I am a qualified primary teacher and I've been teaching now for 10 years. The reason I started teaching was because I wanted to give children something I didn't get when I was younger - enthusiastic teaching and expert knowledge with someone who cares. I really enjoy seeing children grasp new concepts, have fun and move forward in their subjects. This drives me on and motivates me to always achieve more. I teach from age 7-14. As well as junior school level, I also teach the 11+ GL for Bucks.
I have also been teaching Spanish since I obtained my Spanish 2.1 degree in 1997. I have a real passion for the language and am eager to teach others in the most fun and educational way possible. I am a patient teacher who always tailors his lessons to the tutee's needs. I have lots of experience. Whether you want conversational Spanish or something more demanding, I'm sure I can help.
I make sure that students have the confidence to advance in their subject as quickly as possible. Encouragement and support is vital especially in the early stages when the students and I are getting to know one another. My teaching philosophy is based on building confidence early, creating a good rapport with my students, assessing students' needs, then using a sound subject knowledge to communicate those concepts effectively.
I have been working in education for over 10 years now. I have tutored Spanish since my language degree in 1997. I am passionate about teaching Spanish and will always seek to tailor your needs with my skills and experience straight away. Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced student, I will provide you with the skills you need to become more confident in the language quickly. During my time as a teacher in school I was head of modern foreign languages.
It is really important to do an assessment first, then I can clearly identify any gaps in subject knowledge. This can be done for homework. Then together we can be more productive in our sessions. Subsequent lessons will be a combination of assessment and teaching.
Most of my work comes from recommendations. I have had very good results so far (please see customer feedback).
My charge of £45.00 an hour includes:
• at least half an hour of thorough planning time for each bespoke lesson
• one hour’s lesson
• good amount of homework
• all resources
• travel up to a radius of about 5 miles (or you are welcome to come to me in Tring)
|Languages||English (British), Spanish|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Middlesex University||1997||Bachelors||2:1 Spanish with Third World Studies|
|Watford College||1993||College||B grades English Language & Communication studies|
|Unpublished feedback (Usually negative)||0|