Information About Begona - Hinckley teacher - (22 reviews)
This is how 2 referees rated Begona:
Teaching … my true vocation in life. If someone were to ask me what is the best thing that I can do with my life, I would answer without any doubt "Teaching". I love teaching and learning at the same time, in fact, I usually say that I cannot remember a day in my life without studying or learning something new.
I consider myself reliable, methodical, punctual with friendly manners and empathic.
Today I am teaching Spanish at Hinckley & Nuneaton College. Additionally, I teach privately and I deliver Spanish courses to companies such as Jaguar and public institutions such as the National Crime **Contact Detail Removed** (NCA). I collaborated as a Spanish teacher with Sidney Stringer Academy (GCSE) when I was completing my Diploma in Education and Training at the University of Warwick. Additionally, I obtained my QTLs (Qualified Teacher Status) and become a professional membership of the Education and Training Foundation.
I have enjoyed teaching Spanish to people of all ages, the youngest being just 6 years old and the oldest being over 70. I teach all levels, from complete beginners, young learners, GCSE, A' Level or degree level as well as adults wishing to learn a few phrases for holidays or business trips, or people who plan to live in Spain.
I have a large experience in several Public High Schools in Spain and in private education as well.
I taught in an Adult Education Public Centre where I prepared the access exam to University (Literacy, Maths and Science).
In addition, I taught several modules of programming: J2EE, PHP, C++ POO, C, PL/SQL, MySQL and Oracle DDBB. I developed web applications including shopping cards, using Mode-View-Controller architecture pattern, PDO, Sql, Singleton pattern, OOP, CSS, Dreamweaver, Html, XML, Doxygen, UML …etc. I have a Master Degree in Java and I developed websites with Struts, Ibatis, Spring, JSP, JQuery … .
Furthermore, I taught Spanish language to Erasmus Students in my country.
I make my lessons as interactive and enjoyable as possible using all kind of activities, flashcards, games, music, art and stories. It is amazing how quickly children, teenager and adults pick up the language in a natural way, without stress. I try to teach not only a language but also the Spanish lifestyle, cuisine, customs and culture.
I have had experience working in both the public (5 years) and private sectors (6 years) of education and have taught students of different age groups which has enabled me to develop the skills and abilities required to be able to encourage and promote the students best potential. I am able to set priorities, identify problems and focus my attention and energy on resolving these issues. Most importantly, I like to find new and creative ways of teaching that motivate and encourage the students to learn in an enjoyable and challenging environment.
A good classroom session is never the result of improvisation or chance, so, I have made this my motto "90 percent of transpiration, 10 percent talent" for organising, planning contents, goals, time, procedures and of course paying special care and attention to diversity in the class, adapting myself to the real needs of the pupils.
Spanish language is a beautiful and useful language because of the growing populations and economies of many Spanish-speaking countries and their growing international tourism as well. I love my mother language and I like to teach it to you. In person, with Skype … everything is a good idea if you want to learn … because, where there is a wish there is a way…
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Additional Languages: English (British), Spanish
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Society for Education and Training (2017) - QTLS (QTS) (✔ On File)
- Warwick University (2016) - Diploma in Education and Training (DET) (Other) (✔ On File)
- Izertis (2012) - Master Degree in J2EE (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Oviedo University (2002) - Technical Engineering in Computer Management (Other) (✔ On File)
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Eres muy amable.
Also if you are travelling from a distance then helps the parents to fell comfortable whilst waiting!
I would highly recommend her
You are an excellent student so it is easy for my to help you with your Spanish!
It is easy to teach students like you.
Gracias por estas palabras tan amables. It is always easy to teaching people who want to learn and you are one of them.
Also, you are a very nice woman, always laughing … so, I enjoy the lessons with you.
Un saludo guapa!
Both are very good students and it is my pleasure to teach you both. I always enjoy our lessons.
You both are fantastic students and also, you both work very hard. For my part, I enjoy every lesson because you both are engaged with your learning, and this is so important.
Once again, thanks.
Thanks for your kind words.
It is always easy to teach good and motivated students and you are one of them.
Once again thanks.
Thank you very much for your kind words. It is my pleasure to teach someone so motivated as you. I love designing challenging activities, which may help students in their learning journey. Also, if you have fun and enjoy whilst learning, I cannot ask for more.
A great start!
Thank you very much for your kind words.
The best reward for a teacher is to see improvements with the students.
I am happy you like the activities, I carefully prepare them in order to meet your requirements.
Elspeth is improving every day because she is an excellent student and the most important thing, she wants to learn.
You must be proud of her, she is brilliant, polite and persistent.
She very professional, patient, friendly and has a very good way of teaching her mother tongue.
I have had a number of Spanish tutor in the past and I think that Begona is by far the best. Gerry.
Teaching good students is always easy !!