in pronunciation, accent reduction and elocution.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

I have a Master's degree in English Language Teaching (including Phonetics & Phonology), and the Trinity Certificate in TEFL.

- How much do you charge?

£50 an hour.
Block booking: 8 sessions for £360 (£45 an hour) paid in advance.

- Where do you teach?

I teach in my home in central Hove.
I can also do sessions on Skype.

- When are you available?

At the moment I am usually only available Monday morning and Friday.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

Adults and young adults.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

IELTS

- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.

Skype tutoring is available.

Background

- What kind of experience do you have?

I come from an English Language teaching and linguistics background, starting in 2000. I have taught in private language schools and taught Business English for clients in major companies. After completing my MA, I have been an associate lecturer at the Universities of Surrey and Sussex. I am an examiner and examinations writer for two well-known exam boards. I have considerable experience in creating intensive individual courses in pronunciation and accent training, drawing on my training in phonetics and my experience as a public speaker and a performer of improvised comedy.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

No

- Where and with whom did you train?

University of Reading: Master of Arts English Language Teaching 2007 (Distinction)
Trinity Certificate in TEFL 2000

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

British Voice Association

- Tell me about some of your current students.

- a Spanish social worker wanting to improve her English accent
- a hypnotherapist working on improving the quality of his voice
- an a French university lecturer working on her conference presentation
- a newly-qualified Primary English teacher improving her understanding of phonetics
- a Russian working in the financial sector who wanted to improve her social and business speaking
- an English new business owner brushing up his speaking skills
- a Czech lawyer improving her accent and presentation skills
- a Hungarian woman wanting to improve her employment prospects
- a Polish couple working on their spoken English
- a British teenager preparing for a telephone interview

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £50/h
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £450

Details

First lesson is a free 20 minute discussion of your needs and also possibly a voice test.

Lessons offered by Ric
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Oral expression - English
  • IELTS
  • Accent Reduction-English
Levels
  • All Levels

Ric's CV

• Trinity TEFL Certificate
• MA English Language Teaching
• British Voice Association

7 reviews on Ric
  • 4.9/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
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Zuzie

Perfect! An experienced, good, and very flexible teacher.

Fran

Excellent! I liked the plan he proposed that is going to be molded according to my needs. He could identify my weakness very quickly.

5 recommendations

M
Massimo

I appreciate the help I get from you - and of course your patience. You're an excellent English teacher.

A
Arina

I am very grateful to you...[my son] has become more confident and communicative in English speaking as a result of better speech, thanks to your help.

P
Petra

Ric is a friendly, patient and experienced teacher. Thank you for the great lesson.

A
Anonymous feedback from a pronunciation class

I feel I understand English speaking better than before.

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Anonymous feedback from a pronunciation class

[I learned] not just accent but other skills (e.g. connected speech), so it was really useful for me.

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