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Spanish

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

Psychology

Hourly Rate
Primary £20.00
Secondary £20.00
GCSE £20.00
A-Level £20.00

Sociology

Hourly Rate
Primary £20.00
Secondary £20.00
GCSE £20.00
A-Level £20.00

Philosophy / Critical Thinking

Hourly Rate
Primary £20.00
Secondary £20.00
GCSE £20.00
A-Level £20.00

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Personal Description:

Who am I? I'm an enthusiastic and innovate Spanish professional with almost 20 years of experience in different sectors and professions like marketing, advertising and teaching in several Spanish companies.

What am I currently doing? Always looking for new projects, nowadays I am seting up a company to spread the Spanish culture and language in the UK, with the aim of turning it into a profitable business and making the world a better place to live in.

What I like to do in my free time? Passionate for the sports and the culture I like write, read, cinema, museums and travel. I also practice yoga and Pilates and I am like to go running and walking in the mountains.

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Tutoring Experience:

What did I study? I studied Philosophy at "Universitat de Barcelona". After that I was obtained my QTS qualification in Spain, which is validated in UK. Also I studied Humanities and Media at "Universitat Pompeu Fabra" in Barcelona.

What am I currently studying? I will start in January the Spanish teacher course as a foreign Language, at "Instituto Cervantes", in Leeds. Currently, I am studying my Level 2 ESOL English Language Course in York College.

What experience do I have like a teacher? I have some years' experience like a Spanish teacher in Barcelona in "El Lloc de la Dona". I also worked like a humanistic teacher in "Isfyes" Academy (Barcelona), for teachers who wanted to work in states schools. On the other hand I have a lot of experience in different Schools in Barcelona as a teacher assistant for many years. Also I have worked more than seven years in Media and Advertising department of a big company in Spain.

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Tutoring Approach:

What is my bases of Language learning? My bases of Languages learning focuses in the widely tested thesis that the Language are learned by context. Based on it, the centre of learning becomes the student and his interests. The Spanish Language becomes the vehicle of expressing these interests, so learning it becomes easy and fun, as when we were toddlers and learned our mother tongue. Grammar and writing is something that my students learn after this natural process.

What is my bases of Philosophy learning? Philosophy is something that could seem really difficult for secondary students, but in fact could be funny if we can put in the centre of the study the philosopher text and connect it with everything that matters to young people, like music, the future, the university, the love or the friendship. Sure it is better study the great philosopher of the world through their text directly and connect it about young people, instead to study great and difficult theories that they can't understand or they aren't interested about.

What kind of tools do I use to put it in practice? I am a fan of the new technologies. I believe that its implementation is really great for the learning of children and adults. I think it's true in all the subjects, but specially in Language studies. So the used of videos, tablets, apps, audios etc. in my classes are very common. I addition the young people love it, so it is double motivation for him.

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

Qualifications:

  • Universitat de Barcelona (1995) - 2:1 (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Universitat de Barcelona (1995) - 1st (Masters) (✔ On File)

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