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As can see from my CV, I have a degree in History (Bachelor of Arts) as well as two Masters in Advanced Studies (DEA) (M.Phil.) on Medieval and Modern Times, hence most of my experience has been focused on Medieval Spanish History research, paying significant attention to rural landscape, human settlement and social conditions of the peasantry, that being the reason why I became a collaborator and external assessor for different specialized journals. Moreover as well as taking part in an archaeological intervention as a history researcher and advisor, I had the opportunity to give two lectures on specific subjects related to the late medieval period.
All these activities have granted me a vast experience in working in archives and libraries, utilizing technological resources applied to history in addition to paleographical skills, a wide knowledge of Latin and a great capacity of communication on oral or written way according to the common terminology and techniques in the profession.
All my work has been undertaken in order to reconstruct all elements concerning the day-to-day life of medieval peasantry under the jurisdiction of overlords in Galician territory (North West of Spain). With regard to this line of research I addressed several issues such as landscape transformation in farming, agrarian practices, dwelling and habitat, feudal income, peasant resistance and rebellion, as well as, the early medieval village as nucleus of social structure and scene of feudalization. Points in question raised in several articles which can be found on
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Due to my concern about increasing my knowledge in this field I am currently working in a comparative study aimed to identify similarities and differences from social conditions of English and Galician medieval landholders. Therefore, despite the fact that my experience in the research field is focused on Spanish local medieval history, English history is also familiar to me.
In respect of my personal development in the teaching field, I have successfully carried out different certified courses, held at Camilo José Cela University (Spain), with the aim to consolidate my training as a teacher, including the in-depth seminars in basic pedagogical grounds such as tutorial performance and assessment in Secondary and Higher Education, all of which has been in tune with my committed vocation for teaching. Concerning the mentioned vocation, I attended a six week educational programme called ‘British Educational System Theory and Practice’ at the Training Partnership in Torbay, South Devon. During this course I completed modules in curriculum theory and practice, inclusion, safeguarding, child protection, the role of the OFSTED inspection, the QTS process, classroom management techniques, performance management and target setting, cultural awareness, professional development and career pathways.
I have had the opportunity to put my training into practice by tutoring both GCSE and A-Levels’ private students, as well as working as a Spanish teacher/assistant at Chobham Academy, not forgetting my role as a Spanish language assistant at St. Anne’s Catholic High School for Girls, and Kelmscott Secondary School, respectively, institutions, all of them where I have developed and implemented Spanish classroom lessons together with grammar and pronunciation assignments for KS3, KS4 and KS5 students. To this valuable teaching experience, must be added my role as a Spanish tutor at Leytonstone Youth Matters, which gave me the chance to interact with GCSE’s students, resolving their doubts in order to overcome their weaknesses regarding the Spanish subject. In addition to the mentioned before, over the last few years I attended Brixham Church of England Primary School, as a TA and MFL language assistant, not forgetting my role as a history teacher at Juan de Austria Secondary School in Barcelona (Spain) and my teaching training at LAL Language Centres in Torbay, institutions where I gained valuable experience of different English and Spanish teaching methodology.
Throughout my teaching career, I have gained considerable experience providing solutions for students to be able to enjoy a pleasant and stimulating learning environment, and my aims have always been focused on encouraging pupils to achieve their potential by stimulating their enthusiasm for learning.
I am a supportive and enthusiastic tutor committed to encourage students to achieve their potential by stimulating their enthusiasm for learning and also their determination to succeed in completing a better comprehension of the Spanish language. I possess extensive knowledge of contemporary teaching methods and have immense subject knowledge and enthusiasm, as well as, a genuine interest in educating others.
After the corresponding assessment of student’s weaknesses and strengths, the aim of my teaching style is bound to meet the specific learning needs of each particular student. With the support of a wide range of visual, auditory and writing resources, the purpose of my teaching is provide students with enough skills and expertise to fulfil their Spanish speaking, listening, writing and reading goals.
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