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Simon
« Hello, I have known Richard Brastsington for more than 20 years when... More »
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Simon
« Hello, I have known Richard Brastsington for more than 20 years when he was a SIL missionary in Burkina. Then he was my teacher for learning English. For teaching, I really appreciated Richard who has a pedagogy allowing his students to learn more easily and effectively. »
£20/h
1st lesson free!
Profile and degree verified
Response Time 1h
Lessons offered by Richard
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
  • IELTS
  • Business English
  • Cambridge First Certificate FCE
  • Certificate Of Advanced English Cae
Levels
  • All Levels

Richard - Acomb - ESOL (English)

Methodology

Want to brush up your skills or start from scratch? Whatever level or duration, I am the tutor for you! My aim is to help you to help yourself - with lots of enthusiasm, encouragement, fun & laughter.

I teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Apart from "O" and "A" levels, I have an upper second class honours degree in French and German, a PGCE, a TESOL qualification from Bradford College and a CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) in 2011, an RSA qualification in Literacy and Numeracy tuition and certificates in linguistics. I also have DBS Enhanced Disclosure certificate which is auto- updated.

I HAVE REDUCED MY HOURLY RATE TO £20 for a limited period, and if you have some friends who want to come along, just add them at only £5 extra per person (maximum charge: £50 per hour). Also, if you book and pay for the first four hours in advance, you will receive a 10% reduction!

I teach in Acomb and in York for the basic fee, but I am willing to travel to other areas of York and the surrounding area. If I come to you, I will need to charge extra for petrol and time, but this is negotiable.

At the moment I am available weekdays any time. I am also available some evenings by negotiation. I teach any age and I can prepare students for the FCE, CAE, IELTS and BULATS exams.

Regarding online tutoring, I have Skype, WeChat and Zoom accounts, and have experience tutoring German and Chinese students online. I charge the same price for this.

And finally ... a personal message to you: don't be afraid to make mistakes - remember the saying "Those who never made a mistake never made anything!" Persevere, don't take yourself too seriously, and enjoy the language-learning process.

Experience

Since 1976 I have taught over 1,000 hours of EFL to individuals and groups at different levels , including at York's "English Language Centre" and at "English in York". I have also taught French and German to individuals and to evening classes. I taught Phonetics, EFL and "Learning that LASTS" for the European Training Programme.

I have an enhanced DBS certificate which is automatically updated each year.

I trained for my degree at Huddersfield University, for my PGCE at the University of York and for my CELTA at the English Language Centre, York.

At "English in York" I have been teaching two Saudi adults and a Colombian adult - all at elementary level. I am also tutoring a Swiss-French lady working towards her Cambridge Advanced exam. In addition, I am teaching a lady from Kazakhstan and a lady and gent from Cuba - all at intermediate level.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £20/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £90
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £170

Details

I normally charge £25, but I am offering a special winter rate of only £20 per hour!

Lessons offered by Richard
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
  • IELTS
  • Business English
  • Cambridge First Certificate FCE
  • Certificate Of Advanced English Cae
Levels
  • All Levels

Richard's CV

• BA (Hons) 2:1 in Humanities (French and German)
• PGCE (French and German); CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) 2011; RSA certificate in Special Needs (Literacy & Numeracy)
• Enhanced DBS Certificate valid until 06/06/2020

11 reviews on Richard
  • 5/5

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11 recommendations

S
Simon

Hello, I have known Richard Brastsington for more than 20 years when he was a SIL missionary in Burkina. Then he was my teacher for learning English. For teaching, I really appreciated Richard who has a pedagogy allowing his students to learn more easily and effectively.

M
Mohammed

We want you to teach us again!

S
Sharifah (Saudi Arabia)

You have a good style of teaching. We can always pay attention with you.

A
Aarian

You help us to learn; you explain well.

E
Ella

You give us good explanations. You correct our pronunciation and give us variety in lessons. You are the best teacher I have had!

L
Lee

To the most wonderful teacher! Thanks for your constant encouragement and support!

D
Dries (Belgium)

Richard listens to [our] discussions

J
Jana

He teaches in a great way!

L
Lisa

We can choose the subjects of the lessons!

S
Sarah

The students can share their opinions

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