Subjects I teach

German Undergraduate
Italian Undergraduate
French KS3
English 7+ – 13+
Maths 7+ – 13+
Verbal/Non-verbal reasoning 7+ – 13+

My Experience

I have been teaching and tutoring since 2009.
Three years teaching experience at South Hampstead High School, teaching German from beginners level to A-level and French from beginners level to Key Stage 3 (2011 – 2014).
Very familiar with and 100% success rate with Edexcel iGCSE and Edexcel and AQA A-level syllabi.
Also tutored 6th Form Students, helping them gain places at Oxford and Cambridge.
Volunteered at an after school club, Hampden Gurney School.
I tutored in Germany and Italy in 2009.
All of these experiences have helped me develop very strong pedagogical techniques, excellent communication skills and a fantastic rapport with individual clients and groups of students alike.

My Qualifications

Institute of Education September 2010 – July 2011
PGCE in German with French.
Taught German and French in Secondary schools in London
(South Hampstead High School, Claremont High School, Mossbourne Academy).

University College London October 2006 – July 2010
BA in German and Italian, 2:1
UCLU German Society Treasurer.
Volunteered at an after school club, teaching German.

Abingdon School September 1998 – June 2005
A-Levels: German (A), Latin (A), English Literature (A).
AS-Levels: Art (A), Italian (B).
GCSEs: German (A*), Italian (A*), Art (A*), English (A), Latin (A), History (A), Resistant Materials (A), Religious Studies (A), Maths (B), Geography (B), Science (BB).

My Approach to Private Tuition

As an experienced classroom teacher, having taught at South Hampstead High School for three years, I have quickly established myself as an enthusiastic, approachable and highly successful tutor in London, helping students gain places at their preferred institutions from 7+ to University level. I specialise in German, Italian and French as well as 11+.  With my PGCE from the Institute of Education where I taught in two OFSTED outstanding schools (Claremont High School & Mossbourne Academy) as well as my degree at UCL, I am well trained in getting the most out of students and offering a personalised range of exciting, well-structured approaches to tuition. I aim to establish a strong rapport with students to meet their individual needs and help them reach my high expectations, while encouraging the same passion in subjects that I hold dear.

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Client Feedback

“Richard constantly sets high expectations and tailors his planning to suit our daughter.”
“Richard has very strong subject knowledge and is very respected by his students.”
“He has a wonderful focus on enjoyment of languages with a core of practical learning at its heart.”
“He has so many varied approaches to sessions and reinforces learning through use of mini whiteboards, games, interactive activities and much more!”
“Richard is a highly perceptive professional. He reflects and tailors lessons and objectives to suit our son’s learning.”
“He demonstrates a calm, unflappable and humorous manner and it is clear that this, coupled with precise planning, go a considerable way to encourage excellent pupil engagement and progress.”

Fun fact

When I’m not tutoring, I write and perform comedy and recently filmed an advert acting opposite Ewan Mcgregor!