Skip to main content

Information About Marcela - Coombe (Croydon) teacher -

Profile Picture

Marcela's profile picture


This is how 3 referees rated Marcela:





Languages Taught

Marcela offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!


Price Guide
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00

Map Location

Personal Description:

I grew up in Colombia and therefore Spanish is my first language. Colombians like to pride themselves on speaking the most easy-to-understand Spanish in the Spanish-speaking world! I am also a graduate member of the British Psychological Society as a result of my psychology degree obtained in Colombia. I came over to England to marry my (English) husband in 2003 and obtained my PTLLS qualification in 2011. I have been teaching Spanish on a one to one basis ever since then. Before the pandemic, all my teaching was face to face; now most of it is online via Zoom or Skype. This has resulted in a much wider range of clients who are not necessarily local.

We live in South Croydon with our two children aged 16 and 23, and our fox hound Jack.

Teaching Experience:

When I was working as a psychologist in Colombia I counselled at a school set up for the children of the police force. I held sessions with the children and their parents to discuss behavioural and adolescent issues in an educational environment. Given my background, my culture and my PTLLS qualification, I have a particular knowledge and instinct about how people learn effectively and how I can best help them to achieve their goals in learning Spanish.

I specialise in teaching Adults and students up to intermediate and GCSE level.

Teaching Approach:

My approach is one to one. As explained earlier, I speak extremely clear Spanish. All my lessons are tailored to the exact requirements of the student as every student is different, and they learn in different ways. I always ensure that the subject matter of my lessons is as relevant as possible to what the student wants (and needs) to learn and so they can put their newly acquired Spanish into immediate effect.

I try whenever possible to use the exact same book that the student is using in the classroom so that my service is as closely matched to their requirements as possible. I also focus on the gaps that a student might have in grammar or vocabulary before their exam. For GCSE students, I use previous exam papers (from the same Board they are using) to shore up the student's exam technique.

For online students, I scan and email pdfs of all the material a few days before the lesson so that the student is clearly prepared.

Tutor Resources: (free to download)

Please login or register to download tutor resources.

Native Language: Spanish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • Ascentis (2011) - PTLLS Level 3 (College) (✔ On File)
  • British Psychological Society (2010) - Graduate (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali, Colombia (1996) - Psychology (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

Tags: Coombe (Croydon) Spanish teacher, Coombe (Croydon) Beginner Spanish teacher, Coombe (Croydon) Intermediate Spanish teacher