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

My name is Rakel Sigurgeirsdóttir. I graduated as a secondary school teacher in Icelandic in the spring of 1995, which means I have almost 30 years of teaching experience. I’ve taught Icelandic as a second language for about 20 years.

Rakel Sigurgeirsdóttir: Einkakennari í íslensku / Private teacher in Icelandic

Fully booked until January 2024.

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
  • 1998-2008 part-time teaching at the University of Akureyri
  • 1995-2010 Icelandic teacher at secondary school in Akureyri


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

Testimonials from my students

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

I focus on adult students that live in Iceland
and prefer "classroom" tutoring
I can also offer online lessons.
I focus on adult students that
live in Iceland
and on in-person tutoring.
I can also offer online lessons.
  • Lessons are available between 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM on Mondays to Thursday.
  • It’s possible to request a lesson on Fridays from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

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.

It’s essential to have fun while learning

The choice of study materials depends mainly on your capabilities in the language and what you want to get out of the lessons.

Students can of course bring their own study materials, but so far a vast majority have chosen to use some form or combination of:

In terms of homework, its scope and content depend primarily on the goals and wishes of each student.

  • For example, some students want to read a text and have a conversation based on its content.
  • Many students want and need to practice basic grammar.
  • And then there are those who want to improve their vocabulary and comprehension through interactive projects.

These are just a few examples of emphases, but of course the focus and subject can vary a lot.

Updated August 10. 2023