So who is Richard?

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Meet Richard

I am an educator at heart.

My dad (who was also called Richard) ran a small English academy from home in Dublin.

I was always surrounded by English books, and remember hearing my dad do classes.

Perhaps that is where my love of teaching came from?

University Education

After completing high school (secondary school in Ireland) I studied Economics and Spanish at University College, Dublin.

I spent 9 months on an Erasmus program in Valladolid and I think that is when I fell in love with Spain and its people and culture (never did I think I would end up living in Barcelona!)

After university I did a teacher training Diploma in Typewriting and IT. Thus began my teaching career.


For nearly 14 years I worked in the Education sector, finally transitioning into the corporate sector in 2009.

I moved to Barcelona in 2011 to work as an International Trainer for a recruitment company.


English teaching

Suddenly people started asking me for English classes, this is where I started to understand how difficult English actually was!

However, my learning of the language started, and over the last 8 years I have been building up a my Private English Classes here in Barcelona.

Why Richard?

Back to the question at hand!

I am a dedicated, professional, patient teacher who can help you on your journey to success with English.

My students have included managers and workers in the following sectors:

  • Aviation
  • Pharma
  • Retail
  • Recruitment
  • Eco manufactures
  • Marketers and more

When you take classes with Richard you will be in good hands

Book a class

You can chat to me online - just look for the icon on the bottom right hand corner (if it's not already opened up!)

If you want to book a class directly visit my classgap profile below

Enrique Lopez
Enrique Lopez

Richard is an extraordinary English teacher, didactic, motivator, and encourages the development of spontaneous English speaking skills. It is very easy to learn English with him.

Ana Colom
Ana Colom

I took a few lessons with Richard before coming to London to start working. It was very helpful as we could work on my weaknesses in a more focused way. He was very dynamic and pleasant. I highly recommend him.

Montse Framis Abella
Montse Framis Abella

Con Richard consigo definir mis estategias para llegar mejor preparada a mis reuniones. With Richard I define the approppriate strategies to manage with more efficiency my meetings. I much appreciate his personal involvement during our classes!

 Darío Cortés
Darío Cortés

El mejor profesor que he tenido de inglés. Clases totalmente enfocadas en los puntos a mejorar, me ha servido de muchísima ayuda. Lo recomiendo 100%.

About Us

Richard is a professional trainer, having worked in both the private and public sector. He has a wide range of skills and has worked with students in many sectors including: HR Retail Aviation Engineering

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