Information About Nicholas - Manchester tutor
This is how 2 referees rated Nicholas:
I have always been fascinated by languages. I was fortunate to gain a place at Oxford, where I could pursue my interest further. I graduated with a 2:1 including a Distinction in oral Spanish and Portuguese. I am lucky in that I have lived and worked in both Spain and South America for BP Exploration International, using my language skills on a daily basis.
Recently, I changed career and I'm currently studying Medicine with European Studies (Spanish) at the University of Manchester.
I have taught English as a foriegn language both in the UK and overseas. I have had experience in teaching Spanish to University students here in Manchester. I very much enjoyed helping people to develop their Spanish and I encourage students to aim for depth and accuracy in their spoken language.
I am genuinely passionate about ensuring people fulfill their potential. I firmly believe that everyone is equally capable of speaking a foreign language well provided that they are given consistent encouragement and support. I cultivate spoken fluency and confidence by building a deep understanding of grammar and challenging students to learn vocabulary and idioms.
I have first hand knowledge of the Oxford system and am capable of advising students about interview proceedures and techniques e.g. How to prepare for interview, which books to read, how to come across, which college to choose, and which subjects to read.
Additional Languages: Portuguese, Spanish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (2008) - Supply Chain Management (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
- University of Oxford (2004) - MA Spanish & Portuguese (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- Salesian College (2000) - A-level Spanish (A), A-level French (A), A-level History (A) (College) (✘ Not On File)
- Salesian College (1998) - French (A*), Spanish (A*), History (A), Chemistry (A), English Language (A), Religious Studies (A), Biology (B), English Literature (B), Combined Science (B,B) (School) (✘ Not On File)