Homepage Help
Help Tutoring Jobs
York 
York 
  • (10 reviews)
M
Mohammed
« We want you to teach us again! »
£20/h
Profile and degree verified
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Richard
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • English
  • Functional Skills
Levels
  • Adult education

Richard - Acomb - Literacy

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.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

I teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). I also teach French at all levels and German at beginner or elementary level for business or pleasure. I help adults to improve their literacy and numeracy skills, and Acoustic Phonetics for language-learning. I facilitate "Learning that LASTS" - a week-long course on how to help teachers make their programmes more learner-centred - based on the work of Jane Vella. I also facilitate parenting courses.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

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 a DBS Enhanced Disclosure certificate dated June 2018.

- How much do you charge?

I HAVE REDUCED MY HOURLY RATE TO £25, 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, the first introductory lesson is FREE!

- Where do you teach?

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.

- When are you available?

At the moment I am available weekdays any time, and Saturday mornings. I am also available some evenings by negotiation.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

I teach any age.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

I can prepare students for the FCE, CAE and IELTS exams. I do not offer GCSE French or German.

- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.

I am willing to do proofreading and dissertation checking by email and to give some additional tutoring guidance by phone and email, to supplement face-to-face lessons.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

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.

Background

- What kind of experience do you have?

I have taught EFL part-time to individuals and groups at different levels for a number of years, including at the English Language Centre in York. I have taught French and German to individuals and to evening classes, also in York - including to some employees of Nestle. I have devised and taught my own ten-hour course in French for post-beginners. This was well received at the Best Western hotel group. In High Wycombe I have taught Phonetics, TESOL and "Learning that LASTS" for the European Training Programme.

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

I have an enhanced DBS certificate dated June 2018. This will be automatically updated each year.

- Where and with whom did you train?

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.

- Tell me about some of your current students.

For the last three years I have been tutoring two Swiss-French children. I have seen them progress in English from almost beginner level to almost advanced! I have also been teaching a number of refugees from a variety of different countries. They have all begun with very little English, and every one has made progress. The current one has been making very rapid progress - probably the most gifted student I have ever had and a joy to teach. The other current student is learning German, as he needs to communicate with work colleagues. In addition I am doing some work for "English in York".

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £20/h
Lessons offered by Richard
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • English
  • Functional Skills
Levels
  • Adult education

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 June 2018

10 reviews on Richard
  • 5/5

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

10 recommendations

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.

Similar tutors

english lessons closeby? Here's a selection of tutor listings that you can check out.
Superprof can also suggest functional skills lessons to help you.

York
Postgraduate Student in Conflict, Development and Global Governance at the University of York offering tuition in essay writing, forming arguments and proofreading.
£20
Alex
1st lesson free!

As a postgraduate student, I aim to support undergraduate students and sixth form students with writing essays, constructing...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
York
English Language and Creative Writing student offering English lessons in the York area and online.
£12
Hannah
1st lesson free!

First year joint honours university student studying at York St John university. Experience with tutoring friends and family...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Huntington
Improve your writing skills and improve your performance in your studies at school, college and university
£17
Ariella Grace
1st lesson free!

My teaching method focuses on the individual needs of the student. Every session is tailored to specific needs and aims to...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
York
Humanistic subjects graduate classes in York - history, philosophy, english, latin, greek, history of arts...
£15
Giuditta
1st lesson free!

I prepare all my classes in advance and provide the extra reading material you might need. I structure the lesson off what...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
York
2nd year Student in the Medical Field at University, looking to tutor in English or Mathematics. Love hands on learning and getting students to understand a problem or confidently read or write a text
£15
Eliza
1st lesson free!

My teaching method is quite hands on. I like to add a competitive but fun side to my teaching, which I find makes a student...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
York
Patient and Friendly Postgraduate Tutor With Literature, Psychology, Sociology and Creative Writing Background
£15
Francesca
1st lesson free!

I am a postgraduate student (BA, MA, and beginning PhD in October) and can help with learning and writing in Literature (eg....

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
York
Bookish, passionate and approachable English Literature university student tutoring English in York
£12
Zara
  • (1 review)
1st lesson free!

I approach each subject topic as individual as the person the content it being delivered to. I believe a flexible style that...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Heslington
English and History student giving English lessons and help with study techniques in York and online
£15
Claudia
1st lesson free!

I am looking to give lessons to anyone from High School to an A-level standard. I always initially base my lessos around...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
York
Politics student with A* A Level in English Lit & Lang offering English lessons in York & Manchester
£10
Dominique
1st lesson free!

I can give English lessons at a primary, high-school and/or college level, to those who love the subject and want to improve...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Fulford
Primary school teacher with experience of working in both the state and independent sectors.
£16
Nicola
1st lesson free!

I tailor my teaching to my students individual needs. As a teacher of young children I engage the students through creative...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Heslington
Experienced English Tutor offering English Literature and Language lessons in York area
£20
Hannah
  • (1 review)
1st lesson free!

I am an experienced and patient tutor who has a passion for her subject, offering to teach EFL, up to Bachelors level in...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
York
Halina's English Online Academy. My approach is Teaching English with Technology. I use blended learning, flipping the classroom, learning by teaching or encouraging
£14
Halina
  • (4 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I take advantage of new technologies. Teaching with technology.I use blended learning, flipping the classroom, learning by...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
York
Speak Fluently and Perfectly English Now with your Professional Online English Teacher M.A.Halina from Poland
£10
Halina
  • (4 reviews)
1st lesson free!

ABOUT HALINA’S TEACHING I am a passionate non- native Online English teacher. Teaching is a big part of my life. For that...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
York
University of York student with 5+ years of tutoring experience helping with 11+ prep
£12
Nayomi
1st lesson free!

I am a 2nd year student at the University of York studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics offering lessons to students...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
York
Politics Student Offering Literature Tuition in York Only! Contact for more Information! :)
£18
Sneha
1st lesson free!

My approach is simple. The text needs to read and read in a way that is easy to understand and interpreted. The beauty of...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Milton Keynes Centre
David - Milton Keynes Centre - School English
£35
David
  • (4 reviews)

My first step is always to give your child confidence to learn. I work with children how they learn and as they could be-so...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Southam
Anneli - Southam - School English
£35
Anneli
  • (5 reviews)

• Need help with assignments/projects for Uni or business or are having trouble learning English? • Have grammar...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
at his home at your home By webcam
1 hour £20 £20 £20
Reserve a lesson