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Ricky (Tutor in London)

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Member Since: 05/08/2015
Last Login: 2 days ago
Response Rate: 90%
Expected Response: < 8 hours

My Qualifications

Institute of Education, University...
Pass  (2015)
University College London (Universi...
Modern Languages (4 years)
2:1  (2012)
A Level
Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School
A  (2008)
A Level
Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School
A  (2008)
Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar Scho...
A*  (2006)
Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar Scho...
A*  (2006)

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Rates summary: 35.00 to 45.00 per hour
KS3GCSEA-LevelAdult Learner

Information about Ricky

Salut! Hallo! Hola!

Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. My name is Ricky; I am the head of languages at a mixed academy in Barnet and have been a private tutor for 6+ years . I boast a 100% A*-A (9-7) pass rate at GCSE and A-Level and have seen over 40 tutees achieve their scholastic and personal goals in the past 2 years alone.

I am a personable, dedicated and professional tutor 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 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 Qualified Teacher Status and I am DBS-checked.

A native English speaker, I speak fluent French and German, having studied both languages formally for over 12 years. I tutor across all key stages, from KS3 to adult learner and can also teach Spanish to KS4, having secured an iGCSE in Spanish as an adult learner. In addition, I have a working knowledge of Italian, Turkish and Hindi.

I prioritise a fun, hands-on and tailored approach to tutoring, believing that language learning is something that, with expert guidance and careful planning, can be an exciting, challenging and highly rewarding experience.

Whatever the tutee wishes to achieve in their sessions with me, be it going over a certain grammar point or topic they are struggling with at school, revisiting core material prior to examination or simply learning their language of choice for conversational purposes - business or pleasure - I will go above and beyond to ensure that my tutee`s needs are met, offering tuition of a first-class standard. 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, including AQA, Edexcel, OCR and Cambridge, 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. 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` and `No et moi` for French) and I understand how to bridge the gap between GCSE and A-Level, which can oftentimes feel quite overwhelming!

I ensure excellent results by making lessons interactive as well as informative, using a range of resources and materials rather than relying 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 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 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. 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 spent 2 years working as a teacher of French and Spanish at a multi-academy trust in Enfield. In September 2017, I moved to Copthall School where I am currently the Curriculum Leader for languages.

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Feedback For Ricky (14)

We have a total of 14 review(s) for Ricky.

Sharda (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Such a lovely man, really enthusiastic and inspiring. Would highly recommend.

Catherine (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Ricky has been helping my daughter with her GCSE French for a few sessions now. She really likes him and feels that her confidence with French is improving. Ricky explains things really well to her and they get through a lot of quality work each week as he is extremely organised. He is punctual, reliable and very good communicating about sessions. Highly recommended.

Donna (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

We have only had a couple of lessons so far but already I can see the huge confidence boost that he has given both my boys. He is friendly, enthusiastic and encouraging and I am sure that the boys will excel with his great teaching.

Tutors Response :

Dear Donna,

Many thanks for the kind feedback. Your boys are doing very well and I look forward to continuing to work with them!

Sarwat (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Ricky is a fantastic tutor. He shows expertise and passion for teaching languages. My daughter thinks he’s the best languages tutor she’s ever had. I would definitely recommend Ricky to anyone.

Tutors Response :

Thank you very much, Sarwat. She is a pleasure to teach!

Suchitra (Dr)

5/5 Rating

Ricky is a very good German tutor - patient, polite, punctual and thorough with his teaching.

Sameena (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Ricky tutored my daughter for her German GCSE in 2016 and she jumped many grades up and ended up achieving an A overall. He is very reliable, absolutely friendly and enthusiastic. She enjoyed every lesson of his and was extremely satisfied with his tutoring as a whole. -Sameena

Tutors Response :

Thanks so much, Sameena. It was a pleasure tutoring her!!

abida (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Very happy thus far. Really happy with the tutoring.

Shanta (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Ricky is a great tutor.my son was impressed with his first lesson,always well prepare for lessons. I will highly recommend this tutor.

Tutors Response :

Thank you, Shanta.


5/5 Rating

My son said that`Ricky is very motivating and always encouraging me to do better.`
An excellent tutor, would highly recommend him.

Alana (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Ricky has tutored my son for 3 lessons so far and he knows which areas to focus on. There appears to be greater motivation in my son preparing for A levels.

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

Maryanne (Ms)

5/5 Rating

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

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.

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