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Price GuideOnline Lessons
Price Guide
Beginner £21.00£19.95
Intermediate £21.00£19.95


Price GuideOnline Lessons
Price Guide
Beginner £21.00£19.95
Intermediate £21.00£19.95


Price GuideOnline Lessons
Price Guide
Beginner £21.00£19.95
Intermediate £21.00£19.95
Advanced £21.00£19.95

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Personal Description:

AVAILABLE: Sunday to Tuesday.

Native Portuguese speaker, fluent in English, with good conversational Spanish and basic understanding of Italian.

Part-time Maths Lecturer, with over 3 years of experience in teaching English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Relevant Qualifications:
OCR A-Level Portuguese - A (2008) : and first language.
Edexcel GCSE Spanish - A* (2006)
English (ET Equivalent to AQA GCSE Higher Level) - B (2014)

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Teaching Experience:

Over 1500 hours of teaching.

Top 5 subjects:
- GCSE Maths (490 hours)
- Beginner Portuguese (230 hours)
- English for Beginners (230 hours)
- A-Level Music Technology (137 hours)
- GCSE Spanish (100 hours)

Teaching Approach:

My sessions follow a planned scheme of work suited for the qualification/aim the tutees are seeking, tailored to their needs. I also encourage tutees to engage in out-of-lessons reading, writing, and online practice. I follow a philosophy where any subject is accessible to anyone, so that I am committed to work with every tutee whether they are new to the language or already have some experience.

Language sessions will include reading, writing, pronunciation and speaking, listening, literature and culture, and of course lots of grammar and vocabulary! We will discuss whether you prefer the session should be entirely in the new language. For long term tutees, sessions will take a linear progression from foundation to more advanced, to check that all basic knowledge and understanding of the language is covered and well retained.
For young children, sessions will include learning through song and stories to develop love for the new language.
Tutees that have some experience in the target language will typically complete an initial assessment test, so the lessons can be pitched at the right level.

My preferred teaching methods include learning through song, role-play, repetition (I try to make it interesting by giving it a twist), learning from questions, verbal story-inventing games, test practice, real-life application, and lecturing.

I have a very patient approach yet challenging my students to achieve better and better. My tutees would describe me as organised, hard-working, punctual, approachable, encouraging, inspiring, supporting, flexible, and celebrating their every success.

Available online: Skyp', FaceTime, and e-mail.

Cancellations: 24-hour policy.

More details will be listed in the tuition agreement.

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Native Language: Portuguese
Additional Languages: English (British), Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • Birmingham City University (2015) - Post-compulsory Education Teaching (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • University of the West of England (2012) - Audio and Music Technology (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Hereford Sixth Form College (2008) - A-levels: Portuguese, Mathematics, Music Technology. AS: Physical Education, Product Design, Further Mathematics (College) (✔ On File)
  • Whitecross High School Hereford (2006) - GCSE: Spanish, Science (Double Award), Mathematics, D&T: Graphics (School) (✔ On File)

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