I am a specialist in Foreign Languages teaching and I am absolutely committed to help students that have experienced difficulties in learning foreign languages. The success of my students is a reward for me.
I have twelve years teaching experience.I lived and worked in Spain, Portugal, France, US and UK. I am currently teaching MFL in a London school. I taught all levels and I taught at the University of California before I moved to UK with my family.
I am experienced in teaching across a range of age groups, including class-based and individual tuition British Spanish, French, Portuguese and Latin GCSEs and A-Levels and also conversational and business ‘survival course’, ‘banking’, Spanish and Portuguese.
For pupils up to 16:
Role-plays is a good way to get students really involved in an exercise and sometimes they don´t have the opportunity to practice it at school as much as the teachers would like and is required for exams.
I use a variety of teaching techniques VAK: visual for the visual learners; auditory techniques as well as is very important for learning foreign languages and Kinesthetic for these kinds of learners.
I plan and arrange classes differently to fit pupils' needs - "it isn't one size fits all!"
Usually when the customer doesn't have any specific topic to learn, I will tailor lessons and set up objectives for each lesson.
Finally, I just want to say that learning a language is more than repeating sentences, so I absolutely agree with the words of Professor Richard Hudson: "What we're moving towards now is teaching which still has the aim of producing fluent language speakers, and still has a lot of emphasis on realistic situations, but with a lot more emphasis on making children aware of how the language actually works."
|Languages||Portuguese, English (British), French, Italian, Latin, Spanish|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Porto||1999||Bachelors||Post Degree in Teaching Foreign Languages|
|UK Department of Education||2003||QTS||Modern Languages and Literature|
|University of Porto||1998||Bachelors||Modern Languages and Literature|
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