I have over 12 years experience of living and working in Spain, living in the regions of The Basque country and Valencia. Throughout those years I have not only learnt Spanish fluently but also learnt how its people use that language in context. I am also qualified in Documentary Photography to a university degree level. I have worked as an EFL teacher in Spain and also as a freelance photographer giving photography classes and workshops to students of all levels and ages. I have not only worked as a published reportage photographer, covering assignments in the north of Spain but also undertaken wedding and portraiture work. As a photographer and tutor I offer an in-depth knowledge of darkroom practice as well as digital software editing(i.e. Photoshop, Capture One Pro, Lightroom), having worked both with film and digital media over the past 15 years.
I am a qualified TEFL teacher and have taught both English and Spanish privately and under contract for language academies based in Spain. I have taught students of all ages ranging from 11 to 65 years of age. I have a current CRB check as I have worked with young people on winter and summer residential camps for the past ten years. I also have over ten years experience in giving photography classes and workshops to young learners and adults at all levels. I have taught an extensive range of photographic genres, with students of mixed abilities and ages.
My approach to teaching is contextual and task based. I plan and work to the individual needs of the pupil(s), making sure that the classes are fun, interesting and relaxed. I believe with these elements the student feels more stimulated and the information in the learning process is absorbed more easily. One important factor is to concentrate on the student's individual learning potential by giving them confidence and positive feedback throughout the lesson. I can also use such tools as Skype and a whiteboard to provide online distance learning, when travel is not possible for myself or the tutee.
|Languages||English (British), Italian, Spanish|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Wales, Newport||2000||Bachelors||BA(Hons) Documentary Photography (First Class Honours)|
|Cambridge University, Cambridge||2005||Other||CELTA-Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages|
|Unpublished feedback (Usually negative)||0|
|Media / Communication Studies|