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Spanish

Hourly Rate
Primary £20.00
Secondary £30.00
GCSE £35.00
A-Level £35.00
University £40.00
Casual Learner £35.00

Latin

Hourly Rate
Secondary £30.00
GCSE £35.00
A-Level £35.00
University £40.00
Casual Learner £35.00

Greek (Ancient)

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Secondary £30.00
GCSE £35.00
A-Level £35.00
University £40.00
Casual Learner £35.00

Classical Civilisation

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Primary £20.00
Secondary £30.00
GCSE £35.00
A-Level £35.00
University £40.00
Casual Learner £35.00

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Personal Description:

Dear learners,

My name is María , I was born in Málaga (Spain) and I came to England two years ago to develop my career as a Spanish teacher. I hold QTS: Qualified Teacher Status and I have trained specifically to teach Spanish as a foreign language using the most up-to-date teaching methods.

What do I offer?:

I offer excellent comprehensive Spanish tuition and courses for all ages and levels, at all school and degree levels, from complete beginners to proficiency, aimed at developing the students’ ability to understand, speak, read and write in Spanish. Courses are arranged according to the level of the students and private tuition is tailored to particular needs.

1. Spanish at school levels:
Primary – Key Stage 1 and 2 (KS1 and KS2)
Secondary – Key Stage 3 and 4 (KS3 and KS4)
GCSE and IGSCE
A-levels (AS and A2)

1.1. Preparation for GCSE and A Level:
We will be using different strategies to improve fluency and interaction during oral presentations and, at the same time, to master written Spanish. The aim is to achieve an excellent level of language competence across all the skills on which students will be examined.

3. School Entrance and Scholarship exams:
Lively Spanish tuition covering Common Entrance and Scholarship exams.

4. General Spanish courses and tuition:
A1-A2, B1-B2 and C1-C2 at the CEFR.

5. Business Spanish

6. Spanish for specific purposes

7. Preparation for DELE
In order to face the last step in the process of learning Spanish: the DELE exam.

My mission is to give you more confidence in using your Spanish, and the methods I propose will help you learn all you need to know quickly and easily. You will improve your fluency in spoken Spanish and acquire a thorough understanding of grammar to the level you require.

Do not hesitate to contact me for further information.

References are available upon request.

Yours faithfully,
María .

Tutoring Experience:

My teaching experience over five years of tutoring 1:1 and small groups to students of all ages and teaching during my practical placements as part of my postgraduate studies have impacted on my understanding of teaching, the role of teacher and myself as a potential teaching/learning assistant. It has also given me the opportunity to put into practice theoretical knowledge and helped develop skills.

Some relevant experience in UK schools comes from my voluntary work at Blenheim High School, Epsom, Surrey. I managed to get six full days doing classroom observation, helping with the delivery of Spanish at KS3, KS4 and KS5, and participating in lessons, which I approached as an exercise to enhance the skills I had gained previously and gain others:
- A good understanding of the National Curriculum and the key stages and age ranges.
- A good understanding of the Secondary Curriculum.
- An ability to present information effectively.
- An ability to capture the attention of the students.
- An ability to cope with groups and timing.

Other experience of interest is my practical placement at The Spanish Primary and Secondary School Vicente Cañada Blanch in London, where I specialized in teaching Latin and worked with high school students at A-Level for 16 weeks. Throughout this placement, I learnt to plan lessons considering long and short-term objectives, I learnt about classroom organization and how groups or activities are set out and prepared. An enthusiasm for, and understanding of my subject and teaching in general were increased during this practical placement. Teaching is fascinating. Every person is unique. Furthermore, I worked with Primary School Children and helped with the delivery of Spanish. I gained the ability to adapt teaching styles to the needs of the group of pupils, be sensitive to the needs of children, flexible and adaptable.

I would also like to mention the experience gained in other contexts involving children and young people such as working as a live-in au-pair for two English families in Cobham and Epsom, Surrey, and volunteering to manage groups of school students from any age-range at Selwo Marina Dolphinarium, guiding them around the park, meeting the animals and learning about nature.

On the other hand, I was a volunteer museum guide in Málaga, Spain, showing Greek Pottery from The Archeological Museum of Madrid to groups of school students and adults for one month in an itinerary exposition called The Garden of Hesperides. Besides, I was a volunteer helper for the Department of Greek at University of Málaga where I contributed and committed to the department as a whole.

Tutoring Approach:

Communicate approach & task-based approach

Qualifications:

  • Instituto Cervantes and University of Roehampton (2014) - Graduate in Spanish Language Teaching to Adults (Other) (✘ Not On File)
  • National College for Teaching and Leadership (2014) - Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) (✘ Not On File)
  • National Distance University of Spain (2013) - Official Master's Degree in Secondary, Further and Professional Education and Language Teaching (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Malaga (2012) - Degree in Classical Philology (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
Native Language: Spanish
Additional Languages: English (British), Greek, Latin, Latin
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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