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M
Massimo
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M
Massimo
« I appreciate the help I get from you - and of course your patience. You're an excellent English 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
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Public Speaking
Levels
  • All Levels

Ric - Hove - Public Speaking

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.

Experience

- 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

The free first class is a 20 minute meeting to discuss your needs and create an action plan.

Lessons offered by Ric
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Public Speaking
Levels
  • All Levels

Ric's CV

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

5 reviews on Ric
  • 4.9/5

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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.

A
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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