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Spanish

Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
Primary £35.00£31.50
Secondary £35.00£31.50
GCSE £35.00£31.50
A-Level £40.00£36.00
University £45.00£40.50
Casual Learner £35.00£31.50

English (Foreign Language)

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Casual Learner £30.00£27.00

Media / Communication Studies

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GCSE £35.00£31.50
A-Level £40.00£36.00
University £45.00£40.50

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Personal Description:

Hola amigos!

I am a native Spanish tutor from Valencia. My teaching career began in 1997 at a prestigious private language school where my students ranged from three year old children to adults in their 60s.

GREAT NEWS!! 98% of my 2016 GCSE and A Level students have obtained A* with merits and A in their final grade.

I appreciate that choosing the right tutor is a very difficult decision, so please take a look at my students` testimonials in the feedback section below, to find out about their learning experience and how I have helped them achieve and surpass their objectives.

Many students have come to me with failing school grades, often due to the poor way Spanish is taught in schools. After just a few sessions, they have seen significant improvement in their grades, a huge confidence boost and a new found love for the subject. Some of my students have won the Spanish Academic Award and many have come top of their class.

As well as helping children succeed in school, I have enabled British families moving to Spain to become fluent in the language, musicians, business leaders and a lady in her 60s who was travelling to Peru to do voluntary work for a Charity helping homeless children and women in prison.

In my spare time I enjoy doing voluntary work to help my community. On Sunday mornings I run an art and music group for young children aged 3 to 12 at my local Parish.

Tutoring Experience:

I have worked as a language tutor for the past 18 years and have experience working in the following teaching environments:

- Primary school- extra curriculum classes
- Private language schools - all levels
- Adult learning
- Business Spanish
- Degree and Post Graduate
- Guest lecturer at the University of Valencia
- Group and one-to-one private tuition
- GCSE, IGCSE and A Level (AS, A2) exam preparation. AQA, Edexel, OCR and Cambridge exam boards.
- Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE). Exam coaching and preparation for all levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2).

Tutoring Approach:

My teaching method focuses on fostering my students' confidence and encouraging the learning to grow and blossom from within. I am enthusiastic, energetic, empathetic, patient and very resourceful. My lessons are tailored to suit my students' individual learning needs and objectives. My clients find my classes fun, memorable and very effective.

I am willing to travel to my students' premises but please note that I charge a £10 travel fee for any journey that exceeds 5 miles each way. This is not only to cover my petrol but also to compensate for my time, as I am unable to work whilst I am driving to and from students' homes. Thank you very much for your understanding.

Recent testimonials:

From Jill - Rating 5/5 - Level: Expert Spanish:

"Paula has tutored my daughter for 3 years from AS to university level and we have been very pleased with the results. Mel became much more confident in speaking and was thrilled with her final A2 results. We have no hesitation in recommending Paula to others. I would also add that Mel always looked forward to her lessons which is, of course, an added bonus!"

From Shona - Rating 5/5 - Level: Expert Spanish:

"Paula has been tutoring me for A2 Spanish for the past year. I am happy to say that she has improved my confidence with tackling Spanish enormously and has always gone above and beyond with giving me her time, resources and help, which I have valued so much. Since Paula provided me with her own resources, it meant that I was able to see Spanish from a better angle, rather than have information just recycled from the internet which my school teachers seemed to prefer! In the past year I have been nominated for a Spanish award in my school, and I am sure that it was aided by Paula's help. I have had a really great experience with Paula tutoring me".

From Mishika Rating 5/5 - Level: Intermediate Spanish:

Absolutely Amazing Tutor!
Paula is fantastic!
She really goes out of her way to explain and organise every session with you. I could not have asked for any better! In one session, Paula explained grammar topics and boosted the confidence of my daughter! She even created worksheets and folders for revision. She is conscientious, a good planner and will immediately focus on what needs to be covered! Paula also has a nice, calm and friendly demeanour which many children would love. She immediately captured my daughter's interest and that helps a great deal in the learning a language process and doing well in the tests and examinations. So happy to have her!

From Helen - Rating 5/5 - Level: GCSE, intermediate Spanish:

"Paula was an excellent tutor for my daughter to boost her GCSE grade. Paula's resources, approach and interaction were excellent and Paula was able to assess areas of weakness quickly and accurately and tailor the tutoring accordingly. She has a great teaching style which gives the pupil confidence in their ability and my daughter felt able to tackle aspects of the GCSE exam, which had previously caused problems by referring to the learning strategies that Paula had shown her. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Paula to anyone who is looking for any level of Spanish tutoring. I only regret not finding Paula sooner."

For more client testimonials, please check out the feedback section below.

Qualifications:

  • Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera (1999) - Communication Science and Media Studies (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera (1997) - Journalism and Public Relations (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
  • Colegio La Purisima, Alzira (1994) - A Levels (School) (✘ Not On File)
Native Language: Spanish
Additional Languages: Catalan, English (British), French, Italian, Russian
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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