Sophia

Meet Richard!

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    Fir Tier
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    Experienced tutor with a degree and a CELTA (cert. in teaching English to speakers of other languages), offering English as an Additional Language across the age range.

Having graduated from the University of Sussex in 2014 with an upper-class degree with honours, Richard immediately undertook and gained his teaching qualification (CELTA) and began his tutoring career. Richard holds extensive experience of teaching children KS1 – KS3, whilst having amassed the vast majority of his teaching experience with children between the ages of six and eighteen in over four years of teaching, since obtaining his teaching qualification (CELTA). Richard has taught in a wide variety of environments, including numerous language schools, face-to face tuition in both client’s residences and academic institutions; whilst also, in recent years, over Skype to clients based all over the world.

Richard has taught children with dyslexia and understands the extra patience and attention this can sometimes require, so that the child excels as best they can. Richard prides himself on his people skills, in particular motivating, encouraging and inspiring his students to be the best they can be, whilst also being empathetic around the individual student’s needs. He takes the attitude that “you get out what you put in”, is not only relevant to a learner of a language. Richard believes that a tutor should be an inspiring and engaging teacher, that really can make all the difference to a students’ life and well-being.

Richard is quite an active guy, so in his free time you will often see him on the rugby field, hiking up much of Britain’s wonderful countryside, working out and swimming wherever he can. He is also currently learning Spanish at night school and looks forward to testing out his new language skills whilst abroad in the near future.