My background & experienceI started teaching languages in 2016, the same time that I started to learn Brazilian Portuguese. As a result, I have experience in learning languages both as a student and a teacher. I work with beginner Portuguese students with a focus on getting people to be able to carry out everyday tasks and conversations in Portuguese.
My classes and teaching styleThe end goal is to get you to be able to confidently carry out everyday tasks and conversations in Brazilian Portuguese. I focus on high-frequency verbs and the ability to correctly conjugate them depending on what exactly you want to express. I like to use a flipped-classroom approach, where I send you materials as homework to help you prepare for the class. That way, your class time can be spent actually using the language, maximizing your speaking time.
My certificationsQualifications: BA (Hons) Geography, TEFL Training course, Cambridge IELTS tuition certificate, AQA Assessor, and AQA independent verifier, Jane Duarte course for teaching Portuguese as a second language, Jane Duarte's Portuguese Grammar Certificate.
My student reviews
The class was good, Richard is nice and a professional teacher. He knows how to adjust himself to the level of the student and to promise that you understand completely the subject.
5 out of 5
Great class. Excellent teacher with lots of interesting examples, highly recommend!
5 out of 5