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Online English tutor that specialises in learning in a natural and fun way.

Good day. My name is Ruan Combrink. Prior to becoming an English teacher, I was an Instructional Designer and Learning Management System developer and, as with most good things in life, I stumbled onto my passion for teaching when I was asked to tutor a few South African students during the COVID pandemic. I immediately fell in love with teaching but my passion has always been the English language. As a result, I subsequently decided to bite the bullet and obtain my 420-hour, Level 5 TEFL Dip...

Good day. My name is Ruan Combrink. Prior to becoming an English teacher, I was an Instructional Designer and Learning Management System developer and, as with most good things in life, I stumbled onto my passion for teaching when I was asked to tutor a few South African students during the COVID pandemic. I immediately fell in love with teaching but my passion has always been the English language. As a result, I subsequently decided to bite the bullet and obtain my 420-hour, Level 5 TEFL Diploma, which I successfully completed in April 2022. I have been a full-time English teacher on ClassGap since the end of April 2022. I was completely caught off guard by the enquiries that I received and I have been blessed with many bright and eager students, especially from all over Spain, which enabled me to complete 1100 successful lessons within my first year. My methodology is to focus on each student's individual needs and objectives and to customize my lesson plans accordingly. I am proficient in assisting students in improving their Business English, fluency, pronunciation, vocabulary, and most crucially, their self-confidence. I also assist in exam preparation for Cambridge First Certificate, Advanced Certificate and IELTS and I am proud to say that I have been privileged to assist several students in passing their exams. Two of my biggest passions in life are interacting with people from different origins and walks of life, and helping a student learn and grow. My career choice has not only helped to give me these interactions but also gives me the joy of seeing students realize how much they've progressed in their choice of language. I have found through experience that people learn more effectively when they are actively engaged in creative activities that ensure learning comes naturally. To enable this I have a thorough conversation with each of my students and their parents (if applicable), to find out exactly what their aims, goals, hobbies, likes and dislikes are so that I can ensure that all the content and activities are truly centred around the student and their individual wants, needs and learning styles. Before I started teaching on ClassGap, I was tutoring my students in person in one-on-one lessons. Unfortunately, that restricted me to my current geographical area, limiting my contact with people from different cultures or countries. I believe that a teacher can, in some respects, learn almost as much from a student, as the student can learn from the teacher. I believe this enables me to connect with more students than I would have been able to otherwise. So if you are eager to improve your English or if you feel that your child will benefit from extra tutoring, please do not hesitate to contact me for further information.

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  • English
    • Cambridge Exam Preparation: C1 Advanced
    • Business English
    • Phonetics
    • Conversation
    • IELTS Exam Preparation
    • British Council Exam Preparation: APTIS

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Chosen Maluleke
Ruan is a very good and patient tutor. He focuses more on understanding the work so the student can be equipped with the correct tools. My child has build up her marks from the 60s and now she's in the 90s...
Pako Makai
Mr Ruan Combrink has been very instrumental in our son’s academic life during the year 2021. Our son has been struggling with understanding Afrikaans as a spoken and written language and this disadvantaged him in a way that was starting to also frustrate him. Ruan’s style of teaching not only improved his symbols but also gave him communication confidence with his peers. Ruan has an impressive work ethic that goes without saying. He is punctual and attentive to detail. He goes the extra mile by drafting speeches after hours that we forgot to communicate to him during the day! It was a great pleasure to have him assisting us during the time that we did not know where else to run to. I would recommend his services to anyone who would like to have a professional, well skilled person tutoring his/her off springs. Kind regards Momo Makai
Eulogio Enamorado Pallares
Ruan es un gran profesor. Tiene mucha paciencia y habla muy amable. Prepara muy bien las clases y siempre tiene material para aprender y practicar. Además si le escribes para preguntar cualquier duda, él te responde muy rápido. Lo recomiendo mucho porque estoy aprendiendo con él mucho mejor que en cualquier academia que haya estado,
Puntual, educado, respetuoso y se nota que sabe mucho..lo recomiendo
Es un muy buen profesor, entiende tus necesidades, atento y te ayuda a progresar, un profesor muy recomendable.
Marina Rojas Cañestro
Ruan has prepared me for the Cambridge C1 exam and for job interviews in English, and my experience has been wonderful. I can't describe him in any other way than to say that he is an incredible teacher. But the best thing about him is that he is also a great person. He puts his students first, adapting to the needs of each one. What worries Ruan the most is that you feel comfortable in class to ask all the questions you have. I would repeat with him a thousand times, he is the best teacher to get an English level. Ruan me ha preparado para el examen C1 de Cambridge y para entrevistas de trabajo en inglés, y mi experiencia ha sido maravillosa. No puedo describirlo de otra manera que diciendo que un profesor increíble. Pero lo mejor de él es que es incluso mejor persona. Lo primero para él son los alumnos, adaptándose a las necesidades de cada uno. Lo que más le preocupa a Ruan es que te sientas cómodo en clase para preguntar todas las dudas que tengas. Repetiría con él mil veces más, es el mejor profesor para conseguir un examen de nivel de inglés.
Un buen profesor .con experiencia .
Muy buenas sensaciones durante el trial lesson, ahora vamos a empezar con las clases y a ver si seguimos mejorando ..... gracias
C'est un formidable professeur qui est à l'écoute de ses élèves. Il est ponctuel, perfectionniste et me donne envie de me surpasser chaque jour dans l'apprentissage de la langue. Je recommande fortement ce professeur. Il est passionné par ce qu'il fait.
maria jose sanchez sanchez
It was great. So happy to be earning with Ruan.
Jorge H.
Ruan is a very good teacher and what is the most important a really nice person. I´m pretty sure that we will go to the next level of english together.
Juanjo Martín
Ruan is a very dedicated professional and has a lot of passion for his job. I strongly recommended to everyone who wants to take his/her English skills to the next level
Have fun!
Ruan es un profesor estupendo. Tiene mucha paciencia. Explica las cosas muy bien. En tan solo un mes he notado mucho progreso en mi pronunciación y habla en inglés.
Muy buen profesor y tiene mucho interés. Muy agradable y preocupado en la formación de sus alumnos. Me envía tareas para practicar. Hacemos mucho speaking con lo que me sirve para practicar el vocabulario y entender mejor.
Oksana Fitsaj
I am very satisfied with Ruan's teaching methods, explaining things during the lesson.
Muy buen profesor, las conversaciones son amenas y deja tareas para luego conversarlas en clase. Con las pocas clases en las que he estado, he sentido mejoras. Totalmente recomendado!! :)
Blanca Miranda
I have really liked the way he strisctures the lessons
Very helpful person, perfect to learn english!
Margarita Caso
Excelente. Muy agradable, flexible, e inteligente oara saber qué hay que fortalecer de acuerdo a tu nivel de inglés
Rayane Afpavillion
Very good teacher. He is a good listener.
Carmen Suarez
Ruan's disposition is quite unique and rare. He has a plethora of great knowledge. I have thoroughly enjoyed and greatly benefited from two sessions with him, thus far and look forward to my lessons in the next weeks and then some. Truly quite knowledgeable about the English language and teaching. It is a great investment to have him as my teacher! Superb!
M. Pilar Rojo
he is a nice person 🤗
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