Information About Gema - Surbiton teacher - (10 reviews)
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I am a native Spanish speaker and fully qualified teacher in the UK.
am a qualified teacher with experience teaching in several secondary schools in London. I have also been helping GCSE and A Level students to prepare for their Spanish exams through private tuition for several years. As a result, I am particularly familiar with the exam specifications of Edexcel and AQA Examination Boards.
At present, as well as working as a private tutor I teach GCSE/ A Level Spanish at an independent school, and I work as a Part-time Bilingual Support Worker with Surrey County Council supporting pupils with Spanish as a first language in Primary and Secondary schools.
Languages are often perceived as a difficult and boring subject to learn, for this reason I am particular interested in teaching grammar communicatively using authentic resources whenever possible. Also, for one to one tutoring I try to learn as much as possible about the needs of the student so I can tailor the lessons accordingly.
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- London Metropolitan University (2011) - Spanish with French (PGCE) (✔ On File)
- London Metropolitan University (2011) - Spanish with French (QTS) (✔ On File)
- The Open University (2009) - BSc (Honours) Psychology 2:1 (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- The Open University (2007) - BA Open Art (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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Gema helped give Alex the confidence in speaking Spanish and offered encouragement for him to think differently - and more appropriately - about the answers expected to exam questions. As my son was doing an exam board Gema was not familiar with she accessed information about his course outline so could offer constructive advice about how to attempt his particular curriculum. She was also quietly firm with him when necessary (if he hadn't completed some work they had mutually agreed he could do),which he responded well to.
I have no doubt that without Gema's input my son would not have done as well as he did. He moved up a grade between AS and A levels, doubled his retake AS oral exam score, and is now studying Hispanic Studies at the University of Kent.
I have no hesitation in recommending Gema unreservedly, and we are glad that we found her through First Tutors.
C M Collins, West Ewell, Surrey
Thanks very much for yesterday's lesson, it was extremely useful. I was puzzled about what I had learned regarding 'playing with the subjunctive' and also about deciding whether the letter 'a' signified to him/her, for him/her or from him/her. You have stopped me worrying about the first question and given me some useful tips for helping me with the second. I also feel much more confident about my English accent because you have told me I speak very clearly in spite of this!