Private lessons

If you need private tutoring for Icelandic as second language, I might be the teacher you’re looking for.

Rakel sitjandi í rauðum hægindastól
Ég heiti Rakel Sigurgeirsdóttir

About me


  • 2021 – MA in information science and knowledge distribution
  • 2020 – diploma in web communication
  • 1995 – education and pedagogy for teaching qualification
  • 1994 – BA in Icelandic


  • 2016 – private teacher
  • 2011 – second language teacher in Icelandic at Mímir
  • 2000-2010 ISAT-teacher at secondary school in Akureyri
  • 1995-2010 Icelandic teacher at secondary school in Akureyri


  • language learning
  • design
  • UX
  • education
  • books
  • tution
  • travels


I focus on adult students that live in Iceland and want to get toutoring in person. I can also offer online lessons.

I live in Grafarvogur in Reykjavík and I am able to teach from my home. Bus number 6 stops right next to my house.


Each lesson counts as one hour = 50 minutes of instruction + 10 minutes for reviewing homework and preparing for the next lesson.*

ScenarioPrice per lesson
1 lesson (60 min teaching)10.000 ISK
*10 lessons for 10-15 weeks (50 +10 min)9.000 ISK
*10 lessons for 5-7 weeks (50 + 10 min)8.500 ISK

In general, tution is paid for in advance. Those who are entitled to a grant from their union receive a receipt to enclose an application for it.

Unions cover 75%-100% of the fees for Icelandic language courses.

Terms and conditions

☛ Lessons cancelled with less than a 24 hours notice are charged. Given more notice, lessons are rescheduled free of charge

☛ You attend the first lesson without commitments. By the end of that lesson, you have hopefully figured out if you have found the right tutor for you. Then you can decide to either pay for one lesson, or to pay in advance for 10 lessons or more (see options and prices above).


Classes are available between 1:00 and 4:00 PM on weekdays (Mondays – Fridays). It’s possible to request a lesson later in the day on Mondays and Wednesdays, and I also might have some availabilities on Friday mornings.

Lesson Arrangment

The lessons arrangement and subjects largely depend on each students language level and goals. In the beginning, the main focus is generally on vocabulary and other basics.

To a large extent the teaching takes place in all kinds of conversations. Great emphasis is placed on learning-by-doing and gamification, because it’s essential to have fun while learning.

Like all other students’ work, homework also depends on the goals and wishes of each student. For example, some students want to read and have conversations about what they read, some want, and need, to practice basic grammar, and then there are those who want to improve their vocabulary by going through interactive online activities.

Study material

The choice of study material depends mainly on the student’s capabilities in the language and what they want to get out of the lessons.

I have used a wide variety of study materials. These include: my own content, study materials from others, online content and news.

Updated, January 12, 2022