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Stockport, Cheshire
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Member Since: 15/03/2013
Last Login: 3 months ago
Response Rate: 100%
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My Qualifications

Birmingham City University
2/1  (2012)
Seville TEFL International
Teaching English as a Foreign Language
pass  (2007)

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Information about Ria

I am an experienced Dutch tutor. A Dutch national and native speaker and have been teaching Dutch in the UK for many years.

You can learn the Dutch Language with me at all levels, for all purposes, corporately and privately either face to face or on line. Most of my students are in love and have a need to understand and speak the Dutch Language!

In addition to the normal one hour lesson, I offer thirty minutes Dutch `shots` for those busy people who juggle being a mum / dad and work/business life, sometimes all in the same place and cannot be away for a full hour in lessons.. Two x thirty minutes Dutch per week has proven a success. Do let me know if that is something for you.

I also have recently introduced a `buddy system`, this means that I try to find you another student, at similar level, to practice Dutch with. This has worked well, especially when some students have no-one to practice with..

The courses are well structured, interactive and communicative. The Beginners Course to A2 level equips students with all the Dutch language skills needed to communicate in everyday situations. The textbooks are made up of chapters, which look at a specific area of everyday life.

For example, we first focus on the pronunciation of vowel sounds, prepositions of place, simple present verb forms, idiomatic future and describing people and places. The course is structured to develop skills in listening, reading, spoken interaction, spoken production and writing the Dutch language. Lessons cover `every day` topics relating to Dutch Culture and society.

The Beginners Course is the first step towards achieving the language standards recommended by the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) A1/2. At the end of the course students can interact with a degree of fluency and have reached the capacity to express themselves and discuss contrasting viewpoints. At B1 level you will be able to pass the Integration exam.

You receive a framed certificate after completion of your course. There is no contract, you can start and stop when you wish.

Availability: I teach and support many students each week in `online lessons`. Some in small family groups.
Due to their busy working lives, lesson may not always be on the same day / time. I am available when you want to have your lesson. I have my own flexible systems to accommodate everyone.
You can have your lesson same day and time every week or change as needed.

Willing to travel: Home Only

Experience: Teaching English as a second language.
Teaching Dutch in the UK privately and corporately.
Teaching Dutch at a primary school.
Teaching for a Charity (children with Dutch background).
Skype Lessons and Language Maintenance.
Coaching for GCSE Level Dutch.
External Examiner Speaking Dutch GCSE at schools and colleges Manchester.

Interpreting and Translating.

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Feedback For Ria (8)

We have a total of 8 review(s) for Ria.

Laura (Miss)

5/5 Rating

I feel very comfortable in my lessons with Ria. She is very supportive and sets the pace of our lessons so that we go at a pace that works for me. I like that the lessons are flexible, which means I can fit them around my work schedule, and that there is no pressure to have improved each week given that my revision has to fit around work and life commitments. Ria checks in with me often to ask how I am finding the lessons, and this is great because I can feed back to make sure the lessons are of benefit to me. I would highly recommend working with Ria to anyone wishing to learn a language.

Tutors Response :

Thank you Laura for this feedback, your comments are very beneficial for me to structure your lessons and adapt to your needs. I enjoy working with you on your Dutch Language skills and appreciate your reasons for learning. Nogmaals bedankt.

Mel (Ms)

4/5 Rating

Ria made me feel welcome in her home from the first lesson onwards, she makes learning Dutch fun and engaging and is always encouraging during lessons. I would happily recommend Ria to others who wish to learn the Dutch language.

Tutors Response :

Dear Mel, Thank you so much for your kind words. I love working with you on your Dutch language skills.

Maggie (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Ria is a wonderful teacher. We got on very well, and I am delighted to be studying with her. She will certainly get me to where I need to be with my language skills.

Tutors Response :

Dear Maggie, thank you for your feedback. It helps others with their choice of tutor. Although you have had a break I am looking forward to working with you again.

George (Mr)

5/5 Rating

My wife and I began lessons with Ria some months ago and we would recommend her highly. We take lessons as a couple which is perfect and allows us to progress in tandem in advance of our move to the Netherlands. We were complete Dutch novices but have progressed quickly with Ria`s guidance. Out lessons are always very relaxed and comfortable while the learning is well-structured with plenty of opportunity to practise (& homework, of course). We thoroughly recommend if you`re looking to learn Dutch.

Tutors Response :

Dear George, it has been a pleasure working with you. First on your level A2 and now on your B1 intermediate level Dutch.

Chris (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Ria is fantastic, very patient, explains things clearly and is really encouraging. I`m really pleased I found Ria and feel very confident about developing my Dutch with her.

Tutors Response :

Thank you Chris for your kind feedback. It is much appreciated to work with you first in the UK and now from Antwerp.

Oluwatoyin (Mrs)

4/5 Rating

Ria is really amazing. She is welcoming, patient and tailors each lesson to my needs.i couldn`t have picked a better tutor.she is the best

Tutors Response :

Thank you Toyin, your kind words touch me and are much appreciated. It is such a pleasure to work with you and I shall do my very best for you.

paul (Mr)

5/5 Rating

I am currently being tutored by Ria, Who has excellent teaching skills and experience in making the lessons very comfortable with a great atmosphere and at the same time Ria stretches your knowledge and understanding of the Dutch language.

In the short period of time of being tutored by Ria I can honestly say that my confidence and vocabulary has greatly improved and each lesson has been very enjoyable.

I would highly recommend her as a tutor.


Tutors Response :

Dear Paul, Just want to thank you for your kind reference. It has been a pleasure to work with you on your Dutch language skills. First on your A2 and later on B1 levels.

eric (Mr)

5/5 Rating

To whom it may concern, Recently I had the pleasure of meting with Ria who agreed to undertake some translation work for me, her rates for the work were very competitive, and her all over attitude extremely PROFFESIONAL and SATISFACTORY, I`m very lucky to have met with a smart, attractive, professional person such as Ria, many thanks, Eric.

Tutors Response :

Thank you Eric, your kind recommendation is much appreciated.

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