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Ricky (Tutor in Enfield)

Enfield, London
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Member Since: 05/08/2015
Last Login: 22 days ago
Response Rate: 85%
Expected Response: < 11 hours
Rates summary: 35.00 to 45.00 per hour
KS3GCSEA-LevelAdult Learner
Information about Ricky


Bonjour! Guten Tag! Hola! My name is Ricky and I am going to help reach your linguistic goals!

I`m an outgoing, friendly, patient, highly professional yet easy-going individual with a passion for languages and for teaching. I graduated from University College London (UCL) in 2012, with a 2:1 in BA (Joint Honours) French and German and I completed my Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Secondary Modern Foreign Languages, specialising in French and German, at the University College London Institute of Education in Russell Square: the world`s leading establishment for education. I hold full QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).

I`m a native English speaker and with over 12 years of formal education in French and German, I am fluent in both languages and can teach them across the board, from KS3 to A-Level and beyond. I also speak basic Spanish, which I can teach to KS3-level, and I have a working knowledge of Hindi, Italian and Turkish.

I prioritise a `fun`, hands-on and highly tailored approach to tutoring, believing that learning should not be a laborious task, rather, is something that, with expert guidance and careful planning, can be an exciting, challenging and highly rewarding experience for the learner.

Whatever the tutee wishes to achieve in their sessions with me, be it going over a certain topical or grammar point they are struggling with at school or wish to revise, revisiting core material prior to examination, preparing for controlled assessments, or simply learning their language of choice as a hobby for conversational or business purposes, I will go above and beyond to offer tuition of a first-class standard, ensuring that the needs of the tutee are consistently being met. Communication, I believe, is key and to this end I will continually ask for feedback from the tutee on how they are finding the pace and content of lessons, adapting my methods to suit their individual needs each time.

I have extensive knowledge of all exam boards and syllabi, in particular AQA, Edexcel and OCR, as well as the IGCSE exam boards. I regularly attend courses to keep abreast of changes within the UK MFL curriculum, including the new languages GCSE 9-1 specification, which I am fully qualified to teach and will first be examined in 2017. I am also very familiar with the texts and films studied at A-Level, particularly for the AQA and Edexcel exam boards, (for instance "La Haine" for French and "Goodbye, Lenin" for German) and I understand how to bridge the gap between GCSE and A-Level, which can feel quite overwhelming!

I get excellent results by mаking lessоns interactive аs well аs infоrmаtive, using a range of resources and materials rather than relying solely on the textbook! I aim to build the confidence of tutees and will place an importance on improving their spoken fluency - after all, that is what learning a language is all about!

Finally, I take particular pride in acting as a `mentor` to my tutees, and not just in their study of languages. I will do my all to help them plan and make best use of their time, giving them as many hints and tips as possible and it is going this extra mile that, I truly believe, makes me stand out as a private tutor.

Availability: Flexible availability weekdays/weekends.

Please get in touch to discuss times.

Willing to travel: 10 miles

Experience: I have been teaching on a formal and informal basis throughout my life, first as a private French and German tutor for GCSE students, amongst others, and subsequently as an English teacher in France and Germany during my university year abroad, working with individuals from KS2- to University-level. I have also worked for a globally reputable tutoring company, offering tuition for children in Mathematics and English.

As part of my PGCE course, I spent four months - (October 2014 to January 2015) - working as a French and German Teacher at The Latymer School, a mixed grammar school for 11-18 year olds in Edmonton, Enfield, as the first of my two school placements, teaching across the entire school range, from year 7 to year 13 (KS3 to KS5). I then moved onto my second school placement (February 2015 - May 2015) at East Barnet School in East Barnet, where I continued to work as a German and French teacher across the board, but focusing particularly on GCSE and A-Level German and French.

I completed my PGCE course in June 2015 and have since been working as a full-time teacher of French and German at the Oasis Academy in Enfield.

DBS (CRB) Check: Yes

Reference: Approved


Institute of Education, Un...
Pass  (2015)
University College London...
Modern Languages (4 years)
2:1  (2012)
A Level
Chislehurst & Sidcup Gramm...
A  (2008)
A Level
Chislehurst & Sidcup Gramm...
A  (2008)
Chislehurst and Sidcup Gra...
A*  (2006)
Chislehurst and Sidcup Gra...
A*  (2006)
Feedback For Ricky (5)
We have a total of 5 review(s) for Ricky.

Nafisa (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Ricky tutors my daughter for German GCSE. My daughter thinks he is very good and comes prepared for the lesson bringing supporting information for the lesson. He is also very encouraging to the pupil. We would recommend him.

Bina (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Ricky is an excellent tutor and has made learning German fun for my son. He is a very personable character and my son feels that his German has improved considerably in just a few lessons.
He is very caring and shows a genuine interest in my son`s learning.
I would highly recommend him.

Maryanne (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Punctual and dedicated teacher. Very good subject knowledge. My son enjoys Ricky teaching him.

Pia (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Very pleased with the way that Ricky tutors my daughter. Early days,but she is now starting to enjoy German and looks forward to her lessons

Alya (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Ricky is an excellent French tutor who is very organised and always comes prepared for lessons. He has a highly professional approach, has a very good knowledge of his subject and tailors his lessons to the student’s individual needs. At the same time he makes the lessons enjoyable.

I would highly recommend Ricky for your tuition needs.

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